SO...how much counseling do CNS with a PMH focus do? The short summary of my question is that I am worried that I will just write pills and focus ONLY on the medical aspect of caring for at-risk youth. I want to do some counseling as well, as I believe this helps with the holistic model.
I was just accepted into nursing school
, and while I am excited sometimes I worry if I chose the correct field. I want to work with the family dynamic and promote mental health so that children and families can flourish. I chose nursing because I felt it would give me more clout in promoting mental health policies in schools
and in the community, but also so that I could consult on special cases and run my own group home or after school program one day. Genetics, A&P, Psychology, Statistics are also very interesting. I really want to work with at-risk youth, and foster a trusting client-professional relationship with them. I am interested in many topics of family development, which is why I have even considered social work. I have no interest in traveling to a client's home, etc. but rather to work with them in a school- based behavioral health center or group home.
Thank you for your advice!