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Decriminalization of Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder

Learn how the stigmatization of mental health and substance use disorder have affected our culture while applying best practices to circumvent these issues. In this course you also gain valuable insight and knowledge of current and varying approaches to mental health and substance use disorder within global and local legal systems.

This course can be applied to the Professional Certificate in Human Services.


Peter Brunzelle

Peter is the executive director of WisHope, IRIS Health Clinics and he serves on the Waukesha County heroin task force board. He is an impassioned community member working to build stronger communities, bringing recovery advocacy and recovery supports throughout Wisconsin. ... read more

Who Should Attend

mental health clinicians, AODA counselors, teachers, social workers, psychologists, therapists, community members, law enforcement, judges, lawyers

Benefits and Learning Outcomes

  • Gain an overview of Wisconsin’s prison systems and legal approaches to mental health and substance use disorder
  • Examine rehabilitation and reintegration in Wisconsin
  • Review statistical data of decriminalization and how varied approaches affect other nations
  • Learn about the implications of the legalization of marijuana on our society
  • Provide effective therapy in a fractured societal view of mental health and substance use disorder
  • Obtain ideas on how to rethink and reconstruct a bias system

Date: Thu, Oct 7

Delivery Method: Live Online

Time: 8:30am-4pm CT

Platform: Zoom

Instructor: Peter Brunzelle

Fee: $249

CEUs: 0.7

Enrollment Limit: 25

Program Number: 7740-13843

Note: A link to access the online course will be emailed within a week of the start date. Please contact with any questions.

Registration Deadline: Oct 7

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