Applicant must hold at least a master’s degree or higher from an accredited institution in counseling or a related area that covers the basic principles of mental health counseling. Holds a state issued independent professional license in counseling, psychology or related field.
Applicant must hold at least a master’s degree or doctoral graduate within their first 2 years of supervised practice since graduation from an accredited institution in counseling or a related area. Holds a state issued LGPC. Proof of graduation date may be required.
Any student enrolled in an accredited graduate program for half-time or more in the field of psychology, mental health counseling, or human development shall be eligible to become a student member, for a period not to exceed four years.
Any individual who has retired from the field of mental health counseling, or provides related counseling services for less than 10 hours per week
Any individual who works in the field of mental health counseling, or is a supporter of the mental health counseling field, i.e., community support workers, case managers, certified peer specialist. Has three (3) years in the field of counseling and a minimum of 1500 hours of direct service.
This membership provides the opportunity for a Clinical or Professional Member to join both AMHCA (the national association) and DCMHCA (the state/local chapter) For Unified Membership, click here: https://www.amhca.org/members/joinamhca