Best Mental Health Conferences 2020

Discover the best mental health conferences happening in the United States in 2020.

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Anxiety and Depression Conference 2020

The ADAA 2020 40th Annual Conference will bring together an expected 1,400 clinicians and researchers from the US and around the world who want to improve treatments and find cures for anxiety, depression and co-occurring disorders. Choose from 160+ sessions, hear engaging plenary speakers, learn about cutting-edge thinking in research and clinical practice, and earn CEs and CMEs. Find your professional home, leave more connected to your peers and better able to integrate research, practice, and community.

Key Information
Date & LocationMarch 19-22, 2020. San Antonio, Texas.
Websitehttps://members.adaa.org
Cost$760 non-members, $500 members

Wellness Together 2020

Wellness Together, in partnership with the California Department of Education, welcomes you to the 2020 California Student Mental Wellness Conference as we work together to advocate for the mental wellness of California's students, families, and educators. Join over 1,200 educators, school administrators, policy-makers, and school mental health professionals for two days of networking with colleagues, gaining knowledge of evidence-based interventions, and celebrating common goals.

Key Information
Date & LocationMarch 23-24, 2020. Anaheim, California.
Websitehttps://www.wellnesstogether.org/conference
Cost$439

The ASAM 51st Annual Conference - Innovations in Addiction Medicine and Science

The ASAM Annual Conference is the nation’s premiere event providing the latest innovations and scientific developments in addiction medicine. Don't miss the nation's largest and premier conference on addiction medicine! The ASAM Annual Conference showcases best practices, the latest science, research, and innovations from masters of addiction medicine.

Key Information
Date & LocationApril 2-5, 2020. Denver, Colorado.
Websitehttps://www.eventscribe.com/2020/ASAM/
CostTBA

Innovations In Recovery 2020

Focused on exploring new and emerging modalities and proven approaches to substance abuse and co-occurring treatment, the Innovations in Recovery conference also highlights breakthroughs in complex mental health disorders and process addictions. The primary goal of IIR is to equip treatment professionals and organizations to effectively meet the needs of specialized clients and demographics, and to inform them of the latest business trends and topics impacting the industry.

Key Information
Date & LocationApril 6-9, 2020. San Diego, California.
Websitehttps://frn.swoogo.com/iir2020
Cost$499

American Psychiatric Association (APA) 173rd Annual Meeting

APA's Annual Meeting is the premier psychiatry event of the year. With 650+ educational sessions, 38 courses, 8 tracks, 40 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ available, and 15,000+ attendees, there's no better event to learn, discover and experience the best educational content in psychiatry for the maximum value. The Annual Meeting is designed for all mental health professionals and advocates including practicing, administrative, and consultative psychiatrists, researcher and educators of psychiatry, residents, and students.

Key Information
Date & LocationApril 25-29, 2020. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Websitehttps://www.psychiatry.org
Cost$980 non-members, $390 members

Mental Health America 2020: From Resiliency To Recovery

At MHA, we work every day on addressing the needs of those living with mental illness and promoting the overall mental health of all Americans. More than 750 affiliates, clinicians, advocates, and friends will gather in Washington, D.C. for powerful speakers and breakout sessions. We will examine the individual’s capacity to thrive amid adversity – and how communities are coming together to help address these issues. We’ll talk about the recovery model in mental health care - centered on the belief that individuals with mental health conditions can lead full, rewarding, self-directed lives - and how peer support can be an effective and essential element of recovery-oriented mental health systems.

Key Information
Date & LocationJune 11-13, 2020. Washington D.C.
Websitehttps://www.mhanational.org/2020/
CostTBA

2020 American Mental Health Counselors Association (AMHCA) Annual Conference

The American Mental Health Counselors Association (AMHCA) Annual Conference is the only national professional conference for licensed mental health counselors. AMHCA members, mental health counseling students, and other mental health professionals are invited to present their research and share their expertise at this conference.

Key Information
Date & LocationJune 24-26, 2020. Las Vegas, Nevada.
Websitehttps://www.amhca.org/conference
Cost$499 non-members, $399 members

NAMI 2020 National Convention

The NAMI National Convention is one of the largest community gatherings of mental health advocates in the United States. Each year, our convention connects and inspires people looking for resources, research, support services and recovery strategies.

Key Information
Date & LocationJuly 15-18. Atlanta, Georgia.
Websitehttps://www.nami.org/convention
CostTBA

National Conference on Addiction Disorders East 2020

The National Conference on Addiction Disorders (NCAD) has been the country’s premier annual event, bringing together professionals of all types for networking, continuing education, and important dialogue.

Key Information
Date & LocationJuly 31 - August 2, 2020. Baltimore, Maryland.
Websitehttps://east.theaddictionconference.com/
Cost$550

APA 2020

The APA convention is where scientists, educators, practitioners, and applied psychologists from around the world come together to explore the most compelling issues in the discipline. Discover how psychology is making significant contributions to a broad range of societal challenges. With more than 1,000 sessions over four days, you can explore the most compelling psychology topics, scientific research, and thought leadership happening in the world. Need CE credits?

Key Information
Date & LocationAugust 6-9, 2020. Washington, DC.
Websitehttps://convention.apa.org/future-conventions
CostTBA

National Conference on Addiction Disorders West 2020

The National Conference on Addiction Disorders (NCAD) has been the country’s premier annual event. Join addiction, mental, and behavioral health experts for a balanced, professional, and respectful dialogue on different treatment modalities. Hear perspectives from experts across the country, learn state-of-the science strategies to translate evidence-based research into practice, and work towards creating a patient-focused, recovery-oriented system of care.

Key Information
Date & LocationAugust 17-19, 2020. Anaheim, California.
Websitehttps://west.theaddictionconference.com/
Cost$550

Integrative Medicine for Mental Health Conference 2020

IMMH is the only conference annually dedicated to integrative medicine for mental health. With integrative and functional medicine at its core, this conference will give practitioners a holistic approach to successfully diagnose and treat underlying issues contributing to the manifestations of neurological, behavioral and psychiatric disorders. Join 500+ of your colleagues at our 11th annual conference.

Key Information
Date & LocationAugust 20-23, 2020. Chicago, Illinois.
Websitehttps://www.immh2020.com/
CostTBA

AAMFT20

The American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT) is the professional association for the field of marriage and family therapy with over 26,000 members. Founded in 1942, we represent the professional interests of marriage and family therapists and other mental health professionals legally authorized to independently treat couples, and families throughout the United States, Canada, and 53 other countries.

Key Information
Date & LocationNovember 12-15, 2020. Orlando, Florida.
Websitehttps://networks.aamft.org
CostTBA

Here's a side-by-side look at the best mental health conferences in 2020.

Conference NameConference DatesLocationCost
Anxiety and Depression Conference 2020March 19-22, 2020San Antonio, Texas$760 non-members, $500 members
Wellness Together 2020March 23-24, 2020Anaheim, California$439
The ASAM 51st Annual ConferenceApril 2-5, 2020Denver, ColoradoTBA
Innovations In Recovery 2020April 6-9, 2020San Diego, California$499
American Psychiatric Association Annual MeetingApril 25-29, 2020Philadelphia, Pennsylvania$980 non-members, $390 members
Mental Health America 2020June 11-13, 2020Washington D.C.TBA
AMHCA Annual ConferenceJune 24-26, 2020Las Vegas, Nevada$499 non-members, $399 members
NAMI 2020 National ConventionJuly 15-18Atlanta, GeorgiaTBA
National Conference on Addiction Disorders EastJuly 31 - August 2, 2020Baltimore, Maryland$550
APA 2020August 6-9, 2020Washington, DCTBA
National Conference on Addiction Disorders WestAugust 17-19, 2020Anaheim, California$550
Integrative Medicine for Mental Health ConferenceAugust 20-23, 2020Chicago, IllinoisTBA

AAMFT20

November 12-15, 2020Orlando, FloridaTBA

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