25th Annual Crisis Intervention Conference
Sept. 16-17, 2021
Virtual Conference via Zoom
Health and Human Services, See Stevens Point Offerings

Stronger Together: Thriving in the New Normal
September 16-17, 2021
Virtual Conference via Zoom

​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

Check out our Facebook and LinkedIn event pages!  

Registration Information

Registration opens summer 2021!

2020 Keynote Speakers

​Triage and Assessment of the Patient in Crisis: Advances, Advocacy, and Awareness!

Dr. Tony Thrasher 

D.O., DFAPA, Medical Director - Crisis Services, Milwaukee County Behavioral Health Division, Milwaukee Chapter President, Wisconsin Psychiatric Association, Clinical Associate Professor, Medical College of Wisconsin
Milwaukee, WI

Defining the Crisis: NonSuicidal Self-Injury and Suicidal Behaviors

Dr. Jennifer J. Muehlenkamp

Professor of Psychology, Director of Suicide Prevention and Research Collaborative (SPARC), University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire
Eau Claire, Wisconsin

Healing In the Aftermath of Hate

Pardeep Singh Kaleka

Executive Director of the Interfaith Conference of Greater Milwaukee, Founder of Serve2Unite, Published Author and Clinician 
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

2021 Agenda

​Thursday, September 17, 2020

7:30-8:15 a.m.
Virtual Exhibit Hall
8:15-9:30 a.m.
Welcome and Opening Keynote Tony Thrasher 
9:45-10:15 a.m.
Break and Virtual Exhibit Hall
10:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
Breakout Sessions 1-9
12:15-1 p.m.
Lunch Break and Virtual Exhibit Hall
1-2 p.m.
Afternoon Keynote: Jennifer Muehlenkamp
2-2:30 p.m.
Virtual Exhibit Hall
2:30-4:30 p.m.
Breakout Sessions 10-18
4:30-5:30 p.m.
Virtual Exhibit Hall
​5:30-6 p.m.
Social Hour (optional)
​6:30-7:30 p.m.
Evening Yoga (optional)

​Friday, September 18, 2020

6:45-7:45 a.m.
Morning Yoga (Optional)
7:30-8:30 a.m.
Virtual Exhibit Hall
8:30-10:30 a.m.
Breakout Sessions 19-26
10:30-11 a.m.
​Virtual Exhibit Hall
​11 a.m.-Noon
Closing Keynote: Pardeep Singh Kaleka

Continuing Education Hours (CEHs)​

Continuing Education Hours are a measure of participation in continuing education programs. Individuals should consult with their professional association and/or licensing board regarding the applicability of the conference for their profession.  It is the individual's responsibility to report CEHs earned to their appropriate credential or licensing board.

The conference will be seeking approval for a total of 8.25 Continuing Education Hours by the National Association of Social Workers, Wisconsin Chapter.  A link will be provided after the conference for registrants to receive a printable, personalized CEH Certificate of Completion via email.   

Opportunities and Scholarships

 Consumer Scholarships

Scholarships for consumers of mental health and/or substance use recovery services will be available for the conference.  Priority will be given to Certified Peer Specialists.  Other factors taken into consideration are past conference attendance and/or previously awarded scholarships.  

Scholarship applications will be available starting in Spring 2021. 

 2020 Sponsorship Opportunities

GET RECOGNIZED as a key partner in a highly regarded training event for crisis professionals!

Your organization can be a partner in keeping this conference affordable to participants and to maintain its relevance and viability to crisis professionals throughout the state. Your support will also allow the conference to maintain its reputation for top notch keynoters and relevant professional training topics.

The conference offers four levels of participation for your consideration, and we would be happy to consider other arrangements that you may offer.

Interact LIVE With Attendees in Virtual Exhibit Hall
Logo on Digital Conference Promotions
Logo/Name on Day-Of Virtual Conference Website

Exhibit Booth
Include Materials in Virtual Goodie Bag
Verbal Recognition During Conference
Conference Registration(s)

($135 per value)
Logo/Name on Conference Website
Recognition on Social Media (Facebook)
Slide Show Recognition at Event

via Zoom

​Logo (Large)

​3 times




​Logo (Large)

3 times

3 slides​


​Logo (Small)

​2 times



​Logo (Small)

2 times

2 slides​



​Logo (Small)
1 time





​Logo (Small)

1 time

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All Scholarship Sponsors

1 slide
All Scholarship Sponsors

To become a vital contributor to this important conference, contact Susan Barrett at sbarrett@uwsp.edu.

The 24th Annual Crisis Intervention Conference reserves the right to deny sponsorship, exhibit booth content, Virtual Goodie Bag content, and/or donations for any company, organization, or individual it deems unsuitable for the conference.

 Exhibitor Opportunities

​The 24th Annual Conference will feature a Virtual Exhibit Hall available to conference participants before, during, and after the conference. If you are interested in exhibiting at the 2021 Annual Crisis Intervention Conference to be held September 16 & 17, 2021, contact Susan at sbarrett@uwsp.edu.

2020 Exhibit Fees:

  • $195 Nonprofit agencies
  • $325 For-profit agencies

All exhibitors receive the following:

  • One complimentary conference registration ($135 value).
  • A virtual exhibit booth designed by your agency with your choice of graphics, videos, promotional links, etc.
  • The opportunity to contribute to the Virtual Goodie Bag distributed exclusively to conference participants.

We encourage vendors to get creative! Helpful information, self-care ideas, promotional offers, etc. are all welcome!

The 24th Annual Crisis Intervention Conference reserves the right to deny sponsorship, exhibit booth content, virtual goodie bag content, and/or donations for any company, organization, or individual it deems unsuitable for the conference.

 Conference Planning Committee

Sheila Bannister-Gross

​Tracy Faust

​Evonne Kundert

​Stacy Rohleder

​Susan Barrett

​Kari Foss

​Jeff Lewis

​Leah Roland

Ron Diamond​

​George Hulick

​Brad Munger

​Lana Sommer

Pat Ellis​

​Will Hutter

​Nancy Pierce

​Debi Trader

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Zoom Tutorial

Need help with using Zoom? Click here for our Zoom Tutorial Help page! 

Participants are responsible for ensuring they have the minimum computer standards for participating in the virtual conference via Zoom.  Zoom works best with Chrome or Firefox. UWSP is not responsible for participant technological issues, including, but not limited to, inadequate bandwidth and/or registrant equipment malfunction.  Click here to down Zoom Client for Meetings.

2020 Conference Sponsors

Join us by thanking the sponsors of the 2020 Wisconsin Crisis Intervention Conference!

Platinum Sponsors:


Silver Sponsor

​Contact Information

Continuing Education's on-campus office hours are limited to Tuesday and Thursday, 12:30 - 4:30 p.m., as staff continues to work remotely during the pandemice. For additional questions regarding the conference or registration, contact UW-Stevens Point Continuing Education at uwspce-conf@uwsp.edu.

To learn more about exhibiting and/or sponsorship opportunities, contact Susan Barrett at sbarrett@uwsp.edu.

Cancellations Policy

Full refunds granted upon receipt of written request to uwspce-conf@uwsp.eduRequest must be received by September 3, 2020. Cancelling your hotel room does not cancel your conference registration. You will need to contact UW-Stevens Point Continuing Education to cancel your conference registration. Refunds requested between September 4-10, 2020 will be assessed a $25 processing fee. No refunds will be given after September 10, 2020. 

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



Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance. 

Please contact UW-Stevens Point Continuing Education at uwspce-conf@uwsp.edu.