Membership

SCCMHCA was formed to serve the needs of Clinical Mental Health Counselors around the state.

 

 

 

Join today as a Unified Member of AMHCA to receive the most rewarding and cost-effective membership benefits. As a Unified member, you are a member of both the National and State organizations.

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Benefits of Membership

Low-cost Continuing Education

Access to current clinical updates---local, state, and national

Networking with colleagues and other professional organizations

Deepen professional relationships, attend meetings, and become an active member of a committee

Opportunities for workshops, seminars, conferences, and ongoing educational help with retaining licensure and certification

Opportunities for reduced costs for CEU credits and enhancing professional skills

Access to research materials, online courses, newsletter, journals, and other literature

Membership Levels

SCCMHCA/Clinical - $75

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Associate - $35

Affiliate - $35

Retiree - $35

Student - $25
 

Requirements

  • A State Member or a United National Member

  • In possession of a state license to practice as an LPCOR LPCA

  • In good standing with the State Licensure Board

  • Involved in clinical mental health counseling, research or education

Requirements

  • An unlicensed professional or mental health professional who possesses a master or doctorate degree with a major or minor in counseling or the social/behavioral sciences

  • Current active and/or working status in the mental/behavioral health field

Requirements

  • Be an individual with an interest in the area of clinical mental health counseling

  • Undergraduate students with confirmation of good standing may be an Affiliate member

Requirements

  • Was at some time an LPC

  • Fully retired from the counseling field or who practices for less than 25% (10 hours) per week

Requirements

  • Enrolled as a graduate student in a program that focuses on clinical mental health counseling, its research or education in a duly accredited institution of higher education

  • In good standing by their major professor taking a minimum of six hours

Benefits

  • Voting Rights (method of email established by the Board)

  • May Attend:

    • Annual General Meetings

    • Professional Development Trainings

  • Privilege of election to any office

Benefits

  • May Attend:

    • ​Board meetings of the Association (non-speaking capacity unless with prior board approval)

    • Annual General Meetings 

    • Professional Development Training

Benefits

  • May Attend:

    • Annual General Meeting

    • Professional Development Trainings

Benefits

  • Voting Rights (method of email established by the Board)

  • May Attend:

    • Board Meetings (non-speaking capacity unless either prior board approval)

    • Professional Development Trainings

    • Annual General Meetings
  • Privilege of election to any office

Benefits

  • May Attend

    • Board meetings of the Association (non-speaking capacity unless with prior board approval)

    • Annual General Meetings

    • Professional Development Trainings

  • May hold an elected Student Representative office

Membership Requirements

Dues: Explanation of State dues, National dues and Unified dues and Membership Year

 

State dues are established by the SCCMHCA Board of Directors, paid/renewed on an annual schedule based on the operating year of the Association. State only members are not National member to AMHCA. Payments are made to the treasurer and managed /tracked by the Membership committee.

National dues are paid directly to AMHCA (membership application is found on the AMHCA.org website). National dues are managed and tracked by the AMHCA and renewals are based on the date of application. National membership does not entitle state membership.

Unified dues are a combination of state and national dues, and are paid and renewed directly AMHCA (membership application found on AMHCA.org). AMCA reimburses the state portion of the dues. Unified dues vary per date of application.

 

APPLICATION AND ETHICS


Applications: Any person desiring to become a member shall complete an application

 

All applications must be completed entirely and require the applicant’s signature agreeing to the authenticity of the information, adherence to the Code of Ethics and an understanding of Bylaws. Clinical member must show proof of good standing with the South Carolina Licensure Board.