About Us

We are a partnership of 54 counties in Northeast Wisconsin and beyond, committed to providing training and supporting best practices in crisis intervention and other behavioral health services.

The Behavioral Health Training Partnership (BHTP) at the University of Wisconsin - Green Bay (UWGB) is an experienced training entity, providing training, consultation, and support services for Wisconsin county human services professionals and other community organizations (e.g., schools, foster parents, law enforcement). BHTP began in 2009 when Wisconsin’s Northeast region (17 counties) submitted a proposal to the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) to develop a Behavioral Health Training Partnership with grant funds that DHS was making available to the regions within the state. The grant created the training partnership to improve the quality and capacity of crisis services in the region. Prior to the BHTP, counties in the region struggled to ensure that their staff and providers met the necessary requirements for training and supervision in order to obtain third party reimbursement.  A membership fee to the participating counties has sustained the core training partnership. 

The partnership is staffed by a full-time Director, Jessica Delzer, a full time Training Coordinator, Sharon Locklin, and Program Assistant, Liz Hessler. The BHTP Steering Committee provides oversight to the staff of the partnership.

BHTP offers a variety of learning opportunities through our web-based curriculum, classroom training, and site-based consultation and training. We are committed to working closely with our county agencies to best meet their needs in relation to training and consultation around behavioral health issues and programs.