SEATTLE, WA (August 20, 2012) -- Argosy University, Seattle is pleased to announce the launch of its Integrated Behavioral Health Certificate program in response to demand for integrated health behavioral specialists.
“Innovative medical practices are seeking counselors, nurses, social workers, physician’s assistants, and psychologists to serves as integrated behavioral health specialists. This certificate program can prepare participants to meet the needs of these roles in medical settings,” says Campus President Dr. Tom Dyer.
Through the program, participants are exposed to faculty who are active practitioners of the skills they are teaching including, physicians, nurses, counselors, psychologists, and substance abuse professionals. Training will emphasize practical, hands-on skills interdisciplinary teamwork, as well as patient assessment and treatment.
The certificate program starts in October 2012 and consists of eight intensive two-day (Saturday and Sunday) modules starting 10-20-12 and ending 06-20-13. Participants will be in class 12 hours per weekend and can earn 96 continuing education (CE) hours. Students may register for individual courses (12 CE hours) for $300 each or the entire program (96 CE hours) for $2,050.
The following subjects will be covered:
- Patient-centered, collaborative team skills
- Skills for improving patient adherence to treatment– Asthma – Diabetes – Heart Disease – Obesity – Smoking
- Skills for screening and brief focused treatment of– Anxiety – Depression – Pain – Substance Abuse
- Medical terminology basics
- Skills for communication
About Argosy University
Argosy University (www.argosy.edu), with 28 campus locations in 13 states and its online program, is a private academic institution dedicated to providing undergraduate and graduate degree programs to students in a supportive learning environment where academic knowledge is enriched by the acquisition of interpersonal skills vital to success. Argosy University has seven colleges: Psychology and Behavioral Sciences, Business, Education, Health Sciences, Undergraduate Studies The Art Institute of California and Western State College of Law. With one of the largest communities of graduate students in the nation, Argosy University offers doctoral and master’s degree programs in Psychology, Business, Counseling and Education. The institution also offers bachelor’s degree programs in Psychology, Business, Liberal Arts and Criminal Justice and, through The Art Institute of California, serves as an important source of education for design, media arts, fashion and culinary arts students and professionals. Degree level and programs offered vary by location. Full and part-time law programs are offered through Western State College of Law. Argosy University is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (985 Atlantic Avenue, Suite 100, Alameda, California, 94501, http://www.wascsenior.org). Licensed by the Florida Commission for Independent Education, License No. 2610. See auprograms.info for program duration, tuition, fees, and other costs, median debt, federal salary data, alumni success, and other important info.