SWBHIPA is pleased to announce that we will have an Exhibit Table at this year’s NASW-NM Conference, March 27-29, 2018 at Sandia Resort in Albuquerque. This year’s conference theme is Stress, Strengths and The Social Environment. SWBHIPA board members and members will be available to visit with you about the benefits of membership, as well as show you the process–paper and on-line–to apply for membership in our organization. We’ll be happy to explain our contracting processes with insurance companies, our networking opportunities (including new referral networks), and our educational and professional development opportunities to support one another in our ever-changing world of behavioral health and independent practice. If you’ve ever wondered exactly what an IPA is and does, this is a great chance to learn more. Membership is open to independent practitioners (social workers, counselors, art therapists, substance abuse counselors, psychologists, psychiatric nurses and doctors) who are licensed to practice independently in the behavioral health field by the State of New Mexico and whose licenses are in good standing. There are several tiers and options of membership. Come see us so we can tell you more. Hope to see you there!