Now is the time for the 2019 Spring Scholarship award...
As mental health professionals, in the year of 2019, we are all walking in
the footsteps of others who had set out on this journey years ago. Our world (and
our work) is drastically different from when Freud paved the way for
psychotherapy in the 1880’s. The last 140ish years have brought deeper insight
and understanding to the plight of being human. There are many different
schools of thought regarding what is most effective and what inspires the
Our mental health theories and perspectives inspire us to look deeper...
To apply for the IMHCA 2019 Spring scholarship, please submit an essay that meets the following requirements:
2019 scholarship recipients will be announced to IMHCA members, listed on
our website, and featured in our annual newsletter. Please read below for the scholarship rules and guidelines and keep scrolling to read a little about the Fall 2018 winner and runner up.
IMHCA Scholarship Rules
Essays will have identifying information blocked so the IMHCA selection committee will not know who submitted an essay or what school/program they are enrolled in until after the scholarship winner is selected.
Fall 2018 Scholarship Recipient!
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 2018/2019
school year we are offering two, $500 cash scholarships. Please scroll
further to read about both our Fall 2018 recipient.
The essay prompts for the Fall 2018 scholarship opportunity were: How
did informed consent become an ethical standard for mental health
professionals? In your opinion,which parts of informed consent are most
important for a healthy therapeutic relationship? What do you imagine is
the intention of informed consent? How does informed consent support
both the counselor and the client?
essay that was chosen as the recipient of the scholarship was submitted
by Rebekah M. Hood from Idaho State University. She plans on graduating
in May of 2020. We would also like to recognize Maxwell Dusky from
Idaho State University as an Honorable Mention. He will be graduating
May of 2019. Thank you, Rebekah and Maxwell.
Rebekah M. Hood- First Place
Idaho State University, Department of Counseling; Clinical Mental Health Counseling
May of 2020
"I am particularly interested in research about populations who are differently abled. I am drawn to Adlerian and feminist theory, and I want to explore how feminist theories can be more inclusive of voices of disability, as well as how this empowerment can be reflected in the counseling relationship".
Maxwell Dusky- Honorable Mention
Idaho State University masters of clinical mental health counseling
May of 2019
"I am interested in advocating for marginalized individuals. I’m especially interested in the intersections of gender identity, disability status, race, and socio-economic status and how these factors influence access to mental health services.".
We had several applicants this year from every counseling program offered in Idaho.
We would like to thank all of those who applied- your thoughtful submissions were heartening and inspiring.