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Behavioral Health Workforce

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Behavioral Health Workforce

Number of Licensees in Georgia

The following chart and table present information on the number of active licenses held statewide across professions.

Number of Licensees in Georgia

Number of Licensees in Georgia

Profession Number of Licensees
Advanced Practice Clinical Nurse
Specialist/Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse (2010)
313
Marriage & Family Therapists (2010) 655
Psychiatrists (2006) 1016
Master Social Workers (2010) 1803
Psychologists (2010) 2110
Clinical Social Workers (2010) 2709
Professional Counselors (2010) 4034

Source: Georgia State Board of Nursing, accessed February 4, 2010 from: http://www.sos.georgia.gov/plb/rn/; Georgia Composite Board of Professional Counselors, Social Workers, and Marriage and Family Therapists, accessed February 4, 2010 from: http://sos.georgia.gov/plb/counselors/; Georgia Board for Physicians Workforce (2009). “Trends in Psychiatry Physicians 1996-2006,” Atlanta, GA; Georgia Board of Psychology, accessed February 4, 2010 from: http://sos.georgia.gov/plb/psych/

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Number of Professionals per 100,000 Population in Georgia

The following chart and table present information on the number of professionals per 100,000 population in Georgia compared to the national average.

Number of Professionals per 100,000 Population in Georgia

Number of Professionals per 100,000 Population in Georgia

Profession Georgia National Average
Professional Counselors (1998) 35 34.7
Social Workers (2004) 19 30.7
Psychologists (2004) 18.7 29.3
Marriage & Family Therapists (2004) 6.5 17.3
Psychiatrists (2004) 10 13.5
Advanced Practice Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurses (2003) 2.5 3

Source: Center for Mental Health Services. Mental Health, United States, 2004. Manderscheid, R.W., and Berry, J.T., eds. DHHS Pub no. (SMA)-06-4195. Rockville, MD: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, 2006.

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Georgia’s Ranking by Number of Professionals per 100,000 Population

The following chart and table present information on Georgia’s ranking of the number of professionals per 100,000 population when compared with the 50 states and the District of Columbia.

Georgia’s Ranking by Number of Professionals per 100,000 Population

Number of Professionals per 100,000 Population in Georgia

Profession Georgia
Advanced Practice Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurses (2003) 28th
Professional Counselors (1998) 28th
Psychiatrists (2004) 30th
Marriage & Family Therapists (2004) 31st
Social Workers (2004) 41st
Psychologists (2004) 42nd

Source: Center for Mental Health Services. Mental Health, United States, 2004. Manderscheid, R.W., and Berry, J.T., eds. DHHS Pub no. (SMA)-06-4195. Rockville, MD: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, 2006.

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