Board Meeting Agenda - October 8, 2022

10 Sep 2022 10:25 AM | Anne Farley (Administrator)

Utah Mental Health Counselors Association

October 8, 2022

Board Meeting Agenda

Start:  am

End:   am


  • Explanation of Board Meeting and Protocols by President
  • Welcome to ALL in attendance By Secretary 
    • Welcome to those in attendance through Webinar
    • Recognition of Governing Officers and Members of the Board 
    • Excused

Governing Officers

  • Anna Lieber, LCMHC, President
  • Ellen Behrens, LP, LCMHC, Ph.D., Vice President
  • Anne Farley, ACMHC, Secretary
  • Terri Goldstein, LCMHC, Treasurer
  • Gray Otis, LCMHC, Presidential Advisor

Board members 

  • Ellen Behrens, LP, LCMHC, Ph.D., Vice President
  • Anne Farley, ACMHC, Secretary
  • Terri Goldstein, LCMHC, Treasurer
  • Anna Lieber, CMHC, President
  • Jim Macedone, ACMHC, Executive Director (non-voting)
  • Gray Otis, LCMHC, Ph.D., Presidential Advisor
  • Kristal James, LCMHC, Ph.D, EEAC Chair
  1. Call to Order
  2. Recognize a Quorum
  3. Call to ratify the Minutes of the September 2022 Board Meeting
  4. Special Announcements by the President
    1. Welcome
  5. Business of Governing Officers

    1. President 
      1. Tri-Therapy Summit Meeting was held on 09/16/2022.
        1.  Renamed to the Utah Coalition of Mental Health Associations (or Professions). Currently working on creating an Assocation of Associations and bylaws. Prior to any final action taken, a full presentation will be made to the UMHCA board for a vote. 
        2. Working jointly on letter of support for supervision qualifications (education) for LCSWs & LCMHCs. 
        3. Planning a Tri-Therapy Summitt for April 2024, already have some potential sponsors and plan to bring a nationally recognized keynote speaker. 
        4. Next Meeting 10/21/2022
      2. Counseling Compact update: Currently 17 states have adopted the Compact with current pending legislation in Wyoming.
    2. Executive Director Report  
    3. Presidential Advisor Report
    4. Vice President
    5. Secretary
    6. Treasurer Report
      1. Account Balances: 
        1. Zions Checking: $37,389.52
        2. Zions Money Market: $7,125.04
        3. PayPal: $228.71
      2. Statement of Financial Position                        
      3. Statement of Activity Detail Month End 09/30/2022 
      4. Statement of Activity: Fiscal Year to Date 09/30/2022   
  1. Committee Business

1. Executive Committee (EXEC)

  1. New Projects  
    1. Strategic Plan was held on 09/10/2022. Minutes Annual Strategic Planning Meeting 2022-2023.pdf
    2. Identified Strategic Goals for 2022/2023

      • Update all Bylaws
      • Update Board of Directors Manual
      • Increase collaboration/relationships with the DOPL board and invite a representative to the UMHCA meetings
      • Increase CE offerings to include a wider range of topics (child therapy)
      • Connect with the Salt Lake VA to encourage hiring of mental health counselors – send a delegation?
      • Focus on professional identity development and understanding
      • Qualified Clinical Supervisor Certification as part of UT legislative initiatives
      • Have a voice in the development of the Counseling Compact
      • Expand membership access across the state
      • Maintain participation in the Utah Coalition of Mental Health Professionals 
  2.  Update of Progress  
    1. Connected with DOPL Bureau Manager and MHC Board regarding Counseling Compact Commission and sent Counseling Compact Letter to DOPL.pdf
    2. Jana Johansen - Bureau Manager is UT's respresentative to the Counseling Compact Commission. 
    3. Continue to work on correcting/updating bylaws. 
  3. Items for Vote
    1.  Restructure the Board of Directors to eliminate the Vice President Position effective 06/30/2023
    2. Change the term of President to 1 year (3-year commitment)
    3. Change the term of President to match the Fiscal year July 1st to June 30th
    4. Agree to an extension of the current President until June 30, 2023 to allow time for a President-Elect to be voted in and trained and to allign with the fiscal year
    5. Change the Dual-Chair of committee’s position to a Chair and Vice Chair with the Vice Chair not having a vote. A Vice Chair position can be student. 
  4. Budget Changes - none 
  5. Suggestions from Board

2. Legislative & Public Policy Committee. (LPPC)

  1. New Projects (Committee meetings 09/23/22 & 10/06/22)
    1. Additional qualifications to be a clinical supervisor for LCSW & LCMHCs - 6-8 supervision CEs & possible UT law/rule review. Joint support with UMHCA, NASWUT, & UAMFT 
    2. Requesting info from NBCC on NCE & NCCMHCE passage rates with demographic info. 
    3. Collaborating on response regarding DOPLs decision to admend current law to a decrease in supervised practice from 2 years to 18 months. This will be addressed with the BHWW 
    4. Legislative Session 2023 – Appropriation request for Universities, Loan Repayment Program, Minority and Underserved Populations (call for ideas and solutions), Bills Focus on Workforce, Review of Behavioral Health Professions, Social Work Compact, Conversion therapy for minors, reduction in testing standards 

  2.  Update of Progress 
    1. Brown Bag on Counseling Compact 11/10/22 - should we have no charge?
    2. First Counseling Compact Commission meetings scheduled for 10/25 & 10/26/22
    3. Mental Health Access Improvement Act (H.R. 432) – call for members to contact their representatives – draft letter for Utah’s representatives? 
    4. Gray Otis continues to represent UMHCA at the BHWW, last meeting was held on 09/27/2022, next meeting is TBD, but likely in October. 
  3. Items for Vote  - none
  4. Budget Changes - none 
  5. Suggestions from Board

3. Education & Conference Committee (EACC)  

  1. New Projects 
    1. Scheduling an EACC Committee Meeting. 
  2. Update of Progress 
  3. Items for vote  
  4. Budget Changes   
  5. Suggestions from Board

4. Professional Partnership & Associate Partnership Committee (PPAC) (Hold)

  1. New Projects
  2. Update of Progress
  3. Items for Vote
  4. Budget Changes
  5. Suggestions from Board 

5. Public Relations, Marketing & Membership Committee (PRMM) 

  1. New Projects
  2. Update of Progress
  3. Items for Vote
  4. Budget Changes
  5. Suggestions from Board

6. Graduate Student & Emerging Professionals Committee (GSEP)

  1. New Projects
  2. Update of Progress
  3. Items for Vote
  4. Budget Changes
  5. Suggestions from Board

7. Other Business and Items for Discussion

8.  Adjournment

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

Some internet services donated by 
© 2024 UMHCA • PoliciesPrivacy • Site Map

Powered by Wild Apricot Membership Software