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Advocate: November 2012
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MEET AMHCA'S NEWEST BOARD MEMBER, DIRECTOR-AT-LARGE LAMARR D. EDGERSON, PSYD, LMFT

LaMarr Edgerson: I am a marriage and family therapist who owns a small private practice, called Family Harmony. Previously, I worked in agencies, schools, and even at a small clinic whose primary mission was to serve Native Americans. 
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RISK MANAGEMENT: DEATH OF THE PRACTITIONER—COVERAGE, RECORDS, AND PROFESSIONAL WILLS

As the year comes to a close, is drawing up a professional will still on your 2012 to-do list? If so, consider the advice below of attorney Richard S. Leslie, JD. 
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A SAMPLE OF A PROFESSIONAL WILL

As part of its efforts to guard the quality and care of client treatment, Resource Management Services, Inc., in Peoria, Ill., requires that all clinical staff “complete a professional will that outlines the actions to be taken for the care of their clients, their records, and compensation due to you, should you become functionally incapacitated or deceased.”
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COLUMN: FROM THE PRESIDENT'S PERSPECTIVE

By Karen Langer,   During one of my calls with AMHCA    committee chairs this past month, a comment from one of the chairs really stuck with me: 
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LEGISLATIVE UPDATE: AMHCA TO STEP UP ADVOCACY EFFORTS IN THE NEW CONGRESS

By James Finley,  Since my October column, members of Congress have been on the campaign trail and absent from Washington. The break from usual business has given AMHCA time to consider how it will ramp up advocacy in the new year in response to new threats to clinical mental health counselors in the changing healthcare environment. 
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CHAPTER NEWS

FMHCA has significantly expanded its annual conference this year, with multiple half-day presentations, a military track, keynote speakers of note, and a two-day supervisor training workshop. 
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