Conferences, Workshops & Events

New Mexico Counseling Association Presents:

NMCA 2020 Annual Conference
Looking In & Reaching Out: Diversity – Equity – Inclusion

***CONFERENCE HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19***
Embassy Suites Albuquerque
1000 Woodward Pl NE, Albuquerque, NM 87102

***COVID-19 Updates***

Update April 28, 2020

The New Mexico Counseling Association is saddened to announce that we are cancelling our 2020 annual conference: Looking In and Reaching Out: Diversity. Equity. Inclusion rescheduled for July 31-August 1, 2020 due to the coronavirus. The safety of our conference attendees, members, partners, client population, and staff has been our top priority, and we feel that this is the right course of action to ensure the health of New Mexico’s counselors and the populations in which we serve. Although we believe that many of the social distancing restrictions may be lifted by the extended date in July, we are doubtful we will be able to gather as large groups. We understand that the NMCA Annual Conference is a time of learning and connecting with others in our profession. As an association we are working to determine how best to serve you during this global pandemic.

All conference registrations will be refunded (please allow up to three weeks to receive funds in your account). If you have questions related to refund please contact Nathan Hoge, Executive Director at ed@nmca-nm.org. Any rooms that have been booked in the conference block will be cancelled at this time. If you have any questions related to rooms please contact the Embassy Suites directly at: 505-245-7100 or 1-800-362-2779

NMCA typically holds an annual membership meeting at the conference. We are working to schedule a virtual membership meeting and will send the information to members in order to attend as soon as possible. We will be announcing the 2020 Dr. George L. Kepper Award and 2020 Ralph M. Garcia Memorial Membership Award recipients at that time.

We will be coordinating and contacting speakers, sponsors, exhibitors, and other stakeholders regarding the cancellation. If you are a speaker and your presentation was approved, we would like to invite you to present at our 2021 conference.

NMCA is planning on moving forward with next year’s annual conference scheduled for March 12- March 13, 2021. The conference theme will be merging our important topic of 2020: Diversity. Equity. Inclusion with considerations for how our profession has changed in the time of a global pandemic, and vision of the counseling profession in the future. This pandemic is affecting our nation, our state, our communities, and ourselves- we understand and honor the importance of the work that you do to promote the wellness of the clients who you serve day in and day out.

Again, I want to thank the conference planning committee and executive board for all their hard work to come to a decision from a public health lens and ensure the health of NMCA members/conference attendees and the population whom we all serve in the community.

Very Truly,

Liz Daniels, NMCA President


Update: Sent 3/12/2020

The safety of our conference attendees, members, partners, client population, and staff is New Mexico Counseling Association’s top priority. On March 11, 2020 the WHO declared a COVID-19, coronavirus global pandemic and New Mexico’s Governor declared a public health crisis and advised residents to avoid large crowds.

***The NMCA 2020 Conference has been rescheduled****

The new dates are Friday, July 31-Saturday August 1, 2020. The conference will continue to be held at The Embassy Suites. All conference registrations will be honored for the new dates.

Embassy Suites has asked that attendees call to cancel their reservations and they will be able to book under the new date block at the same rate. Please call the Embassy Suites at 505-245-7100 or 1-800-362-2779 before March 17, 2020.

We have extended the conference cancelation deadline date: April 30, 2020 for a full refund. No refunds due to weather or natural disasters. To request a refund please contact Nathan Hoge, Executive Director at ed@nmca-nm.org. Please know that we are responding to all cancellation requests as quickly as possible. Once a refund is processed on our end it may take up to 72 hours for the transaction to be credited.

We will be coordinating and contacting speakers, sponsors, exhibitors, and other stakeholders regarding the date change in the upcoming days/weeks. It is our goal to bring the same quality of presenters and same number of CE Hours offered for the new dates.

I want to thank the conference planning committee and executive board for all their hard work to come to a decision from a public health lens and ensure the health of NMCA members/conference attendees and the population whom we all serve in the community. We have chosen dates for the conference prior to the deadline for NM Therapy and Practice Board license renewals, so the continuing education credits will be counted prior to the September deadline.

Any new updates will be sent out via email and posted to our events page on the NMCA website at www.nmca-nm.org/events

Very Truly,

Liz Daniels, MA, LPCC

President NMCA, 2019-2020


March 11, 2020

The safety of our conference attendees, members, partners, and staff is New Mexico Counseling Association’s top priority. We are actively monitoring the latest guidance provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and New Mexico Department of Health for COVID-19, coronavirus.

The NMCA 2020 Conference Committee and Executive board are working diligently to make decisions on the possibility of rescheduling the conference to ensure the health of NMCA as well as the population whom we serve. We believe that we will have more information out to membership and attendees by Thursday March 12, 2020.

We will be extending the cancellation deadline to March 20, 2020.

We will also be adding updated information here as to the status of the event as it relates to COVID-19.

Thank you.

EVENT DESCRIPTION

Our 2020 conference theme is “Looking In and Reaching Out: Diversity. Equity. Inclusion.” It is our goal to draw on the strengths of our community, our clients, and our fellow counselors to move us forward in the areas of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Desiring to serve from a place of cultural humility, we seek to grow in our knowledge of cultures that differ in areas like socioeconomic status, rural diversity, multicultural diversity, among others.

We hope you can join us for this year’s conference which will feature multiple workshops, including Supervision & Ethics, exhibits, and the ability to earn up to 12 CE hours (pending NBCC approval).

This event is open to all who wish to network and gain valuable training at is relates to the counseling field today. Due to increasing popularity of this event, we strongly encourage you to register early. Special discounts will apply to early registration and members. If you aren’t a member already this is a great time to join us and save on your registration at the same time.

NMCA 2020 Conference Pricing

Registration Type Full 2 Day Conference Registration
(Friday and Saturday)
1 Day Conference Registration
(Friday or Saturday)
Professional or Regular Member $260 $185
Student or Retired Member $210 $150
Non-Member $335 $250

HOTEL INFORMATION

The Embassy Suites Hotel is offering special lodging rates for this year’s event. To book a room please contact Embassy Suites at (505) 245-7100 and mention you are attending the NMCA Conference.

CANCELLATION POLICY

All cancelations must take place by March 20, 2020. No refunds due to weather or natural disasters.

To request a refund please contact Nathan Hoge, Executive Director at ed@nmca-nm.org


*Please Note – CE hours will be formally approved once all conference proposals are received, accepted and submitted for approval to NMCA.

The New Mexico Counseling Association (NMCA) has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 2032. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. The New Mexico Counseling Association (NMCA) is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified.