2013 Washington Behavioral Healthcare Conference
Transforming Behavioral Health through Health Care Reform
June 19-21, 2013
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If you are interested in nominating someone for the HERO Award, which is given out at the WBHC, please click here for the nomination form!
With each conference we strive to bring together a diverse group to share information about innovative therapeutic techniques, programs and policies that advance best practices through innovation and integration. Presentations from clinicians, consumers, advocates, family members, staff of public and non-profit agencies and other system partners are integral to the success of the WBHC.
Keynote speakers for this year are:
- Mike Veny, a professional studio drummer who speaks about his own experiences with mental, emotional and behavioral issues, and how he is working to transform stigma into strength
- William McFarlane, MD, a national expert on the early intervention and prevention of psychosis, and director of the Portland Identification & Early Referral (PIER) and Early Detection & Intervention for the Prevention of Psychosis (EDIPP) programs in Maine
- Cheryl Sharp, MSW, an expert on trauma-informed services, presenting on implementing trauma-informed care approaches and being a trauma champion in local agencies and communities
- Our goal is to provide a conference that meets participants' interests and educational needs and promotes community partnerships. Last year over 564 people attended - this is a great opportunity to share your experience!
Other highlights of the three days in Yakima include 35 workshops, with tracks that focus on integration, trauma-informed care, housing & employment, recovery & resiliency, and advancing clinical skills.
For details on the preconference sessions, workshops, keynote speakers, and other sessions as well as hotel and scholarship information, please visit www.wbhc.org or you can download the registration brochure by clicking HERE.
Thank you, we look forward to seeing you in Yakima this year!
Questions? Please contact Alison Avery, Education & Project Manager for the Washington Community Mental Health Council at email@example.com or (206) 628-4608 x12.