Now, through our
home study program, you can become a ...
Certified Mental Health Paraprofessional
for Certified Mental Health Paraprofessional
College Degree (BA / BS)
Successful Completion of our Home Study Course
Why obtain a CMHP?
It is getting progressively more difficult to find a job nowadays,
particularly if you have a high school diploma.
However, many mental health centers,
crisis units, day treatment programs, mental retardation facilities,
and training centers are in desperate need of qualified people to
assist them in delivering services to their patients. Many of
these positions are labeled "tech" and are filled by high school
These mental health centers LOVE to
hire people who already have training in mental health / counseling
issues. But trained people are hard to find.
If you are at all interested in
psychology and working with people, becoming certified as a Mental Health Paraprofessional could give you the
competitive edge you need to get a paraprofessional job in the field.
About Our Home Study Course
Our course, entitled
"Paraprofessional Mental Health Certification Home Study Program"
is based on the very popular and proven counseling method called Cognitive-Behavioral
Therapy. More specifically, it is based on Dr. Aldo Pucci's
Rational Living Therapy -- an easy-to-learn approach to helping people
Our course will teach
Basic Mental Health Information
The Common Psychiatric
Disorders (Abnormal Psychology)
Medications Commonly Used
Ethical Principles in
Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy Instruction
successful completion of the course, you will receive your diploma
and a personalized reference letter that you can
present to prospective employers that details what you have
accomplished with our course!
Please note that our course is
not designed to make you a "Professional Counselor" or to
practice counseling or psychotherapy. That takes years of
college education. But if you are interested in working as a
Paraprofessional in a crisis unit, group home, or day treatment program, our
course is appropriate for you.
Recorded Live from an RLT Level-One Seminar!
The audio presentation portion is provided on a USB thumb drive.
A Complete Manual and a Written Exam Are Included!
What you will learn...
Introduction to Rational Living Therapy
* Rational Living Therapy Theory
- Theory of Thought Acquisition
- Theory of Emotional Disturbance
* RLT Assessment Techniques
* Conversational Hypnosis Techniques to Indirectly Suggest Success
* ABC’s of Emotions & Reflex Thoughts
* Rational Questions
* Disputing Techniques
* Common Mental Mistakes
* Stages of Emotional Re-Education
* Rational Action Planner
* Rational Emotive Hypnotherapy (Including a Demonstration)
* Practicing Techniques
* How to End Therapy
* How to Encourage Long-Term Results
Applying RLT to Difficult & Challenging Clients
* In-depth presentation of over twenty reasons people have difficulty
benefiting from therapy or resist change, including:
- Fear of Disclosure / Shame
- Symptom Stress
- Reactance / Rebelliousness
* How to Identify Your Clients' Reasons for Resisting or Having Difficulty
Benefiting from Psychotherapy and How to Help Them Overcome
* How to Help Clients Identify their Reasons for Resistance
* Advanced persuasive techniques to help clients at least consider
adopting new, rational thoughts.
Application of RLT to Specific Disorders
* An introduction to the Application of Rational Living Therapy to a
variety of common emotional / behavioral
- Depression - Anxiety - Anger
- Schizophrenia - Bipolar Disorder
- Guilt - Low Self-Esteem
- Compulsive Behavior
- Drug / Alcohol Abuse
* Advanced Cognitive and Behavioral Techniques
About Rational Living Therapy
Rational Living Therapy (RLT) is a cognitive-behavioral approach developed by Aldo R. Pucci, MA, LPC. RLT has its roots in Rational Behavior Therapy, Rational Emotive Therapy, Cognitive Therapy, Hypnotherapy, NLP, and brain and body functioning research. RLT is a shorter-term, highly instructional, research-based therapy that incorporates proven therapeutic techniques.
RLT is a very systematic approach to helping people help themselves. Compared to other forms of psychotherapy, RLT is very easy to learn and to begin implementing in one's practice. Despite the fact (or maybe because of it) that RLT is a relatively uncomplicated treatment approach, it is very powerful and its techniques have been proven effective.
Aldo R. Pucci, MA, LPC is the progenitor of Rational Living Therapy. He is the president of the National Association of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapists and the Rational Living Therapy Institute.
Pucci is a Licensed Professional Counselor, a Board Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist, a Certified Medical Hypnotherapist, and a Certified Cognitive-Behavioral Therapist. He was trained in Rational Behavior Therapy by internationally acclaimed psychiatrist, Maxie C. Maultsby, Jr., M.D.
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