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5 Conferences for Private Practice Counselors in 2020

The Top Private Practice Counselor Conference Events for 2020

  • ADAA 2020 40th Annual Conference
  • The ASAM 51st Annual Conference
  • APA 173rd Annual Meeting
  • 2020 AMHCA Annual Conference
  • AAMFT20

For today’s private practice counselor, staying in-the-know is as critical as any other area of proficiency there is. One of the best ways many professionals in this line of work find to do this is by attending some of the best conferences devoted to mental health, counseling, and the like. What are some of the best events out there right now specifically geared to the needs of today’s privately-practicing mental health counselor? Here’s the scoop on five great options for this year, 2020.

1. ADAA 2020 40th Annual Conference

The Anxiety and Depression Association of America plays a substantial role in the mental health community, and the organization’s annual conference series is a great chance to tap into some of the benefits of this group’s pivotal role. In this year’s event, over 1,400 clinicians from around the world are expected to attend the 160+ activity event. Networking is a large focus here also, and participants are encouraged to take advantage of this opportunity as well.

2. The ASAM 51st Annual Conference

For counselors heavily involved in addiction and substance abuse cases, this year’s ASAM conference is a great option and is actually themed “Innovations in Addiction Medicine and Science.” ASAM itself stands for the American Society of Addiction Medicine and is a leading organizational force in addiction science and medicine. All of this year’s latest innovations will be on display at the event from April 2nd through April 5th in Denver, Colorado.

3. APA 173rd Annual Meeting

The American Psychiatric Association is yet another top force in the mental health industry. True to that role, the organization is involved with many events each year with its main annual meeting being among the most important and anticipated. This year’s gathering is slated to take place April 25th through April 28th in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

4. 2020 AMHCA Annual Conference

The American Mental Health Counselors Association, or AMHCA, offers its exciting annual conference, this year, from June 24th through June 26th in Las Vegas, Nevada. This year, participants can expect an overall theme of industry unification and empowerment, while all in attendance are also treated to a great lineup of educational and entertaining events throughout. Partnering sponsors for this event include HBLU, IITAP, EMDR Consulting, and CPH & Associates.

5. AAMFT20

Finally, the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy hosts our final top event for counselors in 2020. This critical association in the counseling sector offers its annual AAMFT meeting every year, this year being AAMFT20, and aside from acting like a typical conference, participants to this one also earn valuable credit for their attendance. For those interested in attending this key mental health conference, Orlando, Florida is the spot to be November 12th through November 15th.

Private practice counselors represent a very significant component of the greater mental health system today. For this group of practicing professionals to be at their constant best, attendance at an annual conference for the sector can often be just the right trick. For more information on the various mental health conferences being held this year or in the future, the American Psychological Association and the American Mental Health Counselors Association are both great resources with which to followup further.