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KCA IS LOOKING FOR A NEW EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR!
Our current executive director, Kim Urenda, will be leaving the role in June of 2023. We are so grateful for Kim's service over the past few years! more information to come
If you are interested in serving in this role, contact Andrew Secor at firstname.lastname@example.org
Applications are due by January 27th, 2023
More information to come!
CANDIDATE INFORMATION FOR BOARD ELECTION
Amanda Petrik-Gardner, LCPC, LPC, LIMHP specializes in the treatment of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Anxiety Disorders, and Body-Focused Repetitive Behaviors. Amanda is currently licensed in the states of Kansas, Colorado, Nebraska, Missouri, Michigan, Maine, and Arizona, and is an approved out-of-state Telehealth provider for Florida. Amanda is a board approved supervisor for professional counselors in the states of Kansas and Missouri. She is currently on the board of OCD Kansas, an affiliate of the IOCDF (International OCD Foundation) and is currently the treasurer of her local Parent Teacher Organization. Amanda is a past president-elect, president and advisor of the Kansas Association for Play Therapy, an affiliate of the Association for Play Therapy. Amanda is currently a member of the Kansas Counseling Association, International OCD Foundation, TLC for BFRBs, and Anxiety and Depression Association of America, and is a national speaker on OCD and BFRBs.
Alex Becnel, PhD, LCPC, NCC is an Assistant Professor in the counseling programs at Kansas State University. Dr. Becnel is passionate about the counseling profession, especially in the areas of suicide assessment and counselor leadership. He has published several peer-reviewed articles and presented more than 20 programs at counseling conferences over the past four years on those topics. Dr. Becnel was selected as a 2021-2022 Emerging Leader by the North Central Association for Counselor Educators and Supervisors (NCACES), and provides service to NCACES as a member of the Bylaws Committee. Additionally, he is an active member in national counseling organizations such as ACA, ASCA, ACES, and Chi Sigma Iota as well as several local professional organizations such as KCA, KSCA, KACES, and the Kansas Suicide Prevention Coalition. Dr. Becnel has experience both as a school counselor and as a clinical counselor, specializing in the treatment of adolescents and their families.
2022-2023 KCA Executive Board
Full 2022-2023 Leadership List
Dr. Andrew Secor, KCA President
Dr. Jason Li, KCA Past President
Teresa Paterson Bartch, KCA President Elect
Carol Dellinger, KCA Secretary
Samantha Holloway, KCA Treasurer
Kim Urenda, KCA Executive Director
IMPORTANT BOARD INFORMATION
KCA Board Meetings
KCA Meeting Notes
Please find notes from the Kansas Counseling Association board meetings below.
Click the links below to open the minutes in PDF format.
Board Meeting July 2020
Board Meeting May 2020
Board Meeting November 2019
Board Meeting 7-19-19
Board Meeting 3-6-19
Board Meeting 11-1-18
Board Meeting 7-27-18
Board Meeting 2-28-18 KCA Spring Board Minutes 2_28_18.pdf
Board Meeting 11-8-17: 11_8_17 KCA Board Meeting Minutes(1).pdf
Board Meeting 3-1-17: KCA Minutes03-01-17-1.docx
Board Meeting 11-2-16: KCA Minutes_11-2-16.pdf
Board Meeting 7-8-16: KCA July 16.pdf
Board Meeting 3-2-16: KCASpring2016BoardMeeting.pdf