National Center for Effective Mental Halth Consultation

Module 2: Competencies and Characteristics of a Highly-Qualified Mental Health Consultant

Learning Objectives

After completing this module, you will be able to:Learning Objectives

  • Describe the competencies and characteristics of a highly qualified mental health consultant
  • Identify resources to help support professional development efforts for mental health consultants

Although there are many factors that influence the success of early childhood mental health consultation, the quality of the mental health consultant is one of the most essential components. A high quality mental health consultant possesses a unique mixture of knowledge, skills and attributes that facilitate effective ECMHC. These competencies and characteristics as well as professional development resources for consultants will be explored in this section.



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