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Workshop | Behavioral & Mental Health: Design for Supportive and Responsive Care Settings


When: May 23, 2024
Time: 8:00am Pacific
What: Agenda
Price: FREE

Virtual Workshop Hours: 

8:00 AM - 1:00 PM Pacific 
11:00 AM -  4:00 PM Eastern

4.0 CEUs

CEUs

The mental health crisis continues to grow at alarming rates and is affecting individuals from all ages, ethnicities and socio-economic positions. These challenges reach far beyond the behavioral health unit into a myriad of care settings.

Now, more than ever, it is imperative that the design of these settings reflect the complexities of care, are flexible to respond to fluid care needs, and offer equity to patients.

To meet the increased demand for care, improve care settings, and enhance staff safety, today’s design, facility and care professionals have to advance their understanding of the environment's impact on behavioral health care and learn how to incorporate the best and latest design solutions throughout all healthcare settings.

This one-day virtual workshop provides the latest in design thinking for a variety of behavioral health care settings and offers state-of-the-art best practices through thought leader presentations, case studies and panel discussions. Attendees will have opportunities to pose questions to workshop faculty and interact with fellow attendees in fun and innovative ways.

 

 

 

 

 


 

Thanks to our Sponsor Partners: 

 


 

Presenting Faculty

Welcome Opening Remarks & Introductions

Ellen Taylor, PhD, AIA, MBA, EDAC
Vice President for Research
The Center for Health Design

 

 

 

Shary Adams, AIA, ACHA, EDAC, LEED AP BD+C
Senior Vice President
CannonDesign

 

 

 

 

Opening Keynote Presentation 

Join Elizabeth Sysak for an overview of the current state of mental and behavioral health practice and hear insights for where the field is heading and what that means for future care settings. 

Elizabeth A. Sysak, PhD, MsEd
Behavioral Health Consultant Leader, Blue Cottage of Cannon Design; Former CEO, Fairmount Behavioral Health System

 

 

 

 

Presentation — Defining a Clear Vision for the Behavioral Health Crisis Care — Applying Research to Behavioral Health Design Practice

This presentation will share an approach that assimilates research into operational themes of practice that allow for the highest return and outcomes. The framework presented is based on practical experience working with health systems to design respectful therapeutic spaces  while recognizing the regulatory systems. 

Lorissa MacAllister, PhD, AIA, NCARB, EDAC, LEED AP
Founder and President
Enviah

 

 

 

  

Presentation — Co-Design for Inclusive Engagement with Neurodiverse People

This presentation will discuss outcomes and lessons learned from an NEA-funded co-design project exploring the role of arts engagement in cognitive performance and wellbeing for people with dementia and their informal care-partners. Attendees will learn how these informed ongoing projects utilizing VR, AR, and digital twin technologies.

Laura Malinin
Director, Nancy Richardson Design Center, College of Health and Human Sciences/Associate Professor, Interior Architecture and Design
Colorado State University

 

 

 

Presentation — A City Initiative to Create Equitable, Resilient, and Accessible Care

Description to come.

 

Case Study — The Neurobehavioral Inpatient Unit

In the new building GBBN designed for Cincinnati Children’s College Hill Campus, there is a new neurobehavioral inpatient unit as well as an intensive outpatient program and clinic. Here about its innovative design for this very special population as well as what has been learned post occupancy.

Angela Mazzi, FAIA, FACHA, EDAC
Principal
GBBN

 

 

 

Martine Lamy, MD, PhD
Associate Professor | Division of Psychiatry, Associate Chief of Staff, Mental Health, Medical Director for the Neurobehavioral Psychiatry Continuum of Care
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center | University of Cincinnati College of Medicine

 

 

 

Case Study — The Eating Recovery Center Willow

Description to come.

Meredith Banasiak, M.Arch., EDAC, Assoc. AIA
Director of Research
Boulder Associates 

 

 

 

Panel Discussion

Join workshop panel speakers as they identify overall themes, key concepts, and next steps with a final Q&A.

 

Observations

Wrap up the day with workshop facilitators who will share their observations and projections toward a path forward.

 

Adjourn Day