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Webinar: Designed for the Mind: Environments for Behavioral Telehealth Delivery

When: March 17, 2022
Time: 12:00pm Pacific
Price: FREE

1 unit EDAC continuing education
1 unit AIA continuing education
IDCEC credit also available**

CEU forms available for download during webinar


What’s next in post-COVID design considerations for telehealth delivery of behavioral health services?

The COVID-19 pandemic, and the subsequent economic downturn, has adversely affected the mental health of the nation. Further, it has created new barriers for people already suffering from mental illness and substance use disorders. 

This phenomenon has resulted in a second public health emergency — a global mental health crisis. We continue to see an increase in mental health issues among the general population, while organizations begin to plan ahead as demands begin to elevate. 

What is being done to help meet this coming surge? 

A significant emphasis has been placed on telehealth to deliver care across the entire behavioral health continuum of care now, and into the future. As patients and mental health professionals become accustomed to technological advancements related to this area, the more ingrained this type of remote therapy becomes. 

Due to this increased demand and wide acceptance of telemental health services, design and construction solutions need to adapt to the mass adoption of this platform. This webinar examines how behavioral health facilities can prepare for the future of mental healthcare delivery.


Learning Objectives

  • Understand the impact of COVID-19 on behavioral health care.
  • Explore the implications of telehealth on behavioral health care delivery.
  • Examine design, infrastructure, construction, and technology implications required for successful telepsychiatry programs.
  • Formulate predictions about the long-term use of telehealth in mental health care.



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Presenting Faculty

Anosha Zanjani, Associate AIA., B.Sc., M.S., M. Arch, Behavioral Health Design Specialist, HDR

Anosha Zanjani is a behavioral health designer and researcher based out of the HDR Los Angeles studio. Prior to her career in architecture, she had an established career in the mental health field. After earning a Bachelor of Science with honors in psychology and neuroscience from the University of Toronto, she went on to work in psychiatric facilities, private practice and academic institutions, where she conducted clinical research and worked directly with patients suffering from severe mental health disorders. Anosha has lectured at international conferences and her research has been published in over a dozen of the world’s top peer-reviewed journals in psychology and psychiatry.


Brian Giebink, AIA, EDAC, LEED AP BD+C, Behavioral Health Planner, HDR

Brian Giebink focuses on healthcare, education and sustainable design. He is driven by a passion for creating the best spaces and environments to support the relationship between health, wellness and education. He has previously explored the intersection between K-12 education and health through his work on the Valleyview Treatment Centre and through volunteer work with Design 4 Others on the Flying Kites New School in Kenya. Brian is currently working with the HDR Minneapolis studio to design a new home for Spero Academy, a beacon of hope for students who require special education in Minneapolis. Brian is committed to creating opportunities for professional growth both inside and outside the office. Within HDR, Brian is helping to coordinate an inaugural, global mentorship program for the architecture practice. Within the local architecture community, he is actively involved with American Institute of Architects Minnesota’s Committee on the Environment and the Architecture in the Schools committee.