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Mental Health Therapist

Education/training

Most of these occupations require graduate school. For example, they may require a master's degree, and some require a Ph.D., M.D., or J.D. Employees may need some on-the-job training, but most of these occupations assume that the person will already have the required skills, knowledge, work-related experience, and/or training.

Average salary

The high yearly wage for Arkansas is 68,160 dollars

The median yearly wage for Arkansas is 48,540 dollars

The low yearly wage for Arkansas is 30,770 dollars

Job duties/tasks

  • Maintain confidentiality of records related to clients' treatment
  • Encourage clients to express their feelings and discuss what is happening in their lives, helping them to develop insight into themselves or their relationships.
  • Collect information about clients through interviews, observation, or tests.
  • Assess patients for risk of suicide attempts
  • Fill out and maintain client-related paperwork, including federal- and state-mandated forms, clients diagnostic records, and progress notes.

Knowledge areas

  • Psychology
  • Therapy and counseling
  • Customer and personal service
  • sociology and anthropology
  • English language
  • Education and training
  • Clerical
  • Philosophy and Theology
  • Law and government
  • Administration and management

Skills

  • Active listening
  • Social perceptiveness
  • Service orientation
  • Speaking
  • Critical tinking

Abilities