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Mental Health Technician


A Mental Health Technician also known as a psychiatric aide or a Behavioral Technician and participates in both the planning and implementing of individual patient treatment plans. A MHT may perform some or all of the following duties. However, they are not limited to just these responsibilities:

  • Care for mentally impaired or emotionally disturbed people

  • Hygiene of patients

  • Patients pulse, temperature and respiration

  • Issue medications from dispensary and maintain records

  • Lead prescribed individual or group therapy sessions as part of therapeutic procedures

  • Assist patients with daily living activities

  • Recognizing the need for continuing education and staying current in health care mandates


Job opportunities are:

Crisis Units

Psychiatric Hospital Units

Adolescent behavioral/substance abuse facilities

Alzheimer's Units

Substance Abuse inpatient/out patient facilities

The national Certification is available for those who are interested, Veritas Nursing Academy offeres the National test at our offices.

The test is comprised of 100 questions in Mental Health:

The breakdown is as follows: Process and procedure, Law and Ethics, Psychological development, pharmacology, practice settings and safety/ infection Control.


Allotted time for examinees is 2 hours.

Test Cost is $109

Course Cost $250

Students must be at least 18 years old.

Student must complete the program with a score of 70% or higher.

Students have 30 days to finish the course.