November 9 2019 - Ratification Pending

  • 9 Nov 2019 10:28 AM
    Message # 8099446
    Jenaveve Tucker (Administrator)

    November 9 2019 Agenda

    Start Time- 9:05 AM

    End Time- 10:39 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
    • Scott Carter, LCMHC, Vice President
    • Terri Goldstein, ACMHC, Secretary 
    • Dennis Tucker, LCSW, Treasurer 

        Board Members

    1. Ellen Behrens, Phd, EACC Chair
    2. Jordan Briggs, ACMHC, LPPC Chair 
    3. Paul Callister, Past President
    4. Scott Carter, LCMHC, Vice President
    5. Carrie Graham, ACMHC, EACC Dual Chair
    6. Anna Lieber, Graduate Student Chair (Bryce as Proxy)
    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. 
    • Carrie Graham, ACMHC, EACC Dual Chair
    • Paul Callister, Past President

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

    • Yes

    III.  Secretary - Call to Ratify Notes from October

    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. No unfinished business

    V. Committee Updates & Votes

    Executive Committee (EXEC)
      1. No meeting. Adjourned until January
    2. Legislative & Public Policy Committee. (LPPC)
    1. New Projects
      1. Working on disseminating information to members and the public
      2. Rule 26 - Julie
        • Rule applying to Custody Evaluation and Expert Witnesses
      3. Julie, Jordan, and Scott meeting with Eric (Attorney)
      4. DOPL Intention to change ethical affiliation to ACA

    Background: Some years ago DOPL approved the adoption of the AMHCA Code of Ethics as the state approved ethics standard for Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselors (LCMHCs). This was done because the AMHCA Code of Ethics is written specifically for Clinical Mental Health Counselors. By contrast, the American Counseling Association’s (ACA) Code of Ethics covers all types of counseling to include vocational counseling, school counseling, guidance counseling, etc.

    Important Considerations:

    • AMHCA has finalized a revision of the Code of Ethics that will be published in December 2019. This revision is in keeping with the highest standards of ethical practice that has been in effect since AMHCA published its first code of ethics in 1978.
    • This updated code reflects the values and standards of the “AMHCA Clinical Mental Health Counselors Declaration, a Hippocratic Oath.” This is the only known public statement of ethics by any mental health association.
    • The AMHCA Code of Ethics also synchronizes with “AMHCA Standards of Practice.” The Standards of Practice illustrate practical guidelines for the conduct of practitioners  with the knowledge and skills required to provide services, offer supervision, and meet requirements for research. The Standards of Practice was used as the prime document for the Congressional Institute of Medicine to substantiate federal legislation for LCMHCs to be hired by the VA, DOD, and to be reimbursed for Tricare.
    • These three supporting documents – the AMHCA Code of Ethics, the Clinical Mental Health Counselors Declaration, and the AMHCA Standards of Practice – form the foundational basis of the Clinical Mental Health Counseling profession.
    • In addition, AMHCA will publish in January 2020, “Essentials of the Clinical Mental Health Counseling Profession.” This text will include all of the documents listed above and provide a comprehensive review of the profession’s identity and distinctive attributes, career guidance, and other information that will illustrate the past, present, and future of the profession. This single resource will bring together all of the elements of what it means to be an LCMHC.

    All of these factors are important for the development of the profession into an integrated approach that supports individual LCMHCs and that provides comprehensive practice guidance. As a profession, we need to have our own code of ethics that reinforces our standards of ethical excellence.

    Therefore, the Utah Mental Health Counselors Association strongly recommends that DOPL retain the Code of Ethics of the American Mental Health Counselors Associations in keeping with the public’s right to protection through profession’s specific ethical standards.

    2. Update of progress

    1. Supervision Guidelines

    2. Is anyone available to attend the DOPL meeting on November 13th?

    3. Items for vote

    Motion: That the Utah Mental Health Counselors Association (UMHCA) Strongly Recommends that DOPL Retain the American Mental Health Counselors Association’s (AMHCA) Code of Ethics

    • Discussion
    • Voted in Unanimous
    1. Budget Changes
    2. Suggestions from Board
      1. Get a lawyer to advise on intricacies for Rule 26
    3. Education & Conference Committee (EACC)
    1. New Projects
    Update of progress.    
    The Conference registration is now posted on the website.  Thank you Jim!

    The Call for Proposals is almost ready to go live.  We are making final edits to it now.  We will begin inviting speakers  and will review all proposals on a rolling basis.  

    Last month, we estimated the venue and catering would total $7060. We now have official pricing and the price will be higher: $9460 (assuming 175 people). The higher cost came from the venue, given some required (but previously unknown) add-ons. Still, this venues pricing is as affordable as we can find. 

    • $5098 for venue (AV, linens, microphones, podiums, set-up, tear down etc. ) after the 20% non-profit discount
    • $4362 catering (snack, lunch, snack)
    1. Items for Vote
      1. Forming a Special Interest Committee for finding Exhibitors for our Spring Conference
        • Headed by Sandi Williams
        • Committee consists of Sandy, Julie, and Terri
        1. Voted in unanimously
    2. Budget Changes
    3. Suggestions from Board

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

    1. New Projects
      1. New emails have been set up
        1. Emails will be under the acronyms for the Committees
          1. Nine emails:
          • President@umhca.org
          • Secretary@umhca.org
          • Treasurer@umhca.org
          • GBAB@umhca.org
          • LPPC@umhca.org
          • EACC@umhca.org
          • PRMM@umhca.org
          • GSEP@umhca.org
          • PPAC@umhca.org
    2. Update of progress
      1. Fall Conference had a 86% attenedance
        1. 130 people showed up out of the 151 people that signed up
    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. Made contact with the President of MFT
        1. Education
    3. Items for vote
    4. Budget Changes
    5. Suggestions from Board
      1. Ask President of MFT if there is any way we can assist them
      2. Advertisments to be put onto our calendar
      3. Let MFT know that we have a marraige and family track and that we would love to have any of there presentors at out conference
          1. Free attendance to conference
        1. Insurance codes for pyschiatric/pyschological in CPT Codes which could be an issue for future insurance payments
          • PPAC may be interested in pursuing this
          • This has been determined to be a national issue
        2. President would like PPAC Committee to think about what their next project will be

    6. General Board & Advisory Board Committee (GBAB)

    1. New Projects
    2. Update of progress
      • Need new Peer Consultation Head or disband it.
        • Dennis has a new work schedule and will not be able to continue the meetings
        • Jen Zeuschner is interested in becoming the Peer Consultation Head
    3. Items for vote
    4. Budget Changes.
    5. Suggestions from Board.
      • Dennis should continue on with the GBAB Committee as he shows interest in continuing and should discuss as a group whether or not to continue with the Peer Consultation
        • Full support of the Board in decision
    7. Graduate Student Committee (GSC)
    1. New Projects - 
    • GSC met on 11/07/2019 and finalized the language for the inclusion of emerging professionals in the committee. Bylaws suggested changes were emailed to executive committee. 
      • I motion to change the name Graduate Student Committee (GSC) to Graduate Student & Emerging Professionals Committee (GSEP) and for the new name to be reflected in the Bylaws.
    1. Update of progress
    • Waiting for umhca.org email to be able to connect with online schools, potential internships, etc. 
    • Continuing to work on developing Graduate Student and Emerging Professionals specific resources/training. 
    1. Items for vote
      • Motion to change the name Graduate Student Committee to Graduate Student and Emerging Professionas Committee
        • Motion passed
    2. Budget changes - None 
    3. Suggestions from Board
      1. Would GSC motion to be emailed out to Board members to look at and understand the language for the new committee

    VI. Business of Governing Officers.

    1. President
      1. President-elect- Update (VOTE)
      2. CEs for service
        1. Chairs and dual chairs - Six (6) CEs
        2. CEs for committee members based on attendance and participation. (VOTE) 
          1. Dual Chairs/Committee Chairs are included in this as long as their attendance is tracked
          2. Voted in unanimously
            1. Jim will email CEs
    2. Vice President
    3. Secretary
      1. Student position available: assistant to the president
      2. Annual Report
      3. Mail
        1. Discontinuing box at post office by the end of the month
      4. Drive
        1. Link will be sent to email
      5. Administrative processes
        1. Confirm attendance to Board/Committee meetings so CEs can be tracked
    4. Treasurer Report
      1. Brought in $2,700 during October
      2. Lost about $3,000 due to Conference expenses

    VII.  Changes done to By-laws.

    • Changing GCS to GSEP
      • Voted in unanimously

    VIII. Nomination for Committee Chairs

    IX. Other Potential UMHCA Issues

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


    Last modified: 9 Nov 2019 10:39 AM | Jenaveve Tucker (Administrator)

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