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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.


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IMHCA membership fees are used to support our up and coming counseling professionals.

 How you ask? We currently have one $500 (cash) Fall 2017 scholarship.

Idaho Mental Health Counseling Association supports graduate counseling students

IMHCA is currently seeking entries for our scholarship opportunity.

 

Do you know a counseling student?


Please pass on this email to any Idaho master's level candidates.


Take a moment to reflect...

There is so much strife and suffering in our world. Entering the counseling profession at this time of global upheaval is a daunting and courageous choice. We talk a lot as professionals about what it means to take care of ourselves as our self care ultimately impacts our ability to be fully present to our clients. On top of the pains of the world, graduate school is full of ups and downs. We at IMHCA remember those days and hope that our scholarship could provide a bit of breathing room. This is why for the 2017/2018 school year we are offering two, $500 cash scholarships.

Now is the time for us to award the 2017 Fall scholarship award.


Creativity in a World of Chaos

To apply for the IMHCA 2017 scholarship, please submit an essay that meets the following requirements:

  • Answer the following four questions: In what ways have you experienced (or imagine) creativity impacting the therapeutic relationship? What are your challenges and hopes with bringing creativity into the room? How do you plan on staying balanced while navigating the chaotic outside world? How does this impact your ability to tap into creativity?
  • Feel free to reference the ACA code of ethics as you reflect on these questions.
  • 750-1000 words in Times New Roman, size 12 (roughly 2 pages)
  • Submit your essay by midnight on December 1, 2017 to jamievan@mbsidaho.com.  The scholarship winner will be announced December 15, 2017.

2017/2018 scholarship recipients will be announced to IMHCA members, listed on our website, and featured in our annual newsletter. Please head to our website and read a little about last years winners: https://imhca38.wildapricot.org/join-us.


 


Welcome from the President

Thank you for visiting the Idaho Mental Health Counselors Association’s website. My name is Michelle Hopkins and I am the current IMHCA president. I look forward to the opportunity to collaborate with some of the most supportive and dedicated counselors this state has to offer. In the coming year my vision is to carry on the efforts put forth by the hardworking presidents before me such as valuable ethics trainings, website improvements, and membership benefits.

 As we work to deliver some of the great benefits of being an IMHCA member, I encourage any and all feedback. If you feel as passionate about mental health counselors  as we do and are looking for ways to get involved, let us know! 

Best,

Michelle

 



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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