2018 Conference Registration

You MUST log-in to the AMHCA website to be able to register for the Conference. If you're not a member, don't worry - just click the "Haven't Joined Yet?" link on the righthand side of the page. Scroll to the bottom of the "Select Your Member Type" page, where you can select the "Guest Account" option. If you ARE a member, once logged in, your membership type will be reflected in the Conference pricing.

Membership Category Until
Dec 31, 2017
Jan 1-31 Feb 1-28 Mar 1-31 Apr 1-30 May 1 - July 24 Onsite
Clinical, Regular, and Unified Dues Members $299 $349 $359 $374 $389 $399 $449
Student, Professional Associate, Retired, Associate, and Lifetime Members $99 $149 $159 $174 $189 $199 $249
Non-Member Rates $399 $449 $459 $474 $489 $499 $549

Not an AMHCA member? Register for the Annual Conference & receive 1 year of free membership! Also applies to registrants whose AMHCA membership expired prior to August 3, 2017.

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: The General Attendee registration fee includes breakout sessions, keynote speaker, welcome reception, continental breakfasts and scheduled morning and afternoon refreshment breaks.

NOTE: The General Attendee package fee does NOT include additional fees related to Pre-Conference workshops, invited tracks and other ticketed special events. Daily Registration fees do NOT include the Welcome Reception or fees for Pre-Conference workshops, invited tracks or ticketed special events. Continental breakfast and refreshment breaks offered on the day you register are included.

DAILY PACKAGES: Daily packages are available on the day of onsite only.

LIMITED AVAILABILITY: Space for Pre-Conference workshops, lunches and invited tracks are limited. Online registrants will choose their workshops when they register. Workshops will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis and may fill up.

REFUND POLICY: Refunds are limited to conference fees paid, and do not include any travel, lodging, transportation, or other fees paid independently of conference registration. Early bird registrations, no-shows and on-site purchases are non-refundable. To qualify for a full refund of standard registration fees paid less a $100 administrative fee, a written cancellation must be received by the Conference Coordinator no later than 11:59 PM EST on June 1, 2018. Absolutely NO refunds will be given after June 1, 2018. Cancellation and refund requests should be sent via email to rgibson@amhca.org. If you registered and are unable to attend, you may transfer your conference fee to membership, diplomate, or any other current AMHCA opportunities.

SUBSTITUTIONS: Registrations may be transferred to another conference participant for a fee of $35. Substitution requests must be submitted in writing to mmcshepard@amhca.org. The request must be submitted by the original registrant and include the name and contact information (including email address) of the substitute. The deadline for submitting substitutions is July 1, 2018, 11:59 PM EST. The substitute must qualify for the same rates as the original registration (for example a general attendee cannot be a substitute for a student).

Pre-Conference Training Seminars, August 1, 2018

There will be a six hour block of time that you can choose to go to any of three concurring sessions. You're pre-conference fee gets you access to this six hour block of sessions.
$100.00 Members; $125.00 Non-Members
6.0 Contact Hours/CEs Includes Four 90-minute Sessions

10:00 – 10:30 am

Check-in at Registration

10:30 am – 12:00 pm

The Neurobiology of Trauma and Treatment Implications by Judith Swack
Writing a Clinical Evaluation for Immigration Purposes by Patricia Timerman

12:00 – 1:00 pm - Lunch

1:00 – 2:30 pm

Clinical Supervision: Issues of Accountability by Stephen Giunta
Dropping the Struggle: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy with Trauma and Substance Abuse by Kevin Waller

2:45 – 4:15 pm

Dissociation and Couples Therapy: Assessment and the Optimal Zone by Regina Morrow Robinson
Clinical Supervision with Consideration of Multicultural Historical Trauma in Communities of Color by Aja King

4:30 – 6:00 pm

Lost in the Forest: A Guide to Understanding PTSD & Trauma by Elaine Dilbeck
Pornography Therapeutic Interventions by James Messina

7:30 – 9:30 pm - Reception at DoubleTree Hotel

Forensic Mental Health Evaluator Certification Course, August 1, 2018

$500.00 Licensed Counselors; $250.00 Students/Interns
8 Contact Hours/CEs in Classroom and all examination fees required for certification and additional training resources are included in price.


7:30 – 8:30 am

Breakfast, Check-in at Registration

8:30 – 6:00 pm

Training Session with Breaks and Hour for Lunch