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Established in 1967

Illinois Association for Behavioral Health

(formerly IADDA)

is a statewide organization representing addiction and mental illness prevention, treatment and recovery services agencies, staff, consumers, affiliated organizations, and corporations.

Our Mission

The mission of the Illinois Association for Behavioral Health (IABH) is to advocate for sound public policies in the behavioral health field on behalf of clinicians, consumers, youth, family members, and individuals in recovery who are in need of services.  

We Envision

a healthy society in which:

  • Everyone battling addiction or mental illness have access to effective treatment
  • More people are in recovery
  • Communities actively participate in prevention and health promotion
  • Laws, public policies, and culture enhance everyone's well-being

We Educate

about the importance of Behavioral Health while sharing the message that addiction and mental illness are preventable, effective treatment strategies exist, and recovery is possible!  Our staff and members accomplish this through strategic advocacy efforts, comprehensive media campaigns, community forums, town hall meetings, letter writing, and much more.

What's New

Best Practices in Mental Health Treatment

This training will provide information on best practices in mental health treatment. Topics covered includes: best practices in client engagement; how to increase first and second attendance; the person centered recovery movement; the effective use of peers in mental health recovery; evidence-based mental health treatment including motivational incentives, motivational interviewing, feedback informed treatment, stage-based interventions, integrated co-occurring disorders treatment and the four (4) evidence-based essentials.

You will receive 6.5 CEU hours for this event. IAODAPCA/ICB Categories: Counselor I or II, Preventionist I or II, CARS I or II, CODP I, II or III, PCGC II, CCJP II, CAAP I, CRSS I or II, CVSS II, CPRS I or II, MAATP I or II, RDDP, CFPP II, NCRS II and/or Department of Financial and Professional Regulation: Registered Social Worker CE Sponsor (LCSW, LSW, LCPC, LPC) Psychologist CE Sponsor.

Friday, August 14 Virtual Session

8:30AM - 4:00PM

Lunch break from 12:00-1:00PM