Help Others with a Graduate Certificate in Community Mental Health Administration
Learn to become a more effective and impactful leader within the mental health field by enhancing your academic qualifications. The Graduate Certificate of Completion in Mental Health and Wellness Emphasis in Community Mental Health Administration at Grand Canyon University brings together the principles of health and wellness with the fundamentals of social services and organizational planning. Examine key facets of motivation, supervisory skills and communication that you could draw on to succeed within a leadership role in a community-based organization.
Offered by the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, this graduate certificate in community mental health administration is appropriate for students with a bachelor’s degree in psychology, counseling, social work or a related field. Students exploring online mental health certificate programs will find GCU’s certificate to be a thoughtful blend of health and wellness courses with administrative and organizational leadership curriculum.
Learn the Art of Program Planning and Development
GCU welcomes all Christian learners to attend flexibly scheduled evening courses, designed to fit around the modern lifestyle. You will find our campus to be a warm, welcoming place that is supportive of adult learners and those pursuing professional development.
This graduate certificate program is also available via online classes on our virtual learning platform. Connect with a community of engaged learners and fully qualified instructors who are experts in their field. Complete your coursework while continuing to meet your professional and personal obligations. This program requires a total of 16 credits for completion. All online classes are eight weeks in length.
In courses such as Mental Health, Wellness and Health Care, Economics for Public Administrators and Public Governance, students will acquire core competencies by:
- Developing a strong understanding of the integration of health, wellness and health care, including common mental health disorders, treatments and supportive services
- Thinking critically about the impact of macroeconomic events and policy decisions on the services and budgets of public organizations
- Understanding how government and public organizations can best provide services to their stakeholders and manage resources efficiently
- Exploring the revenue and expenditure structure of the public sector, including budget structure, administration and revenue policy
Students will also consider the complex relationship between mind and body, with a focus on the co-occurring health challenges that commonly affect individuals who have behavioral or mental health disorders. Students will explore the appropriate services, interventions, preventive measures and treatments that are necessary to promote health and wellness.
Be a Leader in Your Community with a Community Mental Health Administration Graduate Certificate
Families and individuals rely on community-based organizations to promote wellness and enhance quality of life. With a graduate certificate in community mental health administration, graduates are prepared to pursue meaningful work in hospitals, faith-based organizations, nonprofit groups, wellness facilities and social service agencies. Some graduates may choose to focus their career on research or public policy advocacy.
This graduate certificate does not lead to clinical licensure. Some jobs may require licensure or additional qualifications. Students may elect to use the graduate certificate program to prepare for an advanced degree in the field. GCU offers master’s degrees and doctoral programs in psychology and counseling.
Program Core Courses
This course provides a comprehensive understanding of mental health, wellness, and health care, including the integration of these three fields. The course covers common mental health disorders, treatments, and supportive services, as well as an integrated focus on the mind and the body. The course examines the health challenges often faced by individuals with behavioral or mental health disorders, and it reviews appropriate services, interventions, preventative services, and treatments to achieve and maintain health and wellness.
In this course, the role of government in the economy is explored within the general context of market failure and social equity. Topics include allocation of goods and services, income distribution, externalities, public goods, and public choice theory. This course also examines the impact of macroeconomic events and policy decisions on the budgets and service levels of public entities.
This course focuses on how government and public organizations serve their stakeholders, the manner in which their services are carried out, how resources are managed, and how regulatory powers are complied with and/or managed. The best practices in public governance, issues related to transparency, participation, and accountability are examined.
This course provides an introduction to the revenue and expenditure structure of the public sector, including revenue policy, expenditure policy, and budget structure and administration.
Pursue a next-generation education with an online degree from Grand Canyon University. Earn your degree with convenience and flexibility with online courses that let you study anytime, anywhere. GCU offers the most experienced leadership in delivering online degree programs. Full-time faculty members and fully trained adjunct instructors, equipped with strong academic backgrounds and practical experience in their fields, support you every step of the way. Designed with the career-oriented professional in mind, our online classes provide an intimate environment that stimulates engaging and challenging discussions. Choose from programs across our distinct colleges, in high-demand employment areas. Classes begin frequently.
Grand Canyon University’s evening programs cater to the demands of working professionals who prefer an in-person learning environment. Our night classes meet just once per week and offer the interaction and discussion of a typical college classroom. Night classes are designed for a specific number of students, providing a warm and nurturing environment that supports an engaging experience. In an evening cohort, you will progress through your degree program with the same career-minded classmates, providing an opportunity to network and forge relationships that go beyond the classroom. Classes begin frequently at various locations, including our main campus.
* Please note that this list may contain programs that are not presently offered as program availability may vary depending on class size, enrollment and other contributing factors. If you are interested in a program listed herein please first contact your University Counselor for the most current information regarding availability of the program.