Feb
20
8:30 AM08:30

Mindfulness for Mental Health Workers and Special Ed Teachers

Course Description:

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

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

 

 

 

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

CE Value (credits): 6
CE Type: Standard

Course Sponsor:

Oakland University

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

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Feb
20
9:00 AM09:00

The Relationship Between Substance Abuse/Addictions and Adults who Were Sexually Abused as Children

Course Description:

This course will address how to help clients recognize and define sexual abuse; assessment techniques that help determine if sexual abuse occurred; substance abuse and other addictions as a coping strategy; some strategies for the management of memories; assisting in healing related relationship issues; and treatment/recovery.

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

CE Value (credits): 6.0
CE Type: Standard

Sponsor Name:
Core Learning, Inc.

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


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Feb
21
9:00 AM09:00

Disabilities and the Criminal Justice System: Solution-Focused Practice

Course Description:

We often meet adolescents whose anger comes out of nowhere and who cannot identify the cause. Learn to identify trauma reactive anger in adolescents and effective treatment modalities.

CE Value (credits): 6
CE Type: Standard

Sponsor Name:
Eastern Michigan University

Contact Information:
Julie Newland
734-487-4926
mailto:jnewland@emich.edu


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Feb
22
9:00 AM09:00

Avoiding Burnout-Coping with Compassion Fatigue and Secondary Traumatic Stress

  • St. John Macomb Hospital Audtitorium (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Course Description:

The very act of providing empathy in the clinical setting can result in burnout, to say nothing of hearing clients' traumatic material and juggling the personal challenges in therapist’s own lives. This presentation defines compassion, burnout, compassion fatigue, and secondary traumatic stress and includes a self-assessment to gauge how participants are coping in these areas.  Participants will learn the ways to boost their sense of competence and prevent the impairment that can arise from burnout.

1. Participants will gain knowledge of compassion, burnout, compassion fatigue, and secondary traumatic stress.

2. Participants will gain knowledge of their own levels of burnout, compassion fatigue, and secondary traumatic stress through self-assessment tools and processes.

3. Participants will gain knowledge and skills as to how to increase their sense of competence and prevent the impairment that can arise from burnout.

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

CE Value (credits): 3
CE Type: Standard

Sponsor:

St. John Macomb Hospital Auditorium
 

Contact Information:
Jennifer Tucker
586-753-0400
jennifer.tucker@stjohn.org

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Feb
22
9:00 AM09:00

Clinical Issues in Working with LGBTQ Populations

Course Description:

  This 6 hr. training will present some of the more recent research concerning mental health and addiction issues within the LGBTQ communities, what are contributing factors and suggested treatment implications.  

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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Feb
22
9:00 AM09:00

Motivational Interviewing Part 3

Course Description:

Part 3—Building Motivation to Change—we will cover the major hurdles to change; specifically the role of ambivalence and fear in the change process.  We will also look at traditional roadblocks that clinicians often have that prevent us from hearing our clients well.

  

Course Link: http://www.wedgwood.org

CE Value (credits): 2
CE Type: Standard

Sponsor Name:
Wedgwood Christian Services

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


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Feb
22
10:00 AM10:00

Substance Use in Older Adults

Course Description:

Approximately 75 million Americans make up the baby boom generation; as these individuals age, the number of Americans over age 65 will increase by 73% between 2010 and 2030. This workshop will use national, state, and regional data to explore the prevalence of substance use among this rapidly growing segment of the population and the corresponding need for appropriate treatment services and supports. This workshop will also provide an overview of the unique treatment needs and preferences of older adults as well as common barriers that often prevent these individuals from seeking and engaging in treatment. The workshop will conclude with a review of current evidence based best practices for the prevention, early-intervention, and treatment of substance use disorders in older adults.

Price: $49.00

Course Link:
http://www.socialwork.msu.edu/ceu
CE Value (credits): 2
CE Type: Standard

Sponsor:
Michigan State School of SW

Contact Information:
Ryan Hasselback
517-353-3060
swkce@msu.edu


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Feb
22
10:00 AM10:00

The Importance of Assessing Personality Disorders Among Disordered Gamblers

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

Course Description:

 This workshop will focus on types of Personality Disorders that are most prone to develop a gambling addiction and the best ways to treat them.

Course Link: http://www.hmsanet.com

CE Value (credits): 2
CE Type: Standard, Live Webinar

Sponsor Name:
Health Management Systems of America

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


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Feb
24
9:00 AM09:00

Uppers, Downers, Inners, Outers: AOD 101 – A primer on alcohol and other drugs that are commonly abused

Course Description:

This workshop will identify the major classifications of used and abused drugs, how they enter the body, affect the brain and body and tips on how to determine if there is abuse, intoxication or withdrawal.  Diagnosis and screening tips as well as treatment recommendations will also be presented.

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
26
8:30 AM08:30

The Science of Fat and Sugar: Appetite, Eating Disorders & the Reward System

Course Description:

The seminar “The Science of Fat and Sugar” concentrates on the recent advances in the field of nutrition science and the applicable guidance for health care professionals. As stated in a recent authoritative review

(DiMaria-Ghalili et al.,2014) “nutrition is a critical component of acute and chronic disease management, as well as health and wellness across the health care professions, each profession must reevaluate its

individual nutrition-related professional competencies before the establishment of meaningful interprofessional collaborative nutrition competencies.”

It is important to emphasize that the scope of practice of health care professionals includes not only curative and palliative care but also health promotion, disease prevention, and coordination of care.

There are numerous important discoveries and observed phenomena that are relevant to social workers, case managers, psychologists, nutritionists, and nutritional counselors.One of the important changes in the

current 5th edition of DSM is the inclusion of new entities in the chapter on Feeding and Eating Disorders: especially the avoidant/restrictive food intake disorder. Given the popularity of restrictive diets among the

general population of the USA, and an even higher occurrence of restrictive dieting in the overweight/obese categories, it would be highly desirable that providers of nursing home, assisted living, nursing,

psychosocial and counseling care were able to supply scientifically sound information, including that on low-fat and low-carbohydrate type diets. This will allow for better rapport with the patient, better diagnostic

approaches in regard of the cited and other feeding and eating disorders and provide avenues for personalized care and treatment of such patients (Willis, 2015).

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

Sponsor:
INR Seminars

Contact Information:
INR Customer Service
877-246-6336


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Feb
26
9:00 AM09:00

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

Course Description:

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

 

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

CE Value (credits): 6
CE Type: Standard

Sponsor Name:
Core Learning, Inc.

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


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Feb
26
9:00 AM09:00

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

Course Description:

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

 

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

CE Value (credits): 6
CE Type: Standard

Sponsor Name:
Core Learning, Inc.

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


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Feb
27
8:30 AM08:30

The Science of Fat and Sugar: Appetite, Eating Disorders & the Reward System

Course Description:

The seminar “The Science of Fat and Sugar” concentrates on the recent advances in the field of nutrition science and the applicable guidance for health care professionals. As stated in a recent authoritative review

(DiMaria-Ghalili et al.,2014) “nutrition is a critical component of acute and chronic disease management, as well as health and wellness across the health care professions, each profession must reevaluate its

individual nutrition-related professional competencies before the establishment of meaningful interprofessional collaborative nutrition competencies.”

It is important to emphasize that the scope of practice of health care professionals includes not only curative and palliative care but also health promotion, disease prevention, and coordination of care.

There are numerous important discoveries and observed phenomena that are relevant to social workers, case managers, psychologists, nutritionists, and nutritional counselors.One of the important changes in the

current 5th edition of DSM is the inclusion of new entities in the chapter on Feeding and Eating Disorders: especially the avoidant/restrictive food intake disorder. Given the popularity of restrictive diets among the

general population of the USA, and an even higher occurrence of restrictive dieting in the overweight/obese categories, it would be highly desirable that providers of nursing home, assisted living, nursing,

psychosocial and counseling care were able to supply scientifically sound information, including that on low-fat and low-carbohydrate type diets. This will allow for better rapport with the patient, better diagnostic

approaches in regard of the cited and other feeding and eating disorders and provide avenues for personalized care and treatment of such patients (Willis, 2015).

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

Sponsor:
INR Seminars

Contact Information:
INR Customer Service
877-246-6336


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Feb
27
8:45 AM08:45

Pain and Pain Management

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

Course Description:

As we grow older and live longer, many of us may live with a chronic illness, and perhaps more than one chronic illness. Chronic illness diagnoses come with physical, emotional and social pain. Treatments for pain are many, including medical treatments and psychological and social interventions. Social workers will interact with people in pain and must be aware of the role pain plays in attempts to be healthy. This 2-hour session will discuss the prevalence of chronic pain, examples of how social workers will interact with people in pain, and ways to assess and treat pain in healthy ways.  

 

 

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

CE Value (credits): 2.0
CE Type: Standard, Pain

Grand Valley State University

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

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Feb
27
9:00 AM09:00

Addressing current political and social challenges: Our need to be informed in our role as Social Workers/Mental Health Practitioners

Course Description:

This course will address current political and social events and movements, and will touch on Trauma Informed Care. The training will explore “Cultural and Diversity Informed Care” where we increase our awareness and understanding to provide comprehensive prevention services, and coping skills/techniques that meet our Clients’ current and rapidly changing sense of reality. The presenter will lecture and guide constructive discussion on hot-button issues.

 

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
28
8:00 AM08:00

Working with Under-Resourced Learners K-12

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

Course Description:

Are you struggling with how to help students in your care who come to school unprepared to face your academic or behavioral expectations? Do you have difficulty getting parents or guardians to come to school or even to talk to you? If so, you are like many educators serving “under-resourced” students who lack the financial, material, or emotional support necessary to be successful in school. Millions of American school-age children are “under-resourced” and at risk of failure in school. Compared with other wealthy countries, we rank at or near the bottom on most measures of well-being or “access to resources” like material goods, relationships, health and education. For students, mental, emotional, relational, parental, and other key resources are vital to their success.

This workshop will help you to better understand the culture of poverty and how it influences values and behavior as well as ways to connect with students and their families in a meaningful and effective way. You’ll learn about strategies and interventions that work best given available resources, increase support systems for all students and their families and strategies for managing behavior.

Course Link:
https://www.kresa.org/domain/219
CE Value (credits): 12

Sponsor:
Kalamazoo RESA

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


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Feb
28
8:30 AM08:30

The Science of Fat and Sugar: Appetite, Eating Disorders & the Reward System

Course Description:

The seminar “The Science of Fat and Sugar” concentrates on the recent advances in the field of nutrition science and the applicable guidance for health care professionals. As stated in a recent authoritative review

(DiMaria-Ghalili et al.,2014) “nutrition is a critical component of acute and chronic disease management, as well as health and wellness across the health care professions, each profession must reevaluate its

individual nutrition-related professional competencies before the establishment of meaningful interprofessional collaborative nutrition competencies.”

It is important to emphasize that the scope of practice of health care professionals includes not only curative and palliative care but also health promotion, disease prevention, and coordination of care.

There are numerous important discoveries and observed phenomena that are relevant to social workers, case managers, psychologists, nutritionists, and nutritional counselors.One of the important changes in the

current 5th edition of DSM is the inclusion of new entities in the chapter on Feeding and Eating Disorders: especially the avoidant/restrictive food intake disorder. Given the popularity of restrictive diets among the

general population of the USA, and an even higher occurrence of restrictive dieting in the overweight/obese categories, it would be highly desirable that providers of nursing home, assisted living, nursing,

psychosocial and counseling care were able to supply scientifically sound information, including that on low-fat and low-carbohydrate type diets. This will allow for better rapport with the patient, better diagnostic

approaches in regard of the cited and other feeding and eating disorders and provide avenues for personalized care and treatment of such patients (Willis, 2015).

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

Sponsor:
INR Seminars

Contact Information:
INR Customer Service
877-246-6336


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Feb
28
9:00 AM09:00

Social Security: Making Sense of SSI & SSDI

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Course Description:

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

 

 

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

Sponsor:

Training and Treatment Innovations, Inc.

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

 


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Feb
28
9:00 AM09:00

DSM-5: Changes and Controversies

Course Description:

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

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

Sponsor:
Development Centers

Contact Information:
Stefan Harris x1203
313-531-2500


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Feb
28
6:00 PM18:00

What's it like in my shoes? Alcohol Misuse & Transgender

Course Description:

The Center for Relationship and Sexual Health (CRSH) is pleased to announce a new series of casual panel discussion workshops titled “What’s It Like to Be in My Shoes?”. These workshops have been designed to encourage learning directly from a member (or members) of the minority population. With cultural competency and empathy as the basis, these workshops will offer brief educational presentations, while providing the opportunity to gain first-person knowledge, through facilitated discussion and direct questions and answers, facilitated by Mark McMillan, a Behavioral Health and Addiction Therapist from the Center. Each 3-hour workshop will start with a 1-hour educational presentation, followed by a casual panel discussion.

 

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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Mar
1
8:30 AM08:30

The Science of Fat and Sugar: Appetite, Eating Disorders & the Reward System

Course Description:

The seminar “The Science of Fat and Sugar” concentrates on the recent advances in the field of nutrition science and the applicable guidance for health care professionals. As stated in a recent authoritative review

(DiMaria-Ghalili et al.,2014) “nutrition is a critical component of acute and chronic disease management, as well as health and wellness across the health care professions, each profession must reevaluate its

individual nutrition-related professional competencies before the establishment of meaningful interprofessional collaborative nutrition competencies.”

It is important to emphasize that the scope of practice of health care professionals includes not only curative and palliative care but also health promotion, disease prevention, and coordination of care.

There are numerous important discoveries and observed phenomena that are relevant to social workers, case managers, psychologists, nutritionists, and nutritional counselors.One of the important changes in the

current 5th edition of DSM is the inclusion of new entities in the chapter on Feeding and Eating Disorders: especially the avoidant/restrictive food intake disorder. Given the popularity of restrictive diets among the

general population of the USA, and an even higher occurrence of restrictive dieting in the overweight/obese categories, it would be highly desirable that providers of nursing home, assisted living, nursing,

psychosocial and counseling care were able to supply scientifically sound information, including that on low-fat and low-carbohydrate type diets. This will allow for better rapport with the patient, better diagnostic

approaches in regard of the cited and other feeding and eating disorders and provide avenues for personalized care and treatment of such patients (Willis, 2015).

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

Sponsor:
INR Seminars

Contact Information:
INR Customer Service
877-246-6336


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Mar
1
9:00 AM09:00

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

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
CE Type: Ethics

Sponsor Name:
Core Learning, Inc.

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


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Mar
3
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: Standard, Ethics, Pain

Sponsor Name:
Core Learning, Inc.

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


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Mar
5
9:00 AM09:00

Assessment and Treatment Strategies for Opioid Dependence and Pain Management

Course Description:

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

 

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

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

Sponsor Name:
Core Learning, Inc.

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


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Mar
6
9:00 AM09:00

Trauma-informed Treatment

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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
dcarter@ttiinc.org

 


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Mar
6
1:00 PM13:00

Compassion Fatigue: Addressing Secondary Trauma in our Lives

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  • Google Calendar ICS

Course Description:

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

 

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

Sponsor:

Training and Treatment Innovations, Inc.

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

 


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Mar
7
9:00 AM09:00

Intergenerational Transmission of Trauma Through Attachment and Parenting Behaviors

Course Description:

Approximately 75 million Americans make up the baby boom generation; as these individuals age, the number of Americans over age 65 will increase by 73% between 2010 and 2030. This workshop will use national, state, and regional data to explore the prevalence of substance use among this rapidly growing segment of the population and the corresponding need for appropriate treatment services and supports. This workshop will also provide an overview of the unique treatment needs and preferences of older adults as well as common barriers that often prevent these individuals from seeking and engaging in treatment. The workshop will conclude with a review of current evidence based best practices for the prevention, early-intervention, and treatment of substance use disorders in older adults.

Price: $49.00

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

Sponsor:
Michigan State School of SW

Contact Information:
Ryan Hasselback
517-353-3060
swkce@msu.edu


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Mar
7
1:00 PM13:00

Companion Animals and Healthy Aging

Course Description:

Can our relationship with animals support healthy aging?  Social isolation, loneliness, and limited physical and social activity are long thought as threats to health and wellness among older adults. Human- Animal Interaction (HAI) research points to the potential for positive health impacts increase in social connections – i.e., a decrease in social isolation and loneliness including through increasing health behaviors such as regular walking and social capital associated with having a companion animal. Animal connections have long been seen as a solution within institutional settings for older adults through the Eden Model. In this workshop, we will explore new initiatives including age friendly and natural occurring community efforts to establishing the connection between pet companionship and potential health improvement outcomes across the life span.

 

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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Mar
7
6:00 PM18:00

Resilience: The Biology of Stress & The Science of Hope, Documentary Screening & Panel

Course Description:

Please join us in a documentary screening of the film Resilience: The Biology of Stress & The Science of Hope, co-sponsored by the Zero to Thrive program at the University of Michigan Department of Psychiatry, the Michigan Association for Infant Mental Health Washtenaw County Chapter, and the University of Michigan North Campus Early Childhood Institute. After the screening, a panel of professionals will support attendees’ understanding and applications of the film’s exploration of early childhood traumatic experiences and associated health outcomes.  The panel will be comprised of an LMSW from a local Community Mental Health Agency, a University of Michigan MSW student, and a University of Michigan PhD level clinical psychologist. 

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

Sponsor:

University of Michigan Depression Center

Contact Information:
Alyssa Okey
734-478-7348

mailto:aokey@med.umich.edu


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Mar
7
7:00 PM19:00

The Unique Characteristics and Needs of Gifted Youth

Course Description:

Working with gifted youth is rewarding, but it comes with unique challenges, especially in a state with no mandate to identify and serve the gifted in public schools. In this session, participants will explore the characteristics and needs of gifted youth as well as how they differ from high achievers. Empowered with this knowledge, participants will be better equipped to help caregivers better respond to the gifted youth in their lives

Online registration is not available.

Course Link:

CE Value (credits): 1
CE Type: Standard

Sponsor:
NASW-Michigan Regional Event

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


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Mar
8
8:30 AM08:30

Mindfulness in the Classroom

Course Description:

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

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

Sponsor:
Kalamazoo Regional Education Service

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


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Mar
8
8:30 AM08:30

Trauma Based Treatment: Turning Pain into Hope

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

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

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

CE Value (credits): 6
CE Type: Standard

Sponsor Name:
Washtenaw Community College

Contact Information:

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


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Mar
8
9:00 AM09:00

Motivational Interviewing Part 4

Course Description:

Part 4—Increasing Internal Motivation and Managing—we will cover what to listen for and how to impact internal motivation and discuss what type of resistance one can expect to experience as well as how to manage this resistance.

  

  

Course Link: http://www.wedgwood.org

CE Value (credits): 2
CE Type: Standard

Sponsor Name:
Wedgwood Christian Services

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


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Mar
8
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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Mar
8
9:45 AM09:45

Human Trafficking Education Seminar

Course Description:

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

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

Sponsor:
Restoration Place

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


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Mar
9
9:30 AM09:30

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

Course Description:

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

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

Sponsor:
Core Learning, Inc.

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


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Mar
10
10:00 AM10:00

From intake to discharge: Working with your transgender clients

Course Description:

Are you confident that your practice is not only LGBTQA+ competent from intake to discharge, but specifically for your Transgender clients? Join Nick Zielke and Mark McMillan as they create a safe space for you to explore, ask questions and learn everything you need to know about treating Transgender clients based on the standards from the World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH) organization. Topics covered include understanding therapists’ biases when treating trans clients, explore how microaggressions and privilege negatively affect transgender individuals, learn the WPATH standard for letter writing for hormone therapy, and learn new strengths based treatments centered on the trans client needs.

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

CE Value (credits): 6.0
CE Type: Standard

Sponsor Name:
Core Learning, Inc.

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


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Mar
10
11:00 AM11:00

The Dead

Course Description:

The comparison of person growth through an epiphany and personal growth through psychoanalytic treatment has rarely been addressed in psychoanalytic literature.

 

Course Link: http://www.mpi-mps.org

CE Value (credits): 1
CE Type: Standard

Sponsor Name:
Michigan Psychoanalytic Society

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


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Mar
12
8:30 AM08:30

Social Work Ethics and Pain Management

Course Description:

Ethics and legal mandates are more than guiding principles, they are foundations for practice. This seminar will provide an overview of the Code of Ethics and laws as well as explore the many slippery slopes in boundaries and dual roles, social engagement, use of media, confidentiality, etc. Focused attention will be given to the changes in the Code of Ethics (2017). A model to guide decision making will be explored

Emotional pain is recognized in clients that have experienced trauma and difficult life events. Conscientious workers are vulnerable to the client’s experiences and often experience compassion fatigue. This session will focus on techniques for managing emotional pain for both the client and the worker

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

Sponsor:
Pine Rest Christian Mental Health

Contact Information:
Sharon Rogers
616-222-4566
mailto:sharon.rogers@pinerest.org


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Mar
12
9:00 AM09:00

Anxiety Disorders and Addictions Seminar

Course Description:

This course will help participants increase their understanding about the relationship between anxiety and addictions, the causes and different types of anxiety, process vs. substance addictions, differential diagnosis and treatment planning - goals/objectives.

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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Mar
12
12:00 PM12:00

Alumni Webinar Series: Understanding and Treating the Condition of Poverty

Course Description:

Dr. Wilson’s presentation “Understanding and Treating the Condition of Poverty” brings a new understanding of poverty

as a treatable, environmentally based, diagnosable and treatable condition. This paradigm shift serves to undermine the character flaw mentality that promotes shame and stigma while promoting a science based approach to care. Using this framework, Dr. Wilson then presents the first evidence based standards of care to treat the condition of poverty that bring consistency in the screening, treatment and analytics associated with the condition of poverty.

Course Link:
http://www.ssw.umich.edu/r/CE-catalog
CE Value (credits): 1
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
13
8:00 AM08:00

#StopThisTraffic The reality of Commercial Sexual Exploitation

  • 1633 East Beltline Avenue NE Grand Rapids, MI, 49525 United States (map)
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Course Description:

Understand how ‘trafficking’ is legally defined, Understand the continuum of victimization in the life of a prostituted person ,Gain skills and language to advocate effectively for victims ,Broaden knowledge on the root causes of trafficking, Learn the arenas for exploitation, Build skills to identify and intervene in the life of a victim, Understand the worldview of a victim

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

Sponsor:
Forest View Hospital

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


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Mar
13
8:30 AM08:30

The Science of Fat and Sugar: Appetite, Eating Disorders & the Reward System

Course Description:

The seminar “The Science of Fat and Sugar” concentrates on the recent advances in the field of nutrition science and the applicable guidance for health care professionals. As stated in a recent authoritative review

(DiMaria-Ghalili et al.,2014) “nutrition is a critical component of acute and chronic disease management, as well as health and wellness across the health care professions, each profession must reevaluate its

individual nutrition-related professional competencies before the establishment of meaningful interprofessional collaborative nutrition competencies.”

It is important to emphasize that the scope of practice of health care professionals includes not only curative and palliative care but also health promotion, disease prevention, and coordination of care.

There are numerous important discoveries and observed phenomena that are relevant to social workers, case managers, psychologists, nutritionists, and nutritional counselors.One of the important changes in the

current 5th edition of DSM is the inclusion of new entities in the chapter on Feeding and Eating Disorders: especially the avoidant/restrictive food intake disorder. Given the popularity of restrictive diets among the

general population of the USA, and an even higher occurrence of restrictive dieting in the overweight/obese categories, it would be highly desirable that providers of nursing home, assisted living, nursing,

psychosocial and counseling care were able to supply scientifically sound information, including that on low-fat and low-carbohydrate type diets. This will allow for better rapport with the patient, better diagnostic

approaches in regard of the cited and other feeding and eating disorders and provide avenues for personalized care and treatment of such patients (Willis, 2015).

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

Sponsor:
INR Seminars

Contact Information:
INR Customer Service
877-246-6336


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Mar
13
10:00 AM10:00

Human Trafficking

Course Description:

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

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

CE Value (credits): 2.5
CE Type: Standard

Sponsor Name:
Core Learning, Inc.

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


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Mar
13
10:00 AM10:00

Human Trafficking

Course Description:

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

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

CE Value (credits): 2.5
CE Type: Standard

Sponsor Name:
Core Learning, Inc.

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


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Mar
13
to Mar 14

Depression on College Campuses Conference: One Size Does Not Fit All

  • 915 East Washington Street Ann Arbor, MI, 48109 United States (map)
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Course Description:

 Each year the Depression on College Campuses Conference hosts attendees from over 50 colleges and universities from across the nation for a focused review of recent research and practical advances in our understanding of depressive illnesses in college students.

 As counseling centers are continuing to be faced with an ever increasing demand for services, colleges and universities must consider more effective and efficient strategies for providing support to a large population of students with unique and varying needs. Emerging strategies include precision health and stepped care approaches to better determine and provide the “right intervention for the right person at the right time.” The 2019 Depression on College Campuses Conference will explore evidence-based approaches to identifying and determining the level of intervention required to best match student need.

 

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

CE Value (credits): 9
CE Type: Standard

Sponsor:

University of Michigan Depression Center

Contact Information:
Stephanie Salazar
734-232-0330
mailto:sawaters@umich.edu

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Mar
14
8:30 AM08:30

The Science of Fat and Sugar: Appetite, Eating Disorders & the Reward System

Course Description:

The seminar “The Science of Fat and Sugar” concentrates on the recent advances in the field of nutrition science and the applicable guidance for health care professionals. As stated in a recent authoritative review

(DiMaria-Ghalili et al.,2014) “nutrition is a critical component of acute and chronic disease management, as well as health and wellness across the health care professions, each profession must reevaluate its

individual nutrition-related professional competencies before the establishment of meaningful interprofessional collaborative nutrition competencies.”

It is important to emphasize that the scope of practice of health care professionals includes not only curative and palliative care but also health promotion, disease prevention, and coordination of care.

There are numerous important discoveries and observed phenomena that are relevant to social workers, case managers, psychologists, nutritionists, and nutritional counselors.One of the important changes in the

current 5th edition of DSM is the inclusion of new entities in the chapter on Feeding and Eating Disorders: especially the avoidant/restrictive food intake disorder. Given the popularity of restrictive diets among the

general population of the USA, and an even higher occurrence of restrictive dieting in the overweight/obese categories, it would be highly desirable that providers of nursing home, assisted living, nursing,

psychosocial and counseling care were able to supply scientifically sound information, including that on low-fat and low-carbohydrate type diets. This will allow for better rapport with the patient, better diagnostic

approaches in regard of the cited and other feeding and eating disorders and provide avenues for personalized care and treatment of such patients (Willis, 2015).

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

Sponsor:
INR Seminars

Contact Information:
INR Customer Service
877-246-6336


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Mar
14
9:00 AM09:00

Helping Your Clients Grow Through Loss

Course Description:

This workshop is designed to improve Clinicians’ ability to recognize the impact of losses on mental health, learn current thinking on the best ways to help clients grieve, and experiential activities that promote healing.

 

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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Mar
14
1:00 PM13:00

Informed Approaches to Compassionate Pain Management

Course Description:

Pain affects more than 100 million U.S. residents, and most social workers will work with patients and families whose lives have been touched by pain. However, chronic pain can be devastating and a challenge to treat, leading to years of physical and emotional suffering. Effective pain management has been complicated by myths and misconceptions held about people affected by chronic pain. We must seize every opportunity to challenge patient, provider, and systemic barriers to effective pain management. In using affirmative models of practice, social workers can assist those with chronic pain reduce suffering and increase quality of life in a variety of ways, from providing one-on-one/family/group psychotherapy and education to fighting for health care equity and social justice. Special attention will be placed on pain management as a global human right. The roles of the social worker in pain management will be considered, and resources will be shared.

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

Sponsor:
Michigan State University School of SW

Contact Information:
Ryan Hasselbach
517-353-3060
swkce@msu.edu


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Mar
14
5:00 PM17:00

Working with Couples in Therapy

Course Description:

Multiple Days Course runs through 4/4/19

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

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

Sponsor:
University of Michigan School of SW

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


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Mar
15
8:30 AM08:30

The Science of Fat and Sugar: Appetite, Eating Disorders & the Reward System

Course Description:

The seminar “The Science of Fat and Sugar” concentrates on the recent advances in the field of nutrition science and the applicable guidance for health care professionals. As stated in a recent authoritative review

(DiMaria-Ghalili et al.,2014) “nutrition is a critical component of acute and chronic disease management, as well as health and wellness across the health care professions, each profession must reevaluate its

individual nutrition-related professional competencies before the establishment of meaningful interprofessional collaborative nutrition competencies.”

It is important to emphasize that the scope of practice of health care professionals includes not only curative and palliative care but also health promotion, disease prevention, and coordination of care.

There are numerous important discoveries and observed phenomena that are relevant to social workers, case managers, psychologists, nutritionists, and nutritional counselors.One of the important changes in the

current 5th edition of DSM is the inclusion of new entities in the chapter on Feeding and Eating Disorders: especially the avoidant/restrictive food intake disorder. Given the popularity of restrictive diets among the

general population of the USA, and an even higher occurrence of restrictive dieting in the overweight/obese categories, it would be highly desirable that providers of nursing home, assisted living, nursing,

psychosocial and counseling care were able to supply scientifically sound information, including that on low-fat and low-carbohydrate type diets. This will allow for better rapport with the patient, better diagnostic

approaches in regard of the cited and other feeding and eating disorders and provide avenues for personalized care and treatment of such patients (Willis, 2015).

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

Sponsor:
INR Seminars

Contact Information:
INR Customer Service
877-246-6336


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Mar
15
8:45 AM08:45

Social Work Ethics in a Technological World

  • Grand Valley State University Bicycle Factory (map)
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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): 5
CE Type: Standard, Ethics

Grand Valley State University

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

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Mar
15
9:00 AM09:00

What's Eating You? Nutrition and Food in Clinical Practice Using Motivational Interviewingq

Course Description:

We all eat - and what we eat and why we eat is intrinsically linked to our identities.  This workshop will provide some basics in Nutrition education before moving into the bio-psycho-social aspects of our diets as well as why this is important in our clinical practices.  Disordered Eating etiology and treatment options as well as Food Addiction and its 12 step Fellowship will be explored.  Principles of Motivational Interviewing will be utilized throughout this workshop.  The presenter was a Nutritionist in private practice for 20 years prior to receiving her MSW.

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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Mar
15
9:00 AM09:00

Forensic Interviewing of Children

Course Description:

Two Days Course runs through 3/16/19

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

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

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

Sponsor:
University of Michigan School of SW

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


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Mar
15
9:00 AM09:00

Identifying and Working with Survivors of Human Trafficking

Course Description:

Human trafficking cuts across all avenues of race, gender and cultures.  Too often, the victims of trafficking are treated as criminals rather than as victims who have been exploited.  Today’s main focus is on victims of Rape Trafficking, especially as it focuses on young people.  Victims of all arenas of trafficking suffer acute PTSD due to the sexual, physical and psychological trauma endured through their victimization process.  Some Social Workers deal with victims without realizing that these folks are being exploited.  DIscussion topics will not only touch on those in care but pre-care and after-care.

Course Link:
http://www.emich.edu/engage/businesslink/ppat/social-work
CE Value (credits): 3
CE Type: Standard

Sponsor:
Eastern Michigan University

Contact Information:
Julie Newland
734-487-4926

mailto:jnewland@emich.edu


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Mar
15
9:45 AM09:45

Human Trafficking Education Seminar

Course Description:

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

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

Sponsor:
Restoration Place

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


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Mar
15
10:00 AM10:00

Sexual Health, Sexuality, and Aging

Course Description:

This workshop will briefly review some of the physical, psychological, and social changes associated with aging that impact sexual health. Sexual health will be discussed as part of a comprehensive assessment, and a framework for sexual health discussions will be provided. You will also discuss some of the different needs associated with aging for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community.

Price: $49.00

Course Link:
http://www.socialwork.msu.edu/ceu
CE Value (credits): 2
CE Type: Standard

Sponsor:
Michigan State University School of SW

Contact Information:
Ryan Hasselbach
517-353-3060
swkce@msu.edu


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Mar
15
1:00 PM13:00

Clinical practice with individuals in the kink and BDSM community

Course Description:

This workshop will provide participants with an introduction to working clinically with clients who identify as kinky and/or practice BDSM. Learning objectives will focus on three different types of learning necessary to build confidence in working with this population; the workshop will start with an introduction to common interest and practices in the Kink/BDSM community and provide an opportunity to reflect on feelings/assumptions/biases about this population through an image definition exposure exercise.

 

 

Course Link:
https://www.integrativeempowerment.com/education
CE Value (credits): 3
CE Type: Standard

Sponsor:
Integrative Empowerment Group, LLC

Contact Information:
Sara Fitzgerald & Anna Potter
734-945-6210
smailto:fitz@integrativeempowerment.com


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Mar
16
9:00 AM09:00

Managerial Supervision in the Human Services

Course Description:

This mini-course, offered over two days, will focus on three or four key skills in the area of Managerial Supervision in the Human Services.

Day 1 begins with an introduction to Managerial Supervision and the differences between managerial supervision and clinical supervision. We also focus on the tensions between these two work modalities and the conflicts they can create. Issues of power, fatefulness, working to standard, and evaluation are considered as well. Supervisory role playing in triads, with a supervisor, a direct report, and an observer will be used.

In the afternoon of Day 1, the focus will be on Supervision for Retention, especially stressing areas, such as child protective service, where the supervisor and the supervisee are involved in fateful decision making but are not geographically proximate.

Day 2 will stress the effective Supervisory meeting, both dyadic and group based. The second day concludes with a discussion of decision making within the supervisory context.

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
17
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): 6.0
CE Type: Standard

Sponsor Name:
Core Learning, Inc.

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


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Mar
18
3:00 PM15:00

Addressing Homelessness and Housing Needs in Behavioral Health

Course Description:

This course will provide an overview of current housing and homelessness prevention policies and practices, the structural and individual factors that impact homelessness, and will describe evidence-based practices that address/seek to reduce homelessness among people who receive behavioral health services.

Course Link: 
https://www.michigan.gov/mdhhs/0,5885,7-339-71550_2941_4868_4896-295626--,00.html

CE Value (credits): 2
CE Type: Standard

Sponsor Name:
Kalamazoo Psychiatric Hospital

Contact Information:
Lindsey Weaver
269-331-4056
mailto:weaver13@michigan.gov


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Mar
19
1:00 PM13:00

Protecting Breastfeeding During Mother's Return to Work

Course Description:

Women in the workforce are vital contributors to a company’s success, providing keen perspectives and driving economic vitality. When employers support breastfeeding they gain a three-to-one return on investment, in addition to greater employee retention and lower absenteeism, and a more creative and productive work environment. What accommodations are available to a breastfeeding employee when she returns to work? Lonias Gilmore, MPH will focus on the Department of Labor’s 2010 Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) Break Time for Nursing Mothers Provision, milk expression, and child care considerations as women navigate returning to work as a breastfeeding employee.

Course Link:
http://www.mibreastfeeding.org/register-network-series-webinars
CE Value (credits): 1
CE Type: Standard

Sponsor:
MDHHS: Division of Maternal and Infant Health

Contact Information:
Kaitlyn Moorhead-Hill


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Mar
19
5:00 PM17:00

Human Traffiking: Signs & Risk Factors

Course Description:

This will be an introductory training to build awareness and provide an understanding of the dynamics of Human Trafficking. This will highlight risk factors that victims face, making them more vulnerable to Trafficking. Important signs, how to recognize them and how to respond to yourth who are at risk or experiencing Human Trafficking will be discussed.

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

CE Value (credits): 1.5
CE Type: Standard

Sponsor:

MI-CCSI

Contact Information:
Susan Vos
616-292-5774
sue.vos@miccsi.org

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Mar
21
8:45 AM08:45

Mental Illness at the End of Life

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Course Description:

This course will cover topics related to mental health issues at the end-of-life. Specific topics include how to address psychiatric illnesses encountered in hospice and palliative care, end-of-life decision making with people with mental illness, end-of-life care advocacy for persons with advanced dementia, and resources for practitioners in West Michigan who are facing these complex cases. End-of-life care can be challenging but mental illness acids further complexity. Those working with these cases need to be well-equipped with the resources and tools to most effectively meet the needs of their clients.

Course Link:
https://ggreolc2018conference.eventbrite.com

CE Value (credits): 5.0
CE Type: Standard

Sponsor:
The Beltline Collaborative

Contact Information:
Kristen Alford
616-526-7732

mailto:kadmir42@calvin.edu


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Mar
21
9:00 AM09:00

Mothers Who Can’t Love: Breaking the Cycle of Toxic Parenting for Adult Daughters

Course Description:

This interactive workshop will begin with a thought-provoking literature review and discussion on the topics of mothers who have toxic tendencies and the impact of being raised in this environment. Specifically, you will examine the impact of early maternal neglect and abuse on the developmental outcomes of young daughters. You will then examine the experiences of these daughters once they reach adulthood and are charged with the task of mothering their own infants and toddlers. Videotaped interviews of these daughters will be presented throughout this workshop and will be used to illustrate (in the words of the daughters) the challenges they face in the aftermath of their challenging relationships with their own mothers. Evidenced-based clinical practices used to work with young mothers and their children will also be explored.

Price: $79.00

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

Sponsor:
Michigan State University School of SW

Contact Information:
Ryan Hasselbach
517-353-3060
swkce@msu.edu


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Mar
22
8:00 AM08:00

Life Review and Reminiscence

Course Description:

Having opportunities to reminisce and share our experiences is considered a key factor in maintaining positive mental health in late life.  This seminar will help participants understand the concepts of reminiscence and life review and how to utilize them in their interactions with older adults.

 

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

Sponsor:
Mental Health & Aging Project - LCC

Contact Information:
Alicia Hostetler
517-483-1529
hosteta3@star.lcc.edu


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Mar
22
8:45 AM08:45

Human Trafficking: Modern Day Slavery

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

Course Description:

Join us for an informative workshop presented by an FBI Victim Advocate and a Woman’s Health Nurse Practitioner. The workshop will cover the federal definition of Human Trafficking, potential charges and sentences for offenders, as well as, information about recruiting and the dynamics of trafficking, where human trafficking may take place, how to identify potential victims in various settings (including health care settings), what the warning signs may be for a human trafficking victim (especially when seen in a health care setting), and potential victim needs and resources. Lastly, participants will learn how to report suspected trafficking. Case examples from Southwest Michigan will be used.

 

 

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

CE Value (credits): 3.0
CE Type: Standard

Grand Valley State University

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

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Mar
22
9:00 AM09:00

Client Anger: Understanding and Working Through It In Treatment

  • St. John Macomb Hospital Auditorium (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Course Description:

.This is an interactive, didactic, audience involvement presentation addressing the impact of client anger and how it impacts treatment. Interpersonal and environmental factors that impact individuals leading to reactions such as anger will be identified and addressed as well as clinical interventions.

·         The attendees will have the opportunity to gain insights as to the theoretical foundations of client anger stemming from interpersonal and environmental factors

·         The attendees will have the opportunity to gain insights on how to conceptualize intra/interpersonal anger issues.

 

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

CE Value (credits): 3
CE Type: Standard

Sponsor:

St. John Providence Health System
Eastwood Clinics

Contact Information:
Jennifer Tucker
586-753-0400
jennifer.tucker@stjohn.org

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Mar
22
9:00 AM09:00

Understanding and Treating Men in Therapy and Mastering the Five Love Languages with Clients in Therapy and in Our Own Lives

Course Description:

We tend to think women as complicated and men as one-dimensional simpletons. As gender roles and expectations shift and technology has infiltrated every aspect of our lives, more men are seeking therapy and other forms of support. We urgently need to challenge our own assumptions about the landscape of the male psyche and what things men share in common with each other, with women, and how each man is--in the end--a unique individual. We'll also explore The Five Love Languages: How to Express Heartfelt Commitment to Your Mate, a 1995 book by Gary Chapman which outlines five primary ways we express and receive love: receiving gifts, quality time, words of affirmation, acts of service, and physical touch. Learn this model and how to apply it in your own life as well as with clients in therapy.

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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Mar
22
9:00 AM09:00

Motivational Interviewing Part 5

Course Description:

Part 5—Strengthening Commitment to Change—we will focus on enhancing confidence and strategies for strengthening commitment and motivation to change. We will discuss how to listen for, as well as elicit change talk, and the value of change talk in the process.

 

  

Course Link: http://www.wedgwood.org

CE Value (credits): 2
CE Type: Standard

Sponsor Name:
Wedgwood Christian Services

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


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Mar
22
9:00 AM09:00

A Systems Approach to Trauma in Schools

Course Description:

This workshop will explore the integration of trauma-informed practices with Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) systems in schools. Emphasis will be placed on what can be done within a school to ensure that all parts of schools’ instructional practices, responses to behaviors, social and emotional supports, and policies are trauma-sensitive and equitable for all students. A PBIS system focuses on creating a safe, consistent, and predictable environment in which students can be successful.

Price: $79.00


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

Sponsor:
Michigan State University School of SW

Contact Information:
Ryan Hasselbach
517-353-3060
swkce@msu.edu


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Mar
22
9:00 AM09:00

Ethics for Social Workers and Substance Use Disorder Providers in the 21st Century

Course Description:

The conceptual foundation of ethics represents an inherent and essential framework for behavioral health, including clinical social work. While assuming all ethical standards and professional codes of ethics represent identical approaches to care, significant differences exist. In this workshop, emphasis will be given to examining personal values and ethical concepts, contrasting those personal beliefs to professional codes of ethics and determining appropriate approaches to clientele. In addition, given the demands within behavioral health, boundary crossings as well as boundary violations receive prominent focus and attention.  This workshop will actively engage participants, prioritizing current issues in the field through use of controversial topics and issues. You should come prepared for a thought provoking, emotionally challenging, actively engaged day via a multi-media, multi-sensory format, teaching to all styles of learning. Case study material will be utilized, with video clips presented from various health care disciplines, and didactic material that addresses both the conceptual and practical level.

Price: $139.00

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

Sponsor:
Michigan State University School of SW

Contact Information:
Ryan Hasselbach
517-353-3060
swkce@msu.edu


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Mar
22
9:00 AM09:00

Developing Informed Consent Forms: What Social Workers Need to Know

Course Description:

This workshop looks at ethical and logistical issues with informed consent utilizing the updated NASW Code of Ethics and case examples to help guide discussion. Participants will review Informed Consent forms from the instructor and start to evaluate/develop their own. Bring your ethical questions, these will be addressed as time permits. 

Course Link:
http://www.emich.edu/engage/businesslink/ppat/social-work
CE Value (credits): 3
CE Type: Standard

Sponsor:
Eastern Michigan University

Contact Information:
Julie Newland
734-487-4926

mailto:jnewland@emich.edu


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Mar
22
1:00 PM13:00

Marginalized Populations: A Step Forward in Understanding

Course Description:

Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender older adults have unique physical and mental health needs.  A history of trauma related to LGBT identity makes it more difficult for these individuals to trust health and human services providers. We will explore the challenges and needs of this population and learn interpersonal skills necessary to create safe and affirming relationships with LGBT older adults.

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

Sponsor:
Mental Health & Aging Project - LCC

Contact Information:
Alicia Hostetler
517-483-1529
hosteta3@star.lcc.edu


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Mar
23
9:00 AM09:00

Theory and Practice of Infant Mental Health

Course Description:

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

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

Sponsor:
University of Michigan School of SW

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


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Mar
23
9:45 AM09:45

Human Trafficking Education Seminar

  • 2940 Georgetown Pkwy Fenton, MI 48430 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Course Description:

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

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

Sponsor:
Restoration Place

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


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Mar
24
9:00 AM09:00

Co-occurring Disorders Competency Building

Course Description:

It is estimated that approx. 8.9 million Americans live with a co-occurring disorder of mental health and addictions and are much more prone to significant problems in all facets of their lives.  Yet only 7.5% will enroll in a treatment program that can effectively address their disorders.  This training will provide an introduction to working with clients with co-occurring disorders, including screening, assessment and EBP treatment recommendations.  Feel free to bring a case study of your own!    

 

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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Mar
25
8:00 AM08:00

Healing the Experience of Trauma: A Path to Resilience

Course Description:

This course lays the foundation that supports the evidence based structured sensory interventions developed by the National Institute for Trauma and Loss in Children.  The research was completed in school and agency settings to ensure the actual programs could be supported in the environments where children are accessible.  The course includes the Children of Trauma Guidebook.

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

Sponsor:
MASSW-Region B

Contact Information:
Erin Rumery
269-929-2578
mailto:rumerye@calhounisd.org


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Mar
25
1:00 PM13:00

West Michigan Healthcare Ethics Conference: You Want Me To Do What? Colliding Values in Health Care

Course Description:

The DeVos Colloquy Committee and Grand Valley's Office of the Vice Provost for Health have collaborated with Spectrum Health to present the 2019 West Michigan Ethics Conference highlighting speakers who will address complex issues concerning Conscientious Objection in Health Care.  This event is intended to provide an educational forum that will encourage interaction between our speakers and an audience of health professionals, educators, students and community members.   

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

CE Value (credits): 3.5
CE Type: Standard, Ethics

Spectrum Health

Contact Information:
James Bonner
616-486-7437

james.bonner@spectrumhealth.org

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Mar
25
1:00 PM13:00

DeVos Medical Ethics Colloquy - Conscientious Objection in Health Care

Course Description:

The DeVos Colloquy Committee and Grand Valley's Office of the Vice Provost for Health have collaborated with Spectrum Health to present the DeVos Medical Ethics Colloquy highlighting speakers who will address complex issues concerning Conscientious Objection in Health Care.  This event is intended to provide an educational forum that will encourage interaction between our speakers and an audience of health professionals, educators, students and community members

 

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

CE Value (credits): 2
CE Type: Standard

Spectrum Health

Contact Information:
James Bonner
616-486-7437

james.bonner@spectrumhealth.org

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Mar
26
9:00 AM09:00

Secondary Traumatic Stress

Course Description:

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

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

Sponsor:
Development Centers

Contact Information:
Stefan Harris x1203
313-531-2500


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Mar
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: Standard, Ethics, Pain

Sponsor Name:
Core Learning, Inc.

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


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Mar
27
10:00 AM10:00

Integrated Healthcare: Diabetes Management

  • Training and Treatment Innovations (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.  Diabetes Management will help social workers to understand the disease process and common treatments available to individuals with Diabetes.  Participants will develop an understanding of the types of diabetes, risk factors faced by consumers with behavioral health services, and common treatment approaches, including healthy lifestyles and diets.  Monitoring and coordination of care recommendations will be discussed.  There is a $15 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
dcarter@ttiinc.org

 


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Mar
27
1:00 PM13:00

Integrated Healthcare: Healthy Hearts

  • Training and Treatment Innovations (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
dcarter@ttiinc.org

 


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Mar
28
9:00 AM09:00

Medical Marijuana: Benefits, Risks, and Pain Management

Course Description:

Medical marijuana has been legal in Michigan since 2008; however, there is still confusion and concern over the role that medical marijuana has in our state. As human service professionals, it is important to develop an awareness and understanding of its benefits to health and pain management. In addition, it is important to understand the role of medical marijuana in substance abuse treatment. In this workshop, you will learn about the benefits and risks of medical marijuana use. You will also define the healing and numbing factors related to use of medical marijuana, especially as they relate to pain management.

Price: $79.00

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

Sponsor:
Michigan State University School of SW

Contact Information:
Ryan Hasselbach
517-353-3060
swkce@msu.edu


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Mar
29
10:00 AM10:00

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

Course Description:

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

 

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

CE Value (credits): 3
CE Type: Standard

Sponsor Name:
Core Learning, Inc.

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


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Mar
29
10:00 AM10:00

Trauma-informed Behavioral Health care for Older Adults

Course Description:

The effects of unresolved or under resolved post-traumatic stress are increasingly recognized as contributing to the co-incidence of mental/emotional and substance use disorders which accumulate over the course of a lifetime.  For older adults, additional risk factors can further complicate effective treatment. This session will address the likelihood of the occurrence of post-traumatic stress, how trauma-informed principles are important to apply in the provision of behavioral health care, & will describe three evidence based trauma-resolution treatment approaches.

Course Link:
http://www.lcc.edu/mhap
CE Value (credits): 5
CE Type: Standard

Sponsor:
Mental Health & Aging Project - LCC

Contact Information:
Alicia Hostetler
517-483-1529
hosteta3@star.lcc.edu


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Mar
30
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
31
9:00 AM09:00

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

Course Description:

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

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

Sponsor:
Core Learning, Inc.

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


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Apr
4
to Apr 5

Social Media for Social Change

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

Course Description:

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

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

Sponsor:
University of Michigan School of SW

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


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Apr
4
1:00 PM13:00

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

Course Description:

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

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

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

 

Sponsor Name:
National Assn. of Social Workers

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


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Apr
5
9:00 AM09:00

Is That Your Real Mom? Helping Children Navigate Racial and Cultural Issues in Placements

Course Description:

This workshop will explore the concepts of race and culture, their historical significance in the U.S., and how they impact a childs identity formation and self-esteem. Children placed in cross-cultural relationships through the child welfare system need the support of child welfare workers and parents in navigating prejudice, discrimination, and differing cultural practices. This workshop will focus on identifying the impact of cross-cultural placements and how to assist children and their families in coping with these issues.

Price $79.00


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

Sponsor:
Michigan State University School of SW

Contact Information:
Ryan Hasselbach
517-353-3060
swkce@msu.edu


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Apr
5
9:00 AM09:00

MI Skill Building: Change Talk! Recognize it, Respond to it & Keep it Coming!

Course Description:

Motivational Interviewing is all about Change talk, and this training will focus on learning (and practicing) how to recognize it, best ways to respond to it and move towards a Change Plan.  There will be some review of the basics of Motivational Interviewing, but a working knowledge of MI is strongly encouraged.

 

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
5
9:45 AM09:45

Human Trafficking Education Seminar

Course Description:

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

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

Sponsor:
Restoration Place

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


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Apr
6
9:00 AM09:00

Interpersonal Psychotherapy for Mood Disorders

Course Description:

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

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

Sponsor:
University of Michigan School of SW

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


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Apr
6
9:30 AM09:30

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

Course Description:

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

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

Sponsor:
Core Learning, Inc.

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


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Apr
7
9:00 AM09:00

MI (Motivational Interviewing) Skill Building for Pain Management

Course Description:

Motivational Interviewing, (MI) has been used with a wide range of conditions across all demographics.  In the last several years attention has been directed towards a growing problem in our society, chronic pain management.  This workshop will review the fundamentals of MI and explore recent research on its effectiveness with managing chronic pain.  Examples of MI’s usefulness in working with pain management will be infused throughout.  Prior training in MI is recommended.

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
7
9:00 AM09:00

MI (Motivational Interviewing) Skill Building for Pain Management

Course Description:

Motivational Interviewing, (MI) has been used with a wide range of conditions across all demographics.  In the last several years attention has been directed towards a growing problem in our society, chronic pain management.  This workshop will review the fundamentals of MI and explore recent research on its effectiveness with managing chronic pain.  Examples of MI’s usefulness in working with pain management will be infused throughout.  Prior training in MI is recommended.

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
9
9:00 AM09:00

The Relationship Between Substance Abuse/Addictions and Adults who Were Sexually Abused as Children

Course Description:

This course will address how to help clients recognize and define sexual abuse; assessment techniques that help determine if sexual abuse occurred; substance abuse and other addictions as a coping strategy; some strategies for the management of memories; assisting in healing related relationship issues; and treatment/recovery.

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

CE Value (credits): 6.0
CE Type: Standard

Sponsor Name:
Core Learning, Inc.

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


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Apr
10
8:00 AM08:00

The Neuropsychology of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

  • 2321 East Beltline Avenue Northeast Grand Rapids, MI, 49525 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Course Description:

Psychological trauma occurs as the result of an extraordinarily stressful event that diminishes or destroys an individual's sense of security and involves a threat to life or safety. Traumatic experiences exceed the person's ability to cope, and the ability to integrate emotions involved with the experience. It is widely recognized that traumatic experiences contribute to the development of PTSD; however, neuroscience researchers also know the manner in which psychological trauma is associated with functional and even structural changes in the brain. This presentation will describe the neuropsychology of PTSD, and show how neuroimaging demonstrates changes in the amygdala, hippocampus, and prefrontal cortex resulting from trauma. The four important stages in healing from trauma will be discussed as well as treatment recommendations including EMDR and CBT.

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

Sponsor:
Forest View Hospital

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


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Apr
10
8:30 AM08:30

Elder Law-Aging in Michigan

  • Trellis Gardens-Vista Grand Villa (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Course Description:

Participants will learn where there answers to questions: if an individual is unable to participate in treatment decisions, who can make what decisions when?  The appropriateness and interrelationship among durable power of attorney, living will, do not resuscitate declaration, family consent, and guardianships. 
Review of long-term care, Medicaid income and asset rules, spousal protective amounts, and divestment rules.  The latest in Medicaid updates and myths about Medicaid planning will be addressed.  Along with the rules for eligibility and how to access programs will be discussed.

  1. Course Link:
    https://mielderlaw.com/ceprogram
    CE Value (credits): 6
    CE Type: Standard

Sponsor:
Chalgian & Tripp Law Offices

Contact Information:
Jill Clouser
517-332-3800
tmailto:clouser@mielderlaw.com


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Apr
10
9:00 AM09:00

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

Course Description:

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

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

Sponsor:
Core Learning, Inc.

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


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Apr
11
9:00 AM09:00

Rethinking Staff Engagement: What Supervisors Need to Know to Retain their Staff

Course Description:

Research indicates that staff don’t quit their jobs or even their agencies, they quit their supervisors. Join Cheryl and Rosemary for an interactive experience designed to help you learn how to engage your staff at all three levels of supervision: administrative, clinical, and staff development. Learn how to apply this information to staff at different levels of experience and time on the job. Learn about practical strategies to engage your staff as individuals and as part of a team. Come away with tools that will help you invest in relationship building with your staff while building team cohesion. Take this workshop to learn new ideas about staff engagement including how to apply staff engagement strategies in your supervisory practice.


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

Sponsor:
Michigan State University School of SW

Contact Information:
Ryan Hasselbach
517-353-3060
swkce@msu.edu


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Apr
11
9:00 AM09:00

Understanding Trauma - Trauma Certificate Core Course

Course Description:

Social workers and other helping professionals inevitably encounter individuals who have experienced trauma. A foundational understanding of the nature of trauma and its impact provides the groundwork for developing the ability to effectively serve people who have experienced trauma. In this workshop, you will explore the general nature and impact of trauma across the lifespan. You will learn the elements of trauma-informed care at the individual, family, organizational, and community levels.


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

Sponsor:
Michigan State University School of SW

Contact Information:
Ryan Hasselbach
517-353-3060
swkce@msu.edu


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Apr
12
8:30 AM08:30

Bullying: From the Classroom to Senior Care

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

Course Description:

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

 

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

CE Value (credits): 3
CE Type: Standard

Sponsor Name:
Washtenaw Community College

Contact Information:

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


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Apr
12
8:45 AM08:45

Utilizing the Power of Play Therapy to Treat Child Clients with Anxiety Disorders

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

Course Description:

Parental divorce or strife, family death, school expectations, primary ADHD symptoms, medical complications, genetic predisposition. This is a small list of triggers for anxiety responses in our child clients, the symptoms of which are individual. This training will enhance your understanding of anxiety in children, provide you with Play Therapy techniques to use with anxious clients, and leave you prepared to support families struggling with how to help their anxious child. All participants are asked to bring a case example (HIPAA compliant, please!), or a personal experience of a time you faced down anxiety in your office or life. Come ready to participate in activities, discussion, and role-plays, while having fun with your peers!      

 

 

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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Apr
12
9:00 AM09:00

Eating Disorders Treatment that the Substance Use Professional Needs to Know

Course Description:

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

 

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

CE Value (credits): 6
CE Type: Standard

Sponsor Name:
Core Learning, Inc.

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


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Apr
12
9:00 AM09:00

Ethics for Social Workers and Substance Use Disorder Providers in the 21st Century

Course Description:

The conceptual foundation of ethics represents an inherent and essential framework for behavioral health, including clinical social work. While assuming all ethical standards and professional codes of ethics represent identical approaches to care, significant differences exist. In this workshop, emphasis will be given to examining personal values and ethical concepts, contrasting those personal beliefs to professional codes of ethics and determining appropriate approaches to clientele. In addition, given the demands within behavioral health, boundary crossings as well as boundary violations receive prominent focus and attention. This workshop will actively engage participants, prioritizing current issues in the field through use of controversial topics and issues. You should come prepared for a thought provoking, emotionally challenging, actively engaged day via a multi-media, multi-sensory format, teaching to all styles of learning. Case study material will be utilized, with video clips presented from various health care disciplines, and didactic material that addresses both the conceptual and practical level.

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

Sponsor:
Michigan State University School of SW

Contact Information:
Ryan Hasselbach
517-353-3060
swkce@msu.edu


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Apr
12
9:00 AM09:00

Eating Disorders Treatment that the Substance Use Professional Needs to Know

Course Description:

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

 

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

CE Value (credits): 6
CE Type: Standard

Sponsor Name:
Core Learning, Inc.

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


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Apr
12
9:00 AM09:00

Social Work Ethics in Community-based Behavioral Health Organizations

Course Description:

This course will explore how professional values and ethical guidelines can enhance clinical services, help to define boundaries, and assist with decision-making within behavioral health.  Ethical guidelines from a number of professional sources will be examined with a focus on Social Work Ethics.  Professional practice processes are identified and common ethical issues that challenge social workers in practice reviewed.   Participants will learn to recognize those clinical and personal behaviors that can lead to problems and/or legal issues.  Decision-making approaches within the framework of ethics and risk management are discussed.  Legal rights such as those defined by HIPAA, Privacy Rules, and the Michigan Mental Health Code are covered and discussed in terms of practice implementation.  This is a hands-on workshop that incorporates individual and group work, discussion, video, case study and other learning methods led by the workshop facilitator.  There is a $49 charge for this workshop which includes all course materials and attendance verification certificate.

 

 

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

Sponsor:

Training and Treatment Innovations, Inc.

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

 


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Apr
12
10:00 AM10:00

Responsive Care for Older Adults in Pain

Course Description:

Geriatric clients frequently have challenging behaviors that can make the provision of care difficult. Unfortunately, pain is oftentimes at the root of these behaviors, including depressive symptoms. Poorly managed pain diminishes quality of life for older adults and can exacerbate disease. This two-hour workshop will provide you with an improved understanding of the multidimensional nature of pain and effective treatment strategies.

Price: $49.00



Course Link:
http://www.socialwork.msu.edu/ceu
CE Value (credits):  2
CE Type: Standard

Sponsor:
Michigan State University School of SW

Contact Information:
Ryan Hasselbach
517-353-3060
swkce@msu.edu


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Apr
12
12:30 PM12:30

Self-Injury: Hurting or Comforting Oneself?

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

Course Description:

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

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

CE Value (credits): 3
CE Type: Standard

Sponsor Name:
Washtenaw Community College

Contact Information:

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


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Apr
14
9:00 AM09:00

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

Course Description:

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

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

Sponsor:
Core Learning, Inc.

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


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Apr
16
to Apr 17

35th Annual Developmental Disabilities Conference

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

Course Description:

The developmental disabilities conference will focus on issues related to healthcare, social, community, and educational services which are of critical importance to the future of persons with DD. The program will provide an overview of issues related to the spectrum of services currently available as well as strategies for enhancing these services. The program format is designed to present a variety of expert viewpoints and encourage interaction with health professionals. The combination of didactic and workshop format will allow ample opportunity for participants to engage in discussion with the presenters. This educational program is designed for physicians, nurses, psychologists, social workers, therapists, nutritionists, educators, home care providers, and other professionals interested in the delivery of care and services to persons with developmental disabilities.

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
16
9:00 AM09:00

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

Course Description:

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

 

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

CE Value (credits): 6
CE Type: Standard

Sponsor Name:
Core Learning, Inc.

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


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Apr
17
10:00 AM10:00

Human Trafficking

Course Description:

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

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

CE Value (credits): 2.5
CE Type: Standard

Sponsor Name:
Core Learning, Inc.

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


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Apr
18
5:00 PM17:00

Competency – That Challenging Component In the Plan of Care

  • University Club & Conference Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Course Description:

Case manager professionals will acquire the knowledge to describe the clinical concepts of decisional capacity for informed consent and the legal distinction for competency. In addition be introduced to capacity tools, documentation and introduction to the court process to apply for guardianship.

Course Link:
http://www.cacmc.org
CE Value (credits): 1
CE Type: Standard

Sponsor:
Capitol Area Case Management Council

Contact Information:
Jill Clouser
517-745-6379
smailto:clouser@mielderlaw.com


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Apr
19
8:45 AM08:45

Advocating for Recovery: Supporting Families with Substance Use Disorders

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

Course Description:

This course addresses ways to provide support for families struggling with substance use issues and how to advocate for them and services in order to facilitate recovery.  Attendees will learn how to advocate within the system for families struggling with substance use disorders.  This includes being able to advocate for access to services and engagement in appropriate levels of care.  

Attendees will be able to distinguish the differences between various levels of care and what to advocate for. They will learn about recovery and what it means for families in order to provide advocacy and ensure family safety. Finally, attendees will have an opportunity to discuss barriers to advocating for families and services and ways to overcome 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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Apr
19
9:45 AM09:45

Human Trafficking Education Seminar

Course Description:

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

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

Sponsor:
Restoration Place

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


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Apr
19
12:30 PM12:30

Medical Marijuana: Help or Just a High?

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

Course Description:

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

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

CE Value (credits): 3
CE Type: Standard

Sponsor Name:
Washtenaw Community College

Contact Information:

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


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Apr
20
12:00 PM12:00

Ethics and Health Care Decision Making

Course Description:

One of the most challenging issues that health care clinicians face is related to health care decision making. Should a treatment be used or not? Should a life be prolonged or not? Who should decide? How should such decisions be made? This webinar examines the process of health care decision making from an ethical perspective by reviewing bioethical principles and applying them to the three primary circumstances in which health care decisions are made.



Course Link:
http://www.socialwork.msu.edu/ceu
CE Value (credits):  1
CE Type: Standard

Sponsor:
Michigan State University School of SW

Contact Information:
Ryan Hasselbach
517-353-3060
swkce@msu.edu


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Apr
23
9:00 AM09:00

Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy

Course Description:

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

                                                                         

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

Sponsor:
Development Centers

Contact Information:
Stefan Harris x1203
313-531-2500


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Apr
23
9:00 AM09:00

Anxiety Disorders and Addictions Seminar

Course Description:

This course will help participants increase their understanding about the relationship between anxiety and addictions, the causes and different types of anxiety, process vs. substance addictions, differential diagnosis and treatment planning - goals/objectives.

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
24
9:00 AM09:00

Assessment and Treatment Strategies for Opioid Dependence and Pain Management

Course Description:

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

 

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

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

Sponsor Name:
Core Learning, Inc.

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


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Apr
25
to Apr 26

Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST)

  • The Right Door for Hope, Recovery, and Wellness (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Course Description:

Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) is a two-day intensive, interactive, and practice dominated course designed to help caregivers recognize and review risk, and intervene to prevent the immediate risk of suicide. It is by far the most widely used, acclaimed, and researched suicide intervention training workshop in the world.



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

Sponsor:
The Right Door for Hope, Recovery, and Wellness

Contact Information:
Peter Leland
616-527-1790
mailto:pleland@rightdoor.org


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Apr
25
9:00 AM09:00

Improving Clinical Supervision Skills

Course Description:

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

 

http://www.corelearninginc.com

Sponsor:
Core Learning, Inc.

CE Credits: 6

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


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Apr
27
10:00 AM10:00

Human Trafficking

Course Description:

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

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

CE Value (credits): 2.5
CE Type: Standard

Sponsor Name:
Core Learning, Inc.

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


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Apr
28
9:00 AM09:00

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

Course Description:

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

 

http://www.corelearninginc.com

Sponsor:
Core Learning, Inc.

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


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May
4
2:00 PM14:00

Trauma, Process and Representation

Course Description:

 Practice Gap/Need and Course Description: The concept of “trauma,” so central to Freud’s (1895b) original formulations of hysteria, continues to occupy a problematic place in psychoanalysis and for analysts and psychoanalytic psychotherapist.  This paper re-examines Freud’s concept of trauma and some of its implications for analytic process when viewed from the perspective of his theory of psychic representation as it has been advanced and extended by contemporary authors influenced by the work of Bion, Winnicott, Green and the Paris School of Psychosomatics.  Thus, in assessing the consequences of any experience or interaction, trauma can be measured by the extent to which various psychic processes referred to as cathexis (Winnicott 1971), containment (Bion 1970), objectalization (Green 2005), symbolization, figurability (Botella and Botella 2005), representation (Levine et al 2013), and other denominations of mental processing (Marty 1976, 1980) are disrupted or prevented from developing.  A brief clinical example is offered as illustration of these views.

 

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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May
5
8:00 AM08:00

Atypical Academies: An Analysis of Alternatives to Traditional Schooling"

Course Description:

In an ever growing technological world, there are new advancements in not only entertainment but also ways that we socialize, communicate, and learn. With these new advancements, there have been growing opportunities to engage in online school versus the traditional classroom style of learning. In this presentation, we will discuss various mental health concerns that often times present difficulties learning in the traditional school setting and will explore the pros and cons of considering alternative options. A focus will be made on ways each setting can promote or hinder healthy development in such cases and the potential impacts on long-term mental health. Strategies to assist parents and professionals in encouraging healthy development for their adolescents struggling with these concerns will be provided.

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

Sponsor:
Forest View Hospital

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


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May
9
9:00 AM09:00

Trauma and the Brain - Trauma Certificate Core Course

  • Lansing Community College West Campus (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Course Description:

Science now demonstrates that an understanding of the impact of toxic stress on brain functioning is essential to effectively assess needs and plan interventions. Understanding the neurobiology of trauma from infancy through adulthood is essential to promote optimal development and resiliency for individuals. In this workshop, you will explore the impact of trauma on development, learning, memory, and coping. You will learn strategies to intersect what you see, what science tells you, and what your professional wisdom demonstrates.



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

Sponsor:
Michigan State University School of SW

Contact Information:
Ryan Hasselbach
517-353-3060
swkce@msu.edu


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May
9
12:00 PM12:00

The Opioid Crisis in Michigan

Course Description:

The misuse of and addiction to opioids including prescription pain relievers, heroin, and synthetic opioids such as fentanyl is a serious national public health crisis. This webinar will present a statistical look at the crisis in Michigan specifically, including information on the definition of an opioid, what misuse looks like (signs and symptoms), as well as efforts to address the opioid crisis individually and in our communities.



Course Link:
http://www.socialwork.msu.edu/ceu
CE Value (credits):  1
CE Type: Standard

Sponsor:
Michigan State University School of SW

Contact Information:
Ryan Hasselbach
517-353-3060
swkce@msu.edu


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