New Hampshire Mental Health Counselors’ Association

 The Next Big Events 

More information coming soon!

These programs are sponsored by the New Hampshire Mental Health Counselors’ Association, a NBCC service provider, ACEP no. 2067. Six (6) CE hours will be awarded to each participant per event. These CE hours are accepted by the NH Board of Mental Health Practice for all mental health providers. Please contact your licensing board to determine your continuing education requirements and check for reciprocal approval. 


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 Board of Directors' meetings 
Members Welcome!

The next Board meeting will be our annual Holiday Gathering/Board Meeting  in January 2018 

All NHMHCA members are welcome to attend the monthly Board meetings, especially if you are considering a board or committee position. They usually are on the 3rd Friday of the month at 3:30 PM. 

If you are interested in attending, please contact Ellen V.A. Papnikolaou at

Hope to see you there.

 Past Events 

NHMHCA Fall Series Event

Non-Suicidal Self-Injury and Suicide: 
Assessment and Intervention

Dr. Jerrold Pollak, Ph.D

November 3, 2017


The Derryfield

625 Mammoth Road

Manchester, NH 03104

NHMHCA 20th Anniversary Celebration 


  Ethics Workshop

"Modern Ethics and the Law"

Featured Presenters:

Andrea Daly and Biron Bedard, Attorneys at Law

June 16, 2017


6 CEs in Ethics

(Pre-apprvoed for: LCMHC, LICSW, LMFT, LADC)

20th Celebration 4pm-5pm

The Puritan Backroom

245 Hooksett Road,

Manchester, NH 03104

Your favorite NH attorneys with expertise in behavioral health law will provide a day not to be missed! General discussion around ethics and law will be enhanced by a focus on the most common current ethical and legal complaints clinicians are facing in the modern age. This workshop will also feature your 20th anniversary celebration from 4-5pm with free prizes and raffles!

Note: A very limited number of walk ins available for this event.

NHMHCA Spring 2017 Workshop

"Transdiagnostic CBT for Emotional Disorders"

A unified protocol out of Boston University's Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders

Featured Presenter:

Dr. Shannon Sauer-Zavala, Ph.D

April 14, 2017


6 CEs

The Portsmouth Marriott

1000 Market St,

Building 3

Portsmouth, NH 03108

Dr. Sauer-Zavala will provide an introduction on the rationale for transdiagnostic cognitive behavioral therapy, followed by detailed instruction on each skill module from the protocol. Audio and video client clips will enhance the training. Clinicians may leave with working knowledge on how to implement the protocol. Recommended for those with a basic working knowledge of CBT.

NHMHCA Winter 2017 Workshop

"Risk Management for Mental Health Clinicians"

Strategies to reduce the risk of licensing board complaints and malpractice actions

Featured Presenter: 

Dr. Jerrold Pollak, Ph.D

February 3, 2017


6 CEs

The Derryfield

625 Mammoth Road

Manchester, NH 03104

Dr. Pollack will review risk management for reducing malpractice actions and ethical board complaints. He will also outline parameters for treatment notes, record keeping, releases of information, evidence- based practice and consultation/supervision.

Bonus Lunch and Learn: Our President, Ellen Papanikolauo provided an EquiClaims update over lunch.


NHMHCA Fall 2016 Workshop

Suicide Prevention, Intervention and Substance Use Disorders

Featured Presenter:


October 14th, 2016 9am-4pm

The Derryfield

625 Mammoth Road

Manchester, NH 03104

Supervisor's Workshop

Presented by: NHMHCA's President, Ellen Papanikolaou 

Holiday Inn

172 N Main Street

Concord, NH


June 10, 2016

2016 Ethics Workshop and Annual Meeting

AMHCA Ethics 

with Jeri Stevens, Ph.D, LCMHC

 Puritan Backroom, Manchester, NH



April 15, 2016 - Spring Workshop 

Interactive Interventions: Play and Art
Elizabeth Doppler-Bourassa, Ph.D.
Amanda Cortese, LCMHC, ATR


Newmarket Millspace
55 Main Street
Newmarket, NH 03857

February 19, 2016 - Winter Workshop

"Its All About Integration"
Mental Health, Substance Abuse, Recovery 
and NH State Laws

What clinicians need to know in this changing culture.

Featured Presenter:
 Holly Cekala

Guest Speakers:
Kriss Blevens  &
Manchester Police Chief Nick Willard

The NHMHCA 2015 June Workshop and Annual Meeting

Ethics in Social Media
 with Kelli Fox, LCSW, CCS, LADC
Director of Field Education at the University of New England School of Social Work where she has been adjunct faculty since 1994

June 12th, 2015, 9am-4pm
The Puritan Backroom
                            245 Hooksett Rd.,
                           Manchester, NH

The NHMHCA 2015 Spring Workshop

The Human- Animal Bond
 Jerilee Zezula, DVM
Associate Professor Emeritus of Applied Animal Science at the Thompson School of Applied Science, University of New Hampshire

April 17th, 2015 9-4 pm
Portsmouth Courtyard by Marriott
1000 Market Street
Portsmouth, NH 03801

"Excellent presentation she kept the audience interested and engaged." 

"Very informative and interesting presentation."

"Phenomenal speaker/presentation!!!"

"I enjoyed this tremendously. Very interesting and helpful."

"Presentation was excellent.  
Food and facility were 

"Excellent presentation.  Enjoyable flow.  Excellent experience."

"Excellent workshop! Lots of great info! Thank you!"

"Event was well run and organized."

The NHMHCA 2015 Winter Workshop 

CBT for PTSD: An Integrated Treatment for Co-occurring PTSD and Substance Use Disorders

Andrea Meier, MS, LADC, LCMHC
Department of Psychiatry, Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth

January 30th, 2015 9am-4pm 
at the Derryfield, 
625 Mammoth Road
Manchester, NH