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Advocate: June 2013
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EMPATHY WALK: A PERSONAL ACCOUNT OF CHANGE

By Julie Thompson,   I am a licensed professional counselor working for a university that provides me ongoing access to educational pursuits. A couple of years ago, I enrolled in a class called “Change Strategies” towards an advanced degree in Higher Education Administration. 
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KROWEL WINS AMHCA FOUNDATION STUDENT TRAVEL AWARD; TWO FINALISTS ALSO NAMED

A doctoral student in the Counseling Psychology program at Ball State University and a veteran of the U.S. Army, April Krowel is AMHCA’s 2013 Student Travel Scholarship winner. 
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COLUMN: NEWS FROM AMHCA'S CEO

W. Mark Hamilton, PhD   Clearly, AMHCA is fulfilling its vision: “To be the national organization representing licensed clinical mental health counselors and state chapters, with consistent standards of education, training, licensing, practice, advocacy, and ethics.”
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LEGISLATIVE UPDATE

By James Finley,  Congress has just reached its scheduled mid-point for the year, so this is a good time to assess what legislation may actually pass by year-end. 
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THE BUSINESS OF PRIVATE PRACTICE

By Deb Legge, PhD, Many counselors are not on all insurance panels. The reasons vary. 
Some counselors prefer to run private-pay private practices. Some insurance companies don’t empanel counselors. Other insurance company panels are closed to new providers in certain areas of the country.
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RESEARCH FINDINGS
More children have disabilities now than a decade ago, and the greatest increase is among children of higher-income families, according to a new study. 

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NOTEWORTHY

Of the 157 specific mental disorders cataloged in the fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5), 15 are new, two previous ones were dropped, and 50 existing diagnoses were collapsed into 22, according to a summary in The Washington Post. 
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STUDENT CORNER

By Megan Weiner   Burnout—especially in the field of mental health counseling and among other counseling fields—is an ongoing problem and concern for many of us in graduate school.
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CHAPTER NEWS

Attendees at DCMHCA’s April 27 mini-conference on “DC LPCs in the Age of the Affordable Care Act: Policies and Practices” gathered at a Washington, D.C., restaurant to hear three presentations and earn three CEs.
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THE LAST WORD

By Karen Langer,   It’s hard to believe my year as AMHCA president is coming to an end. We had such a great start with our successful and record-setting conference in Florida in 2012.
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