June 17-19, 2020

Kennewick, WA

Strengthening Community-Based Treatment & Recovery

Join us in presenting innovative workshops at the 31st 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 680 people attended – this is a great opportunity to share your knowledge and experience!

As a presenter at the 2020 WBHC, you’ll gain visibility and have the opportunity to interact with a broad audience. Conference attendees include clinical staff, program managers, consumers/clients, family members, peers, non-profit staff, advocates, and staff of system partners and state agencies including the Health Care Authority, DSHS, and the Department of Corrections.

The application is available HERE as a pdf and HERE as a Word document. A sample, completed application can be found HERE.

We’re interested in proposals that address behavioral health across the lifespan of those served. Specific areas of interest include (but aren’t limited to):

  • Health, Wellness & Integrated Care
  • Corrections & Mental Health
  • Prevention, Recovery & Resiliency
  • Consumer-Run and/or Peer Support Services
  • Crisis Outreach & Diversion Services
  • Substance Use & Co-Occurring Disorder Treatment (including MAT and responding to the opioid epidemic)
  • Diversity & Cultural Awareness in Behavioral Health
  • Homelessness, Housing & Employment
  • Services for LGBTQ Communities
  • Trauma-Informed Care/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 & the Aging Population
  • Children & Families, Youth in Transition Services
  • Services for Veterans in Community Agency Settings.

Applications are due by December 4, 2019. If you have any questions, please contact Alison Avery at aavery@thewashingtoncouncil.org or (206) 628-4608 x12.

The Washington Council for Behavioral Health is grateful for funding from the Health Care Authority and the Department of Corrections.

Questions? Contact Alison Avery, Education & Project Manager at (206) 628-4608 x12 or aavery@thewashingtoncouncil.org.

A Word version of the application is available HERE, and a pdf is HERE.