19th Annual Crisis Intervention Conference

Crisis: The Intersection Between Risk and Opportunity


Held October 1-2, 2015

Kalahari Resort & Convention Center, Wisconsin Dells WI


​Sponsored by:



Who Should Attend

Consumers and family members, administrators, front-line workers and community professionals involved in crisis intervention from the following areas:

 •Court Personnel
 •Law Enforcement
 •School Administrators
 •Emergency Services Personnel & Faculty Personnel
 •Mental Health Professionals
 •Social Workers
 •Hospital Personnel
 •Substance Abuse Professionals
 •Jail Personnel
 •Nursing Professionals: Mental Health, Jail, and School Nurses 
2015 Kenote Speakers

A FABULOUS Way to Build Professional Resilience
Barbara Rubel, Griefwork Center, Inc., Kendall Park, New Jersey
Living with Schizophrenia
Bill MacPhee, CEO/Founder, Magpie Media, Inc., Buffalo, New York
The Power of 6: Crisis Intervention from Cells to Clouds
Jonathan Singer, Professor of Social Work, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Registration Discount 
Registration discount of $170 per person applies for agencies sending four (4) or more people to the conference. Registrations must be completed together. This discount cannot be applied retroactively to individual registrations from the same agency. If you need assistance with your registration, please call Customer Service at 715-346-3838
2015 Conference Handouts will be available after September 15.
Registration Cost
Early Bird $190
(before 9/18/15)
Registration $215
(after 9/18/15
Four or more $170
(per person rate)
Cost include:
  • Conference materials
  • Two breakfasts
  • Thursday lunch
  • Thursday reception
  • Breaks 
The conference reserves the right to close registration due to numbers. 

Walk-in registrations cannot be guaranteed meals.

Consumer Scholarships

Scholarships for consumers are available for the conference. Download the application form and instructions HERE​. The scholarship registration deadline is Friday, August 28, 2015. Scholarships will be awarded on September 4, 2015.

Please follow this process when applying: 

1.      Print and complete the scholarship application form.

2.      Return the completed form either by US mail to the address on the form, by fax to 715-346-4045 or by email to UWSPCE-Conferences@uwsp.edu. If submitting by email, please type Crisis Scholarship Application in the subject line.

3.      Applicants should NOT submit a conference registration form with their application. Scholarship recipients will be sent an email with specific scholarship registration information on September 4, 2015.

Applicants not meeting the criteria for a Consumer Scholarship, will be notified as soon as possible in order to register through the normal process.

Scholarship recipients are asked to make their own transportation arrangements to and from the conference. Conference planning members do not make those arrangements. If you are having difficulty arranging transportation, we encourage you to talk to your clubhouse or contact your agency about arranging transportation. You can also post a request to United We Stand Wisconsin (united-we-stand-wi@googlegroups.com) or the Wisconsin Association of Peer Providers (wisconsin-association-of-peer-providers@googlegroups.com). Both public consumer forums won't arrange rides, but you can post a request and see if anyone answers. 

Scholarship applicants submitting their registration forms in advance will not receive special considerations.  ​


A block of rooms has been reserved until August 30, 2015 at the single rate of $82. Double occupancy is $129 and triple/quadruple occupancy is $129. Make individual reservations by calling the Kalahari at 608-254-5466 or toll free at 877-253-5466. Please reference the 19th Annual Crisis Intervention Conference 2015 room block to get the conference rate.  A deposit of one night's lodging will be assessed at the time the reservation is made.

Continuing Education Units or UW-Stevens Point Credit Option

This program has been approved by the National Association of Social Workers, Wisconsin Chapter. 

​Continuing Education Units (CEUs) ​Earn UWSP Credit
​Thursday ​6 contact hrs .6 CEUs​

​A 1-credit UWSP undergraduate/graduate option is available in conjunction with this conference. Full tuition must be paid at the time of course registration and tuition is in addition to the workshop registration fee. ​ ​Click here​ for the course syllabus.

​Friday ​3 contact hrs ​.3 CEUs
​Full Conference ​9 contact hrs ​.9 CEUs


To learn more about exhibiting and/or sponsorship opportunities, contact Wayne Sorenson at wsorenso@uwsp.edu or call 715-346-3838.


For additional questions regarding the conference or registration, contact UW-Stevens Point Continuing Education and Outreach at 715-346-3838 or uwspce-conf@uwsp.edu.

Cancellation Fee:  Full refunds granted upon receipt of written request received by September 18, 2015. Refunds after September 18, 2015, will be assessed a $25 processing fee. No refunds will be given after September 30, 2015. Substitutions can be made at anytime, but no shows will be responsible for the full conference fee.