Actionable Steps to Protect MI LPCs and Their Clients
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Defending the LPC license in the state of Michigan is currently a battle on mulitple fronts. Please see the tabs below for tangible steps that can be taken on each front by anyone. Please share these ideas with colleagues, family, friends, etc.
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Each action step is designed to put significant and consistent pressure on our government officials to pass #HB4325. So each step can be taken multiple times until each step has been accomplished. Spend a few min or as much time as is healthy for you engaging these steps each day/week until this is resolved. Copy of the bill:
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http://www.legislature.mi.gov/documents/2019-2020/billintroduced/House/pdf/2019-HIB-4325.pdf
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1. The first major step that can be taken is to join the MMHCA. Membership = money that will be actively put towards defending our license and our rights via lobbying, legal challenges, etc. Please consider joining today as well as joining their email list to get their alerts.
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Join Here:
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http://mmhca.org/
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2. Join the "Michigan LPCs for HB 4325 & Against LARA SOP Changes - Counselors & Allies" Facebook group to get updates and to help organize. Here is the link:
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https://www.facebook.com/groups/2900377576657172/
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3. The next major step that can be taken is to contact your local media members via phone, email, and social media to voice your concern with what is happening to LPCs and their clients in Michigan
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4. Once you've taken the action steps in the other tabs, please also sign and share this Change.org petition:
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http://chng.it/pPY9QSY5Rg
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Please feel free to share this document with anyone by sharing this link:
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https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1fkuYQciUwYXhj32iaK1e_75dFTxwYv1M2N8D8XssvAM/edit?usp=sharing
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This document was put together by Benjamin Reisterer, MA, LPC of Mindful Counseling GR in Grand Rapids, MI. If anything is incorrect or out of date, please contact him at: benjamin@mindfulcounselinggr.com
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