Mission: The Idaho Mental Health Counselors Association (IMHCA) has a mission to enhance the profession of clinical mental health counseling through the promotion of licensing, advocacy, education, and professional development.
Vision: The Idaho Mental Health Counselors Association has a Vision Statement 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.
IMHCA Board Inclusivity Statement: Our members and our clients come from all walks of life and so do we. IMHCA is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive board by celebrating the unique contributions that each individual brings in terms of education, nation of origin, opinions, race, ethnicity, gender identity and/or expression, age, languages spoken, veteran status, color, religion, ability, and sexual orientation.We recognize that it is an ongoing process to cultivate a safe place, whether it is in the counseling office or on a professional association board, and we encourage all our members to continuously do the work in stretching their understanding of their own intersectional privileges. All IMHCA board members are committed to doing our own work in examining our privileges and how this may manifest in the counseling office or at a board meeting. As an organization, we are committed to showing respect for all and encouraging open communication and collaboration. We are all learning to do better.
Welcome from the President-
Since joining Idaho Mental Health Counselors Association (IMHCA), I have been able to see first hand how passionate this board is about advocating and promoting mental health awareness in Idaho. So being elected to serve as your 2020-2021 IMHCA President, is an honor and I am very excited.
This year IMHCA is going to be focusing on refocusing what we bring to you as the members.
What this will look like:
IMHCA will continue to bring you:
If you are a graduate student or a professional and want to get involved, we would love to have you serve on a committee that fits your strengths. Please considering attending an IMHCA monthly board meetings, held on the second Monday of the month at 5:30p.
It feels important more than ever to evolve together, so thank you for your membership and continued support. I look forward to working with you all this year.
Caitlin Goicoechea-Hart LCPC, NCCcaitlin@hartcounseling.net