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
2014 Fall Ethics Registration is now open. 

Fuzzy Boundary Issues: Making Ethical Determinations 

The 2014 ACA Code of Ethics has many sections that speak to ethical boundaries. Quite often, in our work, boundary issues are not clear cut.  They usually require some discernment on the part of the clinician to determine the ethical and legal course of action.  Even with the Code, it is sometimes difficult to know what the best course of action would be. The IMHCA Ethics trainings will be useful for all clinicians regardless of setting. An exploration of what counselors can be doing to protect their clients, their associates, and themselves will also be presented. We hope this will be an informative and vital review for all counseling professionals.
Click on "Ethics" above to register!