Accessible and unbiased, Careers in Mental Health introduces upper-level high school students and beginning undergraduates to the different aspects of various mental health professions.
- Contains essential career advice for anyone considering an advanced degree in one of the “helping” professions within mental health
- Covers clinical psychology, counseling psychology, social work, counseling, marriage and family therapy, substance abuse counseling, and school psychology
- Clarifies the distinctions between professions by discussing the history and philosophy of each field, requirements for advanced education, licensing, available jobs, salary potential, and more
- Includes a section with practical information applicable to all the professions, such as characteristics for success, ethical issues, the importance of critical thinking, applying to graduate school, and current issues affecting the field of mental health
Keywords: Clinical psychology; counseling psychology; social worker; mental health counselor; school counselor; school psychologist; substance abuse counselor; mental health careers; marriage and family therapist; mental health professions