​10th Annual Mental Health & Substance Abuse Services Training Conference

Putting People First: 
Focusing on Strengths and Building Recovery

Mark Your Calendars-Now two full days!

Tuesday and Wednesday, October 28 & 29, 2014

Kalahari Resort & Convention Center
Wisconsin Dells, WI 

Early Registration Fee:  $180 





​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

​2014 Schedule Highlights


Recovery in Co-Occurring Disorders:  What Does it Mean?  Walking the Talk About Recovery
David Mee-Lee, M.D., Senior Vice President, The Change Companies, Davis, Cal. 
A Family's Journey from Addiction to Recovery
Sandi Lybert, Rick Lybert, Tyler Lybert, and Ashleigh Nowakowski, Your Choice to Live, Inc., Hartland, Wis. 

Session Topics

  •  Special Six Hour Clinical Supervision Training
  •  Four hour Ethics and Boundaries workshop
  •  Learning Motivational Interviewing
  •  Substance Abuse Basics
  •  Working with Severe Trauma Symptoms in Adults
  •  Brainspotting
  •  Working with diverse populations workshops
  •  Peer-run Respite
  •  Motivational Interviewing
  •  New ASAM Criteria

​Continuing Education Units (CEUs)

UW-Stevens Point Continuing Education Units (CEUs) through the Department of Sociology 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 27, 2014. 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

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


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