A link to the PowerPoint from the June 12th Ethics Workshop has been posted in The Collaborator in the Professional Development section.
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
NBCC CEU Policy Changes
The National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC), with the goal of adding structure for continuing education providers, has made some recent changes to their Continuing Education Provider Policy. These changes to the rules, regulations and procedures for approval will go into effect as of May 1st 2015.
It is important to note that the State of NH still maintains its own guidelines for maintaining CEU’s. These guidelines can be found on the New Hampshire Board of Mental Health Practices website at http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/rules/state_agencies/mhp.html
NBCC has provided a description of this new policy along with answers to frequently asked questions on their website. Follow the link below for more information.
Suicide CEUs may soon be required
Senate Bill 33, relative to continuing education requirements for mental health practitioners on suicide prevention, passed the NH House April 15, 2015 on a voice vote.
Because the bill passed in the same form as it was passed by the Senate in January, the bill will now go directly to the Governor for her action. The enrolling process may take a while before the bill actually reaches the Governor's desk.
The following is a link to the text of the bill as it passed the House and Senate:
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.
We want to keep you informed. If you are a member and have not been receiving e-blasts from NHMHCA please email the membership chair with your current email and mailing address.
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