About the Institute

In the 1970s, the Institute for the Advancement of Human Behavior sprang from a single conference for behavioral health professionals called “Taking Charge of Your Own Life.”   The 1,600 attendees learned about how to empower their patients and gained Continuing Education Credits (CEs) for doing so. In the late 1980s, the renamed Institute for Behavioral Healthcare provided training workshops, conferences, and training videotapes particularly in the areas of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and managed behavioral health care.  IBH also began managing the CE certification process for a number of other training institutions,

After nearly 50 years at the helm, IBH’s founder and president Gerry Piaget, PhD. began to plan for retirement. In 2017, the renamed Institute for Better Health began to transition its staff and clinical conferences to Praxis Continuing Education and Training – a subsidiary of New Harbinger Publications. With its expertise and scale, Praxis was able to ensure that IBH’s workshops, conferences, and continuing education mission continued in capable hands.

When Dr. Piaget retired in 2021, a former IBH workshop provider, Steven C. Hayes, PhD, became President of IBH and began its transition from being a provider of clinical workshops and CE certification, to a provider of technological support and clinically-relevant research based on cutting edge behavioral health science.

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