The elected officers of AMHCA are President, President-Elect, Past President, Treasurer, four (4) Regional Directors, and one (1) Director elected at large. These officers must be members in good standing of the AMHCA and their affiliated state chapter of AMHCA, where applicable, with evidence of past leadership, involvement, or contribution to the AMHCA.
The AMHCA Credential Certification Board is composed of experienced clinical mental health counselors. The board should always be comprised of at least a minimum of six members. All members of the board will be members of the American Mental Health Counselors Association who hold at least one Diplomate Specialist credential from AMHCA. The President of AMHCA appoints the Chair of the board. Since the Credential Certification Board functions as a peer review panel, all efforts will be made to select board members that represent the diversity of mental health counseling clinical practice settings, e.g. geographic setting, academia, private practice, social, federal, state or privately owned agencies, etc. Board members function on a volunteer basis; there is no remuneration for services.
The committees of the AMHCA shall consist of standing committees and such special committees as may be deemed necessary by the Board. Each committee shall report to the Board Member Committee Liaison, in writing, the salient activities, financial information and progress of the committee as indicated in the annual committee guidelines.
Task forces and ad hoc committees may be established as deemed necessary to conduct the affairs of the AMHCA on a time limited or task-focused basis. The task force or ad hoc committee chair and members shall be appointed by the President and each member's term shall last no longer than the appointing President's term in office.