Mental Health Rehabilitation

Minor in Mental Health Rehabilitation

College of Arts and Sciences

Department of Psychology

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Minor Description

The Mental Health Rehabilitation Technician (MHRT/Community) Certification is one of the most needed certifications in the state of Maine.  It is required for persons working in positions funded by the Maine Department of Health and Human Services as well as other human service organizations.  The University of New England Psychology Department has been approved by the state to offer a program of study that provides full certification upon graduation.  There are two ways students can achieve this certification at UNE:  (1) they can major in Psychology and take specific course work as electives that will complete the program requirements, or (2) they can declare the minor in Mental Health Rehabilitation.   Upon graduation, students need only to send an official copy of their transcript and the completed paperwork to the Muskie School Center for Learning, and no additional payment is required.  The paperwork to be completed can be downloaded at:   For more information, contact either the Department of Psychology Chair or Professor Cathleen Ferrick at 

Honors Program

We offer qualified students the option of participating in our Honors Program ( ) and graduating with Honors. This includes significant research, scholarship or creative activity under the direction of a faculty member.

Curricular Requirements

Students completing the following 7 courses will be awarded a minor in Mental Health Rehabilitation and are eligible for MHRT/C certification from the state of Maine:   

Course                                                                                                                           Credits

PSY105  Introduction to Psychology                                                                   3
PSY 205   Abnormal Psychology                                                                             3
PSY 250  Lifespan Development                                                                            3
PSY 236  Mental Health and Society                                                                   3
PSY 318  Community Psychology                                                                         3

           OR PSY 300 Psychology Internship I
SOC 240  Race, Class, and Gender                                                                       3
PSY 410  Theories of Clinical/Counseling Psychology                              3

          OR  PSY295 Listening and Communication Skills


TOTAL CREDITS:                                                                                                            21

Learning Outcomes

A student with a major in another department may minor in Mental Health Rehabilitation with the approval of the Psychology Department Chair.  The seven courses required for this minor also fulfill the requirements for MHRT/Community Certification*.  The Twenty-one hours of approved course work are indicated below:

Financial Information


Tuition and fees for subsequent years may vary. Other expenses include books and housing. For more information regarding tuition and fees, please consult the Financial Information section of this catalog.

Notice and Responsibilities Regarding this Catalog

This Catalog documents the academic programs, policies, and activities of the University of New England for the 2014-2015 academic year. The information contained herein is accurate as of date of publication May 30, 2014.

The University of New England reserves the right in its sole judgment to make changes of any nature in its programs, calendar, or academic schedule whenever it is deemed necessary or desirable, including changes in course content, the rescheduling of classes with or without extending the academic term, canceling of scheduled classes or other academic activities, in any such case giving such notice thereof as is reasonably practicable under the circumstances.

While each student may work closely with an academic advisor, he or she must retain individual responsibility for meeting requirements in this catalog and for being aware of any changes in provisions or requirements.