Public Resources

Standards for the Practice of Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Adopted 1979
Revised 1992, 1993, 1999, 2003, 2011, 2015, 2016

AMHCA members are highly skilled professionals who provide a full range of counseling services in a variety of settings. Members believe in the dignity and worth of the individual and make every reasonable effort to protect human welfare. To this end, AMHCA establishes and promotes the highest professional standards. 

Code of Ethics

Mental health counselors subscribe to and pledge to abide by the principles identified in the Code of Ethics.

The Professional Identity of Clinical Mental Health Counselors

An AMHCA White Paper By Dr. Mark Gerig 

Many clinical mental health counselors already possess the training and experience in the promotion of wellness, a key component in successful integrated systems. The assessment and treatment of psychiatric disorders are understood from a mental health perspective. Clinical mental health counselors are trained to assist clients towards achieving optimal human functioning and away from emotional and mental distress.

2016 - 2017 Annual Report

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The past year at AMHCA has been a whirlwind of challenges and triumphs. Take a look at our accomplishments in Fiscal Year 2016-17 in a month by month journey through a year at our hardworking organization.