Fort Hays State University > About FHSU > Academic Divisions > College of Arts and Sciences > Department of Psychology > Case Management Certificate
Case managers are integral
members of the treatment team at mental health centers. They work with adults and children who
have significant mental health issues, assisting them in living as
independently as possible in their communities.
Use your ingenuity, creativity, and
problem solving skills to help other people grow, recover, live well,
and be well, and gain the education and training you need to enter one of the
fastest growing professions in the mental health field in Kansas.
This certificate has been
developed through the collaborative efforts of Fort Hays State University’s
Psychology Department and High Plains Mental Health Center, helping ensure it
meets the needs of today’s mental health centers.
To earn the 18-credit hour
certificate, you must complete the following classes.
*PSY 350CC, CC1, CC2, CC3 are available. Section
number will depend upon the location you are taking the class (i.e. at FHSU, or
as an ITV class).
** A limited number of students will be accepted for the apprenticeship.
Therefore you are not guaranteed acceptance in this class.
Quotes from Case Managers
Melissa Reif, Case Manager III
“I graduated from FHSU in 1999
with a B.S. in Psychology and wasn’t ready to go on to graduate school. I
wasn’t aware of Case Management positions until the Rooks County position
became available and I decided to apply for it. Since then, I’ve learned so
much about people and their struggles with mental illness. Case Management has
provided me a great opportunity to work in a psychology-related field without
having to go on to graduate school.”
Lacy Albrecht, Case Manager (BS in Psychology from FHSU)
“FHSU’s Case Management in a
Mental Health Setting Class helped me to decide what kind of job I wanted to
pursue when I graduated. The class gave me an understanding of what exactly a
Case Manager does. I started my job knowing how to do a lot of the functions of
a Case Manager and some of the ethical issues I would face. I have worked as a
Case Manager for almost a year and absolutely love it!”
Ross Roberts Case Manager II
“There is probably no other job
that can be as rewarding and as challenging as Case Management can be. I love
working with people and it is thrilling to see them improve their lives and
know that you have played a small part in that. In can also be frustrating when
despite your best efforts people continue to struggle.”
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