Fall 2013 – IYFD 495/595: Helping Skills: Mental Health Facilitation

Interested in helping people? Want to learn skills to make a difference?

Consider taking IYFD 495/595: Helping Skills: Mental Health Facilitation

Tuesdays & Thursdays 9:30-11:00

Program developed by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC). Gain competence in listening skills, techniques for working with people in need, and understanding the impact of mental stress, distress, and disorders. Learn basics of disaster/trauma response; locating and facilitating connections with community resources; and making referrals to professionals. Training can lead to certificate of completion and listing in the international registry as a Mental Health Facilitator through the NBCC.

Note: This course is designed to augment the skills of teachers, helpers, community organizers, and others who work with diverse populations in need in the US and abroad. It is not a pathway to licensure as a professional counselor.

For more information, contact: Dr. Lindsey Nichols, lindsey.nichols@umontana.edu

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