About

The Utah chapter of AMHCA and the Clinical Mental Health Counselor of Utah recognizes and appreciates the unique qualities and perspectives of Licensed Clinical Mental Health Professionals in the helping profession. UMHCA recognizes our greatest strength is in creating a unified voice in the state of Utah in order to advocate for our clients, our communities, our profession, and our professionals in our State. 

UMCHA aspires to help alleviate both our clients and our professionals from abuse, bullying, neglect, misunderstanding and all other impediments to care for client and care of the professional. We hope to accomplish this destination through education, legislature, and all methods legally bestowed upon our non-profit organization. Furthermore, UMHCA wishes to provide support to ALL Mental Health Professionals in the state of Utah; to allow the professional to ethically practice, without unnecessary impediments, bullying or threats to licensure from those who do not understand the profession.

UMHCA declares its desire to add our professional strength and uniqueness to ALL counterparts in the Mental Health Profession.  Whether you are a Licensed PsychologistLicensed Clinical Social WorkerLicensed Marriage and Family Therapist, a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, or a graduate student in one of the helping professions we encourage you to JOIN to ADD your voice to ours as we strive to  advocate for client care and OUR Profession and Professional Integrity. 


Mission

To enhance the profession of mental health counseling through licensing, advocacy, education and professional development in the state of Utah.



Guiding Principles

UMHCA is the Utah chapter of the American Mental Health Counselors Association (AMHCA) with members who uphold the professional standards of practice and code of ethics for mental health counselors

Committee Structure


Executive Committee Chairs

President

 Julie Tucker, CMHC

president@umhca.org


Vice President: 

OPEN -Taking Applications

Past President

Paul Callister, CMHC 

 paul.t.callister@gmail.com

801-755-5138


Treasurer:

 Jason Wagner, CMHC 

President Elect

OPEN -Taking Applications



Secretary

Berta Rodriguez, ACMHC 

Bertyrod@gmail.com

Presidential Advisor:

Gray Otis, PhD 

gray_otis@yahoo.com

801-885-8585


UMHCA Committee Chairs

Legislative & Public Policy Committee (LPPC)

Scott Carter, CMHC 

scottc@saltcitycounseling.com

385-202-4174


General Board & Advisory Board (GBAB) 

OPEN Taking Applications


Public Relations, Marketing & Membership (PRMM)

 Julie Tucker, CMHC




Professional Association & Professional Partnership (PAPP)

OPEN Taking Applications

Education, Conference (EC) Chair

Ellen Behrens, PhD (co-chair)

Ebehrens@westminstercollege.edu 

Kristin Erskine, PhD (co-chair)



Graduate Student Committe (GS) Chair

Ellen Behrens, PhD (co-chair)

Ebehrens@westminstercollege.edu 

Utah Mental Health Counselors Association is Utah's hub for enhancing the profession of mental health counselors.
UMHCA is a 501(c)6 organization.
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