Community-Based Mental Health Care at IPS

IPS is a collaborative meeting for all mental health clinicians—including psychiatrists, social workers, advanced practice & psychiatric nurses, counselors and psychologists—about how to more effectively serve our patients & communities.

From topics like collaborative & interdisciplinary care to diversity and health equity, and a special pre-conference on early psychosis, attendees will find relevant education among 80+ sessions.


The Role of Interdisciplinary Collaboration in the Evolving Health Care System: Past, Present, & Future

Improving Access Through a Proactive Behavioral Health Team's Collaborative Consultation Model


The Intersection of Serious Mental Illness and Opioid Use Disorder: Treatment Innovation within the Community Mental Health Center Setting

Treating Intellectual and Developmental Disability Across the Life Cycle: Collaborative Care Models to Improve Behavioral and Primary Care Outcomes


Explore the 2019 Meeting Theme



Community Psychiatry
Collaborative & Interdisciplinary Care
Substance Use & Addiction
Diversity & Health Equity



Early Psychosis Pre-Conference

The Second National Conference on Advancing Early Psychosis Care

Wednesday, Oct. 2  |  Sheraton New York Times Square

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A one-day, clinically focused pre-conference on innovative early psychosis care

APA, NIMH, SAMHSA, and SMI Adviser are partnering with PEPPNET (Psychosis-Risk and Early Psychosis Program Network) to bring together a diverse group of speakers, including national experts in coordinated specialty care implementation comprised of: clinical experts, mental health policy leaders, and people who themselves have experienced psychosis and recovery. The pre-conference will explore the theme: The Complexities of Real-World Care.


What People Are Saying About IPS


This conference is essential to [clinicians] working to address social justice, stigma, advocacy, community mental health, and underserved populations. It is the perfect size to allow for networking and partnership."

As a mental health advocate, I really enjoyed [IPS] and learned a lot. There was a good balance of updates to the field of psychiatry but also a lot of information regarding the field of mental health. As a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), it was very enriching. I appreciate the reduced cost for the mental health providers because we need to access this information as well."

The collaborative energy was palpable and the topics covered where very helpful. I had difficulty choosing what to attend because I wanted to go to so many presentations."



Hear from Experts in Psychiatric Mental Health, Nursing and Social Work

Laura Kelly, Ph.D., R.N., A.P.N., PMHCNS-BC

Director, Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Program
Columbia University School of Nursing

Candice Knight, Ed.D., Ph.D., A.P.N.

Director, Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Program
NYU College of Nursing

Barbara R. Sprung, D.N.P., R.N.

Director, Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Program
Stony Brook University School of Nursing