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Advocate: July/August 2011
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TOUCHED BY CUBA: AMHCA'S DELEGATION MEETS WITH PEERS IN HAVANA

By Tom J. Ferro,   I have always been fascinated by the Latin cultures. Growing up I have vivid memories of watching “I Love Lucy” as a child and being amazed at Ricky Ricardo playing the congas in his big band. 
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COLUMN: THE PRESIDENT'S SAY

By Gray Otis, PhD,   What do you say when people ask you what you do? How do you distinguish yourself from other counselors (for example, school counselors, vocational counselors, etc.) and from other psychotherapists, psychologists, clinical social workers, or marriage and family therapists?
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LEGISLATIVE UPDATE: CONGRESS GRAPPLES WITH HEALTH FUNDING ISSUES

By James K. Finley   Vice-President Joe Biden is leading deficit-reduction negotiations that are expected to result in legislation that would make sweeping changes in long-term spending such as Medicare, and perhaps in taxes. 
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RESEARCH FINDINGS

Union College Psychology Professor Christopher Chabris, PhD, and his colleagues study inattentional blindness—how people fail to see what’s directly in front of them when they are focused on something else. A high-profile police brutality case in which a murder suspect in Boston was beaten by police depended on whether a cop who ran right by the beating while chasing another murder lied when he denied having seen the beating. 
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NOTEWORTHY

By Sara K. Sims,   I hope by now your website is listed on many large directories and that you are enjoying the new business your website is bringing you. If your website is still far from coming up on the first page of a Google search, don’t fret; there’s still more you can do. 
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REFLECTIONS: "RED DOORS"

By Nancy Heller Moskowitz,   I was born in New York and have returned to the city upon my retirement. While hunting in the library for a film, I came upon “Red Doors.” This Indie film was shown at the Tribeca Film Festival in 2005, where it won an award. 
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COUNSELING TIPS: MY PROGRESS TOWARD BREAKING FREE OF MANAGED CARE

By Joan Normandy-Dolberg,   In the April Counseling Tips, I discussed my dilemma about remaining a managed-care provider, and I promised to update you on my decision and my progress toward breaking free of managed care. 
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