13th Annual

Mental Health and Substance Use Recovery Training Conference

   Tuesday-Wednesday, October 24-25, 2017

Kalahari Resort and Convention Center, Wisconsin Dells, WI

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.

Sponsored by 

​Who Should Attend

Ø  Behavioral health professionals, people in recovery and family members
Ø  Clinicians in the criminal and juvenile justice system
Ø  Domestic violence service providers
Ø  Adolescent treatment professionals and educators
Ø  Others interested in the topics discussed


Conference Objectives 

Ø  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.
Ø  Promote meaningful involvement in person and family-centered planning, services, supports and system change.
Ø  Increase knowledge of peer supports, peer-run programs and topics related to Certified Peer Specialists in Wisconsin.
Ø  Increase knowledge and skills regarding special topics in Mental Health, Substance Use Disorder and Integrated Treatment.

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

View the 2016 brochure
​Check back soon for more conference information!


The scholarship application process is closed.

A limited number of scholarships for people in mental health and substance use recovery are available for the 12th 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.

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 Conference has been approved for 11.5 Continuing Education Hours through the National Association of Social Workers, Wisconsin Chapter.

Contact Hours  ​ ​
​Wednesday 6.0 contact hours
Thursday ​5.5 contact hours
​Full Conference 11.5 contact hours


UW-Stevens Point Credit

A one-credit UWSP undergraduate and/or graduate course option is available in conjunction with the 12th 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.


The Kalahari room block is sold out for the night of October 26.  Additional lodging is available at the Wintergreen Resort (800-648-4765) or the Holiday Inn Express (608-253-3000).   


Exhibit or Sponsorship Information

For additional information regarding exhibits or sponsorship information, contact Wayne Sorenson at wsorenso@uwsp.edu.


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

Refund Policy

Full refunds granted upon receipt of written request received by October 7, 2016. Refunds after October 7, 2016 will be assessed a $25 processing fee. No refunds will be given after October 16, 2016. Substitutions can be made at anytime, but no shows will be responsible for the full conference fee. Last minute registrations cannot be guarenteed meals or materials.