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Together, we make a critical impact on the lives of Americans and give a voice to our profession nationwide.

For more than 30 years, AMHCA has served the professional needs of mental health counselors. Some of the benefits of membership help you develop your career as a mental health counselor and save on expenses.
 
Other benefits assist providers in our field by working toward recognition for mental health counselors under Medicare and better treatment of mental health counselors currently recognized by other federal programs and private health care insurance plans. AMHCA is dedicated to your success and the growth of our field. Help us help you expand your professional knowledge, your network of professional peers, and, ultimately, your service to clients.
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Department of Defense Releases Final Rule on TRICARE Certified Mental Health Counselors

On July 17, the DoD published a final rule to implement the TRICARE Certified Mental Health Counselor (TCMHC) provider type as a qualified mental health provider authorized to independently diagnose and treat TRICARE beneficiaries and receive payment for services. TRICARE has extended (to January 1, 2017) the time frame for meeting certain criteria to be considered for authorization as a TCMHC.

AMHCA Praises Final Rule on TRICARE Certified Mental Health Counselors

The U.S. Department of Defense published a final rule on July 17, 2014, to implement the TRICARE Certified Mental Health Counselor (TCMHC) provider type as a qualified mental health provider authorized to independently diagnose and treat TRICARE beneficiaries and receive payment for services. TRICARE has extended the time frame for meeting certain criteria to be considered for authorization as a TCMHC.

AMHCA Foundation Presents 2014 Dissertation Research Award to Jamie E. Crockett

The AMHCA Foundation named Jamie E. Crockett the winner of the 2014 Dissertation Research Award. Holladay recently earned her doctoral degree from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. The $1000 award assists with research expenses.

PDF of complete issue: July/August 2014

ASCENT Program Positions CMHCs in New Mental-Health and Primary-Care Integration Initiatives

AMHCA's new ASCENT program will help counselors translate recommendations into their everyday practice, and engage primary care physicians and specialists. Earn 2 CEs at each of the FREE Conversation Starter. The first is on July 31, on "How to Get Started: Gaining Basic Competencies on Integrated Care and Training in Primary Care Settings."

IOM Report Challenges DOD and the VA to Demonstrate Effectiveness of Their PTSD Treatment Programs

Neither the Department of Defense nor the Department of Veterans Affairs knows whether it is providing effective or adequate PTSD care, says a new report from the Institute of Medicine. DOD and the VA should track the outcomes of treatment for PTSD provided to service members and veterans, and it should encourage the use of best practices for preventing, screening for, diagnosing, and treating PTSD, says the congressionally mandated report.



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