In the 1990’s PAMHCA had been an active organization and then fell dormant for several years. Under the leadership of Mary Ann Baron and with the support of AMHCA and PCA, PAMHCA reorganized in 2006. Since then a dedicated group of counseling professionals have been diligently working to expand and enhance its services to a growing membership. The following highlights PAMHCA’s activities since its reactivated beginnings.
Networking Meetings in Philadelphia and Carlisle were launched. The goal was to put faces to the association so that professional counselors in those areas could share their work experiences, discuss professional opportunities, and expand PAMHCA’s network.
Outreach to Graduate Students became and continues to be a major focus. Board members have and continue to meet with graduate student groups in several colleges and universities to introduce and promote PAMHCA and its services. They are the future of the profession.
The Advocate was launched to bring members a quarterly newsletter to keep them informed about PAMHCA’s activities and up-to-date happenings around the state and the country.
PAMHCA’s website was launched and has received accolades from AMHCA.
Advertising protocols for our website and newsletter were developed to offer advertisers the opportunity to promote their activities.
Outreach campaigns targeted AMHCA members in PA and graduate programs across the state.
PAMHCA participated and continues to do so in the PCA Annual Conference by often presenting workshops of particular interest to professional counselors.
PAMHCA established the magazine, Psychotherapy Networker, as a benefit to new and renewing members.
Bylaws were established and are reviewed annually.