Summer Institute
for Behavioral Health

Registration is currently open for the Summer Institute.

The theme of this year’s institute is System Transformation; it focuses on the lessons learned from recent crises, improvements we can implement, and disruptions to the status quo that can better behavioral health across Arizona.

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Due to the ongoing circumstances related to the pandemic, the planned hybrid-style conference is shifting entirely online for 2021. The three-day conference, traditionally held the second week of July in Northern Arizona, will once again morph into a robust online educational series, supported by a web-based app, printed publication, and conference “swag box.”

We hope everyone who shares and contributes to the effort to move behavioral health and social work forward for an equitable and healthy Arizona joins us either by presenting or attending these educational sessions that are designed to reach across diverse sectors.

We hope you are able to reflect on past practices, decide what can be left behind, and share what practices are worth preserving and growing.

Summer Institute educational sessions may be attended remotely on the Zoom Meetings Platform on Wednesdays and Thursdays, from 9:30am - 11:00am and 1:30pm – 3:00pm, starting July 14, until August 12 for a total of 30 hours of Continuing Education (CEs). The sessions will offer a variety of continuing education certificates*. (*based on approval by governing bodies)

  • Early bird registration is only $99
  • Green Registration (no printed materials) is $99
  • General registration is $199

The ASU School of Social Work is no longer accepting proposals for the 22nd Annual Summer Institute for Behavioral Health. 

Summer Institute educational sessions may be attended remotely on the Zoom Meetings Platform on Wednesdays and Thursdays, from 9:30am - 11:00am and 1:30pm – 3:00pm, starting July 14, until August 12 for a total of 30 hours of Continuing Education (CEs). The sessions will offer a variety of continuing education certificates*. (*based on approval by governing bodies)

This format allows for flexibility in the length of presentations. Presenters may request either a single 1.5 hour session, or take two time slots for a total of 3 hours. In addition, select presentations or presenters may be offered a feature story in the Summer Institute magazine, which is printed and mailed to each participant.

Please consider submitting presentations based around ground-breaking and impactful initiatives supported by evidence-based practice, research findings, or direct experiences related to care delivery before, during or after the COVID-19 pandemic, or the flood of violence directly related to structural racism.

Behavioral health of individuals and families remains the overarching focus of the Summer Institute. Presentations demonstrating creativity and innovation in the delivery of behavioral health care to diverse and under-represented members of the community are encouraged.

Submission Guidelines

When submitting your workshop proposals, please have the following information ready to enter:

  • Workshop Title
  • Desired session time slot(s)
  • Workshop Length (1.5 or 3 hour)
  • Workshop Abstract (short, approximately 100-words)
  • Workshop Description (extended for program review/selection)
  • 3 – 5 Clear and Measurable Learning Objectives
  • Main Presenter Information - Name, Title, Agency, Address, Email and Phone Number
  • Main Presenter Biography
  • Co-Presenter(s) Information (if applicable) -- If your proposal includes more than one presenter, please make sure to include each presenter’s information in your submission. Each presenter will receive a complementary conference registration.
  • Would you like to have your presentation featured in the Summer Institute magazine


Presenter Information & Expectations:

  • Read the Call for Presenters Overview
  • Provide an educational experience that is inclusive of all attendees, unless explicitly explained in the program summary
  • Register as a presenter for the 2021 conference using the provided discount code
  • Share all conference communication with co-presenters (if applicable)
  • Submit materials by deadline in order to be published online prior to the conference
  • Submit PDFs of session handouts to be distributed digitally to session attendees
  • A “session monitor” will be present to manage program evaluation and monitor on-time program ending. Session content should accommodate for a 2-minute introduction and a 3-minute conclusion from a session monitor
  • Be aware sessions are recorded and will be available to attendees for a limited time
  • Course materials will be posted to our website and be available indefinitely

Application deadline is 11:59 pm (Mountain Standard Time) on Sunday, June 6th, 2021.

Lead presenters will be notified of their presentation status on or prior to Friday June 11th, 2021.

Please provide presentation materials (slides and handouts), as well as any content for the publication to ASU by June 22nd, 2021.

There will be no schedule or program changes made after this date. Content must be posted online and placed in the publication in advance. (Failure to meet this deadline may result in omissions online and in-print with regard to your presentation.)

Submit your presentation





Lastly -- We look forward to returning to an in-person format in 2022!

Contact:
SSWEvents@asu.edu
Keith Smith, Logistics Coordinator
Keith.Smith.2@asu.edu
Kevin Bushaw, Conferences and Event Manager
kevin.bushaw@asu.edu
602-369-6680

 

The ASU School of Social Work is proud to unveil the newest sponsorship opportunitites for the 22nd Annual Summer Institute.

We've given a great deal of thought on how best to showcase the supporters of this prestigious event that highlights the best of behavioral health in Arizona. We're looking forward to 2022 when we can all collect again in-person, but we're confident we can deliver a robust and engaging experience both online and in print this year.

The Summer Institute is once again tranforming into a series of educational sessions supported by a high-quality printed publication and event app. It will provide a variety of sessions for today’s healthcare and behavioral health professionals and partners, showcasing keynotes from nationally recognized researchers and experts, and more than 16 breakout sessions addressing a wide range of topics relevant to those working in the field, delivered in July and August, 2021.

These opportunities position your company, agency or organization front and center to the attention of Arizona's behavioral health experts, healthcare executives, public safety professionals, and more.

Please call Kevin Bushaw to discuss promotional opportunities.
602-369-6680

Scholarships

Scholarships are provided by the ASU School of Social Work and the Governor's Office of Youth, Faith and Family. Submissions will open soon. Applicants will be notified by email of acceptance. Those not accepted will receive a discount code for the Early Bird rate.

Contact

Kevin Bushaw
Conferences & Events Manager
Kevin.Bushaw@asu.edu
602-369-6680

Keith Smith
Logistics Coordinator
Keith.Smith.2@asu.edu