The American Mental Health Counselors Association (AMHCA) has named Dr. Jason King Mental Health Counselor of the Year. King, who serves as Director of Clinical Training for the Master of Arts in Mental Health Counseling program at Argosy University, Salt Lake City, will receive his award at the AMHCA’s annual convention in Orlando, Florida later this month.
AMHCA is a growing community of more than 6,000 clinical mental health counselors whose mission it is to enhance the profession of clinical mental health counseling through licensing, advocacy, education and professional development. Their organization represents licensed clinical mental health counselors and state chapters, providing them with consistent standards of education, training, licensing, practice, advocacy and ethics.
“I am honored by this recognition from AMHCA, and I feel privileged to associate with my fellow clinical mental health counselors in Utah and throughout the nation,” says King.
In addition to his duties at Argosy University, Salt Lake City, King is the clinical director and co-owner of a clinical training and research facility, assisting agencies in seeking services for their clients. Last year, King was honored by the Association of Counselor Education and Supervision (ACES) with the Outstanding Graduate Student Leadership Award.