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MARRCH 2018 Annual Conference

Thank You for Attending the 2018 MARRCH Annual Conference!

Save the date for next year's event on October 28-30, 2019 at the St. Paul RiverCentre.

Click Here to Download 2018 Speaker Presentations


Thank you, Conference Sponsors!

Gold Sponsors

Conference Bag Sponsor

MN Adult & Teen Challenge


Keynote Sponsor

New Season


Lunch Sponsor



Lanyard Sponsor

Meridian Behavioral Health


Technology Sponsor

Meridian Behavioral Health

Silver Sponsors

Breakfast Sponsors
House of Hope
Mental Health Systems
The Duluth Bethel

Coffee Break Sponsors
Drew Horowitz & Associates
Elite Recovery

Charging Station Sponsor
InnovaTel Telepsychiatry

Notebook & Pen Sponsor
Roots Recovery/Minnesota CarePartner

Thank You, Exhibitors!

• Adler Graduate School
• Adolescent Treatment Center of Winnebago
• Aegis Sciences Corporation
• Alcohol and Drug Counselors Coalition of Color (ADCCC)
• Alliance Wellness Center
• Allina Health
• American Addiction Center
• Amherst H. Wilder Foundation
• Anthony Louis Center
• Arbor Place, Inc.
• Avivo
• Behavioral Healthcare Providers
• Burkwood Treatment Center
• Canvas Health
• Center for Alcohol and Drug Treatment
• Club Recovery, LLC
• Common Ground Recovery Housing, Inc.
• Credible Beahavioral Health, Inc.
• C.R.E.A.T.E., Inc.
• Crossroads Aftercare Program
• Drew Horowitz & Associates, LLC
• Edens Group
• Elite Recovery
• Faith Family Recovery Center
• Fond Du Lac Tagwii
• Fountain Centers
• Four Winds Lodge
• Freedom Center
• Genoa Healthcare
• Geritom Medical Pharmacy
• Gilead Sciences
• Gobi Support
• Haven Chemical Health Systems
• Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation
• Hazelden Betty Ford Graduate School of Addiction Studies
• House of Charity
• House of Hope, Inc.
• InnovaTel Telepsychiatry
• J&R Agency
• Journey to Recovery
• Just Us Health
• Keystone Treatment Center
• Kinnic Falls Alcohol-Drug Abuse Services, Inc.
• Kodiak Recovery
• Lakeplace Retreat Center
• Living Free Recovery Services
• Livio Health Group
• Melrose Center
• Meridian Behavioral Health
• Metropolitan State University
• Millenium Health
• Minneapolis Community and Technical College (MCTC)
• Minnesota Addiction Professionals
• Minnesota Adult & Teen Challenge
• Minnesota Alliance of Rural Addiction Treatment Programs
• Minnesota Association of Sober Homes
• Minnesota Center for Chemical and Mental Health
• Minnesota Certification Board
• Minnesota Department of Corrections
• Minnesota Disability Determination Services
• Minnesota School of Professional Psychology
• Narcotics Anonymous
• New Beginnings
• New Season
• Northstar Behavioral Health
• Northstar Problem Gambling Alliance
• NorthStar Regional
• Nystrom & Associates, Ltd.
• Options Family and Behavior Services
• Park Avenue Center
• P.E.A.S.E Academy
• People Incorporated Mental Health Services
• Phoenix Recovery Programs
• Prairie St. John’s
• PrairieCare
• Precision Diagnostics
• Premier Biotech Labs, LLC
• Pride Institute
• Procentive
• Progress Valley, Inc.
• Project Turnabout
• Recovering Hope Treatment Center
• Recovery is Happening
• Recovery Plus – St. Cloud Hospital
• Recovree
• Red River Behavioral Health System
• Restoration Counseling & Community Services (RCCS)
• River Ridge
• Riverplace Counseling Center
• Rogers Behavioral Health
• Roots Recovery/Minnesota CarePartner
• RS Eden
• RSI Laboratories
• Sage Prairie
• Sanford Behavioral Health
• Share House
• Specialized Treatment Services
• Sprint Medical
• St. Joseph's Hospital Mental Health & Addiction Services
• StepUP at Augsburg University
• SUCCESS Computer Consulting
• The Duluth Bethel
• The Gables
• The Heights
• The Phoenix
• The Retreat
• Timberline Knolls
• University of Minnesota – CCAPS
• Valhalla Place
• Valley Medical and Wellness
• Vinland Center
• Wayside Recovery Center
• Wellcome Manor Family Services
• West Hills Lodge, Inc.
• Wings Adolescent Treatment Center

The MARRCH Board of Governors invites you to the 49th Annual MARRCH Conference

The MARRCH Board of Governors invites you to the 49th Annual MARRCH Conference. Changes in practice, federal and state law and rapidly evolving technologies, make personalized treatment that follows the full continuum of care a new reality. To better equip our providers and professionals, the Education Committee has identified thought leaders and next generation innovators who will share their knowledge and experience through multiple learning opportunities. In addition, we have added interactive special events and other engaging opportunities that will make your networking even more rewarding. We look forward to personally welcoming you to the 2018 MARRCH Annual Conference! 

- MARRCH Board of Governors


Join and network with colleagues—more than 1,300 people attend.

Earn up to 21 CEs and track them on the MARRCH website.

Visit exhibits for three full days. Exhibit opportunities are still available!

General Information

Conference Rates


Full Conference

1 day only

2 days only


$385 $188 $351


$460 $230 $435

Student/Temporary Permit*

$230 $121 $217

Registration fees include CE certificates and food service. Shared full conference registrations are not permitted.

*The student rate is intended to enable students to attend who wouldn't otherwise be able. To be eligible for the student rate, you need to be a current student at least part-time and cannot be working more than half-time.



Room discounts are available at the Holiday Inn across from the Xcel Center and at the St. Paul Hotel.

Holiday Inn St. Paul Downtown

175 West 7th Street
St. Paul, MN 55102
P: 1-877-834-3613
>> Online reservation link

The rate is $137 per night for single/double rooms, plus tax. For reservations at the Holiday Inn, call 651-225-1515 or click the online link above. Be sure to ask for the MARRCH 2018 Conference rates when calling. This rate will be available until Sep. 28, 2018 or until the room block is filled, whichever comes first.

The Saint Paul Hotel

350 Market Street
Saint Paul, MN  55102
P: 800-292-9292
>> Online reservation link

Room block code: 181028MRC

The rate is $149 per night, plus tax. For reservations at the Saint Paul Hotel, call 800-292-9292 and ask for the MARRCH 2018 Conference to get the offered rate. Online reservations can be made by visiting, selecting the arrival and departure dates and entering 171029MAR as the group/block code.


Parking is available at the RiverCentre ramp, or the Holiday Inn. Please note: The RiverCentre ramp has early-bird rates.

Downtown St. Paul Parking Map


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

Continuing Education

21 CEs available, 7 are available each day of the conference. Approval for credits has been received 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.

Core Functions

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.

Cultural includes Men, Women, Adolescent/Child, LGBTQ, African-American, American Indian, Asian, Hispanic, Mental Health, Elderly

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.

Thank you, Conference Planning Committee!

  • Saul Selby — Co-Chair
  • Ben Stapp — Co-Chair
  • Dustin Chapman
  • Judi Gordon
  • Cindy Swan-Henderlite
  • Melanie Heu
  • Jonathan Lofgren
  • Charlie Mishek
  • Jinny Palen
  • Annette Pearson
  • Jose Picon
  • Elise Sarmento
  • Diane Seger
  • Kevin Spading
  • Pam Wood
  • Jake Zimmerman

Cancellation Policy:

With online cancellation notice received by October 5, 2018, you will receive a full refund, less a $50 administrative charge. Cancellations after October 5, 2018 are nonrefundable. Notices of cancellation must be submitted online to the MARRCH office. No-shows will not receive refunds.

Please note: Your completion of registration indicates your permission to be photographed and recorded.



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

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