Children’s Mental Health Graduate Certificate

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    Children’s Mental Health Graduate Certificate

    Serve children and their families using a variety of resources and services to identify those at risk, assess needs and intervene with care.

Explore the children’s mental health graduate certificate program at the University of Alaska Anchorage

UAA’s graduate certificate in children’s mental health builds on your knowledge and skills developed in current or previous graduate studies to expand your skill set, expertise and clinical experience.

Children’s mental health scholarships and financial aid
Learn more about how you can qualify and apply for financial aid from UAA.

Online classes
Some of the children’s mental health coursework is offered online, so you can fulfill program requirements while gaining clinical practice, finishing your master’s degree or balancing other responsibilities.

Customize your certificate
Develop an individual graduate studies plan to choose what you want to focus on with help from an academic advisor.

Children’s Mental Health Graduate Certificate

Degree Type:

  • Certificate (all levels)

Program Length: One year

Availability:Anchorage campus

Did you know..

The children’s mental health graduate certificate is designed for students who are currently enrolled in or have recently graduated from masters’-level programs in behavioral health and related disciplines.

What can you do with a children’s mental health graduate certificate from UAA?

With a stronger understanding of children’s mental health practices in Alaska’s rural and urban communities, program alumni work across disciplines in psychology, social work and education.

Children’s mental health careers

  • Social and community service managers
  • Child, family and school social workers

Children’s mental health graduate certificate program highlights

Coursework and clinical experiences strengthen competencies for education, social work and psychology jobs that specialize in children's mental health.

  • Get academic support and make the most of your certificate. Faculty advisors help you develop your individual graduate studies plan by providing support as you choose course topics that fulfill your goals and the program requirements.
  • Network with children’s behavioral health professionals in the community. The program curriculum is designed to provide a variety of opportunities to meet and learn from experienced practitioners working with Alaska’s diverse populations.
  • Receive guidance and instruction from expert faculty. Classes are taught by professionals with extensive experience in children’s mental health.
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UAA’s Psychological Services Center serves the Anchorage campus and community by offering low-cost mental health services administered by licensed practitioners and supervised student clinicians.

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Join the Alaska Psychological Association and gain access to networking and professional development events and activities.

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Co-hosted by Psi Chi and Psychology Club, this annual research conference led by students features presentations from undergraduate and graduate students, as well as nationally recognized speakers.

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Children’s mental health graduate certificate program curriculum

Build your own plan of study. Following competency guidelines derived from state and national children’s mental health workforces, the program requirements allow you to choose classes from your own discipline while connecting them with classes focused on mental health treatment for children and their families.

Top classes for children’s mental health majors

  • Multidisciplinary Seminar in Children's Mental Health
  • Children's Mental Health Systems of Care