25th Annual Summer Institute

The 25th Annual Summer Institute returns to the High Country Conference Center in Flagstaff Wednesday through Friday, July 10-12, 2024. The theme of this year is Equity in Action: Innovation in Practice Settings.

Join us for our Annual Social Work Conference where we'll delve into the heart of social justice in action. Our theme, 'Equity in Action: Innovation in Practice Settings,' sets the stage for dynamic discussions, groundbreaking ideas, and actionable strategies to advance social work practice. Engage with leaders, practitioners, and advocates as we explore innovative approaches to  fostering meaningful change in diverse practice settings. Be inspired, empowered, and equipt to drive real-world impact in the pursuit of a more just and equitable society. Together, let's turn our commitment to equity into tangible action. 

Be invited to work towards a solution by attending one of the largest comprehensive behavioral health conferences in Arizona. Meet recognized experts, innovative local and government leaders, educators, researchers, clinicians, peer support specialists, counselors, outreach providers, and other professionals. Over 300 individuals from private, state and federal agencies attend this conference each year.  

The 2024 Summer Institute provides today’s social workers and behavioral health professionals with keynotes from researchers and experts, featuring evidence-based presentations that demonstrate creativity and innovation in the effective delivery of care to diverse and under-represented members of the community. 

The conference format includes 20+ breakout sessions, table discussions, and keynotes with the aim to provide an opportunity to earn 15 CEU’s with the NASW-AZ (pending approval). Take advantage of this opportunity to learn, share, network, and interact with your peers and industry leaders.

Registration is currently open!

Quick Links

Registration is currently open until June 1st

Registration Link

Call for Presentation

Sponsorship Packet


In-person $540 until June 15th
In-person $650 beginning June 16th


2024 Agenda

Scholarship Information


The Governor's Office of Youth, Faith and Family logo - Seal of the State of Arizona

Arizona State University, School of Social Work appreciates support from The Governor's Office of Youth, Faith and Family.  They have provided scholarships for valley social workers and behavior health professionals in years past. Please check in for updates on available scholarships for the 2024 Summer Institute.  


Scholarship Application



Toni Peters
Project 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.


Book cover - 21st Annual Summer Institute for Behavioral Health

Book cover - 22nd Annual Summer Institute for Behavioral Health