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National Advocacy Organizations

NAMI Greater Seattle: Advocates of the Mentally Ill, listed as "co-founder and affiliate of the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI)." appears to be the new name (2004) for what was formally known as "Washington Advocates for the Mentally Ill."

National Alliance for the Mentally Ill(A nonprofit, grassroots, self-help, support and advocacy organization of consumers, families, and friends of people with severe mental illnesses.)

 

 

National Addiction Associations

National Association of Alcoholism & Drug Abuse Counselors the largest professional membership organization that serves counselors who specialize in addiction treatment.

National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders: (Dedicated to alleviating eating disorders and promoting healthy lifestyle.)

National Association of Psychiatric Health Systems: represents all organizations serving people with psychiatric and substance abuse disorders.

National Council on Sexual Addiction and Compulsivitynow known as SASH, the Society for the Advancement of Sexual Health offering hope and valuable resources to those seeking information about sexual addiction.

National Eating Disorders Association: promoting public understanding of eating disorders and access to treatment.

 

 

National Counseling Associations

National Association of Social Workers: is the largest membership organization of professional social workers in the world.

National Board for Certified Clinical Hypnotherapists, Inc.:  is an educational, scientific, and professional organization dedicated to professionalizing the mental health specialty of hypnotherapy.

National Board for Certified Counselors: is an independent not-for-profit credentialing body for counselors, incorporated in 1982 to establish and monitor a national certification system, to identify those counselors who have voluntarily sought and obtained certification, and to maintain a register of those counselors.

National Council for Therapeutic Recreation Certification: is the nationally recognized credentialing organization for the profession of therapeutic recreation. Established in 1981, as an independent non-profit organization.

National Society of Genetic Counselors: is the leading voice, authority and advocate for the genetic counseling profession, and promotes the genetic counseling profession as a recognized and integral part of health care delivery, education, research and public policy.

National Guild of Hypnotists Washington: State chapter of NGH, a non-profit professional organization dedicated to the promotion of ethical stage hypnotists and hypnotherapists everywhere. The Washington State Chapter provides regular meetings and educational opportunities for hypnotherapists, stage hypnotists and other interested persons. NGHWA meetings are open to the general public.

National Rehabilitation Counseling Association: founded in 1958 as an organization to represent the unique concerns of practicing rehabilitation counselors. A Division of the National Rehabilitation Association, NRCA is the largest national organization representing rehabilitation counselors practicing in a variety of work settings.

 

 

Other National Organizations

Northwest Association of Domestic Violence Treatment Professionals: devoted to promoting victim safety and upholding perpetrator treatment standards.

National Association of Crime Victim Compensation Boards is an association of state boards that provide financial assistance to help families and victims of crime.

National Association of Drug Court Professionals: [Drug courts are special courts given the responsibility to handle cases involving substance-abusing offenders through comprehensive supervision, drug testing, treatment services and immediate sanctions and incentives.]

National Association of School Psychologists: represents and supports school psychology through leadership to enhance the mental health and educational competence of all children.

National Career Development Center: is a division of the American Counseling Association, promotes the career development of all people over the life span, provides service to the public and professionals involved with or interested in career development--including professional development activities, publications, research, public information, professional standards, advocacy, and recognition for achievement and service.

National Coalition of Mental Health Professionals and ConsumersMental Health Consumer Protection