Mental Health Technicians 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.

What will I learn?

This program develops entry level care givers 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 that successfully complete this program will receive a Mental Health First Aid Certificate through the National council for Mental Wellbing 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 help or Dementia disorders.

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

Instructor Bio

Sue Jones has been a professional nurse for 44 years here in the Magic Valley. During her career, she has worked for Twin Falls Clinic and Hospital, Idaho Home Health & Hospice, St. Alphonsus and now the College of Southern Idaho. She finds great satisfaction in teaching the CNA course at both the Twin Falls and Burley campuses. Sue demonstrates her passion for students as an adviser for the HOSA Future Health Professionals (CSI chapter) and currently serves as the treasurer for the Idaho state board of HOSA. Sue and her husband raised their four sons in Twin Falls and now are enjoy their 10 grandchildren.

Megan Humble is a Certified Adult and Youth Mental Health Instructor, as well as a QPR Suicide Prevention Gatekeeper Instructor with Connect Hope Magic Valley. She is passionate about bringing suicide prevention and mental health awareness education to the Magic Valley. Megan enjoys spending time with her husband and 4 children, playing pickleball, watching Broadway shows, and enjoying the outdoors.