As professionals who work at the intersection of mental health and entertainment industry, we believe in regulating . For this reason, you are welcome to pursue certification with us. We have two options available for certification:
Are you an arts educator, practitioner, or professional ready to level up your mental health game? This track might be for you! Certified Artistic Mental Health Practitioners have a fundamental understanding how mental health, trauma, and resilience factors intersect with artistic practice. They have additional knowledge around regulation strategies, and can define their scope of practice and make referrals when appropriate. Finally, these practitioners have demonstrated that they understand intersectional layers of a salutogenic approach to artist wellness.
- Artistic Mental Health Practitioner Level One: Intro
- Artistic Mental Health Practitioner Level Two: Educator or Practitioner Track
- Successful completion of a written and skills exam.
- Exam: The written exam will include multiple choice and written response questions. The skills demo will include a deescalation demo (either from a panic attack or an aggression) and a conflict mediation. Within this demo, participants will be evaluated on knowledge of scope of practice, cultural competency, and use of skills taught (interventions).
- Valid for two years, must renew every two years through 6 hours of continuing education and a renewal form.
Certified Mental Health Coordinators
Mental Health Coordinators are specialized professionals in live performance and/or film/tv who have the skills, knowledge, and experience to request and coordinate access and accommodation needs, mediate conflict, audit professional policy, and support overall wellness for those in their charge. They can provide one on one support to individuals in crisis, as well as provide support to those who are facing challenges in their creative spaces, or challenges related to how they show up in those spaces.
These professionals have training and experience in theatrical intimacy, conflict mediation, crisis deescalation, positive psychology, mental health first aid, referral, attending skills, IDEA work, and more.
Mental Health Training or experience in the form of:
- Successful and active certification in:
- Mental Health First Aid Certification
- Psychological First Aid Certification
- QPR Suicide Prevention Training
- Addiction/Substance Use
- Conflict Resolution
- OR a degree, license, or experience (upon approval) in a clinical mental health field. Examples include clinical social work, drama therapy, expressive arts therapy, counseling, clinical psychology, or counseling psychology. Please note that a general degree in psychology or human services does not meet the qualifications for a clinical mental health degree.
- Successful completion of:
- MHC101: Intro to Mental Health Coordination
- MCH102 Mental Health Coordination for Live Performance OR MHC103: Mental Health Coordination for Film/TV
- MHC 104: Advanced MHC Skills
- MHC105: Specialized MHC Skills and Dramaturgy
- MHC106: MHC Capstone and Supervision
- Plus one of the following:
- MHC107: Mental Health Coordination for Academic Settings (includes MHC for minors)
- MHC108: Special Topics (includes: opera, dance, music, documentaries and more)
- 8 hours of theatrical intimacy education (through any approved source)
- MHC106: Capstone and Supervision
Participants must partner with an established Mental Health Coordinator and complete 30 hours of supervised coordination work. This can be through an assistantship or through recording and reporting of the work. MHC Supervisor must sign off on a successful completion, or can recommend additional steps that should be taken to ensure a successful certification.
Certification valid for two years, with ongoing continuing education requirements and other certification requirements where applicable. Certification may be renewed every two years through a request form.
INSTILL SAFETY AND REGULATION, SO PEOPLE DON’T GET HURT.
Let’s work together!