Upcoming events

    • 28 Feb 2020
    • 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM (MST)
    • Thomas Hammer Coffee Roasters, 298 N 8th St., Boise

    Are you interested in advocating for mental health counselors in Idaho? Join IMHCA for our letter writing event! At our event, we will have everything you need to write letters to our legislators - including stationary and the talking points on current legislation we are advocating for. We will be meeting at Thomas Hammer Coffee Roasters in downtown Boise (8th street) - it's a drop-in event, so feel free to join us for however long you would like. We look forward to advocating with you!

    • 29 Feb 2020
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (MST)
    • 1875 N. Lakes Pl, Meridian, ID 83646
    This last year, IMHCA has been learning a lot during the Idaho Licensing Board of Professional Counselors and Marriage and Family Therapists (IBOL) open board meetings in regards to boundary concerns counselors may run into while practicing such as going for a walk during session. As a result, IMHCA’s ethics course this year will be covering these areas in order to better inform our counseling community on current boundary issues and concerns.  The purpose of this workshop is to encourage participants to consider both the benefits and restrictions of boundaries in the counseling relationship. This workshop will examine boundary crossings which are defined differently than boundary violations. 

    3 Ethics CE hours

      Idaho Counseling Association has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 2013.  Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified.  Idaho Counseling Association is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs. 



    • 13 Mar 2020
    • 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM (MDT)
    • CWI Ada Campus Pintail Bldg, 1360 S Eagle Flight Way, Boise

    Attendees eligible to earn 1.5 Free CE's.

    A peer consultation group is comprised of clinicians who meet to provide feedback and support as they discuss challenging cases, ethical dilemmas, professional issues, and the effects of work on their well-being.

    If you would like feedback, bring a condensed, de-identified counseling practice issue to share.  Get support and access to the wisdom and experience of other practitioners. Or, come and just be a part of providing feedback to other providers.

    • 20 Mar 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM (PDT)
    • Gritman Medical 700 S Main St, Moscow, ID 83843
    • 47


    This in-person training on Telemental Health is Part 2 of a comprehensive series and requires that you have taken Part 1. If you were unable to participate in the January 24th training in person; then you can complete the course online, so you are fully prepared and ready to engage. Click HERE for access. We look forward to seeing you at Part 2!


    Our profession has begun to utilize Telemental Health as a tool that allows you to meet your clients where they are, not just clinically but also logistically.  Electronically crossing great distances to foster the strong bond between client and provider comes with its own set of considerations: legal, ethical and technical.  Please join Roy Huggins’ presentation for Idaho’s Mental Health Counselors Association’s continuing education event, “Launching Yourself into Cyberspace: How to Establish an Ethical, Legal, Therapy-Affirming Telemental Health Practice.”  This course will address the vital components on how to reach your clients no matter where they are safely, securely, and successfully.

    As a tech expert and mental health counselor, Roy will be the bridge from the digital world to real world client care by translating the legal and technical jargon into clear and actionable information that you can apply directly to your practice and your clients’ care. He will provide the informational tools that lay the groundwork for how you ethically ensure client privacy and maintain HIPAA compliance while providing Telemental Health services. The course is designed to be fully encompassing; a guide from concepts to practical actions, and from implementation to long-term successful outcomes.

    Because the client is truly the center of our decisions as clinicians, in addition, the presentation will also address ways to ensure a personal and engaging experience that will foster the relationship with your client.  To make sure that you have actionable and implementable instruction, Roy will help you identify the needed protocols, navigate emergencies, and explain the rubrics to understand and vet technology for your personal practice needs.  Join us in the journey of Telemental Health where distance is no longer an obstacle.


    Presented by:

    Roy Huggins, LPC NCC, is a counselor in private practice who also directs Person-Centered Tech. Roy worked as a professional Web developer for 7 years before changing paths, and makes it his mission to grow clinicians' understanding of the Internet and other electronic communications mediums for the future of our practices an our professions.  




    • 21 Mar 2020
    • 9:30 AM (MDT)

    • 03 Apr 2020
    • 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM (PDT)
    • N. Idaho College

    Join IMHCA for the N. Idaho Conference and earn up to 6 CE! We will be at the beautiful N. Idaho College with our keynote Graydon Stanley presenting on "Connecting our Communities with Care".  

    • 18 Apr 2020
    • 9:30 AM (MDT)

    • 16 May 2020
    • 9:30 AM (MDT)

    • 05 Jun 2020
    • 6:00 PM (MDT)

Past events

22 Feb 2020 IMHCA Board Meeting
21 Feb 2020 IMHCA Peer Consultation
19 Feb 2020 Idaho Counseling Association Legislative Luncheon
17 Feb 2020 ICA Legislative Luncheon Advocacy Training
31 Jan 2020 Drop-in, Advocacy Letter Writing
24 Jan 2020 Client-Centered Security and Privacy for Behavioral Health Professionals
18 Jan 2020 IMHCA Board Meeting - January
10 Jan 2020 IMHCA Peer Consultation Group
04 Jan 2020 Online Interactive Ethics Training - Boundaries
01 Nov 2019 IMHCA Peer Consultation Group
05 Oct 2019 Boise Ethics Training - Boundaries
06 Sep 2019 IMHCA Peer Consultation Group
19 Jul 2019 IMHCA Board Strategic Planning Meeting/Retreat
12 Jul 2019 IMHCA Peer Consultation Group
29 Jun 2019 Meridian Ethics Training- Informed Consent
01 Jun 2019 IMHCA Board Meeting - June
24 May 2019 Coeur d'Alene Ethics Training- Informed Consent
03 May 2019 IMHCA Peer Consultation Group
03 May 2019 Nampa Ethics Training- Informed Consent
20 Apr 2019 IMHCA Board Meeting - April
19 Apr 2019 Moscow Ethics Training- Informed Consent
11 Apr 2019 Idaho Falls Ethics Training- Informed Consent
30 Mar 2019 Pocatello Ethics Training- Informed Consent
16 Mar 2019 IMHCA Board Meeting - March
08 Mar 2019 Lewiston Ethics Training- Informed Consent
01 Mar 2019 Peer Consultation Group
16 Feb 2019 IMHCA Board Meeting - February
05 Jan 2019 Nampa Ethics Training- Informed Consent
10 Dec 2018 Boise Ethics Training is FULL but consider the Nampa Training
30 Nov 2018 Pocatello Ethics Training- Informed Consent (Online Interactive Option w/Zoom!)
19 Oct 2018 Coeur d'Alene Ethics Training- Informed Consent
12 Oct 2018 Twin Falls Ethics Training- Informed Consent
25 May 2018 Sandpoint Ethics Training- Impaired Counselors
20 Apr 2018 Lewiston Ethics Training
13 Apr 2018 Launching Yourself into Cyberspace: How to Establish an Ethical, Legal, Therapy-Affirming Telemental Health Practice
07 Apr 2018 Meridian Impaired Counselors Ethics Training
30 Mar 2018 Pocatello Ethics Training- Impaired Counselors
09 Mar 2018 North Idaho IMHCA Ethics Training- Impaired Counselors
13 Feb 2018 Boise Ethics Training- Impaired Counselors
02 Dec 2017 Boise 3 Hour Ethics Training
01 Dec 2017 Lewiston Ethics Training
17 Nov 2017 Idaho Falls 3 Hour Ethics Training
10 Nov 2017 Client-Centered Security and Privacy for Behavioral Health Professionals
10 Nov 2017 Coeur d'Alene Ethics Training
26 Oct 2017 Boise 3 Hour Ethics Training
13 Oct 2017 Caldwell 3 Hour Ethics Training
30 Jun 2017 Membership & Graduate Student Networking Event
09 Jun 2017 Lewiston Ethics Training
19 May 2017 Caldwell Ethics Training
22 Apr 2017 Coeur d'Alene Ethics Training
06 Apr 2017 Boise Ethics Training
24 Mar 2017 Pocatello Ethics Training
25 Feb 2017 Nampa Ethics Training
28 Jan 2017 IMHCA 2017 Distinguished Presenter: Dr. Tony Seikel presents Sustaining Compassion in Clinical Practice through Mindfulness
13 Dec 2016 Meridian Ethics Training
18 Nov 2016 Idaho Falls Ethics Training
04 Nov 2016 Lewiston Ethics Training
15 Oct 2016 Meridian Ethics Training

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