The AMHP Blog Post Archive

Bullet-Proofing Your Story is One Way to Fight Back

By Kathleen Mills | May 20, 2024 |
Bullet-Proofing Your Story

One of many things you can do as a counselor to help right the ship that is our profession is the act of bullet-proofing your website. Make your positions known so that your site visitors who are trying to determine your belief system can do so with ease. One of the things you can do is craft “your story” so it paints a good picture of who you are. This is not a bio or a list of your accomplishments, it’s your “why”. (People don’t care about your cat’s name or your favorite cookie. They want to know if YOU are going to be a good fit for them and their specific issues. They want to know you as a…

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IndoctriNation: How Woke Ideology Hijacked the Counseling Profession

By Kathleen Mills | May 13, 2024 |
IndoctriNation: How Woke Ideology Hijacked the Counseling Profession

This post is the foreword, written by Kathleen Mills, LPC-S, for Dr. Dawn Iron’s new book, IndoctriNation: How Woke Ideology Hijacked the Counseling Profession. Thought we’d share it with you in hopes you’d find her book worthy of your time. IndoctriNation: How Woke Ideology Hijacked the Counseling Profession “Do you feel that our profession is being hijacked by Academia and the accrediting bodies? That they are indoctrinating the next generation of counselors with a far left, Woke philosophy and our professional organizations are complicit? Or that our Generally Accepted Standards of Care are being trashed and re-written based on an agenda rather than evidence-based data, to the detriment of the public? If so, you’re not alone. If you have been…

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Quadrennial Rules Review Discussion

By Phillip Crum | April 23, 2024 |
Quadrennial Rules Review Discussion

Let’s talk Quadrennial Rules Review. In the State of TX each state agency, including BHEC, is required to review all of its rules and regulations every four years to make sure that they: Do not run afoul of existing state code (law). Are still relevant. Do not conflict with each other. I have it on good authority that most agencies view this as a necessary evil and get through it as quickly as possible. Is it legal, still relevant, and plays well with other regulations? Check, check, and check, and back to business as usual. You’ll notice that there’s no apparent bandwidth in the required process for amending or repealing, “regulations our licensees just don’t like”.¬†There’s also nothing stated in…

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Public Comments to LMFT Board 4-5-24

By Kathleen Mills | April 2, 2024 |

I’m Kathleen Mills LPC-S and co-founder of AMHP, the association for Mental Health Professionals. Public Comments to LMFT Board 4-5-24 After a personal review of BHEC and the various boards’ actions over the past 3.5 years I have come to the following 3 conclusions: #1. That the BHEC Administrative staff have done an outstanding, herculean job of cleaning up the mess DSHS and the four boards left behind. They get an A+. #2. We’re vastly over-regulated at the Federal, State, and Board levels. We need less regulation, not more. The various boards and The Council seem to be doing as much as they possibly can to add more regulation to the various rulebooks, with little regard for following existing Sub-Chapter…

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Dr. Miriam Grossman Fighting Back

By Phillip Crum | March 11, 2024 |
Dr. Miriam Grossman Fighting Back

Last summer I bought a book recommended by Dr Jordan Peterson, Explaining PostModernism by Dr Steven Hicks, a well-known philosophy professor in the academic circles. As the title suggests, it explains the genesis of postmodern thought and does a highly academic job of answering the question, “how did we get here in the social mess we find ourselves in these days?” The book’s focus is on the reasons for, and the birth of, modernism, or the Enlightenment. It follows the historical personalities that ultimately generated Marxism, its various failed attempts to remain relevant, and it’s vampiric refusal to die. It culminates in the movements not so quiet ’60’s retreat into academia, the cradle of all civic thought, as a last…

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Why We Renamed Our Podcast Show

By Phillip Crum | March 5, 2024 |
Why We Renamed Our Podcast Show

We’re renaming our weekly podcast from the “Therapy Sisters” to “Therapy Disruptors“. Seems there’s another pair of sisters out there using that name as well so they can have it and we wish them well. Considering the madness that is attacking our world including our profession we wanted to come up with something that captured our mission in two simple words. We wanted something that was in keeping with our overall brand-theme of patriotism, America first, common-sense, God and liberty and in the spirit of the founding fathers. Why We Renamed Our Podcast Show AMHP exists because the traditional groups have rolled over and bought into the madness. We speak up because we’re tired of having our values and beliefs…

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GAC and My Duty to Report

By Phillip Crum | February 19, 2024 |
GAC and My Duty to Report

Last year SB 14 was passed outlawing transgender conversion therapy for minors in TX. Kathleen became aware of a local, N. TX counseling group that publicly offers to write the GAC letters required by the WPATH conversion protocol before any medication or surgery may be applied. This particular counseling group also sees children which raised the question, when do I have a duty to report another counselor for this activity? At the Feb 2, 2024 LPC Board meeting the following comments were read into the record during the Public Comments segment. At AMHP we are aware that SB 14 is currently being tested in the TX higher courts, and that any clarifications of official opinions, extant code, or recently passed…

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About the AMHP OnDemand CE Library

By Kathleen Mills | February 5, 2024 |
About the AMHP OnDemand CE Library

Our new AMHP CE Library is up and running and I want to make it crystal clear how this thing works. Then please run out and tell every licensed counselor you know all about it and give them the link to the AMHP site. Here we go. About the AMHP OnDemand CE Library 1. The CE Library is for AMHP Members only. 2. The CE Library is included in your annual AMHP membership, no extra charge. (Your first year membership is $10 bucks. You know where you can get almost all your ce’s cheaper than that?) 3. Our weekly podcast, The Therapy Sisters, is available in the CE Library for ce credit. The podcast is also available in our Spotify…

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