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Behavioral Health—Strategic Design Innovations that Improve Treatment Outcomes, Safety and the Bottom Line Workshop


When: May 15, 2019
Time: 9:00am Pacific
Where: Los Angeles, CA United States
What: Agenda
Price: $495
  • Check-in opens at 8:00 am, day concludes at 5:00 pm
  • 6.5 AIA/EDAC continuing education units
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$495

Consider the needs of behavioral health patients in every healthcare space you design...

The challenges created by today’s growing mental health and substance abuse crises reach far beyond the behavioral health unit into emergency departments, outpatient clinics and throughout acute care settings.

To support improved care and enhance staff safety, today’s design, facility and care professionals have to advance their understanding of design’s impact on behavioral health care and learn how to incorporate the best and latest design solutions throughout the healthcare setting.

Back by popular demand, this one day interactive, collaborative, problem-solving workshop is intended to enable design professionals to employ physical design strategies and methodologies that support improved care for behavioral health. Join us and engage with a faculty of experts in behavioral health and design to set the stage for the path forward. 

 

Location Information

Hyatt Regency Los Angeles Airport
6225 West Century Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90045
(424) 702-1234

Room deadline: April 15
Room rate: $169.00
Rooms available: May 14-15

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Learning Objectives

Hear the industry's leading behavioral health facility design experts share how design is making a difference in the lives of children and adults faced with behavioral and mental health conditions. They’ll   share real world experiences and future-looking insights into:

  • Existing standards and behavioral health models

  • Strategies that address behavioral health across various population groups

  • Design methodologies that hinder or enhance behavioral health

  • Case studies of state-of-the art facilities that support behavioral health

 

Who Should Attend

This unique experience is ideal for individuals who are intending to design new mental and behavioral health facilities and those wishing to evaluate the quality of their existing facilities.

  • Healthcare architects, planners, designers, and consultants
  • Behavioral health facility or department directors, physicians, nurses and managers
  • Healthcare facilities and planning executives
  • Hospital executives with behavioral health department oversight
  • Product manufacturers

 

 

Presenting Faculty

Stephen Verderber, Arch.D, NCARB, DP-ACSA, Professor & Director, Centre for Architecture, Design+Health Innovations, University of Toronto
Opening Keynote: "Architecture for Behavioural Health: International Trends in Therapeutic Design"

By the year 2030, the United Nations estimates the world’s population will reach 8.5 billion, a condition posing unprecedented pressure on the provision of essential healthcare services. More than sixty-six percent will reside in urban environments, a reality intensified by the deleterious consequences of global climate change and mass population migration. This will result in a critical need for expanded mental health care support services and treatment environments. The deleterious mental health consequences of sea level rise, intense weather events, drought and associated famine, wars, and over forestation will magnify. Urban stress, induced by the pressures of everyday life will result in chronic psychological diagnoses requiring a new generation of inpatient treatment hospitals and outpatient mental health counselling centres, as the unmet need for treatment of this type is likely to be acute. Will governmental and private sector care providers and philanthropic foundations rise to the challenge? In response, a comprehensive international survey was undertaken on recent trends and best facility design practices in therapeutic/psychiatric architectural and landscape environments pertaining to the diagnosis and treatment of behavioural and substance abuse disorders. This work included a design case study on the reinvention of a psychiatric hospital campus in Canada and its struggle to redevelop its existing physical infrastructure. This is followed by a typology of evidence-based design considerations-guidelines for researchers, designers, builders, administrators, direct care providers, administrators, patients and their families/significant others, community-based mental health advocacy groups, and health policy specialists.  Specific issues addressed include nurse workstation hybridity, emerging view simulation technologies, environmental stewardship, biophilic site planning strategies, and functional and aesthetic deinstitutionalization strategies.

 

Michele Cohen, M.Arch, OAA, MRAIC, LEED, Principal, NORR
"Safety for All: Keeping Patients and Staff Safe in Behavioral Health"

Although mental health awareness is on the rise funding for Outpatient Mental Health programs is being cut across North America. At a time when healthcare systems capacity to deliver mental health services is shrinking the need is rising.  The result of the loss of these programs is a marked increase in patients presenting at emergency departments who require treatment for mental health issues. This unique patient population has very specific needs and require environments that are safe for both the patient as well as the staff.  Healthcare organizations are creating specialized crisis beds both in and outside of the ED and short stay units. Recently there has been lots of discussion around the best physical layouts for these areas within the emergency department but very little about the actual construction and materials best suited for theses environments.  Design standards have yet to be developed. This session will review 2 case studies of built behavioral health areas within existing emergency department. We will provide an in-depth look at the materials, products and systems developed to provide safe and durable environments with special attention given to anti- ligature and durability.

 

Scott Holmes, RA, ACHA, LEED® AP, Principal, BWBR
"Realizing the Benefits of a Human-Centered Approach in Behavioral Health"
While an entrance can open to a world of effective mental health care for patients, the door, itself, can set a tone that either creates fear or comfort. Such non-linear connections between patient and the environment has the power to build a relationship that improves care delivery by meeting patients where they are and keeping them at the center of care. This session explores the strategies and cost implications of a human-centered approach to design that leverages tangible and intangible elements to strengthen staff-patient connections, facilitate innovations, and create a safer place for behavioral health care.


 

Rick Dahl, AIA, Principal & Architect, BWBR 
"Realizing the Benefits of a Human-Centered Approach in Behavioral Health"

While an entrance can open to a world of effective mental health care for patients, the door, itself, can set a tone that either creates fear or comfort. Such non-linear connections between patient and the environment has the power to build a relationship that improves care delivery by meeting patients where they are and keeping them at the center of care. This session explores the strategies and cost implications of a human-centered approach to design that leverages tangible and intangible elements to strengthen staff-patient connections, facilitate innovations, and create a safer place for behavioral health care.

 

 

David Sine, DrBE, ARM, CSP, CPHRM, Ethics Fellow, American Medical Association
"Behavior Health Design: An Update"

 

 

 

 

 

Mitch Goplen, FMA, EDAC, Vice President Facility Services, Billings Clinic
"The Billings Clinic Psychiatric Stabilization Unit"

 

 

 

 

 

 


Lyle M. Seavy, PhD, MS, LCPC, NCC, CCMHC, Director of Psychiatric Services, Billings Clinic

"The Billings Clinic Psychiatric Stabilization Unit"

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ric Heldt, AIA, ACHA, ASAI, COO | Principal, AE Design
"The Billings Clinic Psychiatric Stabilization Unit"