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Tina Feldt

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Mental Health Technician/Intake Worker:
Average Salary: $26,000
Education: HS - College Preferred
Outlook: Excellent
You have a family member who needs mental health counseling/therapy. Which professional is most likely to provide this service?
Psychiatrist
Psychologist
Social Worker
Mental Health Technician
Types of Jobs
Mental Health Technician/Intake Worker
Social Worker
Professional Counselor
Psychiatric Nurse
Psychologist
Psychiatrist
Agency/Program Administrator
It can be confusing
Tina Feldt, LCSW, LAC, BACS, ACSW, DCSW, QCSW or , LCP
Name the professional most likely to prescribe medication
Careers in Mental Health
Psychologist
Psychiatrist
Psychiatric Nurse
All of the above
You have a child that you suspect may have a learning disability – which professional is the best choice for help in determining this?
Psychiatrist
Psychologist
Social Worker
Substance Abuse Counselor
Duties:
Assist professional staff
intake and orientation
psycho-education
Social Worker
Duties:
Clinical intake
Psycho-education
Discharge planning

Assessment and Diagnosis,
Individual, group and family psychotherapy, supervision of clinical staff, independent private practise
L
Licensed Professional Counselor
Primary Duties

Individual, group or family therapy
Clinical supervision
Independent, private practice
Psychiatric Nurse
Primary Duties
Medical/psychiatric assessment
Medication adminstration and patient education
Some group and individual counseling;
Supervision of other nurses/mental health professionals
Psychologist - PhD
Primary Duties
Psychological testing, assessment and treatment.
With additional credentials can prescribe medication
Forensic work
Independent, private practice
Primary Duties
Medical assessment, prescribe medication.
Forensic work
Research/clinical trials
Questions?
Questions?
Average Salary: $34,00 - $82,00
Education: 4-10 years
Outlook: Excellent
Many social workers have a master's
degree; Most states require licensure,
credentials or certifications.
Average Salary: $34,000 - $65,000
Education: 6-10
Outlook: Excellent
Average Salary: $48,00 - 70,000
Education: 2-6 years
Outlook: Excellent
Average Salary: $52,000 - $93,000
Education: 6-8 years
Outlook: Excellent
Requires a PhD;
requires licensure
Average Salary: $150,000 - $200,000
Education: 10-14 (medical doctor with additional training)
Outlook: Excellent
Program/Agency Administrator
Average Salary:$40,000 - $70,000
Education: 4-10 years
Outlook: Excellent
Psychiatrist
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