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Advocate: December 2009/January 2010
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Join AMHCA in Boston for a Revolution!
Come join us in Boston, July 15–17, for AMHCA’s 2010 Annual Conference in a city that historically has embraced and fomented change.Since once again our country and our profession of mental health counseling are going through change, the theme we chose for AMHCA’s 2010 conference is, “Creative Therapy, Creating Change.” Now, more then ever, we need to find creative ways to encourage positive and healthy change in our clients and our students.
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Q&A With AMHCA's Two New Board Members
Debra Lee Carr, JD, LPC, and Camille A. Clay, EdD, LPC, answer questions about what motivated them to join AMHCA, and the projects they are working on for AMHCA members.
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The Time Is Ripe for Serving America's Soldiers
The tragedy at Fort Hood, Texas, on Nov. 5, in which an Army psychiatrist allegedly killed 13 people and wounded 32 others, has prompted investigations and hearings. It has also brought attention to the mental health services available to members of the military and their families and the mental health strain caused by the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.
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2010 AMHCA Awards to Honor Members' Achievements
The deadline is May 14, 2010, to nominate an individual or an AMHCA state chapter for an award. Awards will be presented in July at the Annual Conference in Boston.
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Legislative Update: Medicare Reimbursement
The Senate's proposed healthcare bill does not include Medicare reimbursement -- yet. Let's make a difference for our profession and our fellow citizens in need of mental healthcare by pushing for its inclusion.
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AMHCA Partners With Psychology Today’s Therapy Directory * Psychologists Debunk Learning Styles Research * Partial Scholarships for Those Who Work With Soldiers * New Screening Tool Improves Knowledge of Child Abuse Around the World * Attractiveness: Its Importance Varies From Place to Place
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Student Corner: Effective Communication Is Key
Effective communication is key to good relationships, both in and out of counseling sessions
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Reflections: I'm Different ... Living With Asperger's Syndrome
"I'm Different ... Living With Asperger's Syndrome"; a discussion of the film, "Mozart and the Whale."
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New Members
AMHCA welcomes the 306 new members who have recently joined AMHCA
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Column: Report of the Executive Director & CEO
A Happy New Year for 2010 * New Website Operational * Revised Code of Ethics (2010) * AMHCA Partners With Psychology Today * Boston: July 15-17, 2010 *
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