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On behalf of the Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health (DSAMH), the following checklist provides the necessary information to become credentialed as a mental health screener in the State of Delaware. Title 16, Chapter 51 of the Delaware Code states that only psychiatrists and approved professionals have the authority to detain or revoke a detainment of an individual for a psychiatric evaluation.
Each credentialed screener shall complete the forty - hour training comprised of the in-person and on-line training. DSAMH will facilitate the training twice per year-January and June located at the Springer Building, New Castle, DE.
Each screener shall be required to re-apply every two (2) years for the DSAMH renewal. Each individual shall submit required CEU’s as well as an updated application, a copy of his or her active license or certifications, an updated job description and resume, if applicable, to meet the renewal requirements.
If you need additional information, please contact Judith A. Caprio, at Judith.Caprio@delaware.gov.
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