Mental Health & Substance Use Recovery Training Conference
October 29-30, 2019
Kalahari Resort & Conference Center - Wisconsin Dells, WI
Health and Human Services


This conference will be held in the NEW convention space at the Kalahari!  
Click here to download a map of the convention center.

Conference Registration Now Open! 

If you would like this conference brochure mailed to you, please contact  Thank you!


Click here for Conference Handouts from the 15th Annual Mental Health and Substance Use Recovery Training Conference.

"Living Your Besr Life Through Recovery

   October 29 - 30, 2019


Registration Information

Registration Fees

Early Bird Register by Oct. 4, 2019

​Full Conference
​Tuesday or Wednesday Only

On or After Oct. 5, 2019

​Full Conference
​Tuesday or Wednesday Only

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

If you would like to pay by check, please complete the Paper Registration Form and mail with payment.  Registration forms sent by mail need to be postmarked by October 4, 2019 for us to honor the Early Bird Registration Rate.

Conference Attendees

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

If you require special accommodations, please register by Friday, October 11, 2019 so we can best meet your needs.

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. 

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

​Keynote Speakers 

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Discovering Who You Are Through Recovery
Jonathan I. Cloud, Human Services Consultant and Trainer, Appleton, WI
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Addressing the Social Determinants
of Suicide: Financial Exclusion, 
Financial Shame and Social Isolation

Oscar Jimenez-Solomon, MPH, Behavioral 
Health Researcher and Advocate, Center 
of Excellence for Cultural Competence, 
New York State Psychiatric Institute

 Consumer Scholarships

A limited number of scholarships for consumers of mental health and substance use recovery services will be available for the 15th Annual Mental Health and Substance Use Recovery Training Conference. 

Scholarhsip recipients are asked to make their own transportation arrangements to and-from the conference. Contact your clubhourse 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 or the Wisconsin Association of Peer Providers at for transportation assistance. Neither public consumer forums arrange rides, but requests can be posted on their sites to see if anyone answers. 

The 2019 scholarship deadline has passed.  Scholarship applicants will be notified of their award status no later than Friday, September 27, 2019.  Scholarship applicants should NOT register until after they have been notified of their award status.

 Sponsorship Opportunities

​Under each sponsor level, you can designate your sponsorship to go toward a keynote speaker, a conference speaker, general conference supporter, a meal/break, or consumer scholarships.

$2,000 Presenting Sponsor
  • Name and logo in the conference brochure
  • Listed as a supporter in the program book and on the conference website
  • One exhibit table (main room) for two days
  • Two complimentary conference registrations
  • Display of an approved banner in the main ballroom
$1,500 Major Sponsor
  • Name and logo on the conference brochure
  • Listed as a supporter in the program book and on the conference website
  • One exhibit table for two days
  • One complimentary conference registration
$1,000 Participating Sponsor
  • Name on the conference brochure
  • Listed as a supporter in the program book and on the conference website
  • One exhibit table for two days
  • One complimentary conference registration
$250+ Friends of Recovery

Support of Consumer Scholarships
One full scholarship includes one night of lodging and two days registration for a person in recovery

  • Listed as a supporter in the program book and on the conference website

 Exhibitor Opportunities

Inside Ballroom with Electricity Available - $425
Hallway or Foyer Table - $275

This fee also provides your organization:
  • 6 feet x 30 inches table including linen, skirting, and two chairs
  • Listed in the program book
  • Networking opportunities throughout the conference
  • One complimentary conference registration for the person staffing the booth
Additional Exhibitor Attending Conference - $150

To pay by check, please print out Paper Exhibitor Registration Form and mail in with payment.

Exhibitor registration has been RE-OPENED!  Exhibitors can register through October 22, 2019.  Unfortunately, those exhibitors registering after October 4 are not guaranteed space in the printed conference program book.  We apologize for the inconvenience. 

 Call for Presenters

You’re Invited to Share Your Mental Health and/or Substance Use Recovery Knowledge and Expertise!

Mental Health and Substance Use Recovery Training Conference

16th Annual Statewide Conference: October 29 & 30, 2020

We are now accepting proposals for 90-minute workshops.

Proposals that demonstrate evidence-based and best practices, promote strength-based approached, enhance skills, support people’s recovery, demonstrate serving diverse populations, as well as those that energize people are invited to apply.

Proposal Deadline: February 21, 2020

Please complete one Online Proposal Form for each workshop idea.  Workshop title, description and learning objectives are required at time of submission.

Typical compensation for an accepted proposal is complimentary conference registration and up to two nights of complimentary lodging. 

UW-Stevens Point Continuing Education staff and the 2020 MHUSR Conference Planning Committee will review all proposals and selected presenters will be notified by May 29, 2020.

Need more information?  Please call 608.266.2476.
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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 conference has been approved by the National Association of Social Workers, Wisconsin Chapter, for the following contact hours:

Tuesday = 6 contact hours 
Wednesday = 5.5 contact hours 

Total = 11.5 contact hours 

Lodging Information

The 2019 MHSUR Conference room block has expired, but rooms may still be available at the Kalahari Resort & Convention Center.  Click here for reservations.  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. 

Cancellation Policy

Full refunds granted upon receipt of written request received by October 11, 2019 to Cancelling your hotel room does not cancel your conference registration. Contact UWSP Continuing Education at the email address above to cancel your registration. Refunds after October 11 will be assessed a $25 processing fee. No refunds will be given after October 18, 2019.

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.

Contact Information

Call UWSP Continuing Education at 715-346-3838 or email at

Thank You to Our Sponsors!



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