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

25th Annual Crisis Intervention Conference
Stronger Together: Thriving in the New Normal
September 16 & 17, 2021
A 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

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Registration Information

Registration opens summer 2021!

​Conference Information

 2020 Keynote Speakers

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, Milwaukee, Wis.

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

Jennifer J. Muehlenkamp, Ph.D.,
Professor of Psychology, Director of Suicide Prevention and Research Collaborative (SPARC), UW-Eau Claire, Eau Claire, Wis. 

Defining the Crisis: Non-Suicidal Self-Injury and Suicidal Behaviors

Pardeep Singh Kaleka, Executive Director of the Interfaith Conference of Greater Milwaukee, founder of Serve2Unite, published author and clinician, Milwaukee, Wis.

Healing in the Aftermath of Hate

 Conference Agenda

Thursday, September 16, 2021

​7:30-8:15 a.m.
​Virtual Exhibit Hall
​8:15-9:30 a.m.
​Welcome and Opening Keynote-Dr. Tony Thrasher   
​9:45-10:15 a.m.
​Break and Virtual Exhibit Hall
​10:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
​Break Out Sessions 1-9
​12:15-1 p.m.
​Lunch Break and Virtual Exhibit Hall
​1-2 p.m.
​Afternoon Keynote-Jennifer J. Muehlenkamp, Ph.D.
​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 17, 2021

​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 Signh Kalka

 Conference Planning Committee

​Sheila Bannister-Gross
​Susan Barrett
​Ron Diamond
​Pat Ellis
​Tracy Faust
​Kari Foss
George Hulick
Will Hutter
Evonne Kundert
Jeff Lewis
Brad Munger
Nancy Pierce
Stacy Rohleder
Leah Roland
​Lana Somer
​Debi Trader

 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 2021 conference will be seeking approval for a total of 8.35 CEHs by the National Associate 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.

Sponsorship, Exhibitor, and Scholarship Information

 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 of Wisconsin. Your support will allow the conference to maintain its reputation for top notch keynoters and important professional training topics.

The conference offers four levels of participation. We would also be delighted to consider other arrangements you may want to offer.

Platinum-$2,000 | Gold-$1,500 | Silver-$1,000 | Scholarship-$275

​Interact LIVE with Attendees in Virtual Exhibit Hall

​Logo on digital conference promotions
Logo/name on conference registration website
Logo/Name on day-of virtual conference website
Virtual exhibit booth
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Include materials in virtual goodie bag
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​Verbal recognition during conference
​Conference registration(s)
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​Recognition on social media (Facebook)
​Slide show recognition at event
To become a vital contributor to this important conference, contact Susan Barrett at sbarrett@uwsp.edu.​​ ​ ​ ​

The 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

​If you are interested in exhibiting at the 25th Annual Crisis Intervention Conference, September 16-17, 2021, contact Susan Barrett at sbarrett@uwsp.edu.​​ ​ 

The 24th Annual Crisis Intervention Conference featured a Virtual Exhibit Hall available to participants before, during, and after the conference. We encourage all vendors to get creative. Helpful information, self-care ideas, promotional offers, etc., are all welcome!

Exhibit fees for the 24th Annual Crisis Intervention Conference were:

  • $195 Nonprofit agencies
  • $325 For profit agencies
All exhibitors received 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.

The 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.

 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. 

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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.

Conference Sponsors

Become a sponsor and see your logo here!

​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 pandemic.

For assistance with registration, contact Customer Service at 715-346-3838 or email at uwspce-conf@uwsp.edu.
For additional information regarding the conference, contact Susan Barrett at sbarrett@uwsp.edu.​​

Cancellations Policy

Full refunds granted upon receipt of written request to uwspce-conf@uwsp.edu when received by September 3, 2021. Refunds requested between September 4-10, 2021 will be assessed a $25 processing fee. No refunds will be given after September 10, 2021. 

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