Loyola’s SMHAPP Certificate: Helping SSW Be More Visible, Valuable, & Vital
Editor’s Note: Starting this week, we are going to feature at SSWN the work of school mental health professionals who are completing the Loyola School Mental Health Advanced Practice Program (SMHAPP) certificate. The 15-credit, 99% online 2-year certificate is designed to help SSW and other school mental health professionals find the community and learn the advanced skills they need to become social-emotional leaders in their schools, using the most evidence-informed and data-driven tools available to enhance their practice. Applications are now open for our Fall 2019 cohort, and more information is here. In the meantime, I’m re-posting an article from my LinkedIn page describing the rationale and details of the program, as well as linking to a recording on our YouTube channel of an information session we did last year (all the bottom-line details like app deadline, tuition, course descriptions, etc. start at about the 24-minute mark…). Stay tuned at this space for lots more great content from our current SMHAPP student cohorts as they show how they are becoming more visible, valuable, and vital in their schools.
“I completed this program and it was so fantastic. I learned so much. It provided me with the knowledge and skills that I needed to go deeper with my work. Seriously, it was the best professional decision I’ve made. Also, you can complete this program remotely. No need to live in Chicago. That’s just a bonus.” Dianna Phelps, MA, MTSS Coordinator, Philadelphia
Our SMHAPP Information Session is below. Any additional questions:
Dr. Michael Kelly