CBHC Holds the Largest Behavioral Health Conference in the State of Colorado

Each year, hundreds of behavioral health specialists, members of the state and criminal justice system, physical health providers, and university students attend CHBC’s annual behavioral health conference. The conference focuses on best clinical and business practices in behavioral health.

Specific topics include:

  • Mental health
  • Substance use disorders
  • Social determinants of health
  • Colorado and National guidelines

Conference participants earn continuing education credits, and they experience exceptional training in camaraderie with other attendees. We welcome anyone with interest in the behavioral health field to attend CBHC’s annual conference.

Thank you to all who attended this year's conference! We look forward to sharing more information with you about our 2021 conference as it arises.

View our Full Program

View Here

Trauma-Informed Care


Learn More

Meet our Keynote Speakers

Robert Kolker

Robert Kolker is the author of Hidden Valley Road, an instant #1 New York Times best-seller published in April 2020. Hidden Valley Road is both a scientific detective story and a family saga. Based on the history of the Galvin family of Colorado Springs, the book weaves together the scientific studies of schizophrenia and the family’s experience of six out of their 12 children developing different forms of schizophrenia beginning in the 1960s. The book chronicles their experience and the history of the study of schizophrenia all the way to present day.

Brent C. James, M.D., M.Stat.

Brent James is internationally recognized for his work in clinical quality improvement and patient safety. Dr. James helps improve the infrastructure of clinical work; he focuses his efforts on improving clinical culture, data systems, payment methods and management roles. Through the Intermountain Advanced Training Program in Clinical Practice Improvement (ATP), he has personally trained more than 5,000 senior physicians as well as nursing and administrative executives in proven clinical management methods.

Schedule of Events Overview

Date Topic Time
Wednesday, Sept 30 Pre-Conference: Understanding Secondary Traumatic Stress and Cumulative Stress 9:00am – 12:30pm
Wednesday, Sept 30 Trauma-Informed Yoga Session 1:00pm – 2:00pm
Thursday, Oct 1 General Session: Doing Well by Doing Good: Using Quality to Reduce the Cost of Clinical Care | Brent C. James, MD, MStat 9:00am – 10:30am
Thursday, Oct 1 Breakout Sessions, Networking, Training & Development Opportunities, and Visiting with Exhibitors 11:00am – 4:30am
Thursday, Oct 1 Movie Screening: “The Shake Up” and Live Q&A with the Director and Cast Member 5:30pm – 7:00pm
Friday, Oct 2 Keynote Session: Hidden Valley Road: A Colorado Mental Health Story | Robert Kolker 9:00am – 10:30am
Friday, Oct 2 Breakout Sessions, Networking, Training & Development Opportunities, and Visiting with Exhibitors 11:00am – 4:30pm

View last year's conference