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Welcome to the 6th Annual Black Mental Health Symposium!


Are you a mental health professional who works with African American clients and families? Dr.LaTonya M. Summers and LifeSkills Cares, Inc. welcomes you to the 6th 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 virtual conference to learn how to make a difference. Up to 12 NBCC CE credits can be earned. NASW-approval pending. Lunch is provided.

House of Representatives Buddy Carter's 1 Minute Speech to Congratulate Dr. Karla Sapp, our 2020 BMHS Advocate of the Year

Present Your Work

All proposals welcome, and we invite submissions regarding Black couples and family counseling, parenting, LGBTQ, addictions, grief, trauma, community violence, ethics, research and evidence-based practices, post-slavery syndrome, transgenerational trauma recovery, and culturally-responsive treatment approaches. Request for proposals opens January 1 – March 15th, 2021.

Expose Your Business

Connect your business to our network of professionals, counselors, psychologist and students from across the country. Exhibitors are welcomed. Great exposure opportunity for your business through print and digital advertising, web banners and push notifications.

Community Minded Individuals

LifeSkills Cares, Inc. wishes to honor outstanding practitioners with three of its prestigious awards:
Distinguished Practitioner of the Year
Mental Health Advocate of the Year
Ethel L. Wallace Scholarship

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 2021 Keynote Speaker

Dr. Courtland C. Lee |  The Chicago School of Psychology


Up to 12 CE Credits

NASW-pending approval

This program has a pending approval by the National Association of Social Workers

Up to 12 CE Credits

NBCC Approved

This program is approved by the National Board of Certified Counseling (ACEP #6785) for 12 clock hours

Why Attend?

Access to culturally specific content

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 virtual conference. Posters will be on display for the duration of the conference and focuses on Black mental health and wellness.

Gain great exposure for your business through print and digital advertising, web banners and push notifications

*NBCC Approved CE Credits: Each attendee can earn up to 12 CE Credits!

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