Course Type


All Scheduled Dates


Course Length

1 hour


Paths to Mental Health Professions with Deborah Rice, ATR-BC, LMHC, LCAT


Paths to Mental Health Professions is a series of one-hour conversations with people who hold a variety of roles in the mental and behavioral health field who will share insights into their education and career path. This series will introduce different career options and help demystify the requirements involved. Speakers will describe their unique paths, including how they got where they are, challenges they overcame, and lessons learned along the way. The Academy seeks to show and encourage diversity in the field, including by sharing stories from professionals with diverse racial, ethnic, and cultural identities, lived experiences, and motivations for doing this work, as well as people with a variety of degrees, licenses, and roles. Learners will have an opportunity to ask questions of each speaker.

Speaker: Deborah Rice, ATR-BC, LMHC, LCAT

Deborah Rice is licensed creative art therapist and mental health counselor with prior experience in working with adolescents and young adults. She has experience in providing Motivational Interviewing (MI) training and is part of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT).

As a trainer and educator, she believes in “connecting the head and the heart,” by creating experiential, collaborative learning environments to bond curiosity and compassion with action and intention. She holds an MPS in art therapy and creativity development from Pratt Institute.


This session will include an interview with Deborah Rice followed by Q&A.


This course is open to staff of any non-profit organization or government agency that delivers social services in NYC. It is also open to students who are interested in pursuing careers in the mental and behavioral health field.