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  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:


2016/2017 IMHCA Scholarship recipients!

IMHCA values supporting our up and coming counseling professionals. One way that we want to help is by offering four $250 cash scholarship to current counseling students. One scholarship recipient has also accepted an invitation to the Leadership Development Institute (LDI) as IMHCA's guest.

Each candidate wrote a short essay on these three questions: Why is it important for counseling professionals to be involved in a professional organization? How do you imagine your own professional development would be impacted if you were to belong to a professional organization? What type of support or resources would you want from a professional organization?

IMHCA is ecstatic to announce the following counseling students as our 2016/2017 scholarship recipients. The scholarship consisted of a $250 cash prize and one student was chosen to be IMHCA’s guest to the Leadership Development Institute held by ICA.

Meet the students:

Krista Doubleday (cash scholarship + LDI invitation)                                                                                                                                               Idaho State University Meridian- Master of Clinical Mental Health Counseling                                                                                                  May 2018                                                                                                                                                                                                                              “I am most interested in working with adolescents suffering from anxiety, depression, and trauma. I work from a person-centered lens with an emphasis on Adlerian theory and techniques.” 

Jannette Romo (cash scholarship)                                                                                                                                                                           Boise State University, Master of Arts in Counseling, School Counseling Cognate                                                                                             May 2019                                                                                                                                                                                                                              “I am really interested in working with first generation, undocumented, DACA, and Refugee students.”

Rebecca Mills (cash scholarship)                                                                                                                                                                            Northwest Nazarene University, Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health; Emphasis: Trauma, Grief & Crisis                                               June 2017                                                                                                                                                                                                                              “I hope to work with male trauma sexual abuse survivors suffering with co-occuring addictions, adolescents, and the LGBTQ population.”

Candace Woodroof (cash scholarship)                                                                                                                                                            Northwest Nazarene University, Master of Science in Clinical Counseling                                                                                                           May 2019                                                                                                                                                                                                                              “I am interested in attachment theory and how attachment imprints our relational style.” 

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