ARMHS MHRW vs. MHP

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ARMHS MHRW vs. MHP

Qualifications:

  • MHP: Completed relevant coursework, work experience, or master’s degree in behavioral sciences.
  • MHRW: High school diploma or equivalent, plus additional qualifications (language fluency, associate degree, etc.).

Scope of Practice:

  • MHP:
    • Client education
    • Rehabilitative mental health services
    • Functional assessments
    • Level of care assessments
    • Treatment plans
    • Crisis assessments and interventions
  • MHRW:
    • Assists in implementing interventions from client’s treatment plan

Supervision:

  • MHP:
    • Clinical supervision by a mental health professional or certified rehabilitation specialist.
  • MHRW:
    • Treatment supervision by a mental health professional or certified rehabilitation specialist.
    • Direct observation 1-2 times per month.

Training Requirements:

  • MHP:
    • 30 hours of continuing education every two years.
  • MHRW:
    • 30 hours of initial training.
    • 90-day training.
    • Annual training.
    • 30 hours of continuing education every two years.

ARMHS MHRW vs. MHP

Qualifications:

  • MHP: Completed relevant coursework, work experience, or master’s degree in behavioral sciences.
  • MHRW: High school diploma or equivalent, plus additional qualifications (language fluency, associate degree, etc.).

Scope of Practice:

  • MHP:
    • Client education
    • Rehabilitative mental health services
    • Functional assessments
    • Level of care assessments
    • Treatment plans
    • Crisis assessments and interventions
  • MHRW:
    • Assists in implementing interventions from client’s treatment plan

Supervision:

  • MHP:
    • Clinical supervision by a mental health professional or certified rehabilitation specialist.
  • MHRW:
    • Treatment supervision by a mental health professional or certified rehabilitation specialist.
    • Direct observation 1-2 times per month.

Training Requirements:

  • MHP:
    • 30 hours of continuing education every two years.
  • MHRW:
    • 30 hours of initial training.
    • 90-day training.
    • Annual training.
    • 30 hours of continuing education every two years.