BHT 1001: Introduction to Abnormal Psychology

About This Course

This course is a survey of behavioral pathology and treatment modalities for the Mental Health Technician and Field Mental Health Practitioner as an introductory or entry level professional.

Students that complete this course will be able to describe abnormal behaviors by their symptoms, know the commonalities and differences across multiple disorders and be able to differentiate conditions from one another. Students will understand the causes, risk factors, and theories of psychological disorders as well as the theories behind the various forms of therapy and treatment strategies for the disorders. Students will be able to differentiate between developmental and cultural causes of abnormal behavior while understanding the importance of professionalism, ethics, and moral standards.

These programs are not eligible for Federal Student Aid, military tuition assistance, VA funding or Learning Partner discounts.

Additional Course Information

This course is part of a four course certificate program. It can be taken separately or as part of the CEU certificate program. Students will earn continuing education units (CEUs) for each course they complete and will be awarded a certificate of completion that lists the number of CEUs earned for each course. Upon completion of all three courses in this certificate program, students will earn a certificate that shows successful completion of the Behavioral Health Technician CEU certificate.

BHT CEU Certificate Information

Columbia Southern University is proud to offer an educational certificate for professionals in the health care industry who deal primarily with patients suffering from behavioral and mental health issues. This certificate program was created for those currently in the mental health field, those interested in the specialization, and others whose profession require them to work with mentally ill patients.

This CEU certificate program contains four courses, which include:


  1. Students may request a course extension if the course is not completed within the allotted 10 week time frame. Extension options are available, with associated, non-refundable processing fees. Students who do not complete the course with a 70% or higher within the allotted 10 weeks and do not request a course extension will be removed from the course. Back to duration

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