Preparing for the CCHP-MH Exam
The Candidate Handbook helps applicants to prepare for the examination and has a detailed list of content areas covered on the exam. It is helpful to develop a study plan. This might include self-study, finding a study partner or group, taking a review course, reviewing current textbooks and articles, or other methods.
On-Demand Webinar: CCHP-MH Review Course This two-hour seminar will explain the standards with regard to the areas of care and treatment, clinical records, administration, personnel, legal issues and more. Members of the CCHP-MH Subcommittee since its inception, Dr. Barboza and Dr. Fleming will present this material through the lens of what is essential as you prepare for the CCHP-MH exam.
The following books are recommended reading to help you prepare for the exam. These books may be purchased through the links below:
- Correctional Mental Health: From Theory to Best Practice
- How to Identify Suicidal People—A Systematic Approach to Risk Assessment
- Standards for Mental Health Services in Correctional Facilities
The CCHP-MH task force has also developed an Exam Resource Guide that lists web-based materials that can help you in your studies. The resources are intended to give a more thorough understanding of information discussed in the publications.
See these sample test questions for an idea of what to expect when you take the exam.