Office Space Available in Troy

Office suite space available at busy psychological clinic in the heart of Troy (Big Beaver and I-75/Crooks area). Looking for psychologist or mental health professional to share office space. This space is approximately 500 square feet, available for $500.00 monthly. No sub-letting allowed…contact for more information.

Natural Alternatives for Opioids That Work! Training Being Offered

  • Henry Ford Maplegrove Center 6773 West Maple Rd., West Bloomfield, MI 48323 United States (map)

Course Description:

Presenter will illustrate the effect opioids have in our community in 2017. I will also review how these drugs get into the hands of abusers and their suppliers. Most importantly, I am going to review exactly how Natural Alternatives actually work to get to the CAUSE of why people initially use opioids. The goal is to raise awareness and make Natural Alternatives to opioids be COMMON HOUSEHOLD KNOWLEDGE. I feel that changing how health conditions are handled in the home can bring about cultural shift.

Course Link:

CE Value (credits): 1
CE Type: Standard

Course Sponsor:
Maplegrove Center

Contact Information:
Jessica Jacobs

Behavioral Health Provider Educational Seminar

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and Blue Care Network are offering a seminar for behavioral health providers. Topics covered will include many of the applications available through Blue Cross and BCN Provider Secured Services, including e-referral, Benefit Explainer, and Provider Enrollment and Change Self-Service. You only need to attend one educational conference as the same information will be provided at each.
Wednesday, Februrary 28, 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. (RSVP by Feb. 19) OR
Tuesday, July 18, 9 a.m. – Noon (RSVP by July 9)
Complete the attached form and send it to RSVP.

Clinical Assessment, Diagnosis & Psychometry Training in February

Clinical Assessment, Diagnosis & Psychometry:

Introductory, Intermediate & Advanced

Training Days

Presented by:

Donald E. Deering, Ph.D.


Hosted by:

Oakhurst Golf & Country Club

7000 Oakhurst Lane. Clarkston, MI. 48348


This training series was developed to assist the mental health student/professional toward becoming increasingly proficient around clinical assessment, diagnosis and psychometry within a clinical practice setting. Each training day offers a small group another level of advanced training beyond the last (see outline below for details).

Training series offered on consecutive Saturdays (February 10, 17 & 24, 2018).

Each Saturday will begin at 8:30am and end at 3:30pm. Participants will enjoy a relaxed professional environment including a culinarian prepared continental breakfast, lunch to order, mid-afternoon snacks, as well as coffee, tea, water and soft drinks throughout the day. An outstanding wine selection and other spirits are also responsibly available. Access to our private cloud-based resource site is also available (a small monthly account fee required by Finally, limited mentorship and report consultation for one year following the training is also available at no additional charge.

Cost for this series is $300 per day or $695 for the 3-day series.            


Name:                                                             Address:

Contact #:                                                        Email:

Please send initial registration to Dr. Deering via email:

Participants will then receive details for payment. Official registration is based on securing payment on a first-come, first-serve basis (space is very limited):

Full Seminar (All days listed below)                _____

Introduction (February 10th, 2017)                              _____

Intermediate (February 17th, 2017)                                         _____

Advanced (February 24th, 2017)                                                         _____

MMHCA Sponsored Supervision Training Begins in January

Visit for details.

Why The Mentoring Institute’s Supervision Training Program is the Best Choice:

While you might find other supervision training programs that cost less, none is a better value than The Mentoring Institute’s Supervision Training Program.  When you consider all the extras included in this program, you will find the cost actually less that of other programs.  Designed exclusively for Michigan LPCs who want to supervise LLPCs in Michigan, this program offers benefits not found in any other program.  Here are ten reasons that you should select The Mentoring Institute’s Program:
1.  Dr. Donald Amidon and Dr. Sara Sue Schaeffer are Michigan LPCs and are highly experienced supervisors.  Dr. Schaeffer is one of the main authors of Michigan’s Counselor Licensure Law.  She worked for 14 years to insure its passage.  As first Chair of the Michigan Board of Counseling, she holds the first counselor license issued in the State of Michigan, and oversaw the process for writing the first Rules which still govern the implementation of the law.  She isthe expert on Michigan Counselor Licensing Law.  You can count on the information presented being accurate, in-depth, reliable and up-to-date.
2.  A copy of Counselor Licensure and Scope of Practice in Michigan: Historical Perspectives and Current Practice (authored by Dr. Schaeffer and Dr. Irene Ametrano, Program Chair of EMU’s Counseling Program and past Vice-Chair of the Michigan Board of Counseling) is included exclusively in this program.
3.  Other materials you will receive only in this program include a training DVD entitled Supervision: A Vision for Your Future.
4.  This program meets Michigan Board of Counseling requirements for supervisor training counts toward training requirements for the Approved Clinical Supervisor (ACS) credential.
5.  40 NBCC-approved clock hours are awarded for this program.
6.  All graduates of The Mentoring Institute’s Supervisor Training Program receive support in establishing their supervision practice as well as the right to use the respected title Mentoring Institute Trained Supervisor (MITS).
7.  A free internet listing to help potential supervisees find you.  All MITSs will be listed with contact information and a link to their web site on the Mentoring Institute’s web site.
8.   Free on-going lifetime consultation with trainers (a $120 per hour value).
9.  One year free membership in the Michigan Mental Heath Counselors Association (MMHCA) so that you have the latest information on issues and developments in the counseling profession.  This information is critical for effective supervisors.  (A $100 value.)
10.  This program is designed to more easily accommodate your busy schedule and budget with home study modules, Saturday training days, breakfast and lunch included for all training days, and most can attend without incurring the extra expense of overnight lodging.
       December 18, 2017 to January 22, 2018:  Registration
       January 26, 2018 to February 24, 2018: Complete two Home Study Modules
       March 3, 2018: First Training Day
       April 14, 2018: Second Training Day
                                                         Portage, MI 49024
COST:  $999
              Payment plans offered to those who need them. Contact us for details.
for the 40-HOUR PROGRAM
If you have questions: or 269-327-6030

Have You Called Your Representatives/Senators Yet?

Have you called your Representatives/Senators about the Seniors Mental Health Access Improvement Act (S. 1879/HR 3032) yet? If you are from one of the above states, your Member of Congress needs to hear from you!

Download the Virtual Advocacy Day Grassroots Packet

If you are from one of the following states, your Member of Congress needs to hear from you!
  • Senate: Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Louisiana, Nevada, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Utah
  • House: Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Massachusetts, Michigan, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee
Check out our packet at the link above for what Representatives and Senators from your state need your calls, Tweets and Facebook posts in support of improving access to mental health for seniors! #SeniorsNeedMHCounselors!
Any questions? Email us at or call (240) 389-0743.
The American Mental Health Counselors Association

Medicare Authorization for Counselors

NCC ALERT | Medicare Authorization for Counselors | Fall 2017

Dear NCC,

NBCC needs your assistance in securing authorization for mental health counselors to treat Medicare patients. Senators John Barrasso (R-WY) and Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) have introduced S. 1879, the Seniors Mental Health Access Improvement Act of 2017, and we need your help to find co-sponsors for the bill.

Medicare coverage of mental health counselors has been one of NBCC’s top legislative priorities for many years. Providing Medicare recognition to mental health counselors will increase access to addiction and mental health services, particularly in rural and underserved areas.

With your help, such coverage could become a reality. We urge you to call your senators immediately and request that they co-sponsor S. 1879. The more contacts with legislators that we can generate, the greater likelihood that we can finally get this bill passed.

Your senators are Deborah Stabenow, (202) 224-4822 and Gary Peters, (202) 224-6221.

Please call them as soon as possible and ask them to co-sponsor S. 1879. If you are unsure of what to say, please feel free to use the draft message provided below:

My name is [name] and I am a mental health counselor living in [city, state]. I am calling to urge Senator [name] to co-sponsor S. 1879, which authorizes mental health counselors to serve Medicare beneficiaries. Providing Medicare recognition to mental health counselors will increase access to addiction and mental health services, particularly in rural and underserved areas. Please co-sponsor S. 1879 and provide more counselors to address the opioid crisis. Thank you for your support.

Please let us know, at, what actions you take and any response you receive.

Thank you for your help!


NBCC Government Affairs Staff

Call to Action for Medicare Provider Recognition of Mental Health Counselors

Advocate for HR 3032 by contacting your member in the House of Representatives now and attend AMHCA’s 2017 Hill Day
Make your voice heard. Support our bill: HR 3032 which will allow Mental Health Counselors to bill Medicare beneficiaries for treatments provided to seniors. AMHCA offers a suggested template for letters to your Representative.
Find our suggested template with instructions on how to message your legislators. Send your message on POPVOX.
Attend Hill Day 2017 and advocate for your profession in person!
Register for AMHCA’s Annual Conference and make the case face-to-face to your members of congress why this is so important. This is a major opportunity to join your professional colleagues on July 27th to meet with your elected officials and strongly advocate for Medicare reimbursement. We will arrange the meetings with your elected officials and prepare all the materials you need to make the case. Don’t let this opportunity slip away.

NBCC Announces A Proposed Uniform Portability Plan for Professional Counselors

PRESS RELEASE: June 5, 2017


WASHINGTON, DC – A groundbreaking collaborative effort of four major professional counseling organizations aimed at improving access to quality mental health care nationwide has resulted in a proposed uniform portability plan called the National Counselor Licensure Endorsement Process.

The four organizations – the American Association of State Counseling Boards (AASCB), the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (ACES), the American Mental Health Counselors Association (AMHCA) and the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC) – believe that a uniform licensure endorsement process will:

  • Significantly increase public access to qualified care.
  • Establish minimum standards for safe practice.
  • Reduce administrative burdens for state regulatory boards and licensees.
  • Create consistency in licensure standards across state lines.
  • Ensure protection of the public and the continued development of the profession.

An overarching goal of the initiative is to move the counseling profession toward unified education standards, exam requirements and years of postgraduate experience. To see the National Counselor Licensure Endorsement Process, please go to