September 11-13, 2019

Full Conference Registration $250.00
Single Day Registration – Wednesday or Thursday $150.00
Single Day Registration – Friday $75.00

Thank you to our
2019 Sponsors

For information regarding opportunities to Sponsor or Exhibit at the conference, please contact Heather Elliott – helliott@acmhck.org.

Exhibitors Registration
For questions, please contact Heather Elliott – helliott@acmhck.org.


9:00am – 12:00pm Being an Expert Witness Judge Graber, Jeanne Brown, Dr. Rick Gaskill


7:00am Registration Open  
7:00am – 8:00am Breakfast  
8:00am – 8:15am General Session  
8:15am – 9:15am Keynote Speaker Sam Quinones
9:30am – 11:00am Gaming Disorder Wiley Harwell
9:30am – 11:00am Introduction to SPQM Michael Garrett
9:30am – 11:00am Leadership is a Decision not a Position of Authority Tim DeWeese
9:30am – 11:00am Timely Topics in Healthcare Policy Kyle Kessler and Guests
9:30am – 11:00am 2019 Legislative Recap & 2020 Forecast Rep. Brenda Landwehr, Rep. Henry Helgerson
11:15am – 12:15pm Keynote Speaker Chuck Ingoglia
12:15pm Lunch & Networking  
12:45pm – 1:45pm Keynote Speaker Patrick Kennedy
1:45pm – 2:00pm Book Signing Patrick Kennedy
2:00pm – 3:30pm 42 CFR & HIPAA: What You Need to Know Dulcinea Rakestraw, Deb Stidham, Pat Stilen
2:00pm – 3:30pm Anxiety Disorders (Part 1 of 2) Dr. Abby Callis
2:00pm – 3:30pm Measurement Based Care Jeff Capobianco
2:00pm – 3:30pm Telepsychiatry Jon (InnovaTel)
2:00pm – 3:30pm Working with Transgender Patients Ryan Cox, PhD
3:45pm – 5:00pm Anxiety Disorders (Part 2 of 2) Dr. Abby Callis
3:45pm – 5:00pm Circles of Security ELC
3:45pm – 5:00pm Emerging Treatment Trends in Mental Health Laura Sidlinger
3:45pm – 5:00pm Mental Health and Jails Stakeholder Panel TBD
3:45pm – 5:00pm OneCare Kansas Overview Rick Hoffmeister, RN
3:45pm – 5:00pm Southeast KS MHC School Collaborations Doug Wright
3:45pm – 5:00pm Strengths Plus Liz Worth & Bryan


7:00am Registration Open  
7:00am – 8:00am Breakfast  
8:00am – 8:15am Welcome/Announcements  
8:15am – 9:15am Keynote Speaker Kim Colegrove
9:30am – 11:00am A Comparison of Treatment Models: Harm Reduction vs. Abstinence Stacy Chamberlain
9:30am – 11:00am DLA 20 (Part 1 of 2) Annie Jensen
9:30am – 11:00am Introduction to Genetic Testing in Psychiatry Timothy Dellenbaugh, MD
9:30am – 11:00am Learning to Pause Mindfulness Training (Part 1 of 2) Kim Colegrove
9:30am – 11:00am Measurement Based Care Jeff Capobianco
9:30am – 11:00am KSDE & CMHC School Mental Health Pilot Sue Murnane + Pilots
11:15am – 12:45pm Accounting Practices Update TBD
11:15am – 12:45pm DLA 20 (Part 2 of 2) Annie Jensen
11:15am – 12:45pm Learning to Pause Mindfulness Training (Part 2 of 2) Kim Colegrove
11:15am – 12:45pm OneCare Kansas Overview Rick Hoffmeister, RN
11:15am – 12:45pm School Mental Health Implementation Components Cherie Blanchat
11:15am – 12:45pm Stand Together to Rethink Technology (START) Tim DeWeese, Krista Boan & Tracy Foster
11:15am – 12:45pm Tobacco Cessation  Rick Cagan & Guests
12:45pm – 1:45pm Lunch & Networking  
1:45pm – 3:15pm Child Psychopathology (Part 1 of 2) Dr. Abby Callis
1:45pm – 3:15pm Diagnosis of Gambling and Emergence of Gaming Disorder Misty Mustain
1:45pm – 3:15pm DLA 20 (Part 1 of 2) Annie Jensen
1:45pm – 3:15pm Employment Law Update TBD
1:45pm – 3:15pm  Peer Support Specialist Supervisor Training (Part 1) Bailey & Carrie
1:45pm – 3:15pm  Zero Reasons Why Shanna Burgess
3:30pm – 5:00pm Child Psychopathology (Part 2 of 2) Dr. Abby Callis
3:30pm – 5:00pm DLA 20 (Part 2 of 2) Annie Jensen
3:30pm – 5:00pm Providing Teletherapy and Telesupervision Shawna Wright
3:30pm – 5:00pm MHTTC Overview Joe Evans
3:30pm – 5:00pm Peer Support Specialist Supervisor Training (Part 2) Bailey & Carrie
3:30pm – 5:00pm SAMHSA Update Kim Nelson
3:30pm – 5:00pm Yellow Ribbon Suicide Prevention Program R. Falcon – Compass


7:30am Registration Open  
8:00am Breakfast  
8:45am – 12:00pm Drug Trends and Vaping Kevin Kufeldt
8:45am – 12:00pm Ethics David Barnham
8:45am – 12:00pm Financial Managers Roundtable Jerry McDonald
8:45am – 12:00pm MHFA Summit Sue Murnane 


The room block is open for reservations at the DoubleTree by Hilton Wichita Airport for the 40th Annual Conference for Behavioral Health.  There is a group reservation option for those of you who need to make multiple reservations.
The room block code is pre-populated, so there is no need for additional codes.

The room rate is $109 and will be available until August 13th or until the group block is sold-out, whichever comes first.

Please click on the link below.
Double Tree by Hilton Wichita Airport



Patrick Kennedy

Patrick Kennedy

Former Congressman (D-RI); Founder, The Kennedy Forum; Co-Founder, One Mind; Commissioner, President's Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis

Sam Quinones

Sam Quinones

Journalist, former reporter for the Los Angeles Times and author of Dreamland: The True Tale of America’s Opiate Epidemic.

Chuck Ingoglia

Chuck Ingoglia

President and CEO, The National Council for Behavioral Health.

Kim Colegrove

Kim Colegrove

Creator of PAUSE15 Meditation℠ and Learn to Pause℠ Mindfulness Training, and founder of The PauseFirst Project: Mindfulness for First Responders.