Why People Come to The College for Behavioral Health Leadership

For 35 years, The College for Behavioral Health Leadership has a proven  record of bringing together leaders across all behavioral health sectors, fostering consensus and innovation on the most important issues impacting the field. The College seeks to be the premier forum for the exchange of new policy ideas that contribute to the improvement in the lives of people with mental health and substance use conditions and the systems that provide prevention, treatment and recovery services.

Access:  Membership provides connections with behavioral health leaders that have sponsored and led innovations across the US!
The Annual Summit: serves as the incubator of national change that address core issues challenging the mental health and addiction recovery fields.
Leadership: The College supports emerging leaders and offers a mentorship program that pairs emerging and senior leaders in a year of learning.
Networking:  Calls focused on policy and practice, a listserv, the website, inspirational Arm Chair Reflections, and webinars presented by experts, members learn with and from the best thinkers in the field.
Connections:  Members tell us this is the one place where individuals from all sectors can work together to create change on substantive issues.

Additional Benefits: 

  • Participation on committees and interest groups. 
  • Access to webinars and leadership resources.
  • Annual subscription to Behavioral Healthcare at no charge and the opportunity to purchase Mental Health Weekly and Alcohol & Drug Abuse Weekly at reduced rates.
  • Access to contact information through t member directory.
  • BYOCC (Bring Your Own Credit Card) lunch and dinners across the country hosted by The College for Behavioral Health Leadership colleagues.
  • Individual and Organizational Memberships


Join online by completing the form below, including payment with MasterCard or Visa.
The form is also available from this link (MS Word) and may be completed and returned with payment by check.
Questions? Contact Dr. Kris Ericson, executive director.


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The College for Behavioral Health Leadership Members may purchase as one-year subscription to either or both of the publications noted below for an additional fee.



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