|A Q&A with AMHCA's New Western Region Director|
A Q&A With AMHCA's New Western Region Director
|Editor’s Note:Steven Tierney, EdD, CAS took office as AMHCA’s Western Region director last July 1. As one of AMHCA’s four regional directors, in addition to a director-at-large, Tierney’s region includes the following states: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming.
To let members know more about their elected board member, The Advocate asked Tierney to respond to a series of questions about his professional work, and his work on AMHCA’s board.
You may reach Tierney at firstname.lastname@example.org.
public programs. I believe that AMHCA’s commitment to professional development, high ethical standards, and evidence-based practice is good for our consumers.
Steven Tierney: I want to help build AMHCA membership in the Western states and build bridges of support between mental health professionals in those states.
Steven Tierney: Creating and promoting a code of ethics and standards for professional practice is good for the profession, good for the consumers, and good for the people in our communities who need care and treatment.
The Diplomate and Clinical Mental Health Specialist credential allows us to present ourselves as competent and innovative leaders in the field. These programs are a demonstration of what is good about AMHCA and its commitment to excellence.
Steven Tierney: I am excited about the Annual Conference in Orlando. There will be a large number of important sessions and keynote speakers, but for me, the chance to talk with colleagues about what works in psychotherapy and what mental health innovations they are using is the real benefit. It’s where we get to really share experiences. I really encourage everyone to at-tend and experience this professional development opportunity.