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June 14-16, 2023    Kennewick, WA
Reconnect & Recharge

The Call for Presentations for the 2023 WBHC is now available!

We hope you’ll join us in Kennewick to present innovative workshops at the 33rd 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. We’re interested in sessions that are practical, replicable, and relevant to our attendees. We anticipate over 600 attendees in Kennewick—this is a great opportunity to share your knowledge and experience, and inspire others!

As a presenter at the 2023 WBHC, you’ll gain visibility and have the opportunity to interact with a broad audience. Conference attendees include clinical staff, program managers, people with lived experience, family members, peers, nonprofit staff, and staff of system partners and state agencies including the Health Care Authority, DSHS, and the Department of Corrections.

We’re interested in proposals that address behavioral health across the lifespan of those served; specific areas of interest include:

  • Race, Culture & Equity in Behavioral Health
  • Substance Use & Co-Occurring Disorder Treatment
  • Health, Wellness & Whole Person Care
  • Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinics (CCBHCs)
  • Prevention & Early Intervention
  • Corrections & Mental Health
  • Recovery Supports
  • Care Coordination & Population 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
  • Effective messaging, storytelling & advocacy
  • Management, Leadership & Operations (HR, payment & regulatory environment, customer service)
  • Innovative Care Practices (including but not limited to suicide prevention, evidence-based, best & promising practices)

Click HERE for a document with more information, or click HERE to start the submission process!

Questions? Contact Alison Avery (Education & Project Manager at the WA Council for Behavioral Health) at or (206) 306-3712.

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

Ready to start your submission? Click HERE to get started!