Mental Health and Missions Conference (MHM)


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

November 17-20, 2022

New Conference Location – Hurst Conference Center, Hurst Texas

15 minutes from DFW International Airport, 25 minutes from Dallas Love Field Airport

New this year, attendees must book their own hotel separately and arrange their own transportation

(area hotels provide transportation)


Hotel Information

Hilton Garden Inn
1615 Campus Drive
Hurst, Texas 76054
817-281-5800
MHM Room Rate: $114/night + tax, 1 king or 2 queen room
Guests can call the hotel directly at 817-281-5800, give their stay dates, and ask for the “Mental Health & Missions” block to receive the group rate. Guests can also use the custom reservation link below:

Hilton Garden Inn MHM Direct Booking Link – $114/night including continental breakfast

Hotel Information:

    • Complimentary wired and wireless WI-FI in all guest rooms
    • Microwaves, mini-fridge, and Keurig’s in all rooms
    • Garden Grill Restaurant serving breakfast and dinner with evening room service
    • Continental breakfast for 2 people included with MHM rate
    • Fitness center featuring upgraded Precor equipment – open 24 hours
    • Indoor swimming pool/hot tub – open 24 hours
    • Large outdoor patio with a gas fire pit
    • Hotel Bar featuring daily specials
    • Hilton Honors Rewards program
    • Free airport transportation MUST be arranged with hotel one week prior: call 817-281-5800 or email hgihurstfd@gmail.com with complete flight information including arrival and departure day and time; when you have arrived, call the front desk at 817-281-5800 for shuttle arrival location
    • Complimentary covered parking with secured access to all guest room floors
    • More hotel information at:  Dallasathurstconferencecenter.hgi.com
    • Guests can cancel their reservation 48 hours prior to day of arrival. After this time, one night’s room and tax will be applicable
    • Reservations with the MHM room rate with continental breakfast is available on a first-come, first served basis until October 27, 2022

Holiday Inn Express & Suites DFW West – Hurst
820 Thousand Oaks Dr., Hurst, TX 76054
www.hiexpress.com/hursttexas
MHM Room Rates: $99/night + tax, standard king or 2 queen room; $109/night + tax, king suite or 2 queen suite.

Guests can call the hotel directly at 817.427.1818, give their stay dates, and ask for the “MHM” rate to receive the group rate. Guests can also use the custom reservation link below:

Holiday Inn Express MHM Direct Booking Link – $99/night (room) or $109/night (suite) including breakfast

Hotel Information:

    • Complimentary high speed WI-FI in all guest rooms
    • Microwaves, mini-fridge, and Keurigs in all rooms
    • Iron/ironing board and hair dryer in all rooms
    • Full hot breakfast buffet for 2 people included with MHM rate
    • Fitness center
    • Indoor heated swimming pool
    • Complimentary Business Center
    • IHG Rewards program
    • Free airport transportation MUST be arranged with hotel one week prior:  Email: sales@hursthie.com with subject line “Mental Health and Missions Shuttle Request” with complete flight information including arrival and departure day and time; when you have arrived, call the front desk at 817.427.1818 for shuttle arrival location
    • Complimentary parking

Hyatt Place Fort Worth – Hurst
1601 Hurst Town Center Dr., Hurst, TX 76054
Booking Link: https://www.hyatt.com
No Conference rate or airport shuttle at this time

Hampton Inn & Suites DFW Airport W-SH 183 Hurst
1600 Hurst Town Center Dr., Hurst, TX 76054
Booking Link: https://www.hilton.com/hampton-inn-suites-dallas-dfw-arpt-w-sh-183-hurst
No Conference rate or airport shuttle at this time

Need a Roommate?

The MHM logistics coordinators can help with roommate matching, but shared hotel rooms must still be booked by participants. If you would like roommate(s), please email events@mti.org with the subject line: “MHM Roommate Matching” and indicate your gender and any constraints such as how many roommates you would like; area hotels have rooms with 1 king or 2 queen beds, and some of the hotels offer suites with 1 king or 2 queen beds that include pull-out couch.


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 Conference Rate: $415, not including hotel or airport transportation

New this year, attendees must book their own hotel separately and arrange their own transportation (area hotels provide transportation)

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

Presenters Plenary Sessions

 

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.

MHM is also meant for students working towards becoming counselors, social workers, psychologists, psychiatrists and any other mental health providers with an interest in serving the missions community. Students will find this conference relationally rich and professionally invigorating. There is a separate luncheon (included) just for students on the Friday of the conference.

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.

This year, we are meeting at the state-of-the-art Hurst Conference Center in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. Free parking is available at the conference center, and there are 4 hotels within easy walking distance. Unlike previous venues, we will be in a suburban setting, close to area airports and with restaurants and other conveniences nearby. Registration is open at 2:30 pm on Thursday. Dinner is available between 5:00 and 6:30pm and the opening session begins at 6:30pm. On Sunday, the last session will end 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.