About the Symposium


Join us March 29 – April 1, 2017 for Great Speakers, Specialized Tracks, and Great Networking Opportunities.

On behalf of the DFW Behavioral Health Symposium Staff, Committee Members, & Volunteers we would like to thank everyone who participated in our last two Annual Symposiums. We look forward to seeing you again in the Spring of 2017.

Registration is Open


The Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex is comprised of 239 individual cities spanning across 12 counties and home to over 6.3 million individuals. Our weather, entertainment, and business climate are second to none. It was inevitable that the DFW Behavior Health Symposium would come to fruition, destined to become one of the industries leading symposiums.

The DFW Behavioral Health Symposium is designed to serve a variety of individuals and disciplines. This includes clinicians, case managers, administrators, judicial representatives, advocates, educators, researchers, students, families, planners, and others concerned with improving services, supports, and quality of life for our community. From substance abuse to behavioral health, you are encouraged to attend the DFW Behavioral Health Symposium.

Focusing on the latest practical strategies will help build upon the innovations and strengths of our communities while addressing the behavioral health needs throughout the area. Creation and sustainability of services during these challenging economic times demand that we all work together expressing new ideas, proven methods, evidence based practices, and exploring collaborative efforts on every level.

Join us in 2017 for an unforgettable event. We believe that once you attend the DFW Behavioral Health Symposium it will become an annual tradition. Remember the conference becomes more effective when you participate, consider sponsoring, exhibiting, or submitting a proposal to present on a topic you are passionate about.


Workshop Themes:

  • Collaboration/partnerships (including: business, child welfare, early childhood, education, faith based, foundations, government, juvenile justice, recreation, transportation, workforce, youth development, and other community-based organizations)
  • Cultural and linguistic competence
  • Evidence-based and promising practices
  • Family-driven services and supports
  • Funding and financing strategies
  • Public health approaches, including promotion, prevention and resiliency strategies
  • Service provision innovations (including those related to accessing services)
  • Social marketing (including education and outreach)
  • Successes at overcoming challenges
  • Suicide prevention
  • Sustainability
  • Technology innovations
  • Workforce
  • Youth development
  • Youth engagement and youth-led initiatives


Our no cancellation policy goes into effect March 22nd @ 11:59pm CST