# CTE Resource Center - Verso - Mental Health Assisting Careers Task 144307991

CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

Explain the qualifications needed for success as a mental healthcare professional.


Explanation should include
  • educational requirements
  • certification and licensing requirements
  • personal qualities
  • membership in professional organizations.

Process/Skill Questions

  • What are the educational and certification requirements of the members of the mental healthcare team?
  • What personal qualities are required to be successful in the field of mental health?
  • What nationally-recognized professional organizations are designed to meet the needs of members of the mental healthcare team?

Related Standards of Learning



The student will read, interpret, analyze, and evaluate a variety of nonfiction texts.
  1. Use critical thinking to generate and respond logically to literal, inferential, and evaluative questions about the text(s).
  2. Identify and synthesize resources to make decisions, complete tasks, and solve specific problems.
  3. Analyze multiple texts addressing the same topic to determine how authors reach similar or different conclusions.
  4. Recognize and analyze use of ambiguity, contradiction, paradox, irony, overstatement, and understatement in text.
  5. Analyze false premises claims, counterclaims, and other evidence in persuasive writing.

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