23rd Annual Crisis Intervention Conference

"Intersection or Roundabout: Moving from Crisis to Hope"

September 19-20, 2019

Kalahari Resort & Convention Center, Wisconsin Dells, WI

​Information below is for the 2018 conference. Please check back next summer for information on the 23rd Annual Crisis Intervention Conference.

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Click on the picture above to view the conference agenda and breakout session information.





Conference exhibitor registration form 

2018 Keynote Speakers

The Bridge Between Suicide and Life
Kevin Briggs, Retired Sargent, California Highway Patrol, Pivotal Points
Petaluma, California

Clinicians and Suicide Loss: What We Can Do
Nina Gutin, Ph.D., Psychologist, American Association of Suicidology Clinician Survivor Task Force
Pasadena, California

First Break Psychosis; Igniting the Momentum to Recovery
Laura Sunn, MD, Chapter 34 Clinical Director, Kenosha County Human Development Services
Kenosha, Wisconsin

 Who Should Attend

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

Court Personnel, ​Emergency Services Personnel and Faculty Personnel,
Hospital Personnel, ​Jail Personnel, Law Enforcement, ​Mental Health Professionals,
Nursing Professionals: Mental Health, Jail and School Nurses, ​School Administrators,
Social Workers and Substance Abuse Professionals

 Continuing Education Hours (CEHs)

Continuing Education Hours are a measure of participation in continuing education programs. A 2-ply certificate of completion form will be in your registration folder when you arrive at the conference and will be your proof of attendance and continuing education hours. It is your responsibility to report your hours earned to your appropriate credential or licensing board.

The following hours have been approved:
Thursday = 6 contact hours
Friday = 3 contact hours
Total = 9 contact hours

 Consumer Scholarships

Scholarships for consumers are available for the conference. The deadline for submitting scholarship applications is August 20, 2018.  

The deadline for applying for scholarships has now passed. Thank you to all that applied. If you are awarded a scholarship, you will be notified no later than August 29, 2018.

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.

 Lodging Information

A block of rooms has been reserved at the Kalahari Resort and Convention Center until August 20, 2018 at the single rate of $82. Double through quadruple occupancy is $129. This block will not be extended past August 20, 2018.

Make individual reservations by calling the Kalahari at 877-253-5466. Please reference the 22nd Annual Crisis Intervention Conference 2018 room block to get the conference rate. A deposit of one night's lodging will be assessed at the time the reservation is made.

The single occupancy rate quoted above is based on the State of Wisconsin's current per diem reimbursement for single occupancy lodging in the Wisconsin Dells area and, as such, is subject to change based on the State's adjustment of said per diem reimbursement.

Guests staying at the Kalahari on Wednesday and Thursday or Thursday only can extend their reservation to add Friday on for $82.00 single and $129.00 double/triple/Quad. Bookings made for Friday only are not eligible for this deal.
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Registration Information

Registration Cost
Early Bird (Registration received by 9-12-18) $195

Four or more*

*Registration discount 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.


Per person

After September 12, 2018 all fees increase by $25  

Registration fees include: conference materials, refreshment breaks, two continental breakfasts, one luncheon and Thursday reception

Cancellations, Substitutions and No Shows

Full refunds granted upon receipt of written request to uwspce-conf@uwsp.edu. Request must be received by September 12, 2018. Cancelling your hotel room does not cancel your conference registration. You will need to contact UWSP Continuing Education at the above address to make the cancellation. Refunds requested after September 12, 2018 will be assessed a $25 processing fee. No refunds will be given after September 18, 2018

Substitutions can be made at any time, but no shows will be responsible for the full conference fee. Last minute registrations cannot be guaranteed meals or materials.


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.

To learn more about exhibiting and/or sponsorship opportunities, contact Joanie Mansavage at jmansava@uwsp.edu.

Thank you to our conference sponsors!

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