Welcome to the Home of the New Mexico Mental Health Counselors Association
Apr 29, 2016
With Governor Bill Haslam’s signature this week, Tennessee became the latest state to sign into law discriminatory “religious freedom” legislation targeting the LGBTQ community. Tennessee’s HB 1840/SB 1556 permits counselors to deny services and refer clients based on the provider’s “strongly held beliefs.”
Since this bill was signed and the law went into effect, we’ve received numerous emails, calls, and messages from members voicing their concerns and questioning misinformation. We want to ensure you—and all our members—that your voice is being heard and viewpoint considered. We are working diligently to ensure that at the center of this debate, our priorities lie with the clients and communities you serve.
Not only does this law invalidate ACA’s Code of Ethics—making Tennessee the only state in the nation to do so—it limits the basic services clients have access to, many of whom live in rural areas with few alternatives. We will continue our efforts to ensure laws like this do not become the national standard, and that counselors who improperly or unethically refuse services to clients in need continue to be held accountable.
We ask that if you have a question, comment, or concern, that you email firstname.lastname@example.org. In the coming weeks, we will share more information about our efforts and look forward to continuing to provide you with resources to serve clients and communities safely and effectively.
Further, we ask for your patience as our Governing Council and ACA leadership decide our next steps regarding the 2017 annual meeting, which is slated to be held in Nashville, TN.
Richard Yep, CAE, FASAE
CEO of the American Counseling Association
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June 3-4, 2016
“Building Resiliency for a Changing World
Albuquerque Center for Spiritual Living - 2801 Louisiana Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87016
NMMHCA is always looking for new members to share in the board experience. As a board member you get the opportunity to enjoy the camaraderie of your colleagues and work with issues that affect your profession in New Mexico!
Be a part of a team and email Kathleen Charest at email@example.com for details.
We are the New Mexico Mental Health Counselors Association, a chartered member of the American Mental Health Counseling Association and a division of the New Mexico Counseling Association, and we proudly serve all mental health counselors and therapists across New Mexico.
We are happy to represent you.
The New Mexico Mental Health Counselors Association works to ensure the delivery of exemplary mental health services by promoting the highest levels of professional behavior on the part of practitioners.
The Association provides continuing education activities, publishes information that assists counselors in enhancing competency, promotes standards of ethical conduct, explores standards for training and credentialling, participates in legislative activities that protect the public and advance the profession, and works in conjunction with other individuals and organzations to advocate for both professional excellence and the needs of consumers.
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NEW MEXICO MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELORS ASSOCIATION
PO BOX 13002
ALBUQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO 87192