Welcome to Southwest Behavioral Health Independent Practice Association "SWBHIPA"

Our mission is to create a cohesive therapeutic community of behavioral health practitioners, while fostering equitable reimbursement rates for high quality contracts, and providing networking opportunities and education to our members about the changing face of behavioral health in New Mexico.

SWBHIPA News and Announcements

CHANGE OF TOPIC AND LOCATION Quarterly Networking Brown Bag Lunch April 6
April 2, 2018

We have just learned of a new opportunity for our Networking Brown Bag Lunch on Friday April 6. In lieu of our usual meeting place and formerly announced talk on Circle of Trust, we are inviting folks to come instead to this vital Panel Discussion:  Panel discussion with Psychologists for Social Responsibility entitled:  Mental Health, Culture … Continue reading CHANGE OF TOPIC AND LOCATION Quarterly Networking Brown Bag Lunch April 6



Santa Fe Membership Meeting May 4, 2018
April 1, 2018

We hold one of our semi-annual membership meetings each year in Santa Fe, and this year the meeting is set for Friday, May 4, 2018, from 1:30-3:30 pm. This will be held at a new location: DeVargas Center/Mall  Community Meeting Room, 564 N. Guadalupe Street, Santa Fe.  There is plenty of parking outside the Mall … Continue reading Santa Fe Membership Meeting May 4, 2018



New CEU Opportunity for April-By Member with Member Discounts
March 6, 2018

SWBHIPA Member Amy Wong Hope LCSW is offering Living Wholeheartedly, an Eight-week series of groups from April 12 to May 31, 2018 in Santa Fe.  These groups are based on the Adult Daring Way, Shame Resilience Groups for Teens & Adults – Based on the research/curriculum of Brené Brown. For more info and to register, go … Continue reading New CEU Opportunity for April-By Member with Member Discounts



CEU Opportunity for June 2018
March 5, 2018

Soul Work in Action: Art and Psyche with Nina Ross Phd. and Lauren Mantecòn MFA * 10 CEU’s provided for therapists through the NM Counseling and Therapy Licensing board. Contact Nina for more information. * $32.00 discount for members of SWBHIPA= $295.00 Mantecon Studio, Santa Fe, New Mexico Saturday, June 2nd and Sunday June 3rd  … Continue reading CEU Opportunity for June 2018



New CEU Opportunity – Free Workshops
February 28, 2018

SWBHIPA member Brian Serna of Serna Solutions LLC is offering a series of CEU workshops at no cost to members.  Get trained in two Evidence-Based Practices:  Motivational Interviewing (MI) and Community Reinforcement and Family Training (CRAFT), multiple levels on different dates. For more details, go to the website:   http://www.sernasolutionsllc.com/  or check out information below:  Get Trained in Two Evidence Based MethodsContinue reading New CEU Opportunity – Free Workshops



Networking Brown Bag Lunches for 2018
January 23, 2018

The next Networking Brown Bag Lunch for 2018 is scheduled for Friday, August 3, 2018 from 11:30 am to 12:45 PM.  The meeting is held in the basement of 3200 Carlisle Boulevard NE, Albuquerque, NM 87110.  Topic to be announced. SAVE THE DATES: This year, the meetings will be held quarterly on the second Friday of … Continue reading Networking Brown Bag Lunches for 2018



Upcoming CE Opportunities with Member Discounts
January 3, 2018

SWBHIPA invites members to check out Choosing Mindfulness 2018 workshop opportunities with Bhanu Joy Harrison LCSW  at https://www.choosingmindfulness.net .  SWBHIPA members are eligible for a discounted rate per workshop. Please explore Bhanu’s website for complete details.  Here are a few of the wonderful opportunities coming this year: UCLA’s Mindful Awareness Practices (MAPs I and II) for … Continue reading Upcoming CE Opportunities with Member Discounts



2017-2018 Board of Directors

We welcome the SWBHIPA’s new Board of Directors  for 2017-2018 President–Lisa Johnson Vice President–Cynthia (Thia) Sontag Treasurer–Pamela Wolff Secretary-Georgena Felicia Member At-Large–Rickie Palmer Member At-Large–Valerie Shines Warmly Pacini Ex-officio  President (Immediate Past President)–Jim Shotwell Advisory Board Member–Elisa Kawam



Still Joining With Professional Organizations on CE Opportunities!

Sometime ago, the SWBHIPA Board had decided to link up with organizations offering continuing education credits for our members at a discounted rate.  In 2018, the Board remains committed to this service for our members.  To help us enhance the activity, the SWBHIPA Board requests that our members: identify organizations to which they belong , … Continue reading Still Joining With Professional Organizations on CE Opportunities!



BH specialist in Medical Billing & Accounting

SWBHIPA Members, Takisha Rhodes, MBA is a SWBHIPA Associate Member who specializes in Accounting & Medical Billing for behavioral health providers.  She is the owner and principal accountant at R3STORE ACCOUNTING. Feel free to contact Takisha to inquire about her services: 3188 Southern Blvd. SE Suite B-1 Rio Rancho, NM 87124 Ph Office (505)209-7314 Ext. 2000 Fax (866)897-7106 trhodes@restoreacct.comContinue reading BH specialist in Medical Billing & Accounting