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Things to Know

Things to Know


Complimentary continental breakfast (in the DECC Arena Exhibit Hall) and lunch  (in Pioneer Hall) are provided Monday and Tuesday to registered conference attendees. Lunch is served from 12:15 pm to 1:15 pm and includes vegetarian (may include dairy) and gluten-free options. Dinner is not included.

Sunday attendees have the option of purchasing a boxed lunch (see registration form).


Spring weather in Duluth and temperatures within the DECC facility may fluctuate. We suggest wearing light clothing and bringing a sweater or jacket to workshops.


Monday, April 29 • 7:30 am – 3:00 pm
Tuesday, April 30 • 7:30 am – 1:15 pm
Don’t miss the wide variety of exciting exhibits we have this year in the DECC Arena. Please note extended break periods in the schedule for extra exhibit viewing time.

Schedule Changes

MACMH reserves the right to substitute presenters, cancel workshops and/or reschedule due to unforeseen circumstances.

On-site Registration

On-site registration will be available as space allows. We have previously reached the DECC’s maximum capacity.

Technical Levels

Presenters chose levels that best describe their material and the knowledge attendees should have to derive the greatest benefit from their presentation.

Level I: Introductory material and background information is covered. • Audience needs no prior knowledge of topic.

Level II: Material builds on existing knowledge and goes well beyond basics. • Audience should have some background knowledge of topic.

Level III: Complex, in-depth concepts or features highlighted; basic and background information will not be covered. • Audience should have an intermediate understanding of topic.

Target Audience

Professionals: Psychologists, Marriage and Family Therapists, Clinical Social Workers, Counselors, Mental Health Professionals, Education Professionals (e.g., Special Education & Classroom Teachers, Paraprofessionals, School Nurses, School Counselors, School Psychologists & School Social Workers), Health Care Professionals

Parents: Family Members, Parents, Grandparents, Caregivers, Foster Parents

All: Suitable for all attendees

Conference Tracks

To select workshops that are best-suited to your learning needs and interests, we recommend referring to the Workshop Content Matrix of the brochure (available in February) and carefully reviewing workshop descriptions. The track list is organized by profession, hot topics and age group. We hope this helps you get the most out of your conference experience.


If you need a reasonable accommodation (e.g., wheelchair accessibility, interpreter, braille, or large print materials), such accommodations will be made available upon advanced request. Please contact the MACMH office on or before April 2nd, and for TTY, contact Minnesota Relay Service at 1-800-627-3529.


The deadline to receive a refund for your registration is on or before April 15, subject to a $50 USD administrative cancellation fee. Refunds will be credited back to the original credit card used or a check will be sent to the original check address.
• Cancellations received after April 15th will not be eligible for a refund.
• Written cancellation is required by fax 651-644-7391 or email
• You may transfer your registration to a future workshop or conference if you meet the cancellation deadline. All transfer credits must be used within two years of the original event date.
• After the cancellation deadline you may transfer your registration to another person for the same event.

Continuing Education

The MACMH conference is designed to meet Continuing Education Hours (CEH) credits for many disciplines. CEH certificates will be available to document participation.

Pending board approval, the MACMH conference board approved hours are typically as follows:
– Behavioral Health & Therapy (LPC, LPCC, LADC): 19.5 CEHs
– Marriage & Family Therapy: 17.5 CEHs
– Social Work: 17.5 CEHs
– Psychology: 17.5 CEHs
 – School Administrators: 18 CEHs

The following boards do not require pre-approved CEHs. An estimate of 17.5+ CEHs should be approved upon independent submission to your board:

– MN Board of Education
– MN Nursing Board
– ND Board of Social Work

Actual CEH amounts will be dependent upon your specific licensure board and attendance.


Post-tests will be provided at on-site registration. Post-tests are only intended for social workers working toward their LICSW to help them meet clinical clock hour requirements.

Clinical Content

Social workers are required to obtain CEHs with clinical content. The sessions marked with this designation qualify for the Board of Social Work’s clinical content requirement.

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