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Advocate: June 2010
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Senate's TRICARE Bill Represents a Vote of Confidence for LMHCs -- But Is Not the Final Word
Three senators introduce "tripartisan" legislation in the Senate to strip TRICARE of its counselor supervision requirement. The bill marks the first time both the House and Senate have pro-LMHC bills in play at the same time.
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Legislative Update: AMHCA Celebrates Mental Health Month in Washington, D.C.
AMHCA took part in several national "May Is Mental Health Month" activities in Washington, D.C., including programs focused on children's mental health, a policy talk by former First Lady Rosalynn Carter, Military Mental Health Day, and visits to legislators' offices on Capitol Hill to advocate for increased funding of mental health programs.
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Noteworthy
New AMHCA benefit gives members 20 percent discount on books from Springer Publishing o Search is under way for new editor of Journal of Mental Health Counseling, AMHCA's quarterly, peer-reviewed journal o Researchers mine data from online dating to explore attraction, love, and romantic relationships
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Student Corner: Using Metaphor to Illuminate Counseling Tendencies
Exploring metaphors to illuminate counseling tendencies -- areas of both strength and potential weakness o Apply now for positions on AMHCA's Graduate Student Committee
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Reflections: A Difficult Decision
Watching films about assisted suicide can help counselors consider the dilemma before a client brings up the issue
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Counseling Tips: What Can I Offer Despairing Clients?
There is no greater call than to work with others in helping them regain hope.
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The Last Word: On What Surprised Her About Belonging to AMHCA
AMHCA President 2009-2010 Linda Barclay, PhD, LPCC-S, LICDC, NCC, considers the perennial question: Why join a national professional association, and she looks back at the accomplishments AMHCA made over the past association fiscal year
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