Welcome to the Idaho Mental Health Counselors Association
P.O. Box 1217, Meridian, Idaho 83680

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Counseling is a professional relationship that empowers diverse individuals, families, and groups to accomplish mental health, wellness, education and career goals.
DSM 5 Webinar Series
with Barry Watts, LCPC

11 am - 1 pm

March 14th, 28th,
April 11th, 25th,
May 9th

This webinar series will provide an in-depth exploration of the DSM 5 to prepare participants for its use in their clinical practice. The webinar series will be covered in five parts as follows:

3/14/14: Session 1 will be an introduction of the DSM 5 including treatment planning, new diagnostic categories, coverage of the new assessment instruments, and introduction to the diagnostic categories. 

3/28/14: Session 2 will cover Neurodevelopmental Disorders, Schizophrenia Spectrum and Other Psychotic Disorders, Bipolar and Related Disorders, and Depressive Disorders.

4/11/14: Session 3 will cover Anxiety disorders, Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders, Dissociative Disorders, Somatic Symptoms and Related Disorders, Feeding and Eating Disorders, and Elimination Disorders.

4/25/14: Session 4 will cover Sleep-Wake Disorders, Sexual Dysfunctions, Gender Dysphoria, Disruptive, Impulse-Control, and Conduct Disorders, and Substance-Related and Addictive Disorders

5/9/14: Session 5 will cover Neurocognitive Disorders, Personality Disorders, Paraphilic Disorders, Other Mental Disorders, Medication-Induced Movement Disorders and Other Adverse Effects of Medication, Other Conditions That May Be a Focus of Clinical Attention
CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR FALL
2013 IMHCA STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP
ESSAY CONTEST WINNERS!!!!!!


IMHCA student members April Watts and Ofelia Andrews were the winners of our scholarship winners this past fall.  Each recipient will receive $250.00 to apply towards their schooling, which will ultimately assist them in their counseling career upon graduation. Congratulations April and Ofelia!

Please look out for more information on our next Scholarship Essay contest this spring!  We will be putting out a call for submissions in February or March so spread the word to students who may be interested in our contest.  Check our website at idahomentalhealthcounselor.org or contact us at imhca@idahomentalhealthcounselor.org for more information.
Please come join us at the ICA conference this
Friday, January 31, 2014
at the Riverside Hotel, 2900 Chinden Blvd., Boise, ID.

We will be holding our annual member meeting at noon on Friday.  All members are welcome to come meet our board members and see what we have been up to!  We will be meeting in the same room as our divisional track sessions which is the North Star Room. We hope to have food available for the meeting, but cannot guarantee it.

At 5:45 p.m. on Friday, Jen Browning, our President Elect will be the Distinguished Speaker for IMHCA.  Check out her presentation description below:

Mandalas in Counseling

This seminar will focus on experiential learning and growth through the use of various types of mandalas including HuMandalas, mandalas through art, as well as discussion. Participants will walk away with practical experiential tools they can use with their clients in sessions the very next time they meet with their clients. This is a fun, light-hearted class that will truly touch the heart of participants, and at the same time teach them skills to use with clients and in their own life.

SPEAKER BIO: Jennifer Browning graduated with honors from Northwest Nazarene University in 2006. She is now the owner and Clinical Director of Family Counseling Services in Meridian, ID. She has a passion for experiential mental health and wellness and works primarily with clients who experience marital difficulties, PTSD, and individual female adults.

Feel free to email us at imhca@idahomentalhealthcounselor.org for more information. If you have not yet registered for the ICA conference visit https://www.idahocounseling.org/conference-2013/register.html to register.

Look forward to seeing you soon!

Kristen Lister
IMHCA President

2014 ETHICS WORKSHOPS
The New ACA Code of Ethics:
How will it Impact Ethical Dilemmas and Decision Making

In March 2014 the American Counseling Association will release the 2014 Code of Ethics. This code has some minor and major changes. While many of the revisions to the Code are for the purpose of clarity, brevity, and ease of interpretation, there have also been new sections added, such as the use of social media and technology in counseling. This ethics training will give participants a sneak peak into these potential changes and provide hands on experience in working through solutions to ethical dilemmas.

Click on the ethics button above to register!
Bonners Ferry:
Monday, April 21
9 am to noon
Rawlings Counseling Center
6807 Cody St
Presenter: Treva Rawlings LCPC

Lewiston:
Friday, May 9
9 a.m. to noon
Northwest Children s Home
419  22nd Ave
Presenter: Linda Lucas LCPC

Moscow:
Monday, May 16
1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Gritman Medical Center Conference and Community Room
Presenters: Carol Grise, MA, LMFT, LPC, IMH-E® (IV)and Valerie Russo LPC
Idaho Falls:
Friday, March 14
1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Creekside Counseling
550 Sunnyside
Presenter: Janet Allen LCPC

Caldwell:
Friday, April 11
1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Canyon County Counseling
780 7th St
Presenter: Dana Hunt Unruh LCPC

Twin Falls:
Friday, April 11
9 a.m. to noon
1002 Shoshone St East
Presenter: Laurie Geren LCPC

Meridian:
Wednesday, April 30
9:30 am to 12:30 pm
400 W Pennwood Dr,
Presenter: Jennifer Browning LCPC
DSM 5 Webinar Series
with Barry Watts, LCPC

March 14th, 28th, April 11th, 25th, May 9th
11 am - 1 pm

This webinar series will provide an in-depth exploration of the DSM 5 to prepare participants for its use in their clinical practice. The webinar series will be covered in five parts as follows: 

3/14/14: Session 1 will be an introduction of the DSM 5 including treatment planning, new diagnostic categories, coverage of the new assessment instruments, and introduction to the diagnostic categories. 

3/28/14: Session 2 will cover Neurodevelopmental Disorders, Schizophrenia Spectrum and Other Psychotic Disorders, Bipolar and Related Disorders, and Depressive Disorders.

4/11/14: Session 3 will cover Anxiety disorders, Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders, Dissociative Disorders, Somatic Symptoms and Related Disorders, Feeding and Eating Disorders, and Elimination Disorders.

4/25/14: Session 4 will cover Sleep-Wake Disorders, Sexual Dysfunctions, Gender Dysphoria, Disruptive, Impulse-Control, and Conduct Disorders, and Substance-Related and Addictive Disorders

5/9/14: Session 5 will cover Neurocognitive Disorders, Personality Disorders, Paraphilic Disorders, Other Mental Disorders, Medication-Induced Movement Disorders and Other Adverse Effects of Medication, Other Conditions That May Be a Focus of Clinical Attention

You will need to attend a session at the time it is scheduled to get the CEUs for that session.  There are 2 CEUs awarded per session attended up to a total of 10 CEUs.

Registrants will have access to the webinar sessions for later viewing if unable to attend at the time the session is scheduled. Information about how to access those recordings will be provided at a later time.