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Hey there FCS educator!


For those of you who teach Principles of Human Services you know just how fun this class is! I love that we get to expose our students to a variety of careers that strive to serve and educate those in our community. With this resource, students will be able to investigate career options that fall within the Counseling & Mental Health sector.


For my Texas teachers, this covers TEK 3 (G & H):  

G: describe rewards, demands, and future trends in counseling and mental health services

H: identify employment and entrepreneurial opportunities and preparation requirements in the areas of personal interest.


If you have access to textbooks, I highly recommend using Goodheart-Willcox's Principles of Human Services by Sharleen L. Kato. Careers can be found on pg. 257.


If you don't have a textbook for this class or would rather go digital, the following website works perfectly with this investigation:


Counseling & Mental Health Careers


Careers can include:


  • Child Life Specialist
  • Marriage & Family Therapist
  • Mental Health Counselor
  • Psychiatrist
  • Clinical Psychologist 
  • Counseling Psychologist
  • School Psychologist
  • Rehabilitation Counselor
  • School Counselor
  • Substance Abuse Counselor
  • Therapist
  • Vocational Counselor


For an extension activity, you can group your students and have them create infographics based on the investigation information.


Once you download, you'll receive a Google Drive Folder containing the editable career investigation guide as well as a set of 13 editable slides that provide pacing for the entire lesson. Slides include a warm-up, discussion, description of the task, and step-by-step instructions with timers as well as a lesson closure.


❤️ You will LOVE using this lesson because of how seamless and easy it is to implement - it's ready to teach! Your students will also appreciate the opportunity to discover and learn more about career options available to them within the mental health sector.



Using this resource is SUPER easy!

✅Select Warm-Up & Closure & Ensure Timers Are Appropriate For Your Class Period

✅Print or Insert Investigation Guide into Google Classroom

✅Teach the Lesson using the Slide Deck

✅Decide If You Want To Use The Extension Infographic Activity


Check out the preview for a closer look at what is included in this Google Drive Folder


You may also like the following for your Counseling & Mental Health Course:

⭐️The Family Life Cycle

⭐️Flowerpots & Families: Community Resource Investigation

⭐️Career Readiness - How To Dress For Success: Human Services Edition


As always, if you have any questions please feel free to contact me.


By Grace,


Baylie Collins


Copyright © FCS and Creativeness, Baylie Collins

Permission to copy for single classroom use only.

Please purchase additional licenses if you intend to share this product.

Counseling & Mental Health Careers: An Investigation Guide

  • Download provides access to a Google Drive folder containing all items listed in the product info section below.

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