Consumer Connections Core Training

Core Training is the oldest and most well-known Consumer Connections program. It is designed to offer consumer participants with a broad spectrum of training and education in areas that are fundamental to providing non-clinical services to other mental health consumers. Core Training consists of 17 class days, which are held twice per week, six hours per day, for approximately eight weeks. Classes are informal and are taught in a seminar style. Core faculty is comprised of experienced mental health professionals who possess graduate degrees and licenses/certifications in their respective disciplines.

Topics Covered in Core Training

• Basic Helping Skills: Exploring Effective Communication and Helping Techniques

• Overview of Mental Illness

• Understanding the Assessment Process

• Basics of Treatment Planning

• Medication Education

• The Dimensions of Wellness

• Understanding the Importance of Family Involvement

• Overview of Co-Occurring Disorders

• NJ’s System of Care: Health, Mental Health and Human Services

• Advocacy

• Crisis Intervention and Trauma

• Sifting Through SSA and Entitlement Programs: Understanding What Will Happen When I Go Back to

• Basic Principles of Case Management

• Understanding Culture and Its Impact on the Helping Process

• Ethical and Legal Issues for Helping Professionals

• Exploring Avenues for Professional Development and Using Supervision Effectively

• Resume Writing and Completing Job Applications

• Effective Job Interviewing Skills

Funding for Superstorm Sandy Recovery
Efforts through Generous Grants from:
American Red Cross Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Mental Health Association in New Jersey, Inc.

Address: 673 Morris Ave., Suite 100
                        Springfield, NJ 07081

Telephone: 1.800.367.8850 Toll-Free

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