Shout Out from the Chapter President
How fun was the Mental Health Professionals Conference? Amazing keynotes, breakout sessions and great networking. Let’s continue to build this annual conference for CPD and social/professional networking! My compliments to the planning team and the CO Counseling Association for their leadership.
Prioritize this time next year as the CPD you plan with your job and to maintain your license (40 Continuing Professional Development hours every 2 years). The dates will be announced soon, so set aside the time to attend. Stay in Denver for a couple nights and lets have some serious after hour socializing.
I am wrapping up my tenure as Chapter Board President this June. Leanne Rupp, President Elect, will be stepping into the role next. The Chapter Board is a group of social workers like yourself from across the state. It’s been a great experience for me - starting as a region representative and then a VP. I never have done anything like this before and I have grown immensely. Try it on – join a committee, participate in region meetings, attend the Conference. And maybe next year run for a board position. Coming up next month are Chapter elections for new board members. Please remember to vote online and show your support for the success of our profession.
Social work is alive and well in Colorado! Make this year the year you step in, wherever you feel comfortable. Visit the website for more info and see you soon.
--Natalie Portman Marsh, CO Chapter President
Healthcare Com Survey
This group is reorganizing to address important changes in the field. If this is your area of practice, complete the Healthcare Practice Survey here. It just takes five minutes and your input is invaluable, whether you join the committee or not. Their next meeting is planned for May 4th at 6pm by Go To Meeting, please RSVP today.
PACE Gets Moving
Political Action and Candidate Election is the Chapter's political action committee. With the election season heating up the PACE Com has restarted. We need member participation from all around the state, please join the group email listserve to receive notice of events and discussions. Next meeting is May 18th at 5:30 at the Chapter Office or by Go To Meeting - RSVP Here.
See the Community Calendar on the Chapter website for upcoming meetings on these topics:
- Aging Committee
- Private Practice Group
- Practice Standards Committee
- Denver Region Meeting & Graduation Celebration
Next Year's Conference
2017 details will be announced soon. Each year gets better and better, so keep your eyes open for announcement on the date and location of the next Annual Statewide Mental Health Professionals Conference.
Irvin Yalom keynote speaker at the 2016 Conference: