Washington Community Mental Health Council

"Creating healthy and secure
communities through
partnerships, advocacy, high
quality service and public

2015 Washington Behavioral Healthcare Conference

Fulfilling the Promise of Integrated Care

June 17-19, 2015 (preconference day June 17)
Vancouver, WA

The time is here to think about your presentation at the 26th annual Washington Behavioral Healthcare Conference, which will be held June 17-19, 2015 in Vancouver, WA!

We want to hear from YOU! Scroll down for the application form, and a sample completed application.

We strive to bring together a diverse group of presenters to share information about cognitive, behavioral and other therapeutic strategies, promising programs and policies that advance best practices. Our goal is to provide a valuable conference that expands professional knowledge, promotes community partnerships, and helps make recovery a reality. Last year over 650 people attended - this is a great opportunity to share your knowledge and experience!

As a presenter at the WBHC, you will 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, advocates and staff of system partners and state agencies including DSHS' Division of Behavioral Health & Recovery and the Department of Corrections.

Specific areas of interest for 2015 include:

  • Health, Wellness & Integrated Care
  • Care Transitions (including hospitals, correctional & other facilities into the community)
  • Homelessness, Housing & Employment
  • Management, Leadership & Operations (HR, payment & regulatory environment, customer service)
  • Workforce Development
  • Recovery & Resiliency
  • Evidence-Based, Best & Promising Practices
  • Trauma-Informed Care/Services
  • Diversity & Cultural Competence in Behavioral Health
  • Substance Use & Co-Occurring Disorder Treatment
  • Services for Veterans in Community Agency Settings
  • Consumer-Run and/or Peer Support Services
  • Older Adult, Child & Family, Youth in Transition Services

Click HERE to download a pdf of the Call for Presentations application, or HERE for a Word version of the application. In addition, a sample completed application is available HERE.

We look forward to seeing you in 2015 in Vancouver, WA!

Questions? Please contact Alison Avery, Education & Project Manager for the Washington Community Mental Health Council at aavery@wcmhcnet.org or (206) 628-4608 x12.