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May 2021 Newsletter


Happy Spring!

With the end of the academic year swiftly approaching and registration deadlines for fall classes upon us, we want to take this opportunity to highlight several new academic MHRT/C options now available around the state. Whether you are looking for online, in-person, or hybrid courses, MHRT/C certificate tracks, or accelerated routes to provisional certification, there is likely an option that fits your unique goals.

Recently approved programs

The list of approved MHRT/C programs continues to expand, with the recent addition of the following programs:

  • Southern Maine Community College’s Associate’s degree in Behavioral Health and Human Services
  • University of Southern Maine’s Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Social Work

Accelerated and/or Online Programs

There are several fast-track MHRT/C programs in the state including:

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  • Through a partnership with the University of Maine at Machias (UMM), students from the University of Maine now have the option of completing a seven-course Mental Health Rehabilitation minor at UMM, for Full MHRT/C certification.
  • Students in the Social and Behavioral Sciences (SBS) program at the University of Southern Maine-Lewiston Auburn College (USM-LAC) can complete certain course equivalents in the Rehabilitation Counseling program at USM. This gives them the opportunity to try a graduate-level Counseling course while also meeting their SBS bachelor’s requirements.

These are only a handful of the approved academic options available for MHRT/C applicants. As always, we recommend checking our website regularly for the most up-to-date listing of MHRT/C-approved academic courses and programs:

MHRT/C Continuing Education: Does this training apply?

Continuing education training for MHRT/C renewal must address at least one of the eighty-four MHRT/C knowledge competencies found in the eight MHRT/C competency domains. Our staff created a simple “How To” guide to help determine if a training is applicable.

MHRT/C Domain 4-Trauma & Resiliency Non-Academic Curriculum Train-the-Trainer


The May 14, 2021 application deadline is fast approaching. For details on how to apply to attend the train-the-trainer on June 8-10 by video conference, please see our Non-Academic Webpage.

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