World Mental Healthcare Association

Certification

WMHSC provides the only Global Certification for Verified Mental Health Professionals. We invite you to learn more about this certification and its role below.

It is a global training program offering a cultural and scientific learning experience addressing the needs of mentally ill, traumatized persons and communities worldwide. Experts advance their practice and leadership skills in a new global community of practice. The course offers a learning experience 2 weeks onsite.  Certificates of completion are awarded by the WMHSC.

More than one billion people have been affected by mental health crisis throughout the world. The purpose of this certification is to maximize a scientific and cultural approach and methodology to reduce suffering, minimize disability and increase resiliency for survivors of mental disability worldwide. This Program offers a transformative training experience to create a network of global leaders in mental health recovery.

Field experiences typically range from 2-week intensive field-based training to summer-long experiences. Members are generally involved in more than one project over the course of their training. Financial support for field experiences are not provided by the certification program, but the organization will work with members and fellows to identify appropriate funding sources.

Our team will support you to participate each day using Zoom audio/video technology, interactive whiteboards and chat features to ensure real-time discussion, Q&A and active participation. You will only need a stable internet connection to participate.

Through this certification, you will acquire the knowledge and skills required to design, implement and evaluate mental health programs in low resource settings as well as learning how to conduct and critically evaluate research. Our certification program constitutes an excellent preparation for careers in policy, public health, research and work in international mental health agencies.


Entry requirements & how to apply :

  • At least an upper second-class honours degree of any affiliated university, or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard, or a registerable qualification in medicine, psychology or allied field appropriate to the programme.
  • A background in a mental health-related field is desirable.
  • Any member who does not meet the minimum entry requirement above but who has relevant professional experience may still be eligible for the certification program.
  • They should contact the programme leader who can advise on their eligibility to apply. 

Further information on this course and details on how to apply can be found below:


Membership And Benefits Of Certification

Associate Consultant

Any person who is allowed by the local government body to practice as a clinical psychologist and a psychiatrist are eligible for certification.

Benefits –

a. Associate members who will be acquiring this Global Certification for Verified Mental Health Professionals will be WMHSC’s verified professional and accepted in all our tie-ups.
b. Indemnity Insurance will be provided to them
c. An individual with this certificate can practice globally.
d. develop research protocols globally to investigate key issues in global mental health including epidemiological, intervention- and policy-related questions
e. Define and perform a trauma-informed care approach to patient care.

Associate Counselor

Any person who is allowed by the local government body to practice as a counsellor are eligible for certification.

Benefits

a. Associate members who will be acquiring this Global Certification for Verified Mental Health Professionals will be WMHSC’s verified professional and accepted in all our tie-ups.
b.Insurance policy will be provided to them.
c. They can perform Counselling at an individual level without being under the professional guidance of a clinical psychologist.

Associate Mentor

Any person who has a minimum experience of 5 years in the allied field and has worked 200 hours in WMHSC are eligible for certification.

Benefits

a. Associate members who will be acquiring this Global Certification for Verified Mental Health Professionals will be WMHSC’s verified professional and accepted in all our tie-ups.
b.Insurance policy will be provided to them.

Fellow Member

Individuals who have followed our guidelines for a certain time and having minimum time from the degree, will be awarded a fellowship certificate and upgraded as a fellow member.

Certification of Appreciation

A certificate of appreciation will be provided to any individual who has contributed 100 hours at wmhsc.