As we make our way to Washington DC for the 2017 AMHCA Annual Conference, we could think of no better hallmark of mental health counseling to highlight than 'advocacy.' This year's conference theme is "Innovate and Advocate: Clinical Pathways to Excellence." As counselors, we work together to simultaneously advance our profession and expand our vision for what that profession means. We are thrilled to invite you to join us as we continue to shape the future of mental health counseling at our annual conference. On July 27-29 we will come together at The Mayflower Hotel in Washington, D.C. to further our profession and advocate for mental health counselors nationwide.