American Mental Health Counselors Association
801 N. Fairfax Street, Ste. 304
Alexandria, VA 22314
AMHCA/ACA/NBCC Update: The Department of Veterans Affairs Recognizes Licensed Professional Mental Health Counselors!
Washington, DC – October 4, 2010 – The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has issued qualification standards formally recognizing licensed professional counselors as mental health specialists within the Veterans Health Administration. The standards, released internally to the VA late on September 28th and available online now, are the culmination of years of work by the American Mental Health Counselors Association (AMHCA), the American Counseling Association (ACA), and the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC) to open up mental health provider jobs within the VA to professional counselors. This is a landmark step forward for the counseling profession as well as an important means of expanding the pool of mental health service providers available to meet the growing treatment needs of our nation’s veterans. Continue reading