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Advocate: March 2010
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Institute of Medicine's New Report Supports LMHC Position on TRICARE
The IOM panel recommends that licensed mental health counselors be eligible to independently serve TRICARE mental health beneficiaries. The panel also recommends that all mental health professionals be able to come within a “comprehensive quality management system."
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Column: Report of the Executive Director & CEO
Opportunity for AMHCA members to comment on the draft of the revised DSM; the association's efforts to use technology to be better environmental stewards and serve members more efficiently; progress on counselor independence under TRICARE; and the countdown to the 2010 Annual Conference in Boston in July.
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Legislative Update: New Mental Health Parity Regulations Promise Greater Access to LMHCs
An analysis of the just-released implementation regulations for the 2008 Wellstone-Domenici parity legislation
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High sensitivity to stress isn't always bad for children o AMHCA's journal, JMHC, seeks new editor o Depression does not necessarily cause lack of concentration o Search a new website for military-related jobs for civilians o Nominate yourself, a peer, or an AMHCA state chapter for a 2010 AMCHA Award
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Student Corner: The Significance of Binge-Eating Disorder
The significance of binge-eating disorder
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Reflections: "Up in the Air"
Scenes from "Up in the Air" may be helpful with clients struggling to change
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Risk Management: Self-Disclosure and Personal Blogs
Attorney Richard Leslie on self-disclosure and personal blogs: "Blogging is generally not problematic for mental health practitioners." But he cautions, "Counselors must use their good judgment before publishing material that will be distributed so widely."
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Counseling Tips: Neurofeedback: An Essential Counseling Intervention
Mental health counselors can be trained to use neurofeedback -- a non-invasive treatment with few contraindications -- to help improve counseling outcomes in many difficult mental health arenas.
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Book Review: On "The Psychology of Working"
The importance of job satisfaction on clients' psyches. Review of "The Psychology of Working," by David L. Blustein, PhD.
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