Jun 10, 2023  
2022-2023 Endicott College Academic Catalog 
2022-2023 Endicott College Academic Catalog

Certificate in Mental Health

This certificate focuses on the application of ABA to mental health issues that practitioners may encounter in treatment settings.  The courses focus on the application of ABA to mental health challenges, such as anxiety, depression, chronic mental illness, and addiction. Special topics covered include collaboration between professions, innovative assessment and intervention methods, and individualized skill building approaches

Curriculum Requirements - Total Credits Required: 15

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, students will:

  • Critique alternative approaches to understanding behavior associated with mental health.
  • Value all aspects of human behavior including private events. 
  • Interpret the learning, behavioral, communication, and social characteristics of individuals with mental health disorders. 
  • Design effective function-based treatments for challenging behavior based on state of the art ABA assessment techniques for individuals with mental health disorders
  • Support treatment decisions using existing empirical evidence
  • Design individual behavior treatments including behavior reduction and skill acquisition programming
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the emotional, behavioral, social, and environmental aspects of mental health disorders and how behavior analysis can be applied to mitigate these issues and improve quality of life. 
  • Differentiate levels of evidence for approaches within and outside of ABA. 
  • Weigh courses of action given clinical scenarios.
  • ​Create systems for the provision of performance based feedback in supervision and training contexts.