Mental Health Counselors & Substance Abuse Counselors

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Occupation Description

Mental health and substance abuse social workers evaluate and assist individuals with mental, emotional, or substance abuse difficulties, comprising of abuse of alcohol, tobacco, and/or other drugs. Activities may also require individual and/or group treatment, crisis intervention, case management, client advocacy, prevention, and education.

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Total Employees In 2010


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Required Education

Bachelor's degree
Specific Programs:
Bachelors in Counseling

Required Work Experience


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