Presentation Format


Presentations are designed to be interactive and produce identifiable outcomes. This year, we are accepting proposals for various presentation formats: 

Breakout Sessions 
Various lengths (1 hour, 1.5 hours, and 3 hours).
Breakout sessions can focus on any of the following:
  1. Critical synthesis of existing literature that informs innovative perspectives
  2. Innovative applications of existing models
  3. Novel program designs
  4. Experiential activities
  5. Clinical demonstrations and role-plays with discussion afterwards
  6. Panel discussions
  7. Moderated discussion on a timely topic

Poster Presentations
Poster Presentations are displays of innovative practices and award‐winning programs, documents and ideas/questions. Posters will be placed throughout the conference and presenters will be available at select times to answer questions about the materials displayed. AMHCA will provide easels for your poster presentation. Posters should not exceed the standard poster board size of 36” x 48”. 


This year, we are seeking presentations in the following areas: 

  • Children and Adolescents
  • Couples and Family
  • Developmental Disability
  • Geriatric
  • Integrated Care, Practice Issues, and Healthcare Reform
  • Military and Veterans Issues
  • Substance Use and Co-Occurring Disorders
  • Trauma Informed Approaches
  • Biological Bases of Behavior/Neuroscience
  • Specialized Clinical Assessment
  • Technology Assisted Treatment (Telemental Health, Virtual Reality, Biofeedback, etc.)
  • Supervision
  • Ethics
  • General/Other
  • Crisis counseling
  • Program development and evaluation
  • Emerging Professionals (aka., students, new graduates)
  • Human trafficking
  • Immigration
  • Diversity and multicultural awareness
  • Advocacy and leadership