Graduate Study in Human Services “Many Roads Lead to Rome” Introduction This presentation aims to some light on the different types of training that prepare the student for a career in mental health. This is offered as starting point for your own exploration. A Variety of Degrees
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“Many Roads Lead to Rome”
Kathryn Kogan & Janet DiPaolo
► Geriatrics► Psychiatry
► Acute Care
Many choices in work type and setting
Employment readily available at decent pay
Can pursue Master’s
The training has a medical focus.
As with medicine, you choose MH as a specialty.
Nursing has it’s own identity and focusPsychiatric Nursing
Powerful degree $$$
Must complete medical school
Length of training (6 yrs)
Rigorous & demanding
Must pass medical boards
Focus on medsPsychiatry
Private Grad Programs in Social Work● www.simmons.edu/ssw● www.bu.edu/ssw● socialwork.bc.edu● www.lesley.edu/lc/humanservprog.html● www.wheelock.edu/academics/acad_sw.asp
Excellent quality of training
Range of work/settings
Access to University teaching
Job market limited
Length of training 5-7 years
Intensive research requirement & focus CostPh.D. Clinical Psychology
Who Are School Psychologists?www.apa.org/divisions/div12/aboutcp.html#Anchor-QUALIFICATIONS-35882
School psychologists help children and youth succeed academically, socially, and emotionally. They collaborate with educators, parents, and other professionals to create safe, healthy, and supportive learning environments for all
students that strengthen connections between home and school.
School psychologists are highly trained in both
psychology and education.They must complete a minimum of a post-Master’s degree program that includes a yearlong internship and emphasizes preparation in mental health, child development, school organization, learning styles and processes, behavior, motivation, and effective
School psychologists must be certified and/or licensed by the state in which they work.
What Preparation Is Needed Prior to Entering Graduate School?
Graduate programs in school psychology usually require a Bachelor’s degree and some coursework in general psychology, child development, and education.
How Do I Select a Training Program?
It is essential to select a university with a specific program in school psychology, whether it is independent or housed within a department of special education, education, psychology or child development.
Powerful therapeutic approaches that are nonverbal
Many interesting applications, rewarding work
Excellent training available (Leslie University)
Limited job market
Not insurance reimbursable in most cases