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Army MOS 68X Mental Health Specialist          

Health care that's provided for Army Soldiers and personnel isn't limited to the physical realm. Stress due to combat
situations or physical ailments can often have an effect on the mental well-being of Army Soldiers. The Mental Health
Specialist, an important member of the Army health care team, assists with the management and treatment of inpatient and
outpatient mental health activities.
The Mental Health Specialist is primarily responsible, under the supervision of an Army psychiatrist, social worker, psychiatric
nurse or psychologist, for providing mental health treatment to patients. Some of your duties as a Mental Health Specialist
may include:

Collect and record psychosocial and physical data
Assist with care and treatment of psychiatric, drug and alcohol patients
Counsel clients/patients with personal, behavioral or psychological problems

Training
Job training for a Mental Health Specialist requires nine weeks of Basic Training, where you'll learn basic Soldiering skills,
and 20 weeks of Advanced Individual Training, including practice in-patient care. Training length varies depending on
specialty. Some of the skills you'll learn are: Patient care techniques and Emergency medical techniques

Advanced Responsibilities
Advanced level Mental Health Specialist provides guidance, supervises and trains other Soldiers within the same discipline.
As an advanced level Mental Health Specialist, you may be involved in:

Collect and record psychosocial and physical data
Assist with care and treatment of psychiatric and drug and alcohol patients
Counsel clients/patients with personal, behavioral or psychological problems

Related Civilian Jobs
The skills you learn as a Mental Health Specialist will help prepare you for a future with civilian hospitals, clinics, nursing
homes or rehabilitation centers. With a Mental Health Specialist Background, you may consider a career as a psychiatrist's
assistant, a medical assistant or a physician's aide.

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