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Advocate: October 2012
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Advocate: October 2012

 

IS NEUROSCIENCE THE KEY TO UNDERSTANDING THE MECHANISM OF ACTION OF HYPNOSIS?

By Kathy Kravits,   Hypnosis is a safe and effective therapy for managing many complex symptoms, including anxiety, distress, and pain. Even though most individuals are able to have a successful hypnosis experience, hypnosis is not widely integrated into practice despite a substantial body of evidence from well-designed randomized clinical trials that support the use of hypnosis.
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WEBINAR ON MINDFULNESS IS FIRST OF SERIES DESIGNED TO ENHANCE CMHCS' CONNECTIONS WITH COLLEAGUES

09/30/12AMHCA has launched a new partnership with publisher and education provider Psychotherapy Networker. 
The first opportunity for AMHCA members planned under the new partnership will be a fall training webinar on mindfulness called, “New Perspectives on Practice: Is Mindfulness Enough?”
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COLUMN: NEWS FROM AMHCA'S CEO

By W. Mark Hamilton, PhD  After our Annual Conference set new attendance records last July in Orlando, I am pleased to report that our membership is breaking records as well. AMHCA membership has continued to gain this year, increasing 8 percent over the year-to-date, with growth in every membership category. 
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LEGISLATIVE UPDATE: INACTION DOMINATES FALL CONGRESSIONAL DELIBERATIONS

By James K. Finley,   After a long summer recess, Congress returned to work for several days in September, but worked only briefly and has now recessed until after the Nov. 6 elections. 
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RESEARCH FINDINGS

09/30/12  Teenagers and young women are known to struggle with their body image and eating disorders, but a new study reveals that age is no barrier to disordered eating. 
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NOTEWORTHY

09/30/12   AMHCA President Karen Langer, LMHC, will participate in the 28th Annual Rosalynn Carter Symposium on Mental Health Policy, “Beyond Stigma: Advancing the Social Inclusion of People with Mental Illnesses.” 
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STUDENT CORNER: MEET THE MEMBERS OF AMHCA'S GRADUATE STUDENT COMMITTEE (GSC)

By Cheryl D’ La Rotta,   There are lots of ways for graduate student members of AMHCA to be meaningfully involved in the work the association does to advance our profession. ALL graduate students are invited to join the Graduate Student Committee (GSC)! 
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THE LAST WORD: A THERAPEUTIC MODEL FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF SELF-ESTEEM

By T. Lee Burnham, PhD   Years ago as a young graduate student, I listened to one of my favorite professors, Dr. Alan Anderson at the University of Minnesota, discuss the role of birth order in the development of self-esteem. 
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