Oct
16
12:00 PM12:00

Implicit Bias Training

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

Course Description:

 

By the conclusion of the lecture participants will:

  1. Define Implicit Bias
  2. Identify the brain’s unconscious and conscious minds
  3. Recognize how Implicit Bias can create conflict and other
  4. Describe de-biasing strategies
  5. Discuss resources to continue the conversation regarding cultural biases

 Applicable to Social Work Practice:

In order to be reflective of the community that we serve, social workers need to be conscious of how our internal framework and thinking may affect the way we interact and treat each other and our patients. Studies show that building a meaningful connection between care provider and patient increases the likelihood that the patient will adhere to care plans, thus increasing the patient outcome

 

 

 

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

Sponsor:
Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital

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


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Oct
16
1:00 PM13:00

Breastfeeding and Nutrition

Course Description:

Many health care professionals encounter breastfeeding women asking, "what should or can I eat?" Lauren Cody, RD, IBCLC will dispel nutrition myths and provide evidence-based nutrition recommendations for women during lactation along with practical and culturally sensitive nutrition counseling strategies to utilize with breastfeeding women.

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

Sponsor:
MDHHS: Division of Maternal and Infant Health

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


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Oct
16
6:00 PM18:00

Traditional Chinese Medicine for Physical and Emotional Health

Course Description:

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

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

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

Sponsor Name:
Core Learning, Inc.

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


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Oct
17
9:00 AM09:00

Adolescent Suicide Prevention and Intervention

Course Description:

This class is based on material published by the National Center on Institutions and Alternatives (NCIA) in 2013, recognized as the most comprehensive and up-to-date instruction on suicide prevention in residential juvenile facilities. The course was designed to equip direct care, medical, mental health, and education personnel with a comprehensive understanding of suicidal behavior as it relates to the facility environment of a residential treatment center.

  

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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Oct
17
9:00 AM09:00

Addressing the Fear Around Unaccompanied Children and the Role of Providers in Identifying Eligible Children for Immigration Benefits

  • Eastern Michigan University-Halle Library Room 202 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Course Description:

This comprehensive course will provide an understanding of the issues social workers face when serving Unaccompanied Alien Children (UAC).   Current issues facing child immigrants and the diversity of services necessary to meet their needs will be explored.  Additionally, this course will provide information regarding immigration benefits.

 

Sponsor Name:
Eastern Michigan University

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


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Oct
17
4:30 PM16:30

Applying key Concepts of Childhood Trauma to School Social Work

Course Description:

This workshop will introduce participants to the common concepts, components and skills underlying evidence-based treatment for children who hav experienced trauma. This course incorporates the new National Child Traumatic Stress Network core curriculum on child trauma (CCCT).  It will address the level of functioning of primary care giving environments and assess the capacity of schools to facilitate restorative processes.  The course focuses on assessment and intervention.

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

Sponsor:
MASSW-Region B

Contact Information:
Karla Vandenberg
269-492-4772
mailto:vandenkj@gmail.com


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Oct
18
to Oct 19

2018 Homeless Summit

  • Ann Arbor Marriott Ypsilanti at Eagle Crest (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Course Description:

The topics covered are to help social workers with new ways to serve the homeless and the disabled.  The social workers will learn about the HMIS data and how to track the populations, so they know if people are actually moving out of homeless and improving their situations and not returning.

Course Link:
https://www.regonline.com/2018homelesssummit
CE Value (credits): 7
CE Type: Standard

Sponsor:
Michigan State Housing Authority

Contact Information:
Becky Search
517-335-4722

http://mailto:searchb@michigan.gov


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Oct
18
7:30 AM07:30

Introduction to Art Therapy

Course Description:

Autumn Heddy-Reed, M.Ed., ATR & Amy Hamman, ATR-BC will be providing a basic overview of the field of art therapy, including a hands-on art experiential focused on self-care.

 

Course Link: http://www.gswsm.org

CE Value (credits): 1
CE Type: Standard

Sponsor Name:
Geriatric Social Workers of Southeast MI
Contact Information:
Julie Farman
810-252-3770
mailto:farmanju@msu.edu


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Oct
18
9:00 AM09:00

Trauma and the Brain 2.0

  • VisTaTech Center, Schoolcraft College (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.

This is a revised format from the initial sessions of Trauma and the Brain. While the description and objectives are much the same, the content will be presented integrating additional sources and revised learning activities.

*Recommended for interdisciplinary professionals

*Trauma Certificate Core Course

 

 

 

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

Sponsor:
Michigan State School of SW

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


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Oct
18
9:00 AM09:00

Caregiving Survival

Course Description:

 This one hour course is based on Personal Positioning for the Caregiver, Jill Gafner delivers a powerful message on the need to remain positive while caring for your patient.  “Caregivers are at great health risk due to the amount of mental stress they carry with them at all times”.  Gafner’s message is uplifting, real and leaves the participants with the strength they need to get through another day.   Whether you are supporting family members or patient’s family members, it’s a critical message that inspires everyone! Topics discussed will focus mainly on Dementia however, survival techniques are universal and beneficial for all caregivers.

 

Course Link: http://www.gswsm.org

CE Value (credits): 1
CE Type: Standard

Sponsor Name:
Geriatric Social Workers of Southeast MI

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


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Oct
18
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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Oct
18
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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Oct
18
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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Oct
18
3:30 PM15:30

Stop Playing Whackamole

Course Description:

Objectives:

-            Identify characteristics of eating disorders, relapse warning signs and triggers during eating disorder and co-occurring disorder treatment.

-            Learn how to create consistent behavior change through use of motivating factors, prevention planning and evidence based skills

-            Explore ways to shift cognitive distortions through reframing and refocusing emotional or cognitive distress into willingness and action steps.

Course Link:
https://foundationsrecoverynetwork.com
CE Value (credits): 1.5
CE Type: Standard

Sponsor:
Foundations Recovery Network

Contact Information:
Sarah Bono
248-965-6605
tmailto:sarah.bono@frnmail.com


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Oct
19
7:00 AM07:00

Planes, Medical and Automobiles

Course Description

The day long event will have six highly knowledgeable expert speakers on the following relevant subjects:
- Auto No-fault Updates and What’s Trending in the Future
- Impulsivity in Juveniles With TBI
- TBI and Pituitary Dysfunction
- MRI – Advanced Technology
- Common Pharmaceutical Treatment for those with SCI and TBI
- Delta – Air Travel for Passengers with Disabilities

 

 

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

CE Value (credits): 6
CE Type: Standard

Case Management Society of America

Contact Information:
Laura Alumbaugh
248-663-4103
mailto:cmsadetroit@gmail.com

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Oct
19
8:45 AM08:45

Fostering Resiliency in Work and Life: Developing Personal Strength to Deal with Emotional Pain

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

Course Description:

We are leaders who want to make a difference and we are also people. We all experience emotional pain, stress, and distress which leaves us walking and living our lives wounded. Healing hurts and healing is a process. There are things we can do to care for ourselves responsively and proactively so that we are able to bounce back perhaps even growing stronger from the experience. This training will help clinicians/ leaders who may be experiencing compassion fatigue and burnout. Skills will include building emotional muscle, checking and resetting the mind, and receiving gentle pushes towards action.

 

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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Oct
19
9:00 AM09:00

Legal and Ethical Considerations in Domestic Abuse Screening

  • VisTaTech Center Schoolcraft College (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Course Description:

This workshop is an overview of the more subtle forms of domestic abuse. It takes a look at women who abuse, child abuse, and elder abuse. You will be introduced to a screening tool for you to use. You will discuss the importance of safety planning and how to work through a potentially dangerous assessment. In addition, you will discuss the specific ethical dilemmas and how the revised NASW Code of Ethics can help guide you when working with domestic abuse.

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

*Meets Ethics Criteria

*Trauma Certificate Elective Course

 

 

Course Link:
https://www.socialwork.msu.edu/ce
CE Value (credits): 5
CE Type: Standard

Sponsor:
Michigan State School of SW

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


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Oct
19
9:00 AM09:00

Secondary Trauma is an Occupational Hazard!!

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

Course Description:

Exposed each day to the distress of others, our second responders to tragedy—humanitarian workers, therapists, social workers, lawyers, journalists, Children’s Protective Services workers, etc.—can develop traumatic stress disorders that mimic the PTSD of their clients and patients. Researchers point out that there is really only one reliable predictor of whether or not someone will experience secondary trauma: their level of exposure to trauma. Can you avoid or decrease secondary trauma? How can you prevent it? How can supervisors help their staff when secondary trauma symptoms appear? This training will explore the varied responses to secondary trauma and how to utilize adaptive coping skills to prevent, lessen, and/or mitigate secondary trauma. This training will utilize role playing, exercises, small group discussion, and visual displays.

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

CE Value (credits): 3
CE Type: Standard

Andrews University

Contact Information:
Shelley Kennedy
269-471-6196
swceu@andrews.edu

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Oct
19
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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Oct
19
12:00 PM12:00

When Trauma Leads to Psychosis: Healing Begins by Finding the Story

Course Description:

Many studies now provide evidence that psychosis can be an understandable reaction to trauma, abuse, and other difficult experiences, with dissociation usually involved in that reaction. Learn about a science-based yet humanistic conceptualization of extreme human experiences, and discover ways to help people change their relationship with these experiences, by collaborating in building coherent and compassionate self-narratives that set the stage for real recovery. Even when trauma is only part of the story of what led to psychosis, clarifying the story may be very helpful in supporting a return to a meaningful life.

*Recommended for LMSW intermediate skill level

*Trauma Certificate Elective Course

 

 

 

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

Sponsor:
Michigan State School of SW

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


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Oct
19
5:00 PM17:00

Continuing the Opioid Conversation. Tapering, Alternatives, Pharmacology & Overdoses

Course Description:

This is a follow up training to the May 18th and 19th training, The Opioid Epidemic: Reversing the Trends While Improving Patients' Pain, Function, and Lives. Participants will learn more effective treatment alternatives to opioids.

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

CE Value (credits): 2.5
CE Type: Standard

Sponsor Name:
Catholic Human Services

Contact Information:
Kara Steinke
989-356-6385
mailto:ksteinke@catholichumanservices.org


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Oct
20
2:00 PM14:00

It Takes Three to Understand One: The Essential Role of Ongoing Consultation

  • Michigan Psychoanalytic Institute (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Course Description:

Psychoanalytic training has often perpetuated a myth that once an analyst has graduated, he or she should be able to practice without assistance. In reality, due to the ongoing influence of transference/countertransference dynamics, even the most well trained and experienced analysts inevitably become mired in enactments that operate outside the analyst’s consciousness.  Therefore, it is argued, it is imperative that analysts seek ongoing consultation for their psychotherapy and psychoanalytic work.  This presentation examines six aspects of receiving and providing consultation that improve analysts’ functioning.

 

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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Oct
21
9:00 AM09:00

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:
Core Learning, Inc.

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


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Oct
21
11:00 AM11:00

Perverse Psychoanalytic Outcomes - they sure can feel good!

Course Description:

  Many analyses may end with a sense that not all issues have been resolved.  This case study shows how an apparently successful and "beautiful" ending to an analysis could be seen as both a collusion between analyst and analysand and as a last-ditch effort on the part of the patient to avoid the pain he associated with intimacy. Both the collusion and the denial of intimacy are hallmarks of perverse scenarios.  This case makes a link between perverse scenarios and narcissistic defensive structures.

 

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

CE Value (credits): 2
CE Type: Standard
 

Michigan Council for
Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy

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

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Oct
22
to Oct 23

37th Annual Michigan Statewide Conference on Child Abuse & Neglect: Prevention, Assessment, and Treatment

Course Description:

Internet addition is identified as a new and growing problem in clients with social and behavioral problems. Patients with a variety of physical and emotional dysfunction are seen more frequently in clinics and hospitals. A need for skills in identification and treatment are needed to properly provide treatment and preventive interventions. Attendees will gain an understanding of the dynamics, identify symptoms, identify treatments options and preventive strategies for Internet addictions.  

Course Link: http://www.med.umich.edu

CE Value (credits): 1
CE Type: Standard

Sponsor Name:
UMHS Department of Social Work

Contact Information:
Martha Kerr
734-936-9251
markerr@med.umich.edu


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Oct
22
10:15 AM10:15

Resettlement 101

Course Description:

This panel session will provide an overview of the refugee resettlement process in the United States and include participant stories and experiences, along with clinician insight, to illuminate that process. 

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

Sponsor:
Jewish Family Services Washtenaw

Contact Information:
Deana Smith
734-769-0209
smailto:ceu@jfsannarbor.org


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Oct
23
9:00 AM09:00

Basic Conflict Resolution Workshop

Course Description:

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

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

CE Value (credits): 6.5
CE Type: Standard

Sponsor Name:
Core Learning, Inc.

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


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Oct
23
to Oct 24

Upper Great Lakes Palliative Care & Hospice Conference

  • Northern Michigan University Great Lakes Rooms (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Course Description:

y the end of the session, the participants will:
Understand current state of medical management of delirium
Describe possible non-narcotic, minimally invasive treatment options for patients will neoplastic disease
Expand knowledge of the use and rationale of cannabinoids in palliative care
Verbalize awareness of the End of Life Doula and their importance as an adjunct to Hospice Care
Discuss non-opioid and opioid medications and dosing used in Hospice care
Identify ways to strengthen resilience in caregivers for those  at end of life
Better understand who qualifies for hospice, the core aspects and values of hospice.
Understand the cultural context of their target community, an have the willingness and skills to work within this context.
Explain legal tools available for advance planning, legal incapacity, DPOA, Guardianship, Conservatorship
Understand the scope of integrative medicine options for end of care life
Identify skills to assist patients in finding meaning in navigating emotional and medical challenges.
Explore the function of the hospice house within their own community
apply methods to address reducing the risk for compassion fatigue in heathcare providers and caregivers. 
Identify evidence based benefits of Medicare hospice care in nursing homes/assisted living. 
Identify a tool for assessment of spiritual pain in relation to resilience
Identify how Tai Chi can improve the regulation of the immune system, reduce stress and increase levels of flexibility and balance.
Verbalize the science behind chronic pain and its relationship to fatigue, depression, insomnia, tense muscles and difficult emotions. 
Apply the most up to date evidence based treatment for depression at the end of life. 

Course Link:
http://www.mcrh.msu.edu
CE Value (credits): 13
CE Type: Standard

Sponsor:

Michigan Center for Rural Health

Contact Information:
Julie Higbie
906-225-7760

mailto:jhigbie@lakesuperiorhospice.org


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Oct
23
12:00 PM12:00

Ethics for Lunch Series: “VSED And The Ethical Issues”

Course Description:

This workshop is a presentation on variety of core curriculum topics on ethical issues in a hospital setting.

VSED stands for voluntarily stopping eating and drinking—an intentional decision to stop drinking liquids and eating food—for the specific purpose of causing death. Is this suicide and are there laws around this topic?

 

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

CE Value (credits): 1
CE Type: Ethics

Sponsor Name:
Henry Ford Health Systems

Contact Information:
Kirsten Vollmar
313-916-1509
kvollman1@hfhs.org


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Oct
23
12:00 PM12:00

Social Work Code of Ethics: An Update

Course Description:

This workshop will focus on changing in the NASW- National Code of Ethics as to how these changes will effect clinical practice including conflict of interest, social media communications, electronic communications, and changes in the Social work state license requirements.

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

Sponsor:
NASW-Michigan

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


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Oct
24
8:00 AM08:00

Elder Law-Aging in Michigan

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.

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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Oct
25
to Oct 26

2018 UP Fall Summit: Understanding Generational Trends Among Substance Use Disorders

  • Lake Superior State University (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Course Description:

This course explores the connection of substance use disorders from prenatal exposure to adolescence to older populations. Familial traits of addiction will be addressed as well as specific issues among adolescents and aging populations. In addition, traditional along with new and emerging treatments in addiction will be presented.

 

Course Link:
https://www.chippewahd.com/site/Default.aspx?PageID=791

CE Value (credits): 7.5
CE Type: Standard

Chippewa County Health Department

Contact Information:
Karen Senkus
906-253-3103
ksenkus@chippewahd.com

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Oct
25
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.

 

 

# CE Hours: 6

Sponsor:
Core Learning, Inc.

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


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Oct
25
9:00 AM09:00

15th Annual FOCUS-Fall Symposium (for clinical and administrative personnel)

  • Bavarian Inn Lodge & Conference Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Course Description:

Nine hours of training (7 total sessions) providing practical and functional information in the areas of trauma, compliance, opioid overdoses, dementia, medication interactions, suicide, legal issues on employment, conflict, DBT, sleep and well-being, urinary tract infections and out of character behavior, hoarding, person centered services, emotional intelligence and primary consumer success stories.
 

Course Link:
http://www.focustraining.org
CE Value (credits): 9
CE Type: Standard

Sponsor:
FOCUS Training

Contact Information:
Helen Royal
866-412-8767
hcr@summitpointe.org


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Oct
25
9:00 AM09:00

CBT and Pain Management

Course Description:

This course focuses on the biopsychosocial model of chronic pain as well as the psychological factors that have been found to play a role in mediating pain & disability. Gender differences, CBT, relaxation, the multidisciplinary team approach and medications are also reviewed.

 

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

Sponsor:
Development Centers

Contact Information:
Stefan Harris x1203
313-531-2500


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Oct
26
8:00 AM08:00

Grief and Loss in Late Life

Course Description:

Provides an overview of grief and loss, and the impact on older adults.  To[pics include losses in late life, process of grieving, and models of grieving behavior.

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

Sponsor:
Mental Health & Aging Project - LCC

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


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Oct
26
8:00 AM08:00

Michigan Guardianship - 2018 Fall Conference

Course Description:

The work of surrogate decisions makers and others who work with vulnerable older adults and individuals with disabilities requires a high level of ethics and determination and dignity. This event is designed to meet those needs and is the very core of social work practice and relevance.

Course Link:
http://www.michiganguardianship.org
CE Value (credits): 5.0
CE Type: Standard

Sponsor:
Michigan Guardianship Association
 

Contact Information:
Sara Dziurman
586-996-3456
mailto:admin@michiganguardianship.org


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Oct
26
8:45 AM08:45

Suicide Prevention Among Youth Involved in the Child Welfare System

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

Course Description:

This training will focus on suicide prevention among youth involved in the child welfare system. This training will provide practical information on assessment and intervention. This training will use role playing and small group discussion. 

 

 

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

Sponsor:
Western Michigan School of SW

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


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Oct
26
8:45 AM08:45

Breaking Down the Barriers: Communicating and Working with Attorneys Inside and Outside of the Courtroom to Promote Best Interests of the Children and Achieve Better Permanency Outcomes

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

Course Description:

This workshop will give a brief overview of the importance of working with LGALs and parent attorneys both inside and outside of the courtroom in an effort to achieve better permanency results for families and children. Participants will be encouraged to think critically about collaborating with both LGALs and parent attorneys, how to engage these attorneys outside of the court process, and ultimately get the attorneys involved in permanency planning prior to walking into court.  Participants will learn more about the lawyers’ roles, the lawyers’ obligations to their clients, and how to interact with lawyers to gain confidence in their advocacy skills at court despite the adversarial environment.

 

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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Oct
26
9:00 AM09:00

Introduction to Cyber Social Work & Understanding Cyber Addictions

Course Description:

This CE workshop is designed to provide attendees an introduction to the practice of Cyber Social Work and contemporary cyber addictions, including Nomophobia, Digital Dementia, Selfie Syndrome, FOMO and others. Participants will be exposed to the history of electronic Social Work, the use of technology and Social Media in micro, mezzo, and macro settings, technology as a tool for community action and social change, and professional liability/risks associated with online practice. Part I of a 3-Session Cyber Social Work Series.  Participants may take all 3 sessions for a reduced fee.  Those attending all 3 Cyber Social Work sessions are eligible to earn and receive a Cyber Social Work Certificate.

 

http://www.corelearninginc.com

Sponsor:
Core Learning, Inc.

CE Hours: 6

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


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Oct
26
9:00 AM09:00

Substance Use Disorders: Adult Survivors of Childhood Abuse and Neglect

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

Course Description:

This class will examine the identification of  families involved with child abuse and neglect and its connection to adult survivors of abuse and neglect, and co-morbid mental health and substance use disorders. 

 

SEATING IS LIMITED!

Sponsor Name:
Eastern Michigan University

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


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Oct
26
10:00 AM10:00

Human Trafficking Education Seminar

Course Description:

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

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

Sponsor:
Restoration Place

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


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Oct
26
1:00 PM13:00

Loneliness and Older Adults: Addressing Negative Health Consequences

Course Description:

Loneliness has a significant negative impact on wellbeing and is a growing public health concern.  Age is one risk factor of loneliness.  This workshop will identify risk factors and potential interventions to address loneliness in older adults.

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

Sponsor:
Mental Health & Aging Project - LCC

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


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Oct
28
12:30 AM00:30

The Shape of Water

Course Description:

While implicit in psychoanalytic theory and practice, the concept of intrapsychic and interpersonal vulnerability is rarely discussed directly.

 

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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Oct
28
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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Oct
28
1:00 PM13:00

Social Thinking, Social Learning And Becoming a Social Detective

  • The Berman Center for the Performing Arts (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Course Description:

Teaching children, adolescents and adults with ADHD, autism spectrum disorder, learning challenges or those with higher language and academic abilities, how to think critical, improve ones’ social learning, and adapt social responses will be explored. Using the Social Competency Model, four key elements will be highlighted for improving each persons’ ability to: attend, interpret, problem solve and respond. As social awareness grows, self-regulation will improve. Social Thinking Vocabulary and multiple strategies will be taught to encourage younger children to become Social Detectives and adolescents to become Social Spies.

 

 

http://www.corelearninginc.com

Sponsor:
Core Learning, Inc.

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


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Oct
29
to Oct 30

Introduction to Restorative Practices and Circles

  • Eastern Michigan University Student Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Course Description:

This course will utilize an experiential approach to explore supervision and teaching.  The presenters will share their experiences in supervising and teaching BSW and MSW students and highlight strategies for utilizing supervision to help students make important connections between the classroom and practice.  The CSWE core competencies for field education will be reviewed and provide a framework for discussing ways to integrate theory, policy, and research into field supervision.  Participants will have the opportunity to engage in a group supervision activity to explore and share strategies for balancing teaching and supervision.

Course Link:
http://www.emich.edu/engage/businesslink/ppat/social-work
CE Value (credits): 12
CE Type: Standard

Sponsor:
Eastern Michigan University

Contact Information:
Julie Newland
734-487-4926

mailto:jnewland@emich.edu


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Oct
30
5:00 AM05:00

Compassion Fatigue Resiliency: Strategies for the Professional Caregiver

  • Karmanos Cancer Center/5th Floor Wertz Auditorium (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Course Description:

 Compassion Fatigue can be described as a combination of secondary traumatic stress and burnout. Healthcare professionals and others who work in a healthcare environment constantly witness individuals and their families during times of vulnerability and stress. When this happens consistently healhcare providers can become apathetic to their patient’s needs as well as develop physical, emotional and psychological side effects.

 

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

CE Value (credits): 1
CE Type: Standard

Karmanos Cancer Center

Contact Information:
Truvella Murray
313-576-9077
mailto:murraytr@karmanos.org

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Oct
30
8:00 AM08:00

Mental Health First Aid for Adult

Course Description:

Mental Health First Aid for Adults is an 8-hour, interactive certification course that provides an overview of mental health and substance use conditions as well as their risk factors, warning signs, impact, and common treatments.  Participants will receive a MHFA manual which is a blueprint for providing comfort, promoting recovery, and helping to reduce distress related to stressful situations, trauma and crisis. Mental Health First Aid teaches a 5-step action plan to offer initial help to people with the signs and symptoms of a mental illness or in a crisis, and connects them with the appropriate professional, peer, social, or self-help care.  Participants vary widely and include primary and long-term care professionals, law enforcement and first responders, school personnel and educators, employers, parents, guardians, consumers, faith communities, mental health advocacy organizations, state policymakers, and the general public.

Course Link:
http://www.northernlakescmh.org
CE Value (credits): 8
CE Type: Standard

Sponsor:
Northern Lakes CMH

Contact Information:
Beth Burke
231-876-3249
mailto:beth.burke@nlcmh.org


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Oct
30
9:00 AM09:00

Identifying Trafficked Youth in Health Care Settings: What You Need to Know

  • Washtenaw Community College Morris Lawrence Bldg (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Course Description:

oin the Adolescent Health Initiative for an interactive training on human trafficking at Washtenaw Community College in Ann Arbor on Tuesday, October 30th from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. This session is designed for a multidisciplinary audience of health professionals including physicians, nurses, mental health providers and other youth-serving professionals. The 2018 Connection Session is funded through the Office of Continuing Medical Education and Lifelong Learning at Michigan Medicine. 

Sponsor:
Adolescent Health Initiative

Contact Information:
Jenni Lane
734-998-1582
adolescenthealth@umich.edu


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Oct
30
12:00 PM12:00

Email Safety and Security for Healthcare

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

Course Description:

As healthcare workers have access to valuable and sensitive data on patients, we are targets for email fraud and susceptible to breaches of patient privacy via email. The information presented in this session will equip employees to protect patient data from these very present threats in our work environment.

 

 

 

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

Sponsor:
Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital

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


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Oct
31
8:00 AM08:00

Mental Health First Aid for Youth

Course Description:

Mental Health First Aid for Youth is an 8-hour, interactive certification course that provides an overview of mental health and substance use conditions as well as their risk factors, warning signs, impact, and common treatments for young people.  Participants will receive a MHFA manual which is a blueprint for providing comfort, promoting recovery, and helping to reduce distress related to stressful situations, trauma and crisis. Mental Health First Aid teaches a 5-step action plan to offer initial help to young people with the signs and symptoms of a mental illness or in a crisis, and connects them with the appropriate professional, peer, social, or self-help care.  Participants vary widely and include social workers, primary and long-term care professionals, law enforcement and first responders, school personnel and educators, employers, parents, guardians, consumers, faith communities, mental health advocacy organizations, state policymakers, and the general public.

Course Link:
http://www.northernlakescmh.org
CE Value (credits): 8
CE Type: Standard

Sponsor:
Northern Lakes CMH

Contact Information:
Beth Burke
231-876-3249
mailto:beth.burke@nlcmh.org


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Nov
1
8:00 AM08:00

2018 Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital Stroke Conference

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

Course Description:

Rehabilitation professionals are continually exploring ways to enhance their treatments to improve patient outcomes. The 2018 Stroke Symposium will explore current research related to the care of patients who have experienced stroke, and connecting the functional levels across the health care continuum. Rehabilitation specialists will gain knowledge in the importance of: how a home assessment can assist with a successful return home, managing incontinence, the role of recreational therapists in stroke rehabilitation, communication with the use of adaptive and assistive devices, and the management of tracheostomies and related issues. All members of the health care team will benefit from the concluding discussion on family communication strategies.

 

 

 

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

Sponsor:
Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital

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


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Nov
1
to Nov 2

2 Day ASAM Training

  • Kewadin Casino-Sault St. Marie (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Course Description:

This training is designed to assist social workers, chemical addictions counselors, nurses, peer specialists, or direct care workers who are service providers for adults, children or adolescents with mental health and/or substance use disorders to provide individualized treatment planning and provision as well as level of care determination according to ASAM criteria.

Course Link:
https://www.hbhcmh.org
CE Value (credits): 12
CE Type: Standard

Sponsor:
Hiawatha Behavioral Health

Contact Information:
Naomi Nelson
906-635-3717
mailto:nnelson@hbhcmh.org


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Nov
1
9:00 AM09:00

MIATSA Conference - Bridging the Gap: Myths, Facts and the Shared Goal of Reducing Sexual Violence

Course Description:

PART I is Jacob’s Hope – Patty will share her personal story of the investigation following her son’s abduction as well as lessons learned from working with hundreds of searching families across the nation. She will offer suggestions as to what was helpful, what could have been better and how to best keep long term missing cases alive and active.

PART II is Mind the Gap: The Importance of Working Together to accomplish our Shared Goals – Victim advocates and sex offender treatment providers are on the same team, but it hasn’t always seemed that way. Maia will share strategies that have been  used to bridge and decrease gaps; will share results of recent surveys from various professional groups talking about their collaboration efforts; and will identify some best practices. These ground-breaking partnerships are contributing to the expanded national conversation about sexual abuse prevention; and by working strategically together; we can influence a bold new direction for the future.

Part III is Bridging the Gap – Panel Discussion:  Overcoming obstacles to working collaboratively within Michigan.  Panelists will be sharing perspectives and be open for questions from the audience related to both victim and offender treatment and policy. 

  

Course Link: http://www.wedgwood.org

CE Value (credits): 5.5
CE Type: Standard

Sponsor Name:
Wedgwood Christian Services

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


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Nov
1
9:00 AM09:00

Basic Conflict Resolution Workshop

Course Description:

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

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

CE Value (credits): 6.5
CE Type: Standard

Sponsor Name:
Core Learning, Inc.

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


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Nov
1
9:00 AM09:00

Introduction to Occupational Therapy

Course Description:

This workshop will cover the basics of sensory processing.  We will explore what sensory processing is, how it affects those struggling with mental illness and some basic ways that we can use sensory strategies effectively.

  

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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Nov
2
8:30 AM08:30

Healing the Trauma of Exploitation

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

Course Description:

Measurable Change Seminars incorporate the expertise & stories of attendees. We explore the desire to help, the authority structures in-play, & the factors that drive us to seek tangible solutions to the greatest challenges in our fields of work. We will examine the narrative & neurological development of trafficking victims in the United States to help create cultures where recovery takes place. Additionally, we will spend time delving into the social narratives that cultivate objectification and exploitation. Further, we will also discuss resources, interventions and warning signs human trafficking victims in health settings. Work through interactive exercises, participants not only grow in professional insights, but in their network of supportive, trusted colleagues.       

 

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

CE Value (credits): 5
CE Type: Standard

Grand Valley State University

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

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Nov
2
9:00 AM09:00

Ethics and Pain Management for Social Workers and Substance Abuse Professionals

Course Description:

This course will provide a refresher on ethical principles and standards of the NASW Code of Ethics and will cover practical, easy-to-use ethical problem-solving techniques.  The course will also cover what social workers need to know about pain management and how they can help clients reduce their subjective experience of pain through a self-care framework. This course will also examine planned changes to the Code of Ethics being proposed by the National Association of Social Workers.  

Course Link:
http://www.nmu.edu/ce
CE Value (credits): 6
CE Type: Standard

Sponsor:
Northern Michigan University

Contact Information:
NMU Continuing Ed. Department
906-227-2103

mailto:conteduc@nmu.edu


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Nov
2
10:00 AM10:00

Developmental Disabilities and Dementia: Where Do They Meet?

Course Description:

People with developmental disabilities are living longer than ever, and with longer life comes an increased risk of dementia. In this workshop, you will learn about the risk of dementia for those with developmental disabilities, the unique signs and symptoms of dementia in this population, how to screen for suspected dementia and respond to the changes that occur. Some of the changes that will be discussed include those in communication, self-care, and behavior. You will learn about interventions that are based on/incorporate a person-centered approach to care and the philosophy of behavior as communication, which is central to best dementia-care practices.

*Recommended for LBSW and LMSW beginning skill level

 

 

 

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

Sponsor:
Michigan State School of SW

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


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Nov
2
10:00 AM10:00

Pain Symptoms as Messengers: Listening to the Body as a Pathway to Healing

Course Description:

This workshop will reveal how physical pain symptoms are bodily messengers that can help individuals understand and manage pain symptoms. These pain symptoms can be caused by persistent unhealthy beliefs and difficult emotions as well as physical injury. The unpleasant nature of pain symptoms generally lead to difficult emotions, which can then generate more pain. When this cycle of pain symptoms goes unnoticed or unaddressed, the cumulative effect can lead to more serious physical and mental health problems. In this workshop, you will learn to differentiate difficult emotions from physical pain sensations, as you practice a body-based strategy to manage pain symptoms for optimal health. The workshop will offer brief lecture, discussion, and experiential exercises. The presenter aims to have participants leave with practical strategies and a renewed charge for reading and managing pain symptoms while moving forward with their work and life goals when working with clients.

*Recommended for LMSW beginning skill level

*Meets Pain Management Criteria

 

 

 

Course Link:
https://www.socialwork.msu.edu/ce
CE Value (credits): 2
CE Type: Standard, Pain

Sponsor:
Michigan State School of SW

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


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Nov
3
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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Nov
4
9:00 AM09:00

A Mindful Approach to Ethics and Pain Management

Course Description:

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

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

Sponsor:
Core Learning, Inc.

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


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Nov
5
12:00 PM12:00

Responding to Human Trafficking in the Healthcare Setting

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

Course Description:

In recent years, those working in healthcare are becoming more aware of human trafficking as a public health issue. As a result, legislation was passed in Michigan requiring healthcare professionals to seek out education about human trafficking prior to renewing their licenses. This presentation will provide the required education. The participants will learn what constitutes human trafficking, especially the difference between prostitution and sex trafficking. Records of survivors indicate that 88% sought healthcare while they were enslaved and the common reasons for seeking care will be presented. Once in the healthcare setting, most victims show “red flags” that may identify them. These indicators will also be presented. Once potential victims enter the healthcare system, it is essential that they are treated in a manner that will not retraumatize them. Therefore, it is important that physicians understand the neurobiological changes that occur within the brain as a result of trauma and also know how to utilize Trauma Informed Care.

 

 

 

 

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

Sponsor:
Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital

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


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Nov
6
8:30 AM08:30

Opioids & Marijuana: Managing the Nationwide Emergency

Course Description:

The INR continuing education course “Opioids and Marijuana” is a clinically-oriented seminar that concentrates both on the etiology and pathogenesis as well as diagnosis and practical management of the nationwide

health crisis associated with the epidemic of opioid abuse as well as on the available scientific evidence in regard of medicinal and recreational use of cannabis (marijuana). The course consists of 4 segments.

The first segment is dedicated to the most current statistical and epidemiological evidence as well as the etiological and pathogenetic roots of the opioid crisis. The second segment presents an update on the 2016-2017

set of opioid-related guidelines and other directives issued by the US CDC, FDA and DHHS. Examples of non-opioid and non-medication pain relief strategies are discussed and the concept of MME (morphine milligram

equivalents) is explicated. The third segment is dedicated to highly alarming developments that may seem less familiar to a practitioner who is not directly engaged as a first line responder or emergency personnel.

The final segment of the course is designed to answer several common questions and concerns given the current situation with legalization of medicinal and recreational cannabis (marijuana).

The course is specifically designed to provide both guidance and reference for psychologists, social workers, mental health counselors, psychiatric nurses and other health care professionals.

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

Sponsor:
INR Seminars

Contact Information:
INR Customer Service
800-937-6878

mailto:info@inrseminars.com


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Nov
6
12:00 PM12:00

Organizing for Emotional Health

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

Course Description:

Hoarding disorder is a standalone DSM-V classified mental disorder as of 2013.  The prevalence of hoarding disorder in our society is evident by the research indicating 5% of the population has the disorder.  The disorder is many times co-occurring with other disorders such as, ADD, Depression, Anxiety, OCD and more.  The hoarding behavior impacts the person’s family and friend relationships, functioning of activities of daily living, physical surroundings, mental health wellbeing, as well as, the community at large.  These homes many times are a health hazard to the person, hazardous to the emergency personnel who respond to calls and to the community who may deal with pests/infestations, excess clutter, etc.  Education of professionals in the social work field is essential in treating and working with individuals who have chronic disorganization and hoarding disorder challenges.       

 

 

 

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

Sponsor:
Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital

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


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Nov
7
8:30 AM08:30

Opioids & Marijuana: Managing the Nationwide Emergency

Course Description:

The INR continuing education course “Opioids and Marijuana” is a clinically-oriented seminar that concentrates both on the etiology and pathogenesis as well as diagnosis and practical management of the nationwide

health crisis associated with the epidemic of opioid abuse as well as on the available scientific evidence in regard of medicinal and recreational use of cannabis (marijuana). The course consists of 4 segments.

The first segment is dedicated to the most current statistical and epidemiological evidence as well as the etiological and pathogenetic roots of the opioid crisis. The second segment presents an update on the 2016-2017

set of opioid-related guidelines and other directives issued by the US CDC, FDA and DHHS. Examples of non-opioid and non-medication pain relief strategies are discussed and the concept of MME (morphine milligram

equivalents) is explicated. The third segment is dedicated to highly alarming developments that may seem less familiar to a practitioner who is not directly engaged as a first line responder or emergency personnel.

The final segment of the course is designed to answer several common questions and concerns given the current situation with legalization of medicinal and recreational cannabis (marijuana).

The course is specifically designed to provide both guidance and reference for psychologists, social workers, mental health counselors, psychiatric nurses and other health care professionals.

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

Sponsor:
INR Seminars

Contact Information:
INR Customer Service
800-937-6878

mailto:info@inrseminars.com


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Nov
7
to Nov 10

2018 Annual School Social Workers Conference

  • Raddison Plaza and Hotel (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Course Description:

The MASSW annual conference is the only Michigan conference where school social workers hear from national and local speakers and network with other school social workers from across the state. Attendees are guaranteed to be refreshed, refocused, and re-energized to assist their students and school staff with new ideas and interventions.

Course Link:
http://www.masswmi.org
CE Value (credits): 18
CE Type: Standard

Sponsor:
MASSW

Contact Information:
Amy Phaneuf
248-807-1478
mailto:aphaneufmassw@gmail.com


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Nov
7
12:00 PM12:00

The Healthcare Landscape in 2018

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

Course Description:

.By the conclusion of the lecture participants will:

  1. Understand the current market trends impacting healthcare payment and care models

  2. Discuss the bundled payment for care initiative medical payment model

  3. Describe what an accountable care organization is

  4. Identify barriers to alternative payment models

 Applicable to Social Work Practice:

Understanding the shift in the National Healthcare Payment and Care Models is crucial to ensuring that effective patient care and services are delivered in a way which is based on a patient’s truly identified need, not driven by “allowable” billing options. 

 

 

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

Sponsor:
Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital

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


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Nov
7
12:00 PM12:00

Senior CommUnity Care of Michigan PACE

  • MSU Communication Arts & Sciences (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Course Description:

This one hour presentation will focus on information to all of their patients about PACE programs and Services, and identify all of the health and safety needs for our participants so that they may continue to live in the community.

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

Sponsor:

Michigan Center for Rural Health

Contact Information:
Mark Maldaver
517-355-7979

mcrhaa@hc.msu.edu


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Nov
7
12:00 PM12:00

Immigration Law: Topics for Healthcare Providers

  • Karmanos Cancer Center/5th Floor Wertz Auditorium (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Course Description:

The United States may be the most diverse, multi-ethnic country in the world. The diversity that the United States has is due to migration from many different countries in search of various opportunities. With the search for opportunity comes many rules and laws that must be followed. This course will expound on immigration laws as it relates to the eligibility of health benefits in the United States as well provide resources for healthcare providers in assisting immigrants.

 

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

CE Value (credits): 1
CE Type: Standard

Karmanos Cancer Center

Contact Information:
Truvella Murray
313-576-9077
mailto:murraytr@karmanos.org

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Nov
7
4:00 PM16:00

The 23rd Annual Raymond Waggoner Lecture on Ethics & Values in Medicine, "Physicians, Public Speech, and Politics"

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

Course Description:

Presentation description not available.

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

Sponsor:

University of Michigan Depression Center

Contact Information:
Sandra Glover
734-232-0352

sandig@med.umich.edu


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Nov
8
8:30 AM08:30

Opioids & Marijuana: Managing the Nationwide Emergency

Course Description:

The INR continuing education course “Opioids and Marijuana” is a clinically-oriented seminar that concentrates both on the etiology and pathogenesis as well as diagnosis and practical management of the nationwide

health crisis associated with the epidemic of opioid abuse as well as on the available scientific evidence in regard of medicinal and recreational use of cannabis (marijuana). The course consists of 4 segments.

The first segment is dedicated to the most current statistical and epidemiological evidence as well as the etiological and pathogenetic roots of the opioid crisis. The second segment presents an update on the 2016-2017

set of opioid-related guidelines and other directives issued by the US CDC, FDA and DHHS. Examples of non-opioid and non-medication pain relief strategies are discussed and the concept of MME (morphine milligram

equivalents) is explicated. The third segment is dedicated to highly alarming developments that may seem less familiar to a practitioner who is not directly engaged as a first line responder or emergency personnel.

The final segment of the course is designed to answer several common questions and concerns given the current situation with legalization of medicinal and recreational cannabis (marijuana).

The course is specifically designed to provide both guidance and reference for psychologists, social workers, mental health counselors, psychiatric nurses and other health care professionals.

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

Sponsor:
INR Seminars

Contact Information:
INR Customer Service
800-937-6878

mailto:info@inrseminars.com


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Nov
8
9:00 AM09:00

Hospice 101 for Providers, The Conversation Project Overview

  • Henry Ford Hospital/Allegiance Health (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Course Description:

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

 

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

CE Value (credits): 1
CE Type: Standard

Sponsor Name:
Henry Ford Health Systems

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


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Nov
8
9:00 AM09:00

Understanding the Responsibility of Parenting Transracially

Course Description:

Adopting transracially requires adoptive parents to give attention to and have ongoing discussions about race and culture. A prerequisite to these activities is a willingness to reflect on one’s own privilege, to understand and identify examples of colorism, to have knowledge about how stereotypes inform implicit bias, and to deal with how those biases impact familial and societal interactions. The presenter will share her perspective in an effort to help participants gain a deeper understanding of the responsibility of parenting transracially, increase their awareness about the difference between intent and impact, and develop strategies for identifying and curbing micro-aggressions.  

 

http://www.corelearninginc.com

Sponsor:
Core Learning, Inc.

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


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Nov
8
1:00 PM13:00

Attachment Theory in Action: Understanding Infant Mental Health Practices in the Care of Infant and Toddlers in Foster Care

Course Description:

See provider link

 

 

 

 

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

Sponsor:
Michigan State School of SW

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


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Nov
9
8:30 AM08:30

Understanding, Identifying and Interacting with Trafficking Survivors

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.  The focus of this presentation will be on the victims of both rape and labor trafficking.  Victims of both arenas suffer acute PTSD due to the sexual, physical and psychological trauma endured through their victimization process.  This training will help clinicians identify the population involved and discuss short and long-term interventions and treatment strategies.  

Course Link:
http://www.pinerest.org/pmad2018
CE Value (credits): 6.0
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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Nov
9
8:30 AM08:30

Opioids & Marijuana: Managing the Nationwide Emergency

Course Description:

The INR continuing education course “Opioids and Marijuana” is a clinically-oriented seminar that concentrates both on the etiology and pathogenesis as well as diagnosis and practical management of the nationwide

health crisis associated with the epidemic of opioid abuse as well as on the available scientific evidence in regard of medicinal and recreational use of cannabis (marijuana). The course consists of 4 segments.

The first segment is dedicated to the most current statistical and epidemiological evidence as well as the etiological and pathogenetic roots of the opioid crisis. The second segment presents an update on the 2016-2017

set of opioid-related guidelines and other directives issued by the US CDC, FDA and DHHS. Examples of non-opioid and non-medication pain relief strategies are discussed and the concept of MME (morphine milligram

equivalents) is explicated. The third segment is dedicated to highly alarming developments that may seem less familiar to a practitioner who is not directly engaged as a first line responder or emergency personnel.

The final segment of the course is designed to answer several common questions and concerns given the current situation with legalization of medicinal and recreational cannabis (marijuana).

The course is specifically designed to provide both guidance and reference for psychologists, social workers, mental health counselors, psychiatric nurses and other health care professionals.

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

Sponsor:
INR Seminars

Contact Information:
INR Customer Service
800-937-6878

mailto:info@inrseminars.com


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Nov
9
8:45 AM08:45

Emotional Intelligence (EI) in the Workplace

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

Course Description:

This 3–hour workshop introduces participants to what EI is and its application to a wide range of organizational activity. This workshop examines why EI is a critical and frequently overlooked element of workplace effectiveness and how EI can be measured and grown developed for both personal and professional development. This workshop is appropriate for a practitioner at any level, supervisors, leaders, and any committed to a path of personal and profession growth.

 

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

CE Value (credits): 3
CE Type: Standard

Grand Valley State University

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

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Nov
9
9:00 AM09:00

The Revised NASW Code of Ethics & New Standards for Technology in SW Practice

Course Description:

For this Workshop participants will be encouraged to bring their own laptop and/or mobile device as this will be a practice-oriented session). This CE workshop will discuss the following: 1) NASW Code of Ethics with an emphasis on the use of technology in direct clinical and macro practice; 2) The newly released (2017) NASW, ASWB, CSWE and CSWA Standards for Technology in SW Practice; 3) Assessing practice risk potential & liability associated with online practice and 4) Case scenarios related to ethical online social work practice. Hands-on practice with VSee and/or Skype as well as online role-playing using digital devices. Special attention will be focused on the importance of understanding the revised NASW Code of Ethics.  Part II of a 3-Session Cyber Social Work Series.  Participants may take all 3 sessions for a reduced fee.  Those attending all 3 Cyber Social Work sessions are eligible to earn and receive a Cyber Social Work Certificate.

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

Sponsor:
Core Learning, Inc.

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


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Nov
9
1:00 PM13:00

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

Course Description:

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

Sponsor Name:
National Assn. of Social Workers

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


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Nov
9
1:00 PM13:00

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

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

Course Description:

*Will contain graphic content*

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

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

 

 

 

 

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

Sponsor:
Michigan State School of SW

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


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Nov
10
2:00 PM14:00

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

  • Michigan Psychoanalytic Institute (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Course Description:

After attending this presentation, participants will be able to:

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

2.      Explain common conflicts around triangulation.

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

 

 

Course Link: http://www.mpi-mps.org

CE Value (credits): 1
CE Type: Standard

Sponsor Name:
Michigan Psychoanalytic Society

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


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Nov
11
9:00 AM09:00

Assessment and Treatment Strategies for Opioid Dependence and Pain Management

Course Description:

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

 

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

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

Sponsor Name:
Core Learning, Inc.

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


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Nov
14
8:00 AM08:00

Adolescent Brain Growth

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

Course Description:

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

 

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

Sponsor:
Forest View Hospital

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


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Nov
14
9:00 AM09:00

Suicide Assessment and Crisis Intervention

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

Course Description:

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

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

 

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

Sponsor:

Training and Treatment Innovations, Inc.

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

 


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Nov
14
9:00 AM09:00

Becoming Trauma Sensitive

Course Description:

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

Course Link: http://www.wedgwood.org

CE Value (credits): 2.5
CE Type: Standard

Sponsor Name:
Wedgwood Christian Services

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


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Nov
14
10:00 AM10:00

Human Trafficking

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

Course Description:

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

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

CE Value (credits): 2.5
CE Type: Standard

Sponsor Name:
Core Learning, Inc.

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


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Nov
14
1:30 PM13:30

Practical Advice from Top Culture of Gentleness Experts

Course Description:

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

Questions they will answer include:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

Sponsor:
MORC, Inc.

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


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Nov
15
9:00 AM09:00

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

Course Description:

 

*Recommended for LMSW intermediate skill level

*Trauma Certificate Elective Course

 

 

 

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

Sponsor:
Michigan State School of SW

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


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Nov
16
8:45 AM08:45

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

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

Course Description:

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

 

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

CE Value (credits): 6
CE Type: Standard

Grand Valley State University

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

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Nov
16
9:00 AM09:00

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

Course Description:

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

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

CE Value (credits): 6.0
CE Type: Standard

Sponsor Name:
Core Learning, Inc.

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


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Nov
16
9:00 AM09:00

Secondary Trauma and Self-care

  • VisTaTech Center Schoolcraft College (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Course Description:

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

*Recommended for interdisciplinary professionals

*Trauma Certificate Core Course

 

 

 

 

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

Sponsor:
Michigan State School of SW

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


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Nov
16
9:00 AM09:00

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

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

Course Description:

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

SEATING IS LIMITED!

Sponsor Name:
Eastern Michigan University

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


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Nov
17
9:30 AM09:30

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

Course Description:

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

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

Sponsor:
Core Learning, Inc.

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


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Nov
18
9:00 AM09:00

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

Course Description:

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

 

http://www.corelearninginc.com

Sponsor:
Core Learning, Inc.

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


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Nov
20
11:45 AM11:45

Yoga in Inpatient Addiction Treatment and Recovery

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

Course Description:

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

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

CE Value (credits): 1
CE Type: Standard

Sponsor Name:
Maplegrove Behavioral Center

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


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Nov
20
1:00 PM13:00

Human Milk Donation for the Bereaved Mother

Course Description:

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

 

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

CE Value (credits): 1
CE Type: Standard

Sponsor Name:
MDHHS: Division of Maternal and Infant Health

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


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Nov
28
9:00 AM09:00

Improving Clinical Supervision Skills

Course Description:

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

 

http://www.corelearninginc.com

Sponsor:
Core Learning, Inc.

CE Credits: 6

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


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Nov
28
9:00 AM09:00

Housing Supports: Building your Creative Toolbox

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

Course Description:

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

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

Sponsor:

Training and Treatment Innovations, Inc.

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

 


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Nov
29
8:00 AM08:00

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

Course Description:

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

Course Link: http://www.iog.wayne.edu

CE Value (credits): 6
CE Type: Standard

Sponsor Name:
Wayne State-Institute of Gerentology 

Contact Information:
Donna MacDonald
313-664-2605

mailto:ce_ssw@wayne.edu


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Nov
29
8:30 AM08:30

Mindfulness in the Classroom

Course Description:

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

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

Sponsor:
Kalamazoo Regional Education Service

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


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Nov
29
8:30 AM08:30

Functional Behavior Assessment – Going Deeper

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

Course Description:

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

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

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

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

Sponsor:
Kalamazoo RESA

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


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Nov
29
8:30 AM08:30

Brain Health: Mood, Metabolism, & Cognition

Course Description:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sponsor:
INR Seminars

Contact Information:
INR Customer Service
800-937-6878

mailto:info@inrseminars.com


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Nov
29
8:30 AM08:30

Brain Health: Mood, Metabolism, & Cognition

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

Course Description:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sponsor:
INR Seminars

Contact Information:
INR Customer Service
800-937-6878

mailto:info@inrseminars.com


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Nov
29
9:00 AM09:00

Social Security: Making Sense of SSI & SSDI

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

Course Description:

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

 

 

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

Sponsor:

Training and Treatment Innovations, Inc.

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

 


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Nov
30
8:00 AM08:00

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

Course Description:

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

Course Link: http://www.iog.wayne.edu

CE Value (credits): 6
CE Type: Standard

Sponsor Name:
Wayne State-Institute of Gerentology 

Contact Information:
Donna MacDonald
313-664-2605

mailto:ce_ssw@wayne.edu


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Nov
30
8:45 AM08:45

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

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

Course Description:

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

 

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

CE Value (credits): 3
CE Type: Standard

Grand Valley State University

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

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Nov
30
9:00 AM09:00

Human Trafficking

Course Description:

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

Course Link: http://www.wedgwood.org

CE Value (credits): 3
CE Type: Standard

Sponsor Name:
Wedgwood Christian Services

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


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Dec
1
2:00 PM14:00

Racism in the Countertransference

  • Michigan Psychoanalytic Institute (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Course Description:

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

 

Course Link: http://www.mpi-mps.org

CE Value (credits): 2
CE Type: Standard

Sponsor Name:
Michigan Psychoanalytic Society

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


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Dec
2
9:00 AM09:00

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

Course Description:

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

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

Sponsor:
Core Learning, Inc.

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


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Dec
4
12:00 PM12:00

Technology Impact on Relationships and Psychosocial Development

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

Course Description:

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

 

 

 

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

Sponsor:
Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital

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


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Dec
5
7:00 AM07:00

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

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

Course Description:

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

 AM Session: Coping With Challenging Behavior-

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

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

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

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

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

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

CE Value (credits): 7
CE Type: Standard

Sponsor:

St. John Providence Health System
 

Contact Information:
Lori Hamm
248-465-5399

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Dec
5
10:00 AM10:00

Human Trafficking

Course Description:

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

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

CE Value (credits): 2.5
CE Type: Standard

Sponsor Name:
Core Learning, Inc.

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


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Dec
6
9:00 AM09:00

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

Course Description:

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

 

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

CE Value (credits): 6
CE Type: Standard

Sponsor Name:
Core Learning, Inc.

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


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Dec
7
8:45 AM08:45

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

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

Course Description:

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

 

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

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

Grand Valley State University

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

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Dec
7
9:00 AM09:00

Eating Disorders Treatment that the Substance Use Professional Needs to Know

Course Description:

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

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

Sponsor:
Core Learning, Inc.

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


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Dec
9
9:00 AM09:00

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

Course Description:

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

 

http://www.corelearninginc.com

Sponsor:
Core Learning, Inc.

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


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Dec
10
8:00 AM08:00

26th Annual Parenting Awareness Michigan Conference

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

Course Description:

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

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

Sponsor:
Parenting Awareness Michigan

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


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Dec
11
6:00 PM18:00

Traditional Chinese Medicine for Physical and Emotional Health

Course Description:

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

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

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

Sponsor Name:
Core Learning, Inc.

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


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Dec
12
8:00 AM08:00

Current Drug Trends in Drug Use and Abuse

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

Course Description:

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

 

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

Sponsor:
Forest View Hospital

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


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Dec
12
9:00 AM09:00

Trauma-informed Treatment

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

Course Description:

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

 

 

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

Sponsor:

Training and Treatment Innovations, Inc.

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

 


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Dec
12
1:00 PM13:00

Compassion Fatigue: Addressing Secondary Trauma in Our Lives

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

Course Description:

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

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

Sponsor:

Training and Treatment Innovations, Inc.

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

 


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Dec
12
1:00 PM13:00

Managing Ethical Dilemmas through Interest-Based Conflict Resolution

Course Description:

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

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

Sponsor Name:
National Assn. of Social Workers

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


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Dec
13
9:00 AM09:00

Cultural Humility & Openess

Course Description:

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

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

Sponsor:
Development Centers

Contact Information:
Stefan Harris x1203
313-531-2500


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Dec
13
10:00 AM10:00

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

Course Description:

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

 

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

CE Value (credits): 3
CE Type: Standard

Sponsor Name:
Core Learning, Inc.

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


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Dec
14
8:45 AM08:45

Understanding Teen Grief

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

Course Description:

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

 

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

CE Value (credits): 3
CE Type: Standard

Grand Valley State University

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

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Dec
14
9:00 AM09:00

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

Course Description:

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

 

http://www.corelearninginc.com

Sponsor:
Core Learning, Inc.

CE Credits: 6

Contact Information: