• Events, Resources and Contact Information

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    Current Events

    Mental Health, Social Service and Addiction Counseling Information Sessions

    We highly encourage students to attend an information session to learn more about the program, profession and application process. Information sessions are open to the public and prior registration is not required.

    Information Sessions are held at the Gresham Campus in the conference room within the Health Professions Division, room 2761.

    Dates and times are listed below.

    • Wednesday, October 24, 2018, noon-1 p.m.
    • Wednesday, January 16, 2019, noon-1 p.m.
    • Wednesday, March 20, 2019, noon-1 p.m.


    The Academic Advising and Transfer Center (AATC) offers several academic advising services. Academic Advisers help students:

    • Understand information about requirements for MHCC programs and degrees.
    • Evaluating (unofficial) course work from MHCC and other Colleges and universities
    • Plan course schedules to meet personal needs and program prerequisite requirements.
    • Identify MHCC courses that meet degree requirements at MHCC and at four-year colleges throughout the state.

    Advising.Questions@mhcc.edu | 503-491-7315

    Meet the Program Faculty

    Karen Anne Green | 503-491-7133 | Karen.Green@mhcc.edu

    Karen Green
    Karen Anne Green, MSW, LSSW

    Karen Anne Green, MSW, LSSW

    Karen has worked in East County for 16 years as a social worker. She is thrilled to share her passion for Mental Health and Social Services with the students at MHCC. She believes that if given the right environment every student will thrive. Her students will become powerful contributors to society. She specializes in systems thinking and helping students learn a macro focus of practice. Empowerment, access and opportunity drive her teaching philosophy. When she is not teaching, she is hiking, gardening or generally enjoying life with her husband, dogs, family and community of friends.

    Monica Parmley, LCSW, MSW | 503-491-7425 | Monica.Parmley@mhcc.edu

    Monica has 17 years of clinical experience with children, youth and families, mental health coordination and clinical supervision. Previously Monica was an Assistant Professor of Practice in the PSU School of Social Work for seven years. Monica has nurtured robust collaborations with various mental health and addictions-serving agencies such as MHACBO, Volunteers of America Men’s Residential Center, Central City Concern, Clackamas County and Multnomah County. She also serves as a judge for the Al Forthan Memorial Scholarship, which serves Oregon youth who are impacted by a family member affected by alcohol or drug addiction. Monica is a registered Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) facilitator and safeTALK trainer. As a member of the Oregon Coalition of Addiction Studies Educators (OCASE), she will be the lead faculty supporting MHSSAC students who are interested in the addiction studies aspect of the MHSSAC Program. Outside of work, Monica can be found spending time with her partner and pets, travelling, gardening, doing home projects or singing.

    Financial Aid

    Students may qualify for financial aid and are encouraged to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) available online at www.fafsa.ed.gov. This application includes grants, loans, and work study. Information about financial aid, including instructions for completing the FAFSA, is posted on the MHCC Financial Aid webpage. Scholarships are also available.

    To avoid missing financial aid deadlines and opportunities, it is recommended that the FAFSA be completed on October 1 for the following academic year or at the time of program application. Financial aid inquiries may be directed to FinAid.Mail@mhcc.edu.

    Admissions, Registration, and Records

    The Mental Health, Social Service, and Addiction Counseling program is a restricted entry program. If you have questions regarding admission requirements and procedures, please contact the Admissions Evaluator at lradmissions@mhcc.edu or attend an Application Assistance Workshop during open hours.

    Questions about the program, curriculum, or profession should be directed to the Program Director.

    Accessible Education Services

    Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA & ADAAA) and Rehabilitation Act Information

    Mt. Hood Community College does not discriminate on the basis of disability in admissions or access to its programs, services and activities. If you have a disability and need accommodations, auxiliary aides, or services, please contact Accessible Education Services at 503-491-6923 or dso.web@mhcc.edu. Individuals are not required to disclose disability in the admissions process. Accessible Education Services staff can provide assistance and guidance during the application process if you have any questions. Individuals with disabilities are required to meet the essential functions of the curriculum and program with reasonable accommodations.

    Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action

    The College shall comply with all local, state and federal laws related to equal opportunity and affirmative action in its employment practices, services, programs and activities. The College is committed to providing an inclusive environment and equal opportunity to all persons and prohibits all forms of discrimination based on age, gender, race, color, religion, physical or mental disability, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, pregnancy, veteran's status, familial relationship, expunged juvenile record, or other status or characteristic protected by law, or association with individuals in such protected status or characteristic.


    The College promotes non‐discrimination by maintaining a respectful working and learning environment free of all forms of discrimination and harassment. It is against district policy for any manager, supervisor, faculty, staff or student to engage in discrimination of any member of the College community based on race, color, religion, ethnicity, national origin, age, sex, marital status, disability or sexual orientation. The College shall comply with all local, state and federal laws with regard to nondiscrimination.

    Veteran Services

    If you are a veteran, member of the Reserves or National Guard and plan to take classes, you may be eligible for educational benefits through the Department of Veterans' Affairs or Oregon Department of Veteran Affairs. Benefits may also be available to eligible spouses and/or children of veterans.

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