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The Roles and Functions of a Clinical Mental Health Counselor

Using information from peer-reviewed journal articles that you find, discuss the roles and approaches used by clinical mental health counselors across a range of mental health delivery systems.

Discuss the impact that public policies have on the roles and responsibilities of clinical mental health counselors working in diverse communities. Be sure to discuss the roles and responsibilities of counselors providing services to clients of diverse ages, backgrounds, and exceptional abilities, including strategies for differentiated interventions. (How do counselors ensure that interventions "fit" for diverse clients?)

Include all references and peer review articles.

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http://www.amhca.org/about/facts.aspx

Counselor to the Core: Serving the Whole Client Through Creative Blending of Counselor Roles. By: Toporek, Rebecca L.; Blando, John A.; Chronister, Julie; Kwong-Liem Karl Kwan; Hsin-Ya Liao; Van Velsor, Patricia. Counseling & Human Development. Jan2009, Vol. 41 Issue 5, p1-16

The American Mental Health Counselors Association (AMHCA) has been instrumental in cultivating public policies that determine the roles and responsibilities of clinical mental health counselors working in diverse communities. Working on the federal level and state level for counselors from diverse backgrounds including disciplines where counselors entail:
- Assessment and diagnosis ...

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The role and functions of a clinical mental health counselors are determined.

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