Representatives from the American School Counselor Association, International Association for Marriage and Family Counselors, Association for Counselor Education and Supervision, American Mental Health Counselors Association
, and Association for Multicultural Counseling and Development, to name a few, could begin a dialogue on children's mental health issues that affect members of their respective divisions.
Attesting to AMHCA's rapid raise to the forefront of the mental health counseling profession, Herr (1987) stated, "The American Mental Health Counselors Association (AMHCA) has been a major success story as it has intensified the profession's attention to counselors in non-educational settings and to the need for broadening the scope of legislative influence to encompass regulation governing third party payments and definitions of eligible providers" (p.
The AMHCA News was devoted to the communication of professional news, and the American Mental Health Counselors Association Journal was committed to supporting the accumulation of scholarly literature for the profession (Gerig, 2007).
2), and the "Code of Ethics of the American Mental Health Counselors Association
," Principle 1, Welfare of the Consumer, Item A.
A nationally representative random sample of 700 clinical mental health counselors was selected from among the clinical members of the American Mental Health Counselors Association
The emphasis placed on multicultural counseling and development and social justice by the American Mental Health Counselors Association
(AMHCA) and the American Counseling Association (ACA) has increased culture-specific research and contributed to the adoption of culturally sensitive assessment and treatment approaches in counseling practice.
In response to the expanding use of technology in counseling, ethical statements or codes have been written by the APA (1997), the American Counseling Association (1999), the National Board for Certified Counselors (2001), and the American Mental Health Counselors Association
In a recent survey of 500 American Mental Health Counselors Association
members, Bozorg-Omid (2007) found that 50% of those surveyed reported that they received no training in graduate school on the topic of IPV.
I look forward to working with the associate editors, the Editorial Board members, contributing authors, the editorial staff at AMHCA and EBSCO, and the leadership of the American Mental Health Counselors Association
over the next three years.
The previous editors, Weikel (1979), Wiggins (1980), Seligman (1984, 1988), Gerstein (1987), Ginter (1993), and Kelly (1996), along with their editorial boards, have established and developed a scholarly and useful journal that serves several purposes and constituencies, in particular the members of the American Mental Health Counselors Association
First, as researchers, mental health counselors need to protect the welfare of research participants (American Mental Health Counselors Association
A survey was sent to a national random sample of 1,000 members of the American Mental Health Counselors Association
to which 410 members responded.