Welcome to the Association for Mental Health Professionals!
Hi, I'm Kathleen Mills, LPC-S, CEAP, CIMHP. Phillip Crum and I launched this association back in December of 2022 for like-minded mental health counselors and related professions for the reasons carefully outlined on his page.
We encourage you to take a few minutes and carefully review the material we've provided below then give serious thought about joining our group. You're wanted here, your individual thoughts and opinions matter, and you will be heard.
We're not out to save the world, just affect the positive change we can in our little half-acre we call mental health counseling. If you feel the same way, that our profession has been heading down the wrong path and needs to encompass a more holistic approach to mental health; if you don't feel that your moral/cultural/spiritual views are represented in the other professional groups, then you're qualified to become a member, no matter what state or country you live in. Simple as that.
If we can make a positive impact in our profession, one where the client comes before our personal desires or any social agenda, then we will have accomplished our vision. But we'll need your help to do that. Join us and let's see what we can do to affect that change together!
We Believe that most mental health professionals feel inadequately represented in their core personal and professional beliefs and we need a new home; that the quiet majority of counselors are morally grounded, God-fearing people; that they desire only information, community, resources and hope, to continue their good work without being asked to sacrifice their foundational beliefs in the name of social "progress".
We Believe that the future of the counseling profession is in taking a more expansive, holistic, or "whole body approach", towards helping our clients; that mental issues are quite frequently rooted in a physical cause and that "yet another pill" is rarely the answer. We also believe in the development of a supporting team of professionals around each and every counselor to help them achieve their client diagnosis objectives.
We Believe there is an “information gap” between grad-school and full licensure that is causing undue stress and hardship for the next generation of counselors. We also believe that this needs to be addressed and is a problem easily resolved. Our Grad Student Outreach Program is our attempt to do just that.
We Believe that a continuing education should be a counselors' primary goal towards the expansion of their treatment options and the acquisition of needed ce hours will naturally follow. We believe there is a need to bring quality ce providers and licensees together, and to provide validation, endorsement, and support for “non-approved” ce providers.
How Will I Benefit as an AMHP Member?
FREEmium Content: Our blog posts and The Therapy Sisters Podcast are free and available to anyone. It's our way of introducing non-members to the group.
Premium Content: You must be a member to access the rest of our content which includes everything listed under Member Services and our OnDemand online library of CEU Courses.
As a member you will be a part of a unique community of like-minded professionals who adhere unflinchingly to a more traditional sense of morals, ethics, and treatment options. We also meet monthly in an online webinar called "Counselors' Community". For our more local members we occasionally meet for a Saturday outing to spend time together in-person.
OnDemand CE Courses
In addition to our Preferred CE Providers, beginning Jan 1, 2024 AMHP will make a library of 1 hr CE Courses available to its members. This will make it possible for you to knock out (most of) your state-required ethics hours at your leisure, prior to the annual conference. This library will be available to you at no additional cost as a part of your annual membership fee. This way we can spend the entire two-day conference listening to nationally recognized speakers educating on various treatment option topics.
Want to get involved? Write a blog post. Create an OnDemand CE Course. Do a podcast interview with us. Volunteer to help stage the Annual Conference. Attend the monthly Counselors' Connection webinar. Attend your licensing board's meeting and write a review. Create a useful digital asset for fellow members to download. Got an idea? Let's hear it.
Our various member services include access to: OnDemand CE Courses, Practice Tools, Preferred CE Providers, a Job Board, an Announcement Board, our Member Directory, a Supervisor Database (for TX) and a library of Digital Assets for Members only.
You will have opportunities to participate in spirited member events both online and off, and experience meaningful interaction without fear or shame. This includes various online webinars and an Annual 2-Day Conference.
We currently have negotiated member discount programs with website developers, photographers, an EHR Platform, a HIPAA Compliance service provider, and we're looking at several more. Utilizing these service providers will save you more than enough annually to easily cover your membership fee. It's a no-brainer!
Preferred CE Providers
You'll have access to our growing “Preferred CE Providers” list, established ce providers offering programs that align more closely with your traditional, Godly beliefs and ethics.
How Will I Benefit As A Preferred CE Provider-Member?
- You receive the same benefits any AMHP Member receives, plus
- As one of our “Preferred CE Providers” you will automatically qualify as an “Approved Provider” in the State of Texas.
- Your CE Program will be listed on our “Preferred CE Providers” page and linked back to your site. You may apply for simple approval right here.
- You’ll receive the “AMHP Approved CE Provider” seal to use on your CE certificates.