Careers in Mental Health: Opportunities in Psychology, Counseling, and Social Work

Editor/Author Metz, Kim
Publication Year: 2016
Publisher: Wiley

Single-User Purchase Price: $38.95
Unlimited-User Purchase Price: $58.43
ISBN: 978-1-11-876792-4
Category: Psychology
Book Status: Available
Table of Contents

Careers in Mental Health introduces upper-level high school students and beginning undergraduates to the different aspects of various mental health professions.

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Table of Contents

    • Acknowledgments
    • Introduction
    • Unit 1: Career Essentials
    • 1 Ph.D. or Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology
    • Overall History and Philosophy of the Profession
    • Education
    • Licensing
    • Types of Jobs for which the Degree will Qualify You
    • Earning Potential
    • Types of Clients Served
    • What about Getting a Master's Degree in Psychology?
    • References
    • 2 Ph.D. or Psy.D. in Counseling Psychology
    • Overall History and Philosophy of the Profession
    • Education
    • Licensing
    • Types of Jobs for which the Degree will Qualify You
    • Earning Potential
    • References
    • 3 Master's in Social Work (MSW)
    • Overall History and Philosophy of the Profession
    • Education
    • Types of Jobs for which the Degree will Qualify You
    • Earning Potential
    • References
    • 4 Master's in Counseling
    • Overall History and Philosophy of the Profession
    • Education
    • Licensing
    • Types of Jobs for which the Degree will Qualify You
    • Earning Potential
    • References
    • 5 Master's in Marriage and Family Therapy
    • Overall History and Philosophy of the Profession
    • Education
    • Licensing
    • Types of Jobs for which the Degree will Qualify You
    • Earning Potential
    • References
    • 6 Substance Abuse/Chemical Dependency Counselor
    • Overall History and Philosophy of the Profession
    • Education
    • Licensing
    • Types of Jobs for which the Degree will Qualify You
    • Earning Potential
    • References
    • 7 School Psychologist
    • Overall History and Philosophy of the Profession
    • School Psychologist versus School Counselor
    • Education
    • Licensing
    • Types of Jobs for which the Degree will Qualify You
    • Earning Potential
    • References
    • Unit 2: Strategies and Skills
    • 8 Why (and Why Not) to Pursue a Mental Health Professional Career
    • Why TO Pursue a Mental Health Career
    • Why NOT to Pursue a Mental Health Career
    • References
    • 9 Critical Thinking
    • Distinguish between Real Science and Psychobabble
    • Always Ask Questions
    • Pay Attention to the Way Terms are Operationalized when Evaluating Information
    • Examine the Evidence – Both Sides of the Evidence
    • Analyze Assumptions and Biases of Those Making Claims
    • Avoid Emotional Reasoning
    • Consider Other Interpretations
    • Tolerate Uncertainty
    • References
    • 10 Ethics: A Primer on Mental Health Profession Guidelines
    • Confidentiality
    • Boundaries
    • Record-Keeping
    • References
    • 11 How to Increase Your Chance of Getting into Graduate School
    • GPA and GRE Scores
    • Research Experience
    • Volunteering
    • Internships
    • Personal Statement
    • Letters of Recommendation
    • Vita or Resume
    • Interview
    • Attend to Deadlines
    • References
    • 12 After You Have Earned Your Degree
    • Continuing Education
    • Malpractice Insurance
    • Telehealth/Telepsychology/Online Support Groups
    • Prescription Privileges
    • References
    • Conclusion