Counselors need to get motivated behind 2 important Senate Bills that will help the counseling profession. S. 1155 the "Rural Veterans Mental Health Improvement Act" and S. 562 the "Seniors Mental Health Access Improvement Act" are both extremely beneficial bills for our profession. S. 1155 provides for LPCs to work with veterans on par with social workers and psychologists (currently you must have the CCMHC credential and even that isn't enough at times). S. 562 provides LPCs access to Medicare, which has been a long term goal for counselors.
We are asking that each counselor CALL (not email) Senators Debbie Stabenow at (202) 224-4822 and Carl Levin (202) 224-6221 at their offices and discuss these bills. Below are some talking points that could easily be adapted to either bill for when you call:
This seminar has sold out every year and is expected to do so again. Seminars are limited to a maximum of 16 participants in an effort to maintain quality of training. If you, or someone you know may be interested, please reply to this email for further instructions on registering.
Tentative Dates Include:
Saturday, February 1, 2014 (Introduction)
Saturday, March 1, 2014 (Intermediate)
Saturday, March 29, 2014 (Advanced)
Thank you for your time.
Donald E. Deering, Ph.D., LPC, NCC
Department of Counseling
School of Education & Human Services
Rochester, MI 48309
After much deliberation and planning, the redesigned MCA website is up and running. There are many new features, such as Find a Counselor where counselors in good standing with MCA can be listed, Find a Supervisor where LLPCs can find qualified supervisors in good standing with MCA, a Career Link where counselors can post jobs they hear about, and many other new functions.
One of the new functions is this blog. If you have something you would like to post, please send the text and any images to Nick Erber and they will be posted here. If you have an event you would like to put on the calendar, please let us know and we'll post it. The organization is here to serve you. If you have any suggestions, please feel free to fill out a Suggestion Box form under Contact Us.
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