14th Annual

Mental Health and Substance Use Recovery Training Conference



Wednesday-Thursday, October 17-18, 2018

Kalahari Resort and Convention Center, Wisconsin Dells, WI

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

​​Who Should Attend

  • Behavioral health professionals, people in recovery and family members

  • Clinicians in the criminal and juvenile justice system

  • Domestic violence service providers

  • Adolescent treatment professionals and educators

  • Others interested in the topics discussed

Conference Objectives 

  • Increase knowledge and skills to promote wellness, prevention, treatment, recovery, best practices, holistic care and continuous quality improvement with the use of evidence-based practices across the lifespan.

  • Promote meaningful involvement 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 Use Disorder and Integrated Treatment.

Lodging Information

A block of rooms is available at the Kalahari Resort & Convention Center


For Room Reservations

Call: 877-253-5466 and reference the Mental Health & Substance Abuse Annual Statewide Meeting Room Block

Reservation Deadline

Friday, September 22, 2017 is the deadline for reserving a room at the group rate of $82.00 per night (single occupancy) or $129.00 per night (double through quadruple occupancy)

2017 Keynote Speakers

Understanding Racism, Privilege, Power & Leadership: Are We Making any Progress?
Dr. Eddie Moore Jr., The Privilege Institute, America & Moore, Suamico, Wis.

HOPE WINS (if we let it!)
Tamra Oman, Human Services Program Coordinator, Recovery Support Specialist, Wisconsin Resource Center, Winnebago, Wis.

Registration Information

Postmarked by October 6, 2017​
​Full Conference​$190
​Tuesday Only​$125
​Wednesday Only​$125
After October 6, 2017​
​Full Conference​$300
​Tuesday Only​$175
​Wednesday Only​$175

Registration fees include: all materials, refreshment breaks, lunch and continental breakfasts

Cancellation Fee

Full refunds granted upon receipt of written request received by October 6, 2017 to uwspce-conf@uwsp.edu. Refunds after October 6, 2017 will be assessed a $25 processing fee. No refunds will be given after October 17, 2017. 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. Please do not contact the customer service number for cancellation requests as you will be directed to email your request per the cancellation policy.

UW-Stevens Point Credit

A one-credit UWSP undergraduate and/or graduate course option is available in conjunction with the 13th Annual Mental Health and Substance Use Recovery Training Conference. Full tuition must be paid at time of course registration and is in addition to the workshop registration fee. The course syllabus is available HERE.

Scholarship Information

A limited number of scholarships for people in mental health and substance use recovery are available for the 13th Annual Mental Health and Substance Use Recovery Training Conference.

Scholarship recipients are asked to make their own transportation arrangements to and from the conference. Contact your clubhouse or agency if there is difficulty arranging transportation. Conference planning members do not make transportation arrangements.

Transportation requests can be posted on United We Stand Wisconsin at united-we-stand-wi@googlegroups.com or the Wisconsin Association of Peer Providers at wisconsin-association-of-peer-providers@googlegroups.com for transportation assistance. Neither public consumer forums arrange rides, but requests can be posted on their sites to see if anyone answers.

2017 Scholarship Application is available here.  The application deadline is
September 29, 2017.

Continuing Education Hours (CEHs)

Continuing Education Hours are a measure of participation in continuing education programs.  University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point CEHs may be approved through the Department of Sociology. A CEH certificate will be provided to registrants for recording conference hours. Additional accreditation will be sought but consult your professional association or licensing board regarding the applicability of the conference for your profession.

The 13th Annual MHSUR Training Conference has been approved by the National Association of Social Workers, Wisconsin Chapter.

At the 13th Annual MHSUR Training Conference will award 11.5 Continuing Education Hours (CEHs).

Tuesday = 6 CEHs
Wednesday = 5.5 CEHs
Total for entire conference = 11.5 CEHs

Exhibit or Sponsorship Information

For additional information regarding exhibits or sponsorship information, contact Kari Schultz at kschultz@uwsp.edu.


Call Customer Service at 715-346-3838 or email at uwspce-conf@uwsp.edu

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