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.
Webinar: Counseling & Military Culture
Oct 16, 2020 from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM (ET)
Presented by W. David Lane, Ph.D., LPC, NCC, LMFT, AAMFT, CPCS and Keith J. Myers, Ph.D., LPC, NCC, ACS
- Participants will gain an understanding of military culture, values, and language
- Participants will gain an understanding of common difficulties experienced by service members, veterans, and their families
- Participants will gain an understanding of evidence-based practices for counseling service members and veterans
Current AMHCA Members in Other Categories: $10
The NCMHCE: Purpose, Preparation and (No) Panic (GSEP Webinar Series)
Oct 30, 2020 from 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM (ET)
Please note - space is limited so we encourage you to allow students and recent graduates the opportunity to sign up first. The presentation will be recorded and made available on our site for our members to view.
Presented by Francesca Giordano Ph.D., LCPC
- Participants will learn how the NCMHCE is different from the NCE.
- Participants will learn effective strategies for NCMHCE preparation.
- Participants will understand how to use their NCMHCE preparation in their clinical work with clients.
Current AMHCA Student and Professional Associate Members: FREE
Current AMHCA Members in Other Categories: $10
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 we are anticipating our call for proposals to come out in the next month or two. Join colleagues in Vegas next year at the LINQ for empowering sessions and energizing fellowship. This year’s theme is UNITE! Recognize. Reframe. Restore.
Interested in Serving on the Conference Planning Committee?
The 2021 AMHCA Annual Conference call for proposals is 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 proposal to present at this year’s conference. This is an excellent opportunity to share your expertise with colleagues from across the country.
If you have any questions, please contact Rebecca Woodson, AMHCA’s Director of Events, at email@example.com or 703-548-6002 x108.
2020 Fall Virtual Summit: Integrating Cultural Competency Skills Into Your Practice
Register to attend AMHCA's 2020 Fall Virtual Summit!
The 2020 AMHCA Fall Summit on “Integrating Cultural Competency Skills Into Your Practice” will provide several presentations on better understanding the origins and dynamics of cultural diversity, and how to address several problems through cultural humility, cultural opportunities, and cultural comfort into your daily practice. You will learn hands-on strategies for increasing multi-cultural competencies in your work with clients and improving your overall counseling effectiveness.
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 working for the federal government, and particularly the Department of Veterans Affairs.
AMHCA Legislative Affairs consultant, David Bergman, posted an update in the AMHCA community today.
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.
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