VIII Counseling and Mental Health Careers

TEA Units of Study: TEKS "Knowledge and skills" subsections covered:

A. Career opportunities 1. Psychiatrists 2. Psychologists 3. Related fields B. Desirable personal traits

  • (3) The student researches career options and the preparation necessary for employment in mental health.
    • (A) identify career opportunities related to mental health
  • (4) The student models the ethical behavior standards and legal responsibilities related to mental health.
    • (C) examine designated scope of practice of professionals



  • Diversified Health Occupations, Sixth Edition, Cengage Learning Inc/Delmar Learning (formerly Thomson Learning/DelmarLearning), 2004 – Units 2.8, 3
  • Health Care Science Technology: Career Foundations, Glencoe/McGraw-Hill Division, 2004 – Chapter 16
  • Health Careers Today (text with online access), Elsevier Science (Mosby & W.B.Saunders Publishing), 2003 – Chapter 29
  • Holt Psychology: Principles in Practice, Holt McDougal (Holt) a division of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company, 2003 – Chapter 1
  • Understanding Psychology, Glencoe/McGraw-Hill Division, 2003 – Chapter 21


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