Dear WMHCA member,
Do you want to help shape the future of the counseling profession in Washington? Do you want to advocate more for your clients and yourself but are unsure how? Do you want to become more connected to other counselors and build a strong network?
I’d like to extend a personal invitation to join the WMHCA Board! Serving on the board is an amazing way to get more involved in the profession. I work in private practice and have found serving on the board to be a great opportunity to be more connected to colleagues and build new relationships. I’ve also found it helpful to gain a broader perspective on what is happening in counseling beyond the walls of my office.
Board members serve a term of two years and can apply for re-appointment as their terms expire. New board members typically attend meetings for the first year and later decide if they are interested in serving in elected roles as President, Treasurer, Secretary, etc.
As a Board member, you will attend monthly meetings, plan WMHCA activities such as conferences and workshops, contribute to developing new WMHCA policies and engage in legislative advocacy efforts. You will be able to count board participation for 6 continuing education hours per year. After serving on the board for six months, you will be able to attend WMHCA workshops free of charge and obtain workshop CEs at the student rate. In addition to these benefits, you will gain a better understanding of mental health counseling in the state, and will develop new relationships with other counselors on the board.
If you are interested in joining the Board, please email us at [email protected] to request a Board member application. I appreciate your interest in serving WMHCA, and look forward to receiving your Board application.
Toni Aswegan, LMHC, MAC, NCC
WMHCA President 2017-2019