15th Annual

Mental Health and Substance Use Recovery Training Conference

Tuesday-Wednesday, October 29-30, 2019

Kalahari Resort and Convention Center, Wisconsin Dells, WI


 Information below is for 2018 conference. Please check back next summer for information on the 15th Annual MHSUR Training Conference.

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.

Keynote Speakers

Where Did They Go? Strategies for Engaging Clients in Behavioral Health Treatment
Mark Sanders, LCSW, CADA, Trainer/Consultant, On the Mark Consulting

BETTER THAN OKAY: Moving From Illness to Happiness
David Mays, M.D., Ph.D., Forensic Psychiatrist


Click on the brochure to view conference workshops and additional information

​Conference Attendees

Walk in registrations will be accepted but cannot be guaranteed meals or registration materials.

 Who Should Attend

  • Behavioral health professionals, people in recovery and family members
  • Clinicians in the criminal and juvenile justice system
  • 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.
  • 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.

 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. No additional certificate will be sent after conference. It is your responsibility to report your hours earned to your appropriate credential or licensing board.

The following hours are approved:
Wednesday = 6 contact hours
Thursday = 5.5 contact hours
Total = 11.5 contact hours

This conference has been approved for 11.5 Continuing Education Hours by the National Association of Social Workers, Wisconsin Chapter.

 Consumer Scholarships

A limited number of scholarships for consumers of mental health and substance use recovery services are available for the 14th Annual Mental Health and Substance Use Recovery Training Conference. The application can be found here.

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.

The application deadline is September 21, 2018.

 Lodging Information

A room block is available at the Kalahari Resort & Convention Center. For reservations, please call 877-253-5466 and mention the Mental Health & Substance Use Recovery Conference room block. Rooms will be held until September 16, 2018.

Single occupancy is $82/Double through quadruple occupancy is $129. A one-night deposit is required at the time of reservation. Hotel room rates are subject to applicable state and local tax unless a S211 form is presented at check-in.

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Registration Information

Registration Fees​

Postmarked by October 5, 2018​
​Full Conference​$195
​Wednesday or Thursday Only​$130
After October 5, 2018​
​Full Conference​$300
​Wednesday or Thursday Only​$175

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

Cancellations, No Shows and Substitutions

Full refunds granted upon receipt of written request received by October 3, 2018 to uwspce-conf@uwsp.edu. Refunds after October 3 will be assessed a $25 processing fee. No refunds will be given after October 10, 2018.

Cancelling your hotel room does not cancel your conference registration. Contact UWSP Continuing Education at the email address above to cancel your registration. 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.


Call UWSP Continuing Education at 715-346-3838 or email at uwspce-conf@uwsp.edu

Thank you to our conference partners!

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