Mental Health & Social Work Careers

This week you have viewed lectures on mental health professionals and social workers. Discuss the differences in training and scope of practice by comparing two of these professions, e.g. mental health counseling, psychologist, psychiatrist and social workers. You must discuss at least 3 differences for full credit. The original post should be

1-2 paragraphs in length. In your reply, you should point out something that surprised you or add to the discussion with information from another quality resource.

Lectures: Careers in Mental Health and Social…

Lecture on clinical mental health counseling (including an overview of the other licensed mental health professions)

Aaron Norton, a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, and Adjunct Instructor at the University of South Florida’s Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling program, provides an overview of the clinical mental health counseling profession for undergraduate students in a pre-recorded guest lecture for the Health Sciences program at USF.

The lecture covers the following:

1. Overview and Comparison of Licensed Mental Health Professions

2. Counseling: Definition, Education, Scope of Practice, Licensure Requirements, Work Settings, Certifications/Specializations, Salaries, Efficacy, Work Values

3. Overview of USF’s Rehabilitation & Mental Health Counseling Program

4. My Career Path: An Example

5. A Typical Day in Counseling

6. Counselor/Health Professional Self-Care