The call for proposals has now closed for the 2019 AMHCA Annual Conference.

If you have any questions please email Rebecca Gibson at

Submission and Selection Process

How to Submit
1. Create a user account in the online portal. Start by clicking the 'Join Now' button located at the top of the webpage.
2. Follow the instructions in the portal to submit your program by answering the required questions.
3. AMHCA will acknowledge receipt of all proposal applications via email immediately upon submission. You can also save your application and come back to it before submitting; your username and login will be emailed to you by the system. 
If you do not receive an email acknowledgment upon submission of your program, please contact Rebecca Gibson, at Each applicant is responsible for verification that his/her proposal has been received. 
PLEASE NOTE - AMHCA will only acknowledge programs received via the Online Program Submission Management system.

Abstract Review Process: The AMHCA Conference Planning Committee, chaired by President-Elect Eric Beeson, and a team of AMHCA members will review all presentations. Presentations will be selected based on topic, relevance to conference theme (Innovate and Advocate: Advocate and Advance the Clinical Counseling Profession), speakers’ qualifications on the topic, and intended audience. The Committee will send notification by email to the presenters of acceptance or rejection. The main presenter will be responsible for notifying others participating in the program of the outcome. All applicants will be notified of the status of their submissions by January 2019.

Registration and Travel Costs: All accepted lead presenters must register for the conference and pay a reduced presenter rate by January 15, 2019. Travel costs are the responsibility of the presenter and will not be paid by AMHCA. Details on this process will be sent once you are accepted.