2024 Conference Information

Join us for IMHCA’s 18th Annual Conference

Theme Yet to Come

May 8 – 10, 2023

Wednesday, May 8th, 2024 – Pre-Conference Sessions (online only)

Thursday, May 9th & Friday, May 10th, 2024 (main program)

Sheraton West Des Moines Hotel (in person) and Whova (online)

1800 50th St. West Des Moines, IA 50266


Call for programs for the 2024

We would love to have you, submit your proposal to present at our conference here! We appreciate those who dedicate their time and effort to educating the mental health professionals across Iowa. Submission Deadline will be: November 30, 2024. For additional guidelines and topics of interest, please wait for additional updates in fall 2023!

IMHCA is grateful to our conference sponsors!

If you would like to be a sponsor, follow this link Sponsorships >>

If you would like to be an exhibitor at the conference, find more information and sign up here: Exhibitors >> or contact Lindsay Stack via email at: lkalvig@yahoo.com

About the Conference
The IMHCA Conference is a state-wide professional conference focused on licensed mental health counselors and licensed marriage and family therapists. IMHCA members, mental health counseling students, and other mental health professionals gather to share their expertise at this conference. Take this opportunity to get involved and share your work with your colleagues. IMHCA is an approved continuing education provider (ACEP) for NBCC. As an NBCC ACEP provider, IMHCA is responsible for ensuring that all aspects of our continuing education offerings comply with the NBCC Continuing Education Provider Policy. The IMHCA Conference also provides continuing education hours for alcohol and drug counseling professionals certified through Iowa Board of Certification. Please note that the IMHCA Conference is unable to provide CEs for Certified Rehabilitation Counselors certified through the Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification this year. Tentative schedule indicates approximately 12 continuing education hours for LMHC’s, LMFT’s, Social Workers, and CADCs/IADCs. Additionally, a 3-hour ethics session for satisfying ethics licensure requirements will be provided through the pre-conference session online Wednesday evening. 

Pre-Conference sessions this year include a choice between Ethics and Documentation; offered virtually through Whova on Wednesday, April 19th from 5:30-8:30pm.

The 2024 IMHCA Conference will be a hybrid conference; held live at the West Des Moines Sheraton and available virtually through Whova on Thursday, April 20th and Friday, April 21st.

A block of rooms has been reserved at the Sheraton. Please call 1-888-627-8043 and mention “Iowa Mental Health Counselors Association Annual Conference” to receive a discounted rate of $124/night. Reservations must be made by March 2024 to receive the discounted rate.

Click here to make your reservation online.

Program and schedule still to come.

IMCHA recognizes the service, dedication, and excellent work of LMHC’s and mental health advocates across the state of Iowa.  Awards information to come.


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.

More accreditation information to come.