# CTE Resource Center - Verso - Mental Health Assisting Careers Task 144308016

CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

Explain the role of the MHT in the delivery of care and treatment of various types of mental illness.


Explanation should include general care provided by the MHT for in-patient and for out-patient care for
  • psychotic disorders
  • anxiety disorders
  • affective disorders
  • personality disorders
  • eating disorders
  • substance abuse
  • developmental anomalies and disorders
  • conditions associated with confusion and dementia.

Process/Skill Questions

  • How can the MHT encourage the patient to make healthy choices?
  • Where would the MHT locate information about his/her responsibilities in the delivery of care to the patient?
  • How would the patient’s diagnosis of mental illness impact the type of care required by the patient?
  • What types of care would be provided for the major mental illness disorders?

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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