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    If you have read the article “ How to Find a Therapist”, by Andrea Peterson in the latest edition of Real Simple magazine , then you are probably upset and bewildered. The piece is in part based on an interview with Dr. David Kaplan, American Counseling Association's (ACA) Chief Professional Officer, among others. The article is patently incorrect on many levels and stands as an indication that ...

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    Ray (2018) noted that in the 1970’s, Jane Murphey of Harvard University studied the Eskimos of northwest Alaska and the Yoruba of rural Nigeria. This study was undertaken at a point in time when mental illness was regarded to have a relation to learning and the social construction of norms, or that mental illness did not exist was simply created by society. In addition, there was also a belief that ...

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    I realize that a sentence went missing from my post:  The issue is that even though AMHCA is a division of ACA, and our leaders know that, they do not ...

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    It is my understanding, too, that the AMHCA and ACA are not in any way affiliated, but do advocate in tandem at certain point on legislative concerns ...

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    I think this is such great dialogue as the relationship between organizations can be confusing and concerning as many have stated.  I appreciate the thorough ...

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    ​Hello Folks, Let me reiterate the statements made by my friend and colleague Gray Otis. I served on the ACA Governing Council, representing AMHCA for ...

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    Larry, I agree that a unified voice is preferential when it comes to representing the profession.  The question is what profession are we talking about?  ...

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    Good Morning Larry and all other respondents; I really appreciate the clarification and I guess I wasn't the only one who needed the assist. So, thanks ...

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    Thank you, Mr. Norton, for the clarification.  I suppose I will now have to rethink my continued patronage of various associations.  At lease now there ...

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    It is troubling that there is confusion about this question.  As the past president of the Oregon Mental Health Counselors Association, whenever I asked ...

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