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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.
Please contact Ann-Marie Lavelle at Annmarie.Lavelle@delaware.gov if you have any procedural questions. If you need additional information, please contact Judith A. Caprio, at Judith.Caprio@delaware.gov.
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