About Mandy :)

"Lies are like scars on your soul, they destroy you."

Who Am I

My Top 3 career interests

~Early Childhood Development and Services

~Personal Care Services

~professional Support Services

My Top 3 Skills

~Professional Support Services

~Early Childhood Development and services

~Teaching and Training

My top 3 values

~Prestige

~Accomplishment

~innovation

My top 3 learning styles

~self control

~concern for others

~dependability

"Why should all of these things be considered when deciding a career?"

All of these things should be considered when deciding a career because they are important when making a decision

Where Am I Going

My career as a.....
Job Description: Provides support services to students, staff, and parents. Support services include referrals, counseling, assessment, diagnostics, and report writing. This work takes place at the school site, in other public buildings, and in private residences. Additional responsibilities include student scheduling, maintaining individual student Education Plans, etc.
Median Salary: $39,270
Job outlook: he field of Mental Health Counseling is one of the few fields in the nation that is predicted to grow at almost 3 times the rate of other forms of employment. Employment in the aggregate is projected to rise by 11%; the field of Mental Counseling by 29%. This rise in demand for Mental Health Counselors advantageously is not because mental illness is skyrocketing at a phenomenal rate, but rather because those who suffer from mental illness are now able to receive counseling they previously could not afford. New health laws require that under a medical policy which offers mental health aspects, an insurer must provide the same amount of visits to a Mental Health Counselor as they provide for medical visits (referred to as “parity” policies). Under the Affordable Care Act, if the policy says the patient has 35 visits to a medical physician, the patient will also have 35 visits to a mental health specialist.
Cluster: costumier service
Work Schedule:

Most mental health counselor positions require a master's degree in counseling, psychology or a related mental health fields.
Students can typically enroll in a master's degree program with a bachelor's degree from a wide range of fields.
Online counseling education training is also available

~Work Environment: Mental health counselors are employed in a variety of settings including private practice, hospitals, correctional institutions, mental health clinics, schools and universities, drug and alcohol rehabilitation centers, halfway houses, and residential care facilities. They may work long, irregular hours including nights and weekends.

~Something Interesting about my career:

mental Health Counselors work with individuals, groups, and families in many different settings. They are able to provide a wide range of services that include, but are not limited to, assessment and diagnosis, psychotherapy, treatment planning, program development and evaluation, psycho-education and prevention programs, and crisis management.

How Do I Get There

College I'd like to attend:

Boston College (BC) in Massachusetts

Why This College?

Boston College is a Catholic Jesuit college that ranked 31st among national universities by U.S. News & World Report in 2015. That same year, the university was designated as a best value school by USN&WR, and The Princeton Review also categorized it as one of the top schools in the Northeast. In preparation for state licensure, students can pursue a 60-hour Master of Arts (M.A.) in Counseling Psychology program with a concentration in mental health counseling. Aspiring professionals who intend to pursue a doctoral degree can apply to the 48-hour M.A. in Counseling Psychology - Mental Health Counselor program. At BC, the doctoral program culminates in a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Counseling Psychology. This course of study is fully accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA).

What Dagree's are needed?

Degree RequiredMaster's degree

Training Required3,000 hours supervised clinical experience

Education Field of StudyPsychology, counseling, social work, marriage and family therapy, or a related mental health field

Licensure and/or CertificationAll states require mental health counselors to be licensed; professional certification is available

Job Growth (2012-2022)29%*

Median Salary (2013)$40,580*

Tuition:

2015-2016 Billed Academic Year Costs (current charges are subject to change)

Undergraduate Tuition$48,540

Total Room and Board$13,496

Total Tuition, Fees, Room, and Board*$62,820

Scolarchips i might qualify for:

Federal TEACH Grant