AMHCA Virtual Action Advocacy Day June 18th, 2018

A m e r i c a n M e n t a l H e a l t h
C o u n s e l o r s A s s o c i a t i o n
# S e n i o r s N e e d M H C o u n s e l o r s
C a m p a i g n
ABOUT THE SENIORS MENTAL HEALTH ACCESS
IMPROVEMENT ACT
If passed by the U.S. Congress, the Seniors Mental Health Access Improvement Act
(S. 1879/HR 3032) would include licensed mental health counselors and marriage and
family therapists as eligible recipients of Medicare funding.
OVERALL GOAL
On
Monday, June 18, 2018
the entire mental health counselor community is uniting
through social media outreach, combined with calls, to U.S. Senate and House offices, to build support for and pass S. 1879/HR 3032 into law. We need your help to pressure your Representatives to support the Seniors Mental Health Access Improvement Act!
HOW YOU CAN HELP
Calls to select Senators and Representatives
Facebook posts, tag ging targeted Members of Congress and using
#SeniorsNeedMHCounselors
Twitter posts, tag ging targeted Members of Congress and using
#SeniorsNeedMHCounselors

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.
Tuesday, July 18, 9 a.m. – Noon (RSVP by July 9)
 
Complete the attached form and send it to RSVP.

Somatic and Attachment Focused EMDR Therapy Training

Somatic and Attachment Focused EMDR Therapy Training

(Formerly EMDR Level 1 and Level 2)

is coming to Troy, Michigan!

Sponsored by Hough Counseling and Assessments, PLLC

EMDR Basic Training with the Personal Transformation Institute, meets and exceeds the EMDRIA requirements. The complete training includes 10 hours of consultation. Other trainings offer only 1 part at a time and do not include the cost of consultation in the total training package.

DATES OF THE TROY TRAINING ARE AS FOLLOWS:

Sept. 13-15 & Oct. 18-20, 2018

REGISTER HERE: https://emdr-training.net/emdr-training-event/troy-mi-fall-2018/

Training fee: $1499.00, $1399.00 if registered and paid 30 days in advance of training.

Fee includes all 6 days of training and the required 10 hours of consultation!

$200 group discount for 4 or more registering together.

Participants must attend all six days to be fully trained and eventually eligible for certification through EMDRIA.   This training is EMDRIA Approved!

If you have any questions please contact HoughCounseling@msn.com

NBCC Announces A Proposed Uniform Portability Plan for Professional Counselors

PRESS RELEASE: June 5, 2017

COUNSELING ORGANIZATIONS PROPOSE PORTABILITY PROCESS TO INCREASE ACCESS TO CARE

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 http://www.amhca.org/portability2017.