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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 Beverly Hines

Looking forward to a great year,

~Beverly Hines, LPC

We are on the lookout for our next President Elect...

Are you a mental health counselor and are looking for a way to give back to our professional community? Would you like to work alongside kind, caring, FUN, motivated counselor professionals who are excited to support and advance our profession? Do you have an interest in honing your leadership skills while working alongside a dynamic, passionate team?

If so, Idaho Mental Health Counselor Association is taking nominations for president elect. This position will be closely shadowing our current president elect, Jillian Winters, LCPC and will serve as president from July 2020 to July 2021. If elected, our current IMHCA president, Beverly Hines, LPC and Jillian Winters, LCPC (along with the rest of the IMHCA board) will walk you through the duties of: Leading the strategic plan at our annual retreat, traveling and representing IMHCA at the American Mental Health Counselors Association annual conference (expenses paid by membership fees), attending monthly board meetings, subbing for the president when they are unable to attend ICA or IMHCA meetings, presenting ethics workshops, and coordinating logistics for a distinguished speaker for the ICA annual conference.

Want a little more information on what IMHCA is about? Check out our website https://imhca38.wildapricot.org/ and reach out to any of our board members if you have any questions.

Please email idahomentalhealthcounselors@gmail.com your resume and a brief introduction with a summary of why you are interested to the IMHCA board. Deadline by March 1st, 2019.

We look forward to working with you!

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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