Minor in Mental Health Rehabilitation


Patricia Long

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

A student with GPA of at least 2.25 and a major at UNE may minor in MHRT/C with the approval of the Psychology Department Chair.  Declarations must occur prior to the completion of the first semester of the junior year. Major programs of study with significant course overlap with MHRT/C minor requirements may be disallowed by the chair.  Students declaring a minor in MHRT/C will not be allowed to double-dip credits across the minor and either major or core requirements (unless no other options are provided by the major, minor, or core requirements).  A minimum of 21 hours of approved course credit with a minimum grade of "C-" in each is required for the minor in MHRT/C as follows (Students completing the 7 courses identified below are eligible for the MHRT/C certificate 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

Transfer Credit

Courses completed at another accredited college can be transferred to this degree program.  Transferred courses must be reasonably close in scope and content to the required courses offered at UNE in order to count as exact equivalents.  Otherwise, they may transfer as general electives.  All courses completed must be no older than five years.  Other restrictions apply.  See Undergraduate Admissions also.


Financial Information

Tuition and Fees

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.

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