Annual Meeting Oct. 17, 2020

All members are invited to our annual meeting Saturday, October 17th, 9am-12pm.

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IMHCA Foundation Board Meeting

This will be the first Organizational Meeting for the IMHCA Foundation board. The agenda is as follows:

Introductions

Welcome to new board members – Obligations of membership

Review Bylaws and articles of incorporation – Vote

Review any new applicants

Review policies

Review Mind if We Talk

First Organizational Board Meeting for the IMHCA Foundation

Please join us in our first organizational board meeting for the IMHCA Foundation. This will be February 23, 2019 at 9:00 AM. Please come if you are interested at all in the foundation – what the foundation has been working on, what plans are for the future, or how a foundation board starts up! You do not need to be a member to attend. All currently approved applicants who would like to be voting members must be in attendance.

Agenda:
I. Call to order
II. Roll Call and Introductions
III. Approval of agenda
IV. New business (approved applicants must be present to be voting members)
a. Appointing temporary positions
b. review articles of incorporation
c. Adopt bylaws
d. Review new applicants
e. appoint officers
f. governance items
g. Mind if We Talk
V. Foundation Calendar
VI. Adjourn

Email imhcapresident.elect@gmail.com with any questions.

If you would like to nominate yourself for this board, follow this link for the application and additional information: IMHCA Foundation Application

 

2018 IMHCA Conference

Iowa Mental Health Counselors Association (IMHCA)
12th Annual Conference
Thursday, May 3rd & Friday, May 4th 2018
Airport Holiday Inn Hotel & Conference Center
6111 Fleur Drive, Des Moines, Iowa 50321
(515) 287-2400

Click below for full information:

2018 Conference

 

2018 IMHCA Conference Day 2

Iowa Mental Health Counselors Association (IMHCA)
12th Annual Conference
Thursday, May 3rd & Friday, May 4th 2018
Airport Holiday Inn Hotel & Conference Center
6111 Fleur Drive, Des Moines, Iowa 50321
(515) 287-2400

Click below for full information:

2018 Conference

2018 IMHCA Conference

Iowa Mental Health Counselors Association (IMHCA)
12th Annual Conference
Submission Deadline: Presentations must be received by November 15, 2017
Thursday, May 3rd & Friday, May 4th 2018
Airport Holiday Inn Hotel & Conference Center
6111 Fleur Drive, Des Moines, Iowa 50321
(515) 287-2400

5th Annual Charity Golf Tournament

IMHCA’s 5th Annual Charity Golf Tournament

Day on the Hill

Please join the Iowa Mental Health Counselors Association (IMHCA) at the State Capitol Building on Monday, March 13, 2017 to take part in our annual mental health advocacy day. IMHCA representatives ask that you stand in support of fellow and future mental health counselors as we meet with legislators to discuss issues important to our profession and the state of the mental health delivery system in Iowa.

The event will kickoff at 2 PM with a tutorial in the legislative dining room before we head upstairs as a group at 3:00. Members from IMHCA’s Board of Directors along with our lobbyist, Emily Piper, will be available to help answer any questions related to the impact proposed legislation could have on mental health counselors and consumers throughout the state.

No one can tell your story better than you! This is your opportunity to talk about the role that you play in providing mental health services in Iowa, the types of cases that you see, the demand for your services, and the impact privatization of Medicaid has had on your ability to provide those services.

Students, client advocates, and our respected colleagues from the many other provider groups in Iowa who share in our concerns are also encouraged to attend!

To RSVP for this event or to learn more about how to get involved, interested parties should send an email to government@imhca.net. You can also contact the Government Relations Committee Chair directly by calling 641-247-8114. Welcome packets will be distributed via email to those who RSVP at least one week in advance. This packet includes an event agenda, an outline of talking points and tips for first-time attendees, a summary of important legislation moving through the House and Senate, and much more! A small number of copies will also be available on the day of the event.

Please make time in your schedule to join IMHCA at the Iowa State Capitol on March 13th at 2 PM. Thank you in advance for your support, and we look forward to seeing you on the hill!

Respectfully,

Kacey Peterson, MS, LMHC

President-Elect | Government Relations Committee Chair

2017 “Day on the Hill” Advocacy

Please join the Iowa Mental Health Counselors Association (IMHCA) at the State Capitol Building on Monday, March 13, 2017 to take part in our annual mental health advocacy day. IMHCA representatives ask that you stand in support of fellow and future mental health counselors as we meet with legislators to discuss issues important to our profession and the state of the mental health delivery system in Iowa.

The event will kickoff at 2 PM with a tutorial in the legislative dining room before we head upstairs as a group at 3:00. Members from IMHCA’s Board of Directors along with our lobbyist, Emily Piper, will be available to help answer any questions related to the impact proposed legislation could have on mental health counselors and consumers throughout the state.

No one can tell your story better than you! This is your opportunity to talk about the role that you play in providing mental health services in Iowa, the types of cases that you see, the demand for your services, and the impact privatization of Medicaid has had on your ability to provide those services.

Students, client advocates, and our respected colleagues from the many other provider groups in Iowa who share in our concerns are also encouraged to attend!

To RSVP for this event or to learn more about how to get involved, interested parties should send an email to government@imhca.net. You can also contact the Government Relations Committee Chair directly by calling 641-247-8114. Welcome packets will be distributed via email to those who RSVP at least one week in advance. This packet includes an event agenda, an outline of talking points and tips for first-time attendees, a summary of important legislation moving through the House and Senate, and much more! A small number of copies will also be available on the day of the event.

Please make time in your schedule to join IMHCA at the Iowa State Capitol on March 13th at 2 PM. Thank you in advance for your support, and we look forward to seeing you on the hill!

Respectfully,

Kacey Peterson, MS, LMHC

President-Elect | Government Relations Committee Chair

IMCHA’s 4th Annual Charity Golf Tournament