AMHCA ELECTOIN: Candidate for Southern Region Director
Keith Mobley, PhD, LPC, NCC, ACS
I have been a clinical associate professor in the Department of Counseling and Educational Development at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro since 2004. Prior to this position, I worked as a clinical mental health counselor in multiple settings, including outpatient, inpatient, crisis/emergency, and in-home roles.
I enjoy teaching and supervising students in the profession of counselor education; however, I remain highly connected to my roots as a clinical counselor and continue to advocate for professional and licensure issues related to clinical counselors. I also serve clients in the training facility I direct.
I have been an active member of the North Carolina state chapter of AMHCA (LPCANC) since 2004 and served in a variety of committee roles and as the president in 2008.
I have been a member of AMHCA for many years and was appointed to the board of directors as the Southern Regional Director as a mid-term replacement in 2010. In addition to this role, I serve on AMHCA’s Conference Planning Committee and Professional Standards Committee.
Advocacy for both clients and our profession has always been an important facet of my career as a licensed professional counselor. I have been impressed by the drive, strength, and effectiveness of AMHCA in this capacity. I support AMHCA’s mission to enhance all aspects of the clinical mental health counseling field and to strengthen our identity and its leaders.
During my limited time as Southern Region director, I have learned a great deal about the functions and priorities of the board of directors. AMHCA clearly has intensive levels of activity for member services, professional development, and professional advocacy, and I feel fully inducted into my role among board members. Also during my time in this position,
I have made efforts to understand the accomplishments, dynamics, and issues of state chapters, and I have represented their reports to the board and offered perspective, resources, and support.
If elected, I endeavor to continue my service to the board and the Southern Region by acting as liaison for state chapters to the board of directors, facilitating communication among chapters, and remaining a resource to enhance the professional development, chapter success, and leadership training needs of AMHCA state chapters in my region.
I have been and will remain accessible and wish to connect with state chapter leaders and connect them with one another. I have awareness of some of the unique issues of chapters in the Southern Region, from both organizational and advocacy standpoints.
I have presented multiple times annually at local, state, and national counseling conferences and have received several awards, including:
- Chi Sigma Iota (CSI) Practitioner Supervisor Award (2006),
- Licensed Professional Counselors Association of NC, President’s Award (2007),
- Southern Association of Counselor Education and
- Supervision (SACES) Outstanding Program Supervisor Award (2008), and
- Counseling and Educational Development Alumni
- Excellence Award (UNCG, 2010)
My presentations and awards evidence my motivation to be a servant leader within organizations that advocate for excellence in counseling.
In Spring Election, Voters Will Use Electronic Ballots
Voting in the annual AMHCA election this spring will be by electronic ballots rather than paper ballots for the first time.
Here’s how voting electronically will work:
Everyone eligible to vote in AMHCA’s election will receive an email from Intelliscan in March that will include a link to a personalized ballot.
To vote, simply click the link within the email to open your ballot, which will include your name and the races you are eligible to vote on. The ballot will include a link to the candidates’ statements and photos, which also appear online. After indicating the candidate you prefer for each race, you may review your choices before clicking “submit” to cast your ballot electronically.
Voting will be open from March 19 through April 20. Members who do not wish to vote electronically may request a paper ballot.