Ask Congress to make counselors part of the solution at the VA

Barstow, Scott; Terrazas, Art
June 2012
Counseling Today;Jun2012, Vol. 54 Issue 12, p11
The article reports on the request of the American Counseling Association (ACA) to Congress to hire mental health counselors to improve the access of veterans to mental health services in the U.S. In June 2012, the ACA urged representatives and senators to become serious in incorporating counselors as full members of the Department of Veterans Affairs' (VA) mental health treatment system.


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