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Counseling related Acronyms and Abbreviations


HBLU = Healing from the Body Level Up
A brief therapy technique "that engages a mind/body/spirit methodology to help clients struggling with grief and loss, along with other physical and emotional conditions." Developed by Judith A. Swack, Needham, Mass. [Thanks to ACA "Counseling Today" July 2003.]


HCA = The Washington State Health Care Authority.

WSHA works closely with the state Health Care Authority on a broad variety of issues, especially around opportunities to improve the health of Washington residents through innovation. Between the state’s Apple Health (Medicaid) program and coverage for public employees, the HCA provides health insurance for almost a third of Washington State residents.


HERE = The Washington State Department of Health's Health Education Resource Exchange

An online clearinghouse of public health education and health promotion materials, events, resources, and news in the State of Washington. H.E.R.E. is designed for people who perform population-based health promotion activities in a variety of settings, primarily state and local health departments, tribes, community organizations, clinics, hospitals, and schools. 


HIPPAA = Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act
The primary goal of the law is to make it easier for people to keep health insurance, protect the confidentiality and security of healthcare information and help the healthcare industry control administrative costs.


HRT = Harm Reduction Therapy
The Center, founded by leaders in the Harm Reduction Therapy movement, is a certified drug and alcohol treatment program staffed by mental health professionals.  Our program offers pragmatic, proven solutions to substance abuse, and has an impressive record of positive results.

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