indiana counseling association
The Indiana Counseling Association is committed to enhancing the counseling profession and the professional counselors who serve others. The Indiana Counseling Association is dedicated to advocating the counseling profession and empowering individuals, families, and communities, including providing ethical, diverse, and culturally-sensitive practices and appropriate treatment.
HISTORY OF ICA
The Indiana Counseling Association was founded in December 1960 by the initiative of a Faculty Member of Notre Dame University. Its name, at the time, was related to "personnel & human resources." However, seven years later (in February 1967) ICA was incorporated as a nonprofit organization in Indiana and in 1970 it was granted the tax-exempt status (501, c, 3 status) by the Internal Revenue Service.
ICA’s overall operations and affairs are governed by the Board of Directors and various Standing Committees, an all-volunteer team of counselors from throughout the state. We'd love to have you. Why not volunteer to lend your talent, your knowledge, your invaluable experience, and your enthusiasm?
It won’t interfere
The Association is fully aware that you have a “day job,” so you will not be asked to sacrifice your attention to your daily work. As current and past volunteers will tell you, when lots of people each do a little, no one has to do a lot.
Apply to be on the Board of Directors for the 2021-2022 Year: ICA Board of Directors Nomination Form
*Note: All ICA Board of Directors positions run for 1-year terms (July-July), with exceptions of the President and Treasurer that serve for 2-year terms.
According to our current Bylaws, all Executive Board and Committee positions require that applicants go through the formal election process with review by the Nominations Committee. All nominations for Professional-Interest Division and Representative positions are reviewed by the Board of Directors for approval.
(a) All Professional, Emeritus, New Professional, and Student members in good standing of the Association shall have the right to nominate candidates. From the candidates nominated by the membership, and from candidates selected by the Nominations Committee itself, the Nominations Committee shall present a slate of candidates for the open positions to the membership for its consideration and voting. Voting by membership will take place before the end of the fiscal year for all open Board officer positions.
(b) All candidates for President and President-Elect should, at the time of their election, be a current member or past member of the Board, or must have served in a leadership capacity in a Professional-Interest Division or Standing Committee.
OPEN BOARD POSITIONS FOR 2021-2022
All Nomination applications must be submitted by May 1, 2021. Applications can also be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org along with the most recent resume or CV.
For further questions, please contact email@example.com
See our Bylaws here: ICA_Bylaws_Final_1_.pdf
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2020-2021 Board of Directors
Carissa Lopez-Bockus, MS, LMHC
Immediate Past President
Cheryl Warner, PhD
Tilija Drobnjakovic, EdD
Paul Backer, CPA
Anthony M. McCrovitz, PhD, LMHC
Emeline Eckart, PhD, LPC-S, NCC
Legislative Committee Chair
Dale V Wayman, PhD, LCAC, LMHC, ACS
Legislative Committee Member
Suzette Sorrells, MS, LMHCA
Membership Committee Chair
Conference/Education Committee Chair
Christine Sutton, LMHC, NCC
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee Chair
Dynetta Clark, LMHC, NBCC
Indiana Mental Health Counselor Association (IMHCA) Representative
Indiana School Counselor Association (ISCA) Representative
Jen Money-Brady, Ed.D., NCC, DCC
Director of Counselor Education & Supervision (ICES)
Aleksandar Drobnjakovic, PhD
Association for Spiritual, Ethical, and Religious Values in Counseling (ASERVIC) Representative
Michael Trexler, Ph.D., LMHC, NCC
IndiATA (Art Therapy) Representative
Kaitlin Knapp, MA, ATR, LMHC
Isabella Betancourt, BA, Counseling Graduate Student at the University of Indianapolis
Jama Davis, Ph.D., LMHC (IN), LCMHC (NC), NCC, ACS
Robert Atchison, PhD, LMFT, NCC
Eric L Davis, PhD, LCSW, LCAC