American Mental Health Counselors Association
The only organization working exclusively for the mental health counseling profession

AMHCA Praises NBCC Action on CACREP

AMHCA is please the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC) has recently announced critically important changes in its educational requirements for professional counseling certification.

AMHCA Announces New Paper Series

AMHCAs new "Emerging Clinical Practice Briefs" will provide technical assistance, identify best practices and highlight lessons learned on successful strategies for practitioners on a rage of areas related to the deliver and financing of mental health services in the era of health care reform.

The American Mental Health Counselors Association Deeply Saddened by Marysville School Shooting

Alexandria, VA. – The American Mental Health Counselors Association (AMHCA) is deeply saddened by the recent school shooting in Marysville, Washington. Our thoughts are with the families of victims, the student body, teachers and administrators as well as the community while they recover from this terrible tragedy.

PDF of complete issue: November 2014

How to Succeed in Integrated Care Settings

James Messina, PhD, CCMHC, NCC, DCMHS, spells out the role of behavioral health consultants in integrated care settings, as well as their responsibilities and the skills they need to succeed. This type of work is a much different model than working alone in a typical CMHC practice, he notes.

Meet AMHCA's Newest Board Member—Dan Edwards

Daniel J. Edwards, LPC/MHSP, NCC, AMHCA's new Southern Region director, is an Army veteran and an active member of AMHCA’s Tennessee chapter, TLPCA.

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