BIG CHANGES WITH SMALL STEPS
2019 Annual Conference was a huge success!
Mass shootings and the mental health system, resilience strategies following trauma, and threat/risk assessment using a structured assessment approach were just a few of the hard-hitting topics featured at the 2019 AABH Annual Conference in Sacramento, Calif. on Aug.17-19.
With the theme of “Managing the Unimaginable: Treating the Effects of Violence In Its Many Forms,” the conference focused on the key issues of treating trauma, and assessing and treating violence in patients that impact PHP/IOP communities every day.
Held at Sacramento’s Hyatt Regency, conference speakers included experts such as Dr. Amy Barnhorst, Vice Chair of the community mental health dept. of psychiatry/behavioral sciences at the University of California (Davis), Dr. Bita Ghafoori, Director of the Long Beach Trauma Recovery Center, and Bob VandePol of Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services.
Fifty Years and Counting
For over fifty years, The Association for Ambulatory Behavioral Healthcare has served as a conduit for best practices and networking in the industry. Our mission is to promote Partial Hospitalization and Intensive Outpatient Programs as a vital component of the Behavioral Healthcare Continuum. Our vision is to provide education, advocacy and support for Partial Hospitalization Programs and Intensive Outpatient Programs.
Why Become a Member?
Our advocates are active in Washington, DC and have a continued dialogue with CMS regarding PHP/IOP levels of care, regulations, and reimbursement. Our members can also look forward to an annual national conference that offers presentations by behavioral health industry experts critical to the success of our clients’ programs as well as many other benefits!