Mental Health and Human Services
Mental Health and Human Services Program
The Mental Health and Human Services Program is designed for students who wish to pursue careers in human service fields such as social work, psychology, counseling, mental health, rehabilitation, and special education. Our faculty is drawn from the fields of psychology, counseling and social work.
Our two year program offers courses in counseling, social policy, human service organization, vulnerable populations, group leadership, domestic violence, developmental disabilities, and gerontology (aging), and we prepare students with hands-on experience in two semester-long internship courses in a human services placement. The emphasis is on learning ways of helping people to lead satisfying, productive lives, to prevent and treat serious emotional and psychological problems, and to intervene with social conditions to expand access, equity, and health. These experiences in the field can lead directly to jobs within the organizations and are a great resume booster for jobs elsewhere.
- George Kapetanakis, LMSW
Director, Mental Health and Human Services Program
- Program Office: Room D313
Upon completion of the program, our students have found employment in human services and other areas, and have gone on to further their education in social work and psychology programs at a wide range of four-year colleges, including Adelphi University, Brooklyn College, the College at Staten Island, Hunter College, John Jay College, Lehman College, Medgar Evers College, Mount Holyoke College, New York City Technical College, New York University, St. Francis College, St. Joseph’s College, York College, and many others. Many of our students continue their education to MSW, MHC, and Ph.D. levels.
Professors Kap and Hallmark really helped me throughout my at time KBCC. I am so grateful for all of the wisdom, support and encouragement I received from them-Jess Manzi
Being in the Mental Health and Human services program is the best thing I have done in my life. They really helped me with my future plans. The faculty and staff are wonderful and loving.-Michael Kennedy
This program is really good and hands on. You’ll learn things every day and enjoy yourself. You will develop skills not for the field but for the rest of your life.-Justin Baird