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2020 MARRCH Virtual Annual Conference
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October 26-28, 2020

The MARRCH Board of Governors warmly invites you to join friends and colleagues in Framing the Future at the MARRCH Virtual Annual Conference! We look forward to continuing to offer high caliber educational sessions, on-demand content for a flexible schedule, a virtual exhibit hall and much more, as we connect in a new way this year! 




  • October 26 from 8:00 – 4:00 pm
  • October 27 from 8:00 – 4:00 pm
  • October 28 (OnDemand Content all day)


Login information will be available to attendees prior to the conference.


  • Members: $299
  • Non-members: $425
  • Students: $150

Registration rates include all sessions (2 virtual days and 1 day of on-demand content) and CEs

Mailed PDF registrations must be received by the MARRCH office no later than Wednesday, October 14. Online Registration is available until Friday, October 23 at 12 pm.



MARRCH will be applying for over 40 hours of Continuing Education credits throughout the duration of the Virtual Conference. 5.5 CE's will be available each of the first two days of the virtual conference with 10 CEs available for Wednesday's on-demand content.

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)
    • Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)
    • Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC)
  • Minnesota Board of Psychology (BOP)
  • Minnesota Board of Social Work (BOSW)
  • Minnesota Board of Marriage and Family Therapy (MBMFT)
  • Upper Midwest Indian Council on Addictive Disorders (UMICAD)
  • 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.

Presentations will cover a variety of topics that fall under the Ethics, Human Diversity and Core Function requirements for sessions.

  • SCREENING means the process by which a client is determined appropriate and eligible for admission to a particular program; 

  • INTAKE means the administrative and initial assessment procedures for admission to a program; 

  • ORIENTATION means describing to the client the general nature and goals of the program; rules governing client conduct and infractions that can lead to disciplinary action or discharge from the program; in a nonresidential program, the hours during which services are available; treatment costs to be borne by the client, if any; and client's rights; 

  • ASSESSMENT means those procedures by which a counselor identifies and evaluates an individual's strengths, weaknesses, problems, and needs to develop a treatment plan or make recommendations for level of care placement; 

  • 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; 

  • 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; 

  • CASE MANAGEMENT means activities that bring services, agencies, resources, or people together within a planned framework of action toward the achievement of established goals; 

  • CRISIS INTERVENTION means those services which respond to an alcohol or other drug user's needs during acute emotional or physical distress; 

  • 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; 

  • REFERRAL means identifying the needs of the client which cannot be met by the counselor or agency and assisting the client to utilize the support systems and available community resources; 

  • REPORTS AND RECORD KEEPING means charting the results of the assessment and treatment plan and writing reports, progress notes, discharge summaries, and other client-related data;  

  • CONSULTATION 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.



  • Yussuf Shafie — Co-Chair
  • Ben Stapp — Co-Chair
  • Dustin Chapman
  • Marina Fuhrman
  • Judi Gordon
  • Mark Groves
  • Jonathan Lofgren
  • Charlie Mishek
  • Jinny Palen
  • Annette Pearson
  • Cindy Swan-Henderlite
  • Pam Wood



To receive a registration refund, less a $50 processing fee, all cancellations must be received via this form by October 12, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. U.S. Central Time. No refunds will be granted thereafter. No-shows will not be refunded, but will have access to the sessions on-demand following the conference.



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