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Idaho Mental Health Counselors Association 

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.

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2019-2020 IMHCA Board

Welcome from the President

Welcome to the Idaho Mental Health Counselors Association’s (IMHCA) website!  As the 2019-2020 IMHCA President I am thrilled 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.
  • Facilitating a members-only peer supervision group worth 1.5 free CEs.
  • Maintaining a presence at the IBOL meetings and providing updates from the board’s discussions on issues that impact our members.

 In addition, IMHCA is working to expand its services to members by:

  • 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 telebehavioral health CE trainings.
  • Increasing our social media presence on more platforms to facilitate member access to information, including. FacebookInstagram, and Twitter.
  • Organizing an IMHCA Conference in Northern Idaho planned for April 3, 2020 (Postponed due to COVID-19).

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 9:30 am. Please RSVP to idahomentalhealthcounselor@gmail.com if you are interested in attending so she can confirm the meeting date and location for you. 

IMHCA is your association and your professional home. This is where we build relationships, where we identify issues of importance to ourselves and those we serve, where we can influence the future of our profession in Idaho, where we seek collaboration with each other, and where our professional identity continues to evolve. 

I’m looking forward to working with you,

~ Jillian Winters, LCPC

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 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 this is an ongoing process towards cultivating a safe place, whether in the community, counseling office, or professional association board. We encourage all our members to continuously work to stretch our understanding of our intersectional privileges. As IMHCA board members we commit to doing our own ongoing work in examining our privilege and attending to how this can manifest both professionally and privately. As an organization, we commit to showing respect for all and encouraging open communication, collaboration, and willingness to attend to and seek out minority voices and perspectives. We are all learning to do better.

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The Idaho Mental Health Counselors Association is a Division of the Idaho Counseling Association
the American Mental Health Counselors Association

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Idaho Mental Health Counseling Association is a 501(c)6 non-profit organization
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