Grad Student Committee

The mission of the Graduate Student Committee is to provide mental health counseling graduate students opportunities for leadership, advocacy, and networking in order to promote professional development and identity.

To become a member of this committee you need not be a member of the UMHCA board. Once you become a member of the Graduate Student Committee, you will be able to see the forum link and participate in the activities of your committee.

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Goals of Education, Conference, and Graduate Student Committee:

  • Provide workshops, publications, and in-service opportunities related to the identified needs of UMHCA counselors, and the profession. 
  • Develop, organize and orchestrate UMHCA’s annual conferences
  • Write education-related materials such as white papers, position statements and educational articles for the UMHCA website
  • Contribute to collaborative partners and interested media
  • Lead fact-finding initiatives for relevant issues which arise
  • Provide information and education to members related to expanded areas of business competence such as billing procedures, coding and compliance with the laws of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)
  • Monitor the professional development needs of UMHCA members
  • Research, establish and implement a comprehensive plan of continuing education directed towards clinical and practical issues relevant to the UMHCA
  • Advance the profession of mental health counseling

General Responsibilities of a Committee Chair

  • Attend monthly board meetings, annual board retreat, and special meetings of the Board of Directors.
  • Designate a proxy to vote when attendance is not possible at board meetings, annual retreat, or special meetings.
  • Support the objectives of UMHCA as determined by the Board of Directors, and orchestrate committee members’ activities toward the work.
  • Manage the tasks and activities assigned to each committee member and ensure progress.
  • Update Committee Action Plan with the current task leader.
  • Prepare a monthly report of committee activities, including newly identified needs for presentation at monthly board meetings. Designate an alternate to report in your absence.
  • Recruit and advance potential committee members through nomination and appointment.
  • Manage service and attendance records of committee members for board review.
  • Keep board members informed as to potential
  • Be the spokesperson and respond to questions directed to your committee for the website, and other sources.
  • Provide two monthly blogposts per year for publishing on UMHCA website.
  • Attend training on use of the UMHCA website, and manage committee updates/progress in that format.
  • The chair shall be responsible to carry out assignments from the board of directors including conducting phone conferences, meetings, surveys, special assignments, etc. in order to serve the membership and promote the advancement of the mental health profession.

Responsibilities of committee members:

  • Attend committee meetings.
  • Volunteer or accept assignment of committee tasks and activities.
  • Provide updates to the committee chairmen as directed
  • Serve as proxy when requested.

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