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Congress Passes Landmark VA Mental Health Counselor Bill

By Whitney Meyerhoeffer posted 09-23-2020 16:58

  
Today, the House of Representatives approved S. 785, sending a major VA mental health and counseling bill to President Trump for signature.  The bill is the most significant new legislation for the counseling profession in over a decade and a tremendous advancement for mental health counselors working for the federal government, and particularly the Department of Veterans Affairs.

AMHCA Legislative Affairs consultant, @David Bergman, posted an #AdvocacyUpdates in the AMHCA community today. 

AMHCA lobbying firm, Bergman Strategies, worked closely with Members and staff from the Senate and House Veterans Affairs Committees to develop and advance this important legislation. AMHCA was the only counseling organization to help shepherd this bill through both chambers, but partnered with the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy / California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists. 

Read the entire update here: https://www.amhca.org/blogs/david-bergman1/2020/09/23/congress-passes-landmark-va-mental-health-counselo
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