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Counsel with emphasis on prevention. Work with individuals and groups to promote optimum mental and emotional health. May help individuals deal with issues associated with addictions and substance abuse; family, parenting, and marital problems; stress management; self-esteem; and aging.
- The SOC (Standard Occupational Classification) code is 21-1014.00
- The Mean Annual Wage in the U.S. is $ 46,050.00
- The Mean Hourly Wage is $ 22.00
- Currently, there are 139,820 people on this job
☝️ Information based on the reference occupation “Mental Health Counselors”.
Also Known As…
- Mental Health Counselors
- Mental Health Therapist
- Mental Health Specialist
- Mental Health Counselor
- Correctional Counselor
- Case Manager
- Behavior Support Specialist (BSS)
- Behavior Analyst
- Treatment Coordinator
- Residential Child Care Counselor
- Mental Health Program Specialist
- Mental Health Professional
- Mental Health Clinician
- Mental Health Case Manager
- Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor
- Group Home Counselor
- Group Counselor
- Grief Counselor
- Elder Counselor
- Domestic Violence Advocate
- Direct Care Counselor
- Corrections Caseworker
- Clinical Mental Health Counselor
- Clinical Counselor
- Child Care Counselor
- Bereavement Counselor
Tasks for “Case Manager”
- Fill out and maintain client-related paperwork, including federal- and state-mandated forms, client diagnostic records, and progress notes.
- Counsel clients or patients, individually or in group sessions, to assist in overcoming dependencies, adjusting to life, or making changes.
- Guide clients in the development of skills or strategies for dealing with their problems.
- Maintain confidentiality of records relating to clients' treatment.
- Evaluate clients' physical or mental condition, based on review of client information.
- Prepare and maintain all required treatment records and reports.
- Develop and implement treatment plans based on clinical experience and knowledge.
- Learn about new developments in counseling by reading professional literature, attending courses and seminars, or establishing and maintaining contact with other social service agencies.
- Collect information about clients through interviews, observation, or tests.
- Counsel family members to assist them in understanding, dealing with, or supporting clients or patients.
- Refer patients, clients, or family members to community resources or to specialists as necessary.
- Meet with families, probation officers, police, or other interested parties to exchange necessary information during the treatment process.
- Act as client advocates to coordinate required services or to resolve emergency problems in crisis situations.
- Supervise other counselors, social service staff, assistants, or graduate students.
- Gather information about community mental health needs or resources that could be used in conjunction with therapy.
- Collaborate with other staff members to perform clinical assessments or develop treatment plans.
- Monitor clients' use of medications.
- Modify treatment activities or approaches as needed to comply with changes in clients' status.
- Evaluate the effectiveness of counseling programs on clients' progress in resolving identified problems and moving towards defined objectives.
- Perform crisis interventions with clients.
- Assess patients for risk of suicide attempts.
- Plan, organize, or lead structured programs of counseling, work, study, recreation, or social activities for clients.
- Plan or conduct programs to prevent substance abuse or improve community health or counseling services.
- Coordinate or direct employee workshops, courses, or training about mental health issues.
- Discuss with individual patients their plans for life after leaving therapy.
- Encourage clients to express their feelings and discuss what is happening in their lives, helping them to develop insight into themselves or their relationships.
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