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  • Tuesday, September 06, 2022 12:59 PM | Anonymous

    2022 Counseling Compact Legislative Summit

    Virtual Event | September 20th and 22nd

    Overview

    The Counseling Compact legislative summit is a virtual event to showcase the compact and its value for counseling professionals, clients and state workforce strategies. Attendees will learn about the benefits of interstate compacts, the features of the counseling compact and examples of successful state efforts to pass compact legislation.

    When?

    Interested attendees will have the option to join either on September 20th (1 - 4 p.m. ET) or September 22nd (10 a.m. - 1 p.m. ET). Each day will consist of the same programming.

    Where?

    The legislative summit will take place over Zoom. All attendees must register in advance.

    Sign up for the September 20 option here: https://csg-org.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwocu2sqTIoGd2MAQ9fvyeMfH6kHLmOyLBt

    Sign up for the September 22 option here: https://csg-org.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUldO-tpj8iGN0rQg5BbDjUCDGka2Lj8ZTc

    Who should attend?

    Those interested in their state joining the counseling compact, including:

    • Governor’s Office Policy Staff
    • State Legislators and Staff
    • Legislative Research Staff
    • State Licensing Board Members and Administrators
    • Counseling Professionals and Professional Association Members

    Questions?

    Please visit https://counselingcompact.org/ or contact counselingcompact@csg.org.


  • Wednesday, March 23, 2022 2:04 PM | Anonymous

    The Counseling Compact is an interstate compact, or a contract among states, allowing professional counselors licensed and residing in a compact member state to practice in other compact member states without the need for multiple licenses.

    We now have four states signed on to the Counseling Compact - Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, and Maryland. The MCA will continue to work with state legislators to pass this critical legislation!

  • Friday, January 28, 2022 11:26 AM | Anonymous

    The American Counseling Association’s Public Policy team asked me to encourage all of you to reach out to Senator Stabenow to ask her for support for the Medicare bill this Congressional session. The bill is S. 828, and it allows for professional counselors to be able to independently panel with Medicare clients. The U.S Senate Finance Committee is currently preparing the Mental Health Package, so it is imperative that we reach out to her now. Senator Stabenow is a co-sponsor of this bill, which also makes it even more important that we reach out! Feel free to use these facts, amongst others, in your email to Senator Stabenow:

    ACA Talking Points

    The ACA also indicated that the following talking points will be important to include as well:

    • Thanking her and demonstrating support for S. 2069, which is the Excellence in Mental Health and Addiction Treatment Act.
    • Asking her to seriously consider S. 828 to support access to Mental Health Care to Michigan’s most vulnerable seniors, and the disabled.
    • Asking her to make S. 828 a priority.
    • Thanking her for her continued advocacy and support with her Senate Colleagues on S. 828.

    Hopefully this helps solidify the message that you all will hopefully convey to her! We made ALL of our voices heard with HB 4325, so let’s do the same with this. Feel free to use the below email link, or reach out to her in other ways that you may find:

    Email: https://www.stabenow.senate.gov/contact

    With Regards,

    Michael Joy

    Past President


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