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mental health professional

A person who by education and experience is professionally qualified to provide counselling interventions designed to facilitate individual achievement of human development goals and remediate mental, emotional or behavioural disorders, and associated distresses, which interfere with mental health and development.
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mental health professional

Medtalk A person who by education and experience is professionally qualified to provide counseling interventions designed to facilitate individual achievement of human development goals and remediate mental, emotional, or behavioral disorders, and associated distresses which interfere with mental health and development. See Psychiatrist, Psychologist. Cf Mental health provider.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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