Illuminating Behavioral Health: 
Exploring New Pathways for Care and Inspiring Breakthroughs

High Country Conference Center, Flagstaff, AZ  

Arizona State University’s Center for Applied Behavioral Health Policy (CABHP)  is pleased to announce the 20th Annual Summer Institute will be held July 16-19, 2019.  We’re looking toward another great year of providing education and networking opportunities to Arizona’s behavioral health professionals. This year, we return to the High Country Conference Center in Flagstaff, AZ to welcome national experts, innovative local leaders, educators, researchers, clinicians, peer support specialists, counselors, outreach providers, government leaders and other professionals together for the four-day conference.

Nearly 400 professionals from numerous private and State agencies attend the conference, and we look forward to seeing you and your colleagues this year. 

The conference provides a wide variety of educational sessions for today’s healthcare and behavioral health professionals and partners. We will showcase keynotes conducted by nationally recognized researchers and experts, as well as more than 35 breakout sessions addressing a wide range of innovative topics relevant to those working in and leading the field, totalling 19 hours of Continuing Education Units for conference attendees.

Call for Presenters Now Open | Read Overview | Submit Presentation
Early Bird Registration Opens May 8
Sponsorship Opportunities | Register Sponsorship

Potential presenters are encouraged to review the Call for Presenters Overview before submitting a program for consideration.

Application deadline has been EXTENDED to 5:00 pm (Mountain Standard Time) on Monday, April 15, 2019. Lead presenters will be notified of their presentation status on or prior to Wednesday, May 8, 2019. 

For the 2019 conference, an emphasis will be placed on sessions that:

  • Promote innovation and creativity in practice and collaboration.
  • Demonstrate new lessons learned in the implementation of evidence-based care and best practice.
  • Provide a clear relationship and connection to behavioral health, mental health, and/or substance use disorders.
  • Address cultural diversity and serving underrepresented populations.
  • Advance clinical initiatives to inform innovative and best practices.
  • Research and/or programs that may be easily replicated.
  • Specifically address one (1) or more of the identified topical areas:
    • Multi-Sector, Multi-Organizational Strategies
    • Organizational and Operational Strategies
    • Point of Care Strategies 

Important Dates

  • Call for Presenters Due: April 15, 5:00 PM (AZ time)
  • Selected Presenters Notified: May 8, 2019
  • Conference Registration Opens: May 8, 2019
  • 2019 Conference: July 16-19, Flagstaff, AZ


ASU Center for Applied Behavioral Health Policy
Kevin Bushaw, Conferences & Events Manager  602-369-6680
Keith Smith, Logistics Coordinator