CBHC is excited to announce our 2023 pre-conferences. Both will offer a full day of interactive learning on Wednesday, September 27th. Please note that our pre-conferences are a separate cost from the regular conference. Need more information? Contact Natalie Strom at nstrom@cbhc.org.

Pre-Conference #1: Using Solution-Focused Brief Practice for Lasting Change

Location: Beaver Run Resort, Breckenridge, CO
Date: September 27, 2023
Time: 8:00am - 4:30pm
Cost: $150 per person

Presented by Teri Pichot, LCSW, LAC, MAC

Working with clients who struggle with chronic mental health conditions and substance misuse can be challenging.  This hands-on workshop will provide practical tools for engaging such clients and discovering meaningful clinical goals.  This workshop will demonstrate how to get past the clients’ complaints and connect with the clients’ hearts.  Come prepared with challenging scenarios and join us for a fun and interactive day!

**Includes breakfast, lunch and coffee breaks

Print out the SLIDE DECK HERE before you attend!

Pre-Conference #2: Equity in Practice:  The What, Why, and How

Christina S. James, JD, MSW

Dante J. James, Esq.

Location: Beaver Run Resort, Breckenridge, CO
Date: September 27, 2023
Time: 8:00am - 4:30pm
Cost: $100 per person

Presented by The Gemini Group

The session is designed to create a common language and framework from which to engage in equity work both in and out of the therapeutic environment.  This session is designed to deeply educate all participants on the horrific and insidious racial history and how the ghosts of the past are foundational to, and still exist in, present-day policies, practices and procedures.   This is done from a focus on the institutional and systemic aspects of racism.  The definition, examples, and discussions address the intersectionality of identity, and allow participants to understand how to utilize an equity lens for any marginalized or underrepresented population. 

This session will also cover microaggressions and macro-microaggressions, understand micro-aggressions and their impact on the climate and culture of the workplace, understand macro-microaggressions and how the organizational culture or climate may be detrimentally impacting staff and clients, and how and when to respond to them. 

The goal is that participants leave the session knowing how to implement equity, not just “understand” it.

**Includes breakfast, lunch and coffee breaks

Don't forget to download your handouts!
Fair Selection
Cultural Humility
Equity Definitions
Equity Lens Questions
Therapist and Client

THANK YOU to the Colorado Health Foundation for your support in making this pre-conference possible!