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Online Education and Training for Clinical Mental Health Counselors

St. Bonaventure University offers an online, CACREP-accredited program that is ideal for working professionals.

To pursue a career as a clinical mental health counselor, you will need the right education, training, and credentials to make your dream a reality. With online education, you can achieve the educational requirements needed to become a clinical mental health counselor at your own pace. Read More


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    The first year of opening your private practice isn’t easy. There is a steep-learning curve, and tasks aplenty to get done (especially if you’re putting your efforts into opening a group practice). Additionally, there’s usually fear involved. Why? Because you’re invested both emotionally and financially. You’re all in. And even if you’ve watched others succeed, you can’t be sure that the process ...

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    The discussion around income disparity in the presidential primary races has taken on a new twist – one’s health, and in particular, one’s mental health. We have known through several studies conducted over the last two decades that a significant motherhood penalty exists on wages and evaluations of workplace performance and competence. Even after statistically controlling for education, work experience, ...

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    As a prelude to our Annual Conference, AMHCA will be heading to Capitol Hill on Tuesday afternoon, June 25 th . We would love to have you participate ...

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    Good afternoon! AMHCA is still looking for several student volunteers for our annual conference this June 24-28 in the Washington, DC suburb of Herndon, ...

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    Good News Beacon Health Options will no longer handle Metroplus at the end of 2019 Community Care Behavioral Health will be the new administrator and ...

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    As of today Beacon is non responsive to our request honor our contract We reached out up the the Vice President Karen Lenard They are actually avoiding ...

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    Hi Ellison,  First thanks for the feedback, at least now we can have a positive discussion about what many know but never expressed. I believe we can ...

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    Howie, Thank you for raising vital points on this forum. I strongly believe this might not be the first time judging from your understanding of the problems ...

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    "...the reason why insurance companies can lower or unfairly adjust our reimbursement rates, is because we allow them to." Thanks to Howard for the inspiration ...

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    Dear LMHC's or LPC's, MHC's or whatever nomenclature you wish to use, The reason why insurance companies can decrease your reimbursement is because "YOU ...

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