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Advocate: March 2013
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MANAGING OUR RESPONSE TO OUR CLIENTS' TRAUMA: A CAUTIONARY TALE

By Adrian R. Magnuson-Whyte, PhD,   Without a doubt, all of us are bombarded by trauma. We cannot escape its existence or its impact on us, whether it is from our own personal history, the traumas of our clients, or the self-imposed traumas of our society. 
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2013 ANNUAL CONFERENCE

By Judith Bertenthal–Smith,   Visiting Washington, D.C., never gets old. Few cities offer such an endless supply of sights to see and things to do. There is something for everyone in our nation’s capital. Are you interested in history and heritage? 
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COLUMN: NEWS FROM AMHCA'S CEO
Can you feel the association growing? Our numbers have held firm even throughout the downturn in the economy, and as the economy has stabilized, our growth been swelling steadily. 

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LEGISLATIVE UPDATE

By James K. Finley,  The long-dreaded budget sequester has gone into effect on March 1, triggering a series of often dramatic cuts in most federal programs. 
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THE BUSINESS OF PRIVATE PRACTICE

By Deb Legge, PhD   When you’re ready to set up your private practice, you know the obvious things you have to take care of before you see your first client. For example you’ll have to set your fees, create billing and intake forms, and get familiar with HIPAA paperwork and policies. 
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RESEARCH FINDINGS

Designed by former U.S. Army captain and current Georgetown University professor Elizabeth Stanley, PhD, M-Fit [Mindfulness-Based Mind Fitness Training] draws on a growing body of scientific research indicating that regular meditation alleviates depression, boosts memory and the immune system, shrinks the part of the brain that controls fear and grows the areas of the brain responsible for memory and emotional regulation. …
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NOTEWORTHY

AMHCA’s Diplomate and Clinical Mental Health Specialist (DCMHS) credential is the first recognition of both advanced practice and professional clinical expertise in clinical mental health counseling. 
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STUDENT CORNER

By Denise Purvis, My take on the use of technology in counseling differs from recent articles in The Advocate that have presented it as a great idea. As a graduate-level counseling student back in 1995, I had no idea that texting and technology would become the primary form of communication for many of my clients. 
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