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  • VIRGINIA - Wythe Well Being Emotional and Behavioral Health

    Apr 28, 2016
    Wythe Well Being Emotional and Behavioral Health is seeking a licensed therapist to provide outpatient treatment with adults, youth, and families, regarding issues of mental health, substance abuse, anger management, parenting, trauma, and adjustment disorders, among others. Position will be a part of a system of care approach, providing clinical assessment, treatment planning, therapeutic interventions, and clinical leadership to the client's treatment team.
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  • MARYLAND - MCDANIEL COLLEGE - Two Positions

    Apr 22, 2016
    McDaniel College Graduate and Professional Studies division is seeking to maintain its strong and productive graduate level counseling programs through two new faculty appointments. McDaniel College operates a vibrant counseling program with tracks in both mental health and school counseling.
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  • CALIFORNIA - CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, NORTHRIDGE - Director, University Counseling Services

    Apr 21, 2016
    The office of University Counseling Services provides a diverse and multidisciplinary staff committed to the mission of providing student learning focused high quality psychological services, outreach, and training that foster the productive mental health and success of students while contributing to a safe, welcoming, and multi-culturally aware campus community.
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  • NEW YORK - SUNY OSWEGO - Assistant Professor of Counseling Services (School Counseling)

    Apr 20, 2016
    The Department of Counseling & Psychological Services at the State University of New York at Oswego invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Counseling Services (School Counseling) position.
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ACA Participates in National Dialogue on Mental Health

by Ashwini Yelamanchili | Oct 21, 2013
On October 12, 2013, ACA participated in a Creating Community Solutions discussion on mental health. Convened by Washington D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray, the town hall event was part of a national dialogue to promote solutions to the challenges faced by those with mental health issues. Over 400 participants – students, family members, concerned residents and service providers – joined together at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in D.C. to discuss critical issues on complex challenges relating to mental health issues and services.

Presenters included Mayor Gray, Steven Brigham, the President of American Speaks; Dr. Joseph Wright from the Washington DC Children’s Medical Center; Councilwoman Yvette Alexander, the Chair of the Washington DC committee on Health; Stephen Baron from the Washington DC Department of Behavioral Health; and Dr. Dr. Paramjit Joshi from the George Washington University School of Medicine. The focus was on highlighting the importance of mental health, key challenges for mental health, supporting the mental health of our youth and young adults, and action planning for solutions. 

Participants focused on the need to reach those in need as early as possible and to fight stigma; particularly the misconception that those with mental health issues are violent. The importance of bullying prevention was also addressed. Some key statistics presented included:

  • 1 in 5 in the United States experience a mental health problem every year but only 40% of these individuals receive services.
  • Only 3%-5% of violent acts are committed by people with mental illness.  However,  24% of Americans believe that people with mental illness are dangerous and 39% believe that they are unpredictable. Individuals with mental health problems are more likely to be victims than perpetrators.
  • Only 44% of Americans believe those with mental health problems can be successful in the workplace.  However, studies show no difference in productivity.
  • Only 30% believe a person with mental illness issues can recover when, in fact, mental illness is eminently treatable.
  • Because of stigma, cultural issues, and language barriers, up to 50% of those with mental health issues do not seek treatment.

ACA’s input focused on the need for early assessment in schools through the funding of school counselors and the need to fund professional counselors in mental health settings to address the chronic under treatment of those with mental health issues.

To view the final report on the D.C. event; PowerPoint slides; and outcomes, please visit: http://creatingcommunitysolutions.org/event/creating-community-solutions-dc

For additional information on the Creating Community Solutions national dialogue on mental health, please contact David Kaplan, ACA Chief Professional Officer, at dkaplan@counseling.org.