Emerging Professionals




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Continuing Education

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Earn continuing education credits from AMHCA by watching a webinar or reading the Journal of Mental Health Counseling.

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Write For the Magazine

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The Advocate Magazine primarily features in-depth articles invited from experts in the mental health counseling field. These lively, informative articles are designed to give readers ideas for working with clients more effectively or running their practice more efficiently. Articles are due no later than six weeks prior to the issue date. The magazine is published quarterly in Winter, Spring, Summer, and Fall.


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Latest Jobs

  • San Jose, California, Join us in our mission to strengthening the hope and resilience of our community members by improving their health, mental health and well-being.   AACI is a community health organization serving the marginalized communities in Santa Clara County. AACI's Katie A program is looking for a Behavioral Health Counselor with experience working with children ages 0-5.    The Katie A. Behavioral Health Counselor provides direct behavioral health rehabilitation services including individual/group/family counseling, culturally relevant assessment and evaluation and case management to children and families in the foster care system.   Why work at AACI? Flexible schedule and your Birthday off! 11 Paid Holidays Paid Vacation and Sick time Comprehensive benefit plan with four Health Plan Options (we pay 95% of premiums!) 403(b) Retirement Plan with match Access to training and clinical supervision hours Professional development opportunities, and no cost to you CEUs Eligibility for student loan repayment assistance Mileage reimbursement, company laptop and cell phone stipend Paid annual license fee Additional pay for bilingual staff Sign on bonus     Required qualifications: Master’s degree in psychology or related field One year or more of direct experience working with children ages 0-5 in a clinical setting Knowledge of Juvenile Probation Department, Santa Clara County Department of Family and Children Services, Family Advocates, Social Security Agency, private insurance companies, Victim Witness and other involved agencies Ability to maintain a valid California driver license, current personal auto insurance, and an MVR sufficient to maintain insurability under agency auto liability policies Proficient working within the ICPM Integrative Core Program Model highly desired Fluent in Spanish or Vietnamese desired Apply now and join a great team of caring people! Click here to apply!
  • Raleigh, North Carolina, Impact Lives in the WakeMed Community as a Behavioral Health Counselor, Transitional Care Specialist   As the Behavioral Health Counselor - Transitional Care Specialist (TCS), a licensed clinical social worker, you are responsible for providing transitional care services to patients utilizing emergency and crisis services due to a substance use or a mental health disorder. The Transitional Care team consists of two Transitional Care Specialists and three Peer Support Specialists. Responsibilities include: Screening all referrals assessing potential patients for appropriateness of transitional care services. Arranging outpatient services if a different level of care is required. Facilitating the safe and timely transition from hospital care to community-based services, in collaboration with the Peer Support Specialists.   Here at WakeMed, you are more than an employee – you are family. We understand that our responsibility to the community begins with our employees. It’s simple: we care for our employees and our employees care for the community .  We believe in doing everything we can to help you meet your personal and professional needs throughout employment. In doing this, we offer the following to support you:   Shared decision-making structure Continuing education opportunities Countless career advancement opportunities State-of-the-art technology Flexible shift options Tuition & specialty certification reimbursement Medical & dental insurance Paid vacation & sick leave Health and wellness education programs Fitness center   Work Schedule: Monday – Friday, 8:00am – 4:30pm Weekend requirements: As Needed Call requirements: As Needed   Education Required: Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing Required OR Master’s Degree in Social Work or Counseling Required Master’s Degree in Nursing Preferred   Experience Requirements: Either of the below is required: 3 Years Clinical - Mental Health 3 Years Clinical - Substance Abuse/Addiction   Licensure/Certification Requirements: At least one of the below is required: Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Licensed Clinical Social Worker Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialist and Maintain Vehicle Operator Insurability Certified Notary Preferred   Innovation flourishes here, and we want your hard-earned experience and gained skills to advance further with our team. For more information and to apply, please visit us online at  jobs.wakemed.org  and reference job ID: 35726. EOE
  • Raleigh, North Carolina, Impact Lives in the WakeMed Community as a Behavioral Health Counselor   As a Behavioral Health Counselor, you will be responsible for the provision of mental health and substance abuse consultant services at WakeMed including assessment, crisis intervention, counseling and patient/family education. Responsibilities include: Assisting the physician in determining and facilitating the patient disposition and referrals to treatment and community resources post discharge. This includes facilitating involuntary commitments as directed by the physician. Assisting with assuring patient safety for behavioral health patients. Participating in hospital and community initiatives that address mental health/substance abuse issues. Providing expertise in mental health/substance abuse issues to the interdisciplinary team including in-service education and support.   Here at WakeMed, you are more than an employee – you are family. We understand that our responsibility to the community begins with our employees. It’s simple: we care for our employees and our employees care for the community . We believe in doing everything we can to help you meet your personal and professional needs throughout employment. In doing this, we offer the following to support you: Shared decision-making structure Continuing education opportunities Countless career advancement opportunities State-of-the-art technology Flexible shift options Tuition & specialty certification reimbursement Medical & dental insurance Paid vacation & sick leave Health and wellness education programs Fitness center     Work Schedule: 36188 (Supplemental Evenings): Monday – Friday, 3:00pm – 11:30pm Weekend requirements: As Needed No call requirements 36187 (Supplemental Days): Monday – Friday, 7:00am – 3:30pm Weekend requirements: As Needed No call requirements 36186 (Full-Time Nights) Monday – Friday, 11:00pm – 7:30am No weekend requirements No call requirements   Education Required: Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing Required OR Master’s Degree in Social Work or Counseling Required Master’s Degree in Nursing Preferred   Experience Requirements: Either of the below is required: 3 Years Clinical - Mental Health 3 Years Clinical - Substance Abuse/Addiction   Licensure/Certification Requirements: At least one of the below is required: Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Licensed Clinical Social Worker Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialist Registered Nurse and Certified Mental Health Nurse Certified Notary Preferred   Innovation flourishes here, and we want your hard-earned experience and gained skills to advance further with our team. For more information and to apply, please visit us online at jobs.wakemed.org and reference job ID: 36188, 36187, 36186. EOE