• Law & Ethics of Mandatory Reporting and Duty to Warn/Protect: Balancing Client Confidentiality and Protection of the Public


    Location: Seattle
    Date: 03/09/2018
    Time: 9:00 AM

    This six hour law and ethics continuing education session will focus on helping mental health providers to develop strategies to support client confidentiality while still meeting the legal and ethical obligation to protect the public from harm.  Topics covered will include mandatory reporting, client lethality, and the duty to warn and protect.  Learning will be supported by interactive discussion and the use of current real-world examples.

    This course is approved for 6 CE hours in Law and Ethics for LMHC’s, LMFT’s, LCSW’s and all associate level licensees in Washington State.


DOH Adopts Favorable Policy Regarding Training for Suicide Assessment, Treatment and Management

After strenuous efforts by WMHCA and other associations in the state, the Department of Health has issued the favorable policy mental health counselors have been waiting for. The policy statement, issued July 18, 2014, by Betty Moe, Health Systems Quality Assurance Program Manager, is attached. Download Policy Statement

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A Letter from our President

Thank you for visiting the Washington Mental Health Counselors Association (WMHCA) website! I invite you to get involved. With your membership, we can do even more to enhance our profession in Washington and the quality of the services that we deliver.

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Continuing Education

WMHCA offers high-quality continuing education to members and non-members. All our workshops are facilitated by the leading counselors, counselor educators, lecturers, and authors in our field. These continuing education workshops offer CE credits that qualify to meet the continuing education requirements by the state of Washington.

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