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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 originally sent this in response to Howard, but I think I accidentally sent it privately instead of to the group: Hello, Howard.  My thought is that ...

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    Also, I'd like to point out that AMHCA published a white paper entitled "The Professional Identity of Clinical Mental Health Counselors" that might serve ...

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    Howard, I don't tend to feel comfortable with these distinctions. It is however one reason we – the members of AMHCA felt a need to use the word "clinical" ...

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    Howie, I would leave your question to others for a more technical answer. Whether you are a LPC, LMHC or other nomenclature, notice that they all ...

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    Hello Howard, Thank you for calling this article to our attention and making important contributions to this ongoing discussion. Could you please send ...

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    I think this is a nice ongoing discussion.   I often reflect on the evolution of my professional identity.  My first job was as a "Therapist" in a hospital ...

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    Hi, I would like to know if it is ethical for 1 therapist to have a caseload of 89 clients. How is it possible to provide the services needed to all those ...

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    Is this true? Across our entire country? or just Massachusetts? Please advise. -- Mira Naanes, LMHC, LADC1 ------Original Message------ ...

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