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Mental Health Career Day

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United Way of East Central Iowa

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Transcript of Mental Health Career Day

Mental Health
Career Day!

Workplace Learning Connection
& United Way of East Central Iowa
What is Mental Health or Wellness?
Source: THE WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION; WORLD ENGLISH DICTIONARY
"a state of well-being in which the individual realizes his or her own abilities, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and is able to make a contribution to his or her community"
Job Growth Outlook
Employment of mental health counselors and marriage and family therapists is expected to increase by 37 percent
Source: U.S. Department of Labor
Strong desire to help improve people's lives
Earnings
$$$
SOCIAL WORKERS
LOWEST 10% EARNED $26,710
TOP 10% EARNED MORE THAN $70,390
PSYCHOLOGISTS
LOWEST 10% EARNED $39,200
TOP 10% EARNED MORE THAN $111,810
LOWEST 10%EARNED $21,480
TOP 10% EARNED MORE THAN $63,630
MENTAL HEALTH
MENTAL ILLNESS
"any of various disorders which a person's thoughts, emotions, or behavior are so abnormal as to cause suffering to himself, herself, or other people."
Mental Health Professionals
What Do They Do?
Diagnose and treat mental and emotional disorders, such as anxiety and depression
Work with individuals, couples, and families to help them make desired changes to behaviors
Develop and carry out treatment plans
Encourage clients to discuss their emotions and experiences
Help clients develop strategies and skills to change their behavior or cope with difficult situations
Research and refer clients to community resources, such as food stamps, child care, and healthcare
Respond to crisis situations, such as natural disasters or child abuse
Conduct scientific studies to study behavior and brain function
Political and Social Action
Common Issues for Clients
Addiction and Substance Abuse
Self esteem
Abuse and neglect
Age related mental health
Parenting and martial issues
Grief and loss
Crime in household
Life transitions
Call Norman about A/A support group
319.526.5623
Hospitals and clinics
Nursing homes
Community mental health clinics
Private practices
State and local governments
schools
Colleges
Military bases and hospitals
Skills
Duties
Other Duties
Work Environments
Active Listening
Communication skills
Compassion/Suspending Judgement
Teaching and Decision Making Skills
Ethical standards and healthy boundaries
Knowledge of Community Resources
Writing and Documentation Skills
Knowledge of Signs of Mental Illness
Finish notes from yesterday
Write Joe's treatment plan
Job Growth Outlook
Cortex
ADOLESCENCE
CORPUS CALLOSUM
MIDDLE CHILDHOOD
HIPPOCAMPUS
EARLY CHILDHOOD
EMOTIONS
VERBAL
SPATIAL
2-5
Source: U.S. Department of Labor
Source: Bureau of Labor statistics
Source: Bureau of Labor statistics
Source: Bureau of labor Statistics
JOB OUTLOOK
Employment of Social Workers is expected to increase by 25%
Source: U.S. Department of Labor
Source:
U.S. Department of Labor
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MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELORS
Employment of psychologists is
expected to increase by 22 %
John Sondag, Licensed Master of Social Work, Mental Health Therapist
Kate Wyss, Master of Social Work Student at UI
Sandra Fischer, Psychologist at Tanager Place
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