Conference Cost: $500

Pre-Conference Costs:

MHFA Summit of the Rockies: $60

De-escalation Skills Training: $165

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.

Welcome to the CBHC 2024 Annual Behavioral Health Conference!

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Meet our Keynotes

Jeff Havens

Conquering Tomorrow: Reframing our Outlook on Change

This talk is designed for anyone who has ever approached an upcoming change with hesitation or dread (which is everyone). Conquering Tomorrow takes audiences on a journey through some of life’s most common “bad” changes – some personal, some professional – to reveal a profound and important truth: that while the process of going through difficult changes may not always be fun, the end result of those changes is usually far better than we’re afraid it will be. Oh, and did we mention that the whole thing is funny? Delivered with Jeff’s trademark wit and infectious enthusiasm, Conquering Tomorrow is a highly personalized approach to one of the thorniest challenges facing modern businesses – getting employees and clients to buy into the changes that will inevitably come. Part motivational speech, part change management seminar, and all hilarious, Conquering Tomorrow will leave you feeling like you can handle anything the world throws at you – even if you weren’t looking for it.

Nita Farahany

Merging Technology and Neuroscience: The Battle for Your Brain

We’re in an era where the lines between technology and the human mind are increasingly blurred. This intriguing premise sets the stage for Nita Farahany’s exploration of the transformative potential of brain-sensing technology and artificial intelligence. In her talk, she offers a profound glimpse into the near future, demystifying the complex advancements in AI and neurotechnology and making them accessible. A leading voice on the ethics of emerging technologies, Nita unveils the potential that these new tools have to delve into the deepest realms of human consciousness. The implications are vast and varied, ranging from revolutionizing healthcare with groundbreaking diagnostic and treatment methods, to enhancing cognitive abilities, and fundamentally altering our interaction with the digital world. She balances this optimism with a thoughtful examination of potential risks—concerns that extend beyond the hypothetical. Nita encourages the audience to take an active role in shaping a future where technological advancements are not just unrestrained progressions, but are steered towards augmenting our personal freedoms and dignity.

Schedule of Events Overview (Times & Events Subject to Change)

Date Topic Time
Wednesday, Sept 25 Pre-Conferences 8:00am - 4:00pm
Thursday, Sept 26 Mental Health First Aid Awards 8:45am – 9:00am
Thursday, Sept 26 Keynote: Jeff Havens 9:00am – 10:30am
Thursday, Sept 26 Breakout Sessions 11:00am - 5:00pm
Thursday, Sept 26 Networking Reception 5:15pm - 6:30pm
Friday, Sept 27 Golden Abacus & Golden Lightbulb Awards 8:45am - 9:00am
Friday, Sept 27 Keynote: Nita Farahany 9:00am - 10:30am
Friday, Sept 27 Breakout Sessions 11:00am - 4:30pm
Saturday, Sept 28 Breakout Sessions 8:00am - 11:00am

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