Education & Training
MHA offers Educational Services for the professional and non-professional communities about mental health and mental illnesses, suicide prevention, Identification and Reporting of Child Abuse and Neglect, and the NYS Certified course on Identification and Reporting of Child Abuse and Neglect.
MHA’s Internship Training Program provides professional experiences for students enrolled in social work, education, mental health counseling, or academic programs which culminate in MSW/DSW, MHC, MSed/EdD, and PsyD/PhD degrees.
The Peer Specialist Training will cover 24 classes, each of which is designed to impart knowledge regarding the recovery process and to teach engagement and reflective listening skills. Additionally, the course will cover the psychosocial dimensions of a psychiatric disability and an overview of the mental health system where many participants receive services. Other topics that will be covered will include; self-care, life and WRAP planning, trauma informed care, and working within a human service agency. The Peer Training will emphasize counseling skills using the OARS approach which is a major focus of Motivational Interviewing.