The 42nd Annual Conference
is being held in-person and
virtually at the
Hilton Garden Inn, Manhattan, KS
September 14-17, 2021

The Annual Conference for Behavioral Health is presented by the Association of Community Mental Health Centers of Kansas in partnership with the Kansas Association of Addiction Professionals
and Kansas Association for Infant & Early Childhood Mental Health.

The conference provides educational opportunities to increase awareness of emerging trends, build skills and knowledge to provide behavioral health care, and advocate for policy change.

Thank you to our 2021
Annual Conference Sponsors


KVC Hospitals

Mid America ATTC


In-Person Pre-Conference September 14: $100.00

In-person Full Conference September 15-17: $275.00

In-person Single Day September 15 or 16: $175.00

In-person Friday Only September 17: $100.00


Virtual Pre-Conference September 14: $75.00

Virtual Full Conference September 15-17: $225.00

Virtual Single Day September 15 or 16: $125.00

Virtual Friday Only September 17: $75.00

CMEs will be available at our conference this year.

Hilton Garden Inn in Manhattan, KS – SOLD OUT

Nearby Hotels:


Chuck Ingoglia

Chuck Ingoglia

Dr. Veronica L. Hardy

Dr. Veronica L. Hardy

Dr. Sandra Bloom

Dr. Sandra Bloom

Paul Lebby

Paul Lebby

President and CEO-National Council for Mental Wellbeing

With more than 20 years of experience in behavioral health, Charles Ingoglia has worked as a provider, advocate, and educator for government and public sector organizations. Prior to becoming President and CEO of the National Council for Behavioral Health, he served as the Senior VP of Public Policy and Practice Improvement. He also serves as adjunct faculty at the George Washington University Graduate School of Political Management.

Dr. Veronica L. Hardy is a university professor, licensed clinical social worker, author, and professional consultant. Dr. Hardy holds a PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision and a Master of Social Work degree. She has multiple book publications including Becoming Un-Tangled: Eight Simple Strategies for Cleaning Up Your Life, Mind, and Habits, and The Process of Grief: The Underrated Form of Self-Care.

Dr. Hardy has co-authored academic journal articles focusing on child sex trafficking and has delivered innumerable presentations and seminars to the community, professional organizations, and both national and international conferences about human trafficking with a focus on prevention. Her focus on trauma-informed practice extends into the arena of promoting racial equity. As a university professor, she has facilitated diversity-related courses with a teaching style focusing on the affective process of multicultural competency development amongst mental health professionals.

Dr. Sandra L. Bloom is a Board-Certified psychiatrist, graduate of Temple University School of Medicine and currently Associate Professor, Health Management and Policy at the Dornsife School of Public Health, Drexel University. She is recognized nationally and internationally as one of the pioneers of trauma-informed care and the development of trauma-responsive systems. Dr. Bloom is the cofounder of Creating PRESENCE, a transformative organizational model focused on trauma-responsiveness and resilience that launched in 2020.

Dr. Paul Lebby is the Medical Director of Neuropsychology, and Director of Neurodevelopment at Valley Children’s Hospital and Valley Children’s Healthcare. He is Board certified in forensic neuropsychology, fellowship-trained, and carries the rank of Professor Emeritus. He was elected to fellow status with the National Academy of Neuropsychology, one of only five specialists worldwide given the honor that year. Dr. Lebby is a U.C. Berkeley graduate and returned to complete his doctoral education and clinical training in a joint U.C. Berkeley and U.C. San Francisco program within the departments of Neurology and Neurosurgery. He remains on medical staff at UCSF, in addition to Valley Children’s Hospital and Valley Children’s Healthcare Network in Central California