December 8 Board Meeting

7 Dec 2018 11:07 AM | Julie Tucker (Administrator)

December 8 2018 Agenda


  I.          Call to Order by Secretary

II.          Welcome to ALL in attendance By Secretary.

  1. Welcome those in attendance through Webinar.
  2. Recognition of ALL Board members in attendance
Governing Officers
  • Julie Tucker, LCMHC, President
  • Vacant, Vice President & EXEC Chair
  • Terri Goldstein, ACMHC, Secretary
  • Dennis Tucker, LCSW, Treasurer & GBAB Chair
Board Members
  • Ellen Behrens, Phd, Education & Conference Chair
  • Sandi William, LMFT, PPAC Chair
  • Trevor Earl, LCMHC PRMM Chair
  • Scott Carter, LCMHC, LPPC Chair
  • Gray Otis, LCMHC, Presidential Advisor
  • Paul Callister, Past President, Graduate Student Chair
List of Voting Members who are Absent.
  • Here -Julie Tucker, LCMHC, President
  • Vice President & EXEC Chair*
  • Here -Dennis Tucker, LCSW Treasurer & GBAB Chair
  • Here - Terri Goldstein, ACMHC, Secretary
  • Absent - Gray Otis, LCMHC, Presidential Advisor & PPAC Chair 
  • Here - Paul Callister, Past President, Graduate Student Chair
  • Here - Ellen Behrens, Ph.D., Education & Conference Chair
  • Absent - Trevor Earl, LCMHC, PRMM Chair
  • Here - Scott Carter, LCMHC, LPPC Chair
Do we have a Quorum, 5 voting members in attendance? YES

III.          Secretary - Call to Ratify Notes from November

  1. Secretary to call for motion to ratify meeting notes from last month.
  2. Secretary to give the floor to the President.
  3. Meeting Called to Order
IV.  Unfinished Business from Last Month.
  1. None

V. Committee Updates/Votes
  1. Executive Committee
    1. New Projects or Concerns
    2. Update on Current Projects
    3. Items for Vote
    4. Budget Changes
    5. Suggestions from Board.
  2. Legislative & Public Policy Committee. (LPPC)
    1. New Projects
    2. Update of progress.
    3. Items for vote.
    4. Budget Changes
    5. Suggestions from Board.
  3.  Education & Conference Committee (EACC)
    1. New Projects .  None
    2. Update of progress
    3. Meetings will be rescheduled to 8:30 PM on the 1st Wednesday of each month.  Meetings will be held on Gotomeeting
    4. DOPL list:  Ellen will order DOPL email lists for CMHCs and LMFTs in order to "Save the date” and disseminate the Call for Proposals.  Content below:
    • Save the Date for The Utah Mental Health Counselors Association’s Annual Conference! 
    • Friday, March 15,  8:00 A.M. - 4:30 P.M. and Saturday, March 16, 8:00 A.M.-noon
    • At the University of Utah (Location TBD)
    • Offering up to 10.5 continuing Education credits for CMHCs, LMFTs, and LCSWs (applications pending)
    • Sessions will cover a variety of topics.
    • We will have the following tracks:  Counseling Ethics, Suicide Intervention, and Clinical Approaches. 
    • Registration and Program information will be posted in January.

    • Submit a Proposal to present at the Annual Conference
    • Share your expertise and interests with your clinical mental counselor colleagues.
    • Consider submitting a proposal for a panel, didactic, or clinical demonstration session.
    • Priority will be given to presentations that focus on Ethics, Suicide Intervention/Management/Postvention, and Clinical Approaches (e.g., EFT, EMDR, MBSR, etc.)
    • Presenters’ receive 50% off registration fees.
  •     Annual Conference
    • a.       March 15 (8-4:30 ) and March 16 (8-noon)
    • b.       10.5 CEs. 
    • c.       At Univ of Utah location TBD
    •     i.      Estimate for Library location is about $1,000 for 4 rooms and AV
    • d.       Tracks:  Ethics, Suicide Intervention, and Clinical Approaches
    • e.       Lunch will be catered
    • f.        Keynote:  Dr. Gray Otis
    • g.       Will apply for MFT and NASW CE approval
    • h.       Sessions:  Panel, Didactic, Clinical Demonstrations
    • i.         Committee will invite speakers by the end of January:
                                                               i.      Dr Sandor and panel:  Case interpretation from 3 different theories (ACT, Feminsim, and Psychodynamic)(Ellen will invite)
                                                             ii.      Dr. Behrens:  Suicide Intervention
                                                           iii.      Dr. Behrens and Grad Students from various Universities:  Group Toolkits
                                                           iv.      Vicky Overfelt, MA, Mindfullness Based Stress Reduction (Ellen will invite)
                                                             v.      EFT intro and demo (Paul Callister will invite presenters)
                                                           vi.      The Guild (Jordan will invite presenters)
                                                          vii.      Trust Based Relational Intervention (TBRI) (Jordan will invite speakers)
                                                        viii.      Anna Leiber on Trauma (Carrie will invite/discuss)
  •    Jim will finalize design of the flyer in December, after which Ellen will provide DOPL emails for mailing to CMHCs and LMFTs

  • 3. Items for vote.
  • Presenters’ receive 50% off registration fees

  • 4. Budget Changes
  • U of U facility fees about $1000 for Annual Conference.  
    1. Suggestions from Board.
  1. Public Relations, Marketing & Membership Committee (PRMM)
    1. New Projects
      1. Survey for GBAB
      2. Marketing more focused on conferences
    2. Update of progress
      1. Membership increasing (mostly students). Thanks to all those involved with grad students
      2. Thanks to everyone involved with providing articles/content.
      3. Next article due soon
    3. Items for vote (none)
    4. Budget Changes (none)
    5. Suggestions from Board.
  2. Professional Partnership & Associate Partnership Committee (PPAC)
    1. New Projects.
    2. Update of progress.
    3. Items for vote.
    4. Budget Changes.
    5. Suggestions from Board.
  3. General Board & Advisory Board Committee (GBAB)
    1. Update of progress
      1. GBAB welcome email delivered to PRMM as requested
      2. Current topics: 1) Ethics, 2) suicide awareness, 3) other topics, 4) studies/research, 5) opioid crisis, 6) Need for counselors, 7) medicaid/medicare, 8) multicultural, 9) LGBTQ, 10) Local Mental Health,
      3. Topic subjects recently expanded to include:

        suicide awareness, ethics, multicultural, LGBTQ, Local Mental Health

    2. New Projects
      1. Julie mentioned that eventually she'd like to see GBAB give a monthly 1 CEU credit webinar regarding updates from “hot topics.”
      2. Recent questionnaire sent to PRMM committee for survey of member interest for greater topic area focus. Link:
      3. Does the GBAB landing page need to change? Is it acceptable? "Yes, it is to change," says Jim.
      4. Coming known assignments: 
        1. March 1st Welcome email update
        2. Coming blog dates? March 2019
      5. Survey response alerts: how does that work exactly? Why only one response? Who gets the survey? 
      6. GBAB to be responsible for a forum.
      7. PRMM may be interested in the "did you know" bullet points re: interesting concepts. 
    3. Items for vote.
      1. None
    4. Budget Changes.
      1. None
    5. Suggestions from Board.
  4. Graduate Student Committee (GSC)
    1. New Projects
    2. Update of progress
    3. Items for vote.
    4. Budget Changes.
    5. Suggestions from Board.
VI.    Business of Governing Officers.
    1. President
    2. Vice President
    3. Secretary
    4. Treasurer Report on Income and Expense
  1. Changes done to By-laws.
  2. Nomination for Committee Chairs
  3. Volunteer Updates

VII. Other Potential UMHCA Issues

  1. Open to floor for discussion
  2. Any issues not already discussed above.
VIII. Secretary to Close the meeting.

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