The Center for Applied Behavioral Health Policy (CABHP) has officially released their docuseries, ASU presents: The Experts on Medication-Assisted Treatment. The eleven-part series features

-from the National Institute of Mental Health


The New York Times best-selling author Nic Sheff brings his experience with recovery from a substance use disorder to ASU’s 20th Annual Summer Institute 2019


The CABHP at ASU is requesting your assistance to provide us information about the current status of behavioral health services in AZ and critical issues facing behavioral health care at this time.


The Center for Applied Behavioral Health Policy (CABHP) is now taking nominations for the ASU Public Safety Awards.

The Center for Applied Behavioral Health Policy is proud to announce its Winter Institute 2019 keynote speakers.

First up we have Sheriff Paul Penzone.



When newly mandated health care policies are implemented state-wide, how do behavioral health agencies adapt and move toward new models of care coordination, especially those in rural regions?


ASU’s CABHP is a proud collaborator with the Arizona Housing Coalition and it’s involvement with bettering our communities.

Join ASU’s Center for Applied Behavioral Health Policy and Mental Health Awareness Coalition at the Civic Space Park in downtown Phoenix.


September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month.  Community Bridges in partnership with ASU’s Center for Applied Behavioral Health Policy and Arizona Talks are hosting an educational event


ASU’s Center for Applied Behavioral Health Policy’s Motivational Interviewing (MI) coding lab (in operation now for over a decade), is launching a new, secure, online MI Portal for professionals to

Compassion fatigue is a chronic issue among social service practitioners. Too often professionals become burned-out and unable to consistently empathize with clients.

Have you ever heard your name called in a crowd? Turned around to see who called you only to realize the voice must have sprung from your own mind?

Peer support is a growing segment in the behavioral health field.


ASU’s Center for Applied Behavioral Health Policy congratulates the recipients of this year’s Arizona Behavioral Health Leadership Awards.

Writer, speaker, educator, philosopher, social justice advocate, and community-builder; Patti Digh is bringing all of her talents to this year’s Con


When examining multi-sector strategies towards achieving a culture of health, the purpose of Summer Institute, perhaps the first organization to

If every human interaction tells a story, how can we use storytelling to link a person from, for example, their correction officer to their mental health professional?

The Center for Applied Behavioral Health Policy at ASU is requesting your assistance to provide information about the current status of behavioral health services in Arizona and critical issues fac

A key component for those within the helping professions is the ability to effectively communicate with clients and influence behavior change, but outside graduate studies and on-the-job training,

Weinstein, who has a doctorate in Osteopathic Medicine, is presenting “Communities in Action: Pathways to Health Equity,” at this year’s 


Summer Institute is a little over a month away, it’s not too late to apply for a registration scholarship!

It’s that time of year again!  Have you submitted your nominations for the Arizona Behavioral Health Awards? 

Deadline is no later than June 15th!

National Institutes of Health (NIH) Behavioral and Social Science Research Director, William T.

New venue, new location!


Every semester at ASU’s Community Collaborative at the Westward Ho (ACC), recreation therapy students from Dr.

It’s 2 p.m. on a Saturday afternoon in downtown Phoenix.  Many students are enjoying their weekends, perhaps relaxing by a pool or simply vegging out to some Netflix.

An alarming new report from the CDC shows suicide rates of American Indian and Alaska Native youths have steadily increased since 2003.

Arizona State University's Center for Applied Behavioral Health Policy is pleased to announce the call for presentations for the 19th Annual Summer Institute Conference. 


Nationwide the opioid epidemic continues to grow.  A recent report from the Center for Disease Control (CDC) shows emergency department visits for suspected overdoses increasing 30% in the U.S.

     Living with conditions such as schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorders, traumatic brain injuries and similar cognitive impairments is a challenge, not only for the person affected but their f


The Center for Applied Behavioral Health Policy at Arizona State University’s Downtown campus will be hosting First Fridays beginning Feb. 2, 2018.



ASU congratulates the recipients of the 2017 Arizona Behavioral Health Leadership Awards  presented at the annual Summer Institute.


The Mental Health Awareness Coalition (MHAC) is pleased to announce the 22nd Annual Candlelight Celebration to be held October 19, 2017 from 6:00-8:00pm at the Civic Space Park in

Arizona State University’s Behavioral Health Summer Institute features the annual Town Hall Forum on July 21, providing an opportunity for conference attendees to dialogue with State and federal po

Paul McGann, MD., will present his keynote on day four of Summer Institute: Innovations in Healthcare Quality Improvement: Opportunities Across the Lifespan.

Lisa Dixon is a Professor of Psychiatry at Columbia University Medical Center where she directs the Division of Behavioral Health Services and Policy Research and the Center for Practice Innovation

Erin Emery-Tiburcio, will present a luncheon keynote: Building Bridges: Critical Partnerships for Managing Late Life Health, on July 19th at Summer Institute.


Keris Jän Myrick will present her keynote: Peers Here, There and Everywhere: Recovery in Integrated Health Care, on the second day of the Summer Institute. 

Dr. Nicholas Carson will present his keynote: Issues and Strategies to Address Behavioral Health Disparities for Under-served Families, on July 18th, the first day of Summer Institute.

The ASU Center for Applied Behavioral Health Policy will provide training, workforce development, and technical assistance services to support the Arizona Department of Corrections Second Chance Ac

Chandler Fire, Health & Medical Department received a $125,000 Innovation Grant to develop and pilot behavioral health crisis support training for firefighters who are often the first to provid

Become a Summer Institute Sponsor and demonstrate your commitment to quality behavioral health

The Arizona Behavioral Health Awards were created thirteen years ago by the Center for Applied Behavioral Health Policy at Arizona State University to acknowledge the significant contributions and

The 18th Annual Summer Institute, a perennial must attend event for behavioral healthcare professionals, will approach us quicker than you think.


Join the sixth webinar in this series on new approaches in evidence-based prevention and substance use disorder treatment for youth.

Cognitive Enhancement Therapy (CET) is an evidence-based program for persons in recovery from a serious mental illness.

Adrienne Lindsey and CR Macchi oversee ASU’s Screening Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) Student Training Grant, a five discipline collaborative with Social Work, Nursing, Clinic



Research Specialists Nicole Janich and Isabel Garcia attended the American Public Health Association (APHA) Annual Meeting and Expo on October 29th through November 2nd in Denver, Colorado.


In the Collaboratory on Central, its new space in the Westward Ho, the Center for Applied Behavioral Health Policy plans to provide tenants of the historic space with medical support, social events and human connection. Its new inter-professional clinic will seek to enhance the quality of life of the residents, expose students to real-world learning experiences and provide faculty a fertile environment for research. 

The awards, which honor people who have demonstrated dedication to improving behavioral health in Arizona, will be presented at CABHP's 12th Annual Arizona Behavioral Health Awards Gala on July 21 at the Sedona Hilton Resort and Conference Center. The event co-occurs with the center's 17th Annual Summer Institute conference July 19-22. Gala tickets are still available at


Parents involved with the Arizona child welfare system stand a significantly better chance of getting their kids back if they complete a state-run substance abuse program. That's the finding of a new report by Arizona State University’s Center for Applied Behavioral Health Policy. The report also found the program improves the odds of parents getting and keeping a job.


PHOENIX – A high proportion of persons who encounter the criminal justice system have experienced past or ongoing trauma, which can disrupt lives and affect behavior, perception and mental state. Recognizing that fact, and preparing law enforcement personnel with trauma-informed policies and practices, can increase safety, reduce recidivism and improve outcomes for all concerned.


Many individuals who are homeless also experience mental illness and/or substance use disorder. In his February 12 Night of the Open Door talk, Dr. Shafer explored the intersection between our nation’s healthcare delivery system and homelessness, including the potential impact of healthcare reform — and of approaches to housing first and treating addiction and mental illness second. 


Behavioral health care staff and clients fight an uphill battle across the state, facing housing and prevention shortfalls, quality and customer service problems, and regional shortages in crisis and transportation services. Such are the conclusions of a report released Wednesday by the Center for Applied Behavioral Health Policy at Arizona State University.



Arizona is well regarded when it comes to treating the very poor and severely mentally ill but, as the Center for Applied Behavioral Health Policy’s director Michael Shafer explains in a recent Phoenix New Times article, we fall short in early detection and treatment of less severe, and more common, behavioral health issues like anxiety and depression.


Residents who live in a landmark downtown Phoenix affordable housing high-rise will benefit from a new state-of-the-art clinic being built by Arizona State University (ASU) through its Center for Applied Behavioral Health Policy. The facility will also serve as a valuable training ground for students working under faculty supervision.


Recently, the Board of the ASU Center for Applied Behavioral Health Policy announced their selections for the 2015 Arizona Behavioral Health Leadership Awards.  Award recipients will be acknowledge



The Arizona Department of Health Services/Division of Behavioral Health has awarded a two-year contract to Arizona State University to coordinate a Peer Career Advancement Academy.


In south Gilbert, men recovering from drug addiction work with horses, farm and run a fruit and vegitable stand as part of a two-year program aimed at teaching addicts the life skills needed to hav


Five Arizona community leaders will be recognized for their contributions to the improvement, access and impact of behavioral healthcare at the upcoming Behavioral Health Awards Gala in Prescott.


Founders' Day, Arizona State University's signature event, will honor alumni, philanthropists, faculty and staff members.