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Student Member Benefits
The American Mental Health Counselors Association (AMHCA) membership offers unparalleled benefits at a low student rate. As you begin your career, you’ll find that your work is challenging and places many demands on you. One of the best ways to prepare yourself for your career is to join AMHCA. Supplement your curriculum with real-world, applied learning opportunities courtesy of your professional organization.

AMHCA Graduate Student Member benefits:

FREE Liability Insurance
Access to the Journal of Mental Health Counseling
The Advocate Magazine
Access to AMHCA Connections
Access to all AMHCA webinars archive and home study offerings.
AMHCA White Papers and Emerging Clinical Practice Briefs
Connect with others in the Graduate Student Gateway
Special pricing for the Annual Conference
Chance to apply for student scholarships and awards.

Student Insurance FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

Donald Mattson Award/Scholarship

Helpful Links
Student Corner of The Advocate
Careers and degrees in Counseling Psychology
Help Create a Strong Future for the AMHCA Graduate Student Committee, Oct 2009
Nursing career opportunities for psychology majors
Counseling -- Based on Science, But an Art Form, Too, Nov 2009
Psychology Degree Guide: Information on mental health counseling
Effective Communication is Key, Dec 2009/Jan 2010
Active Minds
The Significance of Binge-Eating Disorder, Mar 2010
Track clinical training experiences for practica, internship and licensure
Getting That First Job -- and Keeping It, May 2010
Comprehensive online directory of mental health counseling and psychology degree programs
Using Metaphor to Illuminate Counseling Tendencies, Jun 2010
Graduate program information for counseling and mental health therapy
Working in Child Welfare is Rewarding, Jul/Aug 2010
Chi Sigma Iota, the International Honor Society for students, professional counselors and counselor educators
Get to Know Your Student Reps on AMHCA's Graduate Student Committee, Sept 2010
Psi Chi, the National Honor Society in Psychology
Confessions of a Regional Representative, Oct 2010
National Board for Certified Counselors and Affiliates (NBCC)
Embracing the Beauty and the Beast in an Examined Life, Nov 2010
Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP)
You Know You've Become a Counselor When..., Mar 2011
American Counseling Association
"Dear 4,000 Hours of Clinical Supervision...", Apr 2011
American Psychological Association
Student Corner, May 2011
American School Counselor Association
Student CornerOct 2011
American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy
Never Giving Up: Using a Reality Therapy Approach to Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Nov 2011
The William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan Program
Student Corner, Dec 2011/Jan 2012
Beginning Counselor: Building Your Ideal Internship - training videos for interns, Facebook group, resources, etc.
Let's Promote Our Future By Advancing Standards, Licensure Portability, and Identity, Feb 2012  
Dr. Howard Rosenthal, author of the "Purple Book"