Mental Health Foundations
  • Enrolled students: 2

The Mental Health Foundations Micro-Certification learning hub is a part of the Mental Health Ally Series and consists of two modules that help you obtain crucial knowledge of common mental health conditions and treatment, learn how to recognize common mental health conditions, and understand how to help people to find the support they need.

Mental Health Competency 1 is the introductory course of the Mental Health Ally Series. The main topics include a discussion on the range of mental health challenges, their impact on the community, and an explanation of the dangers of stigma regarding mental health. The course was created using up-to-date statistics from governing bodies and relevant scholarly articles. The instructional design is learner-focused and approachable to individuals with an interest in improving their mental health competency. NOTE: We recommend completing Mental Health Competency 1 before taking any other Mental Health Ally Series courses.

LEARNING HUB OVERVIEW:

  • Estimated Course Length: 1 Hour
  • Course Includes: 11 sections with components in each section (components consist of a mixed media approach with lived experience testimonials, animation explainer videos, and a knowledge game). 
  • Companion Videos: 13 companion videos created for enhanced learning on key course topics in Mental Health Competency 1. Over 120 mental health literacy videos on a host of mental health topics.
  • Downloadable PDFs:  4  downloadable PDFs expanding on relevant course topics
  • Target Audience: Mental Health and Medical Providers, Healthcare Staff, Employers, Caregivers, Coaches, First Responders, Teachers, Attorneys, and other pertinent professionals
  • Level of Instruction: Introductory 
  • Prerequisite: None
  • Instructional Method: Self-paced, interactive, hybrid of audio, text, video, and learning checks 
  • Accessibility Accommodations: Closed captioning of all audio and video components

COURSE LEARNING TARGETS

Course Learning Objectives:

What the learner should know upon course completion:

  1. Discuss the range of severity of mental health issues and identify the impact of stigma towards mental health on individuals, families and communities.
  2. Describe the various models and contributing risk factors that play a role in the development of mental health disorders.
  3. Examine your personal values while learning common myths and facts about mental health.


      COURSE OUTLINE 

      • Pre Course Assessment 
      • Values
      • The Numbers
      • The Cost 
      • Stigma
      • The Biopsychosocial Model
      • Risk Factors 
      • Protective Factors 
      • Help and Hope
      • Post Course Assessment 

      Mental Health Competency 2 An important part of increasing your mental health competency is being able to recognize common mental health conditions and help people to find the support they need. In Mental Health Competency 2: Common Conditions you will learn information that may be vital in helping people who experience mental health disorders to find support in managing their symptoms. This course is an engaging part of the Mental Health Ally series and provides engaging learning based on current research and relevant articles while utilizing the most recent techniques in online learning. NOTE: We recommend completing Mental Health Competency 1 before taking any other Mental Health Ally Series courses.

      LEARNING HUB OVERVIEW:

      • Estimated Course Length: 1 Hour
      • Course Includes: 16 sections with components in each section (components consist of a mixed media approach with lived experience testimonials, animation explainer videos, and a knowledge game). 
      • Companion Videos: 17 companion videos created for enhanced learning on key course topics in Mental Health Competency 1. Over 120 mental health literacy videos on a host of mental health topics.
      • Downloadable PDFs:  4  downloadable PDFs expanding on relevant course topics
      • Target Audience: Mental Health and Medical Providers, Healthcare Staff, Employers, Caregivers, Coaches, First Responders, Teachers, Attorneys, and other pertinent professionals
      • Level of Instruction: Introductory 
      • Prerequisite: None
      • Instructional Method: Self-paced, interactive, hybrid of audio, text, video, and learning checks 
      • Accessibility Accommodations: Closed captioning of all audio and video components

      COURSE LEARNING TARGETS

      Course Learning Objectives:

      What the learner should know upon course completion:

      1. Describe at least three of the five common mental health conditions covered within this course. The description must include a common definition of each condition and three accompanying symptoms.
      2. Summarize at least three practical tips that can be implemented when interacting with friends, loved ones or colleagues who may be struggling with a mental health condition.


      COURSE OUTLINE 

      • Pre-Course Assessment
      • A Brief History of Mental Care
      • Facts About Mental Health
      • What Causes Mental Illness?
      • Dispelling Stigma
      • Understanding the DSM5
      • Discussion of the Most Common Disorders
      • Depression
      • Bipolar Disorder
      • Anxiety Disorders
      • Trauma and Stressor-Related Disorders
      • Psychotic Disorders
      • Other Common Mental Health Disorders
      • General Warning Signs
      • Practical Ways to Help and Treatment Options
      • Language Matters
      • Expressing Concern
      • Knowledge Check
      • Discussion Summary
      • References
      • Post-Course Assessment

      CONTINUING EDUCATION

      COMING SOON:  We are currently pursuing approval from continuing education organizations for psychologists, social workers, counselors, and other mental health professionals.

      For information on Psych Hub's continuing education programs, email ce@psychhub.com or call (615) 712-8810.

      In addition to the links below, our Refund Policy and Grievance Policy can both be found by navigating to the footer of our website.

      REFUNDS & GRIEVANCES

      To view our Refund Policy, click here.

      To view our Grievance Policy, click here.

      DISCLAIMER: Psych Hub receives financial support from organizations in the healthcare industry, but these entities do not control or direct course content. For more information on our Conflicts of Interest Policy, find it by navigating to the footer of our website.

      This course does not have to be completed in one session. The course length is approximately 2 hours. 

      Copyright © 2020, Psych Hub. All Rights Reserved.

      Cost: $25/year



      • Enrolled students: 2
      Substance Use
      • Enrolled students: 2

      The Substance Use Micro-Certification course is a part of the Mental Health Ally Series and allows you to gain insight into some of the most commonly used types of substances, risk and protective factors for substance use, and practical ways you can help someone find support that can lead to recovery.

      LEARNING HUB OVERVIEW:

      • Estimated Course Length: 1 Hour
      • Course Includes: 3 sections with components in each section (components consist of a mixed media approach with lived experience videos, animation explainer videos and a knowledge game). 
      • Companion Videos: 10 companion videos created for enhanced learning on key course topics in Mental Health Competency 1. Over 120 mental health literacy videos on a host of mental health topics.
      • Downloadable PDFs: 6 downloadable PDFs expanding on relevant course topics
      • Target Audience: Mental Health and Medical Providers, Healthcare Staff, Employers, Caregivers, Coaches, First Responders, Teachers, Attorneys, and other pertinent professionals
      • Level of Instruction: Introductory 
      • Prerequisite: None
      • Instructional Method: Self-paced, interactive, hybrid of audio, text, video, and learning checks 
      • Accessibility Accommodations: Closed captioning of all audio and video components
      • Cost: $15/year

      COURSE LEARNING TARGETS

      Course Learning Objectives:

      What the learner should know upon course completion:

      1. Relate three substances that are commonly used, and the various risk factors that contribute to the development of substance use disorders.
      2. Summarize practical skills that can be used when responding to someone who may have a substance use disorder. The summary must cover communication skills, using the Stages of Change as a guide for how to  help most effectively, and the various treatment options and forms of support that are available.


          COURSE OUTLINE 

          • Pre-Course Assessment
          • What Are Substance Use Disorders?
          • What is Addiction?
          • Diagnostic Criteria
          • Substances
          • Dispelling Stigma
          • Risk and Protective Factors
          • States of Change
          • Warning Signs
          • Help and Hope
          • Knowledge Check
          • Discussion Summary
          • References
          • Post-Course Assessment


          CONTINUING EDUCATION

          COMING SOON:  We are currently pursuing approval from continuing education organizations for psychologists, social workers, counselors, and other mental health professionals.

          For information on Psych Hub's continuing education programs, email ce@psychhub.com or call (615) 712-8810.

          In addition to the links below, our Refund Policy and Grievance Policy can both be found by navigating to the footer of our website.

          REFUNDS & GRIEVANCES

          To view our Refund Policy, click here.

          To view our Grievance Policy, click here.


          DISCLAIMER: Psych Hub receives financial support from organizations in the healthcare industry, but these entities do not control or direct course content. For more information on our Conflicts of Interest Policy, find it by navigating to the footer of our website.

          This course does not have to be completed in one session. The course length is approximately 1 hour. 

          Course Creation Date: 8/31/20

          Copyright © 2020, Psych Hub. All Rights Reserved.



          • Enrolled students: 2
          Suicide Prevention
          • Enrolled students: 2

          The Suicide Prevention Micro-Certification course is a part of the Mental Health Ally Series and consists of two modules that help you understand and prevent suicide, as well as intimate partner violence.

          The Suicidal Behavior Competency course is in the Mental Health Ally Series. The main topics covered in this course include a discussion on the nature of suicide and its prevalence rates as well as an overview of the risks and protective factors associated with suicidal thoughts and behaviors. The course was created using up-to-date statistics from governing bodies and relevant scholarly articles on the topic of suicide. The instructional design is learner-focused and approachable, including reflection activities, live-filmed videos of lived experiences, and engaging animations. Learners will discover the warning signs of those who may be at risk for suicide, as well as ways to connect those at risk to services that can help. NOTE: We recommend completing Mental Health Competency 1 before beginning this course and any other Mental Health Ally Series courses.


          LEARNING HUB OVERVIEW:

          • Estimated Course Length: 1 Hour 
          • Course Includes: 13 sections with components in each section (components consist of a mixed media approach with lived experience videos and animation explainer videos). 
          • Companion Videos: 8 companion videos created for enhanced learning on key course topics in Mental Health Competency 1. Over 120 mental health literacy videos on a host of mental health topics.
          • Downloadable PDFs: 5 downloadable PDFs expanding on relevant course topics
          • Target Audience: Mental Health and Medical Providers, Healthcare Staff, Employers, Caregivers, Coaches, First Responders, Teachers, Attorneys, and other pertinent professionals
          • Level of Instruction: Introductory 
          • Prerequisite: None
          • Instructional Method: Self-paced, interactive, hybrid of audio, text, video, and learning checks 
          • Accessibility Accommodations: Closed captioning of all audio and video components

          COURSE LEARNING TARGETS

          Learning Objectives:

          What the learner should know upon course completion:

          1.  Summarize the nature of suicide, prevalence rates, and the risk and protective factors associated with suicidal ideation and behaviors. 
          2. Relate the warning signs of those who may be at risk for suicide to ways to connect these persons to national and community services.


              COURSE OUTLINE 

              • Pre Course Assessment 
              • Introduction 
              • Defining Suicidal Behaviors: Suicidal Thoughts, Plans, and Attempts 
              • Myths and Stigma 
              • Risk Factors 
              • Protective Factors 
              • Screening for Suicide Risk 
              • Tips for Effective Communication 
              • Postvention: Dealing with Loss 
              • Instilling Hope 
              • Post Course Assessment 

              The Safety Planning course is part of the Mental Health Ally Series and covers the topic of safety planning, for instances of intimate partner violence and suicidal ideation. Although Safety Planning is a standalone course, it is best taken after the Suicidal Behavior Competency course as it both furthers its content and offers practical ways to help others who are at risk for suicide. This course was created for those who want to help someone in their life who is in an abusive relationship, or who is experiencing suicidal ideation. Based on up-to-date statistics from governing bodies and relevant scholarly articles, this course is full of learner-focused activities, live-filmed videos, and attractive animations.  NOTE: We recommend completing Mental Health Competency 1 before beginning this course and any other Mental Health Ally Series courses.

              LEARNING HUB OVERVIEW:

              • Estimated Course Length: 1 Hour 
              • Course Includes: 14 sections with components in each section (components consist of a mixed media approach with an animated overview video, a subject matter expert fireside chat, role plays, and a knowledge game). 
              • Companion Videos: 10 companion videos created for enhanced learning on key course topics in Mental Health Competency 1. Over 120 mental health literacy videos on a host of mental health topics.
              • Downloadable PDFs: 4 downloadable PDFs expanding on relevant course topics 
              • Target Audience: Mental Health and Medical Providers, Healthcare Staff, Employers, Caregivers, Coaches, First Responders, Teachers, Attorneys, and other pertinent professionals
              • Level of Instruction: Introductory 
              • Prerequisite: None
              • Instructional Method: Self-paced, interactive, hybrid of audio, text, video, and learning checks 
              • Accessibility Accommodations: Closed captioning of all audio and video components

              COURSE LEARNING TARGETS

              Learning Objectives:

              What the learner should know upon course completion:

              1. Describe at least three key considerations before developing an intimate partner violence safety plan and two factors in writing the safety plan. The description must include how roles differ and safety plan uniqueness. The safety plan factors' description must include aspects of both emotional and physical safety.  
              2. Summarize suicide risk assessment including four questions that serve as a screener for identifying suicide risk. The summary must include one key consideration to developing a safety plan for suicide and four steps to include in writing the safety plan.

              COURSE OUTLINE 

              • Pre Course Assessment 
              • Introduction
              • What is a Safety Plan?
              • Intimate Partner Violence
              • Common Myths Often Associated with Intimate Partner Violence
              • Key Considerations for Developing a Safety Plan
              • Developing a Safety Plan
              • Additional Factors of a Safety Plan
              • Suicidal Ideation
              • Risk and Protective Factors Associated with Suicide
              • Common Myths about Suicide
              • Assessing for Suicide Risk
              • Creating a Safety Plan
              • Summary
              • Post Course Assessment 

              REFUNDS & GRIEVANCES

              To view our Refund Policy, click here.

              To view our Grievance Policy, click here.

              DISCLAIMER: Psych Hub receives financial support from organizations in the healthcare industry, but these entities do not control or direct course content. For more information on our Conflicts of Interest Policy, find it by navigating to the footer of our website.

              This course does not have to be completed in one session. The course length is approximately 2 hours. 

              Copyright © 2020, Psych Hub. All Rights Reserved.

              Cost: $25/year

              • Enrolled students: 2
              Diversity and Bias
              • Enrolled students: 2

              The Diversity and Bias Micro-Certification course is a part of the Mental Health Ally Series and consists of two modules that help you understand different types of diversity, how negative reactions to diversity affect many people’s mental health, how bias impacts people’s interactions with each other, and how to promote inclusion.

              After finishing the Diversity and Mental Health course, you will be able to describe both diversity and intersectionality, as well as ways in which inequality and discrimination manifest.

              The Understanding and Overcoming Bias course begins with a discussion on what bias is, how it manifests, and its different types. The course then moves into relevant discussions on the intersection between bias and mental health. You will learn practical tips for overcoming bias and taking action within your community.

              Although many people feel like they understand the concept of diversity, it is a very nuanced topic. This course on Diversity and Mental Health is tailored to provide a detailed description of l the different types of diversity, how negative reactions to diversity affect many people’s mental health, and how to promote inclusion instead. After finishing this course, you will be able to describe both diversity and intersectionality, as well as ways in which inequality and discrimination manifest. This course is based on current research and utilizes online learning techniques to provide valuable information on diversity and its relationship with mental health. NOTE: We recommend completing Mental Health Competency 1 before beginning this course and any other Mental Health Ally Series courses.

              LEARNING HUB OVERVIEW:

              • Estimated Course Length: 1 Hour 
              • Course Includes: 10 sections with components in each section (components consist of a mixed media approach with an animated overview video, a subject matter expert fireside chat, role plays, and a knowledge game ). 
              • Companion Videos: 6 companion videos created for enhanced learning on key course topics in Mental Health Competency 1. Over 120 mental health literacy videos on a host of mental health topics.
              • Downloadable PDFs: 7 downloadable PDFs expanding on relevant course topics 
              • Target Audience: Mental Health and Medical Providers, Healthcare Staff, Employers, Caregivers, Coaches, First Responders, Teachers, Attorneys, and other pertinent professionals
              • Level of Instruction: Introductory 
              • Prerequisite: None
              • Instructional Method: Self-paced, interactive, hybrid of audio, text, video, and learning checks 
              • Accessibility Accommodations: Closed captioning of all audio and video components

              COURSE LEARNING TARGETS

              Learning Objectives:

              What the learner should know upon course completion

              1. Describe different types of diversity, intersectionality, and ways in which inequality and discrimination manifest.
              2. Critically appraise the relationship between diversity and mental health.

              COURSE OUTLINE 

              We all have biases whether we are aware of them or not. While these biases may seem innocent, they can cause problems to arise. In this course, titled Understanding and Overcoming Bias, you will learn how bias impacts people’s interactions with each other. The course begins with a discussion on what bias is, how it manifests, and its different types. The course then moves into relevant discussions on the intersection between bias and mental health. You will learn practical tips for overcoming bias and taking action within your community. The course provides engaging learning based on current research and relevant articles while utilizing the most recent techniques in online learning. We hope that the information in this course will cause a ripple effect in not only your life but in the lives of those around you. NOTE: We recommend completing Mental Health Competency 1 before beginning this course and any other Mental Health Ally Series courses.

              LEARNING HUB OVERVIEW:

              • Estimated Course Length: 1 Hour 
              • Course Includes: 11 sections with components in each section (components consist of a mixed media approach with an animated overview video, a subject matter expert fireside chat, role plays, and a knowledge game ). 
              • Companion Videos: 6 companion videos created for enhanced learning on key course topics in Mental Health Competency 1. Over 120 mental health literacy videos on a host of mental health topics.
              • Downloadable PDFs: 6 downloadable PDFs expanding on relevant course topics 
              • Target Audience: Mental Health and Medical Providers, Healthcare Staff, Employers, Caregivers, Coaches, First Responders, Teachers, Attorneys, and other pertinent professionals
              • Level of Instruction: Introductory 
              • Prerequisite: None
              • Instructional Method: Self-paced, interactive, hybrid of audio, text, video, and learning checks 
              • Accessibility Accommodations: Closed captioning of all audio and video components

              COURSE LEARNING TARGETS

              Learning Objectives:

              What the learner should know upon course completion

              1. Define and provide examples of implicit bias, explicit bias, cultural bias, positive bias, internalized bias, and institutional bias
              2. Discuss ways in which bias impacts mental health
              3. Give examples of how implicit bias and its outcomes can be mitigated within individuals and organizations

              COURSE OUTLINE 

              • Pre-Course Assessment
              • Introduction
              • What is Bias?
              • The Formulation of Bias
              • Bias and Discrimination
              • How Bias Manifests
              • The Impact of Discrimination and Bias on Mental Health
              • Overcoming Bias
              • Take Action
              • Workplace Strategies
              • Discussion Summary
              • References
              • Post-Course Assessment


              CONTINUING EDUCATION

              COMING SOON:  We are currently pursuing approval from continuing education organizations for psychologists, social workers, counselors, and other mental health professionals.

              For information on Psych Hub's continuing education programs, email ce@psychhub.com or call (615) 712-8810.

              In addition to the links below, our Refund Policy and Grievance Policy can both be found by navigating to the footer of our website.

              REFUNDS & GRIEVANCES

              To view our Refund Policy, click here.

              To view our Grievance Policy, click here.

              DISCLAIMER: Psych Hub receives financial support from organizations in the healthcare industry, but these entities do not control or direct course content. For more information on our Conflicts of Interest Policy, find it by navigating to the footer of our website.

              This course does not have to be completed in one session. The course length is approximately 2 hours.  

              Copyright © 2020, Psych Hub. All Rights Reserved.

              Cost:
               $25/year
              • Enrolled students: 2
              Motivational Interviewing
              • Enrolled students: 3
              The Motivational Interviewing Micro-Certification course is part of the Mental Health Ally series and covers four communication techniques commonly utilized in the evidence-based practice of Motivational Interviewing. You will learn how to ask open end questions and affirm understanding, how to use reflective listening and summarize conversations, and how to critically appraise correct and incorrect strategies of communicating with others using motivational interviewing techniques.

              LEARNING HUB OVERVIEW:

              • Estimated Course Length: 1 Hour 
              • Course Includes: 18 sections with components in each section (components consist of a mixed media approach with an animated overview video, a subject matter expert fireside chat, role plays, and a knowledge game ). 
              • Companion Videos: 5 companion videos created for enhanced learning on key course topics in Mental Health Competency 1. Over 120 mental health literacy videos on a host of mental health topics.
              • Downloadable PDFs: 3 downloadable PDFs expanding on relevant course topics 
              • Target Audience: Mental Health and Medical Providers, Healthcare Staff, Employers, Caregivers, Coaches, First Responders, Teachers, Attorneys, and other pertinent professionals
              • Level of Instruction: Introductory 
              • Prerequisite: None
              • Instructional Method: Self-paced, interactive, hybrid of audio, text, video, and learning checks 
              • Accessibility Accommodations: Closed captioning of all audio and video components
              • Cost: $15/year

              COURSE LEARNING TARGETS

              Learning Objectives:

              What the learner should know upon course completion

              1. Demonstrate knowledge related to asking open ended questions and affirming what is heard while communicating with others.
              2. Describe the critical steps to reflectively listen and summarize conversations in order to facilitate communication while addressing ambivalence and initiating change.
              3. Critically appraise correct and incorrect strategies of communicating with others using motivational interviewing techniques

              COURSE OUTLINE 

              • Pre Course Assessment 
              • What is Motivational Interviewing? 
              • Non-Clinical Application of Motivational Interviewing Communication Skills
              • Key Factors of Motivational Interviewing
              • Communication Techniques
              • Open Ended Questions
              • Affirmation 
              • Reflective Listening
              • Summarizing 
              • Jennifer’s Conversation Wrap Up 
              • Final Do’s and Don’ts 
              • Summary of Motivational Interviewing Techniques
              • Post Course Assessment 


              CONTINUING EDUCATION

              COMING SOON:  We are currently pursuing approval from continuing education organizations for psychologists, social workers, counselors, and other mental health professionals.

              For information on Psych Hub's continuing education programs, email ce@psychhub.com or call (615) 712-8810.

              In addition to the links below, our Refund Policy and Grievance Policy can both be found by navigating to the footer of our website.

              REFUNDS & GRIEVANCES

              To view our Refund Policy, click here.

              To view our Grievance Policy, click here.

              DISCLAIMER: Psych Hub receives financial support from organizations in the healthcare industry, but these entities do not control or direct course content. For more information on our Conflicts of Interest Policy, find it by navigating to the footer of our website.

              This course does not have to be completed in one session. The course length is approximately 1 hour.  

              Course Creation Date: 8/11/20 


              • Enrolled students: 3