November 9 2019 Agenda

9 Nov 2019 9:00 AM | Carrie Graham (Administrator)

November 9th 2019 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
  • Scott Carter, LCMHC, Vice President
  • Terri Goldstein, ACMHC, Secretary 
  • Dennis Tucker, LCSW, Treasurer 

    Board Members

  1. Ellen Behrens, Phd, EACC Chair
  2. Jordan Briggs, ACMHC, LPPC Chair 
  3. Paul Callister, Past President
  4. Scott Carter, LCMHC, Vice President
  5. Carrie Graham, ACMHC, EACC Dual Chair
  6. Anna Lieber, Graduate Student Chair
  7. Terri Goldstein, ACHMC, EXEC Chair
  8. Gray Otis, LCMHC, Presdential Advisor
  9. Dennis Tucker, LCSW, GBAB Chair
  10. Julie Tucker, LCMHC, PRMM Chair
  11. Sandi Williams, LMFT, PPAC Chair
   List of Voting Members who are Absent. 

Do we have a Quorum, six (6) voting members in attendance?

III.  Secretary - Call to Ratify Notes from October

  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.


V. Committee Updates & Votes

Executive Committee (EXEC)
    1. No meeting. Adjourned until January
2. Legislative & Public Policy Committee. (LPPC)
  1. New Projects
    1. Working on disseminating information to members and the public
    2. Rule 26 - Julie
    3. Julie, Jordan, and Scott meeting with Eric (Attorney)
    4. DOPL Intention to change ethical affiliation to ACA

Background: Some years ago DOPL approved the adoption of the AMHCA Code of Ethics as the state approved ethics standard for Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselors (LCMHCs). This was done because the AMHCA Code of Ethics is written specifically for Clinical Mental Health Counselors. By contrast, the American Counseling Association’s (ACA) Code of Ethics covers all types of counseling to include vocational counseling, school counseling, guidance counseling, etc.

Important Considerations:

  • AMHCA has finalized a revision of the Code of Ethics that will be published in December 2019. This revision is in keeping with the highest standards of ethical practice that has been in effect since AMHCA published its first code of ethics in 1978.
  • This updated code reflects the values and standards of the “AMHCA Clinical Mental Health Counselors Declaration, a Hippocratic Oath.” This is the only known public statement of ethics by any mental health association.
  • The AMHCA Code of Ethics also synchronizes with “AMHCA Standards of Practice.” The Standards of Practice illustrate practical guidelines for the conduct of practitioners  with the knowledge and skills required to provide services, offer supervision, and meet requirements for research. The Standards of Practice was used as the prime document for the Congressional Institute of Medicine to substantiate federal legislation for LCMHCs to be hired by the VA, DOD, and to be reimbursed for Tricare.
  • These three supporting documents – the AMHCA Code of Ethics, the Clinical Mental Health Counselors Declaration, and the AMHCA Standards of Practice – form the foundational basis of the Clinical Mental Health Counseling profession.
  • In addition, AMHCA will publish in January 2020, “Essentials of the Clinical Mental Health Counseling Profession.” This text will include all of the documents listed above and provide a comprehensive review of the profession’s identity and distinctive attributes, career guidance, and other information that will illustrate the past, present, and future of the profession. This single resource will bring together all of the elements of what it means to be an LCMHC.

All of these factors are important for the development of the profession into an integrated approach that supports individual LCMHCs and that provides comprehensive practice guidance. As a profession, we need to have our own code of ethics that reinforces our standards of ethical excellence.

Therefore, the Utah Mental Health Counselors Association strongly recommends that DOPL retain the Code of Ethics of the American Mental Health Counselors Associations in keeping with the public’s right to protection through profession’s specific ethical standards.

2. Update of progress

1. Supervision Guidelines

2. Is anyone available to attend the DOPL meeting on November 13th?

3. Items for vote

Motion: That the Utah Mental Health Counselors Association (UMHCA) Strongly Recommends that DOPL Retain the American Mental Health Counselors Association’s (AMHCA) Code of Ethics

  1. Budget Changes
  2. Suggestions from Board
3. Education & Conference Committee (EACC)
  1. New Projects
Update of progress.    
The Conference registration is now posted on the website.  Thank you Jim!

The Call for Proposals is almost ready to go live.  We are making final edits to it now.  We will begin inviting speakers  and will review all proposals on a rolling basis.  

Last month, we estimated the venue and catering would total $7060. We now have official pricing and the price will be higher: $9460 (assuming 175 people). The higher cost came from the venue, given some required (but previously unknown) add-ons. Still, this venues pricing is as affordable as we can find. 

  • $5098 for venue (AV, linens, microphones, podiums, set-up, tear down etc. ) after the 20% non-profit discount
  • $4362 catering (snack, lunch, snack)
  1. Items for Vote
  2. Budget Changes
  3. Suggestions from Board

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

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

5. Professional Partnership & Associate Partnership Committee (PPAC)

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

6. General Board & Advisory Board Committee (GBAB)

  • New Projects
  • Update of progress
  • Items for vote
  • Budget Changes.
  • Suggestions from Board.
     7. Graduate Student Committee (GSC)
  1. New Projects - 
  • GSC met on 11/07/2019 and finalized the language for the inclusion of emerging professionals in the committee. Bylaws suggested changes were emailed to executive committee. 
    • I motion to change the name Graduate Student Committee (GSC) to Graduate Student & Emerging Professionals Committee (GSEP) and for the new name to be reflected in the Bylaws.
  1. Update of progress
  • Waiting for umhca.org email to be able to connect with online schools, potential internships, etc. 
  • Continuing to work on developing Graduate Student and Emerging Professionals specific resources/training. 
  1. Items for vote - None 
  2. Budget changes - None 
  3. Suggestions from Board

VI. Business of Governing Officers.

  1. President
    1. President-elect- Update (VOTE)
    2. CEs for service
      1. Chairs and dual chairs - Six (6) CEs
      2. CEs for committee members based on attendance and participation. (VOTE) 
  2. Vice President
  3. Secretary
    1. Student position available: assistant to the president
    2. Annual Report
    3. Mail
    4. Drive
    5. Administrative processes
  4. Treasurer Report

VII.  Changes done to By-laws.

VIII. Nomination for Committee Chairs

X. Other Potential UMHCA Issues

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


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