The Idaho Mental Health Counselors Association (IMHCA) is dedicated exclusively to the needs of clinical mental health counselors. Membership in IMHCA is multidisciplinary and open to licensed professional counselors, counselor educators, and counseling students who have an interest in the advancement of the mental health counseling profession. The Idaho Mental Health Counselors Association is a division of the Idaho Counseling Association (ICA) and a state chapter of the American Mental Health Counselors Association (AMHCA).
IMHCA Vision Statement
The Idaho Mental Health Counselors Association, 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 clinicians recognized by the association. This is accomplished through empowering counselors with the knowledge, skills, and resources to promote their success in the profession.
Welcome from the President
Welcome to the Idaho Mental Health Counselors Association’s website! My name is Steve Moody and I am the current IMHCA president. I am excited to report that the board is growing and many fellow Idaho counselors have stepped into vital roles to help this organization serve your professional counseling needs. We are continuing to offer CEU’s across the state, advocate for the profession at the state and local level, represent Idaho at the national level, and support those that serve our clientele. It is our hope to do our best to continue to serve the professional needs of mental health counselors in the state.
As you may have noticed, we have been going through some updates with our websites. We appreciate your patience with this and we are looking forward to having a new, more powerful medium to communicate with all of you. Please feel free to contact me or the board with any questions and comments or if interested in getting involved with IMHCA.
IMHCA 2017 Distinguished Presenter
Dr. Tony Seikel on Mindfulness and Meditation
Tony Seikel is a retired professor at Idaho State University whose current research interests focus on neurological disorders associated with speech language pathology. Tony is an active meditator and teaches a number of mindfulness courses for the university and community. His interest in neurophysiology extends naturally to using neural science to understand the function of meditation. He is currently involved in research with other ISU faculty into the effects of mindfulness on individuals with chronic tinnitus. Please join us for his Sustaining Compassion in Clinical Practice through Mindfulness presentation at the 2017 ICA Annual Conference. See our events page for more details.