Mental Health Practitioner is a broad title that covers a lot of specific
positions. It includes Psychiatrist, Clinical Psychologist, School Psychologist, Mental Health Counselor, Psychiatric Nurse, Psychotherapist
and list of other professions. The take care of your patient's mental health,
whether that's through drug treatments or different therapy options, like talk
or art. Psychotherapists as a MHP are involved in the non drug treatment
They can also work with a wide range of mental health issues. They might have patients with serious issues like schizophrenia or split personality disorder, or handle more moderate issues like anxiety, depression, or obsessive-compulsive disorder. Their area of expertise and type of facility of work dictate the type of clients they have. They always have the big responsibility of keeping detailed records of sessions and tracking your patient's progress.
Mental Health Practitioners work in a number of different places, including schools, hospitals, prisons, and nonprofit organizations. The job can be collaborative — a MHP might work with a group of other Mental Health Practitioners or Doctors to help the patient. Or a MHP might decide to have your own private practice.
Federal and provincial laws declare which professions are considered mental health practitioners. In accordance, standards and responsibilities, code of ethics scope of practice are clearly defined in detail.