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Light Therapy Helps Veterans Treated for Traumatic Brain Injury

“A new study by researchers at the VA Portland Health Care System in Oregon found that augmenting traditional treatment for traumatic brain injury (TBI) with morning bright light therapy (MBLT) improved physical and mental symptoms for participants. … According to the U.S. Department of Veterans...


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President Signs Landmark Bill Opening the Federal Government to Mental Health Counselors

On October 17, 2020, President Trump signed S. 785, which mandates the creation of a federal government classification for mental health counselors and pressures the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to increase its hiring of the profession. AMHCA is very proud of its leadership role in this...


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Congress Passes Landmark VA Mental Health Counselor Bill

Today, the House of Representatives approved S. 785, sending a major VA mental health and counseling bill to President Trump for signature. The bill is the most significant new legislation for the counseling profession in over a decade and a tremendous advancement for mental health counselors...