Mental Health Rehabilitation


Patricia Long

Degree name
Minor in Mental Health Rehabilitation

Minor Description

The Mental Health Rehabilitation Technician (MHRT/C) 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, through the MHRT/C minor, that provides full certification upon graduation. 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 the Department of Psychology Chair Patricia Long at

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
PSY 105- 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 OR 3
PSY 300- Psychology Internship I  
SOC 240- Race, Class and Gender 3
PSY 410- Theories of Clinical/Counseling Psychology OR 3
PSY 295- Listening and Communication Skills  
Total Credits 21

Learning Outcomes

A student with a major in Psychology or 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/C Certification*.  The Twenty-one hours of approved course work are indicated below:

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.

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.