Career Pathways: in Mental Health. A webinar for the Peer Leadership Institute. September 10, 2015

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2 Career Pathways in Mental Health Career Pathways: A webinar for the Peer Leadership Institute September 10, 2015

3 Project Team Kimberly Mayer, Associate Director, CIBHS Lisa Smusz, Training Consultant Kristin Dempsey, Senior Associate, CIBHS Kelly Bitz, Program Support Specialist, CIBHS

4 Overview of Webinar Tell us about yourself Mental Health Career Overview Jobs that require Lived Experience Jobs that require additional training and education Going back to school Q & A

5 Tell us about your career interests What type of career are you most interested in learning about today? A. Continue as a Peer Support Worker B. Becoming a Certified Peer Specialist C. Becoming a Case Manager or related positions D. Becoming a licensed clinician

6 Tell us about your education experiences What is the highest level of education you have already completed? A. Some high school B. high school graduate C. vocational school / some college D. college graduate E. Master, PhD, PsyD, or MD

7 Tell us about your future plans Which type of training are you most interested in learning more about? A. I don't want any additional training B. Peer Certification process C. Community College Certificate or Degree D. Bachelor's Degree E. Graduate Degree and Licensure

8 What type of careers are available in Mental Health?

9 Is a career in Mental Health the right fit for me?

10 Jobs that may require Lived Experience

11 Peer Support Workers https://youtu.be/0okreggtmbe

12 Certified Peer Specialist in California

13 Certified Peer Specialist Senate Bill 614 (Leno), if passed. Requires DHCS to establish a peer, parent, transition age, and family support specialist (peer support specialist) certification program by July 1, 2017, that must do the following: Establish a certifying body, either within DHCS, through contract, or through an interagency agreement, to provide for the certification of peer, parent, and family support specialists; Provide for a statewide certification for each of the following categories of peer support specialists, as contained in federal guidance issued by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS): o Adult peer support specialists, who may serve individuals across the lifespan; o Transition age youth peer support specialists; o Family peer support specialists; and, o Parent peer support specialists.

14 SB 614, if passed, continued Utilizes best practice materials published by the federal Substance abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, the federal Department of Veterans Affairs, and related notable experts in the field as a basis for development of best practices Determine the range of responsibilities, practice guidelines, and curriculum and core competencies for each category of peer support specialist, including curriculum that may be offered in areas of specialization, such as older adults, veterans, family support, forensics, whole health, juvenile justice, youth in foster care, sexual orientation, gender identity, and any other areas of specialization identified by DHCS Specify training requirements and continuing education requirements for certification

15 SB 614, if passed, continued Determine clinical supervision requirements for certified personnel that require, at a minimum, certified personnel to work under the direction of a mental health rehabilitation specialist or substance use disorder professional Establish a code of ethics Determine the process for certification renewal and revocation and Determine a process for allowing existing personnel employed in the peer support field to obtain certification under this article, at their option.

16 Advocacy There are many groups that do advocacy in the mental health field, depending on the issue or population you are most drawn to. Some examples are Mental Health Association California (MHAC), NAMI, Disability Rights California, CMHACY, CCY and others.

17 Jobs that require additional training or education: Certificates, exams, and/or on the job training.

18 Psychiatric Technician Education/ Experience Requirements: Completion of P.T. Program (12 14 months full time, months part time) 1530 clinical hours Average Salary: $35,000 $45,000 annually Additional Info:

19 Certified Psychiatric Rehabilitation Practitioner (CPRP)

20 Jobs that require additional training or education: Bachelors level, Advanced Degrees, and Licensure

21 Substance Abuse and Behavior Counselor Education/ Experience Requirements: Can receive two year certificate that allows for work at many treatment centers. Can complete CADC or CAADE certification once education is completed. CADC has difference levels of certification that allows for upward mobility as a substance use counselor. Possibilities for distance learning Can be an additional certification obtained with separate training as anl MFT, LPCC, psychologist, social worker. Psychiatrists can become board certified in addictions. Additional training in SUD will increase marketability of basic degree Average Salary: $31,000 $44,000 annually Additional Info: your substance abuse counseling career/

22 What s the difference between a social worker and a therapist?

23 Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT) and Licensed Professional Counselor (LPCC) 1. Education/ Experience Requirements: a. Graduate Degree (Masters or Doctoral) b. 3,000 hours of supervised practice c. Licensing exams 2. Average Salary: $39,000 $50,000 annually. 3. Additional Info: mftlicense.html#context/api/listings/prefilter

24 Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) 1. Education/ Experience Requirement: a. Master s Degree b. 3,200 hours of supervised work experience c. Licensing exams 2. Average Salary: $57,000 $65,500 annually 3. Additional Info: sp

25 Licensed Psychologist 1. Educational/Experience Requirements: a. PhD in psychology or mental health related field, or PsyD Doctorate of Psychology degree b hours of supervised training, half of which must be postdoctoral (3000 hours in California) 2. Average Salary Range: $50,000 to $116,000 annually 3. Additional Info: s.aspx

26 Psychiatrist 1. Education/ Experience Requirements: a. Doctor of Medicine (MD) or Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (DO) Degree b. Four years of residency training (at least three must be in psychiatry) 2. Average Salary: $150,000 $300,000 annually 3. Additional Info: iatrist DOMD

27 Going back to school

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29 Going back to school How can I get into college or a training program? Is there some way to get help with the expense of an education?

30 Ways to get a degree Community College Apply direct admission to a 4 year university or transfer to a 4 year university Online degree programs or hybrid programs are available at the community college, BA/BS, and advanced degree programs. Always seek an accredited school (WASC)

31 Paying for College Board of Governors Fee Waiver Federal Grants Cal Grants Scholarships Student Loans Work Study For more info and applications:

32 Loan Forgiveness and Stipend Programs Mental Health Loan Assumption Program. After completing training In a hard to fill position Need to commit to at least a year in public behavioral health setting. Need to work hours/week in the setting for updated information

33 Stipend Programs OSHPD contracts with educational institutions to provide stipends for graduate students who plan to work in the PMHS: Masters of Social Work (MSW); Marriage and Family Therapists (MFT); Clinical Psychologists (PsyD/PhD) Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioners (PMHNP). In exchange for a stipend, students in MSW, MFT, PsyD/PhD, and PMHNP programs perform their supervised hours and work for 12 months in the community PMHS. for updated information.

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35 Additional Resources Recordings of PLI Webinar, Upcoming and Past Trainings, and Resources: Additional resources on mental health careers: mental healthprofessionals mental health careers.htm careers/

36 Additional Resources How to apply for admission to California Community College: How to apply for admission to the California State University system (graduate or undergraduate): https://secure.csumentor.edu/admissionapp/ Federal Student Aid application: https://fafsa.ed.gov/ Online CSU degree programs:

37 Kimberly Mayer, MSSW Associate Director, CIBHS Kelly Bitz Program Support Specialist Thank You!

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