2019 Conference

Iowa Mental Health Counselors Association (IMHCA) 13th Annual Conference

Tackling Tough Topics

Thursday, May 16th & Friday, May 17th 2019

Stoney Creek Hotel and Conference Center

5291 Stoney Creek Ct, Johnston, IA 50131


For the Conference Brochure, follow this link. (If you would like to pay with a check, download the brochure and follow the instructions to mail it in with a check)

IMHCA is grateful to our conference sponsors! If you would like to be a sponsor, please contact contact Lindsay Stack via email at: lkalvig@yahoo.com

To receive a discounted room rate at the Stoney Creek Hotel ($99.00), mention IMHCA and reserve your room by May 1, 2019.

Tentative Schedule:
DAY ONE: Thursday, May 16th, 2019
7:30 am – 8:15 am: Registration/Breakfast
8:15 am – 8:30 am: Welcome & Opening Remarks
8:30 am – 11:45 am: Breakout Session #1 (3 hours)

11:45 am – 1:15 pm: Lunch and Annual Board Meeting
1:15 pm – 2:45 pm: Breakout Session #2 (90 minutes)
2:45 pm – 3:00 pm: Break
3:00 pm – 4:30 pm Breakout Session #3 (90 minutes)
4:30 pm: Networking

DAY TWO: Friday, May 17th, 2019
7:45 am – 8:15 am: Registration/Breakfast
8:15 am – 8:30 am: Opening Remarks
8:30 am – 11:45 am: Breakout Session #4 (3 hours)
11:45 am – 12:45 pm: Lunch

NOTE: To fulfill your requirement for Ethics CE hours (3.0 hours), register for the two ethics presentations during breakout sessions #5 and #6 on Friday (5A and 6A).

12:45 pm – 2:15 pm: Breakout Session #5 (90 minutes)
2:15 pm – 2:30 pm: Break
2:30 pm – 4:00 pm Breakout Session #6 (90 minutes)

CE Hours: Iowa Mental Health Counselors Association (IMHCA) has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 2060. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC are clearly identified. IMHCA is solely responsible for all aspects of the program.

IMHCA determined that this conference meets the criteria for the Iowa Board of Behavioral Science Examiners and the Iowa Board of Social Work Examiners for 12 hours of continuing education (CE Hours) for mental health counselors and 12 hours continuing education (CE Hours) for marriage and family therapists and social workers. This includes 3.0 hours of CE Hours for ethics if you attend the two ethics related workshops.

ATTN NCC’s: This conference is approved by IMHCA (NBCC Provider #2060) for 12.0 CE contact hours (1.2 CEU’s) including 3.0 contact hours of ethics if you attend the two ethics related workshops.

CADC/IBC: The Iowa Board for Certification approved this conference for 12.25 CE contact hours (Category A: Counseling Theories or Generic).

CRC/CRCC: The Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification approved this conference for 12 CE contact hours, including 3.0 contact hours of ethics if you attend the two ethics related workshops.

Full information about each breakout session, including learning objectives and biographies of the presenters: Breakouts (full) >>

Click on this button for a brief description of each breakout session: Breakouts (brief) >>

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If you do not wish to register and pay online (with a credit card through Paypal…you don’t have to have a Paypal account); please download the conference brochure (at the top of this page), fill it out and mail it to the address found on the brochure.