Air Force

4C0X1:Mental Health Service (4C0X1)

They support mental health services in the fields of psychiatry, psychology, social work, family advocacy, substance abuse prevention, treatment and aftercare, integrated operational support, and other programs.


Is there a clearance required?: No

Is this a combat or support MOS?: Support


Military Duties:

Conducts or assists in the treatment and rehabilitation of mental health patients. Performs initial basic assessment procedures including standardized psychological testing, clinical interviewing, mental status examinations, substance abuse evaluations, and psychological and nursing assessment. Assists in identifying mental health and nursing diagnoses, treatments, patient education, and disposition planning. Participates in patient care conferences and substance abuse intervention. Observes, monitors, records, and reports patient's progress. Conducts or assists in conducting group and individual counseling, therapeutic community, and other related milieu activities. Institutes precautionary measures to prevent patient injury, suicide. Provides mental health and substance abuse prevention education. Performs general and special clinical procedures. Assists patients with nutritional, hygiene, and comfort measures. Obtains and records vital signs. Performs chaperone and escort duties. Maintains therapeutic relationships. Performs aeromedical evacuation procedures. Supports the Air Force drug testing program.

Military Duties Translated:

Assess patients through detailed conversations, interviews, and observations to determine the appropriate testing or examination. Diagnose patient’s mental and emotional disorders. Create effective treatment plans that include counseling, medication, or other services. Work with your patient and develop goals. Regularly discuss the treatment plan with your patient to identify faults or room for improvement. Educate appropriate coping mechanisms to help patients through tough situations. Record the patient’s progress and change their treatment plan when needed.

Some civilian jobs best suited to this type of military experience:

Counsler