Mental Health & Substance Use Recovery Training Conference
October 29-30, 2020
Kalahari Resort & Conference Center - Wisconsin Dells, WI
Health and Human Services, See Stevens Point Offerings


16th Annual Mental Health and Substance Use Recovery Conference

"Thriving in Recovery: Supporting Ourselves and Others in the Journey"

October 29 - 30, 2020


Click here for Conference Handouts from the 2019 15th Annual Mental Health and Substance Use Recovery Training Conference.


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.  Presenters are strongly encouraged to use strength-based, person-centered, recovery-oriented language in their written & verbal presentation.

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.  All proposals are selected through a collaborative review process completed by the conference planning committee.  The planning committee is made up of UWSP Continuing Education staff, community-based providers, treating & recovery program administrators, and other allies, many of whom identify as having lived experience.

Need more information?  Please call 608.266.2476.

Registration Information

Conference Registration is Closed

Registration Information Coming Summer 2020. 

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

2019 ​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

Additional information on scholarships for the 2020 conference coming soon! 

A limited number of scholarships for consumers of mental health and substance use recovery services will be available for the 16th Annual Mental Health and Substance Use Recovery Training Conference. 

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 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. 

Scholarship applicants should NOT register until after they have been notified of their award status.

 Sponsorship Opportunities

2020 sponsor information and sponsor registration coming in spring 2020.  Check back again soon!

2019 Sponsor 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

2020 exhibitor information and exhibitor registration coming in late spring 2020.  Check back again soon!

2019 Exhibitor Fees

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

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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 will be seeking approval 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

Information about lodging for the 2020 MHSUR Conference coming soon!

2019 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 2019 Conference Sponsors!



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