This program consists of four courses required to complete the Certificate Program as a Behavior Health Practitioner. It is an online, open enrollment and self-paced courses. All program’s courses must be completed within six-months of enrollment.
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Course No.: BHPX 900.01
Lester (Les) Triché, MPA, MPP, Ph.D. (ABD) has an executive-level professional background with strengths in Education, HR, and Public Policy implementation; Reality Therapy, Choice Theory®, Scripture Therapy Counseling, Internal Empowerment Coaching; and Criminal Justice & Corrections. He has university, community colleges and K-12 schools teaching and administration experience, to include expertise in leadership, management, and race relations; drug and alcohol treatment; conflict resolution; equity compliance; cognitive behavior therapy and behavioral health.
His strengths incorporate strategic planning and execution; resource acquisition, collective bargaining agreement, contract development, and negotiations; organizational development; labor law compliance; team building; employment services; policy design and implementation. His success is contributed to understanding “Why and how humans behave;” reorganizing behavior; soft skills development; evident-based program development and implementation; critical thinking and sound judgment to lead others to answer their challenges.
Les Triché has conducted college president, executive, corporate and ministry staffing searches for Chaffey College, Cerritos College, Compton College, Rio Honda College, El Paso Texas College, Diverse Staffing Solutions, MBF and Associates, and Noel Jones Ministries. These experiences allowed him to work in close collaboration with governing boards, administrative members, faculty, staff, unions, students, and representatives from the communities. He also served as an elective official for a large K-12 school district.
He is an international internet TV and Radio show host reaching an audience in 98 countries; he provides ministry training, leadership, human capital, church planting for ministries ranging in size from 30-30,000.
Students must complete a total of 17 semester hours in coursework with a letter grade of B or higher in each course to receive a certificate of completion. Please refer to the course catalog for the required text, class meeting location, and other general information.
The program will be delivered online during the academic year; the last session of each year will be final class presentations.
Course 1: Online - Secret of Choice Theory and Internal Empowerment Overview
Course 2: Online – Self-Counseling with Choice Theory and Internal Empowerment
Course 3: Take Charge of Your Life
Course 4: Supervised Practitioner’s Internship
- The class will use a variety of learning methods including written reflections, exercises, weekly reading, a final paper, and an internship.
Behavioral Health Practitioner
17.0 Semester Hours
The Behavior Health Practitioner certificate program teaches individuals to mentor persons struggling with behavioral health: stress, depression, anxiety, relationships, grief, addictions, mood disorders, self-esteem or other psychological challenges.