AMHCA Newsletter: Publications Edition
Latest AMHCA Publications
New Updated AMHCA Standards for the Practice of Clinical Mental Health Counseling
New in the 2021 edition:The need is expanding for mental health professionals who have advanced, postgraduate training and experience in treating populations with special needs. AMHCA’s Advancement for Clinical Practice Committee (ACPC) has been at the forefront of identifying the knowledge and skills required for members of the clinical mental health counseling profession to become specialists.The AMHCA board and the ACPC have included two new standards in the 2021 edition:
Other need-based competencies that have been identified as future standards are under development and include:
Second Edition of "Essentials" Released
AMHCA’s Interstate Portability Task Force worked closely on the proposal with the AMHCA Board of Directors over the last six months. The task force members said the leadership and collaboration that went into the effort demonstrates the critical importance for portability of licensure through both endorsement and reciprocity.
The plan integrates two recent licensure portability initiatives developed over the last year to bring about uniformity in portability through endorsement and/or reciprocity developed respectively by the American Association of State Counseling Boards (AASCB) and the Council of State Governments (CSG). Both approaches are mutually compatible.
Updated 'Declaration' Released
What is new in the 2021 updated version of The Declaration?
Two of the individual pledges have added a diversity category and now read (new words in italics):
Join AMHCA in Declaring with Pride the Values of a Clinical Mental Health Counselor
Make your own video and use the hashtags #AMHCA #CMHCDeclaration #MentalHealthCounselor.
Top Five JMHC Articles Read Last Month
The Relation Between Mindfulness and Posttraumatic Growth: A Study of First Responders to Trauma-Inducing Incidents
Brian Chopko; Robert Schwartz
Journal of Mental Health Counseling (2009) 31 (4): 363–376.
Crisis Counseling for Black Lives Matter Protests
Darius A. Green; Brittany A. Williams; Kyulee Park
Journal of Mental Health Counseling (2021) 43 (3): 198–211.
Appraising Counselor Attendance in Counseling: The Validation and Application of the Revised Fit, Stigma, and Value Scale
Michael T. Kalkbrenner; Edward S. Neukrug; Sandy-Ann M. Griffith
Journal of Mental Health Counseling (2019) 41 (1): 21-35.
Young Adults’ Attitudes About Corporal Punishment: Implications for Mental Health Counseling
Jessica L. Smith; Michael T. Kalkbrenner
Journal of Mental Health Counseling (2020) 42 (3): 251–264.
The Introduction of a Task Model for Crisis Intervention
Rick Myer; J. Lewis; Richard James
Journal of Mental Health Counseling (2013) 35 (2): 95–107.
Member Access to the JMHC: For AMHCA members to access the journal you must first log in to AMHCA.org with your username and password. Once you have logged in, click on “Journal of Mental Health Counseling” under the “Publications” tab. From there you will click on the “Member Access” icon
AMHCA in News
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Conference Schedule at-a-Glance
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