June 15-17, 2022
Surviving & Thriving in a Changing World

The Call for Presentations for the 2022 Washington Behavioral Healthcare Conference is now open

If you’re ready to submit your proposal, click HERE to get started! Submissions are due December 7, 2021.

Although we’ve made a lot of progress in the fight against COVID-19, it’s still difficult to predict what conditions will be in June, 2022. We’re currently planning to meet in person in Kennewick, WA, but depending on the status of the virus, we may have to pivot to a virtual event. We’ll closely monitor the situation and send updates as they’re available, but in the meantime, we invite you to join us in presenting innovative workshops at the 32nd 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 2021, 687 people attended—this is a great opportunity to share your knowledge and experience!

As a presenter at the 2022 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.

Specific areas of interest for 2022 include:

  • Race & Equity in Behavioral Health
  • Substance Use & Co-Occurring Disorder Treatment
  • Health, Wellness & Integrated Care (including MAT & responding to the opioid crisis)
  • Prevention, Recovery & Resiliency
  • Corrections & Mental Health
  • Consumer Run and/or Peer Support Services
  • Homelessness, Housing & Employment
  • Crisis Outreach & Diversion Services
  • Services for LGBTQ+ Communities
  • Trauma-Informed Care/Services
  • Older Adults & the Aging Population
  • Children & Families, Youth in Transition Services
  • Services for Veterans in Community Agency Settings
  • Management, Leadership & Operations (HR, payment & regulatory environment, customer service)
  • Innovative Care Practices (including but not limited to telehealth, suicide prevention, evidence-based, best & promising practices)

Ready to submit your proposal? Click HERE to get started!

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


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

Click HERE to submit your proposal!