Oct
17
7:00am 7:00am

15th Annual Keys to Addiction and the Consequences of Use

Course Description:

This conference will educate attendees about marijuana by contrasting
the drug culture with all the attributes of a healthy community.

Course Link:
http://www.misd.net
CE Value (credits): 5.5
CE Type: Standard

Sponsor:
Macomb Intermediate Schools

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


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Oct
17
8:00am 8:00am

Psychotropic Use in Older Adults

  • University of MI Rachel Upjohn Bldg (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Course Description:

o   Explore different presentations of psychiatric illnesses, with an emphasis on geriatric depression and late onset psychosis

o   Highlight what factors psychiatrists consider when prescribing anti-depressant or anti-psychotic medications – note potential side effects associated with medications, medications that may be found to be optimal for the older adult population due to limited side effects

o   Discuss psychiatrists’ general recommendations to patients and families when they decide to start older adults on psychotropic medications

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

Sponsor:
Geriatric Social Workers of SE Michigan

Contact Information:
Cathy MItchell or Joellyn Guthrie
313-600-6175 or 810-441-5137
cmitchell@storypoint.com


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Oct
17
8:00am 8:00am

Youth Mental Health First Aid

Course Description:

Youth Mental Health First Aid is an 8 hour public education program which introduces participants to the unique risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems in adolescents, builds understanding of the importance of early intervention, and teaches individuals how to help an adolescent in crisis or experiencing a mental health challenge. Mental Health First Aid uses role-playing and simulations to demonstrate how to assess a mental health crisis; select interventions and provide initial help; and connect young people to professional, peer, social, and self-help care.

Course Link:
http://www.nwhealth.org

CE Value (credits): 8
CE Type: Standard

Health Department of Northwest Michigan

Contact Information:
Tiffany Moore-Corteviile
231-347-5891
t.moore-corteville

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Oct
17
to Oct 31

Exploring “Formative Psychology”

  • Institute for Individual and Group Psychotherapy (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Course Description:

Together we will try to understand and evaluate the theory and method of “Formative Psychology.”

Course Link:http://www.iigp.org

CE Value (credits): 3.5
CE Type: Standard

Institute for Individual and Group Psychotherapy

Contact Information:
Deborah Williams
248-353-5333
deborah@iigp.org

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Oct
17
6:00pm 6:00pm

Traditional Chinese Medicine for Physical and Emotional Health

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.

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Oct
18
9:00am 9:00am

The Stuff Social Security Doesn't Tell You

  • The Westin Southfield Detroit Hotel (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Course Description:

An advanced look at the Social Security Eligibility Process; Special circumstances that can occur when applying for or retaining Social Security benefits and the impact on consumers.

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

CE Value (credits): 1
CE Type: Standard

Sponsor Name:
Social Security Counseling Center

Contact Information:
Christina Cotton
248-281-4247
central@sshelpcenter.com


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Oct
19
3:30pm 3:30pm

Compassion Fatigue

According to Dr. Charles Figley of the Compassion Fatigue Awareness Project, Compassion Fatigue is a state experienced by those helping others in distress; it is an extreme state of tension and preoccupation with the suffering of those being helped to the degree that it can create a secondary traumatic stress for the helper. This presentation will define compassion satisfaction, compassion fatigue, and burnout, identifying the characteristics that indicate where professional helpers or natural supports may be at on these continuums, as well as offering ideas and strategies for minimizing compassion fatigue and burnout, and maximizing compassion satisfaction.

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Oct
20
8:45am 8:45am

Effective Use of Parenting Time: The Impact on Permanence and Family Wellness

Parent-child visitations can have a life-long impact on children and families, yet our system often fails to recognize the importance of these visits on child and parent wellness. Parenting times can be an opportunity to not only improve parenting skills, but also enhance parent-child communication, identify family strengths, engage foster parents, and give hope to the family.

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Oct
20
9:00am 9:00am

Culturally Informed Clinical Practice

  • Grand Traverse Resort & Spa Conference Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Course Description:

This conference will bring together clinicians and representatives of the Tribal Nations community in Northern Michigan to provide a unique and valuable cultural and clinical training with diversity CEU’s for psychologists, social workers, and professional counselors. This conference will address the overall importance of culturally informed practice, intergenerational trauma, religion as cultural diversity, clinical innovations and best practices, challenges for clinicians and clients, and culturally informed practice in integrated care settings and among specific, underserved populations. In collaboration with community elders from the Tribal Nations, the day-long event will include experiential and cultural components specific to Native American communities in Michigan as well as the more traditional teaching components of a clinical training event.

Course Link:
http://forestviewhospital.com/
CE Value (credits): 6.5
CE Type: Standard

Sponsor:
Forest View Hospital

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


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Oct
20
9:00am 9:00am

Everyday Ethics: How We Develop Our Ethics, Teach Them to Our Ki

We'll break things down to understand social workers' ethical responsibilities to our clients, our colleagues, our practice settings, to our profession, and to the broader society. We'll cover the topics of service, social justice, dignity and worth of the person, importance of human relationships, integrity, and competence and discuss the tricky real life situations we may find ourselves in. 

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Oct
21
8:30am 8:30am

Dementia and Family Impact

Course Description:

This course is designed to educate professional service providers who provide care to people with a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) or other dementia and/or their family members and care partners. When a family member is diagnosed with a debilitating disease, such as dementia, this often precipitates significant changes within the family structure and family conflict may ensue. Gain greater insight into how families mobilize around chronic illnesses and learn strategies to facilitate familial involvement and family harmony.

Course Link: http://www.alz.org/gmc

CE Value (credits): 2
CE Type: Standard

Sponsor Name:
Alzheimer's Association

Contact Information:
Michele Fuher
734-462-4584
mailto:mfuher@schoolcarft.edu


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Oct
21
11:00am11:00am

How Dementia Affects Intimacy & Relationships

Course Description:

This course is designed to educate professional service providers who provide care to people with a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) or another dementia. Gain a full understanding of issues surrounding sexuality and intimacy that affect persons with dementia. Topics include: decision-making and consent, influence of dementia on sexual behavior, age and disease related changes in sexual function, and caregiver biases and beliefs.

Course Link: http://www.alz.org/gmc

CE Value (credits): 2
CE Type: Standard

Sponsor Name:
Alzheimer's Association

Contact Information:
Michele Fuher
734-462-4584
mailto:mfuher@schoolcarft.edu


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Oct
23
8:00am 8:00am

Asthma and COPD Management; To include health literacy and social factors impacting the medical management

Course Description:

The webinar will review basics of asthma and COPD management– what it is and best practice approaches, as well as identifying barriers that may prohibit discussions and planning with health care providers.

Course Link:
http://www.miccsi.org

CE Value (credits): 1
CE Type: Standard

Sponsor:

MI-CCSI

Contact Information:
Susan Vos
616-551-0795
sue.vos@miccsi.org

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Oct
23
9:00am 9:00am

Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF–CBT)

Course Description:

Trauma Focused–Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF–CBT) is a components-based psychosocial treatment model that incorporates elements of cognitive-behavioral, attachment, humanistic, empowerment, and family therapy models. TF–CBT is an evidence-based therapy

Course Link:
http://www.socialwork.msu.edu/ceu
CE Value (credits): 7.0
CE Type: Standard

Sponsor:
Michigan State School of SW

Contact Information:
Mary Aymor
517-353-3060
smailto:swce@msu.edu


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Oct
23
9:30am 9:30am

Advanced Directives

Course Description:

Topic is Advanced Directives, specifically talk about what can be put in an Advanced Directive for treatment, definitions, when an Advanced Directive is not effective, when it is not followed, patient advocate, how to revoke an Advanced Directive.  Also provide the Michigan Psychiatric Advanced Directive form and Michigan Advanced Directive for Physical Health Care and Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law Psychiatric Advance Directive.

 

Course Link:
http://www.oaklandchn.org
CE Value (credits): 2
CE Type: Standard

Sponsor:
Oakland Community Health Network

Contact Information:
Beth Jacobs
248-858-1795

jacobsb@oaklandchn.org

 


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Oct
24
to Oct 25

Upper Great Lakes Palliative Care & Hospice Conference

  • Northern Michigan University (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Course Description:

The conference will focus on new reflective skill sets to help communicate more comfortably and honestly with patients at end of life; identify the concept of mindfulness, as it centers the care providers focus and attention to the patient’s values and needs; and to the practice highest standard of care for end of life patients. Sessions about: Pain and Suffering; Hopfulness & Resiliency; Legal Tools of Purpose; Professional Ethics & Spiritual Depletion and many more.

Course Link:
http://www.mcrh.msu.edu
CE Value (credits): 13.5
CE Type: Standard

Sponsor:
Michigan Center for Rural Health

Contact Information:
Julie Higby
906-225-7760
jhigbie@lakesuperiorhospice.org


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Oct
24
9:00am 9:00am

Trauma Informed Care - An Introduction

Course Description:

This interactive course focuses on: trauma and trauma informed care (TIC), understanding the health effects of trauma, the developmental impact of trauma, understanding your own history, reactions & perceptions, your ACE Score, trauma informed interactions, screening & assessment, trauma informed prevention & components of trauma informed interventions.

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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Oct
24
9:00am 9:00am

Trauma Informed Care

Course Description:

This interactive course focuses on: trauma and trauma informed care (TIC), understanding the health effects of trauma, the developmental impact of trauma, understanding your own history, reactions & perceptions, your ACE Score, trauma informed interactions, screening & assessment, trauma informed prevention & components of trauma informed interventions.

Course Link:
http://www.develctrs.org

CE Value (credits): 3
CE Type: Standard

Development Centers

Contact Information:
Stefan Harris
2313-531-2500
mailto:sharris@develctrs.org

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Oct
24
9:00am 9:00am

Providing Reflective Supervision/Consultation: How do I Begin?

  • Michigan Assn. for the Education of Young Children (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

This training is intended for anyone who is endorsed as an Infant Family Specialist, Infant Mental Health Specialist or Infant Mental Health Mentor-Clinical and is interested in learning about how to begin the process of becoming a provider of reflective supervision/consultation (RSC) for professionals who work in the infant and early childhood field.

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Oct
24
12:00pm12:00pm

Understanding Adverse Childhood Experiences and Trauma: The ACE Study and Implications for Treatment and Recovery

Course Description:

This webinar is sponsored by the SSW Integrated Health Interprofessional Education Learning Community (IHIPE).
The ACE Study considers the effects of adverse childhood experiences and trauma on population health and wellbeing. This presentation will give individuals the opportunity to learn about adverse childhood experiences and the implications for treatment and recovery with a focus on understanding childhood trauma and promoting a culture of resiliency and hope.

Course Link:
http://www.ssw.umich.edu/r/CE-catalog
CE Value (credits): 1.5
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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Oct
25
9:00am 9:00am

Role of Leaders - Workbook #1

Course Description:

As a leader in a child and family service agency it is crucial to recruit, select, and retain the right staff to do the job. Attaining positive outcomes for children and families are a main priority for service leaders. It is very difficult to succeed in

 

Course Link:
http://www.socialwork.msu.edu/ceu
CE Value (credits): 6.0
CE Type: Standard

Sponsor:
Michigan State School of SW

Contact Information:
Mary Aymor
517-353-3060
smailto:swce@msu.edu


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Oct
25
9:00am 9:00am

Creating a Lifeline & Suicide in the Elderly

Course Description:

By the end of this program participants will be able to:

1) Learn and increase their knowledge base on suicidal behaviors in the elderly. 

2) Be able to identify different behaviors in the elderly that may be related to suicidal ideation.

3) Identify resources to help elderly patients when they are feeling suicidal.

Course Link: http://www.gswsm.org

CE Value (credits): 1
CE Type: Standard

Sponsor Name:
Geriatric Social Workers of SE Michigan

Contact Information:
Marianne McCauley
585-201-2046
mariannemccauley@roseseniorliving.com


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Oct
25
2:00pm 2:00pm

Communication Changes in DD and Dementia

Course Description:

Learn how communication can change for people with I/DD who develop dementia, as well as how caregivers can modify their own communication to be best understood by those they care for

Course Link: http://www.alz.org/gmc

CE Value (credits): 1
CE Type: Standard

Sponsor Name:
Alzheimer's Association

Contact Information:
CLS Training Dept
734-722-4595
 


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Oct
26
8:00am 8:00am

Human Trafficking 101: A Practical Conference on Understanding the Issues and Responding to the Epidemic

  • Oakland University-5036 Human Health Bldg (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Course Description:

Human Trafficking is a significant public health concern, not only in the U.S but globally. Health care providers are in a unique position to identify victims of human trafficking and provide card and resources to theses patient victims: thus, servicing a critical role in helping to remove the victims from this dangerous situation. The participants will have an understanding of the magnitude of human trafficking and being able to recognize and respond when a potential victim is under their care. Many people still blame the victim within law enforcement and healthcare so there is a need to change the attitudes related to the victims and be empathetic to why the victims can’t often “just leave” and why they return and how to communicate with them as well as be able to provide appropriate resources to victims. The workshop will focus on the myths and facts of human trafficking as well as how to recognize signs that someone might be a victim and how to initiate the important dialog to ask.

 

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

CE Value (credits): 4
CE Type: Standard

Course Sponsor:

Oakland University

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

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Oct
26
to Oct 27

Restorative Leadership Development: Authority with Grace

During this very personalized event you will examine your own leadership style and characteristics through inventories and reflective processes. Participants share their own leadership challenges and receive support and feedback from others to help build new organizational and implementation strategies.

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Oct
27
8:00am 8:00am

Accommodating Hearing and Vision Loss in Older Adults

Course Description:

This seminar examines sensory loss impacting older adults; specifically hearing and vision impairments. Topics include functional skills, ability to communicate, and mental health issues. Techniques regarding communication accommodations, environmental modification, low vision specifics, and practical suggestions for optimizing function will be discussed.

Course Link:
http://www.lcc.edu/mhap
CE Value (credits): 4
CE Type: Standard

Sponsor:
Mental Health & Aging Project - LCC

Contact Information:
Matt Beha
517-483-1529
beham@star.lcc.edu


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Oct
27
9:00am 9:00am

The Ethics of Navigating the Foster Child’s Rights in Special Education from Birth Through High School

  • Wayne State University Oakland Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Course Description:


Gain a basic understanding of a child’s rights to a free and appropriate education, including an overview of special education and school resources for children ages 1-6 in the public-school system. Instructor: Karen Weiner, L.M.S.W.

 

Course Link: 
http://www.continuingeducation.socialwork.wayne.edu

CE Value (credits): 3
CE Type: Standard

Sponsor Name:
Wayne State School of Social Work

Contact Information:
Sylwia Flaga
313-577-9348

mailto:ce_ssw@wayne.edu


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Oct
27
1:00pm 1:00pm

Elder Abuse

Course Description:

This seminar examines elder abuse and the complex reasons why abuse, neglect, exploitation, and self-neglect occur.  Resources for further training and intervention will be presented.

Course Link:
http://www.lcc.edu/mhap
CE Value (credits): 4
CE Type: Standard

Sponsor:
Mental Health & Aging Project - LCC

Contact Information:
Matt Beha
517-483-1529
beham@star.lcc.edu


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Oct
28
8:30am 8:30am

When the Diagnosis is FTD: Frontotemporal Dementia

Course Description:

This course is designed to educate professional service providers who provide care to individuals with a diagnosis of Frontotemporal Dementia (FTD) and/or their family members and care partners. Participants will be taught the prevalence of FTD, average age of diagnosis and the three major sub-types of FTD. Common symptoms associated with FTD, including problems with executive functions, language and movement, will be discussed. Attendees will also learn ways to overcome challenges faced by those with FTD and learn caregiving strategies to help those affected.

Course Link: http://www.alz.org/gmc

CE Value (credits): 2
CE Type: Standard

Sponsor Name:
Alzheimer's Association

Contact Information:
Michele Fuher
734-462-4584
mailto:mfuher@schoolcarft.edu


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Oct
28
11:00am11:00am

Driving & Dementia

Course Description:

This course is designed to educate professional service providers who provide care to people with a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) or other dementia and/or their family members and care partners. Driving is deeply connected to our independence, our enjoyment of life, and our identity as productive, responsible members of society. It is hard to sit still when someone questions our driving ability. As dementia progresses, driving can become impaired, and tough conversations and decisions must happen. Learn the common warning signs of driving impairment, what a professional’s obligations to the person with dementia and the community to report impaired driving is, how to help persons with dementia transition from driver to passenger and common family dynamics issues.

Course Link: http://www.alz.org/gmc

CE Value (credits): 2
CE Type: Standard

Sponsor Name:
Alzheimer's Association

Contact Information:
Michele Fuher
734-462-4584
mailto:mfuher@schoolcarft.edu


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Oct
29
11:00am11:00am

Anything is Possible

Course Description:

Often providers are not sufficiently aware of the long-term effects of sexual abuse in the context of pathological family dynamics, as these effects are not sufficiently explicated in the literature.

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
1
to Nov 3

Miles to Go

Course Description:

BISCMI continues its tradition of providing innovative conferences!  In 2017 Miles to Go will offer participants experiential opportunities to expand perceptions, take a look within ourselves, explore unique strategies and gain an increased understanding about healing and cultural humility.

Course Link:
http://www.biscmi.org

CE Value (credits): Up to 21
CE Type: Standard

Batterer Intervention Services
Coalition of Michigan (BISC-MI)

Contact Information:
David Gavin
734-707-7550mailto:biscmi@biscmi.org

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Nov
1
8:30am 8:30am

Mandated Reporter Training

Course Description:

This training will teach mandated reporters the signs and symptoms of abuse and neglect, the legal requirements and protections for mandated reporters, and what happens inside Child Protective Services after a report has been filed. 

Course Link:
http://www.lacasacenter.org
CE Value (credits): 3.0
CE Type: Standard

Sponsor:
LACASA

Contact Information:
Holly Naylor
517-548-1350
hnaylor@lacasacenter.org

 


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Nov
1
4:00pm 4:00pm

22nd. Annual Raymond Waggoner Lecture on Ethics & Values in Medicine "Law and Psychiatry and Human Trafficking"

  • University of Michigan Hospital Ford Auditorium (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Course Description:

Presentation description not available.

Course Link:
http://www.depressioncenter.org
CE Value (credits): 1.5
CE Type: Ethics

Sponsor:

University of Michigan Depression Center

Contact Information:
Sandra Glover
734-232-0352

sandig@med.umich.edu


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Nov
2
8:00am 8:00am

Jackson County Mental Health Summit

Course Description:

Join us for our first annual Mental Health Summit! This educational event is great for medical professionals, social workers, educators as well as the general public. Featuring hot topics in the field including:

Suicide Prevention
Youth & Bullying
Trauma Care
Coping Skills
Veterans
LGBTQ

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

CE Value (credits): 6
CE Type: Standard

Sponsor Name:
Allegiance Health

Contact Information:
Sarah Allison
517-205-6734

mailto:sarah.allison@allegiancehealth.org


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Nov
3
8:45am 8:45am

Managing Chronic Pain

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

Course Description:

This two hour workshop will provide info on brain anatomy, pain pathways, factors--emotional, physical, cognitive and behavioral--which impact pain management. The second hours will include a variety of skills such as hypnosis, breathing and imagery to enable the client to cope in a more effective manner.

 

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

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

Grand Valley State University

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

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Nov
3
9:00am 9:00am

Substance Use in Adolescence - Trends, Developmental Effects, and Assessment

  • Wayne State University Oakland Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Course Description:

Understand youth substance use trends and examine research-based information about the effects of use during adolescence.
Instructor: Charlene McGunn, Ph.D.


 

Course Link: 
http://www.continuingeducation.socialwork.wayne.edu

CE Value (credits): 3
CE Type: Standard

Sponsor Name:
Wayne State School of Social Work

Contact Information:
Sylwia Flaga
313-577-9348

mailto:ce_ssw@wayne.edu


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Nov
3
9:00am 9:00am

Assessing with PIE and Building on Strengths

  • Andrews University Chan Shun Hall-Whirlpool (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Course Description:

The purpose of this training is to make attendees aware of the benefits of utilizing the Person in Environment (PIE) theory in the assessment of a family’s functioning, resourcefulness, and resiliency. We will discuss how the PIE theory can be applied during the assessment process and how this information can build on the family’s strengths and lead to appropriate goals, interventions, and referrals. This training will utilize role playing, small and large group discussions, and visual displays.

Course Link:
http://www.andrews.edu/cas/socialwork/continuing

CE Value (credits): 3
CE Type: Standard

Andrews University

Contact Information:
Susan Oliver
269-471-6196
swceu@andrews.edu

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Nov
3
9:00am 9:00am

Introduction to Political Social Work

Course Description:

This course provides participants with an introduction to political social work, which is social work practice, theory, and
research that focuses on the use of policy and politics to create social change. Participants will discuss case studies that illustrate how politics impact the lives of those served on both a micro and macro level as well as explore the ways in which social workers from the case studies must engage with policy and political systems to create change. Participants will also gain the tools to implement political social work skills into their practice as well as techniques to effectively advocate to policymakers.

Course Link:
http://www.ssw.umich.edu/r/CE-catalog
CE Value (credits): 6
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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Nov
4
9:00am 9:00am

Mindfulness and Resilience

Course Description:

A one-day workshop with Elisah Goldstein, PhD, co-founder of the Center for Mindful Living in Los Angeles.  He is a psychologist, speaker, and author.  He will describe research findings on the brain's ability to change with experience (neuroplasticity) and how social workers, other psychotherapsits, physical health professionals, educators, and interested members of the general public can cultivate greater resilience through mindfulness, including self-compassion.

Course Link: http://www.aacfm.org/register/

CE Value (credits): 6.0
CE Type: Standard

Sponsor Name:
Ann Arbor Center for Mindfulness

Contact Information:
Claire Weiner
734-926-9525
libbyrobinson7@gmail.com


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Nov
4
10:00am10:00am

Fundamentals of Dementia Care

Course Description:

This course is designed to educate professional service providers who provide care to people with a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease or another dementia and/or their family members and care partners. The material will increase their awareness and understanding of memory loss, dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. Participants will learn about the prevalence, symptoms and prognosis of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias, the trajectory and stages of Alzheimer’s disease, common communication and behavioral challenges, methods for utilizing non-verbal communication strategies, interpretation of behaviors as forms of communication, and non-pharmacological interventions for persons with dementia. The class with include a question and answer opportunity with a person living with dementia and/or his/her care partner.

Course Link: http://www.alz.org/gmc

CE Value (credits): 4
CE Type: Standard

Sponsor Name:
Alzheimer's Association

Contact Information:
Sherill Irish
989-686-9364
sherrillirish@delta.edu


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Nov
5
9:00am 9:00am

Motivational Interviewing: Advanced Skill Building and Smoking Cessation

This workshop will provide the participant an opportunity for a more experiential experience in implementing the basic skills and processes of Motivational Interviewing. Multiple studies have indicated that Motivational Interviewing is an effective intervention in smoking cessation and this workshop will provide additional training in this area.

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Nov
5
5:00pm 5:00pm

Text Less; Talk More: Using Conversation to Reach Deeper

Course Description:

How can we restore relationships through conversation? Over the last decade our means of making connections have changed, with our fast-paced communication and ever present reliance on mobile devices. This workshop will combine group exercises and guided conversation to help bring conversation back into our lives, as well as discover possible new methods of working with clients. 
This workshop will incorporate an innovative product, Picture a ConversationTM, a set of 25 conversation cards complete with gorgeous images and intelligent quotes. The photo and quote on the front of each Picture a Conversation card set the theme for the three questions on the reverse. Mindfulness, life balance, achieving dreams, handling cranky people (!) are just some of the topics awaiting your exploration and delight.
 

Sponsor:
NASW-Michigan Region 8

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


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Nov
7
9:00am 9:00am

Introduction to Bridges Out of Poverty and Applied Strategies

  • Tuscola, Huron and Sanilac County Health Dept. (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Course Description:

Review the research data correlating health/healthcare disparities and economic class environments.

         Discuss distinct sets of“hidden rules” , communication patterns, and internal /external resources linked toeconomic environments.

         Explain howdifferent income levels and environmental conditions may influence the patient perceptionof health messages and treatment compliance.

         Explain how mental models improve patient literacy andincrease mutual respect

Course Link: http://www.mcrh.msu.edu

CE Value (credits): 2
CE Type: Standard

Sponsor Name:
Michigan Center for Rural Health

Contact Information:
Laura Janks
989-479-0346
hbcommunityconnectionspc@outlook.com


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Nov
8
8:00am 8:00am

Asthma and COPD Management; To include health literacy and social factors impacting the medical management

Course Description:

The webinar will review basics of asthma and COPD management– what it is and best practice approaches, as well as identifying barriers that may prohibit discussions and planning with health care providers.

Course Link:
http://www.miccsi.org

CE Value (credits): 1
CE Type: Standard

Sponsor:

MI-CCSI

Contact Information:
Susan Vos
616-551-0795
sue.vos@miccsi.org

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Nov
8
8:00am 8:00am

#StopthisTraffic: A Necessary Understanding of Commercial Sexual Exploitation

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

Course Description:

Understanding how trafficking is legally defined; Understanding the continuum of victimization in the life of a prostituted person; Gain skills and language to advocate effectively for victims; Broaden knowledge on the root causes of trafficking; and Learn the arenas of exploitation.

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
8
2:00pm 2:00pm

Home Safety and Environmental Modifications

Course Description:

Working with people who have a developmental disability and dementia can pose quite the challenge.  However, there are modifications that can be made to the home environment to help ensure safety and independence.  In this presentation we will discuss how to assess the environment and the person for safety, learn about safety issues for different stages of dementia, and learn about dementia-friendly environments and modifications that can be made.

Course Link: http://www.alz.org/gmc

CE Value (credits): 1
CE Type: Standard

Sponsor Name:
Alzheimer's Association

Contact Information:
Michele Fuher
734-462-4584
mailto:mfuher@schoolcarft.edu


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Nov
8
6:00pm 6:00pm

11th Annual Prechter Bipolar Research Program Lecture

  • University of Michigan Kahn Auditorium (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Course Description:

 

11th Annual Prechter Bipolar Research Program Lecture

Featuring Marya Hornbacher, author of Madness - A Bipolar Life.
The book talk will be followed by a panel discussion about the present and future of research in bipolar disorder, and a reception. The book will be available for purchase at the event.
 

Course Link:
http://www.depressioncenter.org

CE Value (credits): 2
CE Type: Standard

Sponsor:

University of Michigan Depression Center

Contact Information:
Kat Bergman
734-232-0456
kbergman@umich.edu

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Nov
9
8:30am 8:30am

Ethical Issues in Dementia Care: Safety, Self-Determination, and Consent

Course Description:

This course will focus on navigating the ethics around three distinct areas of practice that are often impacted by dementia; end of life nutrition, "safe" decision making; and choice in engaging in sexual encounters. The inter-disciplinary instructors will describe how balancing self-determination and dignity in aging can be clouded by concerns from others around "protecting" this possibly vulnerable population of persons impacted by dementia.

Course Link:
http://www.ssw.umich.edu/r/CE-catalog
CE Value (credits): 3
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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Nov
9
9:00am 9:00am

Trauma Informed Care for Prevention and Treatment of Opioid Use/Abuse

Helping social workers understand the impact of trauma on their clients will aid in providing more effective treatment and better outcomes.

We need to presume the participants we serve have a history of traumatic stress and exercise “universal precautions” by creating systems of care that are trauma-informed.

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Nov
9
1:00pm 1:00pm

Supporting Resiliency and Well-Being Through Stress and Adversity: Building a Path Forward From the Flint Water Crisis.

  • Wayne State University Community arts (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Course Description:

The Wayne State University School of Social Work is proud to host Vicki Johnson-Lawrence, PhD, Assistant Professor in the Department of Public Health and Health Sciences at the University of Michigan as the keynote speaker for the 2017 Edith Harris Endowed Lecture. Johnson-Lawrence will present "Supporting Resiliency and Well-Being Through Stress and Adversity: Building a Path Forward From the Flint Water Crisis" a discussion on environmental and mental health repercussions of the Flint water crisis. No Registration Necessary

 

Course Link: 
http://www.continuingeducation.socialwork.wayne.edu

CE Value (credits): 2
CE Type: Standard

Sponsor Name:
Wayne State School of Social Work

Contact Information:
Sylwia Flaga
313-577-9348

mailto:ce_ssw@wayne.edu


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Nov
10
9:00am 9:00am

Improving Clinical Supervision Skills

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,

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Nov
10
9:00am 9:00am

Trauma Bonding: What’s the Connection?

  • Wayne State University Oakland Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Course Description:


Recognize the effects of trauma bonding, which often result in serious harm to those impacted by various forms of trauma and abuse.
Instructor: Felecia Berry, L.M.S.W.

Course Link: 
http://www.continuingeducation.socialwork.wayne.edu

CE Value (credits): 3
CE Type: Standard

Sponsor Name:
Wayne State School of Social Work

Contact Information:
Sylwia Flaga
313-577-9348

mailto:ce_ssw@wayne.edu


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Nov
11
10:00am10:00am

Making Meaningful Connections

Course Description:

This course is designed to educate professional service providers who provide care to people with a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) or other dementia and/or their family members and care partners. The material will increase their awareness and understanding of memory loss, dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. Participants will learn about social needs of persons with dementia and how these needs can be met, person-centered caregiving techniques to better understand clients, the importance of intellectual and social engagement, best practice methods for interacting with PWDs based on the progress of their dementing illness, and creative methods to foster engagement and meaningful connections.

Course Link: http://www.alz.org/gmc

CE Value (credits): 2
CE Type: Standard

Sponsor Name:
Alzheimer's Association

Contact Information:
Sherill Irish
989-686-9364
sherrillirish@delta.edu


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Nov
11
1:00pm 1:00pm

Understanding Wandering

Course Description:

This course is designed to educate professional service providers who provide care to people with a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) or other dementia and/or their family members and care partners. Wandering is one of the greatest challenges faced by professionals working with persons living with dementia. Discover important information regarding the role wandering plays in dementia care. Learn strategies to promote safe wandering and how to respond to wandering incidents using the REACT method.

Course Link: http://www.alz.org/gmc

CE Value (credits): 2
CE Type: Standard

Sponsor Name:
Alzheimer's Association

Contact Information:
Sherill Irish
989-686-9364
sherrillirish@delta.edu


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Nov
13
9:00am 9:00am

Trauma Informed Care for Prevention and Treatment of Opioid Use/Abuse

Helping social workers understand the impact of trauma on their clients will aid in providing more effective treatment and better outcomes.

We need to presume the participants we serve have a history of traumatic stress and exercise “universal precautions” by creating systems of care that are trauma-informed.

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Nov
14
to Nov 28

General Civil Mediator Training

  • Oakland Mediation Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The State Court Administrative Office (SCAO), Michigan Supreme Court, approved General Civil Mediation Training Participants will receive a detailed mediation manual, jump-drive containing reproducible mediation forms, certificate of attendance, as well as breakfast, lunch and refreshments.

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Nov
16
8:00am 8:00am

Asthma and COPD Management; To include health literacy and social factors impacting the medical management

Course Description:

The webinar will review basics of asthma and COPD management– what it is and best practice approaches, as well as identifying barriers that may prohibit discussions and planning with health care providers.

Course Link:
http://www.miccsi.org

CE Value (credits): 1
CE Type: Standard

Sponsor:

MI-CCSI

Contact Information:
Susan Vos
616-551-0795
sue.vos@miccsi.org

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Nov
17
8:45am 8:45am

Examining Historical Trauma in Indian Country

  • Grand Valley State University DeVos Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Course Description:

In this workshop, participants will begin to explore historical trauma and its relationship to current health disparities in Native American communities. This workshop will be facilitated in a style that engages participants in discussion and dialogue from a strengths based perspective and lightly touch on positive and empowering methods to working with this population.

 

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
17
9:00am 9:00am

Social Work Services and Supports for Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming Children, Youth and Families

  • Wayne State University Oakland Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Course Description:

Examine multiple risk factors that impact transgender youth from a solution-focused lens. Language and terminology are discussed as well as family relationship dynamics. Learn effective strategies to increase family support, and address concerns that apply to transgender children younger than age 13
 

Course Link: 
http://www.continuingeducation.socialwork.wayne.edu

CE Value (credits): 8
CE Type: Standard

Sponsor Name:
Wayne State School of Social Work

Contact Information:
Sylwia Flaga
313-577-9348

mailto:ce_ssw@wayne.edu


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Nov
17
1:00pm 1:00pm

Introduction to Bridges Out of Poverty and Applied Strategies

  • Tuscola, Huron and Sanilac County Health Dept. (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Course Description:

Review the research data correlating health/healthcare disparities and economic class environments.

         Discuss distinct sets of“hidden rules” , communication patterns, and internal /external resources linked toeconomic environments.

         Explain howdifferent income levels and environmental conditions may influence the patient perceptionof health messages and treatment compliance.

         Explain how mental models improve patient literacy andincrease mutual respect

Course Link: http://www.mcrh.msu.edu

CE Value (credits): 2
CE Type: Standard

Sponsor Name:
Michigan Center for Rural Health

Contact Information:
Laura Janks
989-479-0346
hbcommunityconnectionspc@outlook.com


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Nov
18
10:00am10:00am

Combating Caregiver Stress

Course Description:

This course is designed to educate professional service providers who provide care to people with a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease or another dementia and/or their family members and care partners. The curriculum will discuss adverse effects of caregiver stress on physical and mental health and methods to preserve and enhance wellbeing. Learn to recognize the signs of stress, reduce and manage stress when it appears, and prevent stressful circumstances from negatively impacting care provision.

Course Link: http://www.alz.org/gmc

CE Value (credits): 2
CE Type: Standard

Sponsor Name:
Alzheimer's Association

Contact Information:
Sherill Irish
989-686-9364
sherrillirish@delta.edu


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Nov
18
1:00pm 1:00pm

Care at End of Life

Course Description:

This course is designed to educate professional service providers who provide care to people with a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) or other dementia and/or their family members and care partners. Gain insight into the final stage of life, how to prepare for it, how to recognize it, and how to provide support to those experiencing it and their caregivers. Learn how to apply person-centered strategies to minimize distress, maximize well-being, and ensure meaningful communication with the person, family, and care team.

Course Link: http://www.alz.org/gmc

CE Value (credits): 2
CE Type: Standard

Sponsor Name:
Alzheimer's Association

Contact Information:
Sherill Irish
989-686-9364
sherrillirish@delta.edu


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Nov
18
2:00pm 2:00pm

Affective Engagement and the Psychoanalytic Process

Course Description:

It is not widely understood that it is important to understand psychotherapy and psychoanalysis from the perspective of the feelings of the suffering patient.  It is important that thetherapist or analystbe able to recognizeand help the patient to recognizehis or her affective state, rather than makingcognitively based interventions. Dr. Shill noticesthat sometimes he is more aware than is the patient of the patient’s deep suffering. Dr. Shill provides a rich clinical description of how he focuses on the patient’s affect in order to help the patient gain greater awareness, which leads to deeper and more meaningful interpretations.

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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Nov
21
11:45am11:45am

Community Response to Addiction

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

Course Description:

I will be speaking about what the Greater West Bloomfield Community Coalition does here in the WB area. I will give further information on the Alliance of Coalitions for Healthy Communities (ACHC) the organization that manages all Oakland County coalitions.  I will also speak briefly on what other community coalitions do and Families Against Narcotics (FAN).

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
22
9:00am 9:00am

The Practice of Retention-focused Super vision & Workbook #2 Working with Differences - Workbook #3

Course Description:

This course is designed to help you become more intentional in your supervision and to make best use of supervisory time with your staff. It will introduce supervisory competencies that are known to motivate and encourage increasing confidence and staff c

Course Link:
http://www.socialwork.msu.edu/ceu
CE Value (credits): 7.0
CE Type: Standard

Sponsor:
Michigan State School of SW

Contact Information:
Mary Aymor
517-353-3060
smailto:swce@msu.edu


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Nov
27
8:00am 8:00am

Spectrum Health Psychiatry Symposium 2017

  • Calvin College Prince Conference Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Course Description:

The content of this symposium provides the social worker with the ability to focus on Integrated Care, Addiction, Ethics, and Human Trafficking.  The symposium objectives are that the participant will be able to:

            1. Identify and apply evidence-based methods for universal screening of psychiatric disorders in medical clinics.

            2. Identify evidence-based methods for screening and treating patients with dual substance abuse and psychiatric   disorders.

            3. Apply sound ethical reasoning to complex case vignettes.

The intended audience includes physicians, advance practice providers, psychologists, social workers, and nurses.

Course Link:http://www.spectrumhealth.org

CE Value (credits): 6
CE Type: Standard

Spectrum Health

Contact Information:
Jodie Sprague, LMSW
616-486-7437

jody.sprague@spectrumhealth.org

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Nov
28
9:00am 9:00am

Crisis Assessment - Closing the Loop

Course Description:

This course designed to cover the learning objectives while assisting participants in utilizing an array of assessment and interventions skills in safely and effectively managing crisis situations involving mental health service consumers. Participants will learn to assess risk to self and others, manage manipulation, plan effectively, will provide an overview of duty to warn and discuss how to document effectively to enhance future service delivery while concomitantly reducing liability exposure – closing the loop.

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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Nov
29
8:00am 8:00am

Asthma and COPD Management; To include health literacy and social factors impacting the medical management

Course Description:

The webinar will review basics of asthma and COPD management– what it is and best practice approaches, as well as identifying barriers that may prohibit discussions and planning with health care providers.

Course Link:
http://www.miccsi.org

CE Value (credits): 1
CE Type: Standard

Sponsor:

MI-CCSI

Contact Information:
Susan Vos
616-551-0795
sue.vos@miccsi.org

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Dec
2
10:00am10:00am

Dementia and Intimacy

Course Description:

This course is designed to educate professional service providers who provide care to people with a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) or another dementia. Gain a full understanding of issues surrounding sexuality and intimacy that affect persons with dementia. Topics include: decision-making and consent, influence of dementia on sexual behavior, age and disease related changes in sexual function, and caregiver biases and beliefs.

Course Link: http://www.alz.org/gmc

CE Value (credits): 2
CE Type: Standard

Sponsor Name:
Alzheimer's Association

Contact Information:
Sherill Irish
989-686-9364
sherrillirish@delta.edu


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Dec
2
2:00pm 2:00pm

Introducing Meditation into Psychoanalysis: Free Association, Meditation, and Bion

Course Description:

It is not widely understood that there is a commonality between psychoanalysis and meditation, that is, between free association and meditation. In this paper, Dr. Hoffer presents a clinical example which demonstrates how the analyst or therapist can better identify how their own associations are in response to the associations of the patient and can be used to facilitate understanding the unconscious communications of the patient.

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
5
12:00pm12:00pm

Social Work Practice in the Digital Age: Navigating Ethical Challenges (Webinar)

Course Description:

Professional social workers need to develop effective personal and professional strategies related to the use of social media in order to effectively address ethical issues and challenges in the digital age. This webinar will utilize the Association of Social Work Boards: Model Regulatory Standards for Technology and Social Work Practice (2015) and the NASW Code of Ethics as a guide to assist participants in exploring practice implications related to online networking (ON) and social media use.
Participants will explore core ethical concepts that guide practice and assist them in determining their personal and
professional responsibilities, in understanding the importance of risk management, and help them discover the benefits of sound agency policies related to the ethical use of ON and social media.

Course Link:
http://www.ssw.umich.edu/r/CE-catalog
CE Value (credits): 2
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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Dec
6
8:00am 8:00am

Youth Mental Health First Aid

Youth Mental Health First Aid USA is an 8-hour public education program which introduces participants to the unique risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems in adolescents, builds an understanding of the importance of early intervention, and teaches individuals how to help an adolescent in crisis or experiencing a mental health challenge. Mental Health First Aid uses role-playing and simulations to demonstrate how to assess a mental health crisis; select interventions and provide initial help; and connect young people to professional, peer, social, and self-help care.

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Dec
6
2:00pm 2:00pm

Introduction to Developmental Disability and Dementia

Course Description:

People with developmental disabilities are living longer than ever, and with longer life comes an increased risk of dementia.  This presentation is designed to help caregivers 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): 2
CE Type: Standard

Sponsor Name:
Alzheimer's Association

Contact Information:
CLS Training Department
734-722-4595
 


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Dec
8
8:00am 8:00am

Asthma and COPD Management; To include health literacy and social factors impacting the medical management

Course Description:

The webinar will review basics of asthma and COPD management– what it is and best practice approaches, as well as identifying barriers that may prohibit discussions and planning with health care providers.

Course Link:
http://www.miccsi.org

CE Value (credits): 1
CE Type: Standard

Sponsor:

MI-CCSI

Contact Information:
Susan Vos
616-551-0795
sue.vos@miccsi.org

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Dec
8
8:30am 8:30am

Recognizing, Preventing and Reporting Elder/Adult Abuse: When Should You Report Adult Abuse and What Should Happen?

Course Description:

Adult abuse is vastly under-reported and misunderstood. This course will examine the current systems and educational efforts in place. Specifics will be discussed about the role of state agencies, particularly Adult Protective Services. Case examples highlighting actual responses to adult abuse by, both state agencies and other non-profit entities, will be discussed. Laws,
regulations and policies will be discussed including those related to mandatory reporting. Resources, including information about current efforts underway to combat this horrific crime will be made available.

Course Link:
http://www.ssw.umich.edu/r/CE-catalog
CE Value (credits): 4
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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Dec
8
8:30am 8:30am

Crisis Intervention: Current Techniques, Treatment and Community Resources

  • MSU-MEC Conference Center and Banquet Hall (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Course Description:

This session will feature presentations by Robert Lagrou, DO and Tom Watking, LMSW, two of the nation's leading experts in the identification of crisis intervention and stabilization techniques and resources.  Lagrou and Watkins will provide guidelines for mental health professionals on emerging techniques and resources to support this growing concern facing millions of Americans of all ages, genders and backgrounds.

Course Link:
http://www.newoakland.eventbrite.com
CE Value (credits): 3
CE Type: Standard

Sponsor:
New Oakland Family Centers

Contact Information:
Greg Sendi
800-395-3223
ICSContinuingEd@newoakland.org


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Dec
9
10:00am10:00am

Driving & Dementia

Course Description:

This course is designed to educate professional service providers who provide care to people with a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) or other dementia and/or their family members and care partners. Driving is deeply connected to our independence, our enjoyment of life, and our identity as productive, responsible members of society. It is hard to sit still when someone questions our driving ability. As dementia progresses, driving can become impaired, and tough conversations and decisions must happen. Learn the common warning signs of driving impairment, what a professional’s obligations to the person with dementia and the community to report impaired driving is, how to help persons with dementia transition from driver to passenger and common family dynamics issues.

Course Link: http://www.alz.org/gmc

CE Value (credits): 2
CE Type: Standard

Sponsor Name:
Alzheimer's Association

Contact Information:
Sherill Irish
989-686-9364
sherrillirish@delta.edu


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Dec
9
1:00pm 1:00pm

Making the Most of Mealtime

Course Description:

This course is designed to educate professional service providers who provide care to people with a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) or other dementia and/or their family members and care partners. The material will increase their awareness and understanding of memory loss, dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. It is designed to provide awareness and hands-on information on making mealtimes enjoyable for people living with dementia. Objectives include identifying challenges faced by persons with dementia while trying to get enough to eat and drink, appreciating individuals’ preferences and mealtime history, identifying what should be observed at mealtime and the importance of those observations, and identifying approaches that may be used in challenging mealtime situations.

Course Link: http://www.alz.org/gmc

CE Value (credits): 2
CE Type: Standard

Sponsor Name:
Alzheimer's Association

Contact Information:
Sherill Irish
989-686-9364
sherrillirish@delta.edu


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Dec
12
1:00pm 1:00pm

When the Diagnosis is FTD: Frontotemporal Dementia

Course Description:

This course is designed to educate professional service providers who provide care to individuals with a diagnosis of Frontotemporal Dementia (FTD) and/or their family members and care partners. Participants will be taught the prevalence of FTD, average age of diagnosis and the three major sub-types of FTD. Common symptoms associated with FTD, including problems with executive functions, language and movement, will be discussed. Attendees will also learn ways to overcome challenges faced by those with FTD and learn caregiving strategies to help those affected.

Course Link: http://www.alz.org/gmc

CE Value (credits): 2
CE Type: Standard

Sponsor Name:
Alzheimer's Association

Contact Information:
Sherill Irish
989-686-9364
sherrillirish@delta.edu


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Dec
12
5:30pm 5:30pm

Managing Chronic Pain with CBT (Webinar)

Course Description:

Chronic pain is a common comorbity for those seeking mental health and social work services. Chronic pain is often
under treated or mistreated due to inadequate access to care, stigma, and social inequalities. This course discusses Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Managing Chronic Pain (CBT-CP). CBT-CP is an evidence based treatment that has shown to be effective in assisting clients with improving their functioning while living with a chronic pain condition.

Course Link:
http://www.ssw.umich.edu/r/CE-catalog
CE Value (credits): 2
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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Dec
13
8:00am 8:00am

The Neurobiology and Physiology of Stress

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

Course Description:

The goals of this presentation are to give participants an overview of the stress response, including information about the limbic system and structures in the brain related to stress, the autonomic nervous system and its role in the stress response, and the impact of long term stress on a person. (Physical, Mental, Emotional, Relational) 

Course Link:
http://www.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
13
8:00am 8:00am

Youth Mental Health First Aid

Course Description:

Youth Mental Health First Aid is an 8 hour public education program which introduces participants to the unique risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems in adolescents, builds understanding of the importance of early intervention, and teaches individuals how to help an adolescent in crisis or experiencing a mental health challenge. Mental Health First Aid uses role-playing and simulations to demonstrate how to assess a mental health crisis; select interventions and provide initial help; and connect young people to professional, peer, social, and self-help care.

Course Link:
http://www.nwhealth.org

CE Value (credits): 8
CE Type: Standard

Health Department of Northwest Michigan

Contact Information:
Tiffany Moore-Corteviile
231-347-5891
t.moore-corteville

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Dec
20
9:00am 9:00am

Communication Skills in Supervision - Workbook # 4 & The First Six Months Workbook # 5

Course Description:

As a supervisor, you can learn to use retention-focused communication skills to support staff in being the “expert” on their practice. This course will offer you a strengths-based approach that focuses on respecting the abilities of your staff .

Course Link:
http://www.socialwork.msu.edu/ceu
CE Value (credits): 6.0
CE Type: Standard

Sponsor:
Michigan State School of SW

Contact Information:
Mary Aymor
517-353-3060
smailto:swce@msu.edu


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Dec
22
9:00am 9:00am

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

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.

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Jan
8
5:30pm 5:30pm

Three Ain't Company and Beyond 50 Shades: Non-Monogamy and Kink 101

Course Description:

Learn about the basics of kink play, how consent is discussed and negotiated, the difference between all the terms, and what it means to be in a 24-7 relationship. Understand the differences between fantasy (like 50 Shades of Grey) and reality, and how to support your clients/patients in their kink practices. There will also be a basic training on the basic types of consensual non-monogamous relationships that people have in their lives, how to support individuals in discussing these with frameworks with clients, and more. We'll talk about polyamory/non-monogamy -- various facets, how to get into it, and most importantly, how to help make it work when there are more than two people involved. Whether you're looking to learn something new, or just to add some knowledge to support your therapeutic or medical practice, this is a great overview for anyone.

Course Link:
http://www.ssw.umich.edu/r/CE-catalog
CE Value (credits): 2
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
8:45am 8:45am

Breaking Down the Silos: Providing Integrated Health Care

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Course Description:

Creating behavior change in patients is a key component to better health outcomes. Social Workers are increasingly being called upon to provide behavioral interventions for multiple chronic health conditions. Additionally, the connection between various chronic health conditions is growing stronger. Providing integrated health care is quickly becoming the expectation, rather than the exception, in the health care setting. This course will review standard behavioral interventions for chronic health conditions, review initiatives that support the provision of integrated care, and explore the connection between chronic health conditions

 

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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Jan
17
9:00am 9:00am

Recruiting and Selecting the Right Staff Workbook # 6

Course Description:

Having the right people in the right positions is a critical success factor for child and family agencies where the future lives of children and families are at stake. Having the capacity and the skill to hire good people effectively and efficiently must

Course Link:
http://www.socialwork.msu.edu/ceu
CE Value (credits): 3.0
CE Type: Standard

Sponsor:
Michigan State School of SW

Contact Information:
Mary Aymor
517-353-3060
smailto:swce@msu.edu


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Jan
19
8:45am 8:45am

Princesses Don’t Deserve to be Hit: How to Successfully Testify, Prepare and Appeal-Proof Child Protection Proceedings

This training will enable child protective services workers to improve their understanding of the role they play in court proceedings and by further focusing on practical ways they can prepare for court participation in child welfare proceedings. 

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Jan
25
9:00am 9:00am

Ethical & Legal Issues in Practice and CBT and Pain Management

Course Description:

The Ethics Training assists participants in achieving a greater sense of confidence and competence in evaluating and managing ethical and legal challenges in clinical work. The training teaches strategies for identifying and resolving ethical dilemmas. It focuses on risk management, HIPPA, confidentiality, the importance of thoughtful clinical documentation, dual relationships, standards of care and the need for consultation in practice.

Pain Management T raining is focused on effectively assessing and treating mental health consumers experiencing chronic pain. The training describes the biopsychosocial model of chronic pain as well as specific CBT interventions shown to be helpful in ameliorating clients’ pain. It emphasizes the importance of a multidisciplinary team and delineates the contributions and responsibilities (by discipline) of each team member. The training also focuses on the role of medication as a treatment tool as well as common client perceptions about the use of various typically prescribed pain medications.

 

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
26
9:00am 9:00am

Family-Based Approaches to Working with Vulnerable Families

Course Description:

The family system has been shown to me among the most influential systems operating in the lives of individuals. In fact, researchers and practitioners alike have shown the important role that families play in shaping behavioral outcomes. This course will focus on family-based preventive interventions. We will work to identify the epidemiology of prominent maladaptive behaviors, including the prevalence and etiology. Drawing from this basic science, we will work to identify theoretical frameworks to help guide our practice. Informed by our theoretical frameworks, we will identify family-based preventive interventions, the common pathways and mechanisms by which change occurs (i.e., mediators) from these interventions, as
well as identifying for whom are interventions efficacious for and for whom not (i.e., moderators). We will then apply this knowledge to various case studies. This course will consist of didactic and interactive activities.

Course Link:
http://www.ssw.umich.edu/r/CE-catalog
CE Value (credits): 3
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
26
9:00am 9:00am

Social Work and Media: Crafting Stories for Impact Live Webinar

Course Description:

Media and social media is a powerful tool in today's social and historical context. It is typically a tool that is disregarded by
those who work towards social justice, due to its negativity. However, social workers need to master how to use the media and social media in order to counteract the negativity and stereotypes, as well as creating positive narratives to display the people
that we represent and stand for.
This workshop will outline best practices in different media forms. It will also address how to craft stories and narratives that can counteract stereotypes and more accurately reflect the voices and lives of the clients and individuals a social worker may
be representing in their media interactions. Participants will discuss the intersectionality of social justice and social media and how to use our voices ethically without getting lost in the negativity that media generally represents.

Course Link:
http://www.ssw.umich.edu/r/CE-catalog
CE Value (credits): 2
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
2
8:45am 8:45am

GRIEF AND TRAUMA: Exploring Elementary Age Youth and Their Needs

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Course Description:

The impact on children as they explore grief or trauma often impacts their behaviors, attitude and needs. This training will illustrate the implications of trauma or grief for elementary aged children. In highlighting the ongoing needs, we will also reflect on ways to walk alongside these youth, practical healing opportunities and tactics to ensure healing and growth are available to them.

 

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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Feb
9
8:45am 8:45am

Yoga: A Therapeutic Tool

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Course Description:

People living with depression, anxiety, addiction, and a history of trauma seek real solutions for healing and moving forward. This 3 hour training will give you insight into how the body holds onto difficult emotions and how you can help clients find the healing they seek using the techniques of mindful movement, breath work, and meditation.

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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Feb
15
8:00am 8:00am

Youth Mental Health First Aid

Youth Mental Health First Aid USA is an 8-hour public education program which introduces participants to the unique risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems in adolescents, builds an understanding of the importance of early intervention, and teaches individuals how to help an adolescent in crisis or experiencing a mental health challenge. Mental Health First Aid uses role-playing and simulations to demonstrate how to assess a mental health crisis; select interventions and provide initial help; and connect young people to professional, peer, social, and self-help care.

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Feb
15
8:00am 8:00am

Youth Mental Health First Aid

Course Description:

Youth Mental Health First Aid is an 8 hour public education program which introduces participants to the unique risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems in adolescents, builds understanding of the importance of early intervention, and teaches individuals how to help an adolescent in crisis or experiencing a mental health challenge. Mental Health First Aid uses role-playing and simulations to demonstrate how to assess a mental health crisis; select interventions and provide initial help; and connect young people to professional, peer, social, and self-help care.

Course Link:
http://www.nwhealth.org

CE Value (credits): 8
CE Type: Standard

Health Department of Northwest Michigan

Contact Information:
Tiffany Moore-Corteviile
231-347-5891
t.moore-corteville

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Feb
16
9:00am 9:00am

Navigating the Michigan Department of Education System for Children with Delays/Disabilities

Course Description:

Participants will be have a basic understanding of the system set up in Michigan for children birth through twelfth grade, who have delays or disabilities. Early On (birth to 3), and the pre-k through twelfth grade special education systems will be discussed. Participants will learn about the laws and policies set up to protect students and their families, how to help access these systems, and learn a basic understanding of the process.

Course Link:
http://www.ssw.umich.edu/r/CE-catalog
CE Value (credits): 3
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
20
9:00am 9:00am

Countertransference and Self-Care

Course Description:

This interactive training uses practical examples which are designed to cover the learning objectives while assisting participants in achieving a greater sense of confidence and competence in identifying and managing their reactions to clients as well as ensuring their own self care through helpful and tested routines. Legal and ethical considerations associated with countertransference are also addressed.

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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