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Certificate in Community Mental Health: Theory and Practice

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The Certificate in Community Mental Health: Theory and Practice is administered by the Augustana Faculty and is available to students with a major in psychology in the Augustana Faculty BA or BSc program.

This certificate will provide students with the necessary understanding and skills to work with mental health or health-related community programs. To this end, the certificate program offers training in principles of psychological health. This includes coverage of psychological and neuropsychological disorders, as well as basic principles of health psychology. In addition, students will learn about
community psychology and principles of social psychology.

The program consists of a subset of the courses needed to satisfy the psychology major requirements. Lectures will be scheduled throughout the week, with some classes possibly offered at night. The lecture component will be delivered via face-to-face instruction at the Augustana Campus.

To qualify for the Certificate in Community Mental Health: Theory and Practice, students accepted into the program must successfully complete ★24 credits, as follows (each course is ★3 credits):


In addition, within the ★24 and/or the courses in their Psychology major, students are required to take ★6 of courses with a CSL (Community Service-Learning) component.

There are a limited number of spaces available. Normally, a student will make an application at the end of their second year. Interested students should consult with their Academic Advisor as early as possible. To be admitted, students must have a major GPA of 2.7 or above, and must submit an essay. Students should submit an essay (maximum 1,500 words) describing why they want to enter the program and what benefits they anticipate from the program. The essay will be evaluated by members of the psychology discipline who will make a recommendation regarding admission to the embedded certificate program to the Chair of the Department of Social Sciences. Please see the Augustana Psychology Department website for more details about the essay and application process.

Once admitted, to remain in the program students must maintain a major GPA of 2.7 until they graduate.

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