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Want to know more about helping populations of all ages that are affected by addictions and issues like suicide? Then the 27th MARTI Summer Conference is definitely for you.

This year's topics will focus on the opiate and opioid addiction crisis as well as the suicide crisis that also seems to be ever prevalent throughout the nation. Come to Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP) in Indiana, Pennsylvania, and hear presentations by nationally known speakers on these issues and how to help those in these circumstances. The conference will be held in the Humanities and Social Science Building on IUP's campus.

Brochures are now available.

Need a hard-copy registration form?

To have your name added to our e-mailing list, please e-mail the MARTI office at with your e-mail address, or call 724-357-1288.

Suggested Participants

  • Any concerned citizen
  • Parents of those affected by these issues
  • School teachers and administrators
  • Guidance counselors
  • Social workers
  • Community mental health workers
  • Clergy
  • Children and Youth Services workers
  • Psychologists
  • Alcohol and drug counselors
  • Family therapists
  • Juvenile justice workers
  • Health care professionals
  • Nurses

The following organizations are cosponsoring the 2017 MARTI Summer Conference on "Promoting Recovery and Wellness: For Individuals, Families, and Communities."

Community CareUPMC Health Plan

Academic Credit Information

Academic Credits are available for current undergraduate and graduate students as well as professionals looking to get further education credits.

Professional Training Credits

This page included information on professional training credits such as PCB, PA SW, CRCC, NBCC, APA credits and Act 48 contact hours

Housing and Meal Service Information

This page includes information on the housing and meal service fees at the 2017 MARTI Summer Conference

Registration and Deadline Information

This page includes information on conference registration fees and deadlines for the 2017 MARTI Summer Conference.

Summer School Speakers

Information about each of the speakers at the MARTI Summer Conference.

Topic Schedule

Find out more about the presentations being held during the week of July 10-14, 2017

"The MARTI conference was one of the best I've been to in a long time! There was a variety of topics presented offering lots of choices. The presenters were knowledgeable, prepared, and engaging. This was a wonderful, fulfilling experience that I would recommend to anyone. I would definitely return, and encourage other providers, counselors, teachers, etc. to attend as well."
Sue, Home Visitation Program Counselor

"Attending the conference for a second time, I didn't feel it was possible to have a week-long program on the same level of excellence as I experience the first. Happily, this year's conference proved me very wrong!"
Sheila, High School Teacher

"Excellent personal and professional experience. Very empowering."
Mike, Dual Diagnosis Counselor

"I have never been to a conference where I was so attentive, interested, and able to experience learning."
Robert, Psychiatric Nurse

"It is head and shoulders above many of the conferences I have attended!"
Kimberly, Clinical Social Worker

Still have questions regarding the conference? See below for who to contact.

Need more information regarding registration?

Contact the Office of Conference Services at IUP by calling 724-357-2227.

Need more information regarding programmatic questions?

E-mail Crystal at or call 724-357-1288.