31st Annual Conference

DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Hotel Pheonix

September 09th - 13th, 2019

Resort details can be found
at Doubletree Hotel Pheonix

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Located in Beautiful Pheonix, AZ.


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E-mail completed registration form to: jgierisch@utah.gov
Or mail the completed form to:
Jana Gierisch, WPSHA Executive Director
P.O. Box 270 Provo, Utah 84603-0270
Telephone: (801)344-4200
Facsimile: (801)344-4291

2019 Annual Conference Information and Program


Begins at 8:00 a.m. on Monday, September 9th.


Doubletree Hotel Pheonix
320 North 44th St. Phoenix, Arizona


Reservations deadline is August 20th, 2019.

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A block of rooms has been reserved for September 9, 2019 – September 13, 2019.

Reserve rooms on-line at doubletree.hilton.com . Make sure you identify yourself as part of the group, Western Psychiatric State Hospital Association (WPSHA) to ensure you receive the agreed upon room rate from $109.00 per night.

Conference Agenda (Example from 2018. The 2019 agenda will be posted soon).

Tuesday, September 11

  • Implementation of Recovery Oriented Cognitive Therapy
  • Peer Network
  • Energy Saving Projects
  • Forensic Program / Group Homes
  • Tour of Montana State Hospital

Wednesday, September 12

  • Workplace Violence Prevention
  • Safe Training to Address Violence Behavior
  • Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports for ID/MI Diagnoses
  • Telebehavioral Health
  • Ligature Mitigation and Suicide Risk Assessment Efforts

Thursday, September 13

  • Diversion Plan for Incompetent to Stand Trial
  • Benchmarking Data Presentation