The National Dialogues on Behavioral Health is the oldest ongoing annual conference on mental health and substance abuse in the United States. Formerly known as the Southern Conference on Mental Health, the first conference was held in 1959. This year the conference is 58 years old.
The conference has been described as “a gem in the behavioral health field.” The purpose of the conference is to bring experts, administrators, providers, consumers, family members and advocates together to discuss the cutting edge in the topic of interest with a focus on implementation and “how to do it.” A distinctive feature is the opportunity for extended dialogue and interaction among the participants.
Behavioral health is in flux because of the upheaval and uncertainties in the larger healthcare environment. The danger is that some of the recent gains in behavioral health may be undermined if not lost. The challenge for the field is how to build on its successes as changes occur in funding and insurance, clinical and care models, workforce, and the emergence of new technologies. Come join us at our 58th Annual Conference to discuss this issue and more.
NDBH 2017 Conference Agenda (PDF) (Coming Soon!)
NDBH 2017 Conference Sponsors (Coming Soon!)
Suggested Audience: Psychiatrists, Social Workers, Nurses, Psychologists, Counselors, Addiction Counselors, Case Managers, Administrators, Policy Makers, Behavioral Healthcare Providers, State/County Behavioral Healthcare Administrators, Members of the Judiciary, Justice System Administrators, Law Enforcement/Justice System Stakeholders Departments, Emergency/Disaster Response Professionals, Educators, School Based Counselors, Health Plan Administrators, Health Policy Makers, Academicians.
This 2017 conference is approved for 18.5 General continuing education contact hours by the National Association of Social Workers, Louisiana Chapter as authorized by the Louisiana State Board of Social Work Examiners, which may be applied toward the continuing education requirements for licensure renewal.