• 18 May 2020 8:49 AM
    Message # 8977079

    Utah Mental Health Counselors Association

    May 9, 2020

    Board Meeting Agenda

    Start: 9:04

    End: 10:28


     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 PRESENT is underlined+

    1.     Ellen Behrens, Phd, EACC Chair                                                                

    2.     Jordan Briggs, ACMHC, LPPC Chair      

    3.     Scott Carter, LCMHC, Vice President                                                     

    4.     Carrie Graham, ACMHC, EACC Dual Chair                                                

    5.     Anna Lieber, Graduate Student Chair                                                       

    6.      Terri Goldstein, ACHMC, EXEC Chair                                                          

    7.     Gray Otis, LCMHC, Presdential Advisor

    8.     Dennis Tucker, LCSW, GBAB Chair 

    9.      Julie Tucker, LCMHC, PRMM Chair 

    10.  Sandi Williams, LMFT, PPAC Chair 

    List of Voting Members who are Absent

    • 1.     Dennis Tucker, LCSW, GBAB Chair

    Quorum Present

    III.  Secretary - Call to Ratify Notes from January

    1.     Secretary to call for motion to ratify meeting notes from March – Minutes were ratified

    2.     Secretary to give the floor to the President.

    3.     Meeting Called to Order

    IV.  Special Announcements by the President 

    • 1.     No unfinished business from last month.
    • 2.     Turn time over to Terri Goldstein.

    V. Committee Updates & Votes

    1.     Executive Committee (EXEC)

    1. AMCHA turned to online conference.
    2. Anna will update on the strategic planning meeting, moving mid-end of summer. Anna will report on licensing workshop.
    3. UMHCA did follow through to support Abby for the board with DOPL.
    4. Medicare Reimbursement Legislation concerning support for CMHC & LMFT to be included for COVID Relief support bill.
      1. Webinar Meeting for Wednesday, 11:30-12:30 MST to help us better understand the Medicare reimbursement legislation.  Make sure to make phone calls, contact representatives.
      2. Mental Health Tsunami – infographic being prepared, its effecting mental health workers, the impact is long-term.
    5. Discuss issues that effect mental health counselors, EXEC committee discussed the challenges and ethics related to insurance paneling and billing in the midst of clinical practice changes.

    2. Legislative & Public Policy Committee. (LPPC)

    1.     New Projects

    1. None.

    2.     Update of progress

    1. Working on same goals, reaching out and getting organized with legislators.

    3.     Items for vote: None

    4.     Budget Changes: None

    5.     Suggestions from Board: None.

    3  Education & Conference Committee (EACC) Update of progress  in board

    • 1.     New Projects 
    • 1.     Teleconferences
    • 2.     Update of progress :
    • 1.     Committee to consider teleconference for the late summer; most conferences are moving to teleconferences for the remainder of the year.
    • 2.     Many conference providers, professional providers i.e. ACA, PESI, offering up to 12 free CE’s, motivation challenging for members/non-members to pay for conferences when these organizations are offering free CE’s.
    • 3.     Charge for mini conferences that focus on Suicide & Ethics, 4-8 CE’s.
    •                                                     i.     Possible platforms include video w/ live person Q& A. House the entire conference online (not equipped to do this), we will lose money, but we also won’t have the same expenses such as renting space & food.
    • 4.     Julie suggests the free CE’s and paid mini conferences are valuable.
    • 5.     Ellen suggests Online supervisor training, which will be required by DOPL. Partnering with UT-NASW, people can get training and certification, which will generate income. Divide financial proceeds with the UT-NASW.
    •                                                     i.     If interested, email Ellen.
    • 3.     Items for vote - None
    • 4.     Budget Changes - None
    • 5.     Suggestions from Board - Ellen and Gray will connect and discuss future needs.  

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

    1.     New Projects:

    2.     Update of progress:

    1. Looking into video serving for website, options for pay for videos. Unlimited bandwidth & other options for $120 a year, but lacks security. Wild Apricot has all the security we need.
    2. Listing emails on website. We used to have one, but we removed page due to spam in the past.  

    3.     Items for vote: None

    4.     Budget Changes: None

    5.     Suggestions from Board: Hold another committee meeting.

    5. Professional Partnership & Associate Partnership Committee (PPAC)

    1.     New Projects: None

    2.     Update of progress:

    1. Mental Health Therapists were asked what they look for in an association and what they would want.
    2. UMCHA is already providing many of these desirable qualities.
    3. Ethics trainings
    4. If they do not belong to the association, they are not getting the information.
      1. Sandi suggests separate mailing list for those who are licensed, but may not belong to UMCHA.
    5. Reaching out to Universities to find what they need. Reaching out to UVU, suggesting one of the professors join the board, considering graduate student from their program to join as the Presidential Assistant.

    3.     Items for vote: None

    4.     Budget Changes: None

    5.     Suggestions from Board: None.

    6. General Board & Advisory Board Committee (GBAB) - HOLD

    7. Graduate Student & Emerging Professionals Committee (GSEP)

    1.     New Projects: None

    2.     Update of progress

    1. Able to connect with U of U counseling students, presented about UMCHA.
    2. Online Webinar on April 30th, with Paul Carver from DOPL. 19 Registered, 18 attended. Well received, many questions and phone calls resulted.
    3. Upcoming meeting next week.
    4. We would like to host a student-specific focus and how we can support students and their professional path.  
      1. Pre-trainings on telehealth, covered minimally in school, we could fill that gap and be a resource.

    3.     Items for vote - none 

    4.     Budget Changes. - none 

    5.     Suggestions from Board

    8. Business of Governing Officers

    1.     President  -

    1. Release appointments and nominate and approve new Presidential appointments.
    2. Vote of Thanks, for serving 2 years.
      1. Thank you to Scott & Terri.
      2. Vice President position is still open, requesting recommendations.
      3. Secretary, Terri Goldstein has accepted to continue to serve as secretary.
      4. Treasurer - Dennis Tucker
        1.  Bryce will be asked to step into Treasurer, Bryce accepted & agreed to speak with Dennis Tucker.
      5. Presidential advisor - Gray Otis.
      6. President Elect – Anna Lieber, on Executive Committee.
        1. Voted, Executive Committee is official.

    2.     President-elect –  Strategic Planning

    1. We talked about strategic planning in May, we propose to have a meeting at the end of July, before the conference. This depends on Governor’s orders, move to online.
    2. If possible, try to get together in person, Gray suggests meeting together is the best option, gives best energy.
    3. Put up an email of potential days, afternoons for availability for the meeting towards the end of July to get a date nailed down.
      1. Wild Apricots has a forum board, where we can be updated. Work with Jim to form a platform for this discussion, a trial run to see how this will work for UMCHA.

    3.     Vice President  - not present

    4.     Secretary – Looking for a Executive assistance, someone who can get back to messages, other correspondence. Recommendations open.

    1. Graduate Student Committee – Anna will take on the assignment of nominating an Executive assistant..

    5.     Treasurer Report Current as of this morning.

    1.     Zion's checking: $11838.52

    2.     Zion's money market: $1623.47

    3.     Zion's PayPal: $3237.27

    4.     Total: 16699.26

    VII. Other Issues

    1.     Open to floor for discussion

    2.     Any issues not already discussed above

    VIII. Secretary to Close the meeting  10:28


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