Children's Mental Health Graduate Certificate

A Multi-Disciplinary Graduate Certificate cross-listed by the Departments of Psychology, Social Work, and Education.

The Graduate Certificate in Children's Mental Health prepares graduate degree program students and post graduates to practice children's mental health using principles and methods from multidisciplinary sources to assist in the mental health treatment of children and their families. This certificate will strengthen competencies for work in education, social work and psychology jobs that specialize in children's mental health. The program builds on the knowledge and skills acquired through current or previous master's degree study in these or related fields.

The 14-credit graduate certificate is designed to supplement each candidate's existing experience and academic preparation and the extent to which each candidate achieves the program outcomes. Therefore, specific required courses are not listed for some of the course requirements, since individual graduate studies plans may vary considerably based on the prior coursework of each candidate. The faculty advisors will use the program's academic preparation requirements derived from state and national children's mental health workforce competency guidelines to guide coursework selections included on the graduate studies plan.

Students in this program will develop advanced knowledge and competencies for working with children's mental health issues as well as cross-discipline skills for working in Alaska's systems of care. Applicants may either be in a behavioral health graduate degree program or have graduated from an approved graduate degree program.

Student Outcomes

The program is designed to expand specific skills and clinical experiences in children's mental health and allow students to expand their expertise through a multidisciplinary understanding of children's mental health practices in Alaska. Outcomes for the program are based on state and national competency guidelines for children's mental health. Students who complete this program will be able to:

  1. practice within the legal and ethical parameters of the profession;
  2. identify children and their families who are at risk and to assess and intervene properly;
  3. apply a variety of theories and methods of assessment and intervention in their practice;
  4. understand systems of care as they apply to children's mental health; and
  5. assess, collaborate, intervene and document resources and services for children's mental health.

 

APPLICATION
For more information contact:
Patricia Sandberg, PhD
CMH graduate certificate coordinator
907-786-1636

 

The following is important information about the educational debt, earnings, and completion rates of student who attended this program.
 

University of Alaska Anchorage

Graduate certificate in Children's Mental Health 
Program Length: 1 year

Students graduating on time
N/A* of Title IV students complete the program within 1 year 
*Fewer than 10 students enrolled in this program. This number has been withheld to preserve the confidentiality of the students.
 

Program Costs*

$7,428 for in-state tuition and fees
$14,898 for out-of-state tuition and fees
$672 for books and supplies
$11,728 for off-campus room and board
$11,962 for on-campus room and board
Other Costs
*The amounts shown above include costs for the entire program, assuming normal time to completion.
Note that this information is subject to change.
 
Students Borrowing Money
N/A* of students who attend this program borrow money to pay for it  
*Fewer than 10 students enrolled in this program. This number has been withheld to preserve the confidentiality of the students.
The typical graduate leaves with
N/A* in debt 
*Fewer than 10 students completed this program within normal time. This number has been withheld to preserve the confidentiality of the students.
The typical monthly loan payment
N/A* per month in student loans with N/A* interest rate. 
*Fewer than 10 students completed this program within normal time. This number has been withheld to preserve the confidentiality of the students.
The typical graduate earns
not provided per year after leaving this program 
 

Graduates who got jobs

N/A* of program graduates got jobs
*We are not currently required to calculate a job placement rate for program completers.
 

Program graduates are employed in the following fields:

Licensure Requirements 

*Program has no licensure requirements in any state.
 
Date Created 6/16/2017
These disclosures are required by the U.S. Department of Education
 

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