Crisis Intervention Conference
September 17-18, 2020
Kalahari Resort and Conference Center - Wisconsin Dells, WI
Health and Human Services


24th Annual Crisis Intervention Conference 

"2020: The Dawn of a New Decade - Innovations in Intervention"

September 17-18, 2020

Kalahari Resort & Convention Center
Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin

Please check back in late spring for 2020 conference information.

Click on the picture below to view the 2019 conference agenda and breakout session information.


Click here for Conference Handouts from the 23rd Annual Crisis Intervention Conference.

"Intersection or Roundabout: Moving from Crisis to Hope"

September 19-20, 2019 

Registration Information 

Registration is Closed for the 2019 Crisis Intervention Conference.

Please stay tuned for information on the 24th Annual Crisis Intervention Conference scheduled for 

September 17-18, 2020 at the Kalahari Resort and Convention Center in Wisconsin Dells, WI

"2020: The Dawn of a New Decade - Innovations in Intervention"

If you need special accommodations, please register by Friday, August 21, 2020 so we can best meet your needs.

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

 Consumer Scholarships

Scholarships for consumers are available for the conference. Check back in late spring 2020 for more information and how to apply.

Scholarship recipients are asked to make their own transportation arrangements to and from the conference. Conference planning members do not make those arrangements. If you are having difficulty arranging transportation, we encourage you to talk to your clubhouse or contact your agency about arranging transportation. You can also post a request to United We Stand Wisconsin ( or the Wisconsin Association of Peer Providers ( Both public consumer forums won't arrange rides, but you can post a request and see if anyone answers.  

Scholarship applicants submitting their registration forms in advance will not receive special considerations.

 Become a Sponser Today

Your organization can be a partner in keeping this conference affordable to participants and to mintain 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.

Benefits to your organization are: recognition as a key partner in a highly regarded training event for crisis professionals; your logo/name will appear as a sponsor on marketing materials; a high-profile exhibit location at the conference; and acknowledgment of your contribution in the opening remarks.

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

Level 1            Platinum Sponsors donating $2000.00 or more will receive their name and logo on the conference brochure, 1 exhibit (up to $300.00 value), 3 registration ($575.00 value) and you can display an approved banner in the main ballroom.


Level 2            Gold Sponsors donating $1,500- $1,999.00 receive their name and logo on the conference brochure, 1 exhibit (up to $300.00 value), 2 registrations ($350.00 value).


Level 3            Silver Sponsors donating $1,000- $1,499.00 receive their name and logo on the brochure, 1 exhibit (up to $300 value), 1 registration ($175.00 value).

To become a vital contributor to this important conference, contact Susan Barrett at or 715-346-4069.

 Exhibitor Information

​The 24th annual conference will offer an exhibit area located in a strategic location that will allow maximum contact with conference participants.  Exhibit hours are scheduled as follows:

u  Thursday, September 17                        8:30 am – 6:00 pm

u  Friday, September 18                             7:30 am - Noon

Exhibit Fees:

  • $125 per table for Non-Profit Agencies
  • $325 per table for For-Profit Agencies
  • Fee includes one 4'x8' skirted table and all conference meals
  • Exhibitors can take advantage of a special discounted conference registration rate of $165 for the staff member(s) working at your display
Exhibit space is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Stay tuned for more information on exhibiting at our 2020 conference!
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2019 Keynote Speakers

Brief Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Suicide Prevention
Dr. David Rozek
Instructor, Dept. of Psychiatry; Director of Training, National Center for Veterans Studies; Adjunct Assistant Professor, Dept. of Psychology, University of Utah  
Salt Lake City, Utah

Opioid Addiction and Crisis
Dr. Michael Larson
Director of Scheduled Medication Policy for MCHS, Marshfield Clinic Health Systems  
Marshfield, Wisconsin

Embodying Personal and Social Transformation
Mx. Owen Karcher, MA
LPC, Center for Community Healing 
Madison, Wisconsin

2019 Agenda​

The full 2019 conference agenda and breakout session information can be found here.

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 you're registration folder when you arrive at the conference and will be your 
proof of attendance and continuing education hours. It is your 
responsibility to report your hours earned to your appropriate credential
or licensing board. 

The 2020 conference will be seeking approval for the following:

Thursday = 6.25 contact hours 
Friday = 3 contact hours 

Total = 9.25 contact hours 

The conference will be seeking approval for 9.25 Continuing Education Hours by the National Associate of Social Workers, Wisconsin Chapter. 

Lodging Information​

Stay tuned for information regarding reserving lodging for the 2020 conference.

Cancellations Policy

Full refunds granted upon receipt of written request to Request must be received by September 3, 2020. Cancelling your hotel room does not cancel your conference registration. You will need to contact UWSP 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 meals or materials.


For additional questions regarding the conference or registration, contact UW-Stevens Point Continuing Education and Outreach at 715-346-3838 or

To learn more about exhibiting and/or sponsorship opportunities, contact Susan Barrett at

Thank You to Our 2019 Sponsors! 

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