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2019 MARRCH Annual Conference

October 28-30, 2019 | Saint Paul RiverCentre | 175 W Kellogg Blvd

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The MARRCH Board of Governors warmly invites you to join friends and colleagues for the 2019 MARRCH Annual Conference! This year’s conference is all about sharing solutions and building the collaborative relationships that will shape, integrate and personalize the future of the substance use disorder and other co-occurring mental health conditions. Learn from National thought leaders, local experts and other prevention-treatment-recovery advocates who are helping us intentionally design earlier interventions, better integrate services and supports and drive collaborative community connections that support health, healing and long-term recovery. In addition, conference attendees gain access to 5 featured speakers, 2 special events, 3 lifestyle stages and a newly expanded show layout that promotes interactive learning, peer networking and as always… lifelong fellowship with friends and colleagues. 

Online Registration will close at midnight on Friday, October 25th. Onsite Registration will be available at the RiverCentre all 3 days. We look forward to seeing you at the conference!



  • Join and network with colleagues—more than 1,300 people attend.
  • Earn 21 CEs and track them on the MARRCH website.




Room discounts are available at the InterContinental and overflow is available at the Saint Paul Hotel.

InterContinental – Saint Paul Riverfront
11 E. Kellogg Blvd. | St. Paul, MN 55101
P: 1-866-686-2867

Online reservation link

The rate is $145 per night for King Deluxe/Double Queen rooms, plus tax. For reservations at the InterContinental, call 651-292-1900 or click the online link above. Be sure to ask for the MARRCH 2019 Conference rates when calling. This rate will be available until Sep. 30, 2019 or until the room block is filled, whichever comes first.

The Saint Paul Hotel
350 Market Street | St. Paul, MN  55102
P: 800-292-9292

Online reservation group code: 191027MAR

The rate is $154 per night, plus tax. For reservations at the Saint Paul Hotel, call 800-292-9292 and ask for the MARRCH 2019 Conference to get the offered rate.


Parking is available at the RiverCentre ramp, or the InterContinental which is connected via skyway. Please note: The RiverCentre ramp has early-bird rates.

Downtown St. Paul Parking Map


Registration fees include CE certificates and food service. Shared full conference registrations are not permitted. To receive the early bird discount, your registration must be received on or before September 11, 2019.


Three full days of exhibits! For information and/or an application, call the MARRCH office at 651-290-7462 or register online.



MARRCH will be applying for 21 CEs, 7 for each day of the conference. Approvals will be updated as received.

MARRCH is seeking approval from the following crediting bodies:

  • Minnesota Board of Behavior Health and Therapy (BBHT):
    • Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LADC) Approved
    • Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) – Approved
    • Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) – Approved
  • Minnesota Board of Psychology (BOP) – Approved
  • Minnesota Board of Social Work (BOSW) – Approved
  • Minnesota Board of Marriage and Family Therapy (MBMFT) – Approved
  • Upper Midwest Indian Council on Addictive Disorders (UMICAD) – Approved
  • The Minnesota Board of Nursing does not approve CE activities; however, nurses may apply for credits on an individual basis if the workshop criteria meet the board’s guidelines. Continuing education clock hours will be endorsed by MARRCH and certificates of attendance are provided online 30 business days after the conference.


Assessment means those procedures by which a counselor identifies and evaluates an individual’s strengths, weaknesses, problems, and needs for the development of the treatment plan.

Case Management means activities that bring services, agencies, resources, or people together within a planned framework of action toward the achievement of established goals.

Client Education means the provision of information to clients who are receiving or seeking counseling concerning alcohol and other drug abuse and the available services and resources.

Consulting with other Professionals regarding client treatment and services means communicating with other professionals in regard to client treatment and services to assure comprehensive, quality care for the client.

Counseling means the utilization of special skills to assist individuals, families, or groups in achieving objectives through exploration of a problem and its ramifications; examination of attitudes and feelings; consideration of alternative solutions; and decision making.

Crisis Intervention means those services that respond to an alcohol or other drug user’s needs during acute emotional or physical distress.




Reports & Recording


Treatment Planning means the process by which the counselor and the client identify and rank problems needing resolution; establish agreed upon immediate and long-term goals; and decide on a treatment process and the sources to be utilized.



  • Saul Selby — Co-Chair
  • Ben Stapp — Co-Chair
  • Dustin Chapman
  • Marina Fuhrman
  • Judi Gordon
  • Mark Groves
  • Connie Hartwig
  • Jonathan Lofgren
  • Charlie Mishek
  • Annette Pearson
  • Tyler Reitzner
  • Cindy Swan-Henderlite
  • Pam Wood
  • Jake Zimmerman



To receive a registration refund, less a $50 processing fee, all cancellations must be received via this form by October 4, 2019 11:59 p.m. U.S. Eastern Time. No refunds will be granted thereafter. No-shows will not be refunded.




Diamond Sponsors:


Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation


Platinum Sponsor:


Gold Sponsors:

BlueCross BlueShield


Roots Recovery

Silver Sponsors:

Amerihealth Caritas

Augsburg StepUP  




The PRIDE Institute


Sanford Behavioral Health

Bronze Sponsor:

The Duluth Bethel



  • Accessibility, Inc.
  • Addiction Health Center
  • Adler Graduate School
  • Adolescent Treatment Center of Winnebago
  • Alcohol and Drug Counselor Coalition of Color
  • Alcoholics Anonymous
  • Alkermes
  • Alliance Wellness Clinic, Inc.
  • Allina Health
  • AmeriHealth Caritas
  • Amherst H. Wilder Foundation
  • ANEW
  • Arbor Place, Inc.
  • Assurance Laboratories
  • Avivo
  • Azule Opportunities
  • Behavioral Healthcare Providers
  • Bill Care
  • Brown & Co. Photo & Video Productions
  • Burkwood Treatment Center
  • C.R.E.A.T.E., Inc
  • Cambia Hills of East Bethel
  • Canvas Health
  • Center for Alcohol and Drug Treatment
  • Christian Family Solutions
  • Club Recovery, LLC
  • Credible Behavioral Health Software
  • Crossroads Aftercare Program
  • Drew Horowitz & Associates
  • Elite Recovery
  • Faith Family Recovery Center
  • Fond Du Lac Tagwii
  • Four Winds
  • Freedom Center
  • Gallagher
  • Genoa Healthcare
  • Gilead Sciences
  • Great Lakes ATTC
  • Haven Chemical Health Systems
  • Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation
  • House of Charity
  • House of Hope, Inc.
  • innovaTel Telepsychiatry
  • J&R Agency
  • Journey Home – Recovery Plus – Centracare
  • Juel Fairbanks Recovery Services
  • JustUs Health
  • Keystone Treatment Center
  • Kinnic Falls Alcohol-Drug Abuse Services, Inc.
  • Kipu Health
  • Lakeplace Retreat Center
  • Lung Mind Alliance
  • Mash-ka-wisen Treatment Center
  • Mayo Clinic
  • Melrose Center
  • Mental Health Systems (MHS)
  • Metropolitan State University
  • Millenium Health
  • Minneapolis Community and Technical College
  • Minnesota Addiction Professionals
  • Minnesota Adult & Teen Challenge
  • Minnesota Alliance of Rural Addiction Treatment Programs
  • Minnesota Association of Sober Homes
  • Minnesota Certification Board
  • Minnesota Corrections Association
  • Minnesota Department of Corrections Health Services
  • Minnesota Department of Human Services
  • Minnesota Disability Determination Services
  • Minnesota Recovery Connection
  • Narcotics Anonymous
  • Native American Community Clinic
  • New Visions Center
  • NextGen Labs, Inc.
  • Nivon Wellness Center, LLC
  • Noah Associates, Inc.
  • Northstar Behavioral Health
  • Northstar Problem Gambling Alliance
  • Northstar Regional
  • Nurturing House
  • Nystrom & Associates
  • Options Family and Behavioral Services
  • Origins Behavioral Healthcare
  • P.E.A.S.E. Academy
  • Park Avenue Center
  • Pathway House
  • People Incorporated
  • Phoenix Recovery Program
  • Prairie St. John’s
  • PrairieCare
  • Precision Diagnostics
  • Premier Biotech Labs, LLC
  • Procentive
  • Progress Valley, Inc.
  • Project Turnabout
  • Proof Alliance
  • Quest Diagnostics
  • Recovering Hope Treatment Center, Inc.
  • Recovery Academy
  • Recovery Plus Adult and Adolescent Addiction Services – Centracare
  • Regions Hospital ADAP
  • Restoration Counseling & Community Services (RCCS)
  • River Oaks of Minnesota
  • River Ridge
  • Riverplace Counseling Center
  • Rogers Behavioral Health
  • Roots Recovery/Minnesota Care Partner
  • RS Eden
  • RSI Laboratories
  • Sage Prairie
  • Sandoz
  • Sanford Behavioral Health
  • ServeMinnesota
  • Six Dimensions Counseling
  • Specialized Treatment Services
  • Sprint Medical
  • StepUp at Augsburg University
  • SUCCESS Computer Consulting, Inc.
  • The Duluth Bethel
  • The Gables
  • The Pride Institute
  • The Retreat
  • Transformation House, Inc.
  • Transitions Recovery Programs
  • UCare
  • University of Minnesota – CCAPS
  • Valley Medical and Wellness Center
  • Vinland National Center
  • Wayside Recovery Center
  • Wellcome Manor Family Services
  • Wings


1000 Westgate Drive,
Suite 252
St. Paul, MN 55114
P: 651.290.7462
F: 651.290.2266

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