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BEHAVIOR THERAPIST: Teaching Self-Help Skills To Children

About this video 

Kimberly shares her story of being a behavior therapist and working with children to teach them skills that will benefit them in school and for life. Kimberly talks about what her job is like, how she discovered her career, and what she has learned since she started in this field.

Degree: Counseling Psychology - Speech Pathology
Job Title: Behavior Therapist

Job Summary: Mental Health Counselors

Job Description

Mental Health Counselors counsel with emphasis on prevention, and work with individuals and groups to promote optimum mental and emotional health. They may help individuals deal with issues associated with addictions and substance abuse; family, parenting, and marital problems; stress management; self-esteem; and aging.

On-the-Job Training


Additional Info

Mental Health Counselors must be licensed. Licensure requires a master’s degree and 2 years of supervised clinical experience. They must pass a state-recognized exam and complete annual continuing education classes.

Certification Requirement
Required by the National Board for Certified Counselors.

Quick Facts

Average salary
Average salary
National Statistic Change Location
$25,000 - $65,000
Projected job growth
Projected Job Growth
30 to 40 percent
Typical schedule
Typical schedule
Typical workplace
Typical workplace
Hospital / Clinic, Indoor, Office
Personal qualities
Personal Qualities
Empathy, Organizational skills, People skills, Verbal communication skills, Patience, Problem solving skills

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m='15330'>work</span> <span m='15570'>with</span> <span m='15660'>them</span> <span m='15940'>anytime</span> <span m='16432'>during the day.</span> <span m='16924'>But</span> <span m='18400'>basically</span> <span m='19850'>teaching</span> <span m='20330'>self-help</span> <span m='20810'>skills,</span> <span m='22400'>initial</span> <span m='24740'>learning</span> <span m='25230'>skills</span> <span m='25710'>like</span> <span m='25930'>listening,</span> <span m='26556'>following</span> <span m='26982'>directions,</span> <span m='28260'>and</span> <span m='28870'>correcting</span> <span m='29280'>behavioral</span> <span m='30100'>[INAUDIBLE].</span> </p><p><span m='31560'>I</span> <span m='31660'>started</span> <span m='32030'>off</span> <span m='32259'>wanting</span> <span m='32590'>to be a</span> <span m='32720'>teacher.</span> <span m='33360'>And</span> <span m='34540'>then</span> <span m='36180'>I</span> <span m='36310'>went</span> <span m='36490'>to</span> <span m='36570'>school</span> <span m='36970'>to</span> <span m='37060'>be</span> <span m='37220'>a</span> <span m='37310'>speech</span> <span m='37640'>pathologist,</span> <span m='38910'>and</span> <span m='39110'>then</span> <span m='40110'>kind</span> <span m='40340'>of</span> <span m='41050'>went</span> <span m='41500'>behavioral</span> <span m='42330'>after</span> <span m='42580'>that.</span> <span m='42760'>I didn't</span> <span m='43214'>even know</span> <span m='43668'>it existed</span> <span m='45140'>when</span> <span m='45450'>I</span> <span m='45590'>first</span> <span m='45850'>started,</span> <span m='47080'>and</span> <span m='47290'>that</span> <span m='47570'>a</span> <span m='47690'>lot</span> <span m='48070'>of</span> <span m='48150'>people</span> <span m='48480'>need</span> <span m='48810'>the</span> <span m='49275'>services.</span> </p><p><span m='49740'>So it's</span> <span m='50205'>a pretty good</span> <span m='51135'>field</span> <span m='51600'>to get in.</span> 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