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MENTAL HEALTH PSYCHOLOGIST: Helping Patients In Clinics, Hospitals, and Jails

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Jonathan is a clinician who works in psychotherapy for the county, helping people in all different kinds of settings. After receiving his bachelor's in psychology and then master's in social work he realized that clinical therapy was what he enjoyed most, so he decided to focus on behavioral health.

Degree: Social Work - Psychology
Job Title: Mental Health Psychotherapist
Employer: County

Job Summary: Psychologists, All Other

Job Description

Psychologists study mental processes and human behavior by observing, interpreting, and recording how people (and in some cases animals) relate to one another and the environment.

On-the-Job Training

Minimal.

Certification Requirement
Practicing psychology or using the title of “psychologist” requires licensure or certification.

Quick Facts

Average salary
Average salary
National Statistic Change Location
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$40,000 - $110,000
Projected job growth
Projected Job Growth
20 to 25 percent
Typical schedule
Typical schedule
Flexible, Full-time
Typical workplace
Typical workplace
Indoor, Office
Personal qualities
Personal Qualities
Analytical skills, Patience, Problem solving skills, People skills, Verbal communication skills, Written communication skills

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<span m='18570'>5150s,</span> <span m='19860'>evaluations.</span> <span m='21460'>Also</span> <span m='22090'>maybe</span> <span m='22900'>have a</span> <span m='22970'>crisis</span> <span m='23450'>assessment</span> <span m='23770'>there at</span> <span m='24000'>the</span> <span m='24150'>jail,</span> <span m='25030'>also</span> <span m='25360'>assessing</span> <span m='25880'>for like</span> <span m='26290'>safety</span> <span m='26620'>cell</span> <span m='27310'>assessments,</span> <span m='27850'>or</span> <span m='28050'>their</span> <span m='28250'>hospitalization.</span> </p><p><span m='30780'>In</span> <span m='30950'>the</span> <span m='31030'>clinic</span> <span m='31360'>itself,</span> <span m='32720'>usually</span> <span m='33230'>I'm</span> <span m='34040'>doing</span> <span m='34520'>intake</span> <span m='34790'>assessments,</span> <span m='36620'>which</span> <span m='36960'>includes</span> <span m='37420'>diagnosing</span> <span m='38770'>patients</span> <span m='39500'>as</span> <span m='39570'>well</span> <span m='39880'>as</span> <span m='40730'>assigning</span> <span m='41320'>them</span> <span m='41940'>to</span> <span m='42300'>either</span> <span m='43880'>individual</span> <span m='44550'>therapy,</span> <span m='45370'>family</span> <span m='45800'>systems</span> <span m='46260'>therapy,</span> <span m='47040'>case</span> <span m='47300'>management</span> <span m='47770'>services.</span> <span m='48695'>I'm</span> <span m='48970'>also a</span> <span m='49360'>clinician</span> <span m='49860'>there,</span> <span m='50250'>work</span> <span m='50430'>with the</span> <span m='50830'>adult</span> <span m='51115'>team.</span> <span m='52360'>So</span> <span m='52550'>I</span> <span m='52660'>also</span> <span m='52940'>carry a</span> <span m='53220'>caseload,</span> <span m='56205'>and</span> <span m='57190'>working</span> <span m='57640'>therapeutic</span> <span m='58210'>method.</span> <span m='58810'>Methodology</span> <span m='59155'>with</span> <span m='59500'>clients.</span> <span m='60880'>I</span> <span m='61010'>started</span> <span m='61300'>off</span> <span m='61430'>with</span> <span m='61590'>a</span> <span m='61670'>bachelor's</span> <span m='62050'>degree at</span> <span m='62420'>Stanislaus</span> <span m='62870'>State</span> <span m='63270'>University,</span> <span m='64379'>and</span> <span m='64590'>that</span> <span m='64769'>was</span> <span m='64980'>in</span> <span m='65099'>psychology.</span> </p><p><span m='67000'>From</span> <span m='67220'>there</span> <span m='67670'>I</span> <span m='67800'>had</span> <span m='68100'>pursued</span> <span m='68500'>my</span> <span m='68610'>master's</span> <span m='69060'>degree,</span> <span m='70690'>MSW,</span> <span m='71280'>Master's</span> <span m='71660'>of</span> <span m='71730'>Social</span> <span m='72020'>Work.</span> <span m='73710'>And</span> <span m='74150'>I</span> <span m='74180'>wasn't</span> <span m='74470'>quite</span> <span m='74650'>sure</span> <span m='74930'>exactly</span> <span m='75460'>what</span> <span m='75790'>I</span> <span m='76120'>kind of</span> <span m='76250'>wanted,</span> <span m='76760'>so</span> <span m='76930'>I</span> <span m='77000'>kind</span> <span m='77220'>of</span> <span m='78170'>went</span> <span m='78360'>off</span> <span m='78540'>to</span> <span m='78630'>do the</span> <span m='78730'>Master's</span> <span m='79020'>of Social</span> <span m='79470'>Work,</span> <span m='80380'>did</span> <span m='80570'>some</span> <span m='80750'>child</span> <span m='81040'>protective</span> <span m='81380'>services</span> <span m='83010'>and</span> <span m='83280'>adult</span> <span m='83380'>protective</span> <span m='83940'>services,</span> <span m='84870'>and</span> <span m='85680'>found</span> <span m='86000'>out</span> <span m='86250'>that</span> <span m='86990'>clinical</span> <span m='87350'>therapy</span> <span m='87760'>is</span> <span m='88015'>really</span> <span 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