Mental Health Coach First Responder Training

Scholarship provided by Leader Care in partnership with AACC.
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Mental health coaches are unlike licensed mental health care providers in that coaches do not diagnose or offer professional care or treatment for mental health difficulties and disorders. Coaches support any positive change, helping persons who are receiving professional care to manage their symptoms, build support for recovery, and work on life goals such as relationships, work, and education. Mental health coaching is action-oriented with an emphasis on helping someone improve their present life while making goals for future growth and transformation.

Who Should Apply?

Any person wanting to commit to helping those in need by providing exceptional positive reinforcement and listening skills while helping them improve their present life.

What to Expect

This program includes three online courses, consisting of 42 total hours of training. No textbooks needed, all course notes are included. The first course will provide students with an orientation to the field of mental health coaching. Topics covered include the role and scope of mental health coaching within the local church, ethical guidelines and professional standards in coaching, crisis intervention techniques, and the integration of faith and biblical wisdom in coaching. The second course will discuss theories and skills of Christ-centered mental health coaching as well as group coaching. In the third course, students will learn the fundamentals of mental and behavioral health disorders, the causes of mental disorders, as well as addiction problems.