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How do you become a behavioral health therapist? 

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All mental health clinicians should become experienced and skilled in the core psychotherapy approaches to treating substance use disorders, including motivational enhancement therapy, relapse prevention (cognitive-behavioral therapy), and 12-step facilitation.

The present findings suggest that cognitive behavior therapy with reduced therapist contact may be a viable, therapist-time-efficient alternative for the treatment of panic disorder.

Embedding a psychologist in a primary care clinic leads to increased access to behavioral health services, especially among patients who may not seek out these services themselves or follow through with a physician’s referral to an outside behavioral health clinic.

By linking behavioral healthcare services with primary healthcare services in the school setting, the psychiatric-mental health clinical nurse specialist is well suited to provide comprehensive behavioral health services.

This study suggests that improved and effective behavioral health services can be provided to students by assigning a designated therapist at each school.

Both therapeutic alliance and therapist competence demonstrated to be important treatment delivery factors in psychotherapy for health anxiety.

reveal a three-stage model of therapist development.

Results suggest that the Behavioral Health Integration Program model of pediatric integrated care is feasible and that hiring behavioral health staff with specific training in pediatric, evidence-informed behavioral health treatments may be a critical variable in increasing outcomes such as referral rates, self-reported competency, and satisfaction.

In an internal survey of 33 medical providers in an integrated family medicine residency, 97% of respondents report they value behavioral health integration to such a degree that they are more likely to accept a job in a setting that offers integrated behavioral health.

highlights the potential for future research addressing the mental health needs of therapists and therapist trainees.