Membership: Member Benefits
Resources to Overcome, Support to Thrive
The National Council advocates on behalf of members for strong national healthcare programs with community-based services as the centerpiece; non-discriminatory behavioral health deductibles and co-pays; increased treatment and rehabilitation capacities; treatment parity; and reimbursement that at a minimum covers the costs of providing quality services.
We also place particular emphasis on practice improvement. From webinars to training initiatives and conferences, we help your organization improve consumer outcomes and better compete in the marketplace. Members participate free of cost in expert-led initiatives designed to support collaboration with primary care, increase access to services, promote engagement, accelerate adoption of new treatments, and more.
We bring breaking mental health news, cogent analysis, and essential information to you on a continuous basis on topics that directly impact your organization. We also offer an incomparable array of networking opportunities — both virtual and face-to-face — to enable you to connect with your peers across the country.
Membership in the National Council entitles your entire staff — and board — to the comprehensive array of benefits listed below.
Publications to Keep You Informed
National Council Magazine: A quarterly exposition of current industry trends and topics; each issue features exclusive contributions from experts in the field, as well as stimulating articles on real-life challenges and success stories from National Council members.
Copies mailed to your CEO, Medical Director, and Board Chair.
Journal of Behavioral Health Services and Research: A quarterly peer-reviewed, award-winning multidisciplinary journal featuring content-rich submissions and informative articles on the organization, financing, delivery, and outcomes of mental health and addictions treatment.
Copy mailed to your CEO, log in for online access.
Compliance Watch: The industry’s only enewsletter devoted to keeping you and your organization within the letter and spirit of the law; offers quarterly, in-depth coverage on compliance challenges and solutions unique to mental health and addictions service organizations.
Discounted subscription for members.
Industry Periodicals: Receive free print copies of Behavioral Healthcare magazine, as well as significant discounts on subscriptions to industry-leading periodicals Mental Health Weekly and Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Weekly.
Log in for discount codes.
Communications and Counsel to Keep You In Tune
Letter from Linda: National Council President and CEO, Linda Rosenberg, offers her unique leadership perspective on vital issues impacting mental health and addictions treatment.
Public Policy Update: A weekly summary of the latest developments in healthcare policy emanating from Congress, the Administration, and government agencies.
Addictions News Now: A monthly overview of federal addiction policies, groundbreaking research, and issues and events attracting attention and making headlines.
Technical Assistance Update: Twice-monthly summary of resources and expertise on clinical and business practices, grants and funding, workforce development and training, industry events and resources, and more.
Events and Esteem to Keep You Invigorated
Annual Conference: Widely acknowledged as the industry’s premier event, the conference is a “must” for behavioral health and addictions treatment providers seeking the best in leadership, training, and networking opportunities.
Steeply discounted rates for members.
National Council LIVE Webinars: Convenient and practical, our webinars are valuable sessions lead by industry leaders in areas such as public policy, practice improvement, and organization management.
Free to members, registration required.
Awards of Excellence: The National Council’s prestigious Awards of Excellence are presented annually to organizations whose ingenuity, progress, achievements, and service superiority set them apart. Nominations are open to members only.
Links and Learning to Keep You Enlightened
E-learning: A convenient, cost-effective learning option that features online courses and web-based learning management systems to streamline and track progress, and help you meet compliance and licensing requirements.
Log in for your discount code.
Management and Leadership Programs: Indispensable learning opportunities for current industry managers and emerging leaders, including the renowned Middle Management Academy, Psychiatric Leadership Development Program, and more.
International Exchange Program: Enrich your own perceptions as you travel the world or host guests from abroad and meet firsthand with partner agencies to learn about their organizational, clinical, and financing practices; service improvement strategies; and healthcare policies.
Resources and References to Keep You Empowered
JOBank: An invaluable staffing resource that matches qualified job seekers with open positions in your organization—be they at the executive, clinical, managerial, or administrative level.
National Council Store: Featuring the latest books, DVDs, and more from leading experts whose perceptive insights and practical how-to guidelines can help you navigate the thorniest business and clinical issues.
Consulting: Our expert consultants have helped hundreds of states, counties, and healthcare organizations transform their operations, improving service quality while protecting the bottom line.
Members get top priority and best rates on consulting.
Access and Assets to Keep You In-Touch
Member Listserve: Post questions and engage in dialogue with your colleagues on topics and issues of interest to you and your organization.
Online Member Access: Convenient online access to a range of member services: update your profile to subscribe to e-newsletters, and designate your interests and expertise, find a provider, or access the national member directory.
Helping You, Helping Your Community
Mental Health First Aid: A groundbreaking, evidence-based 12-hour certification course that teaches you how to identify, understand, and respond to signs of mental illness. The National Council helps you bring Mental Health First Aid to your community and increase mental health literacy among care professionals, judges and law enforcement, parents and school administrators, business leaders, human resource professionals.
Project Helping Hands: Floods, fires, war… each takes a toll on communities — on those with pre-existing mental illness and addictions, those who are traumatized by the event, and those who help others to recover. When disaster strikes, you can turn to the National Council’s relief fund — and we can help you help your community.