Mental health services are an important and specialized area that is experiencing a serious problem in the U.S. health care system. A major problem in gaining support for the care and treatment of people with mental illness is that the diagnosis, treatment, and cure are not as precise, certain, and assured as other types of illness. Treatment of mental illness consists of helping patients live with their condition and cannot promise a cure.
A number of different professionals provide mental health services in a variety of settings. In this module, you studied the role of mental health service providers and how they interact with mental health patients.
Select a mental health profession that you would like to research. In a 1-2 page paper, written in APA format, address the following:
- Explain the educational requirements.
- Explain the job duties.
- Explain the setting in which they are most commonly found.