Dec
13
8:00 AM08:00

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
8:00 AM08:00

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
13
9:00 AM09:00

Community in Crisis: Macomb County's Response to Opiate Abuse

Course Description:

Prescription drug abuse is a growing epidemic that demands our attention. This conference will provide awareness and education on statistics, trends, outcomes, and a call to action in relation to opiate abuse.

Course Link: http://www.misd.net

CE Value (credits): 4
CE Type: Standard

Sponsor Name:
Macomb ISD

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


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Dec
14
8:00 AM08:00

A Victim-Centered Approach to Human Trafficking

Course Description:

The presenter, a State of Michigan, Human Trafficking Specialist, will discuss the following:  What is human trafficking?  What is human trafficking in Genesee County?  Who is at risk? How does one fall prey?  What is the response protocol?  How can SW’s get involved?

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

Sponsor:
Geriatric Social Workers of SE Michigan

Contact Information:
Landings of Genesee Valley
810-720-5184
mmailto:farmanju@msu.edu

 

 


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Dec
14
9:00 AM09:00

Trauma-informed Treatment

  • Training & Treatment Innovations, Inc. (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.  Cost for this workshop is $29.00 which includes the workshop, materials, and certificate.

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
mailto:dcarter@ttiinc.org


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Dec
14
1:00 PM13:00

Integrated Healthcare: Healthy Hearts

  • Training & Treatment Innovations, Inc. (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Course Description:

As Integrated Healthcare slowly becomes the model of service delivery across Michigan, it is important that social workers be prepared to work in integrated settings.  Healthy Hearts will help participants understand the intricacies of maintaining good heart health and strategies helping consumers work toward this goal.  Participants will learn about cholesterol and blood pressure management as it applies to consumers of behavioral health services.  Risk factors and common treatment approaches, including healthy lifestyles and diets will be addressed.  Monitoring and coordination of care recommendations will be discussed.  There is a $19 charge for this workshop that includes the presentation and materials.  Registration is required.

 

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

Sponsor:
Training and Treatment Innovations, Inc.

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


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Dec
14
1:00 PM13:00

Integrated Healthcare: Health Concerns and Psychiatric Diagnosis

  • Training & Treatment Innovations, Inc. (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Course Description:

As Integrated Healthcare slowly becomes the model of service delivery across Michigan, it is important that social workers be prepared to work in integrated settings.  This class will examine some of the common physical health problems faced by consumers of behavioral health services. Very often, individuals with psychiatric, alcohol abuse, or other substance use diagnoses face physical health problems that can be associated with their primary diagnosis, or are completely unrelated.  Medications can have long-term effects on consumers.  Participants will examine some of the most common physical illnesses, risk factors, and opportunities for consumer education and coordination of care.  There is a $19 charge for this workshop.

 

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

Sponsor:
Training and Treatment Innovations, Inc.

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


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Dec
15
7:45 AM07:45

Youth Mental Health First Aid

Course Description:

outh Mental Health First Aid teaches members of the public how to respond in a mental health emergency with youth and young adults and how to offer support to a young person who appears to be in emotional distress. The Youth Mental Health First Aid course increases participants’ knowledge of mental health challenges in youth and will also give them the tools to help when young people in their schools, homes, and communities require first aid for a broad array of mental health challenges, including suicidal thoughts and behaviors, self-injury, panic attacks, reactions to trauma, acute psychosis, substance abuse, and aggressive behavior.
 
Youth Mental Health First Aid is offered in the form of an interactive 8-hour course that is designed to help the first aider assist a young person showing symptoms of a mental illness or experiencing a mental health crisis until appropriate professional or other help can be engaged. Those who take the 8-hour course to certify as Youth Mental Health First Aiders learn a 5-step action plan encompassing the skills, resources, and knowledge to help a young person in crisis connect with appropriate professional, peer, social, and self-help care. 

Course Link:
www.lifewayscmh.org/eventstrainings
CE Value (credits): 8.0
CE Type: Standard

Course Sponsor:
Lifeways Community Mental Health

Contact Information:
Lindsay Bater
517-796-4533
lindsay.baker@lifewayscmh.org


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Dec
15
9:00 AM09:00

Human Trafficking: Identifying and Working with Survivors

  • Eastern Michigan University-Livonia (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Course Description:

Find out about human trafficking. Learn how to identity survivors and their needs; indentured servitude; and the vulnerability of homeless, foster care and LGBTQ youth. Be trained to identify survivors and provide tools on how to engage survivors and identify local resources to assist them. Meets the requirements for social work licensure.

Course Link: 
http://www.emich.edu/socialworkce

CE Value (credits): 6
CE Type: Standard

Sponsor Name:
Eastern Michigan University

Contact Information:
Elena O'Connor
734-487-4926
eoconnor@emich.edu


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Dec
20
9:00 AM09:00

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
21
7:30 AM07:30

Pain and Pain Symptom Management

Course Description:

The training will review the pain mechanisms and pathophysiology of pain, the biopsychosocial aspects of pain, including assessment, and the pharmacological and non-pharmacological considerations for managing pain.

Course Link: http://www.miccsi.org

CE Value (credits): 3
CE Type: Standard

Sponsor Name: MI CCSI
Contact Information:
Amy Wales
616-551-0795
amy.wales@miccsi.org


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Dec
22
9:00 AM09:00

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
2
12:00 PM12:00

Communication and Conflict Resolution for Couples

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

Course Description:

Numerous clients enter social work services with concerns related to relationship functioning and health. Social workers who are able to address common relationship difficulties and provide healthy interventions are better able to care for the whole person of the client. Seeing a person in the context of their bio-psycho-social profile is core to being a social worker and relationships are a key aspect of that profile of an individual.

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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Jan
5
8:45 AM08:45

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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Jan
8
5:30 PM17:30

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
8:45 AM08:45

Breaking Down the Silos: Providing Integrated Health Care

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

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
12
8:45 AM08:45

Breaking Down the Silos: Providing Integrated Health Care

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

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
12
9:00 AM09:00

Cluttered Lives, Empty Souls: Compulsive Stealing, Spending and Hoarding

Course Description:

10% of Americans shoplift and most do so for emotional and psychological reasons and can become addicted.  75% of Americans steal or commit dishonest acts in the workplace and most also are driven by underlying emotional issues.  Nearly 10% of Americans compulsively over-shop or overspend with disastrous consequences to their finances and relationships.  Nearly 5% of Americans suffer from hoarding disorder (not recognized by the DSM-5).  Be on the cutting edge of learning why people compulsively steal, spend and hoard, why they often go hand-in-hand, and how to treat these baffling and under-treated disorders.

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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Jan
13
to Jan 20

Women in Leadership

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

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 Social Work

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


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Jan
14
9:00 AM09:00

Mindful Based Treatments for Anxiety-Based Addictions and Pain Management

Course Description:

Anxiety and Addiction are a confounding pair causing frustration and confusion for client and therapist alike.  Anxiety fuels addiction and addiction maintains anxiety. This workshop will focus on empirically based mindful approaches, including ACT: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, in treating both simultaneously.  ACT has been found to promote long term behavioral change and life engagement for individuals suffering with anxiety-based addictive disorders and is used in the VA as a primary treatment for substance addiction and anxiety disorders, including PTSD.  This workshop will also include two hours of pain management treatment using these same approaches.

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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Jan
16
8:00 AM08:00

Mindfullness for Professionals

Course Description:

This interactive session will explore the meaningful practice of mindfulness and mindfulness meditation for stress resilience and quality of life.  Tailored for professional social workers, this session will provide participants with an introduction to informal and formal mindfulness practices for immediate professional and personal use.

Course Link: http://www.gswsm.org

CE Value (credits): 1
CE Type: Standard

Sponsor Name:
Geriatric Social Workers of SE Michigan

Contact Information:
Cathy or Angelica
313-600--6175
mailto:cmitchell@storypoint.com


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Jan
16
11:45 AM11:45

Sensitives and Addiction

Course Description:

Many clinicians have noticed an increase of people with anxiety. And you may have also noticed that many individuals experience their world with heightened sensory awareness. This lunch and learn presentation will help you to understand Sensitives, to have a broader understanding of their experiences, to learn techniques to address it all, and to understand how it could potentially be a factor in alcohol and substance use, and treatment.

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

CE Value (credits): 1
CE Type: Standard

Course Sponsor:
Maplegrove Center

Contact Information:
Jessica Jacobs
248-788-3011
mailto:jjacobs5@hfhs.org

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Jan
17
8:00 AM08:00

Spiritual Care Conference: Discovering Personal Peace

  • Midland Evangelical Free Church (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Course Description:

About the Speaker:
Deborah Grassman is founder of Opus
Peace, a non-profit organization whose
mission is to provide education and training programs that respond to Soul Injury. A Nurse Practitioner, Deborah worked for the Department of Veterans Affairs Bay Pines VA Healthcare System for 30 years, directing the Hospice & Palliative Care program and caring for 10,000 dying veterans. She is a contributing author for three textbooks and has 22 published articles. Her books, Peace at Last: Stories of Hope and Healing for Veterans and The Hero Within: Redeeming the Destiny We were Born to Fulfill, reveal the lessons learned about attaining inner peace.

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

CE Value (credits): 6.5
CE Type: Standard

Mid Michigan Health

Contact Information:

800-999-3199
mailto:cheryl.berry@midmichigan.org

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Jan
17
9:00 AM09:00

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
18
9:00 AM09:00

Drug and Alcohol Problems in the Aging Population

Course Description:

With so much attention to the opioid epidemic on youth and families, little attention is given to the older adults.
 
This Program will explore issues unique to the aging population, such as:

·        How alcohol, medications, other drugs can impact an older person physically, emotionally, psychologically, and socially

·        The continuum from “no problems, to use that could cause risks, to hazardous use, to addiction. 

·        The negative impact of stigma, stereotyping, and shame

·        The positive impact of support, education, treatment, and recovery.

Learning Objectives:

1.            Participants will increase their knowledge of unique issues that arise when blending aging, alcohol use, medications, and other drugs.

2.            Participants will be able to identify personal and societal biases toward individuals who are aging and might have a major problem (often hidden) with alcohol and/or drugs. 

3.            Participants will learn that the aged can, and do, recover from alcohol and drug abuse/addiction; and thus, enjoy an improved quality of life. 

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
mariannemccauley@roseseniorliving.com


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Jan
19
8:45 AM08:45

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
20
2:00 PM14:00

The Infantile Erotic Countertransference and the Work of Renunciation

Course Description:

It is a highly problematic but known fact that every psychoanalytic institute has had instances of analysts who have sexually transgressed against patients. Sexual boundary violations are an unremitting problem: they injure our patients and traumatize our analytic communities draping many of us in shame, silence and fear. This paper joins the significant scholarship in this area to propose that we do not, as a field, pay enough attention to the force and intensity with which erotic countertransferences can seize the analyst, neither do we consider the infantile sexual roots of these clinical phenomena which are endemic to our clinical work and extraordinarily helpful when well analyzed. This makes open conversations about erotic feelings extraordinarily difficult and it is that which may open the door to sexual violations. This paper explores some of the obstacles in having these critical conversations and offers concrete suggestions as to how analytic communities can help create space for them.

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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Jan
25
9:00 AM09:00

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
9:00 AM09:00

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
9:00 AM09:00

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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Jan
26
9:00 AM09:00

Medical Marijuana – Ethics & Pain Management

Course Description:

Participants will be able to understand the benefits/risks of medical marijuana, define both healing and numbing factors in the use of medical marijuana, describe the ethical role of Social Workers and other professionals in addressing issues related to Medical Marijuana, demonstrate understanding of the ethics of Medical Marijuana in Substance Use Disorders Treatment, and increase their awareness of Medical Marijuana use in Pain Management versus alternative treatments.  This course is for all levels of those interested in enhancing their abilities in setting and maintaining boundaries and decision-making skills when addressing the ethical issues related to Medical Marijuana; Pain Management; and increasing their awareness and understanding of potential positive aspects of Medical Marijuana, as well as the potential dangers.

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

CE Value (credits): 7
CE Type: Ethics & Pain

Sponsor Name:
Core Learning, Inc.

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


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Jan
30
5:30 PM17:30

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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Feb
2
to Feb 4

EMDR Level I For Non-Profit & Public Agency Employees

  • GPS Guide to Personal Solutions (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Course Description:

This experiential training will familiarize participants with a broad spectrum of
EMDR applications sufficient for comfortable and efficient use with a wide range of patients and situations. Special attention will be given to the therapeutic needs of clients.

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

CE Value (credits): 20
CE Type: Standard

Sponsor Name:
GPS Guide to Personal Solutions

Contact Information:
Nicole Dingwell
517-599-1247
dingwell@guidetopersonalsolutions.com


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Feb
2
8:45 AM08:45

GRIEF AND TRAUMA: Exploring Elementary Age Youth and Their Needs

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

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
5
6:00 PM18:00

Foundation & Spirit of Motivational Interviewing

Course Description:

Motivational Interviewing is “a client-centered, directive method for enhancing intrinsic motivation to change by exploring and resolving ambivalence”, (Motivational Interviewing: Preparing People For Change.  2nd Edition.  Miller, William R. & Rollinick, Stephen.  The Guilford Press 2002, NY, NY). But what does that really mean?

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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Feb
9
8:45 AM08:45

Yoga: A Therapeutic Tool

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

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
9
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.

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

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

Sponsor Name:
Core Learning, Inc.

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


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Feb
11
9:00 AM09:00

A Mindful Approach to Ethics and Pain Management

Course Description:

Is knowledge of ethics enough?  We can diligently access information on ethics, yet at times struggle to follow an ethical path.  Psychological Flexibility has been shown to promote value based behavior.  This workshop will focus on the ethics code, and common dilemmas that can unfold, from a psychological flexibility perspective.  It will also include tools for the practitioner to utilize, including mindfulness. Two hours of pain management will also be included.  

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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Feb
13
to Feb 14

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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Feb
15
8:00 AM08:00

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
8:00 AM08:00

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
9:00 AM09:00

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
18
9:00 AM09:00

ADHD & Adults

Course Description:

Our understanding of ADHD has matured and evolved over the last few decades, as has the population being treated for it.  This training will cover not only the diagnostic criteria and available treatments, but also how ADHD presents differently as we age and the effect it has on all aspects of our lives.  We will also explore how ADHD and addiction interact, and other co-occuring diagnoses.

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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Feb
20
8:30 AM08:30

Brain Health: Mood, Metabolism, & Cognition

Course Description:

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.

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

Sponsor:
INR Seminars

Contact Information:
INR Customer Service
800-937-6878


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Feb
20
9:00 AM09:00

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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Feb
20
11:45 AM11:45

Bridging the Gap between Addiction and Recovery

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

Course Description:

In this talk the instructor will be offering a solution to the hole in the process of people leaving treatment/jail and returning to real life.  Addicts/Alcoholics need to learn new behaviors and develop new coping skills that will better equip them for life. They will also be discussing the windshield vs rearview mirror, looking forward instead of backwards.  Also, seeking our purpose in life and not believing the lies. Lastly how a Recovery Coach can assist in all these areas.

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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Feb
22
8:00 AM08:00

A Silent Crisis:Creating Safe Schools for LGBTQ Students

Course Description:

This workshop is designed to help educators, school personnel, policy makers, mental health professionals, and community-based organizations understand, assess, and improve school/agency safety and climate for all youth, especially those who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or questioning. The companion piece for the training, the A Silent Crisis: Creating Safe Schools for LGBTQ Students resource guide, is available at http://www.safeschoolslgbtq.org

 

Course Link:
http://www.michigan.gov/mde
CE Value (credits): 7.5
CE Type: Standard

Sponsor:
Mich. Dept. of Education School Health
and Safety Program

Contact Information:
Christina Holmes

mailto:cholmes@eatonresa.org


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Feb
22
12:00 PM12:00

Promoting Posttraumatic Growth in Psychotherapy

Course Description:

 

As psychotherapists, we are well aware of the long-term sequelae of trauma exposure. It is possible to feel helpless when working with trauma survivors, even after we've used all of the tools and skills available to us. One emerging area in the field is that of posttraumatic growth. Research supports that posttraumatic growth is positively
correlated with stress experienced during the traumatic event, meaning that the events that challenge us the most really can and do lead to positive outcomes. Drawing from our current literature, this workshop will describe specific ways psychotherapists can help promote growth in their clients. Topics covered include compassion, spirituality, social connection, and meaning-making.

Course Link:
www.ssw.umich.edu/r/CE-catalog

CE Value (credits): 2
CE Type: Standard

University of Michigan School of SW

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

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Feb
23
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, Ethics, Pain

Sponsor Name:
Core Learning, Inc.

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


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Feb
25
9:00 AM09:00

Ethical Issues for the SUD Recovering Therapist and other Recovery Issues

Course Description:

Participants will increase their understanding of healthy recovery, increase recognition of ‘reasons’ for entering the field of mental health/social work and SUD disorders and other recovery issues, facilitate their ability to recognize what is helpful versus harmful in the professional relationship in recovery, increase their awareness of who is being served in self-disclosure, increase their awareness of the benefits to self and Client for self-care of the Social Worker/Clinician, and have opportunities for discussing topics in small groups.  We are always in need of reevaluating our boundaries and ethical considerations in our work with Clients.  This seminar will help us focus our awareness on why we’re in the field, and are we truly growing and improving with experience.

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

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

Sponsor Name:
Core Learning, Inc.

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


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Mar
3
2:00 PM14:00

Shamed if you do, Shamed if you don’t: Clinical Encounters with Social Class

  • Depression Center Auditorium Rachel Upjohn Bldg (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Course Description:

After attending this presentation:  

  1. Analysts and therapists will be better able to identify the ways in which their own and the patients' social class influence the treatment relationship.
  2. Therapists and analysts will be better able to identify the role of social class in the psychic life of their patients and how social class influences patients' opportunities, decisions, and self image.

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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Mar
8
8:00 AM08:00

A Silent Crisis: Creating Safe Schools for LGBTQ Students

Course Description:

This workshop is designed to help educators, school personnel, policy makers, mental health professionals, and community-based organizations understand, assess, and improve school/agency safety and climate for all youth, especially those who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or questioning. The companion piece for the training, the A Silent Crisis: Creating Safe Schools for LGBTQ Students resource guide, is available at http://www.safeschoolslgbtq.org

 

Course Link:
http://www.michigan.gov/mde
CE Value (credits): 7.5
CE Type: Standard

Sponsor:
Mich. Dept. of Education School Health
and Safety Program

Contact Information:
Mary Beno
517-540-6838
mailto:marybeno@livingstonesa.org


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Mar
9
9:00 AM09:00

Human Trafficking for Social Workers and Service Providers

Course Description:

In this workshop, social workers and other service providers will gain an understanding what human trafficking is and how they can help victims of human trafficking that they encounter in their field of practice, with a particular emphasis on healthcare settings. We will explore the root causes of human trafficking, and our role in perpetuating and combating the underlying
causes. We will take a critical perspective on what it means to help a victim of trafficking, as well-intentioned interventions can unwittingly cause the individual's arrest or deportation. Further, we will examine guiding principles for successful
engagement with this population, including trauma-informed care, cultural awareness, and harm reduction. Finally, we will hear about local resources that providers can use if they suspect a client is a victim of human trafficking.

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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Mar
9
9:00 AM09:00

Everyday Ethics: How We Develop Our Ethics, Teach Them to Our Kids, and Use Them in Our Social Work Practice

Course Description:

This course will help make ethics more fun and simple.  It's not enough just to be a caring social worker or to believe you're a basically honest person.  Ethics help inform our individual and collective mission as social workers and help keep us from losing our licenses, reputations, and inadvertently hurting those we serve.  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.  The presenter will also explore the topics of honesty and integrity, disturbing trends among our youth and society - lying, cheating and stealing; how bad these problems are and if we are a part of it in the way we model our honesty or confront dishonesty in our parenting and in our own behaviors.

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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Mar
11
9:00 AM09:00

CBT in Transition: The Evolution of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Course Description:

Since its inception, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) has both revolutionized and dominated the fields of mental health and substance abuse treatment over the past 40 years. Empirically based, solution focused, and highly effective, CBT has continually evolved, more recently incorporating mindfulness, values, compassion. Join us for a journey through the CBT landscape, exploring its twists, turns and innovations….DBT, ACT, CFT, and more!

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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Mar
16
8:45 AM08:45

Through Their Lenses: Where Do You Stand in Unaccompanied Minors’ Negotiating Of Identity?

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

Course Description:

Global refugee crisis ripples through almost every corner of social work practice nationally and locally. Unaccompanied refugee minors (URMs) represent one of the most vulnerable and resilient refugee groups. They are an elevated risk of psychopathology and lower service engagement compared to adult refugees as well as refugee children accompanied by their family. Focusing on strengths and resilience of URMs, you will undergo a journey to unravel major themes in their negotiating identity formation and development in an alien land. Through this training, you will also practice different intervention models to address URMs’ developmental needs. Particular attention will be given to URMs-centered digital-enhanced interventions which URMs can be supported in her or his actively navigating in identity

 

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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Mar
16
to Mar 23

Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy and Exposure and Response Prevention for Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and OCD Related Disorders

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

Course Description:

This course will include a comprehensive review of cognitive-behavioral therapy and exposure and response prevention
treatment for OCD and OC related disorders. Exposure therapy, cognitive skills and assessment techniques will be reviewed and practiced in an interactive format. Live CBT/ERP interventions and video case examples will be presented throughout the course. Training in intervention related homework related exercises and techniques for enhancing adherence to outside of session exercises will also be an integral part of the course.

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
19
6:00 PM18:00

MI: Motivation, Change and Communication

Course Description:

Motivational Interviewing is all about the relationship between an individual’s motivation and subsequent readiness and confidence in going through with that change.  Understanding how we communicate is crucial. 

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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Mar
22
8:00 AM08:00

A Silent Crisis:Creating Safe Schools for LGBTQ Students

Course Description:

This workshop is designed to help educators, school personnel, policy makers, mental health professionals, and community-based organizations understand, assess, and improve school/agency safety and climate for all youth, especially those who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or questioning. The companion piece for the training, the A Silent Crisis: Creating Safe Schools for LGBTQ Students resource guide, is available at http://www.safeschoolslgbtq.org

 

Course Link:
http://www.michigan.gov/mde
CE Value (credits): 7.5
CE Type: Standard

Sponsor:
Mich. Dept. of Education School Health
and Safety Program

Contact Information:
Janelle Buchler

mailto:janelle.buchler@jcisd.org


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Mar
23
8:45 AM08:45

Holistic Pain Management

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

Course Description:

This workshop will explore the Physical, Spiritual/Energetic, Intellectual, Emotional, and Social/Relational components of well-being and examine how they are interconnected to one’s health and pain management.

 

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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Mar
25
9:00 AM09:00

Medical Marijuana – Ethics & Pain Management

Course Description:

Participants will be able to understand the benefits/risks of medical marijuana, define both healing and numbing factors in the use of medical marijuana, describe the ethical role of Social Workers and other professionals in addressing issues related to Medical Marijuana, demonstrate understanding of the ethics of Medical Marijuana in Substance Use Disorders Treatment, and increase their awareness of Medical Marijuana use in Pain Management versus alternative treatments.  This course is for all levels of those interested in enhancing their abilities in setting and maintaining boundaries and decision-making skills when addressing the ethical issues related to Medical Marijuana; Pain Management; and increasing their awareness and understanding of potential positive aspects of Medical Marijuana, as well as the potential dangers.

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

CE Value (credits): 7
CE Type: Ethics & Pain

Sponsor Name:
Core Learning, Inc.

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


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Apr
6
to Apr 14

Social Work and Sport

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

Course Description:

A growing body of research documents the positive health and mental health benefits of participating in organized sports and recreation. While much of the current research is focused on youth participation in sports, there is also evidence of how participation in sports can benefit people across the life span and from different ethnic and socioeconomic groups. This
workshop will examine how social work values, concepts, and interventions on both the micro and macro levels can enhance sport activities. Specific strategies such as strength-based coaching, team-building, conflict resolution, family collaboration,
diversity training, community engagement, advocacy and policy development will be discussed. Model interdisciplinary programs that serve at-risk youth, older adults, individuals with disabilities and other special populations will be highlighted.

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
7
9:00 AM09:00

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

Course Description:

2nd date of the training will take place on April 14th.  

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 youth from a solution-focused lens. These risk factors include a 40 percent rate of attempted suicide, increased incidence of homelessness, school bullying and harassment, increased vulnerability to hate crimes (including assault, sexual assault and murder). Family relationship dynamics, along with strategies to increase family support, will be explored with an emphasis on increasing parental capacity to support the transgender youth. Family acceptance is a protective factor that is associated with a decrease in transgender youth homeless
and a decline in the frequency and severity of mental health issues and an increase in overall wellness. Strategies to support and build upon family and school connectedness will be examined in this mini course.
This mini course will also examine be the specific concerns that apply to transgender children younger than age 13.

Course Link:
www.ssw.umich.edu/r/CE-catalog

CE Value (credits): 14
CE Type: Standard

University of Michigan School of SW

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

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Apr
9
6:00 PM18:00

MI: Moving through stages of change

Course Description:

An old social work/counseling axiom is ‘to meet the client where they are’, and Stages of Change provides language and guidelines for doing so. MI uses the Stages of Change to understand the process of change and the role of ambivalence within that process.

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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Apr
11
9:00 AM09:00

The Basics of Social Security Disability and Supplemental Security Income

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

Course Description:

An overview of the two programs, under the Social Security Act that provide benefits to the seriously disabled. The
differences between Social Security Disability (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI). How to apply, when to apply, where to apply. A description on how the application on disability is handled through the administrative level,
including the hearing process and procedures.

 

Course Link:
http://www.sshelpcenter.com/events/

CE Value (credits): 3
CE Type: Standard

Sponsor Name:
Social Security Counseling Center

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


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Apr
13
9:00 AM09:00

Mindfulness-Based Yoga – it’s role in the integrated Treatment of Eating Disorders and other Co-occurring Disorders, including Substance Use Disorders

Course Description:

 Body centered therapies, such as Yoga, has gained momentum in the therapeutic community. Yoga is widely used in eating disorders and co-occurring disorders treatment, including substance use, in a variety of settings. Integrated treatment of eating disorders and substance use can be highly effective, using Yoga as an adjunct with traditional treatment modalities. Summary of eating disorders and their occurring disorders will be presented along with a comprehensive presentation of evidence-based Yoga therapy.

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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Apr
17
to Apr 18

34th Annual Developmental Disabilities Conference

  • Kelloff Hotel & Conference Center ajt MSU (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Course Description:

Social workers (Case Managers, Support Coordinators, Intake Workers, Hospital Discharge Planners, etc) often are the guiding role in helping people with developmental disabilities navigate the system and plan for their futures.  This conference is focused on issues related to healthcare, social, community, and educational services which are of critical importance to the future of persons with developmental disabilities.  Social workers will receive an overview of issues related to the spectrum of services currently available as well as strategies for enhancing these services.  Social workers will benefit from the sessions focused on practical application of concepts, ethical issues, attitudes and opportunities for people with developmental disabilities to achieve their optimal potential related to community participation, healthcare, employment, volunteerism, independence, etc.  It is essential that we work hard to maintain our conscientious guard against going the wrong direction with regards to supporting people with disabilities.  Social workers will benefit greatly from learning more about how they personally can have a positive impact on the future of service delivery for ALL people in need of support. 

Course Link:
 
http://www.med.wmich.edu

CE Value (credits): 11
CE Type: Standard

Sponsor Name:
Western Michigan University 

Contact Information:
Courtney Puffer
269-337-4305
sappel@corelearninginc.com


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Apr
17
8:00 AM08:00

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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Apr
17
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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Apr
20
8:45 AM08:45

Ethics from a Multidisciplinary Perspective

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

Course Description:

The Social Work Code of Ethics can guide our work with clients on all levels, but as Social Workers, we often collaborate and work with other professions. How do we handle Ethical Dilemmas with other professions when working with the same client, group, community or organization? This training will start with a view of the Social Work Code of Ethics, Ethics on a Micro, Mezzo and Macro level, and then explore the dilemmas that can arise on multidisciplinary teams and discuss ways to grow and learn as social workers through the process.

 

 

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

CE Value (credits): 5
CE Type: Ethics

Grand Valley State University

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

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Apr
20
9:00 AM09:00

Addictions and Recovery Throughout the Ages

Course Description:

History Geeks?  This is the training you've been waiting for!  We will be exploring through history, Archeology, literature, etc. how we have used and abused alcohol and other mind-altering substances since mankind began.  We will also address the historical context for how we think of addiction, work to prevent it and eventually treat it.

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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Apr
26
8:00 AM08:00

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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Apr
29
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): 6
CE Type: Standard, Ethics, Pain

Sponsor Name:
Core Learning, Inc.

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


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May
4
11:45 AM11:45

The Opioid Epidemic in America and at Home: National and Local Trends for Opioid Abuse/Addiction

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

Course Description:

This workshop will explore the epidemiology of opioid abuse. Training will present the history as well as current concerns regarding opioid abuse at a national and state level. Additionally, presenter will explore the evolution from prescription to illicit opiate abuse as a changing trend.

 

 

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

CE Value (credits): 1.5
CE Type: Standard

Grand Valley State University

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

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May
7
8:00 AM08:00

A Silent Crisis:Creating Safe Schools for LGBTQ Students

Course Description:

This workshop is designed to help educators, school personnel, policy makers, mental health professionals, and community-based organizations understand, assess, and improve school/agency safety and climate for all youth, especially those who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or questioning. The companion piece for the training, the A Silent Crisis: Creating Safe Schools for LGBTQ Students resource guide, is available at http://www.safeschoolslgbtq.org

 

Course Link:
http://www.michigan.gov/mde
CE Value (credits): 7.5
CE Type: Standard

Sponsor:
Mich. Dept. of Education School Health
and Safety Program

Contact Information:
Marshall Collins
231-922-6377
mailto:mcollins@tbaisd.org


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May
11
9:00 AM09:00

Psychopharmacology for Social Workers

Course Description:

This course has a clinical focus and practical orientation; therefore, we will examine basic  neuropsychopharmacology,
neurotransmitter systems, drug metabolism (i.e, absorption, distribution, metabolism, excretion), and the pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of psychotropic medications to only a limited degree. Our emphasis will be primarily on understanding the physiological actions, therapeutic effects, and potential toxicities associated with prescribed pharmacotherapies for major
classes of mental disorders affecting youth, adults, and the elderly along with other special populations. Lastly, we will discuss ethical and legal issues, the social workers role in collaboration and communication with prescribing doctors and nurses.

Course Link:
http://www.ssw.umich.edu/r/CE-catalog
CE Value (credits): 6
CE Type: Standard, Ethics

Sponsor:
University of Michigan School of SW

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


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May
11
11:45 AM11:45

The Opioid Epidemic in America and at Home: Treatment Options for Opioid Use Disorder

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

Course Description:

This workshop will explore present day medical treatment options for opioid abuse. Presenter will address the use of Methadone, Suboxone, and Vivitrol in medication assisted treatment programs (MATP), as well as highlight the importance of treatment patient matching.

 

 

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

CE Value (credits): 1.5
CE Type: Standard

Grand Valley State University

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

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May
11
11:45 AM11:45

The Opioid Epidemic in America and at Home: Life After Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder

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

Course Description:

 

This workshop will offer discussion on both short-term and long-term prognosis for opioid abuse. Presenter will highlight the role of aftercare planning – including coordination of care and use of medications, social supports, as well as employment, as a means of reducing recidivism.

 

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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May
22
8:00 AM08:00

A Silent Crisis:Creating Safe Schools for LGBTQ Students

Course Description:

This workshop is designed to help educators, school personnel, policy makers, mental health professionals, and community-based organizations understand, assess, and improve school/agency safety and climate for all youth, especially those who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or questioning. The companion piece for the training, the A Silent Crisis: Creating Safe Schools for LGBTQ Students resource guide, is available at http://www.safeschoolslgbtq.org

 

Course Link:
http://www.michigan.gov/mde
CE Value (credits): 7.5
CE Type: Standard

Sponsor:
Mich. Dept. of Education School Health
and Safety Program

Contact Information:
Julie Mushing
616-301-8847
mailto:juliemushing@kentisd.org


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May
22
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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Jun
1
8:45 AM08:45

Recovery 101: How to Support Clients in Early Recovery

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

Course Description:

This workshop provides information for clinicians on basic coping mechanisms to help clients in early recovery, such as HALT, Cue Reactivity triggers and how they affect the brain, how to manage recovery during social events, and information on how to prepare clients to be their own best advocates throughout their recovery. The presentation will weave in the ABC's of CBT, Stages of Change, and 12 Steps as aids to helping clients understand the need for an action plan to influence thoughts/beliefs/experiences. Long-term maintenance depends on living a balanced life, which includes physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual health. Key ingredients are healthy diet, adequate sleep, exercise, and meditation/prayer/relaxation/social time. Each of these areas will be discussed at length and will include information on Mindfulness and Forgiveness as tools of recovery.

 

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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Jun
4
to Jun 27

Certificate in Mixed Methods Research

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

Course Description:

Part 1: This program area will welcome participants to the MMR CE program and introduce mixed methods research to them. Research ethics and values are important for the responsible conduct of research and so in the components of this program area, participants will learn about the nature of research ethics as it pertains to macro social work and other applied professions. We will begin with a history of research ethics with topics ranging from the Nuremberg Code and the Belmont Report, to the U.S. Public Health Service syphilis study carried out in Tuskegee, Alabama. Next, we will briefly cover theoretical frameworks and the advantages of using theory for mixed methods research and practice in social work. Participants will be challenged to view the research process through a culturally sensitive lens. Finally, participants will have an opportunity to think about the implications for how the research we conduct with under-served and underrepresented groups influences what we learn from these groups.
Part 2: This program area will cover the basics for how to design a mixed methods research study. We will begin by discussing how to develop research questions, then we will cover mixed methods language and notation, and then we will discuss choosing a mixed methods design. The research question is one of the most important aspects of any research project.

Course Link:
http://www.ssw.umich.edu/r/CE-catalog
CE Value (credits): 30
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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Jun
6
8:00 AM08:00

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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Jun
7
8:00 AM08:00

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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Jun
15
12:45 PM12:45

What is the Mental Health Medical Criteria for Impatient Hospitalization and Crisis Residential Units?

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

Course Description:

In this session, you will learn guidelines in determining when to admit adults and children to a Crisis Residential Unit and Inpatient Hospitalization. You will be able to identify what medical criteria must be met for a patient to remain at a Crisis Residential Unit, or Inpatient Hospitalization. You will understand what appropriate discharge planning and coordination of care needs to be completed prior to an individual discharging safely from a Crisis Residential Unit or Inpatient Hospitalization. We will discuss the impact of substance use disorders on psychiatric hospital admissions, as well as continued stay in a community inpatient setting. Lastly, you will gain improved knowledge and understanding of the Michigan Medicaid Provider Manual related to Crisis Residential Unit and Inpatient Hospitalizations for persons served who are diagnosed with mental illness, dual diagnoses, and co-occurring disorders.

 

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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Jun
19
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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Jun
22
8:45 AM08:45

Navigating Higher Education for Youth Exiting Foster Care or Adopted from Foster Care

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

Course Description:

This training will assist and guide child welfare staff in identifying resources for youth who are currently in foster care or who were adopted from foster care, for higher education.  This training will also help to identify financial resources for higher education.

 

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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Jul
26
9:00 AM09:00

CBT Fundamentals

Course Description:

This introductory CBT training uses practical examples designed to assist participants in utilizing CBT in their social work practice. The Course covers 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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Dec
12
5:30 PM17:30

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
12
1:00 PM13:00

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
8:00 AM08:00

A Silent Crisis:Creating Safe Schools for LGBTQ Students

Course Description:

This workshop is designed to help educators, school personnel, policy makers, mental health professionals, and community-based organizations understand, assess, and improve school/agency safety and climate for all youth, especially those who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or questioning. The companion piece for the training, the A Silent Crisis: Creating Safe Schools for LGBTQ Students resource guide, is available at http://www.safeschoolslgbtq.org

 

Course Link:
http://www.michigan.gov/mde
CE Value (credits): 7.5
CE Type: Standard

Sponsor:
Mich. Dept. of Education School Health
and Safety Program

Contact Information:
Tom Richardson
269-330-2616
mailto:trichardson@vbisd.org
 


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Dec
11
to Dec 12

Crisis Planning and Intervention: NAPPI (Non-Abusive Psychological and Physical Intervention)

  • Training & Treatment Innovations, Inc. (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Course Description:

This course focuses on the development of Crisis Planning and Intervention skills for human service professionals working with individuals who have diagnosis of psychiatric disability and/or substance abuse.  Social Workers, Psychologists, Outreach Workers, Case Managers, Support Staff, and many others will benefit from learning proven skills in methods of assessment, prevention, and managing potentially dangerous situations.  Strong emphasis is placed on helping individuals, through relationship-building and mutual trust, to build “greener lives”. The unique integration of highly effective assessment and prevention skills with physical staff safety skills (NOT restraint skills) makes this training course exciting and demanding.  This is an active, dynamic, and very practice-oriented training using the nationally recognized NAPPI curriculum. 

Course Link:
http://www.ttiinc.org
CE Value (credits): 12
CE Type: Standard

Sponsor:
Training and Treatment Innovations, Inc.

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


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Dec
9
1:00 PM13:00

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
9
10:00 AM10:00

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
8
9:00 AM09:00

Substance Abuse: Upgrading Skills and Supporting Families

  • Eastern Michigan University-Livonia (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Course Description:

Refresh and sharpen your substance uses assessment skills and learn to provide support to families in a non-threatening way.

Course Link: 
http://www.emich.edu/socialworkce

CE Value (credits): 3
CE Type: Standard

Sponsor Name:
Eastern Michigan University

Contact Information:
Elena O'Connor
734-487-4926
eoconnor@emich.edu


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Dec
8
8:30 AM08:30

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
8
8:30 AM08:30

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
8:00 AM08:00

4th Annual Jackson County Drug Summit

Course Description:

.The 4th Annual Jackson County Drug Summit is a day to reflect on the impact of substance use in Jackson County. The day will include presentations from local law enforcement, healthcare providers and the prevention, treatment and recovery communities. Information presented will include the 2017 Data Report which reports drug related data in the county, law enforcements perspective, signs and symptoms of substance use, refusal skills and information from the medical examiner’s office.

 

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

CE Value (credits): 6
CE Type: Standard

Course Sponsor:
Henry Ford Health System

Contact Information:
Cierra Sowle
517-788-4283
csowle@co.jackson.mi.us

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Dec
8
8:00 AM08:00

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
7
1:00 PM13:00

Conflict Management in Special Education

Course Description:

When planning for children with special needs, it is crucial that IEP team meetings go well. This highly interactive workshop is designed to impart skills that help the IEP team effectively manage conflict prior to, during, and after IEP meetings. By the end of this training participants will be able to: • Identify the various conflict management styles and how they can be used in dealing with conflict. • Interpret nonverbal communication effectively to understand the messages being conveyed. • Listen effectively using the five critical active-listening skills. • Use effective questioning to help clarify, identify issues and provide new insight or meanings. • Identify which phrases or words can cause a negative reaction and which phrases or words can create a positive reaction. • Apply preventative strategies that can alleviate issues that arise during the IEP meeting.

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

CE Value (credits): 4
CE Type: Standard

Sponsor Name:
Core Learning, Inc.

Contact Information:
Megan Dennis x210
248-338-4280
mdennis@mediation-omc.org


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Dec
7
12:00 PM12:00

Using Evidence Based Guidelines to Screen for Diabetic Kidney Disease

Course Description:

This one hour presentation will focus on awareness of CKD and DKD is lacking in patients and providers, yet early diagnosis can slow and possibly prevent progression to renal failure.  

 

Course Link:
http://www.mcrh.msu.edu

CE Value (credits): 1
CE Type: Standard, Live Webinar

Course Sponsor:

Michigan Center for Rural Health

Contact:
Broadcast live from MSU Arts & Sciences

Marc Maldaver
517-355-7979
mailto:mcrhaa@hc.msu.edu


 

 

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Dec
6
2:00 PM14:00

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
6
12:00 PM12:00

Aging with Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities (I/DD)

Course Description:

This one hour presentation will focus on intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) related to older adults and understand the basics of aging in the I/DD population.

 

Course Link:
http://www.mcrh.msu.edu

CE Value (credits): 1
CE Type: Standard, Live Webinar

Course Sponsor:

Michigan Center for Rural Health

Contact:
Broadcast live from MSU Arts & Sciences

Marc Maldaver
517-355-7979
mailto:mcrhaa@hc.msu.edu


 

 

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Dec
6
8:30 AM08:30

Bridges out of Poverty Summit

This workshop will:

•          Increase understanding of the patterns in poverty and how you can adjust your communication, programs and services to more effectively help those with limited resources.

•          Make the shift from bringing resources to individuals to helping people build resources to get out of poverty.

•          Learn and discuss how all the sectors of the community need to come together to make an impact on poverty and create a thriving community.

 

 

Course Link:
http://www.mcrh.msu.edu

CE Value (credits): 2
CE Type: Standard

Michigan Center for Rural Health

Contact Information

Laura Janks
989-479-0346
hbcommunityconnectionspc@outlook.com

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Dec
5
1:00 PM13:00

Nice is Not Enough: Interrupting Systemic Bias in your Practice

Course Description:

For NASW Specialty Practice Members only.

This webinar is designed to critically reflect on systemic racism and our power to interrupt it, along with racial bias in clinical work, and give participants some resources and tools to create a more inclusive social work practice. 

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

CE Value (credits): 1
CE Type: Standard

Sponsor Name: NASW
Contact Information:
Rochelle Wilder
202-336-8369
rwilder.nasw@socialworkers.org


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Dec
5
12:00 PM12:00

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
5
12:00 PM12:00

Advance Care Planning

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

Course Description:

 

Advance Care Planning is important for patients to be informed and aware of their condition, proposed treatment and the nature of the decisions before them. It is important that the patient understands the options and the risks/benefits of all proposed choices, including the option to forego treatment. Social Workers can help their patients weigh the options, exhibit a logical decision process, and help them arrive at a cogent decision.

 

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
2
2:00 PM14:00

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
1
9:00 AM09:00

Basic Conflict Resolution Workshop

 

This highly interactive one-day training is specifically designed to equip individuals with the necessary skills to communicate and manage conflict effectively. This training is ideal for any adult in the school, business or community sector looking to enhance their communication and conflict management skills.

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