|2015 Annual Conference|
Boost CEs Through Preconference Activities in Philly
By A. Keith Mobley, PhD, LPCS, NCC, ACSA
The 2015 AMHCA Annual Conference schedule is available online
LEADERSHIP TRAININGOn July 8 and 9, we will offer our Annual Leadership Training for state chapter leaders. This invitation-only event, based on one’s role within our state chapters, has been an AMHCA event both rooted in tradition and infused with contemporary ideas. During the day and a half of training, experience a high-level of interaction with AMHCA staff and board members to build relationships and foster connections with other states’ chapter leaders.
Topics this year will include strategic planning, advocacy topics and skills, utilizing technology in chapter services, conference planning, financial management, and board development. A distinguished panel of guests will discuss accreditation and credentialing standards, including Carol Bobby, PhD, president and CEO of the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP), and Thomas W. Clawson, EdD, president and CEO of the National Board for Certified Counselors, Inc. and Affiliates (NBCC).
If you don’t already have a leadership role in your state chapter, ask your board how you can become involved to be eligible for this event. Separate registration is required.
DYNAMIC PRECONFERENCE WORKSHOPS
AMHCA’s preconference workshop offerings, which are open to all for an additional fee, begin the morning of Thursday, July 9. These extended workshops are in-depth, specialized trainings that will round out the content offered in the main conference as well as maximize the number of contact hours you can receive.
Two Half-Day Workshops
CONFERENCE KICKS OFF WITH A DOCUMENTARY FILM AND DISCUSSION
The conference itself will begin this year at 3 p.m. on Thursday with a documentary film, “Kings Park: Stories From an American Mental Institution,” followed by discussion. The film documents filmmaker Lucy Winer’s search for answers and meaning following her hospitalization after she attempted to commit suicide at age 17.