An eight-hour course leading to certification in “Mental Health First Aid” will be presented by the East Tennessee State University Office of Professional Development on Saturday, Jan. 27, from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. at the ETSU Innovation Lab, 2109 W. Market St.
Like traditional first aid classes, “Mental Health First Aid” will provide training to participants to help in emergency situations. Topics include identifying the signs and symptoms of mental health problems and how to provide initial aid before guiding a person in distress toward appropriate professional help.
The instructor will be Dr. Julia Bernard, an assistant professor in the Department of Counseling and Human Services at ETSU. She has published on sibling relationships, ethics and the family. Besides being a certified mental health first aid instructor, she is a licensed marriage and family therapist, a clinical fellow in the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists, a certified family life educator and a board-certified human services practitioner.
The cost of the course is $89, which includes the textbook. Group rates are available. Continuing education unit (CEU) certificates are available for $25.
For registration or more information, visit www.etsu.edu/professionaldevelopment and click on the appropriate picture or call 800-222-3878.