December 8 2018 Minutes- Ratified

  • 8 Dec 2018 9:28 AM
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    December 8 2018 Agenda

    Start- 9:15 AM
    End- 10:31 AM

      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
    • Vacant, Vice President & EXEC Chair
    • Terri Goldstein, ACMHC, Secretary
    • Dennis Tucker, LCSW, Treasurer & GBAB Chair
    Board Members
    • Ellen Behrens, Phd, Education & Conference Chair
    • Sandi William, LMFT, PPAC Chair
    • Trevor Earl, LCMHC PRMM Chair
    • Scott Carter, LCMHC, LPPC Chair
    • Gray Otis, LCMHC, Presdential Advisor
    • Paul Callister, Past President, Graduate Student Chair
    List of Voting Members who are Absent.
    • Vice President & EXEC Chair*
    • Gray Otis, LCMHC, Presidential Advisor & PPAC Chair 
    Do we have a Quorum, 5 voting members in attendence? YES

    III.          Secretary - Call to Ratify Notes from November

    1. Secretary to call for motion to ratify meeting notes from last month.
      1. Notes Ratified
    2. Secretary to give the floor to the President.
    3. Meeting Called to Order
    IV.  Unfinished Business from Last Month.
    1. None
    V. Committee Updates/Votes
    1. Executive Committee
      1. New Projects or Concerns
      2. Update on Current Projects
      3. Items for Vote
      4. Budget Changes
      5. Suggestions from Board.
    2. Legislative & Public Policy Committee. (LPPC)
      1. New Projects
      2. Update of progress.
          1. Laws affecting the CMHC profession
            1. Psychological/Psychometric testing can only be administered by Psychologists according to 4903 Code
            2. CMHC now has ability to administer "Competency to Proceed" because State of Utah has been sued
      3. Items for vote.
      4. Budget Changes
      5. Suggestions from Board.
    3.  Education & Conference Committee (EACC)
      1. New Projects .  None
      2. Update of progress
      3. Meetings will be rescheduled to 8:30 PM on the 1st Wednesday of each month.  Meetings will be held on Gotomeeting
        1. Next meeting to be on Wednesday January 2, 2019.
      4. DOPL list:  Ellen will order DOPL email lists for CMHCs and LMFTs in order to "Save the date” and disseminate the Call for Proposals.  Content below:
      • Save the Date for The Utah Mental Health Counselors Association’s Annual Conference! 
      • Friday, March 15,  8:00 A.M. - 4:30 P.M. and Saturday, March 16, 8:00 A.M.-noon
      • At the University of Utah (Location TBD)
        • Working with Uma to find another sponsor for reduced fees to hold Conference at the University of Utah
        • Hold lunch in Library(?)
        • Provide lunch and include it in the Conference fees
      • Offering up to 10 continuing Education credits for CMHCs, LMFTs, and LCSWs (applications pending)
      • Sessions will cover a variety of topics.
        • List of about eight presenters
        • Schedule not filled
      • We will have the following tracks:  Counseling Ethics, Suicide Intervention, and Clinical Approaches. 
      • Registration and Program information will be posted in January.

      • Submit a Proposal to present at the Annual Conference
        • Presenters submissions due by February 15th
      • Share your expertise and interests with your clinical mental counselor colleagues.
      • Consider submitting a proposal for a panel, didactic, or clinical demonstration session.
      • Priority will be given to presentations that focus on Ethics, Suicide Intervention/Management/Postvention, and Clinical Approaches (e.g., EFT, EMDR, MBSR, etc.)
      • Presenters’ have no registration fees
    •     Annual Conference
      • a.       March 15 (8-4:30 ) and March 16 (8-noon)
      • b.       10.5 CEs. 
      • c.       At Univ of Utah location TBD
      •     i.      Estimate for Library location is about $1,000 for 4 rooms and AV
      • d.       Tracks:  Ethics, Suicide Intervention, and Clinical Approaches
      • e.       Lunch will be catered
      • f.        Keynote:  Dr. Gray Otis
      • g.       Will apply for MFT and NASW CE approval
      • h.       Sessions:  Panel, Didactic, Clinical Demonstrations
      • i.         Committee will invite speakers by the end of January:
                                                                   i.      Dr Sandor and panel:  Case interpretation from 3 different theories (ACT, Feminsim, and Psychodynamic)(Ellen will invite)
                                                                 ii.      Dr. Behrens:  Suicide Intervention
                                                               iii.      Dr. Behrens and Grad Students from various Universities:  Group Toolkits
                                                               iv.      Vicky Overfelt, MA, Mindfullness Based Stress Reduction (Ellen will invite)
                                                                 v.      EFT intro and demo (Paul Callister will invite presenters)
                                                               vi.      The Guild (Jordan will invite presenters)
                                                              vii.      Trust Based Relational Intervention (TBRI) (Jordan will invite speakers)
                                                            viii.      Anna Leiber on Trauma (Carrie will invite/discuss)
    •    Jim will finalize design of the flyer in December, after which Ellen will provide DOPL emails for mailing to CMHCs and LMFTs

    • 3. Items for vote.

    • 4. Budget Changes
    • U of U facility fees about $1000 for Annual Conference.  
      1. Suggestions from Board.
        1. goal is to be able to pay presenters
        • Side Note:
          • Eventually UMHCA wants to count Board Meetings as a CE
    1. Public Relations, Marketing & Membership Committee (PRMM)
      1. New Projects
        1. Survey for GBAB
          1. High praise for GBAB survey as it is applicable to all members of UMHCA
          2. GBAB does a lot of investigation into therapeutic topics, survey would be a list to determine where the interests lie
          3. To be completed by membership
        2. Marketing more focused on conferences
          1. Membership drive will be more focused on conferences as that is the major facet for membership
      2. Update of progress
        1. Membership increasing (mostly students). Thanks to all those involved with grad students
        2. Thanks to everyone involved with providing articles/content.
        3. Next article due soon
      3. Items for vote (none)
      4. Budget Changes (none)
      5. Suggestions from Board.
    2. Professional Partnership & Associate Partnership Committee (PPAC)
      1. New Projects.
      • UVU will be starting up the CMHC program soon
      • As part of PPAC committee it would be beneficial to find/invite sponsors from Universities with CMHC or other therapy programs
      1. Update of progress.
      2. Items for vote.
      3. Budget Changes.
      4. Suggestions from Board.
      • Find/Invite LMFT for conferences as presenter
    3. General Board & Advisory Board Committee (GBAB)
      1. Update of progress
        1. GBAB welcome email delivered to PRMM as requested
        2. Current topics: 1)Ethics, 2) suicide awareness, 3) other topics, 4) studies/research, 5) opioid crisis, 6) Need for counselors, 7) medicaid/medicare, 8) multicultural, 9) LGBTQ, 10) Local Mental Health,
        3. Topic subjects recently expanded to include:

          suicide awareness, ethics, multicultural, LGBTQ, Local Mental Health

      2. New Projects
        1. Julie mentioned that eventually she'd like to see GBAB give a monthly 1 CEU credit webinar regarding updates from “hot topics.”
        • Perhaps podcast, webinar, gotomeeting, etc.
        • May need to work with EACC
        1. Recent questionnaire sent to PRMM committee for survey of member interest for greater topic area focus. Link:
        • approval from chair-head for survey to go live
        1. Does the GBAB landing page need to change? Is it acceptable?
        • Landing page will change
        1. Coming known assignments: 
          1. March 1st Welcome email update
          2. Coming blog dates?
        2. Survey response alerts: how does that work exactly? Why only one response? Who gets the survey?
        • approval for survey has been given
        • survey is now live
        1. Would like the Hot Topics to be in a more visible area
      3. Items for vote.
        1. None
      4. Budget Changes.
        1. None
      5. Suggestions from Board.
      • Would like to have the ability to have members comment in a forum on topics
        • Q&A
        • Concern from Jim:
          • Competing against ourselves with two blogs going
          • Would like to get a life going by combining the two forums
      • Additional facet for membership
      • Great advocacy opportunity
      • May be able to work with PRMM to send out emails or notifications about unknown topics (i.e. "Did you know that _____________ was happening?")
    4. Graduate Student Committee (GSC)
      1. New Projects
      • Working on coordinating schedules
      • Hopefully will be meeting in January
      • Student Introduction
        • found through website
      1. Update of progress
      2. Items for vote.
      3. Budget Changes.
      4. Suggestions from Board.
    VI.    Business of Governing Officers.
      1. President
      2. Vice President
      3. Secretary
      4. Treasurer Report on Income and Expense
    1. Changes done to By-laws.
    2. Nomination for Committee Chairs
    3. Volunteer Updates

    VII. Other Potential UMHCA Issues

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

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