Syracuse Behavioral Healthcare is pleased to be hosting the 2017 Northeast Behavioral Healthcare Conference.

This growing conference gives professionals the opportunity to develop interdisciplinary approaches to treatment. We invite treatment professionals to join us as we focus on “Promoting Change in People, Programs, and Practices.”

The full conference schedule is available for your review and includes presenters from public and private organizations throughout the Northeast that will reflect a diverse set of perspectives to facilitate discussion.


Continuing education credits will be available to NYS Social Workers, CASACs, and Recreation Therapists. The conference also provides continuing education for peers through the NY Certification Board. Attendees will have the opportunity to earn up to 11 credits across this two-day event.

This year’s conference is being held at the Marriott Syracuse Downtown. Located in a magnificently restored historic building dating from 1924 and boasting state of the art conference space, the hotel provides an ideal venue for the 2017 Northeast Behavioral Healthcare Conference.

Pre-Conference Institute
April 18th (12:30 PM-4:30 PM)
Putting the Transtheoretical Model into
Practice for Whole Health
Presented by:
James O. Prochaska, Ph. D. and
Janice M. Prochaska, Ph. D.
  Northeast Behavioral Healthcare Conference
April 19th 8:00 AM-4:30 PM
“Promoting Change in People, Programs,
and Policies”
Keynote: Whole Health for Addictions
Given by: Dr. James O. Prochaska, Ph.D.

Integration of behavioral healthcare requires common models, measures, and methods for changing a small number of behaviors that account for a big percentage of chronic diseases, disabilities, and premature death. 

This workshop will demonstrate how to apply the principles and processes of change to each stage of change — Precontemplation (not ready), Contemplation (getting ready), Preparation (ready), Action, and Maintenance. 


Dr. Prochaka’s presentation will review how addressing the five biggest health concerns produces unprecedented impacts to enhance health and well-being. Common principles of change exist for behaviors including smoking, unhealthy diet, sedentary behavior, stress and alcohol misuse. These principles organized around the stages of change can help individuals simultaneously change multiple risk behaviors while enhancing multiple domains of well-being.

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