Join us for the 2017 AMHCA Annual Conference in Washington DC!

Thursday, July 27- Saturday, July 29, 2017

The Mayflower Hotel, Washington DC

2017 Keynoters have been announced!

Visit our schedule page for more information.

As we make our way to Washington, D.C. for the 2017 AMHCA Annual Conference, we could think of no better hallmark of mental health counseling to highlight than 'advocacy.' This year's conference theme is "Innovate and Advocate: Clinical Pathways to Excellence." As counselors, we work together to simultaneously advance our profession and expand our vision for what that profession means. We are thrilled to invite you to join us as we continue to shape the future of mental health counseling at our annual conference. On July 27-29 we will come together at The Mayflower Hotel in Washington, D.C. to further our profession and advocate for mental health counselors nationwide.


Breakout sessions will be begin on Thursday afternoon at 4:00 PM. 


AMHCA’s Annual Conference for clinical mental health counselors features high-quality training, valuable peer-to-peer networking opportunities and major forces in the financing and care delivery marketplace that affect day-to-day practice. Our Annual Conference is the premier gathering for sharing ideas, discussing challenges, gaining insights and finding solutions in the clinical mental health counseling field. Sessions will tackle the key policy issues impacting the profession today and provide valuable pragmatic advice across the full range of services offered by mental health counselors in public and private practice, including assessment and diagnosis, psychotherapy, treatment planning and utilization review, brief and solution-focused therapy, alcoholism and substance abuse treatment, psychological educational and prevention programs, and crisis management.

This conference is a high impact opportunity for you to improve the services you offer to clients whether you are in private practice or work in community agencies, integrated delivery systems, hospitals, employee assistance programs, substance abuse treatment centers and private practices.