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Behavioral Health

MicroCred®

MicroCred Badge

The Behavioral Health MicroCred is for those in human services and others who need an understanding of mental health issues. This MicroCred provides broad knowledge of personality and the identification and treatment of psychological disorders.

Each MicroCred program is made up of two to six individual courses. Successful completion of all courses within the program qualifies you to earn an official LSU digital badge to show off your skill sets. This badge can be used to bulk up your resume and showcase your expertise in the topic. Badges are distributed through Acclaim by Credly. If you have completed this MicroCred program, you can request your badge by clicking here.


Explore This MicroCred

Course Listing
  • PSYC 3081-Personality
  • PSYC 3082-Introduction to Abnormal Psychology
  • PSYC 3083-Psychological Counseling
Cost

Cost per 3-credit course: $866

Total cost: $2,598

Why register for a MicroCred?

LSU MicroCreds offer a cost-effective means to establish and publicize your knowledge, skills, and abilities in a specialization. Upon successful completion of a MicroCred, you will receive a digital badge from LSU Digital & Continuing Education.

Our MicroCreds are intended especially for working professionals and others who need a flexible means of taking courses and documenting the qualifications they give you. The courses in this MicroCred also earn you college credit, so your MicroCred could also start you on the path to a credit certificate or a college degree.

You may start any course for this MicroCred at any time. Admission to LSU is not required.

Format
The courses in this MicroCred are regular three-credit LSU courses offered through Online Distance Learning. You are allowed six months to complete each course; however, because courses are self-paced, you may complete a course in as little as four weeks. Each course includes a syllabus that explains the course requirements. The courses are completed entirely online.
Requirements
LSU's MicroCred® program is your opportunity to gain applicable knowledge in a convenient format online. They are designed for individuals who want to gain a new set of skills to immediately apply in the workplace. Each program is made up of a series of two to five related courses on a specific topic. When those courses are successfully completed, you can earn a digital badge unique to the program that can be shared online on platforms like LinkedIn. Badges are distributed through Acclaim by Credly. Additionally, LSU Online offers MicroCreds with credit that can be applied toward a degree.
Why choose LSU?

Prestige: LSU is the flagship institution of Louisiana and is one of only thirty universities nationwide holding land-grant, sea-grant and space-grant status.

Join the Tiger Nation: When you enroll in an LSU program, you join the LSU family, encompassed by distinguished students, faculty, and alumni.

Learn from the Best: Our award-winning LSU faculty has been making a global impact, both inside and outside of the classroom, since 1860 and our professional development instructors are leaders in their industry.

Learning Outcomes
Learners can identify key concepts of the major perspectives on personality and apply the principles of personality psychology to everyday life. They can identify and describe a wide range of disorders as well as compare theories on the causes of abnormal behavior. They can describe major clinical interventions, assessment, and diagnostic methods. They know the advantages and disadvantages of current procedures, issues, and future directions within the field of clinical psychology.