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Important 2021 AMHCA Annual Conference Update

First, we hope everyone is safe, warm and healthy. AMHCA has, again, been faced with a difficult decision this year regarding our conference. After thoughtful discussion with the Board of Directors and a member survey, we have decided to move our 2021 Conference to a fully...


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AMHCA Proposes New Portability Process to Increase Access to Mental Health Care Services

Alexandria, VA – The American Mental Health Counselors Association (AMHCA) has proposed a new portability arrangement that will guide states and Licensure Counseling Boards to best address the needs of people with mental health conditions and mental health counselors around the country. ...


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Congress Introduces Mental Health Counselors in Medicare Legislation

Bipartisan legislation that would include licensed mental health counselors (LMHCs), as well as licensed marriage and family therapists (LMFTs), as Medicare providers, has been introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives. The Mental Health Access Improvement Act of 2021, HR 432 , was...


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Angele Moss-Baker Becomes First African-American Woman President of AMHCA

Angele Moss-Baker is the first Black Woman to become President of the American Mental Health Counselors Association (AMHCA) in its 44-year history. She is the owner of Comprehensive Addiction & Psychological Services LLC, in Washington D.C. Angele is a Licensed Professional...


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A Statement of the American Mental Health Counselors Association on Racism as a Social Determinant of Mental Health

The Following Statement Can be Attributed to Joel E. Miller, Executive Director and CEO, American Mental Health Counselors Association (AMHCA) All across our nation, thousands of Americans have taken to the streets in over 50 cities to protest the killing of George Floyd by a police...


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AMHCA 2020 Election Results

Thank you to all members who voted in our 2020 AMHCA election! It was a close race but we would like to congratulate and welcome @Beverly Smith of Georgia as the 2020-2021 AMHCA President-Elect! We look forward to hearing your vision and plans. Thank you to @C. Rudy Guajardo and @Ellen...


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AMHCA Launches New Professional Development Certifications

Alexandria, VA - The American Mental Health Counselors Association (AMHCA) is pleased to announce that now offers qualified mental health counselors (CMHCs) three professional development certifications: Certification – Clinical Mental Health Counseling Specialist Certification –...


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Michigan mental-health counselors applaud unanimous, bi-partisan support as licensing bill signed into law

Michigan Mental Health Counselors Association Michigan mental-health counselors applaud unanimous, bi-partisan support as licensing bill signed into law LANSING, Mich., October 29, 2019 – Michigan mental health counselors applauded as House Bill 4325 sponsored by Rep. Aaron Miller (R...


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American Mental Health Counselors Association (AMHCA) Partners with Motivo for Online Clinical Supervision

The first HIPAA-compliant platform providing clinical supervision through secure video conferencing has teamed up with AMHCA to make the path to licensure easier for professional counselors. NOV. 6, 2019 (ATLANTA) - Motivo , the first platform for online clinical supervision, is proud to...


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Dave Bergman Joins AMHCA as Government Affairs Consultant: Brings 20 Years of Public Policy Experience in the Behavioral Health Field

Alexandria, VA - it is with great pleasure to announce that the American Mental Health Counselors Association (AMHCA) has engaged Dave Bergman as a Government Affairs Consultant. Dave spent 10 years at the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC) serving as the Chief Government and...