Prepare to explore healthcare’s greatest innovations in behavioral health practice improvement, financing, integrated healthcare, technology, policy and advocacy, and professional development at the 2013 National Council Conference.
Discover the latest trends and take home the practical ‘how to’s’ to implement innovative programs with demonstrated outcomes through our 125 sessions divided into 14 tracks.
Visit often to see the latest developments on our speakers, sessions, and tracks.
Addictions and Co-Occurring Disorders
12 Step-Based Recovery and Medication Assisted Treatment: Are They Compatible?
If Addiction is a Disease, Why Don’t We Treat it Like One?
An Action Agenda: Closing the Gap Between Addictions Science and Practice
Care for the Whole Person: Co-occurring Mental Illness and Addictions
Pain Management and Prescription Drug Abuse: A Silent Epidemic
Introducing Medication Assisted Treatment to Your Organization
The Top Ten Things You Need to Know About Health Homes and Addictions Treatment
Seamless Access for Individuals with Mental Illness and Addiction Disorders
What Works? A Sharing Session on Medication Assisted Treatment
Behavioral Health-Primary Care Integration
Treating the Whole Person: The View from the AMA President
Best in Class: Addressing the Challenges of Bidirectional Integration
Which Path to Integration Will You Take? Partnership, Purchase, or Create Your Own?
Emerging Models of Health: The State of the Art
FQHC–LA (Federally Qualified Health Center Look-Alike), FQHC and FQBHC: Alphabet Soup or Opportunity?
Integration: Creating High Performance Interdisciplinary Teams
Managing the “Risks” of Integration
Show Me the Money! Designing a Sustainable Financing Model for Integration
Hearing Voices: Truly Listening to the Individual to Improve Depression Care
Bootcamp for Board Members
Are You Positioned and Prepared? The Many Roles of a Board Leader
Board Problems, Board Solutions: Best Practices from Your Peers
Negotiating the CEO Employment Contract
The Board’s Role in Mergers and Acquisitions
Ask the Expert: Help for Board Members
Breakfast for Boards: Morning Networking
Children and Youth
Advances in Clinical Treatment and Services for Children
The Buzz on Brains and Babies: How and Why the Earliest Years Matter
Collaborative Documentation for Kids: Yes You Can!
Bullying: How Can We Help These Kids?
The Promises of Prevention, Early Assessment, and Assertive Intervention for At-Risk Children and Adolescents
Best Practices in Working With Youth Who Self-identify as LGBTQ
Transition Age Youth: What Works?
For the Good of Children: What Can We Do To Improve Treatment?
Evidence-Based Treatments for PTSD
Serving Veterans: Clinical and Cultural Competencies
Alternative Medicine: A Fit for Your Organization?
EBPs in Practice: Lessons on Starting and Sticking with a New Practice Tool
Suicide Prevention Evidence-Based Practices
Implementing EBPs for Older Adults…and How Do You Pay for It?
Improving Schizophrenia Outcomes with an Adherence Program
Blending Solutions: Integrating Motivational Interviewing and Solution-Focused Brief Therapy
Perspectives From Great Britain: Creating the Customer-Focused Culture
Cuba: Healthcare Heaven?
Saving Individuals with Mental Illness from Our Criminal Justice System
Ask the Experts: National Leaders on Criminal Justice Speak Out
Families and the Revolving Door: Collaborating with Criminal Justice to Adopt Trauma- and
Maximize Your Impact: Contracting With Criminal Justice to Reduce Recidivism
What Works in Treating Individuals with Mental Illness in the Criminal Justice System
Recovery-Oriented Diversion and Reentry: The Impact of Peer Support
A Shared Recidivism Reduction Framework: Mental Health Services and Correctional Supervision for Women with Co-Occurring Disorders
Health Reform and Compliance: Prepare Now!
Do Health Homes and Accountable Care Organizations Make Dollars and Sense for You?
The Changing World: “Management” of Dual Eligibles
So Everyone Has Insurance: But Will They Have Access?
Engaging Foundations and Philanthropic Organizations
Managed Care Companies and Their Plans for the Future of Behavioral Health
The New CPT/EM Codes: Help or Hurt?
Medicaid: What Next?
Passing Parity Was Just the Beginning…
The Business Plan for Sustaining Integration
Trade Secrets in Winning Federal Contracts
Just For You: How Much Money Will It Take to Retire?
Bootcamp: Building a Safety Net Accountable Care Organization
Health Reform: Implications and Opportunities for Community Providers
Become Your Community’s Mayo Clinic of Behavioral Health
Becoming BFFs with the Healthcare System
Many Punches, But Still Standing: Healthcare Reform 2013 Update
State of the States: Lessons Learned in Implementing Medicaid Health Homes
Town Hall: FQBHC: What Is It and Why Should I Care?
In My Own Words: Personal Stories of Recovery
50 Years of Community Mental Health: The Opportunities Within Our Grasp
Stand Up Comedy: Engagement, Entertainment, and Esteem
My Journey: From Consumer to Peer to MSW
My Son Is Schizophrenic: The ‘Reforms’ That I Worked for Have Worsened His Life
Stories from Survivors: A Primer on Suicide Prevention
Heroes Within Our Midst: Reintegration Honorees and Their Journeys
Four Essential Organizational Competencies: The Next 50 Years of Community Behavioral Health
Hot Spotting: Can We Lower Costs by Giving Our Neediest Patients Better Care?
Collaborative Documentation: Standard Practice for Healthcare
Negley Awards for Excellence in Risk Management Through Data Collection and Analysis
QI Bootcamp: Institutionalizing Continuous Quality Improvement
Same Day Access: Improve Services, Increase Productivity and Enhance Revenue
Using Health Data to Drive Decisions and Improve Care
Consumer Reports on National Accreditating Agencies: What’s Best for You?
New Opportunities in Supportive Housing
Survival of the Savviest: HIT, Marketing, and Media Relations
How to Design, Implement, and Pay for Telehealth
Moving from Meaningful Use Stage 1 to Stage 2: — Can You Just Say No?
Taking the Guesswork Out of Care: Decision Support Tools
Bringing Behavioral Health into HIEs: How Do You Do It?
The Future Is in the Palm of Your Hand: Interactive Communication Devices
Providers Prepare: Our HIT Guru Looks Into the Future
DIY: Create Your Own Marketing Plan
Why Mental Health First Aid Needs to Be Your #1 Marketing Strategy
Your Future Customers Are on Google and Facebook, Are You?
Not Another Press Release! Building Relationships with Media
Man Therapy: Lessons from an Award-winning Mental Health Literacy Campaign
Promotion, Prevention, Peers, and Recovery
A Tale of Two Families
Smoking Cessation Summit: Reducing Unnecessary Death and Disability
A Public Health Approach to Mental Health: Prevention, Early Intervention, and Public Education
Practice What We Preach: Why Don’t We ALL Exercise and Eat Right?
Ten Strategies for Developing a Successful and Dynamic Peer Culture
Engaging Trauma Survivors in Peer Support
Focus on Employment: Coping With Cognitive Impairments
Workforce Wellness: Introduction to the Peer-to-Peer Tobacco Recovery Program
Trauma-Informed Care Approaches: Creating Safe Spaces to Facilitate Healing and Change
Hope Amid Heartbreak: Helping Children Who Have Experienced Trauma Recover
If the Healers Aren’t Happy, Nobody’s Happy: Organizational Wellness, Compassion Fatigue, and Staff Satisfaction
Reaching Out: Why Trauma-Informed Communities Make Sense
Trauma-Informed Care: If You Think You’re Finished, Guess Again
Understanding Gender-Responsive Treatment to Trauma
Disaster Trauma: Promoting Resilient Individuals, Organizations, and Communities
Workforce, Management, and Leadership
Marriage Counseling: The Guide to Successful Behavioral Health Mergers
Secrets of Successful Chief Operating Officers
Presidential Leadership: The Lessons of History
The Corner Office: Indispensable and Unexpected Lessons from CEOs on How to Lead and Succeed
The Integrated Workforce: The Future for Case Managers, Social Workers and Nurses
Avoiding Employment Practices Claims
Leadership Skills: Rehab for Wayward Behavioral Health Managers
Engaging in Difficult Conversations
Social Work Education: Ensuring an Integration-Prepared Workforce
How Do You Rate Your Customer Service?
Influence Without Authority: Managing from the Middle
It Starts at the Top: Leadership Skills for CEOs
Supervising Effectively in a Multicultural Environment
Transform Your Communication Style!
Generational Differences: What Are They and Do They Matter?
Employee Incentive Programs: What Works for Your Organization
Staff Compliance Training and Continuing Education
Where is Florence Nightingale When We Need Her? The Critical Role of Nurses in Integrated Care
45- to 90-Day Strategic Planning for Chaotic Times