behavioral health professional

behavioral health professional

Psychology A person who is licensed by the state, whose professional activities address a client's behavioral issues; examples include psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, psychiatric nurse practitioners, marriage and family counselors, professional clinical counselors, licensed drug/alcohol abuse counselors and mental health professionals. See Mental health worker.
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If your child's nightmares persist and begin to impair his sleep, school work and relationships with family members and friends, arrange to have him evaluated by a behavioral health professional, such as a psychiatrist, psychologist, licensed therapist or social worker.
Therefore, a well-trained and certified correctional behavioral health professional is the solution for a safer society in all cases.
Deploying the behavioral health professional workforce
Model 2 introduces individual-level perceptions of stigma, barriers to care, leader actions with respect to the July UBHNA survey findings, as well as prior treatment from a behavioral health professional in the past year.
The behavioral health professional must take the lead in tackling this problem by:
Physical integration of a behavioral health professional into the PCMH is a particularly attractive strategy for improving both access and coordination, making possible warm handoffs at the moment patients or families are ready.
At small installations (and particularly in deployed environments), it is not uncommon for the BHC to be one of the only (or the only) behavioral health professional available to care for the behavioral health needs of the active duty primary care staff.
We also know about the difficulty some Americans have accessing a behavioral health professional, especially in rural areas.
Each company believes that over the next five years, telehealth virtual visit services will become a preferred method of engaging a doctor or behavioral health professional.
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