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Local, State, and National Public Policies and Clinical Mental Health Services

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Discuss the role of the CMHC in both providing and seeking professional consultation. Give a few examples of times when a CMHC might be asked to provide consultation as well as times when a CMHC is likely to seek professional consultation.

Discuss how the policies of professional, governmental, and accrediting organizations impact the practice of clinical mental health counseling and share examples of how these policies might benefit potential clients.

Discuss how local, state, and national public policies potentially affect the quality and accessibility of clinical mental health services.

Include all references and peer review article.

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Discuss the role of the CMHC in both providing and seeking professional consultation. Give a few examples of times when a CMHC might be asked to provide consultation as well as times when a CMHC is likely to seek professional consultation.

Professional counselors must consult with other professionals when facing ethical situations because it encourages the counselor to ponder separate options. Utilizing the experience and expertise of more than one person is better than tackling the problem alone if the counselor is in doubt. Counselors have an obligation to only reveal information germane to the consultation. Some incidents that could necessitate a consultation include a counselor who could provide a colleague when the colleague has sought ...

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Describe at least three local advocacy activities, services, and/or public policies that address an area of mental health in the community and state (Georgia). For example, domestic violence, you might research the services available to serve victims and perpetrators in your community, the legal and advocacy services for victims, state funding for victims, policies regarding welfare and protection of children living in violent homes, et cetera. Describe how these resources or lack of resources might impact your ability to provide services that are equitable and responsive to the unique needs of your clients. Identify at least three policies, programs, and services that you would like to advocate for to improve the services you could provide for your clients.

Identify one policy, program, or resource in this area that you would like to advocate for to improve the services you could provide for your clients. Provide examples of the advocacy efforts you could make. What skills will you need to develop in order to be a successful advocate for your clients? Identify at least three skills in the Clinical Mental Health Counseling in Community and Agency Settings text that you might incorporate into your own skill set.

Discuss any personal cultural heritage, biases, and beliefs that may impact your advocacy efforts in this area of mental health.

Analyze how client advocacy strategies and public policies can inform the effective delivery of mental health practices in your community.

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Include a minimum of 3 references from professional literature.

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