Apr
23
9:00 AM09:00

Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy

Course Description:

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

                                                                         

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

Sponsor:
Development Centers

Contact Information:
Stefan Harris x1203
313-531-2500


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Apr
23
9:00 AM09:00

Anxiety Disorders and Addictions Seminar

Course Description:

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

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

CE Value (credits): 6
CE Type: Standard

Sponsor Name:
Core Learning, Inc.

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


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Apr
24
9:00 AM09:00

Assessment and Treatment Strategies for Opioid Dependence and Pain Management

Course Description:

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

 

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

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

Sponsor Name:
Core Learning, Inc.

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


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Apr
24
to Apr 25

2019 Basic Interdisciplinary Training in Domestic Collaborative Practice

Course Description:

Collaborative Divorce is an alternative dispute resolution process which utilizes an interdisciplinary team. The goal is to achieve an equitable divorce which is more cooperative and less harmful than "traditional" divorce. This two-day introductory training will provide an overview of the differences between litigation and the collaborative approach. It will define the role of the attorneys, the financial professional and the mental health professional(s).

Mental health professionals will learn their role as team members, and be given clarity on the definition of the role, its boundaries, as well as tasks, activities and functions performed. Time will also be spent on interacting with the other two disciplines as team members. The steps to asses a case, and work as a team member with both the couple and the other professionals will be discussed.

Participants will have time to examine challenges in this complex work and learn strategies for dealing with them. Some time will also be devoted to ethical considerations of the mental health professional in this role.

Course Link: 
http://www.collaborativepracticemi.org/annual_training.php

CE Value (credits): 18
CE Type: Standard

Sponsor Name:
Collaborative Practice Institute of Michigan

Contact Information:
Jane Johnson
616-608-7514
mailto:admin@collaborativepracticemi.com


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Apr
25
to Apr 26

2019 Michigan Rural Health Conference

  • Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Course Description:

The theme of this year’s conference is, "Roadmap to Improving Rural Health." Participants will gain new knowledge of timely and effective methods to enhance their organization. Whether it's concentrating on improving clinical quality, leadership, managing staff, or focusing on patient satisfaction, participants will have the opportunity to learn from subject matter experts and rural health peers. The conference sessions will feature a variety of informative topics such as a Federal Update on Rural Health Issues, Innovations in Rural, Community Integrated Paramedicine, Washington Rural Health Clinic Update, Developing an Oxy Free Emergency Department, Michigan HIV Consultation Program, Becoming stroke ready, Zero Tolerance of Violence in the Workplace, Multiple Pathways and Recovery Coaches, and many more. .

 

 

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

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

Course Sponsor:

Michigan Center for Rural Health

Contact:
Broadcast live from MSU Arts & Sciences

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


 

 

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Apr
25
to Apr 26

Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST)

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

Course Description:

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



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

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

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


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Apr
25
9:00 AM09:00

Food or Foe: The Importance of Whole Food Nutrition

Course Description:

Nutrition plays a critical role in well-being. In this interactive workshop attendees will engage in dialog to bust the myths and learn what is causing degeneration, the importance of whole foods, and the necessity for detoxification. Featuring recent research on nutrition, the link to psychological disorders and resources needed to achieve optimum wellness.

 

Course Link: http://www.gswsm.org

CE Value (credits): 1
CE Type: Standard

Sponsor Name:
Geriatric Social Workers of Southeast MI

Contact Information:
Mariann McCauley
585-201-2046
mailto:mmccauley@stonecrestseniorliving.com


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Apr
25
9:00 AM09:00

Improving Clinical Supervision Skills

Course Description:

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

 

http://www.corelearninginc.com

Sponsor:
Core Learning, Inc.

CE Credits: 6

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


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Apr
26
7:30 AM07:30

2019 Elder Advocacy and Law Boot Camp

  • Auburn Hills Marriott & Genesys Conference Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Course Description:

This course will provide the social worker with an in-depth knowledge of the legal field when it comes to estate planning, elder law and programs that are available to people in need of long-term care assistance. This course will address the legal concerns that a person faces when they get older and how elders can afford to get the care they require.

Course Link:
http://www.manorlawgroup.com
CE Value (credits): 5
CE Type: Standard

Sponsor:
Manor Law Group

Contact Information:
Katie Parker
810-694-9000
katie@mannorlaw.com


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Apr
26
to Apr 27

Child Abuse Prevention and Education Council Annual Spring Conference: "Supporting Children Building Community".

  • Great Lakes Center for the Arts (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Course Description:

This year's conference will focus on the well being of children and families by promoting social and emotional health.

This conference will offer education and training on the social/emotional health of youth, on strength based perspectives and interventions for youth and families, and on self care for providers.

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

Sponsor:

Child Abuse Prevention and Education Council

Contact Information:
Maggie Kromm
231-753-8511

 


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Apr
26
9:00 AM09:00

Historical Aspects of Grief

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

Course Description:

This presentation will provide participants with knowledge of some of the historical aspects of grief.  The realm of grief is profound, ubiquitous, and a relatively new arena of study.  The hope is to assist professionals in understanding how grief impacts their clients, and themselves.  This will be an interactive presentation and will visit input from Freud, Bowlby, Kubler-Ross, and others.  The realm of grief is ubiquitous in all societies and across all age continuums.  It encompasses grief incurred via many types of losses (death of a loved one; loss of health, body part; loss through divorce, separation; loss of purpose/functioning/self; etc) and affects not only the emotional body of a being, but also the physical and spiritual bodies as well.

1.Attendee will explore theoretical understanding of grief throughout history, including our current approaches to understanding each client’s experience with grief.

2.  Treatment techniques throughout history will be identified as well as their effectiveness with various clientele.

3. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn techniques to incorporate ‘rituals’ as a treatment technique for working through the grief process.

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

CE Value (credits): 3
CE Type: Standard

Sponsor:

Ascension Health System
Eastwood Clinics

Contact Information:
Jennifer Tucker
586-753-0444
jennifer.tucker@stjohn.org

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Apr
26
9:00 AM09:00

Substance Use, Mental Health and Trauma: Strategies to support the parent-child relationship and healing

Course Description:

This workshop will provide an overview of a wide range of mental health and substance use disorders in pregnancy and postpartum (with specific focus on trauma, anxiety, PTSD and substance use including opioids and marijuana) that will impact a mother’s functionality, self-perception, emotional investment and bonding with her child(ren).  Such impact psychological and biological of these conditions to maternal, fetal and infant health will be discussed, and how practitioners can evaluate risk and support recovery of the mother and well-being of the dyad.  Special attention is paid to the harm of substances (including opioids) and untreated mental illness on the developing fetus and newborn (including Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome), and consequences to parenting.  What are parenting attitudes and behaviors that differentiate depressed, traumatized, anxious or substance abusing parents from those who are not affected?  Strategies how to encourage health seeking behaviors, and maintain emotional stability and functionality as a parent despite ongoing trauma reminders and environmental or interpersonal stressors are discussed.  We will use case vignettes to illustrate illness progress, recovery, healing and treatment strategies. 

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

Sponsor:
Michigan Association for Infant Mental Health

Contact Information:
Jennifer Kraus
231-631-1080
Jennifer.Kraus@nlcmh.org


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Apr
26
1:00 PM13:00

Intersections: Mental Health and Students of Color

Course Description:

With the increasing number of college students of color attending Predominantly White Institutions (PWI’s), it is important that higher education professionals gain an understanding of the unique experiences these students have on campus and the impact to their mental health.  During this session, participants will engage in a discussion about a variety of microaggressions college students of color experience, their mental health needs and factors contributing to students of color seeking help.   Attendees will also discuss common practices to avoid when supporting students of color that could, unintentionally, work to further alienate them from their institution.

Course Link:
https://www.emich.edu/chhs/sw/activities/index..php
CE Value (credits): 3
CE Type: Standard

Sponsor:
Eastern Michigan University

Contact Information:
Julie Newland
734-487-4926

mailto:jnewland@emich.edu


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Apr
27
9:00 AM09:00

Substance Use, Mental Health and Trauma: A trauma-and relationship-focused infant mental health approach to supporting the dyad.

Course Description:

This clinical seminar will zoom right into the clinical reality of infant mental health practitioners who are faced with risk evaluation of parents with mental health, trauma, and substance abuse, and its consequences to parenting, and the infant’s wellbeing.  How to manage the task of “double scooping” – keeping the parents’ own histories and hurts in mind an supporting their recovery and healing, while also “speaking for the babies” and keeping their wellbeing a priority.  Using case vignettes, both brought by the speakers and also open to reflection on cases and from the audience, we will discuss ports of entry in therapy, and elaborate on how to enhance parental reflective capacity, self-regulation, recovery, trauma healing, and responsiveness to the needs of the infant. 

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

Sponsor:
Michigan Association for Infant Mental Health

Contact Information:
Jennifer Kraus
231-631-1080
Jennifer.Kraus@nlcmh.org


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Apr
27
10:00 AM10:00

Human Trafficking

Course Description:

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

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

CE Value (credits): 2.5
CE Type: Standard

Sponsor Name:
Core Learning, Inc.

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


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Apr
28
9:00 AM09:00

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

Course Description:

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

 

http://www.corelearninginc.com

Sponsor:
Core Learning, Inc.

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


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Apr
29
8:00 AM08:00

Issues in Aging Day One: Alzheimer’s and Dementia: Bridging Research and Caregiving

Course Description:

Care providers recognize and appreciate the role that their  strategies and techniques play in the behaviors that are typically seen in people living with dementia and lewy body.   Emphasis will be placed on cognitive issues as it pertains to financial vulnerability, how lighting influences behaviors and quality of life.  We will also talk about caregiving after stroke and rehabilitation to have optimal recovery for the patient and support of the caregiver.

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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Apr
29
8:00 AM08:00

Recognizing and Responding to Human Trafficking

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

Course Description:

While actual number is unknown due to the clandestine nature of human trafficking, it is estimated that there are 21 million victims worldwide (International Labor Organization). After drug trafficking, human trafficking is considered the fastest growing criminal enterprise worldwide (FBI, 2013). Human trafficking generates an estimated illegal profit of $150 billion annually (International Labor Organization). The United States has been identified as a large target for human trafficking. 87.7% of human trafficking victims come in contact with health care providers while being trafficked (Lederer & Wetzel, 2014).

a) Describe the dynamics of human trafficking

b) Recognize signs and symptoms of human trafficking

c) Identify available resources to meet the needs of the victims from an interdisciplinary perspective

d) Differentiate the myths and misconceptions from facts regarding human trafficking

e) Raise awareness about human trafficking using a variety of techniques and strategies

f)  Recognize methods of force, fraud or coercion used by traffickers

g) List the role of law enforcement related to human trafficking
h) List goals of Homeland Security Investigations Blue Campaign

 

 

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

CE Value (credits): 3
CE Type: Standard

Course Sponsor:

Oakland University

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

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Apr
29
to May 1

Building Michigan Communities Conference

Course Description:

Whether we’re involved in the creation or preservation of housing, the provision of services to the homeless, the revitalization of neighborhoods including downtowns, providing funds or receiving funds, we are all trying to make Michigan’s communities better places to live, work, invest, and play.

This is the 21st annual conference.

 

Course Link:
http://www.biuldingmicommnuities.org
CE Value (credits): 10
CE Type: Standard

Sponsor:

Building Michigan Communities

Contact Information:
Jennifer Dickie
734-677-0503
mailto:jdickie@managedbyamr.com

 


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Apr
30
8:00 AM08:00

Issues in Aging Day Two: Contemporary Approaches to Frailty Care

Course Description:

Care providers recognize and appreciate the role that their  strategies and techniques play in the care of those living with dementia.  What lifestyle interventions may help, how to control pain when living with dementia, caregiving responsibilities of those who have disabilities and how to keep dementia loved ones out of the hospitalization revolving door.

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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Apr
30
12:00 PM12:00

Navigating Multiple Generations

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

Course Description:

Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital Professional Development Grand Rounds is a one-hour presentation. On Tuesday, April 30, 2019, Robert Wertkin, MSW from Western Michigan University will present “Navigating Multiple Generations”.   

 

 

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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May
1
6:00 PM18:00

Social Isolation and Ageism

Course Description:

The health consequences of social isolation are often overlooked when one thinks of feeling lonely. Many people don’t realize that being socially isolated increases one’s risk of dementia, heart disease, and all-cause mortality. This presentation provides important information regarding the health consequences, risk factors and resources available for addressing social isolation.

Ageism, like any form of discrimination, has important and harmful impacts on the lives of older adults. In addition to learning aobut the personal impact ageism can have, attendees will learn about how ageism affects communities and policies. Furthermore, participants will learn how to combat ageism and expand opportunities for older adults.




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

Sponsor:
Hannan

Contact Information:
Maxwell Smith
517-833-1300 x 38
msmith@hannan.org


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May
2
8:45 AM08:45

Michigan Medicine 2019 Addiction Update

  • University of Michigan Upjohn Building (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Course Description:

Participants will be introduced to the fundamentals of addiction by specific lectures on alcohol use disorders, opioid epidemic, Benzodiazepines, Buprenorphine, neuroscience of alcohol, prevention strategies, pain, and addiction and aging. A brief question and answer session will follow each presentation. At the end of the conference, participants will have gained a better understanding of substance use disorders, including up-to-date information involving diagnosis, management, and treatment.


 

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

CE Value (credits): 2
CE Type: Standard

Sponsor:

University of Michigan Depression Center

Contact Information:
Shirley Terlecki
313-929-0700
sterleck@umed.umich.edu

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May
3
7:55 AM07:55

4th Annual Betty Bloomer Ford 2018 Cancer Rehabilitation Conference

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

Course Description:

This conference offers many topics.  

 

 

Course Link:
http://www.maryfreebed.com
CE Value (credits): 6.50
CE Type: Standard

Sponsor:
Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital

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


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May
3
9:00 AM09:00

Guilt by Innocence: Understanding Autism in the World of the Criminal Justice System

Course Description:

The goal of this conference is to inform social workers, counselors, psychologists, and those in the criminal justice system about individuals with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD), how these individuals may become involved in the criminal justice system, and how programs/ supports can assist those with ASD.

 

 

 

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

CE Value (credits): 5
CE Type: Standard

Course Sponsor:

Oakland University

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

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May
4
2:00 PM14:00

Trauma, Process and Representation

Course Description:

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

 

Course Link: http://www.mpi-mps.org

CE Value (credits): 2
CE Type: Standard

Sponsor Name:
Michigan Psychoanalytic Society

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


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May
5
8:00 AM08:00

Atypical Academies: An Analysis of Alternatives to Traditional Schooling"

Course Description:

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

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

Sponsor:
Forest View Hospital

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


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May
5
9:00 AM09:00

Understanding Emotional and Mental Health in Adolescents: Is it Just a Phase or a Serious Problem?

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

Course Description:

This course will focus on adolescents with behaviors that are disruptive in multiple domains, potentially disrupting home or foster care placements and often leading to involvement in the juvenile justice system. Behavior in youth is communication and misbehavior is not always willful. Learning what their behavior is telling us about their emotional well-being and mental health can help us to respond more effectively with the most appropriate intervention. Attendees will learn risks and protective factors influencing emotional and mental health along with strategies to respond effectively to build resiliency.

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

CE Value (credits): 3
CE Type: Standard

Andrews University

Contact Information:
Carletta Witzel
269-471-3227
swceu@andrews.edu

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May
5
to May 7

MI-AIMH’s Biennial Conference – Relationships Heal: The Transformative Power of Connection

Course Description:

This three-day conference explores the intersection of mindfulness and diversity in the context of advancing our relationship-based work. Specific breakout sessions have been selected for an infant mental health, early care and education track to increase professionals and educators' knowledge and skills related to mindful practice in the context of supporting diverse children and families.

Course Link:
http://www.mi-aimh.org
CE Value (credits): 15.5
CE Type: Standard

Sponsor:
Michigan Association for Infant Mental Health

Contact Information:
Laura Sheldon
734-785-7700 x7824
smailto:miaimh.training@gmail.com


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May
6
1:00 PM13:00

Organizing Support to Protect & Expand School Social Work Jobs*

Course Description:

The roles and functions of school social workers are unique within school systems. While school social workers collaborate with other Specialized Instructional Support Personnel (SISP), there are numerous functions that school social workers perform that others cannot. Unfortunately, many school systems do not recognize the full value of school social work services and wrongfully may think that related professions can fill the roles of the school social worker. This webinar will address this issue by presenting proven strategies from the field that have protected existing school social work positions and have expanded positions within school systems. Case examples will be used to illustrate how school social workers can organize support both within and outside of the school system to protect and expand jobs. The presentation will include empowering students and families as allies, gaining community support, lobbying school boards and other public officials, and building coalition with your state NASW chapter. School social workers are wonderful advocates for students and their families. This webinar will help you build similar advocacy skills for yourself.

  • For Specialty Practice Members Only

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

CE Value (credits): 1
CE Type: Standard *

Sponsor Name:
National Assn. of Social Workers

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


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May
7
12:00 AM00:00

Understanding Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE), Resilience, and Connections

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

Course Description:

This topic is particularly relevant for three reasons. One, exposure to ACES is quite common in the population meaning that ACES affect many of the patients you see. Two, a patient’s response to new trauma could be affected by history of earlier trauma (ACES). Three, many adults going through rehabilitation at Mary Free Bed have young children and these families can benefit from the support provided by Family Futures.

 

 

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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May
8
7:30 AM07:30

2019 Elder Advocacy and Law Boot Camp

  • Auburn Hills Marriott & Genesys Conference Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Course Description:

This course will provide the social worker with an in-depth knowledge of the legal field when it comes to estate planning, elder law and programs that are available to people in need of long-term care assistance. This course will address the legal concerns that a person faces when they get older and how elders can afford to get the care they require.

Course Link:
http://www.manorlawgroup.com
CE Value (credits): 5
CE Type: Standard

Sponsor:
Manor Law Group

Contact Information:
Katie Parker
810-694-9000
katie@mannorlaw.com


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May
8
9:00 AM09:00

Introduction to Motivational Interviewing and Stages of Change

Course Description:

This workshop will examine Stages of Change Theory.  Participants will be introduced to this model of treatment being used with adults with psychiatric disorders.  The connection to Motivational Interviewing will be highlighted as each stage is reviewed and discussed.  This is a beginning level workshop designed to introduce Motivational Interviewing and Stages of Change as clinical interventions. .

 

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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May
8
1:00 PM13:00

Harm Reduction

Course Description:

Social Workers and other professionals will explore the philosophy and principles of harm reduction when working with individuals with co-occurring disorders.  Focus will be on understanding how harm reduction methodology and philosophy is different from traditional clinical approaches.  Specific intervention skills will be examined, including skills associated with stages of change, motivational interviewing, and methodology associated with DBT.  Finally, participants will learn the core skills needed to effectively document the clinical process in harm reduction. 

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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May
9
9:00 AM09:00

Trauma and the Brain - Trauma Certificate Core Course

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

Course Description:

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



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

Sponsor:
Michigan State University School of SW

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


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May
9
12:00 PM12:00

The Opioid Crisis in Michigan

Course Description:

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



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

Sponsor:
Michigan State University School of SW

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


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May
9
to May 10

Becoming Trauma Sensitive

  • Wedgwood Christian Services (map)
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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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May
10
8:00 AM08:00

MAADAC Spring Conference

Course Description:

All topics are relevant to social workers serving adults and/or adolescents where behavioral, mental health, addiction or any combination of these issues exists.

 

Course Link:
https://maadacspring.eventbrite.com
CE Value (credits): 6
CE Type: Standard

Sponsor:

Michigan Assoc. of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors (MAADAC)

Contact Information:
Shannon Rozell
810-341-3573
shannon.rozell@acadiahealthcare.com

 


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May
10
8:30 AM08:30

Manipulative People: Know How to Respond

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Course Description:

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

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

CE Value (credits): 6
CE Type: Standard

Sponsor Name:
Washtenaw Community College

Contact Information:

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


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May
10
9:00 AM09:00

Rethinking Staff Engagement: What Supervisors Need to Know to Retain their Staff- Grand Rapids

Course Description:

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

Price: $49.00



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

Sponsor:
Michigan State University School of SW

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


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May
10
9:00 AM09:00

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Suicide Prevention

  • U of M School of Social Work ECC1840SSWB (map)
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Course Description:

Suicide is a leading cause of preventable death in the United States and worldwide. Nearly 50% of individuals who end life by suicide see a primary care provider within a month of death, yet suicide risk assessment and treatment is consistently difficult in practice. With the majority of mental health services in the US being delivered by social workers, it is imperative that knowledge and skills are in place for our work with clients with the ultimate goal being to prevent premature suicidal death. Cognitive-behavioral therapy for suicide prevention is an evidence-based intervention is a valuable and effective approach to use in practice for individuals experiencing suicidal ideation and/or whom have made an attempt. This workshop will discuss suicide as public health issue in the US, suicide risk assessment, a brief overview of CBT theory and basics, and a central focus on intervention using CBT for suicide prevention.

Course Link:
http://www.ssw.umich.edu/r/CE-catalog
CE Value (credits): 3
CE Type: Standard

Sponsor:
University of Michigan School of SW

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


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May
10
9:45 AM09:45

Human Trafficking Education Seminar

Course Description:

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

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

Sponsor:
Restoration Place

Contact Information:
Amy Rouleau
810399-9713

mailto:amy@restorationplace.org


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May
10
1:00 PM13:00

Transgenerational Trauma and Racism, Impacts on Maternal Health Among African Americans

Course Description:

Sayida Peprah, PsyD, is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist and Maternal Mental Health Consultant. She served on the California Maternal Quality Care Collaborative Maternal Suicide Review Committee. Dr. Peprah is a member of the Black Women Birthing Justice Collective and a Collaborative Partner with the Black Mamas Matter Alliance promoting research, education and community-based services to positively transform birthing experiences in the black community.  This lecture will focus on how historical injustices occurring among women of color in the U.S., impact physical and mental health of mothers and children.

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

Sponsor:

University of Michigan Depression Center

Contact Information:
Blair Whittington
734-232-5747

mailto:blairjw@med.umich.edu


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May
14
to May 15

31st Annual Michigan Mental Health and Aging Conference

Course Description:

This conference is designed to address the continuing education and training needs of clinicians in Michigan’s community mental health systems who work with older adults with mental illness, dementia, and/or developmental disabilities.  Professionals from other service networks who serve older adults are also welcome to attend.  A conference brochure can be viewed at www.lcc.edu/mhap near the end of February.

 

Course Link:
http://www.lcc.edu/mhap
CE Value (credits): 12
CE Type: Standard

Sponsor:
Mental Health & Aging Project - LCC

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


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May
16
to May 23

Spirituality: Assessment and Intervention in Social Work Practice

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Course Description:

This minicourse will explore contemporary issues in spirituality and social work focused on what it means to competently integrate spirituality into one's social work practice. In adopting a holistic perspective to guide practice, spirituality will be viewed as a vital and essential dimension in the biopsychosocial assessment and treatment planning process. This course will explore the rationale and need to integrate assessment and interventions related to spirituality in social work in a manner that supports cultural humility and competent practice. It will examine spirituality as rooted in the history of social work practice as well as exploring how to best define, integrate, and use spiritual assessment and interventions in addressing presenting client issues in clinical setting today. The relationship between spirituality and issues of race, gender and social class as well as spirituality across the life cycle will be addressed. Specific methods and interventions will be highlighted and applied to practice with a variety of client populations. relevant readings, discussion, case presentations, and experiential exercises will be used to deepen one's competence and comfort level with spirituality in social work practice.

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

Sponsor:
University of Michigan School of SW

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


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May
16
9:00 AM09:00

Autism Spectrum Disorder: An Overview

Course Description:

Participants will be able to identify myths of autism and be able to define autism spectrum disorders. They will leave with an understanding of the diagnostic process, some possible causes of autism and the current rate of autism. Participants will learn about the sensory, medical and behavioral issues that affect an individual with autism. They will also leave with an understanding of the impact of autism on the family as well as treatment options for children and adults as well as community resources.

 

 

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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May
16
12:00 PM12:00

Alumni Webinar Series: Building a Culture of Philanthropy

Course Description:

Non-profit organizations have the unique opportunity to fund programmatic, capital, and endowment projects through well-conceived philanthropy, and most require some level of donated funds to successfully meet their mission. Truly successful fundraising is achieved when a strong culture of philanthropy is in place. In these non-profits, everyone, including volunteer leadership, assumes responsibility for philanthropy and understands the important role they play in making it happen. Even when the organization has full-time, dedicated fundraising staff, no one is exempt. There are key elements that need to be securely in place for sustainable fundraising success within an organization. This presentation will define these elements, describe their importance, and demonstrate how participants can measure each element within their own organization.

Course Link:
http://www.ssw.umich.edu/r/CE-catalog
CE Value (credits): 1
CE Type: Standard

Sponsor:
University of Michigan School of SW

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


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May
17
8:45 AM08:45

Trans* Allyship in Clinical Services: Fundamentals for Micro Practice

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Course Description:

Social justice is foundational to the profession of social work, and advocacy is deeply rooted in its practice. While most social workers heed the call to challenge the balance of power and privilege at the macro-level, addressing them in clinical practice can prove difficult – especially when opportunity is limited and relevant support is scarce. This program will explore issues of power and privilege as they manifest between cisgender clinicians and the transgender, gender nonconforming, and non-binary clients that they serve. Introductory clinical skills and ethical issues in treatment will be examined.

 

 

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

CE Value (credits): 3.0
CE Type: Standard

Grand Valley State University

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

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May
17
9:00 AM09:00

Gender Affirming Care for Transgender Youth and Their Families

Course Description:

Transgender youth are among the least served, most at-risk members of society due to lack of affirming mental health services as well as the frequency of school and family rejection. The availability of culturally sensitive, evidence-based direct mental health care is life affirming and life saving! Mental health providers need to understand the basic elements of a gender transition—legal, social, and medical as well as the elements of delivering gender-affirming care to transgender and gender nonconforming (TGNC) youth and families. In this workshop, language and terminology will be examined, as well as multiple risk factors that impact transgender youth from a solution-focused lens. Family relationship dynamics, along with strategies to increase family support, will be explored with an emphasis on increasing parental capacity to support transgender youth. This workshop will also cover specific concerns that apply to TGNC children younger than age 13, such as understanding gender identify at younger ages, along with specific facts about working within elementary and preschool settings and offering long-term guidance and planning recommendations to parents and children that are developmentally appropriate.

Price: $129.00

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

Sponsor:
Michigan State University School of SW

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


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May
17
9:00 AM09:00

Meaning Systems and Mental Health Culture: Critical Perspectives on Contemporary Counseling and Psychotherapy

Course Description:

Training: “Meaning Systems and Mental Health Culture” James T. Hansen, Ph.D., LP, LPC

In this training, James T. Hansen will examine the intersection of meaning systems, mental health culture, and counseling and psychotherapy. By viewing mental health care through the lenses of culture and history, he will argue that a defining element of mental health culture, throughout various eras, is the relative value placed on meaning systems. Contemporary mental health care, with its idealization of symptom-based diagnostics, biological reductionism, and the medical model, severely devalues meaning systems. This devaluation has led modern counselors and psychotherapists to largely abandon the factors that should be central to their work. In this training, James T. Hansen will raise awareness of the need for counseling and psychotherapy to revalue meaning systems, even while operating within a culture that disregards them.

 

Course Link:
http://www.birminghammaple.com
CE Value (credits): 2
CE Type: Standard

Sponsor:

Birmingham Maple

Contact Information:
Monica Nagle
248-646-6659 x305
mailto:mgalinsky@birminghammaple.com

 


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May
17
9:45 AM09:45

Human Trafficking Education Seminar

Course Description:

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

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

Sponsor:
Restoration Place

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


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May
17
1:00 PM13:00

The Flint Water Crisis: A Systemic Approach to Moving a Community from Crisis to Recovery

Course Description:

This workshop will look at the Flint water crisis through the lens of systemic racism. It will discuss strategic steps to moving traumatized communities forward by addressing long-standing disinvestment and ingrained hopelessness and helplessness. The workshop will help you to put the strengths perspective into action in a community where strength is sometimes difficult to identify, while simultaneously working with community, local, state, and federal governments to address policy issues.

Price: $79.00


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

Sponsor:
Michigan State University School of SW

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


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May
17
5:30 PM17:30

Non-Monogamy and Kink 101: An Overview for Clinicians

Course Description:

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

Course Link:
http://www.ssw.umich.edu/r/CE-catalog
CE Value (credits): 2
CE Type: Standard

Sponsor:
University of Michigan School of SW

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


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May
18
9:00 AM09:00

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

Course Description:

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

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

Sponsor:
University of Michigan School of SW

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


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May
20
12:00 PM12:00

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Psychosis

Course Description:

Schizophrenia is a chronic and severe mental illness affecting roughly 26 million people, equating to 1% of the global population. Psychosis is experienced within schizophrenia spectrum or other psychotic disorders in addition to several other disorders, often framed as being 'psychotic features.' Since the majority of mental health services in the US are delivered by social workers, it is important for clinicians to be prepared for work with clients including the need for interventions tailored to the experience of psychosis. Cognitive-behavioral therapy for psychosis is a cognitive and behavioral approach tailored for individuals experiencing psychosis and is an effective and valuable evidence-based intervention to use in practice. This workshop will discuss an overview of psychosis and its prevalence, a brief overview of CBT theory and basics, a central focus on intervention using CBT for psychosis, and the integration of recovery-oriented approaches in practice.

Course Link:
http://www.ssw.umich.edu/r/CE-catalog
CE Value (credits): 2
CE Type: Standard

Sponsor:
University of Michigan School of SW

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


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May
20
12:00 PM12:00

Ethics and Health Care Decision Making

Course Description:

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



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

Sponsor:
Michigan State University School of SW

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


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May
21
8:00 AM08:00

"Lesser of Two Evils" Ethical Challenges for Clinicians: Creating an Ethical Environment

Course Description:

Clinicians in rehabilitation settings cite pressure from payers, conflicts among the teams/family/person served, and difficulty in assessing decision making capacity as their top 3 ethical concern issues. Learn how to create an ethical environment of care which can help to lessen a clinicians stress, improve satisfaction of the team and patient/family, and reduce patient and organizational risk.

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

CE Value (credits): 1.5
CE Type: Ethics

Sponsor:

Rainbow Rehabilitation

Contact Information:
Susan Vos
616-551-0795
info@cmsa-westmi.com

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May
21
12:00 PM12:00

Clinical Strategies for Treating Trauma in Transgender Youth

Course Description:

This webinar will include an overview of terms and definitions that are both current and respectful with regard to working with transgender and gender nonconforming (TGNC) youth. This will be followed by a review of risk factors that contribute to trauma in TGNC youth. Strategies to reduce the incidence of trauma by decreasing the prevalence or intensity of risk factors will be reviewed. Gender affirming care will be presented as a best practice model for preventing and treating trauma in TGNC youth.



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

Sponsor:
Michigan State University School of SW

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


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May
22
to May 24

2019 Michigan HomeCare & Hospice Association Annual Conference - Taking Root

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Course Description:

The focus of this conference is to provide social workers in the home care industry (Medicare Certified, Hospice, Private Duty/Personal Care and HME) with the tools to navigate through the changing regulatory, medical, legal and financial environments as well as tools for leadership development.

Course Link:
http://www.mhha.org
CE Value (credits): 14
CE Type: Standard

Sponsor:
Michigan Home Care & Hospice

Contact Information:
Cindy Thelen
517-349-8089
mailto:cindyt@mhha.org


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May
23
9:00 AM09:00

CBT Fundamentals

Course Description:

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

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

Sponsor:
Development Centers

Contact Information:
Stefan Harris x1203
313-531-2500


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May
23
9:00 AM09:00

Social Security: Making Sense of SSI & SSDI

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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May
23
1:00 PM13:00

Penny for Your Thoughts: Dispelling the Myths of Poverty and Mental Health

Course Description:

This workshop will explore the intersection of poverty and mental health by analyzing the historical and current approaches to these complex social problems. The goal of this workshop is to understand the context in which people who are poor and/or have mental illness exist, debunk common myths, and share social work best practices for this population.



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

Sponsor:
Michigan State University School of SW

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


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May
24
9:00 AM09:00

Healing Racial Violence: The Power of Consciousness and Communication

Course Description:

Understanding the origins of racial conflict and trauma from a human services perspective, allies within our community will be able to assist in addressing privilege and oppression, address and acknowledge hate crime concerns, while promoting equal opportunity efforts that help communities, public agencies, businesses, and schools identify and prevent or eliminate illegal discrimination, bias, and unfair practices. This will open up a cross-cultural communication among peers and colleagues that will offer incident response methods and address the underlying, long-term effect on community relations.



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

Sponsor:
Michigan State University School of SW

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


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May
24
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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May
24
9:45 AM09:45

Human Trafficking Education Seminar

Course Description:

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

Course Link:
https://www.restorationplace.org/training.html
CE Value (credits): 1
CE Type: Standard

Sponsor:
Restoration Place

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


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May
25
9:45 AM09:45

Human Trafficking Education Seminar

Course Description:

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

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

Sponsor:
Restoration Place

Contact Information:
Amy Rouleau
810399-9713

mailto:amy@restorationplace.org


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May
25
1:45 PM13:45

Human Trafficking Education Seminar

Course Description:

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

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

Sponsor:
Restoration Place

Contact Information:
Amy Rouleau
810399-9713

mailto:amy@restorationplace.org


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May
29
6:00 PM18:00

Motivational Interviewing for Social Workers

Course Description:

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

This course takes place over a six week period.

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

Sponsor:
University of Michigan School of SW

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


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May
30
9:00 AM09:00

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

Course Description:

This workshop will provide knowledge and skills for first-line responders to persons experiencing crisis. The focus will be primarily on mental health crisis, but these skills would be applicable to assisting anyone experiencing crisis symptoms (i.e., survivors of a car crash). First responders may be police officers, medical professionals, school employees, social workers, etc. Topics will include crisis stages and signs of crisis, active-listening skills, grounding, intervention with persons experiencing mania, psychotic symptoms, and suicidal ideation. Additionally, we will cover crisis intervention models and community resources.

Price: $79.00




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

Sponsor:
Michigan State University School of SW

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


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May
30
1:00 PM13:00

Crisis Intervention Skills for First Responders

Course Description:

This workshop will provide knowledge and skills for first-line responders to persons experiencing crisis. The focus will be primarily on mental health crisis, but these skills would be applicable to assisting anyone experiencing crisis symptoms (i.e., survivors of a car crash). First responders may be police officers, medical professionals, school employees, social workers, etc. Topics will include crisis stages and signs of crisis, active-listening skills, grounding, intervention with persons experiencing mania, psychotic symptoms, and suicidal ideation. Additionally, we will cover crisis intervention models and community resources.

Price: $79.00




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

Sponsor:
Michigan State University School of SW

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


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May
31
to Jun 1

Beyond Pain Management

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

Course Description:

This program addresses the problem of the client who presents to a therapist with chronic pain and associated conditions, such as fatigue, anxiety, depression and insomnia. Didactic material will be offered on emerging concepts in pain and the role of the brain in the generation and persistence of pain. Participants will learn how to assess clients with chronic pain to better determine the role that the brain plays. We will offer detailed information on how to intervene in such cases, supported by demonstration and the opportunity to practice these skills. Ample time will be allotted for questions.

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

CE Value (credits): 12
CE Type: Standard

Sponsor:

St. John Providence Health System
Eastwood Clinics

Contact Information:
Howard Schubiner
248-849-7900
mailto:howard.schubner@ascension.org

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May
31
to Jun 1

Social Work Practice in Rural Settings

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

Course Description:

This minicourse will examine practice theory and techniques relevant to social work in a rural setting. There are many definitions of what might be considered a rural community. For the purposes of this course, we will define communities as rural that have a population size of 2,500 to 20,000 with no major metropolitan area within hour of the community. Rural communities are often plagued with similar problems as vast metropolitan areas such as high poverty rates, inadequate housing, and inadequate access to health care. However, the scarcity of resources and professionals including medical providers, socioeconomic underdevelopment, and physical distance from services and lack of public transportation are frequently identified as compounding factors of living in a rural community. The impact of differences in the key diversity dimensions such as ability, age, class, color, culture, ethnicity, family structure, gender (including gender identity and gender expression) marital status, national origin, race, religion or spirituality, sex, and sexual orientation will be examined, within the context of practicing in a rural community. This course will also emphasize issues of ethical practice as defined by the social work code of ethics within a rural community.

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

Sponsor:
University of Michigan School of SW

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


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May
31
9:00 AM09:00

Ethical and Transformative Leadership

Course Description:

Leading social or organizational change with integrity, especially in times of uncertainty such as these, takes a solid set of resources (concepts, skills and tools) that many social work managers, leaders, and macro-practitioners lack. Drawing on some of the best writing and thinking in the fields of leadership, social and organizational change, and ethics, this workshop will provide participants with the concepts and tools necessary for effective ethical leadership and management, with an emphasis on transformative leadership/change management. These tools include an approach to the resolution of the ethical dilemmas inherent in leadership, change agent and a wide variety of macro social work practices.

Price: $139.00





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

Sponsor:
Michigan State University School of SW

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


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May
31
1:00 PM13:00

Understanding Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs): Neuroscience, ACEs, and Resilience

  • Albert & Woods Professional Development Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Course Description:

The ACE Study confirms, with scientific evidence, that adversity early in life increases physical, mental, and behavioral problems later in life. As we align a portion of our work around a common goal of preventing the accumulation of ACEs and moderating their effects, we have a unique opportunity to shift the future of public health and improving outcomes for those we serve! Join us in learning about the ACE Study and the impact on oneself, your work, and the community.

Price: $79.00





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

Sponsor:
Michigan State University School of SW

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


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Jun
1
9:45 AM09:45

Human Trafficking Education Seminar

Course Description:

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

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

Sponsor:
Restoration Place

Contact Information:
Amy Rouleau
810399-9713

mailto:amy@restorationplace.org


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Jun
5
9:00 AM09:00

Executive Leadership Skills in Human Service Organizations

Course Description:

This mini-course focuses on the characteristics and competencies of the executive leader. After introductions and a brief overview on elements of leadership as conceptualized by different authors, we will look at a number of assays which will help the individual student compile her or his own profile. These assays will include "temperament" assessments such as the Myers-Briggs and the Emotional Intelligence Assay, on the characteristics side, and managerial assessments and Executive profile mapping from the competency sets. The interaction between characteristic sets and competency sets will be discussed. We will also explore the social psychology and sociology of leadership-in-action, Various readings from the Harvard Business Review, including one from Manfred Kets De Vries, an organizational thinker and trained psychoanalyst will be explored. The assignment will be to develop a personallearning/development plan.

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

Sponsor:
University of Michigan School of SW

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


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Jun
5
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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Jun
5
1:00 PM13:00

Self-Care, the Wounded Healer, Resiliency, and Post-traumatic Growth

Course Description:

After briefly reviewing the rationale for social worker self-care (burnout, secondary trauma, compassion fatigue), the facilitator moves beyond this common knowledge to an exploration of self-care through the lens of the Wounded Healer. Because the study of burnout has often been said to have “burned out,” the facilitator focuses on self-care through the eyes of the Wounded Healer and examines how the experience of woundedness supports resiliency and post-traumatic growth.

  • For specialty practice members only

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

CE Value (credits): 1
CE Type: Standard *

Sponsor Name:
National Assn. of Social Workers

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


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Jun
5
1:00 PM13:00

Compassion Fatigue: Addressing Secondary Trauma in our Lives

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.   

 

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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Jun
6
8:00 AM08:00

A Patient’s Journey to Kidney Transplant

Course Description:

This daylong conference will provide an in-depth review of the evaluation day for potential kidney transplant recipients. This course will be of particular interest to dialysis staff including social workers, nurses, dietitians, technicians as well as other renal health care professionals involved in the care of dialysis patients and or in referring patients for kidney transplant. Each discipline (Nephrology, Surgery, Social Work, Dietary) will explain the details of their assessment of a new evaluation patient and decision making about candidacy.
 

Course Link:
http://www.uofmhealth.org/transplant
CE Value (credits): 5.5
CE Type: Standard

Sponsor:
Michigan Medicine

Contact Information:
Michele Cromer
734-936-7093
smailto:transplantoutreach@umich.edu


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Jun
6
9:00 AM09:00

Secondary Trauma and Self-care - Trauma Certificate Core Course

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

Course Description:

Secondary traumatic stress occurs because of exposure to the traumatic experiences of others. Professionals and other caregivers that 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.

Price: $139.00





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

Sponsor:
Michigan State University School of SW

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


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Jun
6
to Jun 13

HIV/AIDS: Evidence Based Programs, Policies and Services

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

Course Description:

This mini-course will acquaint students with the basic and advanced facts about HIV/AIDS and sensitize students to the multitude of public health, social policy and social service delivery issues that AIDS presents, and provide US and global perspectives to HIV/AIDS treatment and prevention. Students will be sensitized to the special challenges AIDS presents for social work practice. Students will be presented with an approach to evidence based practice, and will review the state of HIV related evidence based prevention practice from national and global perspectives.

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

Sponsor:
University of Michigan School of SW

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


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Jun
7
to Jun 8

Basic Skills for Dialectical Behavior Therapy

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

Course Description:

DBT is an empirically supported treatment for individuals with severe emotionally regulation problems. Part of the treatment consists of teaching individuals specific skill sets in mindfulness, interpersonal effectiveness, emotional regulation and crisis management.

Participants will learn an overview of these skills and how to integrate these skills into their clinical practice in both a group and individual therapy setting.

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

Sponsor:
University of Michigan School of SW

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


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Jun
7
9:00 AM09:00

Opioid Use & Substance Use Disorders - Medication Assisted Treatments (MAT)

Course Description:

This course will focus on Substance Use Disorders, with particular attention to Opioid Use Disorder and evidence-based interventions, including Medication Assisted Treatments (MAT). Fundamental neurobiological, physiological and psychosocial aspects of chemical dependence will be reviewed, with special attention given to Opioid Use Disorder. The pharmacological functions and psychosocial benefits of Medication Assisted Treatments (MAT) will be a focal point of this mini-course.

The complexities, benefits and barriers to implementing integrated health care models for Substance Use Disorders, such as MAT, will be given specialized attention. Social justice issues relating to accessible to health care, gender, race and stigma existent in conjunction with substance use disorders, and most especially, opioid use disorders, will also be central to this course. Overall, this course will cover topics relevant to any health care worker and/or social justice advocate. Students will be given a general introduction to both the interpersonal and physiological aspects of addiction and recovery for substance use disorders, with a focus on Opioid Use Disorder and Medication Assisted Treatments, from a harm reduction perspective.

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

Sponsor:
University of Michigan School of SW

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


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Jun
7
9:45 AM09:45

Human Trafficking Education Seminar

Course Description:

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

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

Sponsor:
Restoration Place

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


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Jun
7
2:00 PM14:00

Animal Assisted Therapy Introduction Experiential

Course Description:

This workshop will start with an orientation webinar on Friday, June 7 from 2-5pm. The remainder of the course, which is primarily experiential, will meet at the instructor's farm in Dexter, Michigan on Saturday, June 8.

Course Description:

This course provides an experiential opportunity for students to explore animal-assisted therapeutic activities specifically designed to further a wide range of therapeutic goals with children, adolescents, families and adult clients. Like play therapy and art therapy, animal-assisted interventions, when integrated with evidence-based methods including (but not limited to) CBT and mindfulness, trauma recovery, family systems, cultural-relational and psychodynamic approaches, offer opportunities for people to work through a variety of issues and insecurities related to attachment, trauma, self-esteem and identity concerns, dysregulation, behavioral difficulties, mental illness, developmental disabilities, and family and relational problems. With selected animals as therapy partners, the therapeutic team helps people of all ages and positions foster new alliances, understand more fully existing problems and build practical life-skills to enhance confidence, effectiveness and joy. Presently, animal-assisted therapy is gaining acclaim in the field of mental health intervention and there is a growing body of evidence supporting its efficacy and standards in the field to be explored. This course introduces the theoretical foundations, standards, ethics, evidence, certifications, integration of methods, case examples, evaluation and practical skills involved in partnering with a variety of animals, in particular dogs, cats, goats, pigs, horses and chickens (yes, chickens!)- to provide engaging and effective interventions.

Course Link:
http://www.ssw.umich.edu/r/CE-catalog
CE Value (credits): 10
CE Type: Standard

Sponsor:
University of Michigan School of SW

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


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Jun
8
9:00 AM09:00

Budgeting and Fiscal Management

Course Description:

This course will present the fundamental knowledge and skills needed to develop and manage the budget of a nonprofit social service organization and its programs. Students will learn to use techniques necessary to: 1) Plan, develop, display, revise, monitor, and evaluate a program budget; 2) Evaluate past financial performance (e.g. financial statements); 3) Monitor and evaluate the cost efficiency and cost-effectiveness of a nonprofit program and a nonprofit organization.

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

Sponsor:
University of Michigan School of SW

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


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Jun
12
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. 

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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Jun
12
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. 

 

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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Jun
13
to Jun 14

Finding Opportunities in Crisis: A Practical Approach to Crisis Intervention Work

Course Description:

Crisis work can be some of the most challenging and rewarding work in the mental health field. Individuals and families in crisis present professionals with a unique opportunity to have a major impact in a very short amount of time. Crisis Intervention also comes with its own notable risks. In this two-day workshop, you will go through the basics of crisis intervention from the moment of first contact to the aftercare you arrange. You will learn about the importance of how family dynamics can affect crises, in addition to the other risk factors that influence crisis work. This workshop will utilize interactive activities and small and large group discussion to facilitate learning.

Price: $229.00





Course Link:
http://www.socialwork.msu.edu/ceu
CE Value (credits):  12
CE Type: Standard

Sponsor:
Michigan State University School of SW

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


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Jun
14
8:30 AM08:30

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

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

Course Description:

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

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

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

Sponsor Name:
Washtenaw Community College

Contact Information:

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


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Jun
14
8:45 AM08:45

Substance Abuse and Co-occurring Disorders with Adolescents

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

Course Description:

This workshop will center on effective principles and best practices with adolescents experiencing substance use and mental health disorders (co­-occurring disorders). Focus will be on practice principles that will help attendees maximize their efforts with this population and provide ample time for critical discussion and questions.       

 

 

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

CE Value (credits): 3.0
CE Type: Standard

Grand Valley State University

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

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Jun
14
9:00 AM09:00

Sport Social Work: Beyond the Playing Field

Course Description:

Sport Social Work is becoming a powerful force in the field of sport and recreation. Social workers are leaders in infusing teams and programs with empowerment, self development, and inclusion, This workshop we will explore how social work values, concepts and interventions on both the micro and macro level enhance sport and recreation services. Specific strategies such as strength-based coaching, team building, conflict resolution, family collaboration, diversity training, community development, advocacy, and social policy will be discussed. Model nterdisciplinary programs serving at-risk youth, members of the LGBT community, older adults, individuals with disabilities, and other special populations will be highlighted. Participants will learn how to apply the social work competencies of engagement, assessment, intervention, research, social and economic justice, human behavior in the social environment, social policy, and evaluation in sport social work practice. Clinical social work concepts from Systems Theory, Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Solution-focused strategies, and Adventure Therapy will be discussed. The workshop with use a variety of engaged learning strategies including discussion, guest lecturers and activities.

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

Sponsor:
University of Michigan School of SW

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


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Jun
20
10:00 AM10:00

Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) for Older Adults

Course Description:

The Thursday course days will be held at the U-M School of Social Work. On Saturday, June 29th, the class will meet at Turner Senior Resource Center, 2401 Plymouth Rd.

This course will address how depression & anxiety in late life compromise the quality of life in older adults. The students will be assisted to deepen their understanding of the thought process of those with depression and anxiety. They will learn how MBCT could help improve the disorder and see MBCT as a viable non-pharmacology intervention.

The scientific evidence in the effectiveness of mindfulness interventions for mental health issues, and specifically MBCT for prevention of relapse of depression and anxiety will be discussed. The step-by step components of 8 sessions of MBCT wil be discussed and students will have opportunities to practice the skills. They will learn the differences in approaches between MBCT and CBT. Adaptation made to accommodate working with older population will be discussed in detail. The results of pre-post outcome data and qualitative evaluation of the MBCT groups the instructor led with local older adults will be shared. The ethical issues that have risen as the application of mindfulness spread through the society will be addressed. The roles that a MBCT therapist plays and the training needed will be discussed.

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

Sponsor:
University of Michigan School of SW

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


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Jun
21
9:00 AM09:00

Introduction to Social Entrepreneurship

Course Description:

In this mini-course, students will learn a theoretical framework for social entrepreneurship and design thinking, as well as explore the individual skills and will necessary to respond to complex social needs both locally and globally. Students will be placed on teams throughout the course to engage in hands-on activities, case studies, competitions and a leadership project. The objective of this course is to inspire and begin equipping students to become innovative leaders in the social sector. Specifically, we will address how to understand yourself as a leader within the context of a community and how to lead with moral imagination (the ability to put yourself in the shoes of the people you are serving); understand how an entrepreneurial mindset and operational skills can create and support social change; and turn theory into action by designing and carrying out a team leadership project.

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

Sponsor:
University of Michigan School of SW

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


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Jun
21
9:45 AM09:45

Human Trafficking Education Seminar

Course Description:

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

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

Sponsor:
Restoration Place

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


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Jun
22
9:45 AM09:45

Human Trafficking Education Seminar

Course Description:

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

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

Sponsor:
Restoration Place

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


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Jun
27
to Jun 28

Dialectical Behavioral Therapy

  • MSU Human Ecology Building (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Course Description:

DBT is a multi-modal treatment. Although skills training is a single mode, it is by far the most popular mode of DBT. Many programs begin implementing this mode in the beginning of learning how to develop their DBT program. Perfect for support staff, those working on the front lines, and for direct care clinicians, this training will primarily focus on the concepts and the foundation of the DBT skills while at the same time helping those clinicians experienced in DBT expand their knowledge in them. Participants can also expect to learn how to structure and format a skills training group, understand the roles and functions of facilitators, begin to teach the concepts of the DBT skills, identify and confront specific therapy-destroying behaviors found in group, lead meaningful mindfulness exercises, and assign specific homework assignments to help strengthen skill generalization.

Price: $229.00





Course Link:
http://www.socialwork.msu.edu/ceu
CE Value (credits):  12
CE Type: Standard

Sponsor:
Michigan State University School of SW

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


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Jun
27
2:00 PM14:00

Autism and Motivation: Presented by Ron Sandison

Course Description:

 Professionals and educators will learn practical methods to motivate children and young adults with autism to learn new life skills, prepare for transition, and gain independence. Ron examines common hindrances to growth, decision-making, and independence and ways to overcome them. Many children and young adults with autism experience severe depression and anxiety due to their lack of social interaction, a failure complex, perfectionist mindset, and sensory issues. Educators and professionals will be equipped to help these individuals deal with his or her depression and anxiety, and gain self-confidence for motivation in therapy. Sandison shares inspiring stories from his interviews and articles throughout his presentation like Armani Williams, the first NASCAR driver with autism, Peter Lantz, a professional video game designer, Tarik El-Abour a professional baseball player, Walker Aurand, a division 1 college hockey player, and many more. Ron also shares his own personal struggles with depression, anxiety, and lack of motivation from autism and how he was able to overcome and become a dad, author, professional, and motivational speaker.

 

Course Link:
http://www.ttiinc.org
CE Value (credits): 1.5
CE Type: Standard

Sponsor:

Training and Treatment Innovations, Inc.

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

 


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Jun
28
9:45 AM09:45

Human Trafficking Education Seminar

Course Description:

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

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

Sponsor:
Restoration Place

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


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Jul
9
to Jul 10

Cognitive Processing Therapy for PTSD

Course Description:

This workshop will provide participants with knowledge and skills to implement cognitive processing therapy (CPT), an evidence-based cognitive behavioral therapy for post traumatic stress disorder(PTSD). CPT has been endorsed by the Institute of Medicine as a first-line treatment for PTSD and related disorders with individuals who have experienced all types of trauma, including sexual assault, accidents, natural disasters, and combat. You will learn about the symptoms and theory underlying CPT. You will also gain knowledge and skills required to implement CPT with special populations. This workshop will include a didactic presentation, role plays, and videos to ensure the participants understand the theory, research, and session-by-session information needed to conduct CPT.

Price: $429.00






Course Link:
http://www.socialwork.msu.edu/ceu
CE Value (credits):  12
CE Type: Standard

Sponsor:
Michigan State University School of SW

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


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Jul
11
to Jul 12

Cognitive Processing Therapy for PTSD in Groups

Course Description:

The purpose of this workshop is to provide participants with knowledge and skills to implement cognitive processing therapy (CPT), an evidence-based cognitive behavioral therapy for post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in a group setting. CPT has been shown to be an effective treatment for PTSD related to a variety of traumas, and the group modality often allows clients to feel a sense of normalizing while they examine the impact the trauma had on their life. In this workshop, you will learn to identify and implement CPT in group settings.

Price: $179.00






Course Link:
http://www.socialwork.msu.edu/ceu
CE Value (credits):  12
CE Type: Standard

Sponsor:
Michigan State University School of SW

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


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Jul
11
9:00 AM09:00

Immigration Enforcement, Human Rights, and Social Justice

Course Description:

This mini-course focuses on the real community and personal impact of a public policy with sweeping national controversy, many deaths, and significant questions about social justice, racial discrimination, and even intent in the constitution. Because it is a minicourse, rather than a full course, this course will concentrate on one aspect of immigration policy? undocumented immigrants and the public policy strategy of enforcement for undocumented immigrants at the border and in the interior of the country. Along with discussion of the policies and practices of enforcement, we will bring local enforcement activities to the table and examine their impact on people, families, and Michigan communities. The discussion will have a global, national, state, and a local component. Students in this course will acquire the skills to critically analyze this aspect of immigration policy and its controversies. and about community and organization responses and activism.

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

Sponsor:
University of Michigan School of SW

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


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Jul
12
8:30 AM08:30

Medical Marijuana: Help or Just a High?

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

Course Description:

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

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

CE Value (credits): 3
CE Type: Standard

Sponsor Name:
Washtenaw Community College

Contact Information:

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


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Jul
12
to Jul 13

Current Treatments for Trauma Survivors

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

Course Description:

This course addresses the theoretical framework of trauma and trauma treatment from a culturally and philosophically diverse perspective. It seeks to provide information about why and how trauma and PTSD occur and how trauma treatment is affected by type of trauma experience, socioeconomic and cultural factors, individual personality and family functioning. Attention is focused on life span development and the meaning of trauma at different ages. Various types of trauma and trauma treatment are discussed from an individual, family, and socio/cultural perspective. The importance of understanding trauma and its relationship to grief and loss will be addressed. Coping and resiliency in surviving and recovering from trauma are explored, emphasizing the diversity of human response and focusing on the significance of social groups in integrating trauma. The formation and practice of rituals, and diversity in religious and spiritual experience as a component of coping with trauma will be discussed. Trauma treatments will be discussed, including treatment immediately after a trauma treatment and treatments occurring later, integrated treatments, and evidenced-based treatments.

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

Sponsor:
University of Michigan School of SW

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


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Jul
25
to Jul 26

Emotional Resilience in Social Work Practice

Course Description:

Emotional resilience is an often untapped resource in all people. Building capacity for emotional resilience and psychological flexibility is essential for effective social work practice, while also protecting you against the impact of secondary trauma. Resilience training will allow you to do good work at less physical and emotional cost to you. These core skills can easily and effectively transfer to your work and clientele in a wide variety of clinical and non-clinical settings. This trauma informed, research-based workshop will introduce you to a resilience training model that incorporates basic principles of healthy human psychological functioning as well as other theories such as acceptance and commitment theory, shame resilience theory, mindfulness-based stress reduction, mindful self-compassion, and oppression theory. You will be able to recognize common strategies we use to discharge pain and shame, incorporate compassion practices, and implement strategies from various evidence-based resilience models.

Price: $229.00






Course Link:
http://www.socialwork.msu.edu/ceu
CE Value (credits):  12
CE Type: Standard

Sponsor:
Michigan State University School of SW

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


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Jul
26
9:00 AM09:00

Multicultural Competencies in Sexuality Education, Counseling, and Therapy

Course Description:

This course will address the sexual health needs of individuals and couples throughout the adult lifespan over diverse cultures and populations. This interpersonal practice minicourse can augment other interpersonal practice courses or can be taken independently. Building on basic sex therapy models and integrating these models with multicultural counseling theory and cultural and ethical competencies, course participants will examine their own cultural backgrounds, belief systems, and biases specifically with reference to sexual health. Utilizing the lifespan approach, key considerations in sexual health education and sexual health treatments will be described. Course participants will learn culturally appropriate assessment, diagnosis, and brief intervention approaches and will be challenged to think about the adjustment of interventions to include multicultural considerations and the intersectionality of clients identities. The course will emphasize strengths-based adaptation and resiliency in individual and couples sexual health challenges. The right to education in sexual health and treatment of sexual health problems will be discussed within the framework of mental health care.

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

Sponsor:
University of Michigan School of SW

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


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Jul
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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Jul
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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Aug
1
12:00 PM12:00

Resilience: Who Bounces Back?

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

Course Description:

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

 

 

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

Sponsor:
Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital

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


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Aug
8
to Aug 9

Understanding Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs): The Impact on Health and Social Well-being

Course Description:

The ACE Study confirms, with scientific evidence, that adversity early in life increases physical, mental, and behavioral problems later in life. As we align a around a common goal of preventing the accumulation of ACEs and moderating their effects, we have a unique opportunity to shift the future of public health and improving health and social outcomes for ourselves, our families, and the individuals with whom we work. This two-day workshop will cover the impact of early adversity on the brain, the ACE Study, resilience, and ways to utilize this information in your life, work, and community.

Price: $229.00






Course Link:
http://www.socialwork.msu.edu/ceu
CE Value (credits):  12
CE Type: Standard

Sponsor:
Michigan State University School of SW

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


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Aug
12
to Aug 13

Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)

Course Description:

Trauma focused cognitive behavioral therapy (TF-CBT) is a components-based psychosocial treatment model that incorporates elements of cognitive-behavioral, attachment, humanistic, empowerment, and family therapy models. TF-CBT is an evidence-based therapy model that supports healing for children and adolescents with a focus on youth and their families.

*Please note the following introductory, online 11-hour course is a recommended prerequisite and has a fee of $35. It is required if you seek national certification in TF-CBT. You can find the pre-requisite course at: www.musc.edu/tfcbt2.

Price: $329.00






Course Link:
http://www.socialwork.msu.edu/ceu
CE Value (credits):  12
CE Type: Standard

Sponsor:
Michigan State University School of SW

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


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Aug
15
12:00 PM12:00

Project Management

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

Course Description:

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

 

 

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

Sponsor:
Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital

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


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Sep
7
8:30 AM08:30

Pathological Internet Use: The New Addiction

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

Course Description:

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

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

CE Value (credits): 3
CE Type: Standard

Sponsor Name:
Washtenaw Community College

Contact Information:

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


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Sep
14
9:00 AM09:00

Managerial Supervision in the Human Services

Course Description:

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

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

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

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

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

Sponsor:
University of Michigan School of SW

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


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Sep
14
9:00 AM09:00

Theory and Practice of Infant Mental Health

Course Description:

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

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

Sponsor:
University of Michigan School of SW

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


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Sep
19
12:00 PM12:00

Alumni Webinar Series: Affirming Black Racial Identity in Urban Schools

Course Description:

Dr. Cass' session will explore the historical and contemporary underpinnings of African-centered education in places where young people are most frequently found: schools. This will also examine the application of racial affirming concepts, approaches, and strategies in the formation of an urban African-centered high school. The session is necessary for school-based practitioners engaging Black youth in the learning environment with a focus on urban adolescents.

Course Link:
http://www.ssw.umich.edu/r/CE-catalog
CE Value (credits): 1
CE Type: Standard

Sponsor:
University of Michigan School of SW

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


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Oct
5
9:00 AM09:00

Immigration Enforcement, Human Rights, and Social Justice

Course Description:

This mini-course focuses on the real community and personal impact of a public policy with sweeping national controversy, many deaths, and significant questions about social justice, racial discrimination, and even intent in the constitution. Because it is a minicourse, rather than a full course, this course will concentrate on one aspect of immigration policy? undocumented immigrants and the public policy strategy of enforcement for undocumented immigrants at the border and in the interior of the country. Along with discussion of the policies and practices of enforcement, we will bring local enforcement activities to the table and examine their impact on people, families, and Michigan communities. The discussion will have a global, national, state, and a local component. Students in this course will acquire the skills to critically analyze this aspect of immigration policy and its controversies. and about community and organization responses and activism.

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

Sponsor:
University of Michigan School of SW

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


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Oct
10
5:00 PM17:00

Working with Couples in Therapy

Course Description:

Multiple Days Course runs through 4/4/19

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

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

Sponsor:
University of Michigan School of SW

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


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Oct
12
9:00 AM09:00

Philanthropy and Evaluation

Course Description:

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

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

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

Sponsor:
University of Michigan School of SW

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


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Oct
12
1:00 PM13:00

Motivational Interviewing for Social Workers

Course Description:

Multiple Days Course runs through 3/23/19

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

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

Sponsor:
University of Michigan School of SW

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


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Oct
28
12:00 PM12:00

Alumni Webinar Series: Family Preservation with Diverse Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity & Expression (SOGIE) Youth

Course Description:

Join us to learn about the innovative family preservation work the Ruth Ellis Center is doing in collaboration with the Family Acceptance Project to increase safety, well-being, permanency and placement stability with lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) youth in child welfare. We will connect the direct service work to the larger strategy of efforts lead through a Children’s Bureau Quality Improvement Center model. The Ruth Ellis Center, under the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, is one of four national sites selected to develop, evaluate and publish information on services which increase positive outcomes with LGBTQ youth in foster care.

Course Link:
http://www.ssw.umich.edu/r/CE-catalog
CE Value (credits): 1
CE Type: Standard

Sponsor:
University of Michigan School of SW

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


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Oct
29
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
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
2
9:00 AM09:00

Adventure/Experiential-Based Therapy

Course Description:

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

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

Sponsor:
University of Michigan School of SW

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


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Apr
19
12:30 PM12:30

Medical Marijuana: Help or Just a High?

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

Course Description:

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

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

CE Value (credits): 3
CE Type: Standard

Sponsor Name:
Washtenaw Community College

Contact Information:

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


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Apr
19
9:45 AM09:45

Human Trafficking Education Seminar

Course Description:

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

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

Sponsor:
Restoration Place

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


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Apr
19
to Apr 20

What Should I Do? Ethical Dilemmas in Social Work Practice

Course Description:

Participants in this seminar will develop an understanding of the NASW Code of Ethics, as well as several other codes of ethics. They will learn how attorneys look to such documents as appropriate “standards of care”. Participants will apply models of ethical decision making to critical incidents and experience participating in an ethics committee as they sort through ethical dilemmas.

Course Link:

https://www.eiseverywhere.com/ljap041919

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

Sponsor:

State Bar of Michigan Lawyers and Judges Assistance Program

Contact Information:
Jennifer Clark
517-346-6348
mailto:jclark@michbar.org

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Apr
19
8:45 AM08:45

Advocating for Recovery: Supporting Families with Substance Use Disorders

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

Course Description:

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

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

 

 

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

CE Value (credits): 3
CE Type: Standard

Grand Valley State University

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

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Apr
18
5:00 PM17:00

Competency – That Challenging Component In the Plan of Care

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

Course Description:

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

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

Sponsor:
Capitol Area Case Management Council

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


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Apr
18
7:55 AM07:55

34th Annual West Michigan Brain Injury Network Symposium

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

Course Description:

Topic:  International Cognitive Rehab Guidelines and Relevant Clinical Practices

Objectives:

·            Understand the history of cognitive rehabilitation guideline development

·            Be familiar with recommended guidelines for treatment of attention, memory, executive function and communication disorders following Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)

·            Discuss clinician perspectives on use of cognitive rehabilitation guidelines

·            Identify the limitations of cognitive rehabilitation guidelines 

 

Jennifer Bogner, PhD, ABPP, FACRM, Ohio State University
Topic:  Comparative Effectiveness of TBI Rehabilitation Interventions

Objectives:

·            Define different therapeutic approaches used in inpatient rehabilitation

·            Identify factors in the delivery of rehabilitation that may influence effectiveness

·            Evaluate the comparative effectiveness of different therapeutic approaches and factors in service delivery

·            Describe methods to facilitate implementation of findings 

 

Jennie Ponsford, AO, BA(Hons), PhD, MAPsS, Monash University   

Topic:  The Nature, Evolution, Predictors, Treatment of Psychiatric Disorders Following TBI

Objectives:

·            Understand the factors that might contribute to psychiatric problems following Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)

·            Identify the most common psychiatric disturbances following traumatic brain injury and their time course

·            Examine predictors of psychiatric disorders after TBI

·            Discuss the effectiveness of cognitive behavioral therapy in treating anxiety and depression after TBI 

 

Hilary Touchett, PhD(c), RN, CRRN, CBIS, TIRR Memorial Hermann
Topic:  Virtual Environments for Social Communication and Social Support Groups in Community Dwelling Survivors of Brain Injury

Objectives:

Objectives:

·            Discuss current trends in computer games for brain injury rehabilitation

·            Recognize signs and symptoms of poor social interaction

·            Identify alternative social support resources available for the TBI community

·            Develop an implementation plan to provide and/or expand social support resources for your community 

 

 

 

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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Apr
17
10:00 AM10:00

Human Trafficking

Course Description:

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

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

CE Value (credits): 2.5
CE Type: Standard

Sponsor Name:
Core Learning, Inc.

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


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Apr
17
8:30 AM08:30

The ABC's of Dementia and Caregiving

Course Description:

Description: This session is designed to help learners understand the definition of dementia, and some characteristics of the most common forms of dementia. Attendees will also discover the many brain changes associated with dementia, and how those changes affect function and behavior. Techniques and methods for improving caregiving situations will also be discussed. By recognizing and using this information, learners can have more positive interactions with those living with dementia. This session will be interactive and will provide learners with valuable insights into their role in dementia care.

Methods: The instructor will use discussion, paired interaction, group discussion, self-directed quiz completion, case discussion, PowerPoint presentation, role play and lecture to provide learners with opportunities to gain knowledge and skills related to their personality traits and preferences.

Course Link:
http://www.hospiceoflansing.org/rsvpteepa

CE Value (credits): 3
CE Type: Standard

Hospice of Lansing

Contact Information:
Heather Febres-Cordero
517-525-0376
mailto:gmlansing@seniorhelpers.com

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Apr
16
9:00 AM09:00

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

Course Description:

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

 

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

CE Value (credits): 6
CE Type: Standard

Sponsor Name:
Core Learning, Inc.

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


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