Call for Proposals Opens 6/15/23


the brothers Koren



During the C-suite opening event at Emerging Themes in Behavioral, the executives presented an Anthem for the Changing Workforce titled “Open to Hope Again.” We extend a special shout-out to the Brothers Koren for their incredible contribution to this evolutionary experience.

This uplifting and inspirational anthem reflects the spirit of adaptation and transformation in today’s dynamic work environment. The C-suite recognizes the importance of fostering a positive and fulfilling workplace culture that empowers employees and embraces change.

Take a moment to tune in and let the music resonate with you. We hope it inspires you to embrace the evolving nature of work and find your own path to happiness within your professional journey.

By listening to “Open to Hope Again,.” you’ll be immersed in a musical journey that captures the essence of the changing workforce and the pursuit of happiness in professional life. The Anthem serves as a reminder that happiness and fulfillment are not just achievable goals but essential elements in driving success and innovation.

What a beautiful event. So much care and thought into every detail. A very unique conference with academic aspect and also a connecting, meaningful, nurturing energy.

Wendy Oliver-Pyatt, MD

Emerging Themes in Behavioral Health is proud to offer clinicians and the community an opportunity to attend content-rich workshops that are research-based and forward-thinking. Our conference is a platform for mental health leaders and clinicians to discuss and exchange evidence-based best practices on the most relevant mental health topics impacting our society today.

We are thrilled to partner with the UCLA Luskin Conference Center for a live two-day event on April 17-19th, 2024. Our goal is to initiate dialogue on innovative, clinical, research-based knowledge, and we have gathered a group of dynamic leaders in the field of behavioral healthcare to spark the conversation. Emerging Themes in Behavioral Health will serve as a launching pad for clinicians and mental health professionals to share ideas and best practices, leading to improved care for patients and communities.


2023 Topic’s included: Emergent Behavioral Health: Critical Issues in the Pandemic Era

(L-R) Gail E. Wyatt, PhD, Michele Cooley-Strickland, M.Ed., PhD, Tamra Burns Loeb, Ph.D., Dorothy Chin, PhD.

Available as Self-paced course for CE’s, CME’s.

A huge thanks to Renee Baribeau and Monica Montoya and Marlon Rollins and the rest of the team at Montare Behavioral Health and Renewal for being such amazing hosts at the fabulous Emerging Themes in Behavioral Health Conference. I am so grateful I attended to see some amazing presentations and connect with incredible professionals!!!

Elisa Lisa Saunders

Really great conference and we were grateful to sponsor.We made amazing connections and met fantastic people and I think a lot of important partnerships will results. The content was spectacular and broad in its scope. There was something for everyone.


Eliza Foltz

Kevin Hines

Kevin Hines is a storyteller. He is a best selling author, global public speaker, and award winning documentary filmmaker. In the Year 2000, Kevin attempted to take his life by jumping off the Golden Gate Bridge. Many factors contributed to his miraculous survival including a sea lion which kept him afloat until the Coast Guard arrived. Kevin now travels the world sharing his story of hope, healing, and recovery while teaching people of all ages the art of wellness & the ability to survive pain with true resilience. 

His motto: #BeHereTomorrow and every day after that. 

Aleksei Archer

 Welcome Reception, Invocation & Talk with Actress,  Philanthropist, and Suicide Loss Survivor.

Aleskei Archer

Aleksei is a philanthropist with her own non-profit called Mourning Glory, under which she is producing a docu-series. Having appeared in numerous tv shows and features, Aleksei is expanding her acting work into into creating and producing. She’s Executive Producing two indie feature films. And Aleksei is the creator of her own semi-autobiographical half-hour dark comedy, called Venice Beach Scumbags,  and is currently in talks with some very notable entertainment companies about picking it up.

 Marc Brackett, PhD

Founder and Director of the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence

Emerging Themes in BH
Marc Brackett, Ph.D., is the Founder and Director of the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence and a Professor in the Child Study Center of Yale University. He is the lead developer of RULER, an evidence-based approach to social and emotional learning that has been adopted by nearly 2,000 pre-K through high schools across the United States and in other countries. He also serves on the Board of Directors for the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL).
Dr Timothy Fong, MD

16 million Americans suffer from depression. Approximately 40% of depression patients are resistant to current first-line SSRI medications. Patients are ready to embrace new Evidenced-Based Treatment Protocols that can offer relief. There are also complimentary therapies to these evidenced-based treatments that are giving long term sufferers, Hope. On Saturday we will speak about these new treatment modalities: , Ketamine Assisted Therapy, MDMA, and More.  On Saturday afternoon, sample some of these supportive complimentary treatments.

Manhood Exposed

Keynote Panel with Marlon Rollins, PhD

The Doctors Panel

While men are less likely than women to seek treatment, does that mean they don’t need help? Our experts think Not.  Men are far more likely to commit suicide than women. These Doctors and Therapists will explore the warning signs and offer suggestions on how to entice men into receiving much-needed help.

Masculine Symptoms can include Anger, Stress, Overwork, Addiction, and Feeling Hopeless and Suicidal. This will be an engaging talk for all.

Workforce Wellbeing: Reinvigorating Your Team: Pre-Conference Seminar

Pre-Conference Symposium for Industry Executives, Owners, and Community Leaders

Emerging Themes in BH
For c-level and top management professionals a day to unwind, learn, connect and be experience new technology for treating your stress and anxiety.  This portion of the event will include; a Keynote on Burnout by Montare Founder, Rabbi JD Kalmenson,  A Panel discussion by behavioral healthcare industry leaders, and a lunch time round table discussion about recruitment and maintaining quality employees. Surprises and entertaining guests.
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