Welcome to the 5th Annual Black Mental Health Symposium!

September 10 -11, 2020    |   Time: 9am -5pm   |   Location: Renaissance Atlanta Waverly Hotel & Convention Center 2450 Galleria Pkwy, Atlanta, GA 30339

5th Annual Black Mental Health Symposium | Atlanta GA 2020

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Call For Proposals

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 24th - March 24th, 2020.

Become a Sponsor

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. 


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

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 5th 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 (NASW approval pending).

Book Your Hotel Room

5th Annual Black Mental Health Symposium
Start Date: 

Wednesday, September 9, 2020End Date: Friday, September 11, 2020

Last Day to Book: Friday, August 28, 2020

Hotel(s) offering your special group rate

  • Renaissance Atlanta Waverly Hotel & Convention Center for144 USD per night

Book your group rate for 5th Annual Black Mental Health Symposium


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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