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The Idaho Mental Health Counselors Association (IMHCA) is dedicated exclusively

to the needs of professional mental health counselors in Idaho. 


IMHCA Vision Statement

IMHCA, with the consistent standards of education, training, licensing, practice, and ethics, will be the state organization representing: Licensed Mental Health Providers, Licensed Professional Counselors, and other licensed clinical mental health providers recognized by the association. This is accomplished through empowering counselors with the knowledge, skills, and resources to promote their success in the profession.


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2018-2019 IMHCA Board


Welcome from the President

Welcome to the Idaho Mental Health Counselors Association’s (IMHCA) website!  As the 2018-2019 IMHCA President I’m excited to be a part of an organization whose focus is on the needs of mental health counselors in Idaho. The IMHCA Board is made up of dedicated and engaged counselors-in-training and professional counselors who work hard to provide useful services to members and to advocate for our profession.

This year IMHCA plans to continue its tradition of:

  • Supporting organizations raising public awareness about mental health needs in Idaho such as SPAN (Northern Idaho) and Out of the Darkness Walks (Pocatello and Meridian) in an effort to combat the serious suicide problem we have in Idaho.
  • Sponsoring a distinguished speaker at the ICA super conference to continue fostering counselor professional development.
  • Mentoring graduate students and actively nurturing the development of their professional counselor identity.
  • Running a scholarship contest for counseling graduate students (with two $500 prizes!).
  • Providing multiple relevant and high quality ethics trainings.

 In addition, IMHCA is working to expand its services to members by:

  • Providing updates from IBOL's quarterly board discussions on issues that impact our members.
  • Partnering with Person Centered Tech Support (PCT) to provide free IMHCA members-only CE presentations, Office Hours sessions, and a 20% discount on PCT’s telemental health CE trainings.
  • Increasing our social media presence on more platforms to facilitate member access to information.
  • Organizing peer consultation groups (in process--starting in 2019).

Whether you’re a graduate student or a professional, if you are curious about the board, and/or are considering becoming involved, I welcome you to attend a board meeting.  We usually meet the 3rd Saturday of the month at 9:30a.  Please RSVP to Cassidi Klimek if you are interested in attending so she can confirm the meeting date and location for you.

Your feedback is invaluable as IMHCA strives to meet the needs of its members.  Please contact me with any suggestions you have as to how we can do that best.  I can be reached at abhines@q.com

Looking forward to a great year,

~Beverly Hines, LPC


The Mission of the Idaho Mental Health Counselors Association is to enhance the profession of clinical mental health counseling through the promotion of licensing, advocacy, education, and professional development.

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The Idaho Mental Health Counselors Association is a Division of the Idaho Counseling Association & the American Mental Health Counselors Association


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