Psychiatric Technician 1 assist patients who suffer from a variety mental impairments like dementia. They work under the direction of a licence provider or nurse in a variety of health care settings.
This is an online class with one in person class on 10/10/24 from 9:00 am - 3:00 pm on the Twin Falls Campus at the HSHS building in Room 104.

What will I learn?

This program develops entry-level caregivers by providing them with basic understanding and skills needed to help assist patients that suffer from mental impairments. Students are taught the necessary skills and knowledge to identify behaviors and implement interventions that minimize adverse behavior while still maintaining patient dignity and well being.

Walk Away With

Participants who successfully complete this program will receive a Mental Health First Aid Certificate through the National Council for Mental Wellbeing and are eligible to take the Mental Health Technician Exam through the AAPTC.

Who Should Attend?

This is for anyone who is interested in working in the medical field and wanting to work with patients who suffer from mental health or dementia disorders.

Prerequisite is a current C.N.A. certification and completion of the Advanced C.N.A. course

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Instructor Bio

Kristy O'Laughlin