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Addressing the Opioid Crisis through Medicare Recognition of Mental Health Counselors

This week, Representative Richard Neal (D-MA-1) has introduced H.R.4097 -- The Medicare Beneficiary Opioid Addiction Treatment Act. The new House bill would require Part D coverage of medication assisted treatment (MAT), including sub-oxone and buprenorphine for seniors with opioid...

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New Roles for CMHCs in Treating Eating Disorders

Overview of assessment and diagnosis of major eating disorders: Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa, and Binge Eating Disorder Review of evidence based approaches for the treatment of eating disorders: Family based approaches for the treatment of Anorexia Nervosa Cognitive Behavioral Therapy,...

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Advocacy Update

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Mental Illness Prevention

This white paper explores the Affordable Care Act's impacts on mental health care and discusses a framework for understanding how to promote mental health and prevent illness that can be utilized by CMHCs and by public health entities. This framework focuses on primary, secondary, and tertiary...


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Quality and Performance Measures: The Role of Clinical Mental Health Counselors (CMHCs) in Improving Mental Health Services

Under the changing health care landscape, clinical mental health counselors (CMHCs) and other mental health providers now have the opportunity to integrate behavioral health metrics into measurement systems across payers. This is especially true as purchasers and payers are implementing...

Quality and Performance Measures Brief - Final.pdf

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The Need for Early Mental Health Screening and Intervention Across the Lifespan

An estimated four million young people will develop a severe mental disorder, such as schizophrenia or bipolar affective disorder. In addition to its enormous economic costs, serious mental illness has devastating effects on young people and their families. Over 75 percent of people with...


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Standards for the Practice of Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Currently the published version is the 2018 version that included the aging and older adults and child and adolescent sections. #StandardsofPractice #Standards ​​


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Technology Assisted Counseling

This white paper provides recommendations for the use of technology assisted counseling (TAC) between clinical mental health counselors and clients. TAC can include the use of synchronous (telephone, videoconferencing, e-mail) and non-synchronous modalities (e-mail, chatting, texting, and fax). ...