* A clarification that one criteria choice for Advanced Practice is eight years of being licensed as an LCMHC
at the highest level available in the state in which the applicant is licensed;
Gray Otis, PhD, LCMHC
, NCC, CCMHC, DCMHS-T, an AMHCA past president, and director of Vanguard Behavioral Health.
Other presenters included AMHCA Associate Executive Director and Director of Public Policy James Finley (he presented the Legislator of the Year Award), Gail Mears, PsyD, LCMHC
, NCC, an AMHCA past president (she presented the Diplomate Awards--see page 19 for the list of recent award recipients); Sharon Cyrus-Savary, (she presented the AMHCA Foundation awards); and AMHCA President 2013-2014 Judith Bertenthal-Smith (she presented the Past President's Award).
The Future of Clinical Mental Health Counselors" along with AMHCA Past President Gray Otis, PhD, LCMHC
, and AMHCA President Karen Langer, LMHC.
* Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor (LCMHC
From the left, three AMHCA past presidents: Gail Mears, PsyD, LCMHC
; Gary Gintner, PhD, LPC; and Carol Staben-Burroughs, LCPC.
Other committee members include: Linda Barclay, PhD, PCC-S, LICDC, NCC; AMHCA President-Elect Karen Langer, LMHC; Carol Lewis, PhD, NCC, ACS; Gail Mears, PsyD, NCC, LCMHC
; and Daryush Parvinbenam, PCC.
Past President Linda Barclay, PhD, LPCC/S, LICDC, NCC, honored Gail Mears, PsyD, LCMHC
, for her long-standing service and commitment to AMHCA at the state, regional, and national levels.
Gail Mears, PsyD, LCMHC
, chairs the Counselor Education and School Psychology Department at Plymouth State University.