RECAP: Careers in Behavioral Health Webinar

On November 15, 2017, MyHealth Career Navigator hosted a webinar on emerging careers in behavioral health. Our awesome panelists were Kristin Dempsey, LMFT, LPCC, a Senior Associate at CIBHS and a project manager for the Greater Bay Area Mental Health and Education Workforce Collaborative and Lisa Smusz, MS, LPCC from Social Changery. 

The webinar went into great detail on the types of careers one can enter into in behavioral health and tips on how to get there. With behavioral and mental health becoming more of a national concern in the United States, opportunities in the field in increase. Here is a brief recap of the webinar:

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Types of Careers in Behavioral Health

  • Working with individuals with mental health problems and supporting them in there recovery
  • Counseling individuals in groups to help them get better in school or in personal relationships
  • Advocating for a person's access to mental health services
  • Advocating for policy that effects mental health
  • Reducing stigma and discrimination about mental health

Types of Mental Health Challenges 

  • Substance abuse
  • Self-esteem
  • Marital problem
  • Homelessness
  • Anger Management
  • Grief
  • Parenting
  • Trauma
  • Discrimination
  • and MORE!

Skills Needed for a Behavioral Health Career

  • Excellent listening skills
  • Advanced verbal and writing skills
  • Having empathy and compassion for others
  • Care for a person's well-being and belief in the person's potentialCritical thinking skills
  • Being non-judgemental
  • Comfort with ambiguity
  • Being authentic and self-aware
  • Ability to reach out for help for yourself

Careers in Behavioral Health

  • Licensed Psychologist
  • Psychiatrist
  • Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC)
  • Substance Abuse & Behavior Counselor
  • Certified Psychiatric Rehabilitation Counselor (CPRP)
  • Psychiatric Technician
  • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT)                                                 
  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)

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Working in the behavioral health field is challenging but highly rewarding because you have the opportunity to make an impact in someone's life everyday. Employment of substance abuse and behavioral disorder counselors is projected to grow 22 percent from 2014 to 2024.Employment of mental health counselors and marriage and family therapists is projected to grow 19 percent from 2014 to 2024. Check out how to build a resume and cover letter to jumpstart your career in behavioral health. 

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