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WPPNT: 2023

Presentations are held as Zoom webinars on Thursdays from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Central time. Up to 500 people are able to join live online or by phone.


  • January through August: Presentations occurred on the second and fourth Thursday of each month.
  • September through December: Presentations will occur on the second Thursday of each month.

Information about each 2023 presentation is shared below when the topic and presenter are confirmed. The materials for each presentation are posted by the Monday before the presentation. A link to the evaluation survey is posted when the materials are posted. The evaluation survey opens at 11:59 a.m. the day of the presentation. A link to the video recording of the presentation is posted within four business days of the presentation.

A continuing education hour is available to people who participate in the live presentation or view the recording and complete the online evaluation within two weeks of the live event.


An ASL interpreter is present for each live presentation. Auto-transcription, provided by Zoom, is enabled for presentations. People needing other accommodations to participate, including a live captionist or other language interpreter or translator, should contact Theresa Kuehl at least five business days prior to the presentation.

How to join the Zoom webinar

Reminders for participants

  • Join online or by phone by 11 a.m. Central and wait for the host to start the webinar. Your camera and audio/microphone are disabled.
  • Download or view the presentation materials below. The evaluation survey opens at 11:59 a.m. the day of the presentation.
  • Ask questions to the presenter(s) in the Zoom Q&A window. Each presenter will decide when to address questions. People who join by phone cannot ask questions.
  • Use Zoom chat to communicate with the host.

January 12: Culturally-Sensitive Approaches to Attachment Work with Families and Individuals

January 26: Power and Control: Recognizing Power Dynamics

February 9: Crisis Services: Prevention, Intervention, and De-Escalation

February 23: Trauma-Informed Care: It's All About Connection

March 9: Working with an Angry Client

March 23: Madison's Community Alternative Response Emergency Services (CARES): A non-law enforcement behavioral health crisis response

April 13: Advance Care Planning - You Can Have a Say in Your Care

April 27: Doing Supportive Psychotherapy

May 11: Peers: Who are they? Why do peer services work?

May 25: Everybody Dies and Everybody Grieves: Why Death and Grief Education is Important for Behavioral Health

June 8: Becoming Desensitized to Overdoses as Helping Professionals

June 22: Opioid Use Disorder: Diagnosis and Treatment

July 13: Foundations of CBT

July 27: Creating Effective Wellness and Crisis Plans: Lessons from Peer Support

August 10: Exploring the Wisconsin Long Term Care Landscape: An Update on Resource Needs, Access, and Barriers for Aging Individuals with Mental Illness

August 24: Supporting Justice Involved Veterans (JIV) and Connecting Veterans to the Appropriate Care, Services and Resources

September 14: Challenges that Face Postpartum Persons with Substance Use Disorders

October 12: Trauma in Children and Adolescents

November 9: Assessing Risk in People Who Are Chronically Suicidal 

Nancy Pierce's presentation, "What To Do at the Workplace When a Client Dies by Suicide", was originally scheduled for this date. She asked to reschedule for 2024.

December 14: Belonging: A Look at the Basic Human Need

  • Presenter: Angie Theisen, LCSW

Questions? Contact the Wisconsin Public Psychiatry Network Teleconference coordinator.

Last revised November 10, 2023