9th Annual Mental Health & Substance Abuse
Services Training Conference
Tomorrow's Wellness Begins Today
Mark your Calendars!
Tuesday and Wednesday, October 22 & 23, 2013
$160 early rate until October 11, 2013
$300 after October 11, 2013
A total of 9 contact hours (.9 CEUs) are available for the conference.
Tuesday=6 contact hours (.6 CEUs); Wednesday= 3 contact hours (.3 CEUs)
A CEU certificate will be available for registrants to record hours at the
This program has been approved by the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC): SP-2260.
Comments from 2011 participants
"I had an incredible three day experience, listening,
learning, and did a little sharing with other folks. I enjoyed the medical
opinions, research topics that were shared, but most of all the people that I
have met in the past, met again." Doree Amundson, Cable,
organized! Excellent speakers. Exhibitors had great
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
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
- 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.
2013 Schedule Highlights
Slipping Through the Cracks: Intervention Strategies for Clients with Co-Occurring Disorders
Mark Sanders, LCSW, CADC, CEO, On the Mark Consulting, Chicago, IL
Jason Moon, Founder and Executive Director, Warrior Songs, Pewaukee, WI
- Understanding Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
- Learning Motivational Interviewing
- The Brain, Behavior & Addiction: Making Sense of the Mystery and Helping People Recover
- Mobile Outreach to Seniors
- Working with Severe Trauma Symptoms in Adults
- A Practical Approach to Psychopharmacology: Using & Monitoring Psychiatric Medications for Persons with Complex Needs
- 20 Strategies for Increasing Recovery Rates with Clients with Co-Occurring Disorders
- Understanding Indirect Trauma: Self-care and Wellness for Mental Health and Substance Abuse Service Providers
- Denormalizing and Treating Tobacco in Addiction and Mental Health Services
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, 2013. 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.
Consumer scholarships are available for the conference. Please follow the application steps below. Please note that your scholarship application is NOT complete if you don't follow all three steps of this process as outline below. Scholarship awards will begin on September 30, 2013. We will notify you about your scholarship status at that time.
- Print and complete the scholarship application
form found HERE.
- Print and complete the conference brochure
registration form (near the end of the document) found HERE.
- Send both completed forms and the $10.00
scholarship application fee to this address. UWSP Continuing Education, 2100
Main Street, 103 Main Building, Stevens Point, WI 54481. Checks should be made
payable to UW-Stevens Point.
*Please note scholarship recipients are asked to
make their own transporation arrangements to and from the conference.
Conference planning members do not make those arragements. If you have
difficulty arranging transportation, we encourage you to talk to your clubhouse
or contact your agency about arranging transporation. You can also post a
request to United We Stand Wisconsin (email@example.com)
or the Wisconsin Association of Peer Providers (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Both public consumer forums won't arrange rides, but you can post a request and
see if anyone answers.
Earn UWSP Credit
A one-credit UWSP course is available in conjunction with the 9th 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. Please click here for the complete syllabus and tuition rates.
Interested in Exhibiting?
Exhibit Space is available. Contact Wayne Sorenson at
email@example.com or at 800-898-9472 for