12th Annual

Mental Health and Substance Use Recovery Training Conference

Lighting the Path: Developing and Integrating Supports for Recovery

Join us for this long-standing, partner-driven conference designed to meet the professional development needs of providers in the State of Wisconsin and learn the latest trends and topics from qualified state and national experts.  


​ ​ ​Wednesday and Thursday, October 26-27, 2016  

Kalahari Resort & Convention Center, Wisconsin Dells, WI

Attend the State's premier conference for Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder treatment providers ​


2016 Registration will open by late August.  

Please contact us with questions.

​Full Conference Early Registration Fee: ​ ​$190
​Single Day Early Registration Fee: ​$125

​Our SponsorsTellurian



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​Who Should Attend  

Ø  Behavioral health professionals, people in recovery and family members
Ø  Clinicians in the criminal and juvenile justice system
Ø  Domestic violence service providers
Ø  Adolescent treatment professionals and educators
Ø  Interested others


Conference Objectives 

Ø  Increase knowledge and skills to promote wellness, prevention, treatment, recovery, best practices, holistic care and continuous quality improvement with the use of evidence-based practices across the lifespan.
Ø  Promote meaningful involvement in person and family-centered planning, services, supports and system change.
Ø  Increase knowledge of peer supports, peer-run programs and topics related to Certified Peer Specialists in Wisconsin.
Ø  Increase knowledge and skills regarding special topics in Mental Health, Substance Use Disorder and Integrated Treatment.



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Registration will open in late-August


The Conference Brochure will be avaialibe 
in late August.

Directions to Kalahari 


A limited number of scholarships for people in mental health and substance use recovery will be available for the 12th Annual Mental Health and Substance Use Recovery Training Conference. A scholarship application will be available in late August when registration opens

Please complete the application and mail it with the $10.00 application fee by September 23, 2016 to the following address:

UWSP Continuing Education
2100 Main St, 032 Main Building
Stevens Point, WI  54481

Scholarship recipients are asked to make their own transportation arrangements to and from the conference. Contact your clubhouse or agency if there is difficulty arranging transportation. Conference planning members do not make transportation arrangements.

Transportation requests can be posted on United We Stand Wisconsin at united-we-stand-wi@googlegroups.com or the Wisconsin Association of Peer Providers at wisconsin-association-of-peer-providers@googlegroups.com for transportation assistance. Neither public consumer forums arrange rides, but requests can be posted on their sites to see if anyone answers.

Continuing Education Credits (CEUs)

University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point CEUs will be applied for through the Department of Psychology. A CEU certificate will be provided to registrants for recording conference hours. Additional accreditation will be sought but consult your professional association or licensing board regarding the applicability of the conference for your profession.

Contact Hours and CEUs ​ ​
​Wednesday (6.0) contact hours ​.6 CEUs
Thursday ​(5.5) contact hours ​.55 CEUs
​Full Conference ​(11.5) contact hours ​1.15 CEUs


UW-Stevens Point Credit

A one-credit UWSP undergraduate and/or graduate course option may be available in conjunction with the 12th Annual Mental Health and Substance Use Recovery Training Conference. Full tuition must be paid at time of course registration and is in addition to the workshop registration fee.


The block of rooms is available at the Kalahari Resort & Convention Center, 1305 Kalahari Drive, Wisconsin Dells, Wisc. Single occupancy rooms are $82 per night. Double through quadruple occupancy rooms are $129 per night. Rooms will be held until September 22, 2016. Please call 608-254-5466 for reservations and mention the Annual Substance Abuse Statewide Meeting room block to get a room with the conference lodging block.


Exhibit or Sponsorship Information

For additional information regarding exhibits or sponsorship information, contact Wayne Sorenson at wsorenso@uwsp.edu.

Conference Questions

Call Customer Service at 715-346-3838 or email at uwspce-conf@uwsp.edu

Registration Questions

Call Customer Service at 715-346-3838.