Presentation on theme: "American Mental Health Counselors Association (AMHCA) the only organization working exclusively for the mental health counseling profession."— Presentation transcript:
American Mental Health Counselors Association (AMHCA) the only organization working exclusively for the mental health counseling profession
American Mental Health Counselors Association Your professional resource for news, information, and knowledge to succeed as a mental health counselor.
AMHCA both serves and represents you as a mental health counselor or counselor-in-training.
AMHCA’s mission To enhance the profession of mental health counseling through licensing, advocacy, education and professional development.
Serving mental health counselors Mental health counseling is a distinct profession with national standards for education, training and clinical practice. AMHCA is the professional membership organization that represents the mental health counseling profession. Clinical membership in AMHCA requires a master's degree in counseling or a closely related mental health field and adherence to AMHCA's Code of Ethics.
As a student member You have access to: LPC exam preparation. Scholarship opportunities. Student loans. Job openings. A nationwide network of peers.
You are invited to join AMHCA For you, your clients, your profession. Be a member of the national professional organization which focuses exclusively on the unique needs, challenges and future of mental health counseling.
To enhance your professional identity through AMHCA’s public policy and advocacy. From Medicare reimbursement to HIPAA, AMHCA works to ensure that licensed professional counselors can continue to practice and serve your clients’ needs.
Prepare for licensure exams and obtain credentials while learning about the profession. Nationally, AMHCA’s annual conference offers as many as 14 continuing education credits as well as unique leadership training opportunities. Closer to home, your state or student chapter may offer training and networking opportunities.
Accountability AMHCA’s code of ethics helps you to support your clients and provides ethical guidelines. Professional accountability instills confidence and trust among clients and promotes our profession. You can download the Code of Ethics: www.amhca.org/code/ www.amhca.org/code/
Access to current research AMHCA members receive the Journal of Mental Health Counseling, the profession’s quarterly journal and the Advocate, a monthly newsletter. Access to numerous resources for your professional development.
Professional liability insurance The lowest student- rate for liability insurance available. Other members only insurance benefits include auto, homeowners, and renters insurance.
Invest in yourself AMHCA members impact the profession of mental health counseling and advance their own careers. Learn to be a leader in mental health counseling through AMHCA opportunities locally and nationally. Promote client mental health and wellness.
Student Chapters Join or start a local student chapter. AMHCA is structured to provide mentors and guidance for counseling graduate students nationwide. Learn leadership skills tailored to the practice of mental health counseling.
Contact AMHCA Online: www.amhca.orgwww.amhca.org phone: toll free (800) 326-2642 ext. 112 Katarina Briedova [local chapter and regional student liaison—presenter add info here]