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MHC Designation Announcement

Dear members of the mental health community: On behalf of the Washington Mental Health Counselors Association (WMHCA), I am pleased to announce that, as of April 1, 2016, the new definition of MHP (Mental Health Professional) is effective! This designation allows...

Give an Hour Recruits Mental Health Professionals

Give an Hour, founded in 2005, has created a network of volunteer mental health professionals pledging an hour a week of their services, free of charge, to members of the military—including active duty, reserve, and guard—veterans of Afghanistan and Iraq, their...

Transgender Rights regarding “Facility Use”

Last week, a bill passed the House and is sitting in the Senate that would rescind a rule in the   Washington Administrative Code (WAC) that persons who identify as transgender may use facilities   (such as bathrooms) that are consistent with their gender...

Research Participation Opportunity

Jacqueline Webster is a graduate student under the direction of Professor Andy Carpenter in the College of Doctoral Studies at Grand Canyon University. She is conducting a research study to evaluate the relationship between racial attitudes and cultural competency....

ICYMI: In Case You Missed It from AMHCA!

Culled by Whitney Meyerhoeffer, AMHCA Director of State Chapter Relations January 2016 2016 Marks the 40th Anniversary of AMHCA Watch our 40th Anniversary AMHCA Playlist on Youtube from Past President Dr. Stephen Giunta. AMHCA Advocacy Update President's New Gun Rules...

BATC’s Proposal Regarding Police Use of Force

Some of our members may wish to keep abreast of proposed legislation regarding police involvement with the mentally ill. We post this submission from Lynn Grotsky of LICSW for information purposes only. WMHCA doesn't officially endorse a position regarding this issue....

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