The Vermont Mental Health Counselors Association is the professional association for Clinical Mental Health Counselors licensed by the state of Vermont. Our purpose is to provide support, advocacy, and education for mental health professionals statewide. We are also committed to community education about issues related to mental health treatment, prevention, and general public awareness of the role of the mental health counselor. VTMHCA has been vital in representing the concerns of our profession to lawmakers, regulators, insurance companies, and government officials through representation on the Act 129 Board and the Council of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Professionals.
VTMHCA partners with the American Mental Health Counselors Association (AMHCA). Through this association, VTMCHA maintains a link to national and federal issues, such as:
VTMHCA is devoted to providing affordable, high-quality continuing education courses to professionals in the field of mental health. Twice a year VTMHCA sponsors lectures and workshops focused on clinical practice.
We invite you to click around on our web site, contact us with any questions, and consider becoming a member, whether you are an active professional, a student new to the field, or a passionate retiree!
Board of Directors
President - Kirke McVay
Past-President - Marshall Hammond
President-elect: vacant (this could be you!)
Acting-Treasurer - Barbara Nielsen
Secretary - vacant (your name here!)
Student Member - Laurie McMillan
Members at Large - Caryn Feinberg, and Susan Hall
Executive Director - Phil Prothero
Why Should You Join VTMHCA?
Membership support gives Mental Health Counselors a voice in the decisions being made that directly impact our ability to continue to practice. You can make a difference! Click on the Join tab in the top menu to join or renew today!
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