"The City That Listens"

Thanks for your interest in joining us as a speaker at Innovations in Behavioral Healthcare 2019! We can’t wait to hear your ideas about how we can elevate the industry and help more people heal together.

At our hometown conference, we’re excited to welcome you to “the city that listens.” As Nashville and the behavioral health field both develop and adapt to growth, we want to ensure that we take time to listen to the voices of the patients in our care and the peers in our circle. This conference has something for providers in all areas of the industry – from treatment programs, sober living centers and hospitals to clinicians, doctors and nurses.

As an expert in your field, we invite you to look through this sample schedule to learn more about how we plan to structure each day within the theme of IIBH. This isn’t an all-inclusive list by any means. But we hope it can give you an idea of our vision for IIBH, and hopefully it will spark an idea for how you might like to contribute.


Thursday, June 20
For the first day of IIBH, our focus will be on listening to the voice of the patient. In order to help someone heal, we first need to understand their personal needs and goals. Then once we meet an individual where they are on their recovery journey, we can be better equipped to care for them as a whole person and help them find their path to holistic health.
Potential topics: 
  • Patient demographics and trends 
  • Assessment of specialty populations
    • Seniors, professionals, adolescents, etc.
    • LGBTQ+, ethnic and racial minorities, etc.
  • Treating the whole family system with family programming
  • Holistic treatment in addiction treatment
  • Methods of treatment
    • Experiential therapies
    • CBT, DBT, EMDR, etc.
Friday, June 21
In addition to hearing from patients, it’s also vital to connect and learn from the colleagues around us. That’s why the second day of IIBH will focus on listening to the voice of the provider. We’re all in this together, so this conference is a great opportunity to come together and strengthen our culture of ethics, self-care and giving back to the community.
Potential topics: 
  • Developing and implementing ethical standards of care
  • Case management and documentation
  • Self-care for treatment providers
  • Research, measurement and outcomes
  • Legislation and policy changes that impact the industry and local communities