Welcome to the Idaho Mental Health Counselors Association
P.O. Box 1217, Meridian, Idaho 83680
Counseling is a professional relationship that empowers diverse individuals, families, and groups to accomplish mental health, wellness, education and career goals.
2013 Fall Ethics Workshops!
DSM 5 Overview
The DSM 5 has arrived and we need to know how to use it NOW as it will be required for testing in less than a year and for coding by Oct 1, 2014. This Ethics class is a brief look at changes in those areas we tend to address the most, plus helpful hints on how to use the manual. We ALL need this information. Sign up now to get a head start on the appropriate use of the DSM 5. Clinicians cannot afford to pass on taking this class.
Click on the "ethics" tab above to register NOW!
Know of a counselor that embodies the spirit of the counseling profession? We want to hear about them! We will accept nominations for IMHCA's 2013 Distinguished Counselor award
from September 1st to October 31st.
Please see the nomination for criteria:
Here are the upcoming events:
Sept 28th: NAMI walk with online member fundraiser. We will be raffling off a free membership from the pool of members who donate to NAMI through IMHCA's NAMI page.
This year, the members of the IMHCA NAMI team will receive t-shirts for participating. Scroll down to see a preview of what they will look like!
October 5th: Come visit with IMHCA's Public Awareness chair at the Health Fair in Expo Idaho between 10 am - 1 pm! IMCHA and the other divisions will be volunteering at the ICA booth. Graduate students will have another opportunity to sign up for a $5 membership!!
October 7th: IMHCA will be having a board meeting, check Facebook for updates on topics discussed.
October 10th: National Depression Screening Day. Event TBA
January: ICA conference and our third Reel to Real! This month's host is Sally Guaspari!
Hello Student Members!
Our Fall 2013 Scholarship Essay Contest is a quick and easy way for you to receive $250. To be considered submit your essay by November 1, 2013! We are offering two opportunities to receive a $250 scholarship. Attached is a flyer for supervisors and students to pass along to any students that may be interested in the contest along with a link for students who aren't currently IMHCA members to sign up for a $5 membership.
Guidelines for the Scholarship Contest are as follows:
1) Write an essay, not to exceed two double spaced pages, regarding your plans for contributing to the counseling profession after you graduate. Do not overthink it! Just tell us what you want to do with your life. You chose counseling as your degree, so we know that your goals are altruistic. Share those goals with IMHCA.
2) Submit your essay by November 1, 2013 to the IMHCA Membership Chair Adriane Meng: email@example.com
3) Do it now while it is fresh on your mind.
If you can't use $250 for yourself, please let your fellow students or interns know so that they have a chance to enter. Note: You must be a member of IMHCA to have your essay considered for this contest.