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

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN – click HERE to register!

Although we’ve made a lot of progress in the fight against COVID-19, the situation remains unpredictable and complicated. As a result, we’ve made the difficult decision to hold the 2022 WBHC as a virtual event, to ensure the safety of attendees, speakers, and staff. Although we won’t be back in Kennewick until 2023, we hope you’ll consider joining us for the 32nd annual Washington Behavioral Healthcare Conference! 

The 2022 WBHC (brochure HERE) will highlight 35 workshops, with tracks focusing on recovery & resiliency, race & equity in behavioral health, housing & housing support services, corrections & mental health, emerging, best & promising practices, and more!

Scholarships for consumers/clients, advocates, and peers are available! Click HERE for more information and the application.

We’re especially excited to introduce the 2022 WBHC keynote speakers:

  • Nora McInerny, a speaker & author who specializes in difficult conversations about grief & loss, will be talking about the impact of trauma on mental health
  • Nev Jones, PhD, a community psychologist and expert in first episode psychosis who also has lived experience with this topic
  • Sarah Vinson, MD, an adult, youth & child psychiatrist who also specializes in forensic psychiatry and the impact of trauma on those involved with the criminal justice system
  • R. Dale Walker, MD, a member of the Cherokee Nation and an expert in the prevention and treatment of addiction and mental health disorders with American Indian populations

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 for the brochure.