Thursday, April 21st & Friday, April 22nd, 2022
Sheraton West Des Moines Hotel
1800 50th St. West Des Moines, IA 50266
Submission Deadline: November 30, 2021 (submission form below)
IMHCA members and mental health professionals are invited to submit a proposal to present a 90-minute or 3-hour breakout session on a mental health counseling topic at the 16th Annual IMHCA Conference. If you have any problems filling out the program submission form please contact IMHCA’s Continuing Education Chair, Rachel Swanson, at IMHCAcontinuingeduc@gmail.com or the conference chair Rebecca Spiess at IMHCAcontinuingeduc@gmail.com
About the Conference
The IMHCA Conference is the only state-wide professional conference for licensed mental health counselors. 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 and for Certified Rehabilitation Counselors certified through the Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification. Tentative schedule indicates approximately 12 continuing education hours for LMHC’s, LMFT’s, Social Workers, CADCs/IADCs, and CRCs. Additionally, a 3-hour ethics session for satisfying ethics licensure requirements will be provided.
Oral Presentation Format
Abstract Review Process
Presenters will receive a complimentary conference registration. Complimentary registrations are limited to two for team presentations. All accepted presenters will need to register for the conference.
Possible presentation topics based on attendee feedback:
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.
Iowa Mental Health Counselors Association (IMHCA)
P.O. Box 8233
Des Moines, IA 50301
Rebecca Spiess, LMHC
Conference Committee Chair, IMHCA