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Call to Join NCCA Government Relations Subcommittee

Interested in current affairs in the counseling world? Ever think about having a voice in decisions about counselors working in certain settings (VA) and how they are paid (Medicare)? I am your NCCA Member at Large (Government Relations). I applied … Continue reading

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NBCC Continues to Seek Occupational Series for Mental Health Counselors

The U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) recently informed NBCC that it has indefinitely postponed the creation of a federal occupational series for professional counselors. NBCC responded immediately and sought congressional assistance. An occupational series is a government classification that … Continue reading

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ACA Action Alerts

Please visit ACA’s Public Policy website to see our most recent action alert to support school counselors.  The offices of our U.S. Representatives need to hear from constituents this week in order to build a strong list of co-sponsors for … Continue reading

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Bipartisan Bill to Improve Mental Health Care Supported by Hagan Approved by Senate Committee

       Bipartisan Bill to Improve Mental Health Care Supported by Hagan Approved by Senate Committee Hagan is original co-sponsor of the legislation April 10, 2013 Contact: Chris Moyer 202-379-8421 Hannah Smith 202-407-5177 press@hagan.senate.gov Washington, DC – U.S. Senator … Continue reading

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“Seniors Mental Health Access Improvement Act of 2013,” Bipartisan Counselor Coverage Bill, Introduced

Senators Ron Wyden (D-OR) and John Barrasso (R-WY) have introduced legislation—S. 562, the “Seniors Mental Health Access Improvement Act of 2013”—in Congress to cover counselors under Medicare.  As with previous versions of the legislation, the bill would cover counselors for … Continue reading

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ATTENTION: NCCA Members – PAC MCO ENROLLMENT SURVEY

We are seeking feedback related to licensed counselors and MCOs in the state of North Carolina. Please complete this as soon as possible if you would like to participate. The survey should take no more than 5 minutes. Here is … Continue reading

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ACA Alert: Suicides Prompt ED Guidance, Obama and Clinton Statements on Bullying

The U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights has issued guidance on student-on-student bullying and discriminatory harassment, in response to a spate of recent, high-profile suicides and other anti-gay, anti-Muslim and sexual harassment in schools. In addition, President Obama … Continue reading

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