Program Highlights



Generations is celebrating it’s duovigintennial (22nd year) and it’s a year you don’t want to miss. Once again, the agenda is packed with the most current and significant variety of developments and practice tools needed for behavioral health professionals to stay on top of their game. Communique on all fronts – from research to clinical skills, from prevention to tertiary interventions / treatment modalities will propel you to the top.

Sign-up now and find out why this conference is among the most revered, long-standing, and diverse professional education programs available in the west.  Benefit from incredible opportunities such as:


Ever gone to a conference and not had interest in any of the concurrent sessions during a time block? We challenge you to have this issue at “Generations” which offers a plethora of topics throughout the two-days! Check out the posted agenda.


Whether you register to attend in-person or via livestream, you will have access to the full two-day program at your leisure, ON-DEMAND, for three months.  Rewatch your favorite sessions or expand into new areas. You won’t be limited.


Jump from educational sessions into the ‘experiential escape area’ to enjoy firsthand experiences with alternative, complimentary and indigenous practices. This popular program feature of Generations has been an attendee favorite.  Discover how you can bring new dimensions to your practice as well as to your personal life. Escape into native practices, reiki, music and art therapy, African divinations, mindfulness, and more.  (To afford participants the most personal and interactive experiences, these programs will only be available to in-person attendees.)


With this program still offering a hybrid mix, you can sign-up for nearly 100 hours of continuing education credit in most fields. Don’t need that much credit but still want to take in extra knowledge by expert faculty. Do it!  Gain the knowledge and take back new tools and skills to improve your own practice and the lives of your clients.  Learn ways to enhance your professional and personal life.


Gain required credits in ethics, cultural competency, and suicide prevention.


In addition to connecting with resources and building your referral base, you will enjoy the all-star program quality which has remained unshaken in the 22-year history of this event.  You’ll gain state-of-the-science knowledge and concrete tools & clinical skills to improve your clinical practices and client outcomes.  All of this for one of the most economical registrations and nearly unparalleled per credit hour rates available today!


Walk among your colleagues and open new relationships. Not only will you enjoy learning from, and interacting with, a high caliber faculty, you will also be able to connect with old and new colleagues. Meet with partner organizations and individuals with whom you will have ties long after the conference. Enjoy these connections for referrals, resources, professional associations, and friendships.


Getting back in touch with your friends, colleagues, and eminent faculty in-person has been a treasured experience for many. Joining this program live at the Salt Palace Convention Center affords all attendees this experience which we no longer take for granted. Individuals still preferring virtual associations, can enjoy the line-up of varied topics and interactive speakers and even join the conversation via a live chat during the livestream.  Either way, on-demand access for three months will be yours.


Attend what you want, when you want. No need to sign-up for a ‘track’ or be limited to a line of sessions. This is your chance to jump lanes and learn about other areas of interest or curiosity.


This program will be happening conjointly on Tuesday, May 23rd in the southside meeting rooms of the Salt Palace. Their timing of their concurrent sessions will match those at ‘Generations’. If you would like to cross-over and attend any of their sessions, you are welcome to do so. Your ‘Generations’ nametag will be your entry pass. Topics will revolve around trauma-informed organizations working with justice, skills, gender responsive and responsible practices, and integrated health.

(Access to this program is a special offering and will not include CEUs. You will receive CEUs for all ‘Generations’ sessions attended per your conference registration.)


Another well-liked feature is a movie track presenting opportune movie presentations which bring controversial and ethical sessions to life for in-person participants. Lively discussions and debates often follow and this year’s track will include a premiere/release of UHS’s ‘Tipping The Pain Scale’.  This quasi-anthology is sure to bring pertinent issues to the forefront as it follows individuals grappling with the current systemic failures of how we have dealt with addiction in communities and their journey to develop and employ new, innovative, and often controversial solutions to the program.


Recently, professionals in behavioral health and addiction treatment have had to face an incredible amount of new knowledge and treatment challenges. Research and focus on behavioral health are popping. Topics covered by this program will incorporate this latest knowledge and its translation into current practices and pertinent skills/applications. (See conference agenda)



Dr. Kira Mauseth is a practicing clinical psychologist who splits her professional time between seeing patients at Snohomish Psychology Associates, teaching as a Senior Instructor at Seattle University, and serving as a co-lead for the Behavioral Health Strike Team for the Washington State Department of Health. Her work and research interests focus on resilience, trauma, and disaster behavioral health. She is currently working on research related to human recovery from and resilience to large-scale disasters. Influences on resilience including faith, culture, substance use and other coping mechanisms are incorporated into her research and other work.

She has served extensively in Haiti with earthquake survivors, in Jordan with Syrian refugees and with first responders and health care workers throughout Puget Sound and the United States.

Dr. Mauseth also conducts training on disaster preparedness and resilience building within local communities. She is the perfect opening keynote for Generations as the Utah Office of Substance Use and Mental Health offers Disaster Crisis Counselors their more intensive training within this program.


As a board-certified psychologist and retired military officer with over 25 years of experience, Dr. Teg McBride can talk firsthand about some of the most stringent physical and mental training humans can endure. This training, for conditioning and prep of individuals who may face the most traumatic experiences and the lessons learned from military service can translate into resilience-building, trauma-treatment, and much more. As the middle child or five, Dr. McBride grew up in Portland, Oregon and later traveled extensively through his personal and professional endeavors. After completing his psychology residency in San Antonio, he headed off to his first duty station in Georgia on September 11, 2001 where he was the Chief of Mental Health Services, flew frequently, and taught weekly performance improvement classes in the military Pilot Training Program.

After many diverse and tense experiences, Dr. McBride retired honorably as a Lt Colonel from the Air Force in August of 2020.  He is also trained as a hostage negotiator, has egressed an upside-down helicopter underwater in the dark, demonstrates expert marksmanship, and has distinctive experience treating PTSD around the world.  He now specializes in multiple trauma treatment modalities and also works with those who have anxiety, depression, self-esteem, and relationship difficulties because of trauma, abuse, loss, or other high-stress experiences. Calling Utah home, he is a valuable resource for the state’s behavioral health communities and a remarkable asset to this year’s Generations conference.


As attendees have come to expect, the entire two-day Generations conference is packed with experts who remain available to them long after the program has wrapped up. For this benefit, the faculty is comprised in greatest part of experts based in the same areas as attendees. Exceptions are made for professionals in specific treatment arenas who participate through partnerships with organizations such as the Opioid Response Network (ORN) and the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP).  Generations thanks these entities for their on-going and special partnerships. (See conference agenda for notations of these guest experts.)

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