June 17-18, 2021
Stronger Together – A Path Forward

During these unprecedented times, there’s still a lot up in the air

Since planning for the WBHC begins long before the event, we don’t know at this time whether it will be held in person in Kennewick, WA, or virtually. Once that decision has been made, we’ll let everyone know, but in the meantime we invite you to 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.  In 2019 over 680 people attended—this is a great opportunity to share your knowledge and experience!

As a presenter at the 2021 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, and staff of system partners and state agencies including the Health Care Authority, DSHS, and the Department of Corrections.

You’re invited to submit proposals that address behavioral health across the lifespan of those served. Specific areas of interest for 2021 include: Race & Equity in Behavioral Health; Substance Use & Co-Occurring Disorder Treatment (including MAT & responding to the opioid crisis); Health, Wellness & Integrated Care; Prevention, Recovery & Resiliency; Crisis Outreach & Diversion Services; Services for LGBTQ Communities; Trauma-Informed Care/Services; Innovative Care Practices (including but not limited to telehealth, suicide prevention, evidence-based, best & promising practices), and much more! See the Call for Presentations HERE for a full list.

Applications are due DECEMBER 7, 2020. Click HERE for the full Call for Presentations, HERE for the application in Word, and HERE for a sample completed application.

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

Questions? Contact Alison Avery, Education & Project Manager at (206) 306-3712 or aavery@thewashingtoncouncil.org.

Click HERE for the Call for Presentations, HERE for the Word version, and HERE for a sample, completed application. Applications are due DECEMBER 7, 2020!