Pre-Conference Option 1
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Innovative Cognitive Strategies for Counselors with Dr. Eric Maisel
Depression. Anxiety. Addiction. Loneliness. What can help clients deal with these epidemic challenges and the other life problems they face? One of the most important is the one over which they have the most control—their own mind. Philosophers from Marcus Aurelius to the Buddha have promoted the idea of cognitive self-mastery and cognitive-behavioral therapy is the modern way that this age-old message is delivered. Why is CBT so popular that it’s the primary therapy provided by the United Kingdom’s National Health Service? Because it’s central message is indubitably true: you are what you think.

But we don’t just “have thoughts.” We keenly experience what it feels like to dwell in our mind. In this exciting workshop, learn how to help clients picture their mind as a room that they can redecorate and redesign. By practicing simple visualizations, clients can change not only what they think but how they think. When you redesign your mind, you increase your creativity, heal from past trauma, achieve emotional wellbeing and really change. Come on this mind-changing adventure and learn how to help clients fundamentally change by employing Dr. Maisel’s innovative, groundbreaking strategies.

Registration for this pre-conference session is $100 for AMHCA members and $125 for non-members.


If you have already registered for the conference you can add this to your registration fee by selecting the pre-conference option and paying the additional fee.

Pre-Conference Option 2
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Certified Forensic Mental Health Evaluator
In partnership with the American Mental Health Counselors Association (AMHCA), the National Board of Forensic Evaluators, Inc. (NBFE) announces our exclusive forensic mental health evaluator certification training event on Wednesday, 6/24/20, at AMHCA's annual conference in Las Vegas, Nevada or online, enabling mental health professionals across the country to attend remotely.  NBFE is the only forensic certification organization officially endorsed by AMHCA.

Forensic mental health evaluation is an impactful and lucrative area of specialization for licensed mental health professionals, yet few counselors, social workers, and marriage and family therapists are exposed to this unique specialty in their graduate training.  Whether you plan on working full time in forensics or just wish to supplement your practice with an additional funding stream, this credential can help you establish yourself as a forensic expert.  If you already work in the forensic field, this credential can boost your resume, sharpen your evaluation skills, and enhance your reputation as an expert.

In partnership with AMHCA, NBFE is offering an 8-hour forensic mental health certification training workshop for licensed mental health professionals.  Participants can attend in-person at AMHCA's annual conference in Las Vegas, Nevada, or they can participate online through Zoom's webinar platform. 

Attendees who complete the entire certification process and are awarded the Certified Forensic Mental Health Evaluator (CFMHE) credential can use the credential to better establish themselves as experts in the forensic arena.

Registration for this pre-conference is $500 with available discounts for students and those also attending the AMHCA Annual Conference.

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