American Mental Health Counselors Association
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AMHCA Is a Growing Community of 7,000 Clinical Mental Health Counselors

 

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.

2014 ANNUAL CONFERENCE: Seattle Gives Its Best to AMHCA

Seattle showed off its sunny side as the host city for AMHCA’s Annual Conference, which gave attendees—through a timely theme and relevant sessions—a way to reconnect with colleagues, expand their knowledge, and focus on the profession of mental health counseling.

AMHCA Awards Honored Excellence and Commitment to Mental Health Counseling

AMHCA's Awards Program is an important way for the association to recognize excellence in the profession of mental health counseling, and on behalf of it.

A Collage of Conference Moments: Great Speakers, Networking, Exhibits

From the passing of the presidential gavel to Silly Putty eggs from the host chapter — Washington Mental Health Counselors Association (WMHCA) — conference photos show many memorable moments.



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