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Behavioral Health Webinar Day: Webinar 3 - Safe Emergency Departments through Innovative Design, Technologies and Staffing Considerations

When: December 13, 2018
Time: 1:00pm Pacific
Price: $65 Individual View/$150 Group View

1 unit EDAC continuing education
1 unit AIA continuing education

CEU forms available for download during webinar


This webinar is free to our Affiliate+ members.


This webinar is one of three webinars that are part of our Behavioral Health Webinar Day. To buy a pass to all three webinars, click here. 


In this session we will explore the impacts architects, planners and interior designers can have on the behavioral health epidemic.  While, as designers, we have little control over funding and other socio-economic factors that contribute to the crisis, but what we do have is the ability to increase efficiency for the caregivers with our designs and the ability to positively enhance the patients experience.  We will assess the current state of behavioral health in the United States and look to what the future holds.  Analysis of case studies will be presented to address both the current state and design approach, but also to consider forward thinking progressive design responses for this underserved area.  The initiation of care, often in the emergency department, is a very important aspect of access to care.  This session will present ways in which the design community can collectively contribute to the urgent need.


Learning Objectives

  • How significantly important Behavioral Health is to data

  • Details of successful Delivery Models

  • Impacts of the physical environment to Behavioral Health

  • Safety Concerns of the behavioral health in the ED


Presenting Faculty

Dennis C. Robert, AIA, Principal | Studio Director, Array Architects

Dennis Robert, a Principal and Studio Director with Array Architects, has been dedicated to the pursuit of optimal healthcare design and project management his entire career. From his native Louisiana to New York and Charlotte to Anchorage, Dennis has developed client solutions with planners, clinicians, operations and data analysts. While Dennis’ interest in the operational side of healthcare remain important, there is nothing he feels can shadow the patient experience and designing to the patients’ needs holistically, clinical need as well as experiential.  Further he believes these aspects can coexists.  Of the many service lines and aspects of care Dennis has designed, Emergency Care has been integral to his career, designing over 40 emergency Departments all of which address behavioral health, most have had dedicated units.