Meeting called to order at 8:38 a.m.
In attendance Jim Macedone, Jason Wagner, Paul Callister, Paul Carver, Terry Elise, Gray Otis
Do not have a printed copy of last meetings minutes so we will approve next month’s meeting
Discussion on how many board members need to be present in the meeting in order to approve
minutes and financial update. There needs to be a motion to approve as well as a second.
Paul Carver – no update on judicial sub-committee. Struggling to get in touch with contact for
past three months. Paul Callister has a contact who would be willing to help with advocating for
these type of issues
Attending DOPL meetings. Would like to add the information to the UMHCA web site so
members know more details of when and where the meetings are. There was also a suggestion
to Paul Carver, DOPL Board member, to rearrange the DOPL meeting agenda items to move the
items relevant to the public to the beginning of the day. Paul said he will discuss this with the
Argosy – Paul Carver and Paul Callister met with Louise Jorgensen. She wants us to consider
“board meeting parity.” She invited us to have a board meeting at the Argosy campus. It is
located right next to the Living Planet Aquarium. Board members agreed to have November 11 th
Paul Callister has invited University of Utah, Westminster and Argosy to have a representative
on the UMHCA Board. Paul will also request to have our board meetings at the other universities.
Paul Callister expressed a goal of incorporating Zoom? Teleconferencing ability in order have mental health counselors from all across Utah be able to join us.
Mini-conference discussion – very successful!!!
Very active Q&A with the DOPL Board. Please take back to the DOPL Board our gratitude. Idea of DOPL presentation during the conference so it is not only Q&A.
Gray discussed two proposals involving licensure portability. One from ACA. One from NBCC.
ACA proposal is “aspirational.” The concrete proposal is the NBCC. Also discussed attempting to build bridges with ACA.
Gray discussed concerns about the future alignment with ACA potentially.
Paul Callister discussed the importance of students knowing we are the only governing body for counselors in the state and we need more counselors to join us. Conversation tabled for now but will be discussed in the future
Reviewed what items the board voted on last month
Most important items include increasing and managing membership, as well as strengthening the board and bringing in key players.
Looked at the actual numbers of members in our database, as well as the amount of paid memberships, and lapsed memberships
Host different trainings
Why pay for CEU’s?
Send renewal letter
And invite to all 1700 Utah counselors
Call for proposals
Owen Ashton – Keynote for Saturday Middle Aged male professionals with depression and
anxiety who don’t know they do. Will do for no cost. Entertaining and informative.
Also discussed having non-clinician folks invited as keynote in the future
Need to move forward with fees discussion
Meeting adjourned at 10:32 a.m.
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