|Advocate: March 2011|
USING NEUROFEEDBACK WITH CLIENTS: AN ESSENTIAL COUNSELING INTERVENTION
By Lori Russell–Chapin, The field of neurobiology and neuropsychology is rapidly growing. Researchers discovered 40 years ago that the brains of mice and cats could be trained with operant conditioning.
COLUMN: REPORT OF THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR & CEO
By W. Mark Hamilton, I hope you are already sharing our excitement about this year’s Annual Conference in San Francisco, a truly world-class city. Come join AMHCA July 14–16 for our 2011 Annual Conference.
LEGISLATIVE UPDATE: MEDICARE CHIEFS NEEDED; TRICARE IMPLEMENTATION UNDER WAY
By Julie A. Clements, With the seating of the 112th Congress in January, AMHCA has renewed its push for Medicare eligibility of mental health counselors. AMHCA has been meeting with legislator after legislator in the U.S. House of Representatives, seeking to find a Republican member who will take the lead on what was H.R. 1693, the Medicare eligibility bill filed by Rep. Gordon (D–Tenn.)
By Susan Young, New research shows that people think their peers are happier than they really are, and this distortion of reality makes people lonely and dissatisfied with their own lives.
STUDENT CORNER: YOU KNOW YOU'VE BECOME A COUNSELOR WHEN ...
By Jodi L. Bartley The process of “becoming” seems to be an elusive developmental phenomenon. As counselors, it isn’t as if one day we wake up and declare, “Yes, now I am a counselor!”
COUNSELING TIPS: WHAT IS OUR ROLE IN REPORTING UNETHICAL PRACTICES IN OUR PEERS?
By Joan Normandy–Dolberg, I first became aware that some of my peers were conducting themselves in ways that I considered questionable while I was under supervision. Even after several discussions with my supervisor, I was never very clear about where my responsibility lay.
REFLECTIONS: TWO FILMS -- ONE IS FOR COUNSELORS ONLY
By Nancy Heller Moskowitz, I recently saw two movies that seemed appropriate for students and new professionals as well as seasoned counselors. “Barney’s Version” and “Black Swan” both illustrate the darker side of a client’s needs.