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Telehealth has been extended till June 30. To see details, go to Copactoregon.com

Please be aware that the Trump order to exempt HIPPA regulations for telehealth ends January 21. If you are not using a HIPPA accepted method of connecting with your clients, please look into it. Biden may extend this, but we have heard nothing as of January 12. 


ATTENTION!!!!! MEDICARE BILL MOVES TO THE FLOOR OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.

AAMFT and various other organizations have been working on allowing LMFT's to access funding from Medicare. HB 945 is the closest we have come. PLEASE, call your Representative and ask what their position is. If they are supportive, give thanks, if they are not, encourage them to do so. Remind them of the mental health crisis in America and what adding a few hundred thousand trained therapists across the country could do to help with that situation.  This vote will be happening soon. Currently, Bonamici and Blumenauer are the only cosponsors. Please call today!!
Here is a link if you'd like further information.
https://blog.aamft.org/2020/09/mfts-in-medicare-bill-passes-house-committee.html

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OAMFT is a network of Oregon Marriage and Family Therapists working together to advance the profession through:

  • Advocacy
  • Continuing Education
  • Networking

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This came across our email and I said I would post it. It is from a doctoral student working on a thesis. 

I hope everyone is safe and healthy. As many of you know, marriage and family therapists (MFTs) are not able to serve as behavioral science officers in the U.S. Armed Forces. Additionally, there are many barriers to serving in other capacities due to our profession not being recognized enough. I’m currently in the data collection phase of a study with the focus of exploring if there is any interest to work either in uniform (i.e., as a behavioral science officer in the U.S. Army, U.S. Air Force, or U.S. Navy) or as a civilian (contractor or employee) with any of the branches of the U.S. Armed Forces, Department of Defense, and/or the Department of Veterans Affairs. Additionally, the study will explore any U.S. Armed Forces service history or past work as a civilian with the Department of Veterans Affairs or any of the branches of the U.S. Armed Forces. Please consider participating in this study, which should take no more than 10 to 20 minutes. This study has been reviewed and approved by the Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU) COCE IRB. If you wish to find out more about the COCE IRB, contact coceirb@snhu.edu.  

Link to the study: https://snhu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_beastLAW98lwccZ  

  

  

 



  


 

 

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