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

CEU Opportunity June 2, 2018 SWBHIPA Member Discount
May 21, 2018

The Colorado Center for Modern Psychoanalytic Studies will offer a workshop on “Sexualities, Gender and the Self” by Jan Middeldorf, PsyD and Kathy MacLeay, PhD on Saturday, June 2, 2018 from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM at the Sheraton Uptown Hotel in Albuquerque. The Cost is $165.00,  $150.00 for SWBHIPA members, with 6 CEU credits … Continue reading CEU Opportunity June 2, 2018 SWBHIPA Member Discount



New Board Meeting Day and Time
March 31, 2018

PLEASE NOTE CHANGE: Board meetings are open to members, and will be held on the third Friday of the month starting May 18, 2018 until October 2018.  The regular board meeting will be held from 9:00-11:00 am. Every other month the Executive Committee meets from 8:30-9:00 am starting with the May 18 meeting. Location of meeting: 310 14th … Continue reading New Board Meeting Day and Time



2017-2018 Board of Directors
March 30, 2018

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



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



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



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. … Continue reading BH specialist in Medical Billing & Accounting



Bookkeeping Services

Tax season is here! If you need any Bookkeeping services to get you caught up or in the right direction look no further. Melissa Padilla of Accounting Services is here to help all your bookkeeping needs. Please call 505.203.5205 for all your needs.



SWBHIPA Brochure
December 1, 2016

Click on the link below to see the updated version of our organization’s brochure! swbhipa-brochure-2016