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President Obama Proclaims May 2013 as National Mental Health Awareness Month
Read the text of the proclamation: "Today, tens of millions of Americans are living with the burden of a mental health problem...During National Mental Health Awareness Month, we shine a light on these issues, stand with men and women in need, and redouble our efforts to address mental health problems in America."
Nominate a Worthy Colleague or Chapter for an AMHCA Award
Do you know a great clinical mental health counselor, counselor educator, or mental health counselor who does outstanding work in the community? Nominate a peer, an AMHCA state chapter, or even yourself for a 2013 AMHCA award. The deadline for nominations is May 17, 2013.
AMHCA CEO to Retire
AMHCA has announced that W. Mark Hamilton, Ph.D., its long-serving executive director and CEO, will retire this fall. The AMHCA board has retained JDG Associates to conduct a national executive search to fill the ED/CEO position.
PDF of complete issue: May 2013
National Mental Health Counseling Week: Annual Observances Emphasize Mental Health and Well-Being
Take a page from AMHCA's project manual and try some of the activities suggested for each day of the week dedicated to your profession—May 6-12, 2013. The annual observance of National Mental Health Counseling Week increases mental health awareness, promotes recognition of AMHCA state chapters and AMHCA, and supports the mental health counseling profession as a whole.
2013 Annual Conference
Comments of AMHCA's keynote speakers and pre-conference workshop presenters on how morals can blind us to good people with different opinions from our own, the importance of evidence-based psychotherapy, changes in the DSM-5, and the ethics of "conditional confidentiality."
July 18-20, 2013:
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