# CTE Resource Center - Verso - Mental Health Assisting Careers Task 144308001

CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

Describe therapeutic interactions for the MHT.


Description should include
  • one-to-one interactions
  • assisting the patient in meeting goals and priorities
  • strategies for therapeutic interactions. (e.g., paraphrasing and clarifying, listening skills, asking open-ended questions).

Process/Skill Questions

  • In what ways can the MHT help the patient develop self-esteem?
  • How can the MHT begin a topic of conversation with a patient?
  • What are active listening techniques?
  • How can the MHT help the patient set priorities?
  • What are the signs of "staff-splitting?"

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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Medical Terminology


Knowledge Test: Behavioral Health