Written by, Kate Oliver, MSW, LCSW-C
In the field of mental health, you will come across many titles for professionals. It can be confusing to understand what the differences are. Here is a quick primer to walk you through the different types of helping professionals in the mental health field.
Social Workers- We typically have a Master’s Degree followed by a few years of supervision with a mandatory test to obtain a license. Each state has different standards for Social Workers and it is a good idea to check what a license means in your state. In my state, Maryland, in order to have my clinical license I needed to complete my Master’s in Social Work, then have a minimum of two years and 1500 hours of supervised work time. After that I needed to pass my licensure exam. In my state there are also Social Workers that have other…
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