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Mental Health Workforce

Data Source: Health Professions Resource Center (HPRC)

Data Description

Mental health workforce data come from the 2018 licensure file(s) provided by the respective state licensing board for the following professions: clinical nurse specialists, community health workers or promotores, licensed chemical dependency counselors, licensed professional counselors, licensed psychological associates, licensed psychologists, licensed specialists in school psychology, marriage and family therapists, nurse practitioners, provisionally licensed psychologists, psychiatrists, and social workers.

Measure Information

Counts include only providers who were licensed with their Texas board and actively working in their profession. Clinical nurse specialists and nurse practitioners include only those who indicated they were employed in the field of nursing and had a specialty in psychiatric/mental health. Psychiatrists include only those who indicated they provided direct patient care. Analyses include all providers for whom the respective data were available.

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For more information or data requests, please contact the Health Professions Resource Center at HPRC@dshs.texas.gov.