June 20-22, 2018

Kennewick, WA


We invite you to join us in presenting innovative workshops at the 29th annual Washington Behavioral Healthcare Conference!

The conference brings together a diverse group of presenters to share information about therapeutic interventions, recovery supports, promising programs and policies that advance best practices. Our goal is to provide a learning experience that expands professional knowledge, promotes community partnerships, and helps make recovery a reality.  Last year over 700 people attended—this is a great opportunity to share your knowledge and experience!

As a presenter at the 2018 WBHC, you’ll gain visibility and have the opportunity to interact with a broad audience. Conference attendees include clinical staff, program managers, consumers, family members, peers, nonprofit staff, advocates, and staff of system partners and state agencies including DSHS’ Division of Behavioral Health & Recovery and the Department of Corrections.

Scroll down for more info, or if you’re ready to apply click here for a Word version of the application, here for a pdf of the application, or here to see a sample completed application.

Specific areas of interest for 2018 include:

  • Health, Wellness & Integrated Care
  • Substance Use & Co-Occurring Disorder Treatment
  • Corrections & Mental Health
  • Trauma Informed Care/Services
  • Prevention, Recovery & Resiliency
  • Diversity & Cultural Awareness in Behavioral Health
  • Consumer Run and/or Peer Support Services
  • Homelessness, Housing & Employment
  • Crisis Outreach & Diversion Services
  • Evidence-Based, Best & Promising Practices
    (including suicide prevention, early identification & intervention for psychosis)
  • Management, Leadership & Operations
    (HR, payment & regulatory environment, customer service)
  • Older Adults and the Aging Population
  • Children & Families, Youth in Transition Services
  • Services for Veterans in Community Agency Settings

We look forward to hearing from you, and please contact Alison Avery at aavery@thewashingtoncouncil.org if you have any questions!

We are grateful for conference funding support from the DSHS Behavioral Health Administration/Division of Behavioral Health & Recovery and from the Department of Corrections.
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Questions? Contact Alison Avery, Education & Project Manager at (206) 628-4608 x12 or aavery@thewashingtoncouncil.org.

Click here for the Word application, here for a pdf, and here for a sample completed application.