B.A. in Mental Health and Human Services

Available start dates for the program:  See Academic Calendar

Program language: English or Bilingual(English and Spanish)

Available Schedules: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 7:00PM-10:00PM or 9:00AM-12:00PM, Saturday from 7:00AM-7:30PM 

Educational offering are delivered through distance education(hybrid)

 

Program Description

Designed in response to a national and state-wide need, the university's B.A. Program in Mental Health and Human Services prepares students for employment in a variety of community-based human services. Graduates of the Bachelor’s degree program can pursue successful professional careers involving crisis stabilization, case management, psychosocial and vocational rehabilitation, job coaching, community support work, crisis shelter management, and other services in a variety of agencies and institutions.

 

The coursework for the Bachelor’s degree in Mental Health and Human Services is blend of psychology, mental health, human services and liberal arts, while an internship provides students with the opportunity to work in a human service, mental health, or substance abuse rehabilitation agency.

 

Students completing the B.A. Program will gain valuable skills in handling crises, managing case loads, and representing others through advocacy. They will be able to conduct intake interviews, prepare and write reports, develop individual service plans (ISPs), administer job assistance programs, and provide coaching for life changes.

Bachelor of Arts in Mental Health and Human Services 

Upon completion of the B.A. in Mental Health and Human Services at Jose maria Vargas University, students will be able to: 

  • Demonstrate the clinical skills of screening, assessment, treatment planning, termination, referral and education and promotion. 

  • Explain the history, current state and nature of mental health and human services professions as well as the theoretical orientations that apply to clinical and counseling settings. 

  • Explains the nature of behavior and recognizes mental and behavioral disorders  

  • Integrate technology to the clinical and counseling settings 

  • List psychological Assessment and use quantitative and empirical reasoning to analyze and draw conclusions 

  • Demonstrate the skills needed to handle crises, manage caseloads, and represent others through advocacy. 

  • Conduct intake interviews, prepare, and write reports, develop individual service plans (ISPs), administer job assistance programs, and provide coaching for life changes. 

  • Practice of an ethical and lawful behavior 

  • Pursue the Behavioral Health Technician Certificates or the Certified Addiction Professional, the Certified Addiction Counselor, and the Certified Addiction Specialist awarded by the Florida Certification Board