So I’m a mental health therapist, and I have worked in both inpatient and outpatient settings with multidisciplinary teams (physician, nurses, dietitians, etc). I have 4 years of this experience (nearly 10,000 hours). I conduct individual, group, and milieu therapy, in addition to helping monitor patients’ daily health (e.g. taking vitals, monitoring meals, etc.)
However, I haven’t been involved in more… “medical” clinical experiences. All of my clinical experience (except shadowing) is in mental health. I’m wondering if I need more clinical experience in a more traditionally medical setting. I have an option to complete a CNA course or EMT course through my post-bag school and could do that, but I’m not sure if it’s worth it to fork out the $1000 cost (not including certification exams) for these credentials to get more clinical experience? Or would my 10,000 hours of mental health work be fine?