Mental Health Rehabilitation Technician/Crisis Service Provider (MHRT/CSP) Certification Procedural Guidelines



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Table of Contents

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Introduction Letter from the Former Director of OAMHS and the Director of CBHS

  1. Introduction/Historical Background

  2. Summary of the MHRT/CSP Certification Program 2003 - Present

  3. Roles of Participants
    1. State of Maine Department of Health and Human Services, SAMHS and OCFS
    2. The Center for Learning
    3. Maine Crisis Network
    4. Authorized Agencies

  4. Mental Health Rehabilitation Technician/Crisis Service Provider Certificate
    1. MHRT/Crisis Service Provider Defined
    2. Scope of Practice for MHRT/CSP: Crisis Resolution Services
    3. Modules
    4. Knowledge Competencies

  5. Ways to Obtain MHRT/CSP Certification
             Track #1-Pursuing the MHRT/CSP with Full or Conditional Clinical Licensure
             Track #2-Pursuing the MHRT/CSP with a Relevant Master’s, Bachelor’s, or Associate's Degree
             Track #3-Pursuing the MHRT/CSP with a Non-relevant Master’s, Bachelor’s, or Associate’s Degree

  6. Training Process
    1. Reading Modules
    2. Completing a Module through Training
    3. Testing Out

  7. Foreign Degrees

  8. Application Process

  9. Center for Learning Contact Information

  10. MHRT/CSP Certified Trainers
    1. MHRT/Crisis Service Provider Defined
    2. Scope of Practice for MHRT/CSP: Crisis Resolution Services
  11. Appendices

    • Appendix A - Relevant Credentials for the MHRT/CSP Certification
    • Appendix B - Relevant Degrees and Relevant Experience for the MHRT/CSP Certification
    • Appendix C - List of MHRT/CSP Authorized Agency Providers
    • Appendix D - Certified Trainers Approved to Deliver Module Training
    • Appendix E - Application for MHRT/CSP Certification
    • Appendix F - Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about MHRT/CSP Certification
    • Appendix G - MHRT/CSP Certification Requirements Chart for New Hires