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State Issues for Mental Health Counseling

Each state authorizes and regulates the practice of mental health counseling within its borders. These rules define the roles and environment in which mental health counselors practice. In many states, the licensure laws are championed by state counseling associations. Therefore, it is good to know the benefits of your state and national professional organizations.
States also fund and regulate many mental health services such as provider status, reimbursement, and third-party payment. The counseling environment can extend into emergency and crisis situations; again, each state (and even community) standards and requirements must be known before the fact.

Your State Issues project should demonstrate a basic understanding of the licensure laws and regulations in your state. Your project should also provide a world-view of the mental health professional in your state.

****Begin your project by researching the recent counseling-related developments within your state. Analyze these developments and their possible impact on the mental health counseling profession in your state. Provide an overview on the hot topics in mental health care in your state.

*****Demonstrate an understanding of the professional environment in your state by describing and analyzing such issues as licensure, funding sources, and the sequence of services at the local and state levels.

â?¢Research and analyze recent counseling related developments within your state. Describe the hot topics in mental health care in your state.

â?¢Exhibit an understanding of the professional environment within your state â?" including issues such as licensure, funding sources, and the sequence of services from the local to the state level.

â?¢Number of resources: You must use a minimum of 4 this needs ABSTRACT

In my attachment, there is one reference I have used to gather the information for my state.

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State of Indiana (Mental Health Counseling):

1) Licensure Requirements (Indiana)- state laws, professional counseling associations, regulations, standards
2) Local and State Issues (current issues, budget cuts, state concerns, community involvement, health care, funding)
3) World-view of mental health professional in Indiana (current trends, views, treatment, and opportunity)

The impact on the mental health counseling profession in Indiana: (some areas you can discuss in your paper)

Those in combat and those who have actively been in duty are in need of mental health services. Avery and Wadsworth (2011) did a study on the accessibility of mental health services for active National Guard members and their family members in the state of Indiana for TRICARE enrollees. "This assistance requires an accurate ...

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State Issues for Mental Health Counseling in Indiana are referenced and clarified.

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