Legislative Call to Action!
See Legislative Alert below.
Welcome to the official website of the New Hampshire Mental Health Counselors Association. The site is loaded with great information for New Hampshire Mental Health Counseling Association members, non-member mental health professionals, and members of the general public. It is our goal to continue to build and expand the site as time goes on and as we collect feedback that helps us improve its look, feel, and content.
American Mental Health Counselors' Association.
As we continue to develop and expand our technological capabilities, we have continued to build and streamline our membership database and have successfully launched our new dynamic website, which has allowed us to keep our members better informed about all of the important news and events happening within the organization as well as legislation updates occurring on the state and federal government level.
In addition to increased membership and advances in technology, we further focused our efforts over that past year in expanding our reach to other areas of the state. Starting with the Seacoast area, NHMHCA successfully held mentoring events, board meetings and professional development workshops in the Portsmouth NH area throughout the course of the year. It is our vision to expand over the next several years to other areas of the state in order to increase the organizations visibility statewide.
As we enter a new fiscal year, we look forward to continuing to increase our membership and statewide presence and are excited about the many events we have planned toward these goals for fiscal year 2015-2016.
Christine Lavoie, Psy.D, LCMHC, NCC
Call to Action!
Representatives Chris Gibson (R-NY) and Mike Thompson (D-CA) introduced the Mental Health Access Improvement Act which will give LMHC's Medicare Provider Status. This bill was assigned to a congressional committee on June 12, 2015, which will consider it before possibly (hopefully) sending it on to the House or Senate as a whole. It is critical for those we serve and the future of our profession that LCMHC's have Medicare provider status. As we move into a more integrated healthcare arena we will be left out if we are prohibited from seeing some segments of the population. Reach out to your legislators and ask them to support this bill. If we do not advocate for our profession, we will not be supported? Our congressional delegates are listed online at:
Please let them know you support, and expect them to support HR 2759.
Who are Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselors?
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselors are skilled professionals, educated at a Master's degree level or beyond, who provide personalized, evidence-based therapy to people with mental and/or emotional distress. Our understanding of human nature and psychology utilizes a practical, problem-solving approach that facilitates a dynamic and efficient path for change and problem resolution. We are committed to professional ethical standards and respect the dignity and diverse cultural background of all those who seek our care.
July 19, 2015 - Two new articles have just been posted in The Collaborator.
Under Legislative Updates:
New Board of Mental Health Practice Rules Adopted in June, 2015
By H. Alan Goodman, Ph.D. (Go to Article)
Under Featured Articles:
AMHCA Annual Leadership Conference, 2015
by Ellen V. A. Papanikolaou, LCMHC
NHMHCA President Elect (Go to Article)
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