21st Annual Crisis Intervention Conference

The Crossroads of Crisis and Hope in a Diverse Society

September 28-29, 2017

Kalahari Resort & Convention Center, Wisconsin Dells, WI

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
  • Substance Abuse Professionals

2017 Keynote Speakers

Clinical Suicidology: Innovations in the Assessment and Treatment of Suicidal Risk
David A. Jobes, Ph.D., Professor of Psychology, The Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C.
Responding to Grief, Trauma and Distress After a Suicide
Franklin Cook, Trainer, Peer Grief Support After Suicide, Personal Grief Coach, Watertown, Mass.

How Do We Know if We've Changed?
Chacku Mathai, CPRP, Director, Support, Technical Assistance and Resource (STAR) Center, Webster, N.Y.
Check back soon for more conference information
Registration Cost
Early Bird $190
(before 9/16/16)
Registration $215
(after 9/16/16)
Four or more $170
(per person rate)
Cost include:
  • Conference materials
  • Two breakfasts
  • Thursday lunch
  • Thursday reception
  • Breaks

The conference reserves the right to close registration due to numbers.
Walk-in registrations cannot be guaranteed meals.

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Registration Discount

Registration discount of $170 per person 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. If you need assistance with your registration, please call Customer Service at 715-346-3838.


Scholarships for consumers are available for the conference.

Please follow this process when applying: 

1.      Print and complete the scholarship application form.

2.      Return the completed form either by US mail to the address on the form, by fax to 715-346-4045 or by email to UWSPCE-Conferences@uwsp.edu. If submitting by email, please type Crisis Scholarship Application in the subject line. 

3.      Applicants should NOT submit a conference registration form with their application, nor should they register for the conference until scholarship awards are announced. 

Applicants not meeting the criteria for a Consumer Scholarship, will be notified as soon as possible in order to register through the normal process.

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.  ​

Consumer Scholarships

Scholarship application process closed August 26, 2016.

Continuing Education Hours

Continuing Education Hours are a measure of participation in continuing education programs.  Continuing Education Hours for this conference have been endorsed by the UW-Stevens Point Sociology Department. The Certificate of Completion that you will find in your registration folder when you arrive at the conference will be your proof of attendance and continuing education hours. The hours available are:

Thursday = 6 contact hours

Friday = 3 contact hours

Total = 9 contact hours

The 20th Annual Crisis Intervention Conference has been approved for 9 continuing education hours (CEHs) by the National Association of Social Workers, Wisconsin Chapter.

Academic and Professional Education Credit

University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point graduate and undergraduate credit is available in conjunction with the conference. Credit tuition is in addition to the conference registration fee and is based on current University of Wisconsin System tuition.  Click HERE for the course syllabus.



A block of rooms has been reserved until August 29, 2016 at the single rate of $82. Double occupancy is $129 and triple/quadruple occupancy is $129. Make individual reservations by calling the Kalahari at 608-254-5466 or toll free at 877-253-5466. Please reference the 20th Annual Crisis Intervention Conference 2016 room block to get the conference rate.  A deposit of one night's lodging will be assessed at the time the reservation is made.


To learn more about exhibiting and/or sponsorship opportunities, contact Wayne Sorenson at wsorenso@uwsp.edu or call 715-346-3838.

Exhibitor registration is full


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.



Cancellation Fee:  Full refunds granted upon receipt of written request received by September 15, 2016. Refunds after September 15, 2016 will be assessed a $25 processing fee. No refunds will be given after September 26, 2016. Substitutions can be made at anytime, but no shows will be responsible for the full conference fee. Last minute registrations cannot be guaranteed meals or materials.


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