5 Jun 2020 1:05 PM | Terri Elise Goldstein
Utah Mental Health Counselors Association
JUNE 13, 2020
 Board Meeting 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
  • Terri Goldstein, ACMHC, Secretary
  • Anna Lieber, LCMHC, P
  • Dennis Tucker, LCSW, Treasurer

Board Members

  1. Ellen Behrens, Phd, EACC Chair                                                                
  2. Jordan Briggs, ACMHC, LPPC Chair                                                        
  3. Carrie Graham, ACMHC, EACC Dual Chair                                                
  4. Anna Lieber, Graduate Student Chair                                                       
  5.  Terri Goldstein, ACHMC, EXEC Chair                                                          
  6. Gray Otis, LCMHC, Presdential Advisor                                                  
  7. Dennis Tucker, LCSW, GBAB Chair                                                              
  8.  Julie Tucker, LCMHC, PRMM Chair                                                            
  9. Sandi Williams, LMFT, PPAC Chair                                                                       

List of Voting Members who are Absent

Do we have a Quorum, five (5) voting members in attendance?

III.  Secretary - Call to Ratify Notes from January
  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

1. Executive Committee (EXEC)

  1. New Projects
    1. Update on president
    2. New Revenue Streams discussion (PRMM/PPAC)
    3. Paul Carver retiring
    4. Licensure Portability: DOPL sent out a generic letter explaining Utah’s attempt to increase license portability for those coming into Utah. It is not specific to Mental Health. Senate Bill 23.
  2. Update of progress
    1. Strategic Planning (Anna Lieber)
    2. Anne Farley, EXEC Assistant
    3. Medicare/COVID-19: The focus is on the Senate as it did not make it into the House Bill.

  3. Items for vote: Presidential Appointments
    1. Vice president: Dennis A. Tucker, LCSW
    2. Treasurer: Bryce Poorman
  4. Budget Changes
  5. Suggestions from Board

2. Legislative & Public Policy Committee (LPPC)

  1. New Projects
    1. Anne put together a list of representatives in the state and we will begin to reach out to them and start to build relationships with key senate and house representatives.
    2. Content for emails - using UMHCA's newsletters to disseminate some legislative information.
    3. Revise LPPC webpage to help recruit new members and make it easier to access information. Update LPPC mission statement.
    4. Working with GSEP committee for recruitment.
  2. Update of progress
    1. We are on several email lists for legislative and mental health-related updates. If anyone receives newsletters that may be good to subscribe to please let us know. Also, if you receive legislative-related events, please forward them to
    2.  Medicare reimbursement did not go through in the House, but may be pushed through in the Senate. Individuals are encouraged to contact representatives to urge them to include this.
    3. Budget?
  3. Items for vote 
  4. Budget Changes
  5. Suggestions from Board
3.  Education & Conference Committee (EACC) Update of progress
  1. New Projects  
  2. Update of progress  

    The Education and Conference Committee will offer a Summer Series of five weekly sessions, during the month of August (Mondays, noon-2:00 PM).  Each session will be initially delivered "live" online, with an online audience, via GotoPresentations   In addition, we will record each session to post online for "on demand" viewing.  We will have 3 sessions on Ethics (each 2 hours)  and 1 session on suicide intervention (2 hours).  Also, we will offer  1 free session on The Essentials of Clinical Mental Health Counseling to anyone who registers for a session in the Summer Series (2 hours) .  Attendees who successfully complete an online survey for a session will receive a CE certificate via email.  

    Presentations:  Janine Wanlass, Ph.D. on Ethics and Telehealth; Robin Tracey, CMHC on LGBTQIA+ and Ethics; Ken Roach, Ph.D. on The new 2020 AMHCA Ethics Code; Talysha Tingey, CMHC and Amber Willis, Ph.D. on Suicide and Teenagers; Gray Ottis, Ph.D. on The Essentials of Clinical Mental Health Counseling

    There are minimal costs associated with the Summer Series.  We will purchase GotoPresentations for 2 months, which costs $118.  We will market using the DOPL mail lists that we purchased for the March conference (DOPL has OKed that).  And, we can store the sessions free online. Many thanks to Jim for researching and setting up the technology for this!  

    Fees:  $120 Non-Member Series, $90 Member Series, $50 Student Series, $25 Non-Member Session, $20 Member Session, $10 Student Session.  

     Given that license renewal is in September, we anticipate that these topics will be in demand, especially if we advertise soon.  If we have the "ok" to proceed, I will confirm the presenters and we will begin marketing ASAP.  

  3. Items for vote 
  4. Budget Changes 
  5. Suggestions from Board
4. Public Relations, Marketing & Membership Committee (PRMM)
  1. New Projects
    1. Marketing to Partners (referral system, added value)
  2. Update of progress
    1. Membership stats
    2. Email statement hits
    3. Training page
  3. Items for vote
    1. We propose to create a referral system in which agencies can list their services (for no additional charge) on our website so long as they have an active member in their ranks. 
  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. Graduate Student & Emerging Professionals Committee (GSEP)

  1. New Projects
    1. Starting an educational series for students & EPs with quarterly training sessions focused on: supervision, ethics, applying for DOPL/networking, high risk situations
  2. Update of progress
      1. Focusing on continuing outreach to graduate schools in the fall and including other graduate disciplines in UT

  3. Items for vote 
  4. Budget Changes 
  5. Suggestions from Board

8. New Projects or Concerns

9. Business of Governing Officers

  1. President
  2. President-elect 
  3. Vice President
  4. Secretary
    1. Documentation
    2. Card
  5. Treasurer Report
    1. Quickbooks purchase approved
    2. Budgeting (aspirational)
    3. Reports (Unable to access Quickbooks - Will begin detailed reports next board meeting)
      1. Checking: $11,550.69
      2. Savings: $1,623.50
      3. PayPal: $3,242.80
      4. Total: $16,416.99

V. Issues

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

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