Welcome to the 3rd Annual Black Mental Health Symposium!

September 27 -28, 2018    |   Time: 9am -5pm   |   Location: Hilton Charlotte University Place 8629 J M Keynes Dr, Charlotte, NC 28262

Are you a mental health professional who works with African-American clients and families? LifeSkills Counseling and Consulting Group welcomes you to the 3rd Annual Black Mental Health Symposium. This solutions-based conference is a gathering of professionals who desire to decrease the stigma of mental illness, increase access to care, and improve the wellness of the Black community. You are invited to attend this two-day power-packed conference to learn how to make a difference. 12 NBCC-approved CE credits are offered. 

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Call for proposals:  

All proposals welcome, and we invite submissions regarding Black couples and family counseling, parenting, LGBT, addictions, grief, trauma, and culturally-relevant treatment approaches. Request for proposals opens February 9th - March 31st, 2018.


Call for Awards Nominations:

LifeSkills Cares, Inc. wishes to honor outstanding practitioners with three of its prestigious awards:

  • Distinguished Practitioner of the Year: This award recognizes meritorious and exemplary service as a counselor. The nominee should be a trailblazer and demonstrates commitment to improving outcomes in the Black community.
  • Mental Health Advocate of the Year: This award is designed to honor a community member who works to bring awareness to mental illness, reduce barriers for those who are mentally ill, and improve mental wellness.
  • Ethel L. Wallace Scholarship: This scholarship is awarded to a Black graduate student who demonstrates academic excellence, community service, and leadership.

Due March 31, 2018.


*LifeSkills has been approved by the NBCC as an approved continuing education provider ACEP No. 6785. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. LifeSkills is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

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Power-packed breakout sessions  designed to challenge the status quo. These culturally specific sessions include topics such as healing community trauma, Black family treatment, play therapy for Black children, and much more.


Talk with students as they present posters of their completed and/or ongoing professional work during the conference. Posters will be on display for the duration of the conference and focuses on Black mental health and wellness.


Make sure to visit wellness vendors and self-care stations throughout the Symposium.

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You are invited to register for the 3rd Annual Black Mental Health Symposium. Your fee includes lunch, workshops, panel discussion, awards ceremony, and keynote address.

  • 2 Day General Early Bird

          $225 (ends 6/15/18)

  • 2 Day General

          $275 (6/16-9/16/18)

  • 2 Day Student Early Bird

          $150 (ends 6/15/18)

  • 2 Day Student

          $200 (6/16-9/16/18)

  • 1 Day General Early Bird

          $115 (ends 6/15/18)

  • 1 Day  General 

          $165 (6/16-9/16/18)

  • 1 Day Student Early Bird

          $75 (ends 6/15/18)

  • 1 Day Student Registration

          $125 (6/16-9/16/18)

             (must be a current student with ID)


*No refunds will be provided; however, registration fees can be transferred to another conference attendee