AMHCA's Resource Site for COVID-19 - Continuously Updated
We are grateful for all that you –- AMHCA members -- and our partners are doing on the ground to support the health, safety, and well-being of people with mental health conditions. The AMHCA team is so proud to be working for you knowing during this crisis, as you are on the frontlines providing critically important treatments and services to vulnerable Americans who suffer from an array of conditions such as depressive, anxiety, panic, PTS, trauma-related, and other mental health disorders. We will continue to update our site with information as soon as we get it. Please also look for a new Coronavirus-edition of our newsletter that is coming out every two weeks with the latest updates.
Post-Election Analysis of What to Expect for Mental Health Counselor Legislation
Joel Miller, AMHCA Executive Director and CEO, presents on Advocacy
AMHCA Executive Director and CEO, Joel Miller, presents on advocacy and what can expect in the upcoming months and years for mental health counselor legislation after the election.
Facebook LIVE Event: December 10, 2020 at 1:30 PM EST/10:30 AM PST
What are the implications of the Presidential Election for Mental Health Care Policy and Health Care Programs at the Federal Level? How will recent cabinet choices by President-Elect Biden affect those policies? Join us here on Facebook to learn more about the potential impact for Clinical Mental Health Counselors!
AMHCA Home Studies Are Back!
The AMHCA 2020 Fall Summit and recent webinars have been added to our home study offerings. These will be updated regularly as we have more events and add more to our library. If you have any questions please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
2021 AMHCA Webinars: Call For Proposals Now Open
Are you looking to share your expertise with Clinical Mental Health Counselors across the country? AMHCA is looking for new presentations to add to our upcoming 2021 webinar series! Submit your proposal today at using our 2021 Call for Webinar Proposals form! For more information, please contact AMHCA’s Office of Credentialing and Continuing Education at 703-548-6002 Option 2 or email@example.com.
Viva Las AMHCA! Early Bird is OPEN!
We are headed to Vegas for AMHCA's Annual Conference Wednesday, June 23 - Friday, June 25, 2021
Early bird is open and going fast! Early Bird pricing ends December 31, 2020.
Join colleagues in Vegas next year at the LINQ for empowering sessions and energizing fellowship. This year’s theme is UNITE! Recognize. Reframe. Restore.
The 2021 AMHCA Annual Conference call for posters is still open and we want to hear from you! This year’s theme is UNITE! Recognize. Reframe. Restore. We hope that you will consider submitting a poster to present at this year’s conference. This is an excellent opportunity to get your name out there!
If you have any questions, please contact Rebecca Woodson, AMHCA’s Director of Events, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 703-548-6002 x108.
The Journal of Mental Health Counseling: October 2020
In this Issue:
Affirmative Counseling With LGBTQ+ Arab Americans
Michael P. Chaney, Fatin Dubaybo, Catherine Y. Chang
Affirmative Wellness Counseling With Older LGBTQ+ Adults
Michael P. Chaney, Joy S. Whitman
The Role of Psychedelics and Counseling in Mental Health Treatment
Russ Curtis, Lisen Roberts, Elizabeth Graves, Heather Thompson Rainey, David Wynn, David Krantz, Verena Wieloch
Examining a Mental Health Literacy Intervention Among Economically Disadvantaged Youth
Jayna Mumbauer-Pisano, Sejal Mehta Barden
A Pilot Investigation of Positive Psychology Instruments and Dialectical Behavior Therapy Treatment Outcomes
Craig A. Warlick, Jonathan M. Huffman, Jonathan L. Poquiz, Kelsey M. Moffitt-Carney, Thomas S. Krieshok, Leslie DeLong, Brynne Schellenger, Julia Leonard, Juliet Nelson
AMHCA members have free access to the JMHC online. You must first log in to AMHCA.org with your username and password, then navigate to the JMHC page under the "Publications" tab and click "Member Access".
The Advocate Magazine: Special Focus on Diversity & Justice
with guest editors Angele Moss-Baker and Dr. Beverly Smith
Member Reflections: CMHCs can help Black clients through pain and suffering -by Napoleon Harrington
Counseling Tips: Improving cultural competence for behavioral health professionals
Promoting Sanity in Insane Times -by Dr. Courtland Lee
Facilitating Difficult Conversations About Power, Race, and Privilege -by Dr. Fredrick B. Dombrowski
Microaggressions as a Mental Health Concern. What is our role? -by Dr. Elisa Niles
Police Violence, Racial Injustice, and Police Burnout in the Aftermath of George Floyd's Death -by Dr. Norman Hoffman, Ekom Essien and Aaron Norton
Congress Passes Historic Mental Health Counseling Medicare Legislation
Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion: Owning Our Voice, Sharing Our Voice
Mental Health Disorders Are Soaring Dramatically This Year: AMHCA Releases New "Beyond a Perfect Storm Report Documenting the Trend
Licensure Portability-A Path Forward
Attend a Monthly Neuroscience Webinar
From the President's Perspective: We're Energized, Empowered, Unified!
From AMHCA's Executive Director/CEO: Making America Mentally Healthy
AMHCA released a report on the number of Americans reporting mental health distress over the last few months.
AMHCA released a major report yesterday on the number of Americans reporting mental health distress over the last few months. Please see our new study – Beyond the Perfect Storm – How Racism, Covid-19, and Economic Meltdown Imperil Our Mental Health – and our press release on the study.
Based on the AMHCA report, nearly 41 percent of adults nationally are reporting that they are suffering from a mental health disorder -- or about 103 million adults in the U.S.
2020 AMHCA Standards for the Practice of Clinical Mental Health Counseling
The 'AMHCA Standards' bridge professional expectations with clinical practice. "AMHCA Standards" is a living document that is updated on a continuing basis by AMHCA's Advancement for Clinical Practice Committee to meet the needs of the public and the profession. In addition to standards of practice, it includes training and supervision standards. Download the revised 2020 edition for free at AMHCA.org.
2020 AMHCA Code of Ethics
The "AMHCA Code" is an essential component of practicing clinical mental health counseling with professionalism and integrity. While ethical guidance for the practice of clinical mental health counseling is its primary purpose, it is also intended to prompt pondering about ethical thinking and practice. Download the revised 2020 edition and see our other great ethics resources for free at AMHCA.org.
AMHCA Practice Guidelines
AMHCA Practice Guidelines provide technical assistance, identify best practices and highlight lessons learned on successful positioning strategies for practitioners on a range of areas related to the delivery and financing of mental health services in the era of health care reform and implications on clinical practice.
Declaring with Pride the Fundamental Values Held by Clinical Mental Health Counselors
The Declaration serves as a concise public statement of professional standards, values, and ideals. It is a voluntary pronouncement. If you desire, you are encouraged to display The Declaration in your office. It may also be used at graduations or for other appropriate occasions.
Chapter Leaders: List your chapter event on AMHCA.org!
Widen your audience to the entire AMHCA membership! Register your event with AMHCA and have it listed on our calendar.
SUD Outpatient Counselor, Behavioral Health Services, YVFWC, Yakima, Washington
Outpatient Therapist, Behavioral Health Services, YVFWC, Yakima, Washington
Licensed Professional Counselor, University of Virginia Health System Physicians Group, Harrisonburg, Virginia
Clinical Screener Integrated Assessment Program, La Rabida Children's Hospital, Chicago, Illinois
Behavioral Health Therapist II, Novant Health, Inc., Winston-Salem, North Carolina
Social Worker Case Manager, Inova Health System, Falls Church, Virginia
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