New IMHCA Quarterly Member Newsletter!

This is the first issue of the IMHCA Quarterly Newsletter specifically designed for IMHCA members. It feels more important than ever to evolve together, so thank you for your membership and continued support. We want to empower you with the knowledge, skills, and resources needed to promote success in all of Idaho. Please reach out to us with any questions or suggestions to

IMHCA at the ICA/ISCA Conference

  • Distinguished Presenter Jess Maitri
  • IMHCA Annual Meeting

This year the ICA/ISCA Conference will be held virtually. IMHCA is excited to host Distinguished Conference Presenter Jess Maitri, who will share the Yothera Method, a three-phase healing journey that assists individuals in releasing stuck patterns in the mind, to heal their relationship to their body and heart. Read more. 

IMHCA will also hold our Annual Meeting via Zoom following the breakout sessions on Friday evening, November 6. 

Learn more about the ICA/ISCA Conference and register here.

Your IMHCA Benefits

We want to make sure that you as members you are aware of the amazing benefits your membership provides...

  • Monthly peer consultation group worth up to five CEs
  • Affordable NBCC Ethics Trainings and/or workshops
  • Representation at the quarterly IDOPL board meetings
  • Updates from our national organization, AMHCA
  • Legislative letter writing events/templates on urgent matters affecting mental health
  • Listserv available for free advertising of office space, job openings, groups, and other services
  • Free advertising opportunity with our searchable member directory

Upcoming Trainings - December 2020

A Conversation at the Intersection of
Social Justice, Advocacy, and Mental Health
Friday December 18 5:30-8:30 pm

This virtual offering is a collaboration between the Idaho Mental Health Counselors Association (IMHCA) and the Idaho Association for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Issues in Counseling (IALGBTIC). After receiving positive feedback following the training in August, we jointly decided to offer another opportunity to take this timely and informative workshop. This course will provide relevant information for mental health professionals who are interested in expanding their awareness of what social justice and advocacy looks like. Frameworks of advocacy within intrapersonal, interpersonal, and systemic/institutional settings will be explored.

A portion of the proceeds will go to a non-profit serving marginalized communities in Idaho.*

*Proceeds from the training in August were donated to Add the Words, an organization working to update the Idaho Human Rights Act to protect fellow Idahoans against discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity for employment.

Look for registration details on the IMHCA website later in November.
Pending CE approval, this training provides 3 Ethics CEs.

Upcoming Trainings - February 2021

Engaged and Ethical Media Interactions for Counselors
February 11-12 @ 12-1:30 pm MST, 3 Ethics CEs

Dr. Michele KerulisJen RobertsonPresented by Dr. Michele Kerulis (left) and Jennifer Robertson (right).

Experts in mental health are often called on to provide commentary about the impact that mental health issues and sociopolitical climates have on wellness. This interactive workshop will help attendees learn how to interpret ethics codes, utilize ethical decision making models, and create content to share in the media that (1) complies with ethical guidelines and (2) provides accurate depictions of counseling in practice.

During this workshop, attendees will learn how to ethically engage with the media, decide whether or not to accept media interviews, and understand the intersection of ethics codes and the media (namely confidentiality, competence, and cultural awareness). Attendees in this workshop will be given the opportunity to practice writing digital media posts. Attendees will gain insight and inspiration from the presenters and other attendees to share their ideas and help the public learn more about mental health. All levels and disciplines of practitioners are welcome and will benefit from attending this workshop. Registration will open in later in November. Read more.

Articles that Highlight Our Need for Ethics Workshops:
New ABC Show Shows Promise in Discussing Mental Health
The Opera Reflections: Modern Aging and the Unique Role of Technology
Understanding "Joker" through the Lens of a Trauma Therapist

Peer Consultation Group: November 13

Would you like to receive or provide input from fellow clinicians on a counseling practice issue? Our peer consultation group meets virtually to offer  feedback and support as they discuss challenging cases, ethical dilemmas, professional issues, and the effects of work on their well-being. Read more.

Idaho Mental Health Counseling Association
is a 501(c)6 non-profit organization

P.O. Box 190156, Boise, ID 83719