September 14 2019 - Ratified

  • 14 Sep 2019 9:07 AM
    Message # 7880781

    September 14, 2019 Minutes

    Start: 9:00 am

    End: 10:30 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
    • Terri Goldstein, ACMHC, Secretary 
    • Dennis Tucker, LCSW, Treasurer 

        Board Members

    1. Ellen Behrens, Phd, EACC Chair
    2. Jordan Briggs, ACMHC, LPPC Dual Chair 
    3. Paul Callister, Past President
    4. Scott Carter, LCMHC, LPPC Chair
    5. Carrie Graham, ACMHC, EACC Dual Chair
    6. Anna Lieber, Graduate Student Chair
    7. Terri Goldstein, ACHMC, EXEC Chair
    8. Gray Otis, LCMHC, Presdential Advisor
    9. Dennis Tucker, LCSW, GBAB Chair
    10. Julie Tucker, LCMHC, PRMM Chair
    11. Sandi Williams, LMFT, PPAC Chair
       List of Voting Members who are Absent. 
    • Ellen Behrens, Phd, EACC Chair
    • Paul Callister, Past President
    • Gray Otis, LCMHC, Presdential Advisor

    Do we have a Quorum, six (6) voting members in attendance? YES

    III.  Secretary - Call to Ratify Notes from August

    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.
    1. None
    V. Committee Updates & Votes
    1. Executive Committee
      1. New Projects or Concerns
        1. Behavioral Healthcare Workforce Work Group (BHWW): October 4, 2019- The Social Work Summit. This is a new major initiative funded by U of U Dean of Social Work advocating for funding for social work students, programs, and loan forgiveness. UMHCA must be engaged in this process to ensure these same provisions for CMHCs, MFTs, and other mental health professions in order to meet the needs of Utah public.

          2. Conversion therapy ban action: WATCH: After the legislature failed to prohibit conversion therapy for minors, the governor has asked the Psychological Association to develop rules for professional associations regarding conversion therapy -- that it is "not helpful, can be harmful, and should be prohibited."

          3. Internet Services, Email provider: Xmission needs a letter requesting continuation of donated services, screen shot of recognition, example of newsletter recognition HOLD

          4. Internet marketing/Business sponsorships/partnerships (discussion): What more can UMHCA do to make members aware of partnerships with CPH & Associates insurance for liability?

          5. AMHCA Membership: Should UMHCA take a lead role on the national front to promote a "topdown - no choice" approach to national membership?

    2. Update on Current Projects
      1. Open board positions/nominees
        1. President-elect position - Dennis Tucker has accepted nomination; Anna Lieber is considering nomination; Ellen Behrens declined nomination - HOLD
        2. Vice President - Julie Tucker nominated Scott Carter for Vice President.  Scott Carter accepted nomination.  Vote occurred.  Motion passed.  Scott Carter released from position as chair of LPPC.  Scott Carter now Vice President.
        3. Board - Nominee: Terri reported that she spoke with Jenn Zeuchner. Jenn is willing serve on the board in whatever capacity needed. She is particularly interested in PRMM and GBAB
      2. Internship List: Focused on the needs of local online students (Walden and Capella). Per Gray, Online programs are CACREP accreditted; list and coordination of sites and vetting in process by Graduate Student & Emerging Professionals Committee (GSEP) 
      3. Strategic Planning - HOLD
      4. Attorney subscription - (On deck to work with Joseph Jardine)
      5. Attorney to "sue for parity" (Update) - Attorney Eric Johnson will be consulted to assist with this,  possibly on a retainer, perhaps starting with the VA psychologist with bias against hiring CMHCs.
    3. Items for Vote
      1. Proposal for Scott Carter to become UMHCA's vice president.  Vote occurred.  Motion passed.
      2. Proposal to allow Executive Committee to investigate an attorney to retain for future UMHCA business.  Vote occurred.  Motion passed.
    4. Budget Changes
    5. Suggestions from Board
    2. Legislative & Public Policy Committee. (LPPC)
    1. New Projects
      1. Committee interested in working with DOPL to increase the number of CEUs that CMHCs can complete online from 10 to 15.
    2. Update of progress.
      1. Update on September DOPL meeting.
        1. DOPL discussing updating who can supervise whom (e.g., allowing CMHCs to supervise LCSWs, LMFTs, etc.).  DOPL is expecting to have a decision by the end of October 2019.
    3. Items for vote
    4. Budget Changes
    5. Suggestions from Board
    3. Education & Conference Committee (EACC)
    1. New Projects
    2. Update of progress
      1. Fall Conference registration online, October 18 noon-5 at Westminster on the Draw
      2. Purchased the dopl email lists for LMFTs, LCSWs and CMHCs.  Sent conference PR emails out to thousands of therapists in Utah.
      3.  Westminster is providing snacks and drinks for the afternoon.  Janine Wanlass (Ethics) and Anna Lieber (Suicide) are presenting.
      4. Currently finalizing the CE application online.  We've made some changes to promote ease of use and clarity, but it is essentially what we presented to the board earlier this summer.  Once its ready to post publicly, we will have a nice revenue stream from that. 
    3. Items for vote
    4. Budget Changes
    5. Suggestions from Board

    4. Public Relations, Marketing & Membership Committee (PRMM)

    1. New Projects
    2. Update of progress
    3. Items for vote.
    4. Budget Changes
    5. Suggestions from Board

    5. Professional Partnership & Associate Partnership Committee (PPAC)

    1. New Projects
    2. Update of progress
      1. Sandi Williams and Gray Otis are currently exploring important relationships for UMHCA to have.  PPAC is currently in discussion with Executive Committee.
    3. Items for vote
    4. Budget Changes
    5. Suggestions from Board

    6. General Board & Advisory Board Committee (GBAB)

    1. New Projects
      1. Observation: No room in mini-conference for Peer consultation, therefore save it for larger conference.
      2. Continual recruitment email for peer consultation group, every three months. 
      3. Continual recruitment email for GBAB committee.
      4. Continual retention of members who have expressed interest in the committee.
      5. Need for one to two confederate volunteers to buffer the ranks and ease tension for new attendees.
    2. Update of progress: 
      1. Peer consultation meeting.
        1. GBAB Statement/Student participation: Statement will be revised and will include a statement advising students that they are responsible for notifying their supervisor of their involvement in the Peer Consult Groups. UMHCA will have no oversight responsibility. For example: "Students participating the UMHCA Peer Consultation Group are solely responsible for notifying their clinical supervisor."
        2. Ethics and professionalism of participants: A statement will be added to the Indemnification agreement that states (for example): "Clinicians will personally ensure ethical content and professional expression and safeguard the professional decorum of the peer process with self-restraint and mutual accountability."
        3. Additional statement to be added to indemnification: "The views expressed by individual participants in the Peer Consultation Group are not representative the views of Utah Mental Health Counselors Association."
    3. Peer consultation group 'live session' in conference, do we need to fill a proposal?
    4. Items for vote.
    5. Budget Changes.
    6. Suggestions from Board.
         7. Graduate Student Committee (GSC)
    1. New Projects
      1. Student specific training opportunties - How to apply for licensing & UT requirements tentatively planning for Feb 2020 open to UMHCA members & public - will promote at school visits and via UMHCA website. 
      2. GSC Committee would like an UMHCA email address - this will be important as we develop contacts with online schools and partnerships with internship sites and for the UMHCA Honors. It will also ensure that each time there is a chair change all the community contacts will not be lost. - HOLD - PRRM Committee exploring email provider options.
    1. Update of progress
      1. UMHCA vetted internships is in progress and the GSC is actively working on a system to vet potential internship sites - this will be a partnership and benefit to our student members. 
      2. Reaching out to online Master's of Counseling schools via email next week. 
      3. Will complete live presentation with students at UofU, Westminster and UoP in mid-October 2019
    2. Items for vote.
    1. Budget Changes - None. 
    2. Suggestions from Board - consider presenting to CSW and MFT students as well as CMHC students.  Consider what to put into the by-laws in order to add support for emerging professionals in addition to students.

    VI. Business of Governing Officers.

    1. President
    2. Vice President
    3. Secretary
    4. Treasurer Report
      1. Paypal: $4,720.93
      2. Checking: $15,136.90
      3. Savings: $1,622.64
      4. Total: $21,480.47
      5. August Income: $655.52
      6. August Expenses: $655.61

    VII.  Changes done to By-laws.

    VIII. Nomination for Committee Chairs

    IX.  Volunteer Updates

    X. Other Potential UMHCA Issues

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

    Last modified: 12 Oct 2019 9:15 AM | Carrie Graham

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