Dec. 6, 2023 Pre-Conference Seminar

On Wednesday, December 6, 2023, from 8:00 AM to Noon, IBHI will offer its annual, well-received seminar on Improving Emergency Department Flow for People with Behavioral Health Problems at the Paris Las Vegas Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, NV, preceding the 14th Annual National Update on Behavioral Emergencies Conference at the same location.


  • Stuart Buttlaire Ph.D., Regional Director of Behavioral Health for Northern California Kaiser Permanente
  • Robyn Chadwick, Former President, Ascension Via Christi St Joseph, Wichita, KN
  • Kristen D. Daugherty, LISW, LCSW, MBA, CEO for Emergence Health Network
  • Leon Evans MSW, Three Bears Consulting
  • Jeff Spight, Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer  Mind 24-7
  • Peter Brown MA, Exec. Dir. IBHI

8:00     Opening: Faculty introductions and schedule for the day 
8:05     Creating a better system of care: The process of change and the focus of the seminar: Peter Brown

8:25     Organizing crisis care and expediting treatment: Jeff Spight

9:05     Round table Q and A: Expediting care

9:35     Organizing for care prevention early interdiction: Kristen D. Daugherty

10:15   Break

10:25   Round table Q and A: Prevention early interdiction

11:00   Learning to place people in appropriate care: Robyn Chadwick

11:40   Round table Q and A: Placing people in appropriate care

12:10   Adjourn

Seminar Registration

Hotel Reservation

14th Annual National Update on Behavioral Emergencies Conference 

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