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Advocate: February 2010
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The President's Say: Into a New Decade With Thoughts on Change

Musings by AMHCA President Linda Barclay, PhD, on the future of the profession of mental health counseling. Regarding the question of what to do to advance our self-understanding and professional status in the decade ahead, one area under investigation this year involves our clinical practice and training standards.
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Haiti: What Can We Do to Help?

Here's how to make a difference to those affected by the January earthquake in Haiti.
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Legislative Update: How the Healthcare Reform Proposals in Play Will Affect Mental Health Counselors

It's among AMHCA members' top questions about healthcare reform -- what in the bills proposed by the House and Senate will affect the practice of mental health counseling? Here's the (ever-changing) list.
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Legislative Update: Honorary Chair Named for 2010 Mental Health Counseling Week

Rep. Thomas J. Rooney has been named Honorary Chair of National Mental Health Counsening Week for 2010
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AMHCA Task Force Works to Turn Idea for Mental Health Stamp Into Reality * Even Capital Punishment Can Fail to Bring Closure to Victims' Families * Public Wants Government to Reduce Some Healthcare Disparities -- But Not All
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Reflections: 'It's Complicated' Explores the Possibilities of Second Chances

The recent movie "It's Complicated" addresses divorce, remarriage, and the sometimes unexpected possibilities of second chances.
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