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Advocate: April 2010
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Developing and Strengthening Leadership -- for You and Your Chapter

Some people are born leaders ... the rest of us can take advantage of AMHCA's Annual Leadership Training in Boston, July 14-15, immediately before the Annual Conference. For new and established leaders, the hands-on training from seasoned AMHCA leaders, plus time to network with leaders in your own region, will give you the tools you need to run a successful chapter.
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Supervision Agreements: Setting the Stage for Successful Supervision

Careful planning, clear communication, and thorough documentation are essential in ensuring that supervision adequately meets the needs of the supervisee, minimizes risk to the supervisor, and, most importantly, promotes client welfare.
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Resources on Supervision Agreements

Many helpful resources are available for developing supervision agreements. Here are a few.
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Column: The President's Say

AMHCA President Linda Barclay, PhD, LPCC/S, LICDC, NCC, reflects on what we mean by mental health, and on national policy efforts to build momentum toward a “recovery” orientation in mental healthcare.
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Legislative Update: Health Reform Is the Foundation for Future LMHC Medicare Eligibility

The new healthcare reform legislation is a foundation that AMHCA wants to build on to achieve Medicare coverage for LMHCs
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Teens are not, as might be expected, blogging about risky behavior o Child abuse increases the risk for early sexual intercourse o Pay it forward -- altruistic behavior may be contagious! o Money only makes people happy if they are richer than everyone else o Treating depression and diabetes among low-income Hispanics o Nominate yourself, a peer, or an AMHCA state chapter for a 2010 AMHCA Award
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Student Corner: The Power of Solution-Focused Work

Solution-focused counseling empowers mental health counselors to tap clients' capacity to adapt and overcome
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Counseling Tips: Understanding Brain Waves

Using neurofeedback with clients requires an understanding of the five basic brain waves used in neurofeedback: delta, theta, alpha, beta, and gamma
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