|Advocate: May 2012|
IG REPORT CASTIGATES VHS DATA ON VETERANS' ACCESS TO MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES
A new report from the Veterans Affairs Office of Inspector General (OIG) finds that the mental health performance data from the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) “is not accurate or reliable.”
MONTH OF MAY SPOTLIGHTS MENTAL HEALTH AND THE PROFESSION WITH CELEBRATIONS AND ACTIVITIES
For mental health counselors, a special focus of May is National Mental Health Counseling Week, celebrated this year May 1–8, 2012.
ANNUAL CONFERENCE 2012: SNEAK PREVIEW OF INVITED SPEAKERS' REMARKS
By Karen Langer, To give you an unfiltered glimpse of the ideas of the main conference speakers, following are excerpts from each speaker’s works.
COLUMN: NEWS FROM AMHCA'S CEO
By W. Mark Hamilton, PhD The profession of clinical mental health counseling has much to celebrate as we mark National Mental Health Counseling Week May 1–8, 2012.
LEGISLATIVE UPDATE: EFFORTS CONTINUE TO ADVANCE THE PROFESSION IN A DIFFICULT CLIMATE
By James K. Finley Washington’s political climate is expected to remain very inhospitable to legislative progress throughout the 2012 election cycle.
The upper class has a higher propensity for unethical behavior, being more likely to believe that “greed is good,” according to a new study.
The new AMHCA Diplomate and Clinical Mental Health Specialist (DCMHS) launched in March and has received a terrific response from members. The application is completed entirely online. The only document that applicants must attach with their application is their resume or CV.
The 2012 scholarship recognizes Kabell as an outstanding graduate student in clinical mental health counseling and awards him a $1,000 travel grant to attend the 2012 AMHCA Annual Conference in Orlando, July 19–21, 2012.