Nov
16
8:30 AM08:30

Manipulative People: How to Identify and Handle Them

  • Washtenaw Community College Morris Lawrence Bld ML 128 (map)
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Course Description:

Learn to identify the features and incidence of manipulative people, clients, coworkers and family members, and how to address them. We will cover their tactics and victims, their pervasive effects on others, and how to respond to them while preserving one's own lifestyle and priorities. We will also discuss current approaches and issues, including those with bosses and partners in intimate relationships. The workshop will include group discussion and exercise opportunities with a focus on knowledge enhancement and skill building. As an adjunct to the presentation materials, there will be handouts that cover methods of assessment of potential employees and victims.

Course Link: 
https://washtenaw.augusoft.net

CE Value (credits): 6
CE Type: Standard

Sponsor Name:
Washtenaw Community College

Contact Information:

734-677-5060
mailto:ecdevelopment@wccnet.edu


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Nov
16
8:45 AM08:45

Immigration Basics: Understanding the Essentials of Immigration Law to Better Serve Your Clients

  • Grand Valley State University Bicycle Factory (map)
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Course Description:

This course will provide an overview of frequently encountered immigration law concepts to help you help your immigrant clients. The course will cover: 1. The Immigration System: Who is responsible for enforcing immigration laws and how do people immigrate? 2. Working with asylees and refugees; 3. Special considerations for working with victims of violence; 4. Immigrants and public benefits access; 5. Unaccompanied children and family separation; 6. Immigration enforcement, detention, and the removal process.

 

Course Link:
http://www.gvsu.edu/swce

CE Value (credits): 6
CE Type: Standard

Grand Valley State University

Contact Information:
Leslie Bateman
616-331-7180
batemanl@gvsu.edu

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Nov
16
9:00 AM09:00

Re-Set and Re-Launch: Embracing Change and Creating Your Second Act Social Work Career

Course Description:

Fear of the unknown can keep us where we no longer belong in our careers and can lead individuals to feeling stressed, stuck and overwhelmed by their work situations. As human service professionals, while we are committed to helping others, we may not know what truly inspires and fulfills us on a deep personal level. This workshop is designed to help individuals connect to their deeper purpose, while getting unstuck and feeling inspired again.  This workshop will explore the developmental stages of life (milestones, familial & societal expectations) - what happens to us professionally and personally with each stage of life and how these changes may alter the way we feel about the work we do. During the workshop we will discuss the changing employment landscape (part time, contractual jobs), engage in a personal interest inventory of individual skills, goals, dreams, desires (getting to know yourself), while exploring potential ideas to get individuals thinking about intrapreneurial/entrepreneurial businesses.  During this workshop attendees will engage in a mini-business plan exercise, learn the importance of personal supporters/cheerleaders and what steps to take if these individuals are not present or do not exist. Participants will also learn about community-based resources available for those interested in starting their own businesses.  Part III of a 3-Session Cyber Social Work Series.  Participants may take all 3 sessions for a reduced fee.  Those attending all 3 Cyber Social Work sessions are eligible to earn and receive a Cyber Social Work Certificate.

Course Link: 
http://www.corelearninginc.com

CE Value (credits): 6.0
CE Type: Standard

Sponsor Name:
Core Learning, Inc.

Contact Information:
Stephanie Appel
248-933-2673
sappel@corelearninginc.com


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Nov
16
9:00 AM09:00

Secondary Trauma and Self-care

  • VisTaTech Center Schoolcraft College (map)
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Course Description:

Secondary traumatic stress occurs because of exposure to the traumatic experiences of others. Professionals and other caregivers who are exposed to secondary traumatic stress can develop symptoms similar to post-traumatic stress disorder. This exposure results in adverse effects to the mind, brain, and body. In this workshop, you will learn about these adverse effects from a physical and emotional perspective. You will discuss concrete intervention models and strategies that promote reduced anxiety and a sense of well-being for both the client and the helper. You will also learn mindfulness techniques and the importance of self-compassion.

*Recommended for interdisciplinary professionals

*Trauma Certificate Core Course

 

 

 

 

Course Link:
https://www.socialwork.msu.edu/ce
CE Value (credits): 6
CE Type: Standard

Sponsor:
Michigan State School of SW

Contact Information:
Amanda Dubey-Zerka
517-353-3060
smailto:swce@msu.edu


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Nov
16
9:00 AM09:00

CLIMBING MOUNTAINS AND BUILDING BRIDGES: Essential Steps Toward Providing Culturally Informed Services to Families with Infants, Toddlers, and Young Children

Course Description:

Diversity is an understanding that each individual is unique, and assumes recognition that our individual differences are an integral part of each and every one of us. From before birth, our experiences wire our brains – forming templates about how we should view the world and our places in that world, i.e., our reality (Ghosh Ippen, 2012).

The process of honoring diversity begins as we learn to value the experiences of others by suspending judgment and sitting with the tension of acknowledging others’ behaviors as both meaningful and necessary (Stroud, 2010). Honoring diversity is an ongoing process of continuous self-awareness, and provides both motivator and vehicle for re-considerations about ourselves, others, and our work with others (Lewis, 2014).

Placing relationship development at the very core of child-centered, family-focused professional practice, the presenters will encourage participants to consider essential steps toward more culturally informed practice. Four guiding principles of diversity wellness will be introduced and discussed (Ghosh Ippen, Norona, & Thomas, 2012). Each principle will focus on understanding the uniqueness of our wholeness and how our understanding of our uniqueness can help us to see the same in others. Through the process of self-reflection and guided discussion, we will look closely at how our own unique view of ourselves, of others, and of the differences between us, i.e., our own diversity “package,” gets constructed, and how we carry that package with us, how it continues to evolve as we ourselves evolve, and how we unconsciously apply our unique and ever evolving “package” whenever we attempt to engage and search for ways to form connections with others. The reality of inequality, discrimination and intersectionality in our lives and the world in which we live and work will be considered through group discussions of two case vignettes.

Our goal is to promote the broadening our individual and collective cultural lenses in order to strengthen interventionists’ skills in providing culturally rich support to vulnerable families with infants, toddlers, and young children who are just beginning their experiential journeys in our very diverse society.

Course Link:
http://www.mi-aimh.org
CE Value (credits): 5
CE Type: Standard

Sponsor:
Michigan Association for Infant Mental Health

Contact Information:
Nikki Sheehan
231-922-6229
smailto:nsheehan@tbaisd.org


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Nov
16
9:00 AM09:00

The Effects of Abuse & Neglect on Young Children: Supporting Caregivers to Establish Relationships in the Face of Complex Trauma

  • Eastern Michigan University-Halle Library Room (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Course Description:

Citing recent infant mental health research and the Adverse Childhood Experiences Study, this course will describe the range of social, emotional, and neurobiological effects of abuse and neglect on young children.  In addition, participants will learn about the importance of supporting caregivers' use of mentalization in order to support infants and toddlers who have experienced abuse and neglect to develop reflective functioning, an essential component for future relationships.  The course will provide participants with strategies for working with caregivers who are parenting very young children in foster care who have experienced complex trauma.

SEATING IS LIMITED!

Sponsor Name:
Eastern Michigan University

Contact Information:
Angela Palek
734-487-0367
mailto:emu_socialworkce@emich.edu


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Nov
16
9:30 AM09:30

COGNITIVE BEHAVIOR THEORIES & APPROACHES TO CHANGE: RESTRUCTURING & REBT FOR ADDRESSING TRAUMA WITH SUBSTANCE ABUSE AND MENTAL HEALTH CLIENTS

Course Description:

This training is for substance abuse professionals, social workers and other service providers interested in increasing their therapeutic effectiveness in working with clients presenting with post - traumatic stress disorder. Many substance abuse clients and mental health clients report having traumatic experiences in their past. Addressing these issues may increase their possibilities of ongoing recovery and reduce the recidivism rate. Participants will be provided with information to assist in helping the client understand and identify trauma and how it affects their recovery efforts. This training is designed to equip the Human Service Worker with CBT tools to assist the traumatized client with the ability to think rationally and restructure their perspective, while equipping the client with self-instruction problem solving and coping tools. Participants will view videos, engage in interactive discussion and share in case study break-out sessions using theories and approaches presented in this training.

 

http://www.the-jac.org

Sponsor:
Assured Family Services

Contact Information:
Pamela Morgan
313-610-4626
smailto:keyinsightstraining@gmail.com


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Nov
16
10:30 AM10:30

Fundamentals of Developmental Disabilities and Dementia

Course Description:

People with developmental disabilities are living longer than ever, and with longer life comes an increased risk of dementia.  Join us to learn the risk of dementia for those with developmental disabilities; the unique signs and symptoms of dementia in this population; and how to best respond to changes in behavior, personality, communication, and self-care abilities.

Course Link: http://www.alz.org/gmc

CE Value (credits): 1.5
CE Type: Standard

Sponsor Name:
Alzheimer's Association

Contact Information:
Brandi Becker Wright
248-996-1055
mailto:bwright@alz.org
 


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Nov
17
9:30 AM09:30

Come Hungry, Leave Happy, Learn Healthier Eastern Market Walking Tours

Course Description:

Participants may attend either or both!  This session will focus on foundational elements of our personality development and the Real Relationship as curative.  If we understand the client’s thoughts, feelings, and behaviors as their attempt at creating safety or reducing distress in their lives, then our skill as clinicians lies in helping clients understand and heal the underlying problems.  This deeper way of understanding and intervening with clients incorporates knowledge from brain science, trauma treatment, behavioral research, mindfulness, acceptance, and the Real Relationship. 

Course Link:
http://www.enjoythed.com
CE Value (credits): 2.5
CE Type: Standard

Sponsor:
Core Learning, Inc.

Contact Information:
Feet on the Street Tours
313-393-2055
 


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Nov
18
9:00 AM09:00

Why words matter: intersection of substance abuse, gender, sexuality and microaggressions

Course Description:

In today’s more politically divided climate, using appropriate words in session with your LGBTQ+ client is about being inclusive. To be inclusive is to be accepting and affirming of everything about someone as a person. This presentation will talk to the importance of using appropriate words, especially at the intersection of substance abuse, gender, sexuality and microaggressions. Most of your LGBTQ+ clients have experienced some form of trauma in their past, and by not honoring or supporting them for who they are, you may inadvertently retraumatize them in session. Using harmful or offensive language not only retraumatizes your LGBTQ+ clients, it may endanger them to participate in self-harm due to not receiving the appropriate and much needed help they deserve.

 

http://www.corelearninginc.com

Sponsor:
Core Learning, Inc.

Contact Information:
Stephanie Appel
248-933-2673
sappel@corelearninginc.com


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Nov
18
11:00 AM11:00

In and Out of Psychosis: Reflections from a clinical practice with emphasis on countertransference

Course Description:

How does one help the individual who hurts so deeply that this is transformed into action against the self?   All too many women and men find that self-harm is the only way to avoid the more disastrous threat of psychosis or suicide.  Often misunderstood as attention-seeking, forms of causing pain in and on the body are frightening and perplexing to patients and to clinicians.  

 Using case material from the speaker’s thirty years of experience to illuminate the phenomenon of self-harm and suicide, Dr. Waiess delves into how a psychoanalytic approach to treatment can assist a patient  in resolving self-destructive symptoms.    Awareness of countertransference reactions is essential in working with patients who hurt themselves and/or who are suicidal.    Concerns about lawsuits, about angering those who know the patient, and about how one is perceived in the professional community and other countertransference reactions will be discussed.   

 

Course Link:
http://www.mcpp.online

CE Value (credits): 2
CE Type: Standard
This training will take place over several weeks
 

Michigan Council for
Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy

Contact Information:
Rebecca Hatton, Psy.D
734-709-2183
rebecca.hatton1@gmail.com

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Nov
19
12:00 PM12:00

What now? Assessing and Improving Cultural Intelligence & Diversity in your Organization

  • Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital POB Meijer Conf Center (map)
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Course Description:

The increasing diversity of the nation brings opportunities and challenges for health care providers, health care systems, and policy makers to create and deliver culturally competent services. Cultural competence is defined as the ability of providers and organizations to effectively deliver health care services that meet the social, cultural, and linguistic needs of patients.1 A culturally competent health care system can help improve health outcomes and quality of care, and can contribute to the elimination of racial and ethnic health disparities. Examples of strategies to move the health care system towards these goals include providing relevant training on cultural competence and cross-cultural issues to health professionals and creating policies that reduce administrative and linguistic barriers to patient care.

 

 

Course Link:
http://www.maryfreebed.com
CE Value (credits): 1
CE Type: Standard

Sponsor:
Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital

Contact Information:
Bonita Pawloski
616-840-8292
bonita.pawloski@maryfreebed.com


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Nov
19
7:00 PM19:00

Practical Tips for Curbing Anxiety

Course Description:

Anxiety destroys the normal enjoyment of life through the fear, worry, obsessive thinking and avoidant behavior that anxious people experience. Simple activities like going to the grocery store, taking a child to her first day of school, or meeting a friend for lunch trigger a barrage of frantic “what ifs.” This workshop will explore the subtleties of working with this pervasive category of disorders that affects an estimated 20% of the population. It will also focus on the effect that uncontrolled anxiety has on intimate relationships.

 

Course Link: 
http://www.corelearninginc.com

CE Value (credits): 1.5
CE Type: Standard

Sponsor Name:
Core Learning, Inc.

Contact Information:
Stephanie Appel
248-933-2673
sappel@corelearninginc.com


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Nov
20
11:00 AM11:00

Hospice 101 for Providers, The Conversation Project Overview

Course Description:

This 1 hour event will provide providers an overview of what the Conversation Project is as a national movement, and the basics of hospice care, as well as issues specific to our Military Veterans who are experiencing their End of Life, and their person needs. We will also have a segment of Pain: how to identify pain, means of treatment and rational, and the concept of total pain as it pertains to a person in the dying process.

 

Course Link: 
http://www.henry.hfhs.org

CE Value (credits): 1
CE Type: Standard

Sponsor Name:
Henry Ford Health Systems

Contact Information:
Angela Lasek, LMSW
586-604-2764
mailto:alasek1@hfhs.org


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Nov
20
11:45 AM11:45

Yoga in Inpatient Addiction Treatment and Recovery

  • Henry Ford Hospital Maplegrove Center (map)
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Course Description:

Experiencing and processing the physical, mental and emotional benefits of utilizing yoga for the prevention, treatment and recovery of individuals with a chemical dependency.

Course Link:
http://www.henryford.com/maplegrove

CE Value (credits): 1
CE Type: Standard

Sponsor Name:
Maplegrove Behavioral Center

Contact Information:
Jessica Jacobs
248-661-6170
jjacobs5@hfhs.org


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Nov
20
1:00 PM13:00

Human Milk Donation for the Bereaved Mother

Course Description:

Training will be provided to assist parents with lactation during the loss of a child and their options for milk donation to support healthcare professionals.

 

Course Link: http://www.mibreastfeeding.org/webinar-series/

CE Value (credits): 1
CE Type: Standard

Sponsor Name:
MDHHS: Division of Maternal and Infant Health

Contact Information:
Kaitlyn Moorehead-Hill
517-373-6486
 


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Nov
27
12:00 PM12:00

Passwords and Beyond – Securing Information

  • Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital POB Meijer Conf Center (map)
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Course Description:

Proper authentication is a requirement of HIPAA, HITECH, and other regulatory guidance for healthcare. The most common authentication method is passwords, but these are often implemented in an insecure manner. Attendees will be informed of the importance behind good password hygiene and learn techniques for creating good passwords.

 

 

 

Course Link:
http://www.maryfreebed.com
CE Value (credits): 1
CE Type: Standard

Sponsor:
Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital

Contact Information:
Bonita Pawloski
616-840-8292
bonita.pawloski@maryfreebed.com


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Nov
28
8:15 AM08:15

Understanding & Building Resiliency - AM Session

Course Description:

This workshop will explore the important roles of risk and resilience in children and adolescents’ developmental outcomes. Learn about recent research highlighting protective factors that play a significant role in establishing and sustaining a positive school climate. Relevant research findings will be applied to help you establish a ‘new’ culture for your students—one filled with resilience, compassion, constructive coping strategies, and prosocial behavior.

Course Link: http://www.misd.net

CE Value (credits): 3.5
CE Type: Standard

Sponsor Name:
Macomb ISD

Contact Information:
Nancy Buyle
586-228-3439
mailto:nbuyle@misd.net


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Nov
28
8:15 AM08:15

Understanding & Building Resiliency - PM Session

Course Description:

This workshop will explore the important roles of risk and resilience in children and adolescents’ developmental outcomes. Learn about recent research highlighting protective factors that play a significant role in establishing and sustaining a positive school climate. Relevant research findings will be applied to help you establish a ‘new’ culture for your students—one filled with resilience, compassion, constructive coping strategies, and prosocial behavior.

Course Link: http://www.misd.net

CE Value (credits): 3
CE Type: Standard

Sponsor Name:
Macomb ISD

Contact Information:
Nancy Buyle
586-228-3439
mailto:nbuyle@misd.net


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Nov
28
9:00 AM09:00

Housing Supports: Building your Creative Toolbox

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Course Description:

Do you ever feel overwhelmed when trying to link consumers to housing in the community? Are you unsure of how to assess if a consumer is REALLY ready to explore independent housing options? If you commonly ask yourself these questions then this training is for you! This session will give case managers and those working with people in housing crisis a basic understanding of housing options and terms often used in the community as well as useful skills in which to gauge how ready a consumer is to move to a place of their own. Consumers who lack affordable, safe housing often times benefit from an alternate approach to case management and this session will help service providers gain a better understanding of related techniques.  There is a $19 charge for this workshop.

Course Link:
http://www.ttiinc.org
CE Value (credits): 3
CE Type: Standard

Sponsor:

Training and Treatment Innovations, Inc.

Contact Information:
Dolores Carter
248-524-8801
dcarter@ttiinc.org

 


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Nov
28
1:30 PM13:30

Fundamentals of Developmental Disabilities and Dementia

Course Description:

People with developmental disabilities are living longer than ever, and with longer life comes an increased risk of dementia.  Join us to learn the risk of dementia for those with developmental disabilities; the unique signs and symptoms of dementia in this population; and how to best respond to changes in behavior, personality, communication, and self-care abilities.

Course Link: http://www.alz.org/gmc

CE Value (credits): 1.5
CE Type: Standard

Sponsor Name:
Alzheimer's Association

Contact Information:

 Brandi Becker-Wright

248-996-1055

mailto:bwright@alz.org


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Nov
29
8:00 AM08:00

Dementia Conference 2018: A Meaningful Life with Alzheimer’s disease, Pathways to Positive Dementia Care

Course Description:

Elder abuse is growing in a population that is growing exponentially. This workshop will help you understand the nature and scope of this societal phenomenon. Instructor: Micheline Sommers, LMSW

Course Link: http://www.iog.wayne.edu

CE Value (credits): 6
CE Type: Standard

Sponsor Name:
Wayne State-Institute of Gerentology 

Contact Information:
Donna MacDonald
313-664-2605

mailto:ce_ssw@wayne.edu


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Nov
29
8:30 AM08:30

Mindfulness in the Classroom

Course Description:

Toxic stress is something that many students face on a daily basis. The effects of this stress on their behavior and learning can be profound. Mindfulness is a practice that has been used in classrooms across the world to allow students to learn the skill of managing stress, calming their thoughts, and focusing their brains. This workshop is designed to give participants an introduction to mindfulness and how it can be used in the classroom.

Course Link:
http://www.kresa.org/domain/219
CE Value (credits): 3
CE Type: Standard

Sponsor:
Kalamazoo Regional Education Service

Contact Information:
Karen Goudie
269-250-9210
mailto:karen.goudie@kresa.org


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Nov
29
8:30 AM08:30

Functional Behavior Assessment – Going Deeper

  • Kalamazoo Reg. Educational Service Agency Service Center (map)
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Course Description:

This training will expound upon the DAY 1: Introduction to Functional Behavior Assessment Training and emphasize the principles of behavior analysis, along with evidence-based strategies for managing student behavior. This training will provide a brief overview for looking at behavior from a functional perspective and identifying variables that are hypothesized to control student behavior.

Strategies will be identified and discussed to better prepare teachers to implement interventions within the classroom and manage student behavior. The trainers will also highlight simple data collection systems to help teachers and staff make data-based decisions in regards to student interventions.

This training will provide you with some tools and additional resources to shape the environment to be more successful for students classified as tier one, two, and three. Free online modules will be provided for trainees to complete before the follow-up training, and will offer more information on the principles of behavior and effective, evidence-based strategies for managing behavior.

Course Link:
https://www.kresa.org/domain/219
CE Value (credits): 6

Sponsor:
Kalamazoo RESA

Contact Information:
Karen Goudie
269-250-9210
ed.kiefer@morcinc.org


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Nov
29
8:30 AM08:30

Brain Health: Mood, Metabolism, & Cognition

Course Description:

Social workers are committed to enhancing the quality of life and developing the full potential of each individual, group and community in the society. To accomplish this goal, it is important that social worker is

knowledgeable about the mounting brain disorders that are facing America, both neurodegenerative diseases (e.g., Alzheimer’s disease) and neuropsychiatric disorders (e.g., depression), and have an understanding

of the many factors that are vital to preserve and protect the health of the brain. The course “Brain Health: Mood, Metabolism and Cognition” will examine what the brain needs to be healthy and resilient,

so as to prevent mental health disorders, as well as cognitive decline. It explores the complex interrelationships between both obesity and diabetes and brain health. This course also looks at how factors such as the

Western diet, sleep disturbances, sedentary lifestyle, stress, poor oral health and poor gut health contribute to brain dysfunction. Finally, the course “Brain Health: Mood, Metabolism and Cognition” will provide an

overview of key factors that can improve mental health, as well as to ensure cognitive health. This will include a discussion of: (1) the importance of stress management, (2) physical activity, (3) weight management,

(4) early diagnosis and proper management of diabetes and pre-diabetes, (5) key dietary factors to “defend the castle”, including the concept of “nutritional psychiatry”, (6) ways to improve gut health so as to improve

brain health, (7) proper sleep hygiene, (8) the importance of oral health, and, finally, (9) how to incorporate some of the characteristics of our ancestors’ lifestyle (i.e., address our modern “Paleo-Deficit disorder).

Course Link:
http://www.inrseminars.com
CE Value (credits): 6
CE Type: Standard

Sponsor:
INR Seminars

Contact Information:
INR Customer Service
800-937-6878

mailto:info@inrseminars.com


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Nov
29
8:30 AM08:30

Brain Health: Mood, Metabolism, & Cognition

  • Doubletree Grand Rapids Airport (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Course Description:

Social workers are committed to enhancing the quality of life and developing the full potential of each individual, group and community in the society. To accomplish this goal, it is important that social worker is

knowledgeable about the mounting brain disorders that are facing America, both neurodegenerative diseases (e.g., Alzheimer’s disease) and neuropsychiatric disorders (e.g., depression), and have an understanding

of the many factors that are vital to preserve and protect the health of the brain. The course “Brain Health: Mood, Metabolism and Cognition” will examine what the brain needs to be healthy and resilient,

so as to prevent mental health disorders, as well as cognitive decline. It explores the complex interrelationships between both obesity and diabetes and brain health. This course also looks at how factors such as the

Western diet, sleep disturbances, sedentary lifestyle, stress, poor oral health and poor gut health contribute to brain dysfunction. Finally, the course “Brain Health: Mood, Metabolism and Cognition” will provide an

overview of key factors that can improve mental health, as well as to ensure cognitive health. This will include a discussion of: (1) the importance of stress management, (2) physical activity, (3) weight management,

(4) early diagnosis and proper management of diabetes and pre-diabetes, (5) key dietary factors to “defend the castle”, including the concept of “nutritional psychiatry”, (6) ways to improve gut health so as to improve

brain health, (7) proper sleep hygiene, (8) the importance of oral health, and, finally, (9) how to incorporate some of the characteristics of our ancestors’ lifestyle (i.e., address our modern “Paleo-Deficit disorder).

Course Link:
http://www.inrseminars.com
CE Value (credits): 6
CE Type: Standard

Sponsor:
INR Seminars

Contact Information:
INR Customer Service
800-937-6878

mailto:info@inrseminars.com


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Nov
29
9:00 AM09:00

Improving Clinical Supervision Skills

Course Description:

In today’s clinical settings Clinicians, Therapists, and Social Workers are charged with delivering care to acute and chronic clients. In addition, they are often charged to deliver clients’ care while maintaining current documentation, exceeding high caseloads, and in some cases stressful work environment.  As the result, supervision is very critical in order to promote the staffs’ and clients’ wellness. So therefore, it is crucial that clinical supervisors are armed with effective models, ethical and legal foundations and resources.  The presentation will include small discussion groups, coping with conflicts, and scenario based learning examples and will serve as a catalyst for this process.

 

http://www.corelearninginc.com

Sponsor:
Core Learning, Inc.

CE Credits: 6

Contact Information:
Stephanie Appel
248-933-2673
sappel@corelearninginc.com


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Nov
29
9:00 AM09:00

Social Security: Making Sense of SSI & SSDI

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Course Description:

Making sense of the SSI and SSDI programs can be challenging.  This course provides participants with a foundation understanding of the two disability benefits programs.  Social Workers will learn about eligibility requirements and basic processes for completing applications.  Effective writing skills and inclusion of key functional information will be explored.  Come and learn strategies to assist eligible persons in obtaining these crucial benefits.  Pre-registration for this workshop is required. 

 

 

Course Link:
http://www.ttiinc.org
CE Value (credits): 6
CE Type: Standard

Sponsor:

Training and Treatment Innovations, Inc.

Contact Information:
Dolores Carter
248-524-8801
dcarter@ttiinc.org

 


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Nov
30
8:00 AM08:00

Dementia Conference 2018: A Meaningful Life with Alzheimer’s disease, Pathways to Positive Dementia Care

Course Description:

Elder abuse is growing in a population that is growing exponentially. This workshop will help you understand the nature and scope of this societal phenomenon. Instructor: Micheline Sommers, LMSW

Course Link: http://www.iog.wayne.edu

CE Value (credits): 6
CE Type: Standard

Sponsor Name:
Wayne State-Institute of Gerentology 

Contact Information:
Donna MacDonald
313-664-2605

mailto:ce_ssw@wayne.edu


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Nov
30
8:30 AM08:30

Mindfulness for Mental Health Workers and Special Ed Teachers

Course Description:

This is a workshop for all school faculty involved with the helping profession- social workers, school psychologists, counselors, and special education and general education teachers who want to improve their response to students who have issues with anxiety, fear, sadness, depression, bullying, or the responses like cutting or other harmful tendencies as students try to cope. Dr. Caryn Wells, Associate Professor in the Department of Organizational Leadership at Oakland University will offer this full-day workshop for mental health professionals at all levels that will include time for interaction, problem solving, reflection, mindful practice, mindful self-compassion, and goal setting.

This workshop will include information about mindfulness and mindful self-compassion and how it can help students who are having difficulties concentrating in school because of emotional challenges, and the preoccupation and distraction with social media.

 

 

 

Course Link:
http://www.oakland.edu/sw/

CE Value (credits): 6
CE Type: Standard

Course Sponsor:

Oakland University

Contact Information:
Healther El-Khoury
248-370-3914
elkhoury@oakland.edu

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Nov
30
8:45 AM08:45

Effective Pre-Adoption & Post-Adoption Services to Prevent Disruptions & Dissolutions

  • Grand Valley State University Bicycle Factory (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Course Description:

In this workshop we will share lessons learned from working with hundreds of adoptive, kinship and guardianship families, some whom had once been at risk of disruption and dissolution of their adoptions. While adoptions are generally successful, many families face will face disappointment and potential disruptions without effective education and support. Learn useful strategies to improve relationships with families, knowledge and accessibility to quality community based post-adoption services, and skills to facilitate parent lead/agency supported support groups.

 

Course Link:
http://www.gvsu.edu/swce

CE Value (credits): 3
CE Type: Standard

Grand Valley State University

Contact Information:
Leslie Bateman
616-331-7180
batemanl@gvsu.edu

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Nov
30
9:00 AM09:00

Supporting Individuals with ASKs: Strategies for Real World Application

Course Description:

This course provides a foundation on autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and the continuum in which this disorder manifests, specifically focusing on adolescents and young adults. Due to the complexity and co-morbidity often associate with ASD, techniques and strategies to  anticipate, analyze, and provide solutions to address complex behaviors, including creating behavior plans, self-monitoring systems, and visual schedules, is an outcome of this course. Other tools, such as using peer supports, will be discussed and their benefits for individuals with ASD and supporting peers. This course will also provide a lens to understand the myriad of challenges faced by parents and opportunities to support them.

Course Link: 
http://www.emich.edu/chhs/sw/activities/index.php

CE Value (credits): 6
CE Type: Standard

Sponsor Name:
Eastern Michigan University

Contact Information:
Colleen O’Brien
734-487-3758
mailto:emu socialworkce@emich.edu


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Nov
30
9:00 AM09:00

Human Trafficking

Course Description:

  The Manasseh Project is an outreach ministry of Wedgwood Christian Services dedicated to ending the sexual exploitation of young men and women in West Michigan. Through community education and collaboration, the Manasseh Project provides support for victims of human trafficking and empowers the people of West Michigan to end modern day slavery. The Manasseh Project’s presentation will be focused on identifying victims of sexual exploitation, effective interventions, and treating victims of sex trafficking.

Course Link: http://www.wedgwood.org

CE Value (credits): 3
CE Type: Standard

Sponsor Name:
Wedgwood Christian Services

Contact Information:
Ruth Pohler
616-831-5654
mailto:rpohler@wedgwood.org


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Nov
30
10:00 AM10:00

Combat Veterans, PTSD, and Gambling Disorder

  • Health Management Systems of America (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Course Description:

 The presentation will be an overview of the DSMV Diagnostic Changes to PTSD(with special focus on Criteria E-2-“Reckless an Self Destructive Behavior”) and the new classification of Gambling Disorder as Substance Related and Addictive Disorders and its implications for combat veterans post 2001. It will also look at the different dimensions of stress and how combat service creates survival skills that, while necessary in war, can often remain activated post war and can, at times, overwhelm a veteran biologically, emotionally, spirituality, neurologically and many other ways. It will stress the importance of screening and proper referrals, within the VA’s Medical Centers, as well as civilian resources. It will also include a historical overview of the Department of Defense and their policies on Gambling.

Course Link: http://www.hmsanet.com

CE Value (credits): 2
CE Type: Standard

Sponsor Name:
Health Management Systems of America

Contact Information:
Lori Mello
313-964-3100
mailto:events@hmsanet.com


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Dec
1
9:00 AM09:00

Human Trafficking Education Seminar

Course Description:

Restoration Place presents Human Trafficking Education Seminars to inform professional and community groups on how to identify and respond to human trafficking.  Seminars are open to all who wish to expand their understanding of what human trafficking is, what it is not, and how to respond when suspected.  We take a deeper look into what fuels human trafficking and how vulnerabilities in young people can be identified early, resulting in early prevention, protection, and recovery.

Course Link:
https://www.restorationplace.org/training.html
CE Value (credits): 3
CE Type: Standard

Sponsor:
Restoration Place

Contact Information:
Amy Rouleau
810399-9713
smailto:amy@restorationplace.org


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Dec
1
2:00 PM14:00

Racism in the Countertransference

  • Michigan Psychoanalytic Institute (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Course Description:

There is little written about how an analyst’s own unconscious racism can impede treatment.  This paper describes how in various ways the analyst’s own racism can countertransferentially interfere with treatment and how identification of such unconscious racism can foster, rather than impede, therapeutic action.

 

Course Link: http://www.mpi-mps.org

CE Value (credits): 2
CE Type: Standard

Sponsor Name:
Michigan Psychoanalytic Society

Contact Information:
Monica Evans
248-851-3380
monicasimmons@ix.netcom.com


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Dec
2
9:00 AM09:00

A Provider’s Introduction to Substance Abuse Treatment for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Individuals

Course Description:

 The Center for Relationship and Sexual Health, in partnership with Joe Kort & Associates and Core Learning, Inc. is pleased to offer a new training developed by the Center of Excellence on Racial and Ethnic Minority Young Men Who Have Sex with Men and Other Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Populations (YMSM+LGBT CoE). This course is a full-day training, which is intended for any providers in contact with LGBT individuals. The full-day curriculum consists of seven training modules, beginning with an introduction to key terms followed by a module on cultural considerations, and concluding with treatment considerations for clinical work. The other four modules address the needs of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals. This comprehensive, up-to-date training offers the most current material on treating LGBTQ+ individuals struggling with alcohol, chemical, opioid or other substance use issues.

Course Link:
http://www.corelearninginc.com
CE Value (credits): 7.0
CE Type: Standard

Sponsor:
Core Learning, Inc.

Contact Information:
Stephanie Appel
248-933-2673
sappel@corelearninginc.com


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Dec
4
12:00 PM12:00

Technology Impact on Relationships and Psychosocial Development

  • Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital POB Meijer Conf Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Course Description:

Social work practice is concerned with bio-psycho-social assessment and development in people. Increasingly, modern technology impacts relationships, is part of daily life routines, is utilized in educational settings, and is impacting how individuals develop and relate. This training is relevant and person centered. In addition, due to modern technologies increasing connectivity and productivity, there is also an increase in stress and distractibility and this training will help to begin to address those deleterious impacts.

 

 

 

Course Link:
http://www.maryfreebed.com
CE Value (credits): 1
CE Type: Standard

Sponsor:
Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital

Contact Information:
Bonita Pawloski
616-840-8292
bonita.pawloski@maryfreebed.com


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Dec
5
7:00 AM07:00

6th Annual Geriatric Care Conference, A Day with Teepa Snow

  • The John Lewis Center at Macomb Community College (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Course Description:

This one-day conference is designed to help professionals, caregivers and the community better understand the changes that accompany dementia and learn therapeutic, person-centered approaches that lead to improved outcomes for the person living with dementia and those around them. Two (2) separate sessions will be provided. Participants may attend one or both.

 AM Session: Coping With Challenging Behavior-

Designed to help better understand why the person with Dementia may exhibit difficult or challenging behaviors that make care problematic or even impossible to deliver.  The course will focus on a problem-solving approach to help reduce the intensity, frequency and occurrence of challenging behaviors, as well as guidance in determining “Is it Worth It?” and “Letting it Go!” for healthier relationships and better outcomes.

 PM Session: Dementia 360: Seeing It From All Directions-

1. Discuss the impact of dementia changes on family relationships and expectations.

2. Discuss the impact of dementia on expectations, roles, relationships and interactions of staff and care providers.

3. Describe multiple strategies that can be used to improve interactions and outcomes between the person living with dementia and those around them

Course Link:http://www.ascension.org/geriatricconferencemi

CE Value (credits): 7
CE Type: Standard

Sponsor:

St. John Providence Health System
 

Contact Information:
Lori Hamm
248-465-5399

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Dec
5
10:00 AM10:00

Human Trafficking

Course Description:

This course will address: Understanding the types and venues of human trafficking in the U.S.; Identifying victims of human trafficking in health care settings; Identifying the warning signs of human trafficking in health care settings for adults and minors; Resources for reporting suspected victims of human trafficking.

Course Link: 
http://www.corelearninginc.com

CE Value (credits): 2.5
CE Type: Standard

Sponsor Name:
Core Learning, Inc.

Contact Information:
Stephanie Appel
248-933-2673
sappel@corelearninginc.com


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Dec
6
9:00 AM09:00

Understanding the 12-Steps: Helping Your Clients in Their Recovery and Helping Loved Ones of Those Who Have Chemical Dependency and Other Addictions

Course Description:

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This workshop will explore AA and other 12-Step Groups, the 12-Steps and 12 Traditions, and helping your Client decide if 12-Step Groups are for them.  The course will also address how practitioners can know enough to determine if Clients are attending meetings when they say they are.  Additional topics include benefits of a comprehensive treatment plan that includes 12-Step Groups, and the concept of "Addiction is a Family Disease".  Participants will learn more about how to help Clients identify if a loved one has a chemical dependency and/or other addictions, Co-dependent behaviors they may be engaging in, or how to learn to set and maintain healthy boundaries.

 

Course Link: 
http://www.corelearninginc.com

CE Value (credits): 6
CE Type: Standard

Sponsor Name:
Core Learning, Inc.

Contact Information:
Stephanie Appel
248-933-2673
sappel@corelearninginc.com


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Dec
7
8:45 AM08:45

Ethics and the Impaired Professional: What’s a Social Worker to Do?

  • Grand Valley State University Bicycle Factory (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Course Description:

This training explores the topic of helping professionals who are dealing with their own substance abuse, mental health, and relationship issues that could lead to impaired practice. Studies show that social workers report higher incidents of depression and substance abuse than the general public, but are less likely to seek help for fear of negative consequences. Additionally, colleagues are often reluctant to “interfere” or point out impairment. What guidance can the NASW Code of Ethics and research provide? Dialogue and exercises will cover identification, interventions, and recommendations for action.

 

Course Link:
http://www.gvsu.edu/swce

CE Value (credits): 5
CE Type: Standard, Ethics

Grand Valley State University

Contact Information:
Leslie Bateman
616-331-7180
batemanl@gvsu.edu

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Dec
7
9:00 AM09:00

Eating Disorders Treatment that the Substance Use Professional Needs to Know

Course Description:

 How do you handle your substance use client that shows signs of a concurrent eating disorder? Research suggests that at least 35% of individuals who abuse drugs or alcohol struggle with eating disorders. Additional research demonstrates that individuals with either a substance use disorder or an eating disorder are more than four times as likely to develop the other disorder than are individuals who had neither disorder. Eating Disorders, like Substance use are influenced by genetic, biological, environmental, and psychological factors. This workshop will give you the tools to work with your client that struggles with both substance use and eating disorders. Learn how to integrate effective treatment of these co-occurring disorders for highly successful outcomes.

Course Link:
http://www.corelearninginc.com
CE Value (credits): 6.0
CE Type: Standard

Sponsor:
Core Learning, Inc.

Contact Information:
Stephanie Appel
248-933-2673
sappel@corelearninginc.com


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Dec
7
10:30 AM10:30

Preventing and Responding to Behaviors in Individuals with DD and Dementia

Course Description:

Behavior change is a common symptom of dementia and may require different interventions than responding to behaviors caused by DD.  This program is designed to help attendees learn more about common behavior changes in those with DD and dementia, including learning to find the root cause of the behavior and how to prevent and respond to common behavior changes.

 

Course Link: http://www.alz.org/gmc

CE Value (credits): 1.5
CE Type: Standard

Sponsor Name:
Alzheimer's Association

Contact Information:
Kristi Davis
248-996-1052
 


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Dec
7
1:00 PM13:00

Understanding Trauma Reactive Anger and Violence in Adolescents

Course Description:

One of the most challenging aspects of working with adolescents is understanding how some became violent and rageful  but are unable to discuss the precipitents of their anger. Many of these adolescents are trauma reactive but are not diagnosed because of the ways that trauma manifests differently in them than adults.  This workshop seeks to identify trauma reactive anger in adolescents and provides information about promising treatment modalities.

 

Course Link: 
http://www.emich.edu/chhs/sw/activities/index.php

CE Value (credits): 3
CE Type: Standard

Sponsor Name:
Eastern Michigan University

Contact Information:
Colleen O’Brien
734-487-3758
mailto:emu socialworkce@emich.edu


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Dec
8
9:45 AM09:45

Human Trafficking Education Seminar

Course Description:

Restoration Place presents Human Trafficking Education Seminars to inform professional and community groups on how to identify and respond to human trafficking.  Seminars are open to all who wish to expand their understanding of what human trafficking is, what it is not, and how to respond when suspected.  We take a deeper look into what fuels human trafficking and how vulnerabilities in young people can be identified early, resulting in early prevention, protection, and recovery.

Course Link:
https://www.restorationplace.org/training.html
CE Value (credits): 3
CE Type: Standard

Sponsor:
Restoration Place

Contact Information:
Amy Rouleau
810399-9713
smailto:amy@restorationplace.org


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Dec
9
9:00 AM09:00

Addiction vs. Out of Control Behavior: Exploring the differences and confusion in today's "addicted" society

Course Description:

Do you know the difference between sex addiction or porn addiction? Is there such a thing as sex addiction? Gaming addiction? Smart phone addiction? Join Mark as he explores basic concepts from the medical model of addiction to the newest, cutting edge studies describing out of control behavior when treating chemical, alcohol and process addictions. You will learn key concepts and tools that you can bring back to your practice and utilize immediately to begin making a difference in your client's treatment. Bring your questions, past experiences, war stories and current frustrations as we work together on case studies, group activities and questions to gain a more informed understanding of what our client's are navigating and struggling with in today's high tech, fast paced, world.

 

http://www.corelearninginc.com

Sponsor:
Core Learning, Inc.

Contact Information:
Stephanie Appel
248-933-2673
sappel@corelearninginc.com


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Dec
9
1:00 PM13:00

Self Care Skill Training & The Ethics of Self Care

Course Description:

While the concept of self care is not new, for many of us, effectively putting it into practice is new. This workshop will help you evaluate your current self care routine, and will give you tools to support your self care. We’ll discuss what the Code of Ethics has to say about our need for self care, and you’ll receive some on-the-spot self care through a rejuvenating mindfulness-based practice called iRest®.

Course Link:
https://nasw-michigan.org/events
CE Value (credits): 1.5
CE Type: Standard

Sponsor:
NASW-Michigan

Contact Information:
Tricia McCarthy
517-487-1548
tmccarthy.naswmi@socialworkers.org


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Dec
10
8:00 AM08:00

26th Annual Parenting Awareness Michigan Conference

  • Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Course Description:

The Annual PAM Conferences brings together professionals and volunteers who work with parents and families to learn about issues facing today’s parents, caregivers, and families. Each conference will have a keynote presentation, a variety of educational workshops, exhibits showcasing parenting programs and resources, and a planning opportunity to meet in regional groups to discuss local parenting programs and activities.

Course Link:
www.preventionnetwork.org/pam
CE Value (credits): 5
CE Type: Standard

Sponsor:
Parenting Awareness Michigan

Contact Information:
Kristine Norton
517-393-6890
mailto:kristinen@preventionnetwork.org


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Dec
11
6:00 PM18:00

Traditional Chinese Medicine for Physical and Emotional Health

Course Description:

Traditional Chinese medicine is an ancient, energetic medical system that has been used for over 3,000 years in the treatment of a wide variety of conditions.  This program offers an in depth understanding of Traditional Chinese medicine, including acupuncture and Chinese herbs, as a means of helping patients achieve both emotional and physical wellness.   

Course Link: 
http://www.corelearninginc.com

CE Value (credits): 2
CE Type: Standard, Pain

Sponsor Name:
Core Learning, Inc.

Contact Information:
Stephanie Appel
248-933-2673
sappel@corelearninginc.com


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Dec
12
8:00 AM08:00

Current Drug Trends in Drug Use and Abuse

  • 1633 East Beltline Avenue Northeast Grand Rapids, MI, 49525 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Course Description:

In this training, we will identify the latest drugs of abuse, what they are and how they affect individuals. We will look at a common pathology of the progression of substance use. We will also discuss individual differences that make one more likely to become addicted to substances as well as what substances one might seek out based on their personality and life circumstances.

 

Course Link:
http://forestviewhospital.com/
CE Value (credits): 2.0
CE Type: Standard

Sponsor:
Forest View Hospital

Contact Information:
Matt Johnson
616-942-9610
matt.johnson@uhsin.com


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Dec
12
9:00 AM09:00

Whimsy and Willpower: Treating Trauma in the Brain, Body and Bureaucracy

Course Description:

Measurable Change Seminars incorporate the expertise & stories of attendees. We explore the desire to help, the authority structures in-play, & the factors that drive us to seek tangible solutions to the greatest challenges in our fields of work.  We will explore the narrative & neurological development of victims of human trafficking to help create cultures where recovery takes place. Work through interactive exercises, participants not only grow in professional insights, but in their network of supportive, trusted colleagues.

  

Course Link: http://www.wedgwood.org

CE Value (credits): 3
CE Type: Standard

Sponsor Name:
Wedgwood Christian Services

Contact Information:
Ruth Pohler
616-831-5654
mailto:rpohler@wedgwood.org


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Dec
12
9:00 AM09:00

Trauma-informed Treatment

  • Training and Treatment Innovations (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Course Description:

This workshop will establish a basic understanding of trauma informed services to children and adults.  Participants will develop a basic understanding of the philosophical premise of trauma informed care, statistics related to trauma as experienced by individuals receiving behavioral health services today, triggers as they relate to traumas experienced, and interventions that form the basis of trauma informed care.  

 

 

Course Link:
http://www.ttiinc.org
CE Value (credits): 3
CE Type: Standard

Sponsor:

Training and Treatment Innovations, Inc.

Contact Information:
Dolores Carter
248-524-8801
dcarter@ttiinc.org

 


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Dec
12
1:00 PM13:00

Compassion Fatigue: Addressing Secondary Trauma in Our Lives

  • Training and Treatment Innovations (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Course Description:

Compassion Fatigue differs from burnout in that burnout is caused by stress, while compassion fatigue is caused by caring. Other names for compassion fatigue include: vicarious traumatization; secondary trauma; and secondary PTSD. Compassion fatigue is the emotional residue that one carries as a result of working with clients exposed to trauma. Signs of compassion fatigue include a loss of energy, grief, anger, frustration, tardiness, depression, feelings of hopelessness, irritability, sleep problems, flashbacks, erosion of idealism, spiritual distress, and a shift in one’s world view. People vulnerable to compassion fatigue include mental health workers, addictions professionals, individuals with heavy trauma caseloads, counselors who deal with death and dying, individuals who work with traumatized children and sexual abuse survivors, medical professionals, fire fighters, and the clergy. Participants will leave this interactive, skill building session with tools that will enable them to prevent and overcome compassion fatigue. There is a $19 charge for this session.

Course Link:
http://www.ttiinc.org
CE Value (credits): 3
CE Type: Standard

Sponsor:

Training and Treatment Innovations, Inc.

Contact Information:
Dolores Carter
248-524-8801
dcarter@ttiinc.org

 


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Dec
12
1:00 PM13:00

Managing Ethical Dilemmas through Interest-Based Conflict Resolution

Course Description:

Ethics courses often provide social workers with strategic decision-making frameworks for analyzing ethical dilemmas. Although these frameworks help individuals make think critically, they do not provide guidance on how to manage conflicts when social workers, clients, and other stakeholders disagree about the most ethical course of action. 

This workshop demonstrates a conflict resolution approach to managing challenging ethical dilemmas, including situations where social workers have conflicting obligations under the NASW Code of Ethics. Participants will learn specific interest-based strategies and skills that they can use to foster consensus with clients, co-workers, clients, and others affected by ethical issues. In particular, this webinar will highlight resolution of ethical issues related to conflict of interest, client self-determination, confidentiality, safety, mental capacity, and professional competence.

Sponsor Name:
National Assn. of Social Workers

Contact Information:
Rochelle Wilder
202-336-8369
mailto:rwilder.nasw@socialworkers.org


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Dec
13
9:00 AM09:00

Cultural Humility & Openess

Course Description:

This is a interactive thought provoking training using practical examples designed to cover the learning objectives while assisting participants in achieving a greater sense of confidence and competence in identifying and managing cultural differences they may experience with their clients. The course focuses on health care disparities & barriers, exercising cultural humility, redirection of clinicians’ feelings / emotions / biases and assumptions, and the importance of good supervision and self – reflection. Clinical exercises in self-reflection and recommendations to improve cultural humility are offered.

Course Link:
http://www.develctrs.org
CE Value (credits): 3
CE Type: Standard

Sponsor:
Development Centers

Contact Information:
Stefan Harris x1203
313-531-2500


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Dec
13
10:00 AM10:00

Increasing and Improving Multi-Cultural Competency among Behavioral Health Practitioners, Clinicians, and Key Decision Makers

Course Description:

In today’s society, most behavioral health organizations have experienced an influx of both staffs and clients’ diversity. To provide optimal care to our clients and to promote wellness among our staffs, we must begin the process of examining and improving our cultural competency. This presentation will serve as a catalyst for this process.  Participants will gain insight into cultural competency, examine some of the barriers to cultural competency and be able to apply cultural competency to stakeholders.

 

Course Link: 
http://www.corelearninginc.com

CE Value (credits): 3
CE Type: Standard

Sponsor Name:
Core Learning, Inc.

Contact Information:
Stephanie Appel
248-933-2673
sappel@corelearninginc.com


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Dec
13
7:00 PM19:00

Star Powers: Helping Kids with Special Needs to Bloom Through Reading

Course Description:

The person with the special need discovers how to cope and overcome his/her disability.
Or the people around the person with a special need learns how to accept and better support the person with the special need.

However, kids with special needs don't want to only read books about their challenge.  They want to see themselves talking to ghosts, feeding unicorns, and being basketball players, just like their peers.  Nor should we only present these two themes to typically developing children.  When I created the STAR POWERS series which is about a second grade who wants to be an astronaut and uses a wheelchair.  I wanted Star's wheelchair to just be a part of her like a leg or an arm.  In stories, writers don't constantly mention that a character has a arm or a leg.  It is just a part of the character.  I wanted STAR POWERS to be about a girl who loved space and not about a girl who uses a wheelchair.


 
 

Course Link:
https://nasw-michigan.org/events
CE Value (credits): 2
CE Type: Standard

Sponsor:
NASW-Michigan-Region 8

Contact Information:
Abby Segal
215-280-6144
mailto:
avivabatia@aol.com


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Dec
14
8:30 AM08:30

Social/Emotional Learning in the Classroom

  • Kalamazoo Reg. Educational Service Agency Service Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Course Description:

Social and emotional learning (SEL) is an initiative that helps support a well-rounded education that teaches to the whole child. Teachers are working to help develop student skills such as self-awareness, self-management, and decision making. This workshop will help participants understand what it means to create classrooms and schools that focus on the development of the whole child using evidence-based programs and supportive environments. Participants will understand that incorporating SEL strategies can support academic achievement, as well as the skills needed for college and career readiness.

Course Link:
https://www.kresa.org/domain/219
CE Value (credits): 6

Sponsor:
Kalamazoo RESA

Contact Information:
Karen Goudie
269-250-9210
mailto:karen.goudie@kresa.org


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Dec
14
8:45 AM08:45

Understanding Teen Grief

  • Grand Valley State University Bicycle Factory (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Course Description:

As we all know, the teen years can be a hard, impactful time in a person’s life. Add on the death of someone significant during childhood or adolescence, and the rippling effects can last a lifetime. In this workshop, you will learn the elements that impact teens as they grieve, how to talk about and provide support around complicated deaths, and the do’s and don’ts of companioning a bereaved teen.

 

Course Link:
http://www.gvsu.edu/swce

CE Value (credits): 3
CE Type: Standard

Grand Valley State University

Contact Information:
Leslie Bateman
616-331-7180
batemanl@gvsu.edu

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Dec
14
9:00 AM09:00

Out of Control Sexual Behavior (OCSB) Versus Sex Addiction Treatment: Helping Clients with Problematic Sexual Behaviors

Course Description:

With the recent addition of the diagnosis “Compulsive Sexual Behavior Disorder” in the ICD-11, there is confusion about whether or not it applies to the “sex addiction” model. Rather than providing a pathway to healing, the “sex addiction” model too often contributes to clients being sexually lost and at odds with their erotic nature.  Therapists are left with both being unable to help clients with their continued out-of-control sexual behaviors and also with the consequences of being the recipient of a pathologizing label.  This workshop will educate therapists on the new strength-based model of Out-of-Control Sexual Behavior (OCSB) which comes from a position of sexual health as an alternative to the sex addiction model.  We'll focus on: How to help clients develop a non-pathologizing understanding of their own individual sexuality and erotic identity; A comprehensive assessment and alternative treatment that emphasizes the guiding principles of sexual behavior rather than pathologizing the sexual behavior itself; Helping therapists explore their own countertransference with clients struggling with sexual behaviors the therapist experiences as problematic; Differentiating normative male sexuality from out-of-control sexual behaviors around the use of porn, fetishes, and sex with partners; Educating therapists on healthy sexual expressions and erotic orientations.

 

http://www.corelearninginc.com

Sponsor:
Core Learning, Inc.

CE Credits: 6

Contact Information:
Stephanie Appel
248-933-2673
sappel@corelearninginc.com


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Dec
14
12:30 PM12:30

Pain Management: Nonprescription Answers

  • Washtenaw Community College Morris Lawrence Bld ML 128 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Course Description:

Discover the multidimensional aspects of treating those with persistent pain conditions in this interactive and dynamic class. We will examine new advances in clinical research, assessment tools and evidence-based psychotherapeutic treatments. We will also explore ethical considerations in opioid treatment, end-of-life care and societal barriers to appropriate pain management.  

Course Link: 
https://washtenaw.augusoft.net

CE Value (credits): 3
CE Type: Standard, Pain

Sponsor Name:
Washtenaw Community College

Contact Information:

734-677-5060
mailto:ecdevelopment@wccnet.edu


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Dec
15
2:00 PM14:00

Reckoning with Sexuality

  • Michigan Psychoanalytic Institute (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Course Description:

Practice Gap/Need and Course Description:

The sexual drive has been diluted in more recent application and Dr. Kulish’s paper demonstrates through a case description the importance of the analyst/therapist focusing on the sexual drive in order to help a patient grow and relieve emotional suffering.  In this paper, Dr. Kulish revisits Freudian theory while comparing it and emphasizing the added utility of LaPlanche’s theoretical emphasis on the sexual drive in clinical work. 

After attending this presentation, participants will be able to:

1. Recognize the importance of an awareness of the sexual drive of the patient in clinical work.

 

2. Identify the ways that an increased awareness of patients’ sexual drive by the analyst can

    help foster the therapeutic action of patients in analytic treatment.

 

 

Course Link: http://www.mpi-mps.org

CE Value (credits): 2
CE Type: Standard

Sponsor Name:
Michigan Psychoanalytic Society

Contact Information:
Monica Evans
248-851-3380
monicasimmons@ix.netcom.com


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Dec
16
9:00 AM09:00

Ethics in Social Work/Clinical Practice: Boundaries and Pain Management

Course Description:

Participants will enhance their ability to manage boundaries with clients, and increase the following: understanding of ethics and technology, their ability to identify conflicts of interest, awareness of managing conflicts of interest, their awareness of crossing boundaries versus violating them, and acceptance of the importance of self-care and pain management to enhance treatment of others.

Course Link:
http://www.corelearninginc.com
CE Value (credits): 7.0
CE Type: Standard, Ethics, Pain

Sponsor:
Core Learning, Inc.

Contact Information:
Stephanie Appel
248-933-2673
sappel@corelearninginc.com


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Dec
16
9:00 AM09:00

Ethics in Social Work/Clinical Practice: Boundaries and Pain Management

Course Description:

Participants will enhance their ability to manage boundaries with clients, and increase the following: understanding of ethics and technology, their ability to identify conflicts of interest, awareness of managing conflicts of interest, their awareness of crossing boundaries versus violating them, and acceptance of the importance of self-care and pain management to enhance treatment of others.

Course Link:
http://www.corelearninginc.com
CE Value (credits): 7.0
CE Type: Standard

Sponsor:
Core Learning, Inc.

Contact Information:
Stephanie Appel
248-933-2673
sappel@corelearninginc.com


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Dec
18
9:00 AM09:00

Active Shooter Survival: Preparation and Recovery

Course Description:

The review of Active Shooter incidents at malls, manufacturing facilities, healthcare, offices, houses of worship, colleges, schools and public settings have suggested preventive activities to increase employee and stakeholder survival. This training will focus on helping organizations to understand "best practices" and to develop strategies to prepare for, train to survive, and recover from active shooter and workplace violence incidents.  This program is designed to encourage participants to understand vulnerabilities to violent threats, litigation exposures and strategies to review and enhance their existing health and safety program’s capabilities and preparedness to stop active intruders/shooters. Defensive and personal survival options and strategies will be suggested.  Tactical employee self-protection and survival choices will be suggested through analysis of videos.

Course Link: 
http://www.corelearninginc.com

CE Value (credits): 6
CE Type: Standard

Sponsor Name:
Core Learning, Inc.

Contact Information:
Stephanie Appel
248-933-2673
sappel@corelearninginc.com


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Dec
18
11:45 AM11:45

The Gut-Brain Connection: Affecting Behavior Through Neuro-Immune Treatment"

  • Henry Ford Hospital Maplegrove Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Course Description:

This presentation will provide a foundational understanding of the gut-brain connection, the immune system and the effect on the production of neurotransmitters that affect behavior and mental health. If you are interested in understanding what the Cleveland Clinic calls "the future of treating mood disorders", you won't want to miss this.

Course Link:
http://www.henryford.com/maplegrove

CE Value (credits): 1
CE Type: Standard

Sponsor Name:
Maplegrove Behavioral Center

Contact Information:
Jessica Jacobs
248-661-6170
jjacobs5@hfhs.org


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Dec
18
1:00 PM13:00

Using Your Power and Privilege

Course Description:

Repression, oppression, and systemic barriers prevent professionals and communities from accessing equitable standards of care and opportunities, which in turn contributes to the cycle of poverty. This training provides tangible solutions and practical applications to identify and address the effective uses of power and privilege.

Course Link:
https://www.mibreastfeeding.org/webinar-series/
CE Value (credits): 1
CE Type: Standard

Sponsor:
MDHHS: Division of Maternal and Infant Health

Contact Information:
Marji Cyrul
517-373-6486
mailto:cyrulm@michigan.gov


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Dec
18
1:30 PM13:30

Preventing and Responding to Behaviors in Individuals with DD and Dementia

Course Description:

Behavior change is a common symptom of dementia and may require different interventions than responding to behaviors caused by DD.  This program is designed to help attendees learn more about common behavior changes in those with DD and dementia, including learning to find the root cause of the behavior and how to prevent and respond to common behavior changes.

 

Course Link: http://www.alz.org/gmc

CE Value (credits): 1.5
CE Type: Standard

Sponsor Name:
Alzheimer's Association

Contact Information:
Kristi Davis
248-996-1052
 


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Dec
20
9:00 AM09:00

Ethics in Social Work/Clinical Practice: Boundaries and Pain Management

Course Description:

Participants will enhance their ability to manage boundaries with clients, and increase the following: understanding of ethics and technology, their ability to identify conflicts of interest, awareness of managing conflicts of interest, their awareness of crossing boundaries versus violating them, and acceptance of the importance of self-care and pain management to enhance treatment of others.

Course Link:
http://www.corelearninginc.com
CE Value (credits): 7.0
CE Type: Standard

Sponsor:
Core Learning, Inc.

Contact Information:
Stephanie Appel
248-933-2673
sappel@corelearninginc.com


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Jan
9
7:00 PM19:00

Improvisation for Connection and Healing

  • Washtenaw Community College Morris Lawrence Bld ML 128 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Course Description:

This class will cover the use of improvisation techniques in the practice of social work and other health professions in order to assist clients with greater flexibility, resilience and coping.

Course Link: 
https://washtenaw.augusoft.net

CE Value (credits): 1.5
CE Type: Standard, Pain

Sponsor Name:
Washtenaw Community College

Contact Information:

734-677-5060
mailto:ecdevelopment@wccnet.edu


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Jan
11
8:30 AM08:30

Pathological Internet Use: The New Addiction

  • Washtenaw Community College Morris Lawrence Bld ML 128 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Course Description:

Do you know how to identify and treat internet addiction? Given the recent recognition of the disorder, therapists often feel unprepared to properly treat the problem, and in our technology-driven culture symptoms of internet addiction are easy to mask. Join us to learn strategies for its diagnosis, assessment and treatment.

Course Link: 
https://washtenaw.augusoft.net

CE Value (credits): 3
CE Type: Standard

Sponsor Name:
Washtenaw Community College

Contact Information:

734-677-5060
mailto:ecdevelopment@wccnet.edu


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Jan
11
9:45 AM09:45

Human Trafficking Education Seminar

Course Description:

Restoration Place presents Human Trafficking Education Seminars to inform professional and community groups on how to identify and respond to human trafficking.  Seminars are open to all who wish to expand their understanding of what human trafficking is, what it is not, and how to respond when suspected.  We take a deeper look into what fuels human trafficking and how vulnerabilities in young people can be identified early, resulting in early prevention, protection, and recovery.

Course Link:
https://www.restorationplace.org/training.html
CE Value (credits): 3
CE Type: Standard

Sponsor:
Restoration Place

Contact Information:
Amy Rouleau
810399-9713
smailto:amy@restorationplace.org


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Jan
11
12:30 PM12:30

Duty to Warn: Issues and Legal Requirements for Mental Health Professionals

  • Washtenaw Community College Morris Lawrence Bld ML 128 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Course Description:

Learn about duty to warn and its legal requirements. We will discuss the current statute, confidentiality issues and privileged communication; common approaches to identify duty-to-warn situations, choices for clinician response and issues on reportage.

Course Link: 
https://washtenaw.augusoft.net

CE Value (credits): 3
CE Type: Standard

Sponsor Name:
Washtenaw Community College

Contact Information:

734-677-5060
mailto:ecdevelopment@wccnet.edu


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Jan
12
9:00 AM09:00

Women in Leadership

Course Description:

Evidence suggests that women face unique leadership challenges. Marginalization based on gender, family and work priorities, and

societal expectations create a system that hinders the maximization of leadership potential. In addition, women bring diverse capabilities and hold unique characteristics in the work world today. Community benefit organizations must leverage this diversity of leadership to improve decision making, tap into diverse points of view, and inspire social change. This course will examine the social, structural and personal dynamics that differentially impact women and men as leaders. It will prepare all students to identify and harness the specific needs and capabilities of women. It will provide the knowledge and skills to succeed and contribute added value in their roles as leaders at any level.

Course Link:
http://www.ssw.umich.edu/r/CE-catalog
CE Value (credits): 14
CE Type: Standard

Sponsor:
University of Michigan School of SW

Contact Information:
Alia Wesala
734-763-5723
smailto:ssw.conted@umich.edu


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Jan
12
9:00 AM09:00

Adventure/Experiential-Based Therapy

Course Description:

This class will focus on the use of adventure-based activities in therapy with individuals, groups and families. Students will be introduced to adventure through readings, discussions, guest speakers and experiences. This one credit mini-course is designed to provide the student with a theoretical, philosophical and experiential understanding of adventure and experiential learning and its application to therapy. Course content includes the theoretical and philosophical foundations of adventure based practice, a discourse on the safe and appropriate use of adventure activities with different client groups, a demonstration on facilitating adventure activities, and use of adventure activities in assessment and intervention.

Course Link:
http://www.ssw.umich.edu/r/CE-catalog
CE Value (credits): 14
CE Type: Standard

Sponsor:
University of Michigan School of SW

Contact Information:
Alia Wesala
734-763-5723
smailto:ssw.conted@umich.edu


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Jan
12
9:00 AM09:00

Data Skills for Social Service Agencies

Course Description:

Social workers regularly work with a variety of data in organizational settings, including (but not limited to) client service data, financial data, program data, and community data. These data sets and data systems constitute important assets of organizations,and are critical for decision-making and ensuring the efficient use of resources. Organizational data systems evolve naturally over time as data collection methods, data storage formats, and organizational needs change. As these systems change, and new types of data are introduced, incompatibilities often arise which make the data unusable for many of the problems that organizations are trying to solve. The purpose of this course is to provide students with an overview of working with and making value of different types of organizational data. The course is built around two important analogies -- the data lake and the data pipeline. Through these analogies, students will be exposed to critical activities and important skills that are necessary for transforming messy data into systems that are useful for generating actionable insights. Students will be exposed to major approaches for storing, managing, cleaning, and integrating data, which include both traditional tools within spreadsheets as well as code-based solutions.

Course Link:
http://www.ssw.umich.edu/r/CE-catalog
CE Value (credits): 11
CE Type: Standard

Two day course-second day is on 1/26/19

Sponsor:
University of Michigan School of SW

Contact Information:
Alia Wesala
734-763-5723
smailto:ssw.conted@umich.edu


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Jan
12
to Jan 13

Core Supervision

Course Description:

With over 6,500 students currently enrolled in Michigan Schools of Social Work, the demand for social work supervision has increased tremendously. In order to meet this demand NASW-Michigan has developed a comprehensive, ethically based training that will prepare you to step into the role of supervision.

 NASW Michigan’s Core Supervision will provide you with a foundation and knowledge to ethically supervise and mentor social workers who have obtained their limited license and are preparing to begin their social work careers.

 In addition to earning your Certificate in Supervision you will increase your supervision skills and develop your ability to:

  • Understand the theoretical models of supervision

  • Understand the theories of power, influence & authority

  • Use ethical decision-making models

  • Identify the learning needs for supervisees

  • Establish learning objectives for supervisees

  • Utilize evidence-based techniques that include:                                                                    

o   Improving communication skills

o   Building your relationship skills

o   Develop your interactional skills

Qualifications

  • You must be a fully licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW)

  • You must have 3 years of practice experience

  • You do not have any administrative or ethical sanctions on your license

  • You must be available to provide at least 4 hours of supervision each month

What is Included?

  • 2-Day Intensive Training

  • 12 CE Hours including 5 CE Hours in Social Work Ethics

  • Supervision Certification by NASW-Michigan

  • Complimentary listing for one year on the NASW-Michigan Supervision Referral listing at www.nasw-michigan.org

  • Course materials, including a supervision contract template

  • Lunch and light snacks

Course Link:
https://nasw-michigan.org/events
CE Value (credits): 12
CE Type: Standard, Ethics

Sponsor:
NASW-Michigan

Contact Information:
Tricia McCarthy
517-487-1548
tmccarthy@nasw-michigan.org


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Jan
17
5:00 PM17:00

Facing DEATH:the FACTS won't KILL you! - myths and misconceptions

Course Description:

The aging of our population and the continued advancement of medicine will only intensify the need for end-of-life medical decision making and increase the need for appropriate social work involvement.  Helping Social Workers explain and identify requirements needed for "end of life" planning and preparation is essential, especially when patients are near death, and at a highly emotional and chaotic state or not mobile.   Social Workers provide guidance and information to those who are severely ill or facing imminent death. Our course provides the necessary information for Social Workers to assist their patients, answering questions and concerns surrounding cremation, ground burial, green burial, and other cemetery provisions, including support services such as Grief Counseling for surviving family members.

 

 

Course Link: http://www.gswsm.org

CE Value (credits): 1
CE Type: Standard

Sponsor Name:
Geriatric Social Workers of Southeast MI

Contact Information:
Marianne McCauley
585-201-2046
mailto:mmcauley@stonecrestseniorliving.com


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Jan
18
8:45 AM08:45

Mindfulness to Prevent Secondary Traumatic Stress Among Child Welfare Professionals

  • WMU College of Health and Human Services (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Course Description:

This 3-hour workshop focuses on pragmatic somatic mindfulness strategies to build, strengthen and sustain well-being among helping professionals working in child welfare and mental health programs. Research-supported mindfulness-centered practices that reduce stress and increase well-being will be presented and demonstrated. Participants will learn practical knowledge and skills to both aid stress reduction and promote well-being in an effort to support optimal professional growth and practice.   We will focus on body-based strategies that restore and rejuvenate a sense of well-being, and also rejuvenate one’s spark to do good work and enjoy other aspects of our lives. The aim is to have participants leave with practical strategies and a renewed charge for moving forward with their work and life goals.

 

 

Course Link:
www.wmich.edu/socialwork/academics/continuing
CE Value (credits): 3
CE Type: Standard

Sponsor:
Western Michigan School of SW

Contact Information:
Alicia Dorr
(269)387-2638
smailto:Alicia.dorr@wmich.edu


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Jan
18
1:00 PM13:00

Workplace Psychological Health and Safety: A Holistic Approach to Adult Bullying and Harassment

Course Description:

The shame and isolation of workplace bullying and harassment should be removed. This webinar will examine the workplace abuse environment. What makes a workplace hostile? The presenters will also share tips on how to help clients prepare for an investigation interview. Social workers will also explore those options that can be used to prevent further client harm.

Sponsor Name:
National Assn. of Social Workers

Contact Information:
Rochelle Wilder
202-336-8369
mailto:rwilder.nasw@socialworkers.org


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Jan
24
9:00 AM09:00

Introduction to Sleep Disorders and Treatment Interventions

Course Description:

The training is designed to cover the learning objectives while assisting participants in achieving a greater sense of confidence and competence in evaluating and treating sleep disorders in clinical work. The training reviews the circadian rhythm and teaches strategies for identifying and treating common sleep disorders. The workshop includes sleep disorders in children & adolescents and focuses on CBT interventions for specific sleep problems using sleep monitoring devices and covers when to refer for a sleep study.

                                                                         

Course Link:
http://www.develctrs.org
CE Value (credits): 3
CE Type: Standard

Sponsor:
Development Centers

Contact Information:
Stefan Harris x1203
313-531-2500


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Jan
24
5:00 PM17:00

Using Photovoice for Individual and Community Empowerment

Course Description:

This course will take place over six days, 3 hours per month.

Photovoice is a process in which people typically those with limited power due to poverty, language barriers, race, class, ethnicity, gender, culture, or other circumstances use video or photo images to document their environment and experiences and share them with others. It uses visual methods to communicate lived experience and to create a basis for discussion and action. The images are often used, with captions composed by the photographers, to bring the realities of the photographers lives home to the public and policy makers and to spur change. However, PhotoVoice can also be a method used direct practice, evaluation, and management settings.

This mini-course will cover basic methods for using Photovoice methods with individuals, groups, and communities. The course will provide an overview of the method and its application in different contexts, both domestic and intergernational, and how visual images can be a powerful form for communication. This section of the class will include a walk through the School of Social Work's collection of documentary photography. The ethical dimensions of this method will also be covered. The remainder of the class will teach methods for photovoice and engage students in their own photovoice project. We will end with an exhibit of photos from the course that will take place in our School of Social Work.

Course Link:
http://www.ssw.umich.edu/r/CE-catalog
CE Value (credits): 15
CE Type: Standard

Sponsor:
University of Michigan School of SW

Contact Information:
Alia Wesala
734-763-5723
smailto:ssw.conted@umich.edu


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Jan
31
1:00 PM13:00

Disability, Intimacy, and Sexual Health: A Social Work Response

Course Description:

The historical belief that people with disabilities are asexual is embedded in today’s practices and policies. How can social workers adapt their practice and change policies to meet the needs of people with disabilities to live the intimate and sexual lives that they desire? The results of interviews with 42 social workers and 8 individuals with disabilities will leave the listener with ideas about how to empower people with disabilities to live full, intimate and sexual lives.

Sponsor Name:
National Assn. of Social Workers

Contact Information:
Rochelle Wilder
202-336-8369
mailto:rwilder.nasw@socialworkers.org


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Feb
2
to Feb 9

Family Psychoeducation Intervention in Work with Adults, Adolescents, Children and Their Families/Extended Support Networks

  • U of M School of Social Work (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Course Description:

This course will focus on developing the group work skills necessary to implement evidence-based family psychoeducation interventions in work with adults, adolescents, children and their families. Special emphasis will be given to the family psychoeducation approach using multiple family groups in the treatment of severe psychiatric disorders. This course will examine the theoretical and empirical foundations for family psychoeducation, as well as, the practice of multifamily group treatment in schizophrenia, bi-polar illness, major depressive disorder, borderline personality disorder and with children and adolescents with serious mental illnesses.

Course Link:
http://www.ssw.umich.edu/r/CE-catalog
CE Value (credits): 14
CE Type: Standard

Sponsor:
University of Michigan School of SW

Contact Information:
Alia Wesala
734-763-5723
smailto:ssw.conted@umich.edu


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Feb
8
9:00 AM09:00

Philanthropy and Evaluation

Course Description:

This mini-course will focus on issues of contemporary philanthropy and the ways in which both philanthropic entities and their

grantees can evaluate the efficiency, effectiveness and impact of philanthropic investments.

Course Link:
http://www.ssw.umich.edu/r/CE-catalog
CE Value (credits): 14
CE Type: Standard

Sponsor:
University of Michigan School of SW

Contact Information:
Alia Wesala
734-763-5723
smailto:ssw.conted@umich.edu


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Feb
8
9:45 AM09:45

Human Trafficking Education Seminar

Course Description:

Restoration Place presents Human Trafficking Education Seminars to inform professional and community groups on how to identify and respond to human trafficking.  Seminars are open to all who wish to expand their understanding of what human trafficking is, what it is not, and how to respond when suspected.  We take a deeper look into what fuels human trafficking and how vulnerabilities in young people can be identified early, resulting in early prevention, protection, and recovery.

Course Link:
https://www.restorationplace.org/training.html
CE Value (credits): 3
CE Type: Standard

Sponsor:
Restoration Place

Contact Information:
Amy Rouleau
810399-9713
smailto:amy@restorationplace.org


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Feb
9
1:00 PM13:00

Motivational Interviewing for Social Workers

Course Description:

Multiple Days Course runs through 3/23/19

Utilizing numerous materials including the Professional Training Videotape Series developed by William R. Miller and Stephen Rollnick, this five-week series of 3-hour instruction and skill-building sessions will provide a basic introduction to Motivational Interviewing. Using the video material and supplemental handouts, along with lecture, role-playing and group discussion, this course will lay a foundation for participants to begin to develop their clinical skills in helping people accomplish change in areas of difficult behavior.

Course Link:
http://www.ssw.umich.edu/r/CE-catalog
CE Value (credits): 15
CE Type: Standard

Sponsor:
University of Michigan School of SW

Contact Information:
Alia Wesala
734-763-5723
smailto:ssw.conted@umich.edu


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Feb
16
9:00 AM09:00

Social Work Services That Make a Difference: Meaningful Supports for Transgender Youth and Their Families

Course Description:

Two Days Course runs through 2/23/19

This course will offer a working definition of terms, including Transgender, Gender Identity, Gender Expression, Intersex, Gender Nonconforming, Non Binary, Intersex, Gender Transition, and Ally. Language and terminology will be examined with emphasis on using affirming language and avoiding offensive terminology. This course will examine multiple risk factors that impact transgender.

Course Link:
http://www.ssw.umich.edu/r/CE-catalog
CE Value (credits): 13
CE Type: Standard

Sponsor:
University of Michigan School of SW

Contact Information:
Alia Wesala
734-763-5723
smailto:ssw.conted@umich.edu


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Feb
19
8:30 AM08:30

Personality Disorders: Dramatic, Emotional and Chaotic

  • Washtenaw Community College Morris Lawrence Bld ML 128 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Course Description:

Assimilate an understanding of Cluster B personality disorders as you learn to identify and handle clients, coworkers and family members with a personality disorder. We will discuss methods of managing the tactics of these individuals, the pervasive effects of their incidents on others, and the difficulties of preserving one's own lifestyle and priorities. A self-inventory and assessment of victims and examination of types of substance abuse found in those with personality disorders will be among our topics. The workshop includes a self-inventory, group discussion and interactive exercises.

Course Link: 
https://washtenaw.augusoft.net

CE Value (credits): 6
CE Type: Standard

Sponsor Name:
Washtenaw Community College

Contact Information:

734-677-5060
mailto:ecdevelopment@wccnet.edu


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Feb
19
1:00 PM13:00

Food and Eating Unwrapped: Knowledge to Help when a Client Struggles

Course Description:

Many of our clients have a complicated relationship with food and weight. Participants will learn about the politics (social and political), biology (brain), and psychology of eating (eating as a developmental achievement). This presentation will show social workers how to help their clients with eating disorders address societal norms and stigmas around health and eating within the medical world.     

 

Sponsor Name:
National Assn. of Social Workers

Contact Information:
Rochelle Wilder
202-336-8369
mailto:rwilder.nasw@socialworkers.org


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Feb
28
9:00 AM09:00

DSM-5: Changes and Controversies

Course Description:

The training is designed to cover the learning objectives while assisting participants in achieving a greater sense of confidence and competence in using the DSM-5 in their clinical work. The training identifies key changes in this latest version of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. It describes significant conceptual changes associated with this revision of the manual. And it discusses controversies engendered by this revision.                                                                         

Course Link:
http://www.develctrs.org
CE Value (credits): 3
CE Type: Standard

Sponsor:
Development Centers

Contact Information:
Stefan Harris x1203
313-531-2500


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Mar
8
8:30 AM08:30

Mindfulness in the Classroom

Course Description:

Toxic stress is something that many students face on a daily basis. The effects of this stress on their behavior and learning can be profound. Mindfulness is a practice that has been used in classrooms across the world to allow students to learn the skill of managing stress, calming their thoughts, and focusing their brains. This workshop is designed to give participants an introduction to mindfulness and how it can be used in the classroom.

Course Link:
http://www.kresa.org/domain/219
CE Value (credits): 3
CE Type: Standard

Sponsor:
Kalamazoo Regional Education Service

Contact Information:
Karen Goudie
269-250-9210
mailto:karen.goudie@kresa.org


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Mar
8
8:30 AM08:30

Trauma Based Treatment: Turning Pain into Hope

  • Washtenaw Community College Morris Lawrence Bld ML 128 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Course Description:

The emotional and behavioral effects of childhood trauma on the lives of people can last a lifetime in many profound ways. Explore the signs, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment of childhood trauma in adults. You will learn about current treatment modalities through lecture, films and class discussion. A must for practitioners working with clients who show depression, anxiety and other disorders.

Course Link: 
https://washtenaw.augusoft.net

CE Value (credits): 6
CE Type: Standard

Sponsor Name:
Washtenaw Community College

Contact Information:

734-677-5060
mailto:ecdevelopment@wccnet.edu


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Mar
14
5:00 PM17:00

Working with Couples in Therapy

Course Description:

Multiple Days Course runs through 4/4/19

This mini-course is designed to familiarize students with the current theories of couple therapy. Selected empirically supported models utilized in couple therapy will be examined The course also looks at some of the key issues and challenges faced by therapists who provide couple therapy. This mini-course will be skill based and focus on helping students to learn effective approaches to working with couples in therapy.

Course Link:
http://www.ssw.umich.edu/r/CE-catalog
CE Value (credits): 15
CE Type: Standard

Sponsor:
University of Michigan School of SW

Contact Information:
Alia Wesala
734-763-5723
smailto:ssw.conted@umich.edu


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Mar
15
9:00 AM09:00

Forensic Interviewing of Children

Course Description:

Two Days Course runs through 3/16/19

This is an advanced methods mini-course focused on forensic interviewing of children. The mini-course is particularly relevant to interviewing children alleged to have been sexually abused, but also be relevant to gathering information from children about a spectrum of traumatic experiences. This mini-course will provide a critical review of the evidence/research that is relied upon in forensic interviewing of children and will provide information about best practice. The course takes a child-centered/social justice approach, will admonish professionals to take into account the child's needs, developmental stage, and functioning, as well as the specifics of the allegations, when conducting forensic interviews.

This course will cover the following areas: 1) forensic versus clinical practice, 2) brief history of forensic interviewing, 3) models of assessing for child sexual abuse, 4) cultural issues that may impact abuse characteristics, reactions to abuse, and interviews with the child, 5) forensic interview structures, protocols, and guidelines, 6) controversies about appropriate questioning techniques and sequencing in a forensic interview, 7) controversies, relevant research, and best practice related to the use of media in forensic interviews, and 8) current practice regarding extended assessments in forensic work.

Course Link:
http://www.ssw.umich.edu/r/CE-catalog
CE Value (credits): 13
CE Type: Standard

Sponsor:
University of Michigan School of SW

Contact Information:
Alia Wesala
734-763-5723
smailto:ssw.conted@umich.edu


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Mar
23
9:00 AM09:00

Theory and Practice of Infant Mental Health

Course Description:

This introductory course will examine the principles of Infant Mental Health intervention with families of infants and young children. Using attachment theory as a foundation, we will examine best practices in supporting early developing relationships between infants and young children and their caregivers. Special attention will be given to understanding the processes through which practitioners can promote infant well-being and expand parenting capacity to nurture and protect their children.

Course Link:
http://www.ssw.umich.edu/r/CE-catalog
CE Value (credits): 14
CE Type: Standard

Sponsor:
University of Michigan School of SW

Contact Information:
Alia Wesala
734-763-5723
smailto:ssw.conted@umich.edu


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Mar
26
9:00 AM09:00

Secondary Traumatic Stress

Course Description:

This critical training taught by Ms. Tamieka S. Caldwell, MA LLP MPH focuses on: trauma, compassion fatigue, secondary trauma for the treating social worker, signs and symptoms of secondary trauma, contributing risk factors, measuring compassion fatigue, prevention strategies, social support, organizational interventions, the importance of self-care, enhancing resilience and boosting self-sufficiency.

Course Link:
http://www.develctrs.org
CE Value (credits): 3
CE Type: Standard

Sponsor:
Development Centers

Contact Information:
Stefan Harris x1203
313-531-2500


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Apr
4
to Apr 5

Social Media for Social Change

  • U of M School of Social Work (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Course Description:

This minicourse teaches participants to use social media as a tool for community organizing. Participants will use the internet and social networks as easily integrated spaces designed to share information with peers and provide quick ways to organize communities and increase the reach of a group's voice. This minicourse covers the following topics: (1) Relationship building via Facebook & Twitter; (2) Facebook content for organizers; (3) Blogging hosts and content ideas; (4) Twitter content for organizers; (5) Use of video; (6) Mobile social networking; (7) Location-based social networks; (8) Online safety; (9) Discussions of: "safe" spaces online, online dialogue, and traditional organizing methods. Core competencies including critical thinking, social justice, and social equity are also examined and discussed in detail.

Course Link:
http://www.ssw.umich.edu/r/CE-catalog
CE Value (credits): 14
CE Type: Standard

Sponsor:
University of Michigan School of SW

Contact Information:
Alia Wesala
734-763-5723
smailto:ssw.conted@umich.edu


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Apr
4
1:00 PM13:00

School Shootings, Best Practices, and the Need for More School-Based Mental Health Services *

Course Description:

Among the many priority issues facing school systems, school shootings represent an area of major concern. School shootings have generated a national debate on how to secure children in school settings in a society that allows its citizens the right to bear firearms. High profile school shootings have generated anxiety and fear among school-aged children and youth and their parents. Public demands to reduce the likelihood of school shootings include a call for greater gun control, greater police presence in schools, the issuing of guns to trained school based personnel, physical changes in school safety protocol, and a greater focus on screening for mental health problems in schoolchildren and adults working in schools.  

School social workers and other relates services personnel must be acutely aware of the circumstances in which school shootings may occur, preventive practices and best practices for reducing harm during the experience of an active shooter in a school. It is important that related services personnel understand the etiology of school shootings and engage in crisis intervention specific to the local setting.

 In this webinar, the presenter will discuss the reality of issues and options related to the prevention of school shootings. The discussion will include information on research findings, the identification of causal factors related to school shootings, and best practices concerning school shootings.

 

Sponsor Name:
National Assn. of Social Workers

Contact Information:
Rochelle Wilder
202-336-8369
mailto:rwilder.nasw@socialworkers.org


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Apr
6
9:00 AM09:00

Interpersonal Psychotherapy for Mood Disorders

Course Description:

The focus of this course is on the concepts, theory, principles and practice to the assessment and interpersonal psychotherapy of adults and adolescents with mood disorders. The course content reflects advanced material of current relevance for effective and evidence-based clinical social work practice. Specifically, this mini-course will provide updated training in the Interpersonal Psychotherapy treatment of mood disorders. This course will review diagnostic criteria and assessment, but will mainly focus on clinical skills and will be an interactive seminar type class.

Course Link:
http://www.ssw.umich.edu/r/CE-catalog
CE Value (credits): 14
CE Type: Standard

Sponsor:
University of Michigan School of SW

Contact Information:
Alia Wesala
734-763-5723
smailto:ssw.conted@umich.edu


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Apr
12
8:30 AM08:30

Bullying: From the Classroom to Senior Care

  • Washtenaw Community College Morris Lawrence Bld ML 128 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Course Description:

Bullying has become a national and widespread problem, especially in school environments. All levels of the school spectrum are being affected, including elementary, middle and high schools. Learn the definition of bullying and examine various types. Explore the characteristics of individuals most likely to perpetrate it and those most likely to be victims of it. Learn how to recognize the signs and how to reduce it, along with identification of prevention strategies that can be used. Understand the role social workers can play in the intervention of bullying whether they work in the community or within the school environment itself.

 

Course Link: 
https://washtenaw.augusoft.net

CE Value (credits): 3
CE Type: Standard

Sponsor Name:
Washtenaw Community College

Contact Information:

734-677-5060
mailto:ecdevelopment@wccnet.edu


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Apr
12
12:30 PM12:30

Self-Injury: Hurting or Comforting Oneself?

  • Washtenaw Community College Morris Lawrence Bld ML 128 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Course Description:

This is a 3 hour CEU presentation which includes power point, lecture, discussion and film clips focused on the various aspects of self-injury.  This course provides information focused on clinical issues, including the types of self-injury, both physical and behavioral. It includes answers to questions regarding precursors, dynamics and current thought regarding inpatient and other types of treatment for those patients who self-injure.  The most recent research in those areas will be presented and discussed and participants will be encouraged to present case material and experiences they are having with their parents who are involved with self-injury and treatments they have provided. In addition, resources and information for further study will be provided.

Course Link: 
https://washtenaw.augusoft.net

CE Value (credits): 3
CE Type: Standard

Sponsor Name:
Washtenaw Community College

Contact Information:

734-677-5060
mailto:ecdevelopment@wccnet.edu


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Apr
19
12:30 PM12:30

Medical Marijuana: Help or Just a High?

  • Washtenaw Community College Morris Lawrence Bld ML 128 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Course Description:

This class is a 3 Hour CEU presentation which includes power point, lecture, discussion and film clips focused on the various aspects of Medical Marijuana as a treatment option.  This course provides information focused on the various aspects of Medical Marijuana as a treatment option.  This course provides information focused on clinical issues, including the types of conditions which can be improved, contraindications for use including answers to questions regarding possible addictive qualities, legal issues in the workplace and information regarding inpatient care for those patients currently authorized to possess and use Medical Marijuana.  The most recent research in these various areas will be presented and discussed and participants will be encouraged to present case material and experiences they are having with their patients who are involved with Medical Marijuana use for approved medical conditions. 

Course Link: 
https://washtenaw.augusoft.net

CE Value (credits): 3
CE Type: Standard

Sponsor Name:
Washtenaw Community College

Contact Information:

734-677-5060
mailto:ecdevelopment@wccnet.edu


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Apr
23
9:00 AM09:00

Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy

Course Description:

 This course focuses first on the basics of defining “Mindfulness” and its benefits & application within a CBT practice. It reviews the theories & research on overall effectiveness, candidate selection, psychological conditions that respond positively to mindfulness, technique, training & certification as well as how to start a mindfulness practice.

                                                                         

Course Link:
http://www.develctrs.org
CE Value (credits): 3
CE Type: Standard

Sponsor:
Development Centers

Contact Information:
Stefan Harris x1203
313-531-2500


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May
10
8:30 AM08:30

Manipulative People: Know How to Respond

  • Washtenaw Community College Morris Lawrence Bld ML 128 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Course Description:

Learn to identify the features and incidence of manipulative people, clients, coworkers and family members, and how to address them. We will cover their tactics and victims, their pervasive effects on others, and how to respond to them while preserving one's own lifestyle and priorities. We will also discuss current approaches and issues, including those with bosses and partners in intimate relationships. The workshop will include group discussion and exercise opportunities with a focus on knowledge enhancement and skill building. As an adjunct to the presentation materials, there will be handouts that cover methods of assessment of potential employees and victims.

Course Link: 
https://washtenaw.augusoft.net

CE Value (credits): 6
CE Type: Standard

Sponsor Name:
Washtenaw Community College

Contact Information:

734-677-5060
mailto:ecdevelopment@wccnet.edu


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May
23
9:00 AM09:00

CBT Fundamentals

Course Description:

This is a highly interactive training using practical examples designed to cover the learning objectives while assisting participants in achieving a greater sense of confidence and competence in utilizing CBT in their social work practice. The Course will cover CBT assumptions, “disclaimers”, Core Beliefs, the ABC Model, “moving to the D of the ABC Model and maintenance.

Course Link:
http://www.develctrs.org
CE Value (credits): 3
CE Type: Standard

Sponsor:
Development Centers

Contact Information:
Stefan Harris x1203
313-531-2500


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Jun
14
8:30 AM08:30

Self Inflicted Violence: Self-Injury or Self-Smoothing?

  • Washtenaw Community College Morris Lawrence Bld ML 128 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Course Description:

This is a 3 hour CEU presentation which includes power point, lecture, discussion and film clips focused on the various aspects of self-injury.  This course provides information focused on clinical issues, including the types of self-injury, both physical and behavioral. It includes answers to questions regarding precursors, dynamics and current thought regarding inpatient and other types of treatment for those patients who self-injure.  The most recent research in those areas will be presented and discussed and participants will be encouraged to present case material and experiences they are having with their parents who are involved with self-injury and treatments they have provided. In addition, resources and information for further study will be provided.

Course Link: 
https://washtenaw.augusoft.net

CE Value (credits): 3
CE Type: Standard, Pain

Sponsor Name:
Washtenaw Community College

Contact Information:

734-677-5060
mailto:ecdevelopment@wccnet.edu


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Jul
12
8:30 AM08:30

Medical Marijuana: Help or Just a High?

  • Washtenaw Community College Morris Lawrence Bld ML 128 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Course Description:

This class is a 3 Hour CEU presentation which includes power point, lecture, discussion and film clips focused on the various aspects of Medical Marijuana as a treatment option.  This course provides information focused on the various aspects of Medical Marijuana as a treatment option.  This course provides information focused on clinical issues, including the types of conditions which can be improved, contraindications for use including answers to questions regarding possible addictive qualities, legal issues in the workplace and information regarding inpatient care for those patients currently authorized to possess and use Medical Marijuana.  The most recent research in these various areas will be presented and discussed and participants will be encouraged to present case material and experiences they are having with their patients who are involved with Medical Marijuana use for approved medical conditions. 

Course Link: 
https://washtenaw.augusoft.net

CE Value (credits): 3
CE Type: Standard

Sponsor Name:
Washtenaw Community College

Contact Information:

734-677-5060
mailto:ecdevelopment@wccnet.edu


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Aug
1
12:00 PM12:00

Resilience: Who Bounces Back?

  • Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital POB Meijer Conf Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Course Description:

Healthcare practitioners best care for others when they care well for their own spiritual, physical, and social needs. Quality and quantity of care are diminished when the care provider is impaired.

 

 

Course Link:
http://www.maryfreebed.com
CE Value (credits): 1
CE Type: Standard

Sponsor:
Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital

Contact Information:
Bonita Pawloski
616-840-8292
bonita.pawloski@maryfreebed.com


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Aug
15
12:00 PM12:00

Project Management

  • Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital POB Meijer Conf Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Course Description:

In an increasing project-based work environment, it is important for social workers to have the ability to accurately assess project requirements and tasks is critical to completing projects on time, within budget, and with the expected quality. Evidence-based techniques exist within the discipline of project management to provide this skill.

 

 

Course Link:
http://www.maryfreebed.com
CE Value (credits): 1
CE Type: Standard

Sponsor:
Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital

Contact Information:
Bonita Pawloski
616-840-8292
bonita.pawloski@maryfreebed.com


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Sep
7
8:30 AM08:30

Pathological Internet Use: The New Addiction

  • Washtenaw Community College Morris Lawrence Bld ML 128 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Course Description:

Do you know how to identify and treat internet addiction? Given the recent recognition of the disorder, therapists often feel unprepared to properly treat the problem, and in our technology-driven culture symptoms of internet addiction are easy to mask. Join us to learn strategies for its diagnosis, assessment and treatment.

Course Link: 
https://washtenaw.augusoft.net

CE Value (credits): 3
CE Type: Standard

Sponsor Name:
Washtenaw Community College

Contact Information:

734-677-5060
mailto:ecdevelopment@wccnet.edu


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Nov
15
9:00 AM09:00

Why Can’t My Client Access Services?: Busting Cultural, Institutional and Personal Barriers to Service

Course Description:

 

*Recommended for LMSW intermediate skill level

*Trauma Certificate Elective Course

 

 

 

Course Link:
https://www.socialwork.msu.edu/ce
CE Value (credits): 3
CE Type: Standard

Sponsor:
Michigan State School of SW

Contact Information:
Amanda Dubey-Zerka
517-353-3060
mailto:swkce@msu.edu


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Nov
15
9:00 AM09:00

Whimsy and Willpower: Treating Trauma in the Brain, Body and Bureaucracy

Course Description:

Measurable Change Seminars incorporate the expertise & stories of attendees. We explore the desire to help, the authority structures in-play, & the factors that drive us to seek tangible solutions to the greatest challenges in our fields of work.  We will explore the narrative & neurological development of victims of human trafficking to help create cultures where recovery takes place. Work through interactive exercises, participants not only grow in professional insights, but in their network of supportive, trusted colleagues.

  

Course Link: http://www.wedgwood.org

CE Value (credits): 3
CE Type: Standard

Sponsor Name:
Wedgwood Christian Services

Contact Information:
Ruth Pohler
616-831-5654
mailto:rpohler@wedgwood.org


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Nov
14
1:30 PM13:30

Practical Advice from Top Culture of Gentleness Experts

Course Description:

Four professionals who have long been involved in creating Cultures of Gentleness for people who challenge the system will discuss their thoughts on these and other topics. 

Questions they will answer include:

1.  How do you motivate staff to buy into the concept of a Culture of Gentleness (C0G)?

2.  What resources do you recommend for training staff in a CoG?

3.  What role do administrators play in the creation of a CoG?

4.  Can you describe one of your biggest successes in working with a person who challenged you?  What are a couple of the key reasons for the success?

5.   What role can a supports coordinator play in the creation of a CoG?

6.  Do you visual schedules for those you support?  How did you get your staff to buy into using them?

7.  What advice would you give to people listening in on working with a person who presents significant challenges?

8.  What advice would you give to someone who feels they are the only one at their agency who wants to create a CoG? of mental health and self-determination in Michigan.

The last half hour or so will be dedicated to answering the questions of those attending the webinar.

 

Course Link:
http://www.morcinc.org
CE Value (credits): 1.0
CE Type: Standard

Sponsor:
MORC, Inc.

Contact Information:
Ed Kiefer
248-276-8000
ed.kiefer@morcinc.org


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Nov
14
10:00 AM10:00

Human Trafficking

  • CARE House of Oakland County (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Course Description:

This course will address: Understanding the types and venues of human trafficking in the U.S.; Identifying victims of human trafficking in health care settings; Identifying the warning signs of human trafficking in health care settings for adults and minors; Resources for reporting suspected victims of human trafficking.

Course Link: 
http://www.corelearninginc.com

CE Value (credits): 2.5
CE Type: Standard

Sponsor Name:
Core Learning, Inc.

Contact Information:
Stephanie Appel
248-933-2673
sappel@corelearninginc.com


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Nov
14
9:00 AM09:00

Becoming Trauma Sensitive

Course Description:

 This is an introduction to trauma-informed treatment that will increase awareness about stress and complex trauma. We will explore the basic development, interpersonal and psychobiological impacts associated with complex trauma. We will conclude with a discussion about tools to help children heal.

Course Link: http://www.wedgwood.org

CE Value (credits): 2.5
CE Type: Standard

Sponsor Name:
Wedgwood Christian Services

Contact Information:
Ruth Pohler
616-831-5654
mailto:rpohler@wedgwood.org


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Nov
14
9:00 AM09:00

Suicide Assessment and Crisis Intervention

  • Training and Treatment Innovations (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Course Description:

Suicide assessment is an ongoing process.  In this workshop participants develop an understanding on the difference between screening and comprehensive assessment.  Risk factors for suicide are examined as are acute versus chronic risk. Participants learn a process for comprehensive suicide assessment and decision making about level of risk and follow-up needs.  The significance of empathy is explored and resources examined. 

There is a $29 charge for this workshop that includes workshop and materials.

 

Course Link:
http://www.ttiinc.org
CE Value (credits): 3
CE Type: Standard

Sponsor:

Training and Treatment Innovations, Inc.

Contact Information:
Dolores Carter
248-524-8801
dcarter@ttiinc.org

 


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Nov
14
8:00 AM08:00

Adolescent Brain Growth

  • 1633 East Beltline Avenue Northeast Grand Rapids, MI, 49525 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Course Description:

In this presentation, participants will be provided with an overview of the astounding development of the human brain during adolescence. They will walk away being able to identify at least three ways the brain matures during adolescence, how this growth impacts emotional experiences and social participation, and understand how this particular period of brain development can uncover mental health illness. This information will be used to identify therapeutic techniques appropriate during the period of development.

 

Course Link:
http://forestviewhospital.com/
CE Value (credits): 2.0
CE Type: Standard

Sponsor:
Forest View Hospital

Contact Information:
Matt Johnson
616-942-9610
matt.johnson@uhsin.com


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Nov
14
7:30 AM07:30

GHS Renal Symposium 2018 “Taking the Next Steps”

Course Description:

This program will provide participants with knowledge and information on complications, barriers and treatments of patients diagnosed with chronic kidney disease.

Course Link:
http://www.ghsrenal.com
CE Value (credits): 6.0
CE Type: Standard

Sponsor:
Henry Ford Health/Greenfield Health

Contact Information:
Lisa Dixon
248-642-5038
ldixon1@hfhs.org


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Nov
13
5:00 PM17:00

Motivational Interviewing: A Curiosity to Learn

  • Western Michigan Univ. Fetzer Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Course Description:

The presenter will share concepts and skills of the evidence based practice of motivational interviewing. An empahsis will be on healthy behavior change and how the communication approaches of the professional can impact patient actions both in a negative and positive way. The presenter will use didactic, role playing and real play approaches to demonstrate skills.

Course Link: http://www.cmsa-westmi.com/contact-GGRK-CMSA.htm

CE Value (credits): 1.5
CE Type: Standard

CMSA - Greater Grand Rapids/Kalamazoo Chapter

Contact Information:
Christine Tocco
616-361-1977
mailto:info@cmsa-westmi.com

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Nov
12
12:00 PM12:00

Adverse Childhood Events and Chronic Pain

  • Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital POB Meijer Conf Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Course Description:

By understanding the inter-connectedness between Adverse Childhood Events and chronic disease states (including pain), and discussing potential interventions, we seek to provide a framework from which clinicians can initiate important discussions with their patients and suggest appropriate, cost effective interventions.

 

 

 

Course Link:
http://www.maryfreebed.com
CE Value (credits): 1
CE Type: Standard

Sponsor:
Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital

Contact Information:
Bonita Pawloski
616-840-8292
bonita.pawloski@maryfreebed.com


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Nov
11
9:00 AM09:00

Assessment and Treatment Strategies for Opioid Dependence and Pain Management

Course Description:

This course will address components of a Comprehensive Assessment, inclusive of pain management needs – to facilitate diagnosis, treatment planning and the recovery process; Mind/body connection with heroin/opioid addiction/compulsion, and the impact on treatment planning and implementation; Opioid use/dependence and pain management; and helping Clients develop and maintain a Treatment/Recovery Plan.

 

Course Link: 
http://www.corelearninginc.com

CE Value (credits): 6
CE Type: Standard, Pain

Sponsor Name:
Core Learning, Inc.

Contact Information:
Stephanie Appel
248-933-2673
sappel@corelearninginc.com


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Nov
10
2:00 PM14:00

Three’s a Crowd: Stella’s Pregnancy and the Arrival of an ‘Other’ in a Streetcar Named Desire

  • Michigan Psychoanalytic Institute (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Course Description:

After attending this presentation, participants will be able to:

1.      Discuss how this play demonstrates family dynamics around the arrival of a child.

2.      Explain common conflicts around triangulation.

The problems fathers have with the arrival of a new baby are common but often overlooked and underappreciated by mental health practitioners. Similar dynamics can also be seen in other kinds of family situations such as sibling rivalries.  This paper will help clinicians to work more effectively with such problems.

 

 

Course Link: http://www.mpi-mps.org

CE Value (credits): 1
CE Type: Standard

Sponsor Name:
Michigan Psychoanalytic Society

Contact Information:
Monica Evans
248-851-3380
monicasimmons@ix.netcom.com


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Nov
10
9:45 AM09:45

Human Trafficking Education Seminar

Course Description:

Restoration Place presents Human Trafficking Education Seminars to inform professional and community groups on how to identify and respond to human trafficking.  Seminars are open to all who wish to expand their understanding of what human trafficking is, what it is not, and how to respond when suspected.  We take a deeper look into what fuels human trafficking and how vulnerabilities in young people can be identified early, resulting in early prevention, protection, and recovery.

Course Link:
https://www.restorationplace.org/training.html
CE Value (credits): 3
CE Type: Standard

Sponsor:
Restoration Place

Contact Information:
Amy Rouleau
810399-9713
smailto:amy@restorationplace.org


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Nov
10
9:00 AM09:00

"What a bunch of BLEEPING idiots!" Promoting Functional Compassion in Extreme & Chaotic Times

Course Description:

These are certainly some chaotic times we are living in. No matter your political leanings, just trying to survive the day of polarized viewpoints, rigid ideals, heated arguments, and avoidance of those on the 'other side,' it is easy to feel stressed, anxious, even hopeless. Social workers, and other professionals, are in a unique position to influence this current climate of struggle by promoting compassion and flexibility in our clients, communities and ourselves. This workshop will include micro and macro tools that can be utilized to promote more psychologically flexible responses to life's challenging experiences...and create opportunities for connection and growth.

Course Link: 
http://www.corelearninginc.com

CE Value (credits): 6.0
CE Type: Standard

Sponsor Name:
Core Learning, Inc.

Contact Information:
Stephanie Appel
248-933-2673
sappel@corelearninginc.com


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Nov
9
1:00 PM13:00

“Only DEATH Can Set Me Free”: Moral Injury and the Veteran Suicide Epidemic

  • Bay de Noc Community College Heirman University Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Course Description:

*Will contain graphic content*

As long as humans have engaged in war, moral injury has existed. Over the years, moral injury has taken on many names, including soldier’s heart, shell shock, battle fatigue, and most recently, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. While some symptoms of moral injury overlap with PTSD, it is important to understand that moral injury and PTSD are not the same thing, and diagnosing moral injury as PTSD can result in a missed opportunity to help a veteran in need of healing. In this workshop, you will hear firsthand veteran accounts of combat exposure, the resulting trauma symptoms and injuries to the soul, and the difference between treatment and healing. With at least 20 veterans taking their lives every day, it is time to address moral injury as one of the root causes of veteran suicide.

*Recommended for LMSW beginning, intermediate, and advanced skill levels

 

 

 

 

Course Link:
https://www.socialwork.msu.edu/ce
CE Value (credits): 3
CE Type: Standard

Sponsor:
Michigan State School of SW

Contact Information:
Amanda Dubey-Zerka
517-353-3060
smailto:swce@msu.edu


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Nov
9
1:00 PM13:00

Emotions and Politics: Responding to the Mental Health Needs of Immigrants *

Course Description:

With immigration at the height of the political debate in the United States, a wide micro and macro response is needed to address the challenges migrant populations face. From acculturation to discrimination to stigma to lack of services, immigrants who are undocumented face a unique set of stressors impacting their mental health. This workshop will explore the immigration journey to address the "Why do they come"?, will go over the meaning of different immigration statuses and jargon you may come across, discuss immigration status as a social determinant of health, and identify current challenges and opportunities for engagement, treatment and advocacy. This workshop pays particular attention to immigrants with an undocumented status or temporary statuses.

Sponsor Name:
National Assn. of Social Workers

Contact Information:
Rochelle Wilder
202-336-8369
mailto:rwilder.nasw@socialworkers.org


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