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

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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Reserve Your Room


Embassy Suites by Hilton Flagstaff - 
706 South Milton Road, Flagstaff, AZ, 86001, US

Make a reservation - $179/night (Booking deadline June 30)

Located in Flagstaff, Embassy Suites by Hilton Flagstaff is in the historical district, within a 5-minute walk of Northern Arizona University and the Conference Center.

Make yourself at home in one of the 119 air-conditioned rooms featuring refrigerators and flat-screen televisions. Your pillowtop bed comes with down comforters and premium bedding, and all rooms are furnished with double sofa beds. Complimentary wired and wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and cable programming provides entertainment. Private bathrooms with bathtubs or showers feature designer toiletries and hair dryers. Take advantage of recreational opportunities offered, including an outdoor pool, a spa tub, and a fitness center.

Additional amenities at this hotel include complimentary wireless Internet access, gift shops/newsstands, and a fireplace in the lobby. Enjoy a meal at the restaurant, or stay in and take advantage of the hotel's room service (during limited hours). Mingle with other guests at the complimentary reception, held daily. Quench your thirst with your favorite drink at the bar/lounge. Featured amenities include complimentary wired Internet access, a 24-hour business center, and express check-out. Planning an event in Flagstaff? This hotel has 650 square feet (60 square meters) of space consisting of conference space and a meeting room. Self parking (subject to charges) is available onsite.

Reserve your hotel room now at our host hotel, the Drury Inn & Suites Flagstaff. Click here to reserve the rooms that have been held for our group.

The Drury Inn, Flagstaff 

The Drury Inn Flagstaff wants guests to feel safe from check-in to check-out and everywhere in between. They are proud to partner with Ecolab Inc. – a global leader in hygiene and infection prevention solutions for the hospitality industry. In this collaborative effort, we will use Ecolab products as part of enhanced cleaning and disinfecting procedures to help ensure a clean, safe stay.

Drury Hotels commits to continually evaluate processes and implement timely changes to comply with CDC cleaning and disinfecting guidelines.

In addition to the rate, these amenities are included:

  • Free Hot Breakfast - Start every day with make-your-own Belgian waffles, scrambled eggs, sausage, fresh fruit, oatmeal, biscuits and gravy, KELSO+BROS® coffee and more. Free hot breakfast is served daily from 6–9:30 a.m. on weekdays and 7–10 a.m. on weekends.
  • Free 5:30 Kickback®* - Join us from 5:30–7 p.m. every evening to enjoy free hot food and cold beverages at our 5:30 Kickback®.
  • Free Wi-Fi Throughout the Hotel - Get the score, check your social networks or email family members from anywhere in the hotel – for free!
  • On-Site Facilities - Take advantage of the business center, fitness center or pool while you’re away from home. Print your boarding pass, finish a presentation or check e-mail in our business centers.

*Availability of the above-listed amenities is subject to local, state, and federal restrictions and mandates as they relate to COVID-19 or the novel Coronavirus. To receive an updated list of what is currently available at the Hotel, please contact the Hotel directly.

Please make your reservations by Thursday, June 9, 2022 to receive your group rate. Reservations made after this date will be subject to prevailing rate and availability. Reservations may also be made by calling 1-800-325-0720 and refer to your group number 2429399.


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.


SI 2020 Publication Cover

SI 2021 Publication Cover