|Advocate: May 2011|
NATIONAL MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELING WEEK, MAY 2-6
That’s the theme of National Mental Health Counseling Week, celebrated this year May 2–6. This national, annual event helps increase mental health awareness and recognition for AMHCA, its state chapters, and the mental health counseling profession as a whole.
Psychologists Are Closing in on the Causes of Claustrophia
In one of the first studies to focus on the perceptual mechanisms of claustrophobic fear, researchers have discovered that people who project their sense of personal space too far beyond their bodies are more likely to experience claustrophobic fear.
COLUMN: REPORT OF THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR & CEO
By W. Mark Hamilton, No, I am not telling you about the California Gold Rush (1848), but rather, we’re getting ready for the rush to San Francisco this summer for AMHCA’s Annual Conference, July 14–16!
Scholarships and Loan Repayment Available to LPCs Who Work in Underserved Areas
To help remedy the country’s shortage of mental health professionals in underserved areas, the National Health Service Corps (NHSC) is playing a critical role in bringing primary-care medical, dental, and mental health professionals to communities in which people would otherwise have to travel miles for healthcare, or go without help.
By Chantrelle Varnado–Johnson The Louisiana Mental Health Counselors Association (LMHCA) encourages and recognizes the importance of students’ inputs as they prepare to meet the mental health demands of our nation as professionals.
By Karen Langer The AMHCA Western Region wrapped up another very successful conference in March. Held in conjunction with the Utah Mental Health Counselors Association (UMHCA) annual conference March 25 and 26 in Salt Lake City, the conference was very well attended and offered up to 12 CEU credit hours.
COUNSELING TIPS: WHY IS IT IMPORTANT TO SHARE OUR WISDOM WITH YOUNGER PEOPLE?
By Joan Normandy–Dolberg, An interesting and surprising event occurred to me this week. I received a request for a newspaper interview about “what constitutes mature love.”
By Nancy Heller Moskowitz, I’ve written this Advocate department for almost two years now, seeking out films that support solutions or circumstances we face in our daily professional lives. This month I’ve chosen a 2007 independent film called “Arranged.”