Utah Mental Health Counselors Association
June 12, 2021
Board Meeting Minutes
Start: 9:04 am
End: 10:26 am
MEETING HELD BY WEBINAR DUE TO COVID-19
I. Call to Order by Secretary
II. Welcome to ALL in attendance By Secretary
1. Welcome to those in attendance through Webinar.
2. Recognition of ALL Governing Officers; PRESENT are underlined.
Anna Lieber, LCMHC, President
Julie Tucker, LCMHC, Immediate Past-President
Ellen Behrens, Ph.D., Vice President
Terri Goldstein, LCMHC, Acting Secretary/Treasurer
Gray Otis, LCMHC, Presidential Advisor
3. Board members PRESENT are underlined
i. Jordan Briggs, LCMHC, LPPC Chair
ii. Terri Goldstein, LCMHC, Acting Secretary/Treasurer
iii. Anna Lieber, CMHC, President
iv. Gray Otis, LCMHC, Presidential Advisor
v. Bryce Poorman, ACMHC
vi. Karen Tao, EEAC Chair
vii. Julie Tucker, LCMHC, Immediate Past President, PRMM Chair
viii. Sandi Williams, LMFT, PPAC Chair
d. Jim Macedone, AMHC, Executive Director is present.
List of Voting Members who are Absent
Dennis Tucker, LCSW
Julie Tucker, LCMHC
III. Secretary - Call to Ratify Minutes
1. President called for motion to ratify meeting Minutes from May 2021, motion carried.
2. Meeting Called to Order
IV. Special Announcements by the President:
1. Anna will give special announcements in the executive report.
V. Committee Updates & Votes
1. Executive Committee (EXEC)
2. Legislative & Public Policy Committee. (LPPC)
3 Education & Conference Committee (EACC)
4. Professional Partnership & Associate Partnership Committee (PPAC)
5. Public Relations, Marketing & Membership Committee (PRMM)
1. New Projects: None
2. Update of Progress: None
3. Items for Vote: None
4. Budget Changes: None
5. Suggestions from Board: Anyone who knows of anyone who is interested in chairing the PRMM, please contact Anna; they should have experience with marketing.
6. General Board & Advisory Board Committee (GBAB) - HOLD
7. Graduate Student & Emerging Professionals Committee (GSEP)
a. Advocacy for mental health professional training, sponsored by the APA, 2 part virtual training June 16/17th at 12:00 pm. This training will assist in mental health professionals interacting and speaking to policy/lawmakers.b. Karen requested information on how to access archives, Anna discussed scheduling a time to meet and accessing the google drive.
8. Business of Governing Officers
1. President -
Reminder to put in minutes or bullet points to assist in helping the Board Meeting go more smoothly. Please like UMHCA on Facebook, Instagram, and Linked-In to help us get our message out. There will be a Q&A after the Board Meeting with Anne after the Board Meeting. We have special awards for past President Julie Tucker, and Paul Callister, which is something that UMHCA would like to continue to do. Anna attended UAMFT’s conference and board meeting to discuss collaboration, one idea that was mentioned is a multi-agency conference. They will be moving forward with this to help increase our voice. Supervision Training Course was discussed with CMHC & NASW in mind, presenting the material at a conference was also discussed. Strategic plan has been put on hold, discussed possibility of scheduling another strategic planning meeting. Anna discussed emailing. AMHCA’s Annual Conference starts next week, Anna will attend and report back in July. It’s a two week, virtual conference.
2. Presidential Advisor Report:
AMHCA conference kicks off tomorrow, if you need hours, this is a great resource. AMHCA’s Licensure portability has taken off; in the last 9 months the initiative and task force have worked to increase understanding around licensure interstate portability endorsement and reciprocity. National Center of Interstate Compacts (NCIC) is a policy division of Council of State Governments (CSG) and their goal is introduce the bill to several states and begin state participation in 2024 or even earlier. Counseling Compact takes effect after 10 states have enacted the authorizing legislation, if Utah is one of the first 10 states, Utah gets a voice at the table. Goals of CLIPER to achieve greater uniformity between states, streamline licensure endorsement and interstate practice reciprocity, reduce burdensome administration reviews for states and LCMHCs, eliminate LCMHCs having to “jump through hoops”, and offering the members of the public greater access to LCMHCs. Continue to advocate for the CLIPER plan, we want to request that state legislatures pass the proposed Counseling Compact. If you want more information, see: counselingcompact.org; or contact Gray at firstname.lastname@example.org.
a. Hall of Distinguished Service Awards
5. Treasurer Report:
Social media – need your help to organically “like” things, Jim requested “liking” and “sharing” our posts to help increase awareness and membership. Brown Bag Trainings coming up in about three weeks, 1 CEU from 12:00 – 12:50 pm to help increase online trainings .Jim needs bios and photos. Jim also informed everyone that we are moving to Zoom and ending our go-to-meeting account. The link for the board meeting will be in our emails for zoom.
VII. Other Issues
1. Open to floor for discussion: None
2. Any issues not already discussed above: None
VIII. Secretary to Close the meeting: 10:26 am
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