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Advocate: February 2013
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"MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELOR" MAKES THE LIST OF "100 BEST JOBS"

By Kathleen McCarthy   Mental health counseling took the #67 spot in the “Best 100 Jobs” of 2013, and the #18 spot in the “Best Social Services Jobs” of 2013, according to the annual rankings compiled by the U.S. News & World Report.
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AMHCA MAKES RECOMMENDATIONS TO VP BIDEN'S TASK FORCE ON GUN VIOLENCE; PRESIDENT OBAMA'S PLAN INCLUDES MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES

By Kathleen McCarthy   Headed by Vice President Joe Biden, the president’s task force on gun violence met throughout December and January, while soliciting input from a wide range of constituencies before submitting its policy proposals to President Obama on Jan. 15. 
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2013 ANNUAL CONFERENCE

By; Judith Bertenthal–Smith,   As mental health counselors, we pride ourselves on being open-minded and nonjudgmental. We are respectful of alternative viewpoints. Yet, we all struggle professionally and personally with truly living up to this standard. 
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COLUMN: FROM THE PRESIDENT'S PERSPECTIVE

By Karen Langer,    Whenever a national crisis occurs, such as Superstorm Sandy in late October last year, or the recent multiple mass shootings earlier this year, have you noticed that that the public and the press are eager to have mental health professionals around to help the community?
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LEGISLATIVE UPDATE

By James Finley, Four months ago, President Obama signed an Executive Order creating the Military and Veterans Mental Health Interagency Task Force, to be co-chaired by the secretaries of three cabinet-level agencies: Defense, Veterans Affairs, and Health and Human Services. (Read the Executive Order.)
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THE BUSINESS OF PRIVATE PRACTICE

By Deb Legge, Ph.D., The solution to most of these concerns lies in how you market your private practice. Unless you are the only mental health provider in town, you have to find ways to draw attention to you and your practice.
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RESEARCH FINDINGS

By Jeremy Dean, We all know that lies and misinformation are floating about all over the place. So why do some people end up believing it?
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STUDENT CORNER

By Cheryl D’ La Rotta, In the aftermath of the numerous mass shootings in the United States in 2012, it is more n the aftermath of the numerous mass shootings in the United States in 2012, it is more important than ever that clinical mental health counselors (CMHCs) develop our professional identity and advocate for social change towards the public’s perception of our field and the stigma associated with mental illness. 
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