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ACMHAI Membership Meetings

August 11, 2022 @ 12:00 pm - August 12, 2022 @ 12:00 pm

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ACMHAI Membership Meetings

August 11 and 12, 2022

Double Tree by Hilton | 10 Brickyard Drive, Bloomington, IL, 61702

This is an in-person meeting that will also be streamed via zoom for those that wish to attend virtually.



August 11, 2022


  • 12:00 pm Networking and Lunch
  • 1:00 pm Dual Track Sessions – The meeting will feature a dual track for the best practice training session. When registering please select one of the two following sessions:

1. Panel – Rural Mental Health: Policy and Innovation

This presentation will focus on rural mental health projects and community collaboration. | Speaker: Jessica Cantrall, MPH, CHES, Research Project Coordinator, Population Science and Policy, SIU School of Medicine

This presentation will focus on mental health policy using the SIU Population Science and Policy mental health brief as a basis for the presentation. | Speakers: T.J. Albers, MA, Health Policy Coordinator and Vistrit Choudhary, MPP, Health Policy Coordinator, Population Science and Policy, SIU School of Medicine

2. Adventure Therapy: Change and healing through community based experiences and adventure

This workshop will provide an introduction to the field of Adventure Therapy, including history, definition, and components of Adventure Therapy. Participants will learn the benefits of Adventure Therapy and nature-based interventions, and be given opportunities to experience interventions that can be incorporated into clinical practice, while paying specific attention to ethical considerations for the field. Participants will learn about Adventure Works of DeKalb County, Inc. and the work of a community based non-profit specializing in Adventure Therapy. Funding sources, challenges, outcomes and successes will be shared. Participants will leave the session with an understanding of Adventure Therapy as a beneficial alternative modality to traditional therapy. | Speakers: Shannon Kaecker, LCSW, Clinical Director, Adventure Works; Katie Watts, Executive Director of Adventure Works

  • 3:30 pm. Roundtable Discussion: Mark Heyrman from Mental Health America – Data Mapping Project
  • 4:00 pm Adjourn
  • 6:00 pm Group Dinner – Jim’s Steakhouse, Bloomington


August 12, 2022


  • 8:00 am Networking and Breakfast
  • 8:30 am Business Meeting
  • 12:00 pm Adjourn

Hotel Information: If you will need hotel accommodations, please click on the button below to reserve a room at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel in Bloomington, IL. The group room rate is $149 for a room with 1 king bed. All hotel reservations should be made directly through the DoubleTree Hotel using the ACMHAI group rate. Click here to reserve a room.

Final Rural Mental Health Flyer

Final Adventure Therapy Track Flyer


August 11, 2022 @ 12:00 pm
August 12, 2022 @ 12:00 pm
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DoubleTree by Hilton
10 Brickyard Drive
Bloomington, Illinois 61701
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