The Southeastern
School Behavioral Health Conference

APRIL 27 – 28, 2017
The Myrtle Beach Convention Center

Featuring renowned
Positive Behavior Support expert
George Sugai, PhD

& Adolescent Psychiatry specialist
Gloria Reeves, MD

World Experts

Hear from leading experts in the areas of education and behavioral health

Continuing Ed Credits

Earn up to 8
contact hours!


400+ professionals offer great opportunities to connect with others

Great Prices!

Register today and take advantage of our special rates

Moving Toward Exemplary and High Impact School Behavioral Health

The 2017 Southeastern School Behavioral Conference is the premier conference in the southeast region focusing on behavioral health interventions and outcomes for children in school settings.

Improving Collaboration among Families, Educators,
Clinicians & other Youth-System Staff

School-Wide Approaches for Prevention & Intervention

Improving the Quality of Services

Increasing Implementation Support

Enhancing Cultural Humility and Reducing Racial, Ethnic,
and Other Disparities


K-12 School Counselors, Social Workers, Nurses, and SROs
K-12 School Administrators and Faculty
Community Counselors, Social Workers, and Nurses
Researchers and Students

Behavioral Intervention Specialists
Youth-Serving Organization Personnel
Families and Youth
Child, Youth, and Family Advocates

Keynote Speakers

George Sugai, PhD
Neag School of Eduation, University of Connecticut

George Sugai is Carole J. Neag Endowed Professor in Special Education in the Neag School of Education at the University of Connecticut with expertise in behavior analysis, classroom and behavior management, school-wide discipline, function-based behavior support, school-wide positive behavior supports, and educating students with behavioral disorders. He has been a teacher in the public schools, treatment director in a residential program, and program administrator. Dr. Sugai conducts applied school and classroom research and works with schools to translate research into practice, especially at the school-wide, district, and state levels. He is currently co-director (with Rob Horner and Tim Lewis) of the Center on Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports ( at the University of Connecticut and University of Oregon, co-director (with Mary Beth Bruder) of the Early Childhood Personnel Center (, and Research Scientist for the Center on Behavioral Education and Research ( in the Neag School of Education.

Gloria Reeves, MD
University of Maryland School of Medicine

Dr. Gloria Reeves is a child psychiatrist and Associate Professor at University of Maryland School of Medicine. She serves as Medical Director overseeing child psychiatrist reviews for the Maryland Medicaid Peer Review Program, a pediatric antipsychotic medication prior authorization program. Dr. Reeves also serves as Medical Director of the Strive for Wellness program, a Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene funded program focused on psychosis prevention among adolescents and young adults. Dr. Reeves’ research portfolio, including PCORI and NIMH-funded studies, has largely focused on medication safety issues and family-centered care.

hosted by The South Carolina School Behavioral Health Community
APRIL 27 & 28, 2017


Hilton Royal Palms Condominiums
10000 Beach Club Drive
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina 29572

Group rate available until April 2, 2017. Group code: SSBH, rates from 129.00 USD/Night. Rooms available: April 25, 2017 – April 30, 2017

2101 North Oak Street
Myrtle Beach, SC 29577

Group rate available until March 25, 2017.

Schedule Overview

Thursday, April 27, 2017

8:00am (Registration and Coffee)
9:00am – 11:00am (Keynote)
11:00am – 12:00pm (Breakouts)
12:00pm – 1:00pm (Lunch)
1:00pm – 3:30pm (Breakouts)
3:30pm – 5:00pm (Reception)

Friday, April 28, 2017

8:00am (Registration and Coffee)
9:00am – 10:00am (Keynote)
10:00am – 12:30pm (Breakouts)
12:30pm – 1:30pm (Lunch)
1:30pm – 4:00pm (Breakouts)

Registration Rates

EARLY BIRD – expires 2/1/17
Full Conference $175
Student $100

REGULAR– after 2/1/17
Full Conference $225
Student $125

Regional Liaisons

Seth Bernstein, PsyD, Licensed Psychologist
Nick Gage, PhD, University of Florida
Viki Kelchner, PhD, University of Central Florida
Ashley MacSuga-Gage, PhD, University of Florida
Joni Splett, PhD, University of Florida

Eric Landers, PhD, Georgia Southern University

Ron Van Treuren, Centerstone of KY

North Carolina
Kurt Michael, PhD, Appalachian State University
JP Jameson, PhD, Appalachian State University

Sarah Smith, TN Department of Education

Susan Barrett, Mid-Atlantic PBIS Network
Melisssa Dorsky, Virginia Commonwealth University


The Southeastern School Behavioral Health Conference is one of the best marketing events of the year for us. Our organization is able to reach out to one of our key customer – the school systems. The connections have been invaluable and an important part of our success.

2015 & 2016 Exhibitor

Springbrook enjoyed the 2016 USC School Behavioral Health Conference and saw a direct benefit from attending in regards to both referrals and recruiting potential employees.  As a result, we plan on attending the 2017 USC School Behavioral Health Conference.

David Burleson

Regional Director of Business Development

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