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 57 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.
The 2017 Conference planning is well underway: “Framing the Future of Behavioral Health Services: What’s your next step?“. Please excuse our website while we finalize the details and update the registration links!
The focus of the 2016 57th Annual Conference, “Promoting Individual, Family and Community Mental Health and Resilience”, is applying neuroscience and research to maintain individual, family and community mental wellness.
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 including Police Officers, Sheriff Departments, Emergency/Disaster Response Professionals, Homeland Security, Educators, School Based Counselors
This program has been approved for 19.0 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, and may be applied toward the continuing education requirements for licensure renewal.
National Dialogues on Behavioral Health has been approved by NBCC for NBCC Credit. National Dialogues on Behavioral Health is solely responsible for all aspects of the program. NBCC Approval No. SP-2750.