FAQs: Frequently Asked Questions
1. Does MCA offer Internships?
Internships are not currently offered by MCA yet we do promote and advertise sites that do! You can find that information here. As a current student or new professional you may be interested in our webpage that highlights employment opportunities or think about applying for our Emerging Leaders program.
2. Can I do community service through MCA?
We currently do not have a program set up specifically for community service yet welcome volunteers to serve on our committees and divisions that provide community and professional services throughout the year. Take a look at our organizational chart to see where you might want to volunteer and reach out to that chairperson or division leader to see what you can do to help.
3. Does MCA offer professional development for all mental health practitioners?
Yes! We provide workshops, webinars, and our annual conference for all mental health practitioners interested in those topics. You can search for events using our website "events" tab. If you are a licensed mental health professional, we welcome your interest in presenting. If you have a topic that you believe will be helpful please contact our Executive Director, Cathie Eaton, at email@example.com.
4. Can I advertise through MCA?
5. Will MCA help me to obtain licensure?
No - we cannot help you to obtain licensure or answer questions related to what is required by the state of Maryland. Please check that website to obtain information that will be current and accurate. You may also be interested in taking a look at our What is an LCPC? infographic.
6. Does MCA help students?
Yes we do! MCA is extremely interested in helping students to network, connect, and prepare for post-graduate work as a mental health practitioner. We invite students to contact us about discounted membership prices and encourage you to apply for our Emerging Leaders program that engages students in a wide variety of professional activities and support.
7. Can I find a counselor through MCA?
8. Does MCA host a conference or workshops?
Yes we do! Each MCA division provides workshops and webinars that touch on topics that relate to their mission. MCA also hosts professional development workshops and webinars that are of interest to all mental health practitioners. Our annual conference usually occurs in October of the year and we are always looking for new volunteers to help plan for that event. If you are interested in volunteering to help with the conference please contact our President-elect at firstname.lastname@example.org.
9. How do I get involved in MCA leadership?
We want you! New members and leaders help to keep MCA fresh and connected with the community. If you are interested in MCA leadership it will be important for you to become a member and to consider what kind of work you are interested in doing. Contact the committee chair, division president, or MCA president to see what opportunities may be available.
10. What does it cost to join MCA?
11. Does MCA do anything for the community?
MCA exists to provide a service to the Maryland community at large. We hope to advocate for parents, students, teachers, law enforcement, medical personnel, and mental health practitioners in our state with the objective to expand services for children, the elderly, the oppressed, and people who are hurting. MCA cares about issues of diversity and advocates on behalf of the needy and the marginalized with representatives in our house and senate. Join us to work toward a stronger, healthier community!
12. How does MCA advocate for me?
MCA pays close attention to current events and happenings in our state that are likely to impact you. If you have a concern or problem that you don't feel is being addressed by your counselor or the mental health profession in general, we want to know about it. Consider joining MCA to help us to support and encourage you to become your best self.