Pursuing a Career in Mental Health: A Comprehensive Guide for Aspiring Professionals (Paperback)

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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.

About the Author

Ann F. Garland is Professor and former Chair of the Department of Counseling & Marital and Family Therapy at University of San Diego, as well as Professor Emerita in the Department of Psychiatry at U.C. San Diego. Her research is designed to improve mental health care for children and families bytranslating 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-basedpractice. She has developed strong collaborative partnerships with community stakeholders and she is very active in training researchers and clinicians from multiple disciplines.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780197544716
ISBN-10: 0197544711
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication Date: June 24th, 2022
Pages: 256
Language: English