Summer Institute for Behavioral Health

Online scholarships are now available!

The Governor's Office of Youth, Faith and Family has just announced that they will be sponsoring 15 individuals to attend the Summer Institute remotely. If you couldn't otherwise afford a training opportunity like this, and you would like to attend virtually- now's the time! We'll be awarding the scholarships Monday evening at 4:00pm. Summer Institute educational sessions offer up to 15.5 hours of NASW-AZ continuing education. Apply now

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The 23rd Annual Summer Institute returns to the High Country Conference Center in Flagstaff Tuesday through Thursday, July 12-14, 2022. The theme of this year is Networks and Pathways. View the agenda

One of the largest comprehensive behavioral health conferences in Arizona, featuring evidence-based presentations that demonstrate creativity and innovation in the effective delivery of behavioral health care to diverse and under-represented members of the community. 

Meet nationally recognized experts, innovative local and government leaders, educators, researchers, clinicians, peer support specialists, counselors, outreach providers, and other professionals. Over 300 individuals from numerous private, state and federal agencies attend this conference each year. This year, there are two ways to attend: either in-person OR online. All of our sessions will be live streamed via Zoom. 

The Summer Institute provides a plethora of sessions for today’s healthcare and behavioral health professionals and partners, showcasing keynotes from nationally recognized researchers and experts, and more than 30 breakout sessions addressing a wide range of topics relevant to those working in the field. Take advantage of this opportunity to learn, share, network, and interact with your peers and industry leaders.

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In-person $495 until June 10th
In-person $695 after June 10th
Online Attendee $199

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2022 Agenda

Behavioral Health Awards Gala
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Keith Smith
Logistics Coordinator

Kevin Bushaw
Conferences and Event Manager


Summer Institute Publication

For each of our online Summer Institutes, we created an accompanying publication featuring our sponsors and presenters.

Read the 2021 book.

Read the 2020 book.


2020 publication

2021 publication