A Message from AMHCA's CEO - Resources on What You Need to Know and for Your Families, Your Clients and Your Practice
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 know that many people with a mental health condition – many with serious mental illness -- will see their conditions exacerbate during this period, but reassured that you are there to serve them during this time of additional needs.
AMHCA's Telehealth Resources
AMHCA members have a vast array of resources at your fingertips. Our robust website was built as a collaborative tool to assist you in sharing knowledge and building connections. Use our search tool, archives, and materials to assist you in this time. You can find other AMHCA resources on telemental health by searching our site. You can further narrow this search by content, webpage, community and type of resource.
March 31, 1 - 2 PM ET
Telemental Health Best Practices Overview Webinar - MORE SEATS ADDED
Due to the great demand and need, clinicians are providing online counseling. Although clinicians are quite familiar with using technology, the competencies of providing telemental health services are not so evident. This webinar is not intended to cover all of the competencies of telemental health, but to inform you of how to assess your competency and to provide you a broad overview of the competencies of TMH.
April 6, 7 - 8 PM ET
Spring 2020 AMHCA Town Hall with President Eric Beeson
Join AMHCA President Eric Beeson in a Town Hall discussion on Monday, April 6, 2020.
Join Us in Las Vegas, Nevada, June 24-26, 2020!
We are closely monitoring developments related to the coronavirus and realize that we are in an unprecedented and fluid situation due to the spread of the COVID-19. At this time we are not planning to cancel the AMHCA Annual Conference in late June in Las Vegas. To date there have been no presentation or sponsorship cancellations due to COVID-19. However, we are exploring contingency plans and options, and we will keep all conference registrants, speakers, exhibitors and others immediately apprised of any changes or as the situation warrants. The health and safety of all those involved in the conference will be uppermost considerations in decisions about the AMHCA conference.
Check out our full schedule for the 2020 conference in Las Vegas! Click on the breakout session times in the Schedule-at-a-Glance to see what sessions are offered during that time.
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.
Voting for AMHCA Board Positions Open
Voting members will receive an e-ballot notification message that will include a hyperlink to their ballot. If you are a voting member please cast your vote for for a person to fill the positions of Midwest Region Director, Western Region Director and President-Elect, until June 30, 2023. If you live in those regions and do not receive a ballot, please email Whitney Meyerhoeffer at email@example.com. Voting will end April 24, 2020 at 5:00 PM Eastern.
Nominate a Peer or State Chapter for an AMHCA Award - Nominations Due March 31, 2020
We invite nominations for the 2019-2020 AMHCA awards. Nominate a peer, student or state chapter for one of the following awards:
Dr. Linda Seligman Counselor Educator of the Year Award
Public and Community Service Award
Researcher of the Year Award
Advocate of the Year Award
Mental Health Counselor of the Year Award
Student and Emerging Professionals Award
Outstanding Article in The Advocate Magazine
Outstanding State Chapter Award
AMHCA award nominations forms are submitted online through our website. Look for the criteria and nomination forms on the specific awards page.
Website Construction: New 'Career Development' and 'Becoming Essential' Sections
In an effort to guide counselors in their career AMHCA has developed a roadmap for professional development to enable each individual to reach the highest standards of professional expertise. This step-by-step approach to career advancement is crucial to the profession of the profession.
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselors (LCMHCs) are Primary Health Care Providers. We are uniquely educated and licensed in ways that make us distinct from the other mental health professions.
Feel free to reach out to Whitney Meyerhoeffer (firstname.lastname@example.org) at AMHCA if you have any questions or concerns.
Take a moment to check out AMHCA.org's new 'Career Development' and 'Becoming Essential' sections.
Behavioral Health Services Manager, WakeMed Health & Hospitals, Raleigh, North Carolina
Behavioral Health Counselor, WakeMed Health & Hospitals, Raleigh, North Carolina
Staff Assistant II - Part Time - Neuropsychology, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, New York
Neuropsychologist - Per Diem - Department of Physical Medicine & Rehab, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, California
Neuropsychologist - Clinical Operations, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, California
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