I would like to congratulate Dr. Beverly Smith, AMHCA’s President-Elect and Chair of the Conference Planning Committee, and all the members of the committee, for their outstanding and hard work in organizing this year’s AMHCA’s Virtual Conference Program “UNITE! – RECOGNIZE. REFRAME. RESTORE.” from June 14-25, 2021.
As our program highlights, we are truly living our conference theme by:
RECOGNIZING the current situation,
REFRAMING our way of thinking about our conference, and
RESTORING the quality and engagement that is unique and important to AMHCA conferences.
UNITE with us as we adapt and push forward with new innovations and perspectives at our Annual Conference.
I believe you find that the conference expounds on the theme of Recognizing – due to the transformation of our nation over the last year due to the Covid-19 pandemic -- with several plenary and workshop speakers and sessions addressing cutting-edge topics, more intensive and interactive sessions, and the opportunity for more continuing education credits – and spread out virtually for your convenience – than previous conferences.
Our three plenary sessions include Coralis Solomon, Ipsit Vahia, and Kent Butler who are all the foremost experts in their fields who all bring unique perspectives about the how the pandemic has led to Reframing and transforming interventions, service delivery and long-range trends in clinical mental health counseling.
Moreover, we are Restoring our emphasis on quality and engagement, as we are offering a greater number of in-depth sessions that are extended in length and more advanced in nature with categories that include “tracks” on Ethics, Addictions, Trauma, Neuroscience and more.
This conference goes to the heart of all matters relating to the clinical mental health counseling profession, and brings together experts from the around the country allowing you to hear those at the forefront of our practice. The many workshops and sessions will have topics of interest for clinical mental health counselors on your everyday challenges and solutions from all perspectives.
We hope you will be able to attend one of our Pre-Conference Workshops on the Neurobiology of Trauma, Considerations in the Treatment of Eating Disorders and Understanding Psychotropic Medications where you will receive even more extended training on key topical areas.
I know that you would like to participate in a face-to-face event this year but the situation requires us to be safe. However, we believe that due to the technology we are providing, you will still have a chance to meet some old friends and like our theme –
be renewed and restored and transformed – through outstanding continuing education opportunities our virtual conference affords.
This is a unique opportunity for you to learn and to be enriched by the latest in research and clinical mental health counseling practices.
Don’t miss this opportunity.
You will be refreshed an invigorated in many ways.