Washington Community Mental Health Council

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2015 Washington Behavioral Healthcare Conference

Fulfilling the Promise of Integrated Care

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

Registration is now open! Click HERE to register, and HERE to see the full conference brochure.

Interested in exhibiting? Click here for more information!

WCMHC is grateful for conference funding support from the DSHS Behavioral Health & Service Integration Administration, the Division of Behavioral Health & Recovery, and from the Department of Corrections.

As our state continues to move toward integration, we see great potential for improvements in the lives of people with mental illness and/or substance use disorders, yet many unanswered questions persist. How do we ensure that integration efforts support recovery and result in better health?

One way is to join us in Vancouver, WA for 3 days of learning, networking, and collaboration. There will be pre-conference sessions on Assessing & Managing Suicide Risk and Law & Ethics, 35 conference workshops, networking opportunities, and inspiring keynote speakers.

Highlights will include:

  • Workshop tracks on Corrections & Mental Health, Youth & Families, Advancing Clinical Skills, Integrated Services, Recovery & Resiliency, and new this year, Management, Leadership & Operations
  • David Sheff, New York Times best-selling author of Beautiful Boy: A Father's Journey Through His Son's Addiction and Clean: Overcoming Addiction & Ending America's Greatest Tragedy who will share his family's story and discuss his latest findings
  • David Shern, PhD, founder of the National Center for the Study of Issues in Public Mental Health and former director of Mental Health America, presenting a public health perspective on behavioral health
  • Judge Steven Leifman, Chair, Florida Supreme Court Task Force on Substance Abuse & Mental Health Issues in the Court who will address mechanisms for ending the criminalization of mental illness

If you register before May 23, you can take advantage of our lower registration rates for individuals and groups, so don't miss out. In addition, thanks to BHSIA/the Division of Behavioral Health & Recovery there are registration scholarships available for consumers and advocates, which are given out by the RSNs - click HERE for a list of contact people.

We look forward to seeing you in Vancouver, June 17-19!

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