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Advocate: May 2010
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Fredrickson’s Work Answers, ‘Why Is It Good for Us to Feel Good?’
Psychologist Barbara Fredrickson, PhD, will explain the evolutionary benefits of positive emotions and the power of the 3-to-1 ratio "to change your life" when she delivers the keynote address at AMHCA's Annual Conference in July in Boston.
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U.S. Rep. Thomas J. Rooney Is National Mental Health Counseling Week Chair
Rep. Rooney, a Republican from Florida, has been an outspoken advocate for improving the mental health services available to America's troops.
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Column: Report of the Executive Director & CEO
AMHCA conference registrations are arriving daily; observances planned for May Is Mental Health Month; AMHCA members can take advantage of a new member benefit -- a six month trial subscription to Psychology Today that includes a free, online professional profile in the Psychology Today Therapy Directory for six months.
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Legislative Update: Marching Onward and Upward for You, and Every AMHCA Member
Through AMHCA's online membership survey, AMHCA members' preferences inform the association's legislative agenda for the year: Medicare coverage, TRICARE independent practice, and implementation of the VA practice law.
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Chapter News: Georgia, Maine, and the Western Region
News from AMHCA state chapters in Georgia and Maine, plus news from AMHCA's Western Region
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Revision of DSM-5 Draws Comments From New AMHCA Task Force o Psychotropic Medications Are Overprescribed to Children o 'Walk to Washington' to Raise Awareness of Depression o Feeling Blue? You'll Shun the New o Awards deadline is May 14! Nominate yourself, a peer, or an AMHCA state chapter for a 2010 AMCHA Award
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Student Corner: Getting That First Job -- and Keeping It
o Suggestions for finding a job and keeping it also apply to how we serve our clients. o Apply now for positions on AMHCA Graduate Student Committee
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Reflections: Still Doing It ... And Proud of It!
The documentary "Still Doing It" explores openly the intimate lives of nine women over 65
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Counseling Tips: Should Counselors Evaluate Physiological Concerns?
What should counselors consider when they evaluate their clients' physiological concerns? This area of psychology is likely to grow because the results can help alleviate rising medical costs.
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