​11th Annual Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services Training Conference

Impacting the Future: 
Partnerships for Hope and Recovery

Mark Your Calendar-attend the state's premier conference for Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder treatment providers!

Wednesday and Thursday, October 21 & 22, 2015

Kalahari Resort & Convention Center, Wisconsin Dells, WI 

Full conference early registration fee:  $190
Single day early registration fee:         $125 

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





​Conference Objectives

For Wisconsin Mental Health and Substance Abuse Community of Services and Supports:

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

​Who Should Attend

  • Professionals, consumers, and families in the areas of substance abuse and mental health
  • Clinicians in the criminal and juvenile justice systems
  • Domestic violence service providers
  • Adolescent treatment professionals and educators
  • Interested others


A limited number of scholarships for consumers are available for the conference. Scholarship application materials and the application process will be available in mid-August.
*Please note 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 have 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.

​Continuing Education Units (CEUs)

UW-Stevens Point Continuing Education Units (CEUs) through the Department of Psychology will be applied for, with the anticipated hours for each day listed below.  A CEU certificate will be  provided for registrants to record hours at the conference.  Additional accreditation may be sought, but please consult with your professional association or licensing board regarding the applicability of the conference for your profession. 
Tuesday = 6 contact hours (.6 CEUs)
Wednesday = 6 contact hours (.6 CEUs)
Entire Conference = 12 contact hours (1.2 CEUs) 


A block of rooms is available at the Kalahari Resort & Convention Center. Lodging rates will be $70.00 for single occupancy and $129.00 for double through quadruple occupancy. The rooms will be held until September 20, 2015. Please make your own reservations directly with the Kalahari by calling 877-253-5466. Be sure to mention the Annual Substance Abuse Statewide Meeting room block to get a room within the conference lodging block.

​Interested in Exhibiting or Conference Sponsorship

Learn more about exhibiting and sponsorship opportunities.  Contact Wayne Sorenson at wsorenso@uwsp.edu or at 800-898-9472 with questions.

​Earn UWSP Credit

A one-credit UWSP undergraduate and graduate course may available in conjunction with the 11th Annual Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services Conference. Full tuition must be paid at the time of course registration and is in addition to the workshop registration fee. A course syllabus will be available in September. 


For questions about conference or registration please contact:
UWSP Continuing Education