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National Council Conference Areas of Focus

The National Council Conference features speakers and educational sessions that explore the key mental health and addiction issues facing health care. They include:

 

Addictions

  • Addressing the Opioid Epidemic
  • Quality and Access
  • Financing Housing for Homeless
  • High Stakes: Reframing the Youth Substance Use Conversation
  • Implementing Medication-Assisted Treatment
  • Integrated Treatment and Organizational Health
  • Juvenile Justice: We Can Do Better
  • Managing the Pace of Change for Addiction Programs
  • Meeting the Clinical Needs Justice-Involved Patients
  • Prioritizing Our Prevention Dollars
  • Recovery Housing
  • Sanity and Grace: A Journey of Suicide, Survival and Strength
  • The Addiction Business Imperative
  • The American School-to-Prison Pipeline
  • CCBHCs Part 1: Transforming Clinical Workflows
  • CCBHCs Part 2: Managing Your Service and Reimbursement Mix
  • The Intersection of Pain and Addiction
  • The Many Roads to Growth: Is Organic or Merger/Acquisition Best for You?
  • The Realities of Implementing Medication-Assisted Treatment
  • The Unbroken Brain: A Different Way of Understanding Addiction
  • Medicaid’s Plan for Substance Use Treatment
  • Standing Up an Addiction Program in CBHOs
  • The Intersection of Addictions and Housing
  • What Do We Know About the Science of Addiction?
  • Working with Women and Addiction

Board Governance
  • How the Best Boards Achieve Great Results
  • What Every Board Should Know: Key Competencies of an Effective Board

  • Your Board Needs an Annual Rhythm
  • Your Most Important Job: Hiring and Evaluating Your CEO
  • Board Networking Lunch


Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinics

  • CCBHCs Part 1: Transforming Clinical Workflows
  • CCBHCs Part 2: Managing Your Service and Reimbursement Mix


Children, Youth and Families

  • Decoding Teenagers: Supporting Kids When and Where They Need It
  • Improving Outcomes for Children’s Services
  • Innovations in Children’s Services
  • Kids Campfire Chat
  • Teach Them Well: Helping Children Cope with Race and Violence
  • The Family Consultation Model: Why Are We Not Using It?
  • Kids and Pediatrics: The Right Services at the Right Time in the Right Place


Clinical Practices

  • Breaking News: Improving Access to Psychiatric Services
  • Hiding Behind HIPAA
  • Social Determinants of Health
  • A Conversation About Aging, Depression and Suicide
  • Effective Care Transitions
  • Improving Mental Health: Four Secrets in Plain Sight
  • Patient Decision Making and Long-acting Injectables
  • Physicians Leadership in Quality Improvement
  • Risk Management and the Potentially Violent Patient
  • Sexual Misconduct: The Legal and PR Liability
  • Tailor’s Approach to Open Access: How to Achieve the Right Fit
  • The Golden Thread: Weaving Together Treatment and Collaborative Documentation
  • The Impact of First Episode Psychosis: Experiences and Lessons Learned
  • The Playbook for Episodes of Care


Criminal Justice

  • Criminal Justice and Behavioral Health Collaborations: What Works, What Doesn’t?
  • The American School-to-Prison Pipeline
  • Dear Abby, Help Me
  • Is the Era of Drug and Mental Health Courts Over?
  • Justice That Heals: Ending Our Over-Reliance on Jails
  • Juvenile Justice: We Can Do Better


Crisis Response Services

  • Always in Crisis? Stop the Revolving Door of Crisis
  • Best Practices in Suicide Prevention
  • Communities in Crisis: Stepping Up During Disasters and Tragedies
  • Saving Lives: Effective Treatment for Suicidality
  • Standards of Care for Crisis Response

Film Festival

  • Generation Found
  • Paper Tigers
  • Prison/Jail Medication Assisted Treatment Re-entry Program
  • No Letting Go
  • Touched with Fire
  • Of Two Minds
  • Borderline

Finance and Payment
  • Do We Get What We Pay For in American Health Care?
  • Fireside Chat with CMS: Better Care, Smarter Spending, Healthier People
  • Getting the Attention of Foundations and Philanthropy
  • Managed Care Contracts: Marketing a Win-Win Approach
  • Re-Branding Behavioral Health
  • Show Me the Money: Partnering with Health Plans to Drive Results
  • Through the Looking Glass: Updates from an Enforcement Wonderland
  • A Guide to Becoming Acquired: What Is Right for You?
  • Creating Urgency for Measurement-Based Care: MACRA?
  • Living Happily Ever After: Being Acquired by a Hospital
  • MACRA Penalties and Timelines
  • MACRA: Payment or Punishment?
  • Marketing Your Psychiatric Services
  • Millennial Nonprofit 2.0: Working the Distinctiveness Wheel
  • Parity Can Work: Lessons Learned
  • Risk-Bearing Contracts: Chasing the Unicorn?
  • The Future of Hospitals and Why It Matters to You
  • The Inside Story in Value-Based Purchasing and Managed Care
  • The Many Roads to Growth: Is Organic or Merger/Acquisition Best for You?
  • Tips to Launching a New Service Line


Health Care Integration

  • Creating Your Personal Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP)
  • Integrated Care Showcase: The Future of Integrated Care
  • Kids and Pediatrics: The Right Services at the Right Time in the Right Place
  • Master’s Class: Primary Care Integration within Behavioral Health
  • The Bi-Directional Integration
  • The Critical Role of Peers in Integrated Care: A Job No One Else Can Do
  • What is the Right Staffing Mix for Behavioral Health in Primary Care?
  • Circle of Support: Engaging a Person’s Support System to Promote Health
  • The Right Model for Your Organization?
  • Wellness from the Inside Out
  • Kennedy Forum
  • Completing the Puzzle: An Integrated System of Care
  • Decoding Teenagers: Supporting Kids When and Where They Need It
  • Supporting Mindful Educators
  • The Importance of Rapid Response: Developing Strong School-Based Mental Health Programs
  • Where to Start: Best Practices in Early Detection, Prevention and Treatment for Youth

Kennedy Forum
  • Completing the Puzzle: An Integrated System of Care
  • Decoding Teenagers: Supporting Kids When and Where They Need It
  • Supporting Mindful Educators
  • The Importance of Rapid Response: Developing Strong School-Based Mental Health Programs
  • Where to Start: Best Practices in Early Detection, Prevention and Treatment for Youth


Marketing and Branding

  • Communities in Crisis: How Behavioral Health Steps Up During Disasters and Tragedies
  • Dinosaur Media: The Power of Old School Media Relations
  • From Twitter Timid To Bird Nerd In Under Two Hours
  • Make ‘Em Love You: Creating An Engaging Brand

Measurement, Outcomes and Quality
  • A How To on Participating in Behavioral Research
  • The Key Components of Measuring and Reporting Outcomes
  • Data Driven Practice and Planning


Medical Team Summit

Please note all Medical Team Summit sessions will take place Monday, April 3. Session times are to be determined.

  • Medical Directors Brag and Steal
  • The Service Line Opportunity of Collaborative Care
  • Employing and Training Physician Assistants
  • Psychiatrist Workforce: Past and Future
  • The Rise of Telepsychiatry: Practical Insights and Strategies for Success

Medicaid Boot Camp
  • Medicaid and Medicare in a Republican-Controlled Congress and White House
  • Medicaid’s Plan for Substance Use Treatment
  • New Rules, New Opportunities: Understanding the Impact of Medicaid Managed Care Regulations
  • The Power of Medicaid Data to Drive Improvement
  • You Have More Flexibility Than You Think: Medicaid Waivers, Practitioner Regs, and 1915(i) Options


Mental Health First Aid

  • Changing the Nature of First Response
  • Decoding Teenagers: Supporting Kids When and Where They Need It
  • Measuring the Impact of MHFA: What the Research is Telling Us
  • One Million Conversations: The Impact of Mental Health First Aid


Mental Health First Aid Summit

  • Filling A National Need
  • Getting Participants in Your Class (and Keeping Them There)
  • Helping the People Who Help Our Children: Teachers, Child Welfare Workers and Foster Parents
  • Media, Marketing and Money
  • Networking Lunch: We Hear You!
  • One Fell Swoop: Population-based Approaches
  • What a Difference a Movement Makes
  • Releasing your Inner Superstar: Ask the National Trainers
  • Funding your Mental Health First Aid Initiative
  • The 411 on the 5-0: Mental Health First Aid, Law Enforcement and YOU
  • The Gift of Evaluations: Turning Your Results into Improvement


Population Health

  • Exemplary Financing and Program Models for Addressing Homelessness
  • Addressing the Epidemic in Behavioral Health: Tobacco and Cancer
  • Hard Conversations: Racism and Homelessness
  • Improving Health in Rural and Frontier Communities
  • Let’s Talk about Sex: Why and How Sexual Health Can Be Addressed?
  • Love
  • Social Determinants of Health
  • The Cohen Veteran’s Network: Partnering to Serve Veterans and Their Families

Prevention, Peers and Recovery
  • Bridge Over the River of Misery: Recovery and Community
  • SAMHSA Town Hall
  • Kids Helping Kids: Reducing Youth Substance Use
  • Mental Illness: Being Brave Saves Lives
  • Soldiering on After Combat and Illness
  • Spirituality in Recovery
  • Your Recovery Focus: Can the Approach Sell?


Public Policy

  • America’s Historian: How Our Past Influences Our Future
  • If Not Us, Who? If Not Now, When?
  • The Impact of Big Business: Marijuana Legalization and Decriminalization
  • The New Generation of Advocates
  • Whose Apartment is it Anyway?
  • Parity is in the Details: Contracting Options and Requirements
  • Permanent Supportive Housing Works
  • Town Hall for State, Regional, and County Government

Technology
  • Selecting and Evaluating Mobile Technologies
  • Using Technology to Increase Engagement and Improve Satisfaction
  • Clinical Decision Supports to Diagnose and Guide Treatment
  • Shark Tank: Calling All Tech Start-Ups
  • Shark Tank: Tech Innovations in the Field
  • The Future of Healthcare Technology: A Town Hall Discussion
  • The Promise of Technology: Helping to Solve Our Wicked Problems


Trauma-Informed Care

  • Hurt and Healing in Our Work and World
  • Secondary Traumatic Stress, Vicarious Traumatization and Compassion Fatigue
  • Trauma and Trauma Treatment: Brag and Steal Lunch and Learn
  • Building Resilience in a Big Way: Big Ideas in Trauma-Informed Care
  • Dismantling the School-to-Prison Pipeline
  • Talking to Schools So They Hear…Talking to Providers So They Understand
  • The Back Story: Trauma in Suicide
  • The Intersection Between Trauma-Informed Care and Integrated Care


Workforce, Management and Leadership

  • Becoming Your Best Self
  • Data-Driven Supervision
  • Diversity, Inclusion and Multiculturalism: A Moral Imperative
  • Get Rid of Your Agent of Government Thinking and Get Your Retail Healthcare On
  • Give the Presentation of Your Life
  • Leadership for Successful Change
  • Mindful Leadership: Leader Know Thy Self
  • Opening Doors and Creating Momentum
  • The Power of Purpose
  • The Secret Sauce to Getting Your Message Across
  • Value Proposition of Psychiatrists
  • CEO Roundtable: Employer Innovations in Behavioral Health
  • Five Steps to Unlock the Power of Employee Engagement
  • Grit to Great: How Perseverance, Passion, and Pluck Take You from Ordinary to Extraordinary
  • Inspiring and Nurturing the Human Spirit: The Starbucks Story and Why It Matters to You
  • Making Training Stick: Tips, Tools, and the Latest Research
  • Talent Management: Supervising a Multicultural and Multigenerational Workforce
  • The Behavioral Health CEO for the Future
  • The Living Listserve: The Top Five Listserv Conversations

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