Behavioral Health Management in Varied Settings
Format APA Volume of 2 pages (550 words) Description
Assignment type : Coursework
As we wrap up this course, it would be helpful for you to engage in some reflection and discussion about how you can apply the skills and information covered in different types of settings. The ways in which you spend your time and the unique challenges and rewards of being a manager or leader in behavioral health care might vary by whether you work in for-profit, nonprofit, or governmental settings. To get a better feel for where you might fit best, it is a good idea to talk to people in those different settings.
For this week’s Discussion, you will interview a leader in a behavioral health care setting of your choosing, and share what you have learned in the Discussion forum.
To prepare for this Discussion:
Review this week’s Learning Resources on the varied BHM settings.
Select a behavioral health care setting and arrange an interview with a leader in that organization.
Conduct an informational interview with at least one leader of a behavioral health care setting. Think about whether this person is in a for-profit, nonprofit, or governmental setting.
Reflect on the setting and the interview.
Important note: Be sure that in your post, you do not identify the individual or organization by name in order to protect their privacy. You can use a pseudonym.
Post a response to the following:
Briefly describe the organization and the leader’s role. Post an analysis of the different challenges involved in managing such an organization. Describe at least two components studied in this course and what you learned from your interviewee about those facets of her or his work. How might these facets differ across the three different types of settings? What is your preferred setting? Critically evaluate your own strengths and weaknesses and how they compare to the type of setting you might work in. How would you leverage the strengths of that setting and your leadership strengths? What might you find particularly challenging for you specifically and how would you work through the challenges?
Volume of 2 pages (550 words)