2020 Conference



We are closely monitoring developments related to the coronavirus and realize that we are in an unprecedented and fluid situation due to the spread of the COVID-19. At this time we are not planning to cancel the AMHCA Annual Conference in late June in Las Vegas. To date there have been no presentation or sponsorship cancellations due to COVID-19. However, we are exploring contingency plans and options, and we will keep all conference registrants, speakers, exhibitors and others immediately apprised of any changes or as the situation warrants. The health and safety of all those involved in the conference will be uppermost considerations in decisions about the AMHCA conference. 

Joel E. Miller

Executive Director and CEO

American Mental Health Counselors Association (AMHCA)

Viva Las AMHCA—Welcome to Vegas!

Join us in Las Vegas, Nevada, this summer for AMHCA's 2020 Annual Conference, June 24 - 26. We'll be convening at The LINQ Las Vegas hotel.

At last year's conference in Virginia, we embraced our professional identity as clinical mental health counselors and committed to uphold the Clinical Mental Health Counselor Declaration. During this year's upcoming Annual Conference, we will continue to accentuate our Declaration:

• With an infectious ENERGY to advocate for the advancement of our profession.
Great motivational speakers and leaders have infections energy; similarly, great clinical mental health counselors have communicable energy. The emotional tone we assert at meetings and conferences, and with our clients and colleagues, must energize and continue to strengthen the values, pride, and integrity of our profession.

• With the responsibility to EMPOWER each clinical mental health counselor to provide the highest standard of care.
The work we do matters! Take the reins of the clinical mental health counseling profession, and continue to build a community of professionals solid in our scope of practice.

• With a continued effort to UNIFY the values of the clinical mental health counselor.
As a profession, we are making profess with licensure portability. Let us continue to embrace the power of collaboration and connectedness within our profession. Each of us can be a change agent for the quality of life of our profession and for the next generation of clinical mental health counselors.

The American Mental Health Counselors Association (AMHCA) Annual Conference is the only national professional conference for licensed mental health counselors. AMHCA members, mental health counseling students, and other mental health professionals are invited to present their research and share their expertise at this conference. Take this opportunity to get involved and share your work with your colleagues. 

If you have any questions or need assistance please reach out to us at conference@amhca.org or 703-548-6002 Option 3 for Annual Conference