Pursuing a Career in Mental Health A Comprehensive Guide for Aspiring Professionals

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Pub. Date: 2022-06-24
Publisher(s): Oxford University Press
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Many people are interested in pursuing a career in mental health but may be uncertain about career options. Between the numerous disciplines and the economic implications of different educational decisions, the world of professional mental health can seem difficult to navigate.

Pursuing a Career in Mental Health helps demystify the world of mental health by identifying the best educational path for people interested in this career and by giving them the resources to prepare for success. Designed to prepare students to excel in training and in careers in practice, the book
offers an introduction to the topics addressed in graduate study across disciplines, exploring important issues relating to current and future mental health practice. Throughout, mental health professionals share inspirational wisdom to build realistic expectations and highlight key decision points.
This book provides comprehensive information about the disciplines of counseling, marital/couples and family therapy, psychology, psychiatry, psychiatric nursing, and social work, along with an expansive array of job possibilities. It also offers practical guidance about masters versus doctoral
degrees, graduate admissions requirements educational costs, and salary projections. Readers learn about how diversity and inclusion issues, as well as laws and ethics, impact mental health, and how to prevent career burnout. Thought-provoking chapters promote balanced respect for both the healing
art and the science of mental health, and forecast innovations that will shape the field into the future.

Author Biography

Ann F. Garland is Professor and Chair of the Department of School, Family, and Mental Health Professions at University of San Diego. Her research is designed to improve mental health care for children and families by translating science into community practice. Over the past two decades, her
projects have addressed: access to mental health care among at-risk populations, racial and ethnic disparities in care, methods to measure the delivery and outcomes of care, and identifying common elements of evidence-based practice. She has developed strong collaborative partnerships community
stakeholders and she is very active in training researchers and clinicians from multiple disciplines.

Table of Contents

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Chapter 1 Why Should You Become a Mental Health Professional?
Chapter 2 Is this Career a Good Fit for You?
Chapter 3 Steps To Becoming a Mental Health Professional
Chapter 4 Choosing a Discipline and Degree to Pursue
Chapter 5 Expanding the Possibilities: Populations, Settings, and Types of Work
Chapter 6 The Business of Mental Health Care
Chapter 7 The Laws and Ethics of Mental Health Care
Chapter 8 Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Mental Health
Chapter 9 Preparing for Success in Graduate School
Chapter 10 Occupational Hazards and How to Manage Them
Chapter 11 Inspiring Hope and Change
Chapter 12 Embracing the Science of Mental Health Care
Chapter 13 The Future of Mental Health Care
Chapter 14 Shared Wisdom and Suggested Inspiration
Index .

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