Mental Health and Missions Conference (MHM)


November 17-20, 2022

New Conference Location  -- in the Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas area


What is MHM?

 Focus on Unique Issues Facing Mental Health Professionals Serving in the World of Missions

Mutual Encouragement

Professional Development

Intellectually Stimulating

Personally Refreshing


2022 Theme: Responding to Disruptive Change in Mental Health and Missions

November 17-20, 2022

Registration Coming Soon


2022 Rates

Double Room (per person)  $ TBD
Single Room *  $ TBD

* Single room reservations are for one person only.

** Early Bird Registration is TBD

Testimonials

The affirmation and encouragement of my calling to care for missionaries, learning better ways to do it, and being a part of a like-minded community is exceptionally valuable.
MHM Attendee

I got to gather information, had stimulating thoughts, and left with ideas for implementation; all of this while still feeling recharged. Thanks!
MHM Attendee

It is so great to have time to network and interact face-to-face with colleagues, and also hear personal stories related to theoretical concepts. On top of that, I learned practical ways to connect experience/training with opportunities for service.
MHM Attendee

I enjoyed networking and the excellent integration of mental health issues, spiritual issues, and missionary stressors and how to resolve and heal, assess and prevent.
MHM Attendee

This conference is the one to go to if you are interested in taking care of God’s people and getting help to do it! There’s networking (with time to build the relationships), competent speakers, and countless resources available. All of this and there is still a main focus on taking care of your heart through worship, encouragement, and time to rest!
MHM Attendee


Benefits

MHM is meant for counselors, social workers, psychologists, psychiatrists and any other mental health providers. Such individuals will find this conference relationally rich and professionally invigorating. Although member care personnel and leaders from mission agencies are welcome, please recognize that presenters will be targeting mental health practitioners.

What are the unique issues that are facing mental health professionals who serve in the world of missions? How can we learn from each other so that we can serve cross-cultural workers more effectively? These questions are at the heart of the Mental Health & Missions (MHM) conference every year.

Registration is open at 2:30 pm on Thursday. Dinner is available between 4:30 and 6:30pm and the opening session begins at 6:30pm. On Sunday, the last session ends by 11am. 

The Research & Resource Fair is an interactive venue for sharing relevant research and ministry resources. Held Friday night, the fair showcases 20-30 organizational resources, literary reviews, and presentations of research. Share your valuable knowledge and organizational connections with the MHM community! To participate, please fill out a Research and Resource Fair form.

The conference vision and direction rests on the shoulders of a team of program coordinators from various organizations. As a part of their role, these coordinators choose each year’s theme and presentations. Additionally, Mission Training International serves as conference host–providing administrative and logistical support.
The program coordinators are:

  • Tim Hibma, M.S.W.
  • Karen Carr, Ph.D.
  • Kristy Fujiura, Psy.D.
  • Andrew Brown, M.A.
  • Elizabeth Loewer, M.A.
  • Charlie Schaefer, Ph.D.