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Annual Conference on Advancing School Mental Health (ASMH)

2019 Annual Conference on Advancing School Mental Health: Safe and Supportive Schools for All Students

November 7-9, 2019

The 2019 Advancing School Mental Health conference, November 7-9, 2019, at the Downtown Hilton Hotel, in Austin, Texas is the nation’s premier interdisciplinary conference on school mental health!  The conference brings together local, state, national, and international experts to advance knowledge and skills related to school mental health practice, research, training and policy.  Conference attendees include educators, administrators, student instructional support personnel, health and mental health practitioners, family members, youth, policymakers, researchers, advocates, child-serving agency and organization staff.

Conference Overview

The Annual Conference, the nation's premier interdisciplinary conference on school mental health, brings together local, state, national, and international experts to advance knowledge and skills related to school mental health practice, research, training, and policy. Follow this link for 2019 ASMH Conference General Information.

CONFERENCE OBJECTIVES

At the end of the conference, attendees will be able to:

1. Identify three strategies for effectively implementing a full continuum of integrated school mental health approaches to support students’ academic, behavioral, and social-emotional success.

2. List three evidence-based practices in school mental health.

3. Identify three action steps to meaningfully partner with youth and families in school mental health.

SPECIALTY TRACKS

1. School Climate and Universal Mental Health Promotion

2. Prevention and Early Intervention

3. Mental Health Intervention and Treatment

4. Implementation Drivers

5. Education-Mental Health Integration and Collaboration

6. Youth and Family Partnerships in Mental Health

7. Cultural Responsiveness and Equity

8. Advocacy and Policy

9. Financing and Sustainability

Americans with Disabilities Act

If you require special accommodations to attend or participate in the 2019 Annual Conference, please provide information about your requirements to the National Center for School Mental Health (410-706-0980) at least 30 business days in advance of the event.

Program Agenda

Registration

Register for the 2019 Annual Conference on Advancing School Mental Health! A limited number of reduced registration rates are available. Complete the application for the scholarship rate if you are interested, which requires a letter requesting scholarship assistance. Please send questions to Sylvia McCree-Huntley; shuntley@som.umaryland.edu.

For more information, read the ASMH 2019 Registration Information.

Registration Fees for the Entire Conference (Thursday-Saturday) 

 

Early

(by July 15)

Standard

(by Aug 31)

Late

(after Aug 31)

General

$500

$530

$550

Speaker & Advisory Board

$410

$430

$450

Student

$300

$330

$350

Accommodations

The Hilton Austin in downtown Austin, TX
500 East Fourth Street, Austin, TX, 78701
512-482-8000

Reserve your room by following this link to the Hilton website. The discounted guest room rate is $239/night and includes in-room internet, access to the business center, and express check-in/check-out. Please note that reservations may fill up before the deadline date! Each individual must provide a credit card and one night’s room and tax as a deposit. If you make your reservation over the phone, provide the event name “Advancing School Mental Health Conference.” Rates cannot be changed at check-in or check-out for guests who do not identify the conference affiliation. Reservations must be received no later than 30 days prior to the arrival date, or by October 4, 2019. After this date, reservations or changes are accepted contingent on space and rate availability. For additional questions about the conference or registration, contact the NCSMH at 410-706-0980, or email Christina Huntley at chuntley@som.umaryland.edu.

Pre-Conference Sessions

An invite-only research summit is held on Wednesday, November 6.

Keynotes

Thursday Keynote: Dr. Isaiah Pickens- Unlocking Potential: The Key to Transforming the Future of Our Youth.

Dr. Isaiah Pickens is the Chief Executive Officer at the UCLA-Duke Center for Child Traumatic Stress, and the founder of iOpening Enterprises.

Friday Keynote: Dr. Claire Crooks- Adapting Evidence-Based Practices for Specific Populations: The Intersection between Utilizing Effective Practices and Ensuring Fit and Relevancy.

Dr. Claire Crooks is the director of the Centre for School Mental Health and a professor at Western University in London, Ontario.

Presenters

The request for proposals is closed. Please email us at ncsmh@som.umaryland.edu or chuntley@som.umaryland.edu with any questions.
For accepted presents, the Slides & Materials Submission deadline is September 15, 2019.
 
Additionally, poster proposals are re-opened for anyone with new data or research through September 15, 2019.

Sponsorship & Exhibition

For interested exhibitors, view our 2019 ASMH Exhibitor Registration Instructions.

For interested sponsors, view our ASMH 2019 Sponsorship Levels.

For vendors, see our W9 form.

Call for Award Nominations

To nominate professionals in school mental health for a conference award, view our 2019 Conference Awards summary document!

Contact Hours

Continuing Education Credit Offered

Counselors: For counselors seeking CE credit, The Institute for Continuing Education will submit a co-sponsorship application to NBCC for this program. Not all sessions may be approved for counseling CE credit. The CE materials received at the time of check-in at the CE desk will indicate any non-approved sessions.

New York: The New York State Education Department’s State Board recognizes the Institute for Continuing Education for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed mental health counselors. Provider MHC-0016.

Ohio: The Ohio Counselor, Social Worker Board, Provider RCS 030001 recognize the Institute for Continuing Education as a provider of continuing education.

Florida: The Florida Dept. Health, Division of Counseling, Social Work, MFT, Provider BAP 255, expiration 03/2019, recognize the Institute for Continuing Education as a provider of continuing education.

Health Educators: The National Center for School Mental Health / University of Maryland School of Medicine is seeking approval from the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. for this program.

Marriage-Family Therapists: The Florida Dept. Health, Division of Counseling, Social Work, MFT, as a provider of continuing education, Provider BAP 255, expiration 03/2019, recognize the Institute for Continuing Education.

New York MFT: The Institute for Continuing Education is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists. Provider MFT-0012.

Ohio: Provider RTX 100501.

Texas: The Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage and Family Therapy, Provider 177 recognize the Institute for Continuing Education as a provider of continuing education.

California Professionals: The Institute for Continuing Education, Provider 56590, is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs. The Institute for Continuing Education maintains responsibility for this program and its content. This Course meets the qualifications for up to 18.00 hours of continuing education credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCC, as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.

Nurses: The Institute for Continuing Education is an approved provider of continuing education in nursing by the California Board of Nursing, Provider CEP 12646. Nurses should check with their state board to determine if credit issued through an approved of the California/Alabama Board of Nursing is accepted.

Occupational Therapists: The National Center for School Mental Health / University of Maryland School of Medicine is seeking approval from the AOTA for a Single Course Conference CEUs.

Physicians: The National Center for School Mental Health / University of Maryland School of Medicine is seeking Continuing Medical Education (CME) hours approval from the University of Maryland School of Medicine.

Psychologists: The Institute for Continuing Education is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Institute for Continuing Education maintains responsibility for this program and its content. Not all sessions may be approved for psychology credit. The CE materials received at the time of check-in at the CE desk will indicate any non-approved sessions.

Social Workers: The Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB), www.aswb.org, through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program, approves the Institute for Continuing Education, provider #1007, as a provider for social work continuing education. The Institute for Continuing Education maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: 4-13-2018 - 4-13-2021. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval. Social workers participating in this program may receive up to 18.00 clinical continuing education contact hours. Not all sessions may be approved for social work credit. The CE materials received at the time of check-in at the CE desk will indicate any non-approved sessions.

New York: The New York State Education Department’s State Board recognizes the Institute for Continuing Education for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers. Provider No. SW-0025.

Ohio: Counseling and Social Work Board, Provider RCS 030001.

Florida Dept. Health, Division Social Work, MFT, Counseling, Provider BAP 255, expiration 03/2019.

New Jersey: CE credit is not offered for New Jersey social workers.

Skill Level: Due to the interdisciplinary nature of this Conference, sessions have not been rated for skill level (beginning, intermediate, advanced). Participants are urged to review session description for appropriateness for professional and personal development.

Instruction Methodology: May include lecture, audio-visual, demonstration, experiential practice of techniques, large and small group discussion.

Non-Credit Activities: Credit is not offered for breakfast, luncheon, dinner, social events, poster sessions, networking sessions, tour activities. If you have questions, contact The Institute for Continuing Education, instconted@aol.com.

Ethics Hours / Academic Credit: The Conference offers no “academic” credit and CE hours awarded are not eligible toward fulfillment of a degree. No “ethics” hours are offered.

ADA: For accommodations based on disability, please contact: Shuntley@som.umaryland.edu.

TOTAL CE HOURS SUMMARY
Thursday, November 7: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7.00 contact hours
Friday, November 8: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6.50 contact hours
Saturday, November 9. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3.50 contact hours (Intensive Training)
Saturday, November 9. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2.00 contact hours (Two conference Sessions)

TOTAL POSSIBLE CONTACT HOURS: 17.00 or 15.50


Annual Conferences List

2019 Annual Conference on Advancing School Mental Health-Austin, TX

2018 Annual Conference on Advancing School Mental Health-Las Vegas, NV

2017 Annual Conference on Advancing School Mental Health-Washington, DC

2016 Annual Conference on Advancing School Mental Health-San Diego, CA

2015 Annual Conference on Advancing School Mental Health-New Orleans, LA