Feb
22
8:00 AM08:00

A Silent Crisis:Creating Safe Schools for LGBTQ Students

Course Description:

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

 

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

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

Contact Information:
Christina Holmes

mailto:cholmes@eatonresa.org


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Feb
22
12:00 PM12:00

The Reign of Pain (Part 1): Emerging Concepts in the Role of the Brain in the Construction of Pain

Course Description:

Not all injuries cause pain, and not all pain is due to injuries. An explosion of brain research demonstrates that all pain is constructed by the brain as a danger/alarm function. It is imperative to distinguish pain caused by structural disorders from pain caused by neural pathways in the brain. Appropriate treatment of pain is guided by this distinction with the goal of resolution of pain for individuals with neural pathway induced pain.

This webinar can be taken as a two-part series or as a stand-alone course.

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

Sponsor:
Michigan State School of SW

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


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Feb
22
12:00 PM12:00

Promoting Posttraumatic Growth in Psychotherapy

Course Description:

 

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

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

CE Value (credits): 2
CE Type: Standard

University of Michigan School of SW

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

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Feb
23
8:30 AM08:30

Mindfulness strategies tor stress and Pain Management In social Work Practice

  • Calvin College-Recital Hall Covenant Fine Arts (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Course Description:

The conference will focus on mindfulness as it relates to social work practice. The first session will concentrate on stress management, and the second session will focus on will be pain management.

 

Course Link:

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

Sponsor:
Beltline Collaborative

Contact Information:
Rachel Venema
616-526-8741
mailto:rvenem68@calvin.edu

 


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Feb
23
9:00 AM09:00

Assessment and Treatment Strategies for Opioid Dependence and Pain Management

Course Description:

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

 

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

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

Sponsor Name:
Core Learning, Inc.

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


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Feb
23
9:00 AM09:00

Ending Zero Tolerance: The Pipeline to Student Success

  • Ingham County Human Services Building (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Course Description:

Over the past 25 years, the nature and culture of discipline in schools has changed significantly. Disciplinary policy is much more formal, with broad-based punishments affecting many students. Instead of looking at student behavior individually, taking into account circumstances of an event, the students involved, and the safety implications for the school, many have chosen “zero tolerance” policies that limit the ability to look at situations on a case-by-case basis and according to individual needs. “Zero tolerance” policy adoption has led to increased involvement of law enforcement, suspension, and expulsion rather than strategies for helping students succeed(Center on Youth Justice, 2013). In this workshop, you will explore the history and impacts of the zero tolerance policies in K-12 in Michigan, including prevention programs, interventions, and the implications of the new bill, HB 5618, adopted in 2017.

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

Sponsor:
Michigan State School of SW

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


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Feb
23
9:00 AM09:00

Motivational Interviewing Part 4

Course Description:

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

  

  

Course Link: http://www.wedgwood.org

CE Value (credits): 2
CE Type: Standard

Sponsor Name:
Wedgwood Christian Services

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


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Feb
23
9:00 AM09:00

Ethics for the Mental Health and Substance Use Treatment Professional

Course Description:

This course will provide an overview of the history and evolution of social work and other behavioral health and addiction ethics as well as a biomedical ethics and ethics theories.  The course will cover use common ethical discernment tools. Discussion and case examples will demonstrate how to address general ethical situations, including electronic communications, as well as situations that involve legal and regulatory issues.

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

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

Sponsor:

St. John Providence Health System
 

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

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Feb
23
10:00 AM10:00

Current Trends in Medicare and Medicaid: A Crisis for Our Aging Adults

Course Description:

The current political climate is affecting all Americans, especially those considered elderly or aging. In this workshop, you will discuss the current status of Medicare and Medicaid for the aging population. In addition, you will learn about the current changes in the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and how they affect care for our aging consumers, including access to care and challenges in procuring direct care providers. You will also learn strategies for advocating for care and coverage for your clientele. This workshop will utilize large group discussion and visual displays for learning.

Course Link:
http://www.socialwork.msu.edu/ceu
CE Value (credits): 2.0
CE Type: Standard

Sponsor:
Michigan State School of SW

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


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Feb
24
2:00 PM14:00

Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History Guided Tour

  • Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Course Description:

This penultimate event in NASW-Michigan’s museum learning series will take place at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, whose mission to open minds and change lives through the exploration and celebration of African American history and culture. This event will consist of a guided tour of the museum's artifacts and archival materials, including the Blanche Coggin Underground Railroad collection, Harriet Tubman Museum Collection, and many other exhibits about African American history and the history of Detroit.

Course Link:
https://nasw-michigan.org
CE Value (credits): 2
CE Type: Standard

Sponsor:
NASW-Michigan

Contact Information:
Duane Breijak
517-487-1548
dbreijak@nasw-michigan.org


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Feb
25
9:00 AM09:00

Ethical Issues for the SUD Recovering Therapist and other Recovery Issues

Course Description:

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

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

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

Sponsor Name:
Core Learning, Inc.

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


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Feb
25
11:00 AM11:00

Honeydew

Course Description:

Many psychotherapists are unable to use valuable literary examples in explicating the subtle and transient nature of the conflicts attending the concept of intimacy in patients’ concerns and care.

 

Course Link: http://www.mpi-mps.org

CE Value (credits): 1
CE Type: Standard

Sponsor Name:
Michigan Psychoanalytic Society

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


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Feb
27
9:00 AM09:00

Communication Changes in DD and Dementia

Course Description:

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

Course Link: http://www.alz.org/gmc

CE Value (credits): 1
CE Type: Standard

Sponsor Name:
Alzheimer's Association

Contact Information:
Marcy Rosen
616-336-3909
 


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Feb
27
10:00 AM10:00

Home Safety and Environmental Modifications

Course Description:

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

Course Link: http://www.alz.org/gmc

CE Value (credits): 1
CE Type: Standard

Sponsor Name:
Alzheimer's Association

Contact Information:
Marcy Rosen
616-336-3909
 


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Feb
27
12:00 PM12:00

Trauma-Informed Practice with Refugee Youth: Introduction (Part 2)

Course Description:

This webinar will focus on trauma treatment approaches that can help to increase resiliency and prevent isolation of refugee youth. You will review case examples to deepen your understanding of how to respond to the needs of refugee youth. You will also learn additional culturally specific resources to use in practice.

This webinar can be taken as a two-part series or as a stand-alone course.

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

Sponsor:
Michigan State School of SW

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


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Feb
27
1:00 PM13:00

Communication Changes in DD and Dementia

Course Description:

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

Course Link: http://www.alz.org/gmc

CE Value (credits): 1
CE Type: Standard

Sponsor Name:
Alzheimer's Association

Contact Information:
Marcy Rosen
616-336-3909
 


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Feb
27
2:00 PM14:00

Home Safety and Environmental Modifications

Course Description:

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

Course Link: http://www.alz.org/gmc

CE Value (credits): 1
CE Type: Standard

Sponsor Name:
Alzheimer's Association

Contact Information:
Marcy Rosen
616-336-3909
 


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Feb
28
8:30 AM08:30

Human Trafficking

Course Description:

Topics covered include defining Human Trafficking, Scope & magnitude of the problem.
Types and venues of Human Trafficking in Michigan/U.S.
Causes and indicators, potential warning signs & resources/responses to potential cases of Human Trafficking.
RULE 338.3901a Requires licensees to complete training in identifying victims of human trafficking beginning with the 2016 renewal cycle. This training requirement will need to be completed prior to the license renewal in 2018. Applicants who apply for a license on or after March 17, 2021 will be required to have completed training in identifying victims of human trafficking.

 

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

Sponsor:
Mich. Mental Health Counselors Assoc
 

Contact Information:
Terry Mike
248-961-052
5mailto:tmike9968@att.net


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Feb
28
to Mar 2

78th Annual Michigan Council for Exceptional Children Conference Theme: Reaching for Greater Heights Together

  • Amway Grand Plaza Hotel and DeVos Place (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Course Description:

Michigan CEC is celebrating our 78th annual conference by presenting national speakers, 130 breakout sessions, 40+ exhibitors and unique networking opportunities.  Our goal for each participant is to have a productive learning experience and an opportunity to share with colleagues from across our state through quality, research-based sessions, enjoyable receptions and productive organizational meetings.

 

Course Link: http://www.cvent.com/d/p5qr2z

CE Value (credits): 17
CE Type: Standard

Sponsor Name:
Michigan Council for Exceptional Children

Contact Information:
Laurie Jefsen
269-366-4673

mailto:mcec@michigancec.org


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Feb
28
6:00 PM18:00

Elder Abuse and the Clinical Implications

  • Advanced Technology Education Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Course Description:

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

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

CE Value (credits): 3
CE Type: Standard

Sponsor Name:
Wayne State School of Social Work

Contact Information:
Sylwia Flaga
313-577-9348

mailto:ce_ssw@wayne.edu


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Mar
1
8:30 AM08:30

ACE: Adverse Childhood Experiences Training

Course Description:

This course will discuss the Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES), a collaborative research study conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Kaiser Permanente that began in 1995. The two instructors will provide information about the longterm impact of childhood experiences that include but are not limited to child abuse, neglect, parental mental illness, parental substance abuse, and witnessing domestic violence and/or other violent crimes in the home.  Research shows the greater number of ACE's experienced, the greater the impact these experiences have on an individual over time. The instructors will also show the movie "Resilience" which will be followed by group discussion to include identification of behaviors and other factors that promote resilience.

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

CE Value (credits): 4
CE Type: Standard

Sponsor Name:
Jackson County Council for the Prevention of Child Abuse & Neglect

Contact Information:
Travis Barnett
517-788-4685
mailto:tbarnette@cpcanjackson.org


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Mar
1
9:00 AM09:00

Penny for your thoughts: Dispelling the myths of poverty and mental health

  • St. Vincent Chapel of Children's Home (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Course Description:

This training 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 training is to understand the context in which people that are poor and have mental illness exist, debunk common myths and share social work best practices for this population.

This training will be facilitated by Melanie Carlson, MSW, PhD Candidate in Social Work at Michigan State University

Course Link: http://www.stvcc.org

CE Value (credits): 3
CE Type: Standard

Sponsor Name:
St. Vincent Catholic Charities

Contact Information:
Josh Lown
517-323-4734

lownj@stvcc.org


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Mar
2
8:30 AM08:30

Human Trafficking: CE Event for Social Workers

Course Description:

This day-long training will be an overview of several different aspects of human trafficking and will give practical applications of how to prevent trafficking in one's everyday life.  It will explain what trafficking is and how it happens, display how prevalent it is in our communities and state, teach indicators of a trafficking victim, give real-life testimony of a woman who survived being trafficked, encourage individuals to understand how they can prevent trafficking in their everyday lives, and motivate them to take steps to be aware of trafficking and potential victims.

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

Sponsor:

Spring Arbor University

Contact Information:
Jeremy Norwood
517-750-6720
mailto:jenorwoo@arbor.edu


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Mar
2
8:45 AM08:45

Sand Tray Technique

  • St. Clair County RESA-East Conference Room (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Course Description:

An  introduction to the Sand Tray Therapy technique of Play Therapy.  It will teach you how to use it as an effective treatment tool with clients. Upon completion you will be able to identify at least 5 Sand Tray interventions, identify the 6-step protocol or conducting a Sand Tray session, show how to set up a Sand Tray room as well as process a completed sand tray with clients and document the session effectively.

 

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

CE Value (credits): 3
CE Type: Standard
 

Catholic Charities of SE Michiga
 

Contact Information:
Kimberly Hazel
810-987-9100
mailto:hazelk@ccsem.org

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Mar
2
9:00 AM09:00

What Should I Do? Ethical Dilemmas in Social Work Practice

Course Description:

In this workshop, you will develop an understanding of the NASW Code of Ethics, as well as several other codes of ethics. You will learn how attorneys look to such documents as appropriate “standards of care” and have the opportunity to apply models of ethical decision making to ethical dilemmas and critical incidents while participating in an ethics committee.

Course Link:
http://www.socialwork.msu.edu/ceu
CE Value (credits): 1.0
CE Type: Standard, Ethics

Sponsor:
Michigan State School of SW

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


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Mar
2
9:00 AM09:00

Tales of Ethical Violations: The Slippery Slope

  • Wayne State University School of Social Work Building (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Course Description:

Despite their best intentions and understanding of ethical principles and cultural diversity, social workers can take actions that put their licenses at risk. This workshop will look at actual ethical violations to address these questions and discuss the issues in the context of the Michigan regulatory process. Instructors: Dennis Muzzi, LMSW and Anwar Najor-Durack, PhD

 

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

CE Value (credits): 5
CE Type: Standard

Sponsor Name:
Wayne State School of Social Work

Contact Information:
Sylwia Flaga
313-577-9348

mailto:ce_ssw@wayne.edu


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Mar
2
9:00 AM09:00

Understanding and Identifying and Labor and Sex Trafficking

Course Description:

As social workers, we must be more vigilant in recognizing trafficking. We must first understand the issue, identify victims, be able to offer resources and treatment options for survivors and finally, institute ways to stop trafficking.

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

CE Value (credits): 6
CE Type: Standard

Sponsor Name:
Eastern Michigan University

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


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Mar
2
12:30 PM12:30

Understanding Cyber Addictions

Course Description:

This CE workshop will explore the emergence of cyber addictions, such as Internet Use Disorder, Nomophobia, Digital Dementia, Photo-Taking Disorder, as well as the delivery of mental health and other support services via information and communication technology (ICT). This workshop will discuss innovative treatment approaches rooted in virtual reality and gaming technology used to manage and treat chronic physical pain, and ethical challenges social workers should be aware of when engaging clients/potential clients in cyberspace. 
 

Course Link:
https://nasw-michigan.org/events
CE Value (credits): 2
CE Type: Standard

Sponsor:
NASW-Michigan

Contact Information:
Duane Breijak
517-487-1548
mailto:
dbreijak@nasw-michigan.org


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Mar
2
5:30 PM17:30

Our Fires Still Burn: The Native American Experience

Course Description:

A showing and discussion of the documentary, 'Our Fires Still Burn: The Native American Experience.' Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions, talk about their reactions to the documentary's themes as well as share their own personal and client experiences with Native American individuals, families and communities. No registration necessary CEUs available at the door for $10. Presenter: Audrey Geyer

 

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

CE Value (credits): 2
CE Type: Standard

Sponsor Name:
Wayne State School of Social Work

Contact Information:
Sylwia Flaga
313-577-9348

mailto:ce_ssw@wayne.edu


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Mar
3
2:00 PM14:00

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

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

Course Description:

After attending this presentation:  

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

Course Link: http://www.mpi-mps.org

CE Value (credits): 2
CE Type: Standard

Sponsor Name:
Michigan Psychoanalytic Society

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


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Mar
6
12:00 PM12:00

Please Remember What I Say: Sticky Communication Techniques for Social Workers

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

Course Description:

Social Workers rely on communication as a major tool in their work with client and target populations at the micro, mezzo, and macro levels. It is paramount that what is communicated is remembered so that it can lead toward actions that promote positive change. There is a science to providing information in ways that what is said is remembered. This presentation will focus on how social workers can become more adept in the science and art of sticky communication.

 

 

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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Mar
8
8:00 AM08:00

A Silent Crisis: Creating Safe Schools for LGBTQ Students

Course Description:

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

 

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

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

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


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Mar
8
9:00 AM09:00

Alternatives to Chronic Pain for Opioid Abuse Prevention

Course Description:

n this course, participants will learn alternatives to traditional pain management such as acupressure, auricular acupuncture, and the Emotional Freedom Technique, both highly researched methods. They will also learn about the evidence-based Chronic Pain PATH classes that can help people manage their pain. PATH (Personal Action Toward Health) is Michigan's name for the Stanford Chronic Disease Self-Management Program. The Stanford Chronic Disease Self-Management Program (PATH, in Michigan) was developed and tested by Stanford University to help people learn techniques and strategies for the day-to-day management of chronic or long-term health conditions. It is a six-week workshop conducted in 2 1/2 hour sessions each week. Workshops are offered in convenient, easily accessible community locations, and are offered for free, or at very low cost to participants.

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

Sponsor:

Mid-State Health Network

Contact Information:
Heather English
517-657-3014
heather.english@midstatenetwork.org


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Mar
8
12:00 PM12:00

The Reign of Pain (Part 2): Interventions to Reverse Non-structural Chronic Pain

Course Description:

Appropriate interventions for chronic pain vary depending on the source of the pain. Reversal of neural pathway-induced pain is possible, and specific interventions targeted for this condition will be described. These include education about the nature of pain, exercises to retrain pain pathways, and emotional processing techniques.

This webinar can be taken as a two-part series or as a stand-alone course.

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

Sponsor:
Michigan State School of SW

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


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Mar
8
1:00 PM13:00

Neural Linguistic Programming – The Science of Transformation -- What Social Workers Should Know?*

Course Description:

For Specialty Practice Members Only

The interesting thing about the verb “change” is that we can change for the better, the bad news is we can also change back. Transformation is a more interesting verb in our language because the butterfly never goes back to being a caterpillar. It is a completely different way of thinking, and a completely different way of approaching life. Neural Linguistic Programming (NLP) is a very specific science; it is very logical and linear with a focus on transformation. This webinar is about how the NLP approach can be used by social workers to help their clients change and transform their lives.

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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Mar
9
8:30 AM08:30

Demystifying End of Life Conversations, Practices & Planning

Course Description:

This course provides an opportunity to explore issues surrounding one’s own death, including understanding the business of death, funeral and rituals, and end of life conversations. Examining these components of death with enable participants to increase their comfort level in conversations with clients and become better advocates by understanding how the grief trajectory may be influenced by events that do or do not happen at the time of death. The course will show best practices when using both face-to-face and phone interpreters, as well as practical tips for ensuring confidentiality, accuracy, and that ethical standards are met.

Course Link:
http://www.jfsannarbor.org/ceus/
CE Value (credits): 4
CE Type: Standard

Sponsor:
Jewish Family Services Washtenaw

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


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Mar
9
9:00 AM09:00

Motivational Interviewing Part 5

Course Description:

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

 

  

Course Link: http://www.wedgwood.org

CE Value (credits): 2
CE Type: Standard

Sponsor Name:
Wedgwood Christian Services

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


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Mar
9
9:00 AM09:00

Human Trafficking for Social Workers and Service Providers

Course Description:

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

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

Sponsor:
University of Michigan School of SW

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


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Mar
9
9:00 AM09:00

Disabilities and the Criminal Justice System: Solution-Focused Practice

Course Description:

Gain practice strategies for individuals with a diverse array of disabilities who find themselves interfacing with the criminal and juvenile justice systems. Get information and techniques to support professionals as they work with this population.

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

CE Value (credits): 6
CE Type: Standard

Sponsor Name:
Eastern Michigan University

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


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Mar
9
9:00 AM09:00

Assessing with PIE and Building on Strengths

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

Course Description:

The purpose of this training is to teach how to assess a client and family within their environmental context in order to improve the family's functioning, resourcefulness, and resiliency. We will discuss how the Person in Environment theory can be applied during the assessment process and how this information can build on the family's strengths, leading to the development of appropriate goals, interventions, and referrals for that family. This training will utilize role playing, small and large group discussions, and visual displays.

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

CE Value (credits): 3
CE Type: Standard

Andrews University

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

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Mar
9
9:00 AM09:00

Treating youth with psychotropic medications

  • NASW-Michigan Chapter Office (Manpower Bldg) (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Course Description:

In this workshop, attendees will learn about the assessment and treatment of mental health disorders in children and adolescents, specifically the role of psychotropic medications in a comprehensive treatment plan, characteristics of psychotropic medications (effects and side effects) and the importance of building effective teams in providing quality care.

Course Link:
https://nasw-michigan.org/events
CE Value (credits): 1
CE Type: Standard

Sponsor:
NASW-Michigan

Contact Information:
Duane Breijak
517-487-1548
mailto:
dbreijak@nasw-michigan.org


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Mar
9
9:00 AM09:00

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

Course Description:

This course will help make ethics more fun and simple.  It's not enough just to be a caring social worker or to believe you're a basically honest person.  Ethics help inform our individual and collective mission as social workers and help keep us from losing our licenses, reputations, and inadvertently hurting those we serve.  We'll break things down to understand social workers' ethical responsibilities to our clients, our colleagues, our practice settings, to our profession, and to the broader society.  We'll cover the topics of service, social justice, dignity and worth of the person, importance of human relationships, integrity, and competence and discuss the tricky real life situations we may find ourselves in.  The presenter will also explore the topics of honesty and integrity, disturbing trends among our youth and society - lying, cheating and stealing; how bad these problems are and if we are a part of it in the way we model our honesty or confront dishonesty in our parenting and in our own behaviors.

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

Sponsor:
Core Learning, Inc.

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


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Mar
9
1:00 PM13:00

Courageous Conversations

Course Description:

Clinicians, including social workers bear the responsibility to help the medical patient explore treatment options and to help them formulate their preferences based upon a risk-benefit analysis and their own values whenever circumstances allow.  Unfortunately, many patients face medical decision making at a time they lack the capacity to make decisions for themselves.  In such cases, surrogates must step in to make decisions that they feel are the decisions the person would have made for themselves or, if this is unknown, are in the best interest of the patient.  Courageous Conversations facilitated by professionals help patients clarify their choice of surrogate and prepares that surrogate for decision-making on behalf of the patient through Advanced Care Planning, including Living Wills and Durable Power of Attorney.

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

Sponsor:
Gilda's Club of Grand Rapids

Contact Information:
Jan Miller
616-453-8300
mailto:jmiller@gildasclubgr.org


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Mar
9
1:00 PM13:00

What Is Your ACE Score? Understanding the Impact of Adverse Childhood Experience

Course Description:

Increasingly, we are beginning to understand the complex and prevalent effects of trauma on our population, in both children and adults. The examination of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) through the ACE Study is unique because it provides the potential to understand how multiple forms of childhood stressors can affect many important public health problems throughout an individual lifetime. ACEs can affect individuals, organizations, and communities across both public and private domains, in clinical, educational, and law enforcement settings. Understanding ACE effects can help us as professionals and individuals begin to work around a common goal of preventing the accumulation of ACEs and moderating their effects. In this workshop, you will learn about the ACE Study and the impact on oneself and the community. You will discuss the implications that exposure to trauma in childhood can have on your health. In addition, you will learn about the important connections between neurobiology, epigenetics, ACEs, and resilience.

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

Sponsor:
Michigan State School of SW

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


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Mar
9
6:00 PM18:00

Formulations for Social Work Practitioners on Adolescent Substance Use and Addiction

Course Description:

This workshop will provide current information on the evolving and changing trends of youth substance use. Focus will be centered on the potential consequences for use during adolescence, a model for understanding adolescent addiction, and on effective assessment which can guide intervention. Instructor: Charlene McGunn, PhD 

 

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

CE Value (credits): 3
CE Type: Standard

Sponsor Name:
Wayne State School of Social Work

Contact Information:
Sylwia Flaga
313-577-9348

mailto:ce_ssw@wayne.edu


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Mar
10
8:30 AM08:30

Fundamentals of Dementia Care

Course Description:

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

Course Link: http://www.alz.org/gmc

CE Value (credits): 4
CE Type: Standard

Sponsor Name:
Alzheimer's Association

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


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Mar
11
9:00 AM09:00

CBT in Transition: The Evolution of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Course Description:

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

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

Sponsor:
Core Learning, Inc.

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


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Mar
12
8:00 AM08:00

Putting the Pieces Together: A Behavior Support Network-Reducing Anxiety in the School Setting

Course Description:

National Institutes of Health reports that one in four thirteen-eighteen year old has had an anxiety disorder in their lifetime.  Heroic teachers are facing this challenge with little to no training in mental health and behavioral principles.  This leaves teachers to learn on the job and rely on their instincts, and leaves students with anxiety at risk for poor performance, diminished learning and social behavioral problems in school.  This workshop will take a common classroom practice and shift them slightly into clinically informed, researched based and easy to implement strategies and interventions that can be implemented effectively by any teacher.

Course Link:
http://www.michigan.gov/mde
CE Value (credits): 6.0
CE Type: Standard

Sponsor:
St. Clair County RESA
 

Contact Information:
Tami Sly or Karen Brown
810-364-8990
 


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Mar
13
8:30 AM08:30

Honoring Your Father and Mother: A Legal Perspective on Elder Care

Course Description:

This conference will explore aspects of legal and practical issues that arise as people age including estate planning essentials, caregiver collective , Medicaid planning and pitfalls, and hot topics in elder law.   Presenters will identify differences between wills and trusts, how to avoid legal entanglements with your family, differences between Power of Attorney and Patient Advocate, collecting financial information and process for applying for Medicaid.  In addition, presenters will identify complex legal issues including competency, family dynamics and access to community resources.

Course Link:
http://www.pinerest.org/march13
CE Value (credits): 5.5
CE Type: Standard

Sponsor:
Pine Rest Christian Mental Health

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


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Mar
13
9:00 AM09:00

Understanding Adverse Childhood Experiences

Course Description:

Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) is a public health disaster. Until very recently, this public health disaster has been hidden from view. Our society has bought into a set of misconceptions, such as:

  • ACEs are rare
  • They happen somewhere else to other people
  • Some, or maybe most, children can escape unscathed, or if not, they can be rescued and healed by emergency response systems, such as child protective services or criminal justice.

But ACEs are the greatest determinant of health. Understanding ACEs can also offer the biggest opportunity to shift the public health crisis. In this training, participants will be presented the

ACEs research and findings and how this knowledge could impact community capacity and resilience.

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

CE Value (credits): 5
CE Type: Standard

Sponsor Name:
Core Learning, Inc.

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


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Mar
13
12:00 PM12:00

Human Trafficking Trends in the U.S. and Michigan

Course Description:

In this webinar, you will learn about the current federal- and state-level legislation that addresses human trafficking. Trends and prevalence rates of human trafficking globally and in Michigan will also be covered. You will learn what social workers can do to better serve individuals and communities at risk for human trafficking.

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

Sponsor:
Michigan State School of SW

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


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Mar
13
to Mar 14

Depression on College Campuses Conference: Redesigning Structures, Spaces, and Processes to Promote Wellness

  • 915 East Washington Street Ann Arbor, MI, 48109 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Course Description:

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

Recent research indicates that approximately one in four college students screen positive for depression, and the demand for clinical services continues to grow. While traditional approaches remain core to our work, we must also explore how environmental strategies can be used as part of a comprehensive approach to create a campus culture and learning environment that supports mental health.

Join us for the 16th Annual Depression on College Campuses Conference to learn about new research findings, innovative design initiatives, model programs, and policies which demonstrate how redesigning the physical and social environments on a campus can reduce suicide risk and promote mental health.

 

 

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

CE Value (credits): 9
CE Type: Standard

Sponsor:

University of Michigan Depression Center

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

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Mar
13
7:00 PM19:00

Loving Parents: Intimacy, Personal Growth, Sex, Guilt, Murder, Betrayal and a Life Worth Living

Course Description:

The love of the patient and the love for the patient is an area that is infrequently explored and is wrought with unconscious dynamics, enactments, collusions in resistance, and masochistic underpinnings that can result in boundary violations. Yet this fertile ground has tremendous potential for therapeutic understanding, interpretation, and movement. 

 

Course Link: http://www.mpi-mps.org

CE Value (credits): 2
CE Type: Standard

Sponsor Name:
Michigan Psychoanalytic Society

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


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Mar
14
8:00 AM08:00

ACE’s and the Neurobiological Effects of Trauma

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

Course Description:

This presentation will include an overview of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and its health impact on individuals and communities – including national, state, and local data; a layman’s discussion on the impacts of trauma on a developing brain and the importance of resilience.

 

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

Sponsor:
Forest View Hospital

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


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Mar
14
to Mar 15

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 pre-requisite: Participants must bring proof of completion of the introductory, free 10-hour online course located at this link: https://tfcbt.musc.edu.

Course Link:
http://www.socialwork.msu.edu/ceu
CE Value (credits): 12.0
CE Type: Standard

Sponsor:
Michigan State School of SW

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


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Mar
14
5:30 PM17:30

Certificate in Integrated Behavioral Health and Primary Care-Pediatric

Course Description:

Introduction to Integrated Behavioral Health and Primary Care In this module, participants will learn about the nature and implications of integrated care, and will become fluent in the key terms that have come to describe it. Topics will include key public policies affecting the integrated care movement, including the Affordable Care Act; successful models of integrated care; population health management and health disparities; and ethical challenges and opportunities in integrated care. The transition to integrated care will be framed as a paradigm shift from disease-oriented to recovery-oriented service delivery, resulting in new opportunities and challenges, and direct implications for consumers and their families. Integrated Health Systems and Implementation In this module, participants will obtain knowledge and skills related to the implementation of integrated care services. Implementation of integrated team-based collaborative care presents challenges and opportunities for providers and managers, with significant implications for access to care and patient satisfaction. 

Course Link:
http://www.ssw.umich.edu/r/CE-catalog
CE Value (credits): 34
CE Type: Standard

Sponsor:
University of Michigan School of SW

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


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Mar
14
5:30 PM17:30

Certificate in Integrated Behavioral Health and Primary Care-Adult

Course Description:

Introduction to Integrated Behavioral Health and Primary Care In this module, participants will learn about the nature and implications of integrated care, and will become fluent in the key terms that have come to describe it. Topics will include key public policies affecting the integrated care movement, including the Affordable Care Act; successful models of integrated care; population health management and health disparities; and ethical challenges and opportunities in integrated care. The transition to integrated care will be framed as a paradigm shift from disease-oriented to recovery-oriented service delivery, resulting in new opportunities and challenges, and direct implications for consumers and their families. Integrated Health Systems and Implementation In this module, participants will obtain knowledge and skills related to the implementation of integrated care services. Implementation of integrated team-based collaborative care presents challenges and opportunities for providers and managers, with significant implications for access to care and patient satisfaction. 

Course Link:
http://www.ssw.umich.edu/r/CE-catalog
CE Value (credits): 34
CE Type: Standard

Sponsor:
University of Michigan School of SW

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


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Mar
14
6:00 PM18:00

Complementary and Alternative Medicine Approaches to Pain Management

  • Wayne State University School of Social Work (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Course Description:

This workshop will discuss commonly used and studied Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM)/ Mind-Body-Spirit approaches to pain management. Participants will also examine how they can be integrated with conventional treatments and what social workers need to know to make referrals for these practices. Instructor: Caitlin Brown, LMSW

Course Link: http://continuingeducation.socialwork.wayne.edu/upcoming-workshops

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

Sponsor Name:
Wayne State School of Social Work

Contact Information:
Sylwia Flaga
313-577-9348

mailto:ce_ssw@wayne.edu


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Mar
14
6:00 PM18:00

Triple Diagnosis

Course Description:

Marijuana, alcohol, K2s and even prescription medications have fast become mainstream drugs in America. Many communities have advanced legislation to legalize these substances. Unfortunately, many triple diagnosed clients have engaged in use and misuse of these substances sometimes with fatal results. This presentation presents findings on frequency of usage by a growing number of people, effects of usage on users (both positive and negative), and strategies for treating the triple diagnosed person.

Course Link: 
n/a

CE Value (credits): 1
CE Type: Standard

Sponsor Name:
Core Learning, Inc.

Contact Information:
Jenny Klonowski
248-538-5425
 


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Mar
15
9:00 AM09:00

Medical Marijuana: Benefits, Risks, and Pain Management

Course Description:

 

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

Meets Pain Management Requirement

Substance Use Specific

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

Sponsor:
Michigan State School of SW

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


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Mar
15
1:00 PM13:00

Integrated Healthcare: Health Concerns and Psychiatric Diagnosis

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

Course Description:

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

 

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

Sponsor:
Training and Treatment Innovations, Inc.

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


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Mar
15
1:15 PM13:15

Common Childhood Diagnoses and Directive Play Therapy Techniques That Help Treat Them

Course Description:

In this workshop, you will gain knowledge on common childhood mental health disorders and experientially explore ways to treat these disorders in play therapy. You will explore symptoms typically seen in common diagnoses of attention deficit disorder (ADHD), generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), oppositional defiant disorder (ODD), autism spectrum disorders (ASD), and adjustment issues. You will examine the overlapping themes such as lack of self-regulation, anger management issues, inattention, social skill problems, and coping skills. You will learn play therapy activities to explicate ways to help treat these common issues through play therapy. This workshop will utilize active learning, including strategies for feeling awareness and identification, projective projects for assessment and to increase self-awareness, anger management activities, teaching social skills, and relaxation techniques.

 

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

Sponsor:
Michigan State School of SW

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


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Mar
15
6:00 PM18:00

Film Screening and Panel Discussion: 'Break The Chain'

  • Loosemore Auditorium at Grand Valley State (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Course Description:

Come to Loosemore Auditorium at GVSU's Pew Campus in Grand Rapids for a viewing of Michigan-centric Human Trafficking documentary Break The Chain, followed by a panel discussion! This event fulfills the Human Trafficking training requirement for social work licensure.

Course Link: 
http://www.nasw-michigan.org/events

CE Value (credits): 2.0
CE Type: Standard
 

Sponsor Name:
NASW-Michigan Region 8

Contact Information:
Duane Breijak
517-487-1548
dbreijak@nasw-michigan.org


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Mar
16
8:00 AM08:00

Medication and Alcohol Use Among Older Adults

Course Description:

Medication and alcohol use are explored, including prescription and non-prescription medicine.  Side effects, drug interactions, and strategies for safe use, as well as, how to identify a substance abuse situation will be covered.

Course Link:
http://www.lcc.edu/mhap
CE Value (credits): 8
CE Type: Standard

Sponsor:
Mental Health & Aging Project - LCC

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


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Mar
16
8:45 AM08:45

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

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

Course Description:

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

 

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

CE Value (credits): 3
CE Type: Standard

Grand Valley State University

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

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Mar
16
to Mar 23

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

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

Course Description:

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

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

Sponsor:
University of Michigan School of SW

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


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Mar
16
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. This presentation will serve as a catalysis for this process.

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

Sponsor:
Core Learning, Inc.

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


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Mar
16
9:00 AM09:00

Parenting Under Siege: The Effects of Domestic Violence on Early Parenting Beginning in Pregnancy

Course Description:

This workshop will describe the normative psychological and social-emotional tasks of pregnancy for expectant mothers and fathers. The critical role of secure caregiver-child relationships in mitigating the effects of violence exposure will be highlighted. Instructor: Carolyn Dayton, PhD

 

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

CE Value (credits): 3
CE Type: Standard

Sponsor Name:
Wayne State School of Social Work

Contact Information:
Sylwia Flaga
313-577-9348

mailto:ce_ssw@wayne.edu


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Mar
16
9:00 AM09:00

Autism Spectrum Disorders: Real World Applications

Course Description:

Gain basic information on autism spectrum disorders focusing on adolescents and young adults. Learn solutions for complex behaviors, including behavior plans, self-monitoring systems and visual schedules. We’ll also address ways to support parents.

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

CE Value (credits): 6
CE Type: Standard

Sponsor Name:
Eastern Michigan University

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


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Mar
16
12:00 PM12:00

Complex Ethical Issues: Working with Children, Adolescents, Young Adults, and Families

Course Description:

For NASW Specialty Practice Members only.

Under what circumstances should a social worker share confidential information with an adolescent client's parents? Can a minor consent to substance abuse treatment without the knowledge or consent of her parents? How should social workers respond to an adolescent client's Facebook "friend" request or questions about a social worker's personal life? What should a social worker do if a parent or a parent's attorney wants to examine clinical notes summarizing counseling of the child? This webinar will explore complex ethical issues involved in the delivery of social work services to children, adolescents, young adults, and families. Frederic Reamer will provide an overview of challenging issues pertaining to client privacy and confidentiality, boundaries, dual relationships, conflicts of interest, documentation, management of clinical records, and use of digital technology and social media. Dr. Reamer will provide an overview of key ethical standards and practical risk-management strategies.

Presenter:  Frederic G. Reamer, Ph.D.

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

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

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


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Mar
17
8:30 AM08:30

Making Meaningful Connections

Course Description:

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

Course Link: http://www.alz.org/gmc

CE Value (credits): 2
CE Type: Standard

Sponsor Name:
Alzheimer's Association

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


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Mar
17
11:00 AM11:00

Making the Most of Mealtime

Course Description:

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

Course Link: http://www.alz.org/gmc

CE Value (credits): 2
CE Type: Standard

Sponsor Name:
Alzheimer's Association

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


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Mar
17
2:00 PM14:00

Ordinary Unconscious Communications in Therapeutic Relations: Back to the Future of Psychoanalysis

Course Description:

The essay examines the ways in which Ferenczi’s radical experiments in analytic technique expanded the possibilities for joint, direct transference /countertransference exploration, illuminating the complex permutations of implicit, as well as expressive and transparent ways therapist and patient can utilize the full range of feelings, thoughts, fantasies, body, and self-states that emerge in the field of analysis and therapy in general. 

Course Link: http://www.mpi-mps.org

CE Value (credits): 2
CE Type: Standard

Sponsor Name:
Michigan Psychoanalytic Society

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


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Mar
18
9:00 AM09:00

MCPP Symposium: Through a Prism: Multiple Perspectives on a Case

Course Description:

The hallmark of psychoanalysis is its respect for the complexity of the human psyche and the complexity of our interactions with other psyches. This conference will demonstrate the richness and fruitfulness of psychoanalytic thought and clinical practice as it is illuminated by different analysts' theoretical orientations and leanings.   Hear how four seasoned psychoanalysts discuss a single case presentation.  Learn what it means to think analytically.  Gain an appreciation for the diversity of analytic thought.  Have a chance to question psychoanalysts about their perspectives and clinical work.

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

CE Value (credits): 5
CE Type: Standard
 

 

Michigan Council for
Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy

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

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Mar
19
9:00 AM09:00

Watch Out! It’s Coming: Secondary Trauma and What to do About It

  • Spring Arbor University Grand Rapids (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Course Description:

Trauma exposure is inevitable in the field of Child Welfare.  Exposure to trauma changes people.  This training will focus on the charge social workers have to ensure proper self-reflection and self-care.  Workers will understand the significant impact that secondary trauma has on their perception of the world around them and on work with clients experiencing trauma.  Workers will conduct a self-assessment and move toward identifying personal solutions to handling secondary trauma.  

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

Sponsor:

Spring Arbor University

Contact Information:
Peter Lauber
231-421-3491

mailto:peter.lauber@arbor.edu


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Mar
19
12:00 PM12:00

Ending Zero Tolerance: What Child Welfare Workers Should Know

Course Description:

This webinar will explore the history and impacts of the zero tolerance policies in K-12 in Michigan, prevention programs, interventions, and the implications of the Public Act 360 that was effective 8/1/2017 has on the students, particularly those in foster care, as those students are suspended at higher rates than their peers. This webinar will utilize visual displays, incorporate participant feedback, and allow time for questions and answers.

Course Link:
http://www.socialwork.msu.edu/ceu
CE Value (credits): 1.0
CE Type: Standard

Sponsor:
Michigan State School of SW

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


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Mar
19
6:00 PM18:00

MI: Motivation, Change and Communication

Course Description:

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

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

CE Value (credits): 2.5
CE Type: Standard

Sponsor Name:
Core Learning, Inc.

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


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Mar
21
to Mar 22

Care Coordination and Care Management Training

  • Country Creek Medical Building-Large Conf Room (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Course Description:

Practice Transformation Institute is offering training designed to educate health care professionals in the specifics of primary care management. The purpose of the course is to provide interprofessional care team members with a knowledge base and skill set to enable care coordination and care management at the practice. Whether you're new to the job or simply want to boost your expertise as a valued member of the interprofessional team, this training is for you.

Course Link:
https://www.regonline.com/registration/Checkin.aspx?EventID=2084659

CE Value (credits): 12.5
CE Type: Standard

Sponsor Name:
Practice Transformations Institute

Contact Information:
Carla Irvin
248-310-8476
mailto:cirvin@transformcoach.org


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Mar
22
8:00 AM08:00

A Silent Crisis:Creating Safe Schools for LGBTQ Students

Course Description:

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

 

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

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

Contact Information:
Janelle Buchler

mailto:janelle.buchler@jcisd.org


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Mar
22
8:00 AM08:00

Employee Wellness: It’s more than Health Insurance and a Fitness Center

Course Description:

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The presentation will cover the following areas:

·       Leadership with compassion when leadership is hard or uncomfortable.  Presented by Kristi Trader

·       Employee Trauma, understanding why an employee’s irrational response might be rational.  Presented by Sabrina Corbin

·       Discover your Motivation: Why we work how we work and how we can do it better.  Presented by David Horning

·       Substance Abuse identification, prevention for employees and their families.  Presented by Sarah Allison

·       Mental Health and Community Resources for Employers.  Presented by Elizabeth Knoblauch

 

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

CE Value (credits): 6
CE Type: Standard

Course Sponsor:
Henry Ford Health System

Contact Information:
Mary Nixon
517-787-1400
mailto:mary@gpgrcpa.com

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Mar
22
9:00 AM09:00

Introduction to Occupational Therapy

Course Description:

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

  

Course Link: http://www.wedgwood.org

CE Value (credits): 2
CE Type: Standard

Sponsor Name:
Wedgwood Christian Services

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


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Mar
22
9:00 AM09:00

Sleep Disorders

Course Description:

The training is designed to cover the learning objectives while assisting participants in achieving a greater sense of confidence and competence in evaluating and treating sleep disorders in clinical work. The training reviews the circadian rhythm and teaches strategies for identifying and treating common sleep disorders. The workshop includes sleep disorders in children & adolescents and focuses on CBT interventions for specific sleep problems using sleep monitoring devices and covers when to refer for a sleep study.

                                                                         

 

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

Sponsor:
Development Centers

Contact Information:
Stefan Harris x1203
313-531-2500


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Mar
22
1:00 PM13:00

Building College Success for Youth Exiting the Foster Care System

  • The Conference Center at Saginaw Valley State (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Course Description:

Most youth in transition face challenges in one or more of the following domains: housing, financial literacy, mental health, employment, and education. Colleges and universities are uniquely situated to assist in building structures of success and thus guide young people to personal and professional achievement. In this workshop, you will learn about the evidence-based research related to youth in transition and the unique needs presented. In addition, you will learn about the developmental tasks related to this population. You will also explore the components essential to successful campus-based programs for youth in transition.

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

Sponsor:
Michigan State School of SW

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


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Mar
22
3:00 PM15:00

12th Annual Diversity Lecture: The Psychology of a City: Race, Violence, and Community

  • Wayne State University Community Arts Auditorium (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Course Description:

The Wayne State University School of Social Work Office of Continuing Education is proud to host Teresa Méndez, clinical social worker in Baltimore, MD, and Director of the Baltimore Psychotherapy Institute as the keynote speaker for the 12th annual Diversity Lecture. Inspired by Mendez’s efforts to make sense of the racial violence in her community, this presentation asks: How can a city, group, or individual carry the unbearable feelings for a country, and how do we begin to work with this in treatment?

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

CE Value (credits): 2
CE Type: Standard

Sponsor Name:
Wayne State School of Social Work

Contact Information:
Sylwia Flaga
313-577-9348

mailto:ce_ssw@wayne.edu


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Mar
23
8:45 AM08:45

Holistic Pain Management

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

Course Description:

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

 

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

CE Value (credits): 3
CE Type: Standard

Grand Valley State University

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

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Mar
23
9:00 AM09:00

A New Code of Ethics for Social Work Practice

Course Description:

Examine common ethical challenges using the updated Code of Ethics; look into your own professional boundaries; apply models for ethical decision-making; and understand the role of self-care in ethics.

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

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

Sponsor Name:
Eastern Michigan University

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


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Mar
23
10:00 AM10:00

Demystifying End-of-life Conversations

Course Description:

Talking about death often provokes discomfort, anxiety, and fear. This workshop will provide an opportunity to explore issues surrounding one’s own death, including the business of death, funerals and rituals, and end-of-life conversations with family and friends. You will exam these components of death, enabling you to increase your comfort level in conversations with clients, to become better advocates, and to understand how the grief trajectory may be influenced by events that do or do not happen at the time of death.

 

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

Sponsor:
Michigan State School of SW

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


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Mar
23
12:00 PM12:00

Human Trafficking: Identification and Advocacy

  • Clark Conference Center, Sparrow Hospital, St. Lawrence Campus (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Course Description:

Also known as modern-day slavery, human trafficking is the recruitment, transportation, harboring, or receipt of people for purposes of slavery, forced labor, or servitude. You will learn what human trafficking is and how to identify it. Discussion will include the overlaps between human trafficking and domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking; the scope and diversity of human trafficking in Michigan; and the myths surrounding human trafficking.

 

Course Link:
http://www.socialwork.msu.edu/ceu
CE Value (credits): 1.0
CE Type: Standard

Sponsor:
Michigan State School of SW

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


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Mar
24
to Mar 25

Human Trafficking Awareness and Identification of Victims for Healthcare Providers

  • First United Methodist Church (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Course Description:

This workshop is to help medical professionals further develop their education and knowledge to identify trafficked individuals who they may be seeing day to day and to create a standard reporting process to reduce the number of victims who currently fall through the cracks.

Course Link:
http://www.mcrh.msu.edu
CE Value (credits): 7
CE Type: Standard

Sponsor:
Michigan Center For Rural Health

Contact Information:
810-648-4098 x155

mailto:gezequelj@sanilachealth.com                                                                


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Mar
24
8:30 AM08:30

Understanding Safe & Unsafe Wandering

Course Description:

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

Course Link: http://www.alz.org/gmc

CE Value (credits): 2
CE Type: Standard

Sponsor Name:
Alzheimer's Association

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


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Mar
24
11:00 AM11:00

Combating Caregiver Stress

Course Description:

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

Course Link: http://www.alz.org/gmc

CE Value (credits): 2
CE Type: Standard

Sponsor Name:
Alzheimer's Association

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


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Mar
25
9:00 AM09:00

Medical Marijuana – Ethics & Pain Management

Course Description:

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

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

CE Value (credits): 7
CE Type: Standard, Ethics, Pain

Sponsor Name:
Core Learning, Inc.

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


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Mar
25
1:00 PM13:00

Lady Bird

Course Description:

Many clinicians do not provide sufficient attention to the conflicts and challenges of parental tasks with adolescents and their families particularly the conflictual nature of the mother daughter relationship.   

Upon completion of this activity: 

1.     Participants will be able to describe the developmental tasks of adolescence.

2.     Participants will be able to discuss the Persophone myth as described by Drs. Holtzman and Kulish (1998/Int Journal of Psychoanalysis).

3.     Participants will be able to discuss the Novicks' ideas about the necessary transformations in the relationship between parents and adolescents.

4.     Participants will be able to explain the conflictual nature of the mother-daughter relationship during adolescence.

 

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

CE Value (credits): 1
CE Type: Standard

Sponsor Name:
Michigan Psychoanalytic Society

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


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Mar
26
12:00 PM12:00

"Know the 10 Warning Signs" of Alzheimer's Disease: Ethical Considerations for Practice

  • Catholic Social Services Conference Room (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Course Description:

Learn the facts about Alzheimer’s Disease.  Social workers may interact with people experiencing memory loss or behavioral changes that may benefit from early detection of the disorder.  Ethical practice urges social workers stay current with diagnostic tools and treatment options.

Course Link:

CE Value (credits): 1
CE Type: Standard, Ethics

Sponsor:
NASW-Michigan

Contact Information:
Shelly Ovink or Judy Krause
906-486-8020
mailto:dvip-mqt@hotmail.com


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Mar
26
1:00 PM13:00

Ethical Issues in Health Care: The Ethics of Genomic Medicine

Course Description:

The Office of the Vice Provost for Health at Grand Valley State University and Spectrum Health present the 2018 Ethics Conference highlighting speakers who will address complex issues concerning genomic medicine. Presentations will include an introduction to genomic medicine and its implications, an examination of the ethical issues faced by providers, and a panel discussion of specific clinical cases.

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

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

Spectrum Health

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

jody.sprague@spectrumhealth.org

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Mar
27
8:45 AM08:45

Human Trafficking: Modern Day Slavery

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

Course Description:

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

 

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

CE Value (credits): 3
CE Type: Standard

Grand Valley State University

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

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Mar
27
12:00 PM12:00

The Impact of Racial Bias on Traumatized Clients in Child Welfare

Course Description:

It is increasingly important for child welfare workers to build cultural self-awareness, sensitivity, and responsiveness to the clients they serve. In this webinar, you will review the historical and current traumatic effects of discrimination and oppression on the populations you serve. You will also explore your own personal values, beliefs, andcultural/racial/ethnic background and identity that impact your interaction with the families you serve. This webinar will utilize visual displays and allow time for questions and answers.

Course Link:
http://www.socialwork.msu.edu/ceu
CE Value (credits): 1.0
CE Type: Standard

Sponsor:
Michigan State School of SW

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


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Mar
28
9:00 AM09:00

Trauma-informed Treatment

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

Course Description:

This workshop will establish a basic understanding of trauma informed services to children and adults.  Participants will develop a basic understanding of the philosophical premise of trauma informed care, statistics related to trauma as experienced by individuals receiving behavioral health services today, triggers as they relate to traumas experienced, and interventions that form the basis of trauma informed care.  Cost for this workshop is $29.00 which includes the workshop, materials, and certificate.

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

Sponsor:
Training and Treatment Innovations, Inc.

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


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Mar
28
1:00 PM13:00

Integrated Healthcare: Healthy Hearts

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

Course Description:

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

 

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

Sponsor:
Training and Treatment Innovations, Inc.

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


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Mar
28
6:00 PM18:00

Advanced Illness Support and Advocacy in Diverse Populations and Settings

  • Advanced Technology Education Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Course Description:

In this workshop, participants will have the opportunity to discuss several issues relevant to advanced illness care in diverse populations and settings, including the imperative of ethical issues when working with advanced illness, implications of variations in illness trajectories, as well as the social worker’s roles and responsibilities. Instructors: Faith Hopp, PhD, and Steven Popkin, LMSW

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

CE Value (credits): 6
CE Type: Standard

Sponsor Name:
Wayne State School of Social Work

Contact Information:
Sylwia Flaga
313-577-9348

mailto:ce_ssw@wayne.edu


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Mar
29
9:00 AM09:00

Testifying in Court for Non-Lawyers (Child Protective Proceedings)

  • Double Tree by Hilton Bay City-Riverfront (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Course Description:

This full-day training will feature the components of witness testimony and courtroom hearing procedures. Group discussion and mock trial practice exercises will help caseworkers develop and expand their courtroom presentations and improve their ability to effectively testify in court. The training will focus on the roles and responsibilities of adoption, foster care, and protective services workers as they relate to child protective proceedings and provide information to navigate the court system. In addition, the training will explain the importance of being prepared and how preparedness improves courtroom performance. The presenters will discuss the do’s and don’ts of testifying in court, including courtroom demeanor and the substantive elements of effective testimony.  

Course Link:
https://032918testify.eventbrite.com
CE Value (credits): 5.5
CE Type: Standard

Sponsor:
SCAO - Child Welfare Services

Contact Information:
Kate McPHerson
517-373-5322
mailto:McphersonK@courts.mi.gov


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Mar
30
8:00 AM08:00

Social Work Ethics in an Electronic Age

Course Description:

This workshop will utilize the NASW Code of Ethics as the primary source document and will focus particularly on discussing how the 2017 revisions addressing the use of technology are applied in practice.

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

Sponsor:
GPS Guide to Personal Solutions

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


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Mar
30
2:00 PM14:00

The Experience of Chronic Pain - Skills and Self Care Plans

Course Description:

Course will cover an explanation of pain, and real life experience of living with chronic pain. Skills for mindfulness,
coping with grief and coming to acceptance with pain as a part of daily life will be presented. Pain management self care plans for daily living with chronic pain will be developed and discussed.

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

Sponsor:
GPS Guide to Personal Solutions

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


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Apr
1
1:00 PM13:00

Can School Social Work Practice Meet its own Grand Challenges?*

Course Description:

For Specialty Practice Members Only

Two overarching problems emerge from recent survey data on American school social workers’ (SSW) practice:  most SSW report that they spend little time engaging in school-based family counselling (SBFC), focusing instead on individual student concerns without family and teacher involvement; and few SSW report feeling prepared to conduct their practice in an evidence-informed and data-driven manner (Kelly et al., 2016).  This presentation will describe three Professional Learning Community (PLC) training and research projects currently underway at Loyola Chicago’s Family and School Partnership Program (FSPP) that are attempting to address the gap between the best practices called for in the SSW literature and what is happening in the field.  The PLC projects (in Ontario, Canada, Chicago, and suburban Detroit, for a total n=95) all participated in a year-long PLC related to enhancing evidence-informed, data-driven and prevention practices in their context, with a mixture of online and in-person training.  Preliminary results from each of the three PLC projects indicate that there are a range of effective low-cost, self-help strategies that can bolster the skills and knowledge SSW need to engage in SSW best practices.  Specific tools from these projects will be offered, as well as an opportunity to deepen and extend the learning from the webinar on Dr. Kelly’s website, www.schoolsocialwork.net

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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Apr
4
6:00 PM18:00

Fostering resilience in later life: How Social Workers can assist aging clients

  • Advanced Technology Education Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Course Description:

Despite the inevitable stressors and challenges that older adults experience, many if not most show considerable resilience on their aging journey. Class attendees will learn effective interventions to help aging clients cope with losses and chronic stress. This workshop will touch on ethical issues, referencing the NASW Code of Ethics. Instructors: Peter Ostrow, MSW and Meredith Goldberg, RN

 

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

CE Value (credits): 3
CE Type: Standard

Sponsor Name:
Wayne State School of Social Work

Contact Information:
Sylwia Flaga
313-577-9348

mailto:ce_ssw@wayne.edu


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Apr
6
to Apr 7

Critical Incident Stress Management: Group Crisis Intervention

  • Macomb Community College East Campus (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Course Description:

This course will prepare participants to understand a wide range of crisis intervention service.  Fundamentals of Critical Incident Stress Management will be outlined and participants will leave with the knowledge and tools to provide several group crisis interventions, specifically Rest, Information, and Transition Services, defusings and the Critical Incident Stress Debriefing.  The need for appropriate follow-up services and referrals when necessary will also be discussed.

Course Link:
https://groupcism0418.eventbrite.com
CE Value (credits): 14
CE Type: Standard

Sponsor:
The 227 Project

Contact Information:
David Edwards
734-288-3513
smailto:david@the227project.org


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Apr
6
8:30 AM08:30

Co-Dependence in Interpersonal Relationships

  • Washtenaw Community College-Morris Lawrence Bldg., ML 128 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Course Description:

Intimate partner violence (IPV) is a global public health issue. The role of codependence as an integral part of this dynamic has been peripherally understood and inadequately addressed in most therapeutic situations. IPV victims regardless of sex, sexual preference or race have a significant need for clinical intervention that identifies and addresses codependence issues.  This seminar will help clinicians teach their clients to recognize the eight early signs of a potentially violent relationship, the dynamics of codependence and IPV, and distinguish phases of violence through examining the power and control cycle. The workshop will include a discussion of the codependent thinking and behavior that perpetuate IPV.

Course Link:
http://www.washtenaw.augusoft.net/
CE Value (credits): 6
CE Type: Standard

Sponsor:
Washtenaw Community College

Contact Information:
WCC
734-677-5060
smailto:ecdevelopment@wccnet.edu


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Apr
6
to Apr 14

Social Work and Sport

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

Course Description:

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

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

Sponsor:
University of Michigan School of SW

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


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Apr
6
9:00 AM09:00

Cyber Social Work: Ethical and Pain Implications

Course Description:

Cyber Social Work is a quickly evolving practice. Understand the internet’s influence on mental health and social functioning, including Internet Use Disorder; the delivery of services via electronic devices; innovative treatment approaches used to treat chronic, physical pain; and ethical challenges. You’ll also learn about virtual hospice, immersive reality therapy, sonic drugs/digital pills and more

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

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

Sponsor Name:
Eastern Michigan University

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


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Apr
7
8:30 AM08:30

Dementia and Family Impact

Course Description:

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

Course Link: http://www.alz.org/gmc

CE Value (credits): 2
CE Type: Standard

Sponsor Name:
Alzheimer's Association

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


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Apr
7
9:00 AM09:00

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

Course Description:

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

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

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

CE Value (credits): 14
CE Type: Standard

University of Michigan School of SW

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

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Apr
7
11:00 AM11:00

Journey with Alzheimer's

Course Description:

This course is designed to educate professional service providers who provide care to people with a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease or another dementia. The course consists of observation of a woman named Lee., diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, and who resides in a secure Alzheimer’s unite in a long term care community. Video clips from a critically acclaimed film will give students a greater idea of the emotional highs and lows, confusion, behavioral and cognitive changes that go along with a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s Disease or related dementia.

Course Link: http://www.alz.org/gmc

CE Value (credits): 2
CE Type: Standard

Sponsor Name:
Alzheimer's Association

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


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Apr
7
1:30 PM13:30

When the Diagnosis is FTD: Frontotemporal Dementia

Course Description:

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

Course Link: http://www.alz.org/gmc

CE Value (credits): 2
CE Type: Standard

Sponsor Name:
Alzheimer's Association

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


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Apr
9
6:00 PM18:00

MI: Moving through stages of change

Course Description:

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

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

CE Value (credits): 2.5
CE Type: Standard

Sponsor Name:
Core Learning, Inc.

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


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Apr
10
9:00 AM09:00

Families in Crisis: Putting Out the Fire

Course Description:

In this workshop, you will learn about the core concepts in working with families in crisis: the common precipitants, the assessment process, and the focus of opening sessions. Additionally, you will explore strategies and techniques that enable you to hit the ground running. Through role plays, videos, demonstrations, and lectures, you will leave feeling energized and confident in working with these often challenging families.

 

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

Sponsor:
Michigan State School of SW

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


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Apr
11
8:00 AM08:00

Play Therapy: Expanding your Toolbox

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

Course Description:

This workshop explores Play Therapy and Art Therapy techniques you can use with your clients right away. Additionally, we will explore why and how Play Therapy can be an effective method for treating children, adolescents, and their families in a variety of mental and behavioral health situations.

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

Sponsor:
Forest View Hospital

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


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Apr
11
9:00 AM09:00

The Basics of Social Security Disability and Supplemental Security Income

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

Course Description:

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

 

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

CE Value (credits): 3
CE Type: Standard

Sponsor Name:
Social Security Counseling Center

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


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Apr
11
1:00 PM13:00

Ethical Blind Spots in Practice

Course Description:

For NASW Specialty Practice Members only.

Behavioral ethics is a new area of scholarship and research emerging from the fields of cognitive psychology and business management. This presentation explores the question of how “good” people can engage in “bad” actions without being aware of the unethical nature of their behavior. Implications for social work practice are explored.

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

CE Value (credits): 1
CE Type: Standard, Ethics

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


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Apr
11
1:00 PM13:00

Van Eerden Lecture Series: We Can Do Better: Integrated Behavioral Health Care & Collaborative Care for Pregnant Women and New Parents

Course Description:

There is strong evidence that effective integration of behavioral health services into primary care can help achieve the triple aim of health care reform: improved access to care, better clinical outcomes, and lower health care costs. In such evidence-based integrated care programs, primary care providers are supported by trained consulting psychiatrists to provide evidence-based behavioral health services in primary care. This effectively leverages the existing psychiatry workforce to improve the reach and the effectiveness of behavioral health services at the population level.

Course Link:
http://www.pinerest.org
CE Value (credits): 2.5
CE Type: Standard

Sponsor:
Pine Rest Christian Mental Health

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


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Apr
12
9:00 AM09:00

Use of Fairy Tales in Working with Children of Trauma

Course Description:

The Brothers Grimm recorded original folktales that included incest and abuse of children, resonant themes for traumatized children. Fairy tales speak directly to inner pressures of children’s psychological and emotional sense of self in ways that children unconsciously understand. Fairy tales embrace the serious inner struggles of traumatized children and offer creative solutions to those difficulties. This empowers children, offers them a more  secure sense of self, body integrity, and confidence. Understanding the nature of children’s enjoyment and use of fairy tales gives an appreciation for the needs and coping strategies of children to negotiate painful experiences, embrace relationships, and find meaning in life. When children are told fairy tales, they are given permission to explore the dark side of their lives and find creative resolutions to their intense anxieties and concerns. Anxieties and their derivatives are often core conflicts addressed in fairy tales. Fairy tales, then, provide children solutions in a reassuring cohesive structure and predictable happy endings not often found simply through play. We will visit fairy tales and utilize discussion to highlight these themes for traumatized children.

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

Sponsor:
Michigan State School of SW

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


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Apr
12
to Apr 13

14th Annual MIBLSI State Conference MTSS: Getting It Right and Doing It Better

  • Crown Plaza Lansing West (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Course Description:

MiBLSi holds an annual two day conference to support project partners and non-partners across the state to support the implementation of Multi-Tier System of Supports (MTSS) in their settings. The focus on systems, data and practices is woven throughout the sessions.

Course Link:
https://miblsi.org/14th-annual-miblsi-state-conference-planning-updates
CE Value (credits): 8.5
CE Type: Standard

Sponsor:
Kent ISD

Contact Information:
Cortney Kaiswer
989-673-2144
mailto:ckaiswer@miblsimtss.org


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Apr
13
7:30 AM07:30

Ethics and Pain Management for the School Social Worker

Course Description:

This course will review the NASW Code of Ethics, in particular, the NASW Standards for School Social Workers and examine how these guidelines relate to practice in a variety of school settings. Case studies and participant-shared situations will allow participants to practice research-based frameworks for ethical practice within the educational setting Pain Management will be reviewed as it relates to the school setting, specifically how it can be manifested in students with a variety of disabilities and conditions. Discussion, team activities, and video examples will be utilized to provide differential learning opportunities for course participants.  

Course Link:
http://www.geneseeisd.org
CE Value (credits): 7.0
CE Type: Standard, Ethics, Pain

Sponsor:
Genesee ISD

Contact Information:
Angie Ethridge
810-591-4494
mmailto:aethridg@geneseeisd.org

 

 


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Apr
13
8:00 AM08:00

Depression In Late Life

Course Description:

This course examines depression in later life including symptoms, causes, and assessment.  Techniques and guidelines for interacting with depressed older persons are presented.

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

Sponsor:
Mental Health & Aging Project - LCC

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


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Apr
13
8:30 AM08:30

CPI Non-Violent Crisis Intervention

Course Description:

 Participants will learn:

  • How to identify behaviors that could lead to a crisis.
  • How to effectively respond to each behavior to prevent the situation from escalating.
  • How to use verbal and nonverbal techniques to defuse hostile behavior and resolve a crisis before it becomes violent.
  • How to cope with fear and anxiety.
  • How to use the Crisis Prevention Institutes principles of personal safety to avoid injury if a behavior becomes physical.

 

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

CE Value (credits): 6
CE Type: Standard

Focus Education & Training

Contact Information:
Helen Royal
269-441-5975
mailto:hcr@summitpointe.org

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Apr
13
8:30 AM08:30

Human Trafficking: CE Event for Social Workers

  • Spring Arbor University-Southfield Site (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Course Description:

This day-long training will be an overview of several different aspects of human trafficking and will give practical applications of how to prevent trafficking in one's everyday life.  It will explain what trafficking is and how it happens, display how prevalent it is in our communities and state, teach indicators of a trafficking victim, give real-life testimony of a woman who survived being trafficked, encourage individuals to understand how they can prevent trafficking in their everyday lives, and motivate them to take steps to be aware of trafficking and potential victims.

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

Sponsor:

Spring Arbor University

Contact Information:
Jeremy Norwood
517-750-6720
mailto:jenorwood@arbor.edu


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Apr
13
9:00 AM09:00

The 3 R’s – Relevance, Responsibility and Relationships

Course Description:

The special education system is designed to support students with disabilities from birth to age 26 in Michigan.  This workshop will provide meaning to the ever-changing laws, policies, interventions and programming that make up the special education system. Instructor: Susan Rogers, LMSW

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

CE Value (credits): 3
CE Type: Standard

Sponsor Name:
Wayne State School of Social Work

Contact Information:
Sylwia Flaga
313-577-9348

mailto:ce_ssw@wayne.edu


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Apr
13
9:00 AM09:00

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

Course Description:

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

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

Sponsor:
Core Learning, Inc.

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


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Apr
13
9:00 AM09:00

Open Dialogue: An Effective New Paradigm for Working with Psychosis

Course Description:

Open Dialogue family and network therapy is an evidence-based psychosocial approach to helping people experiencing altered mental states known as schizophrenia. In this workshop, you will explore the assumptions, structure, goals, and “sound and feel” of dialogue in practice, as well as the ideal social context for providing dialogue. You will also learn about the research and the outcomes that have established Open Dialogue as an effective approach to helping people in deep psychiatric crisis. You will compare and contrast the differences and similarities between dialogic practice and the typical standard of care. Experiential exercises, film clips, and vignettes will help illustrate the paradigm shift that Open Dialogue represents in clinical work.

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

Sponsor:
Michigan State School of SW

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


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Apr
13
9:00 AM09:00

Human Trafficking: Identification and Advocacy

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

Course Description:

Also known as modern-day slavery, human trafficking is the recruitment, transportation, harboring, or receipt of people for purposes of slavery, compelled labor, or servitude. You will learn what human trafficking is and how to identify it. Discussion will include the overlaps between human trafficking and domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking; the scope and diversity of human trafficking in Michigan; the myths surrounding human trafficking; survivor and perpetrator case studies; and legal remedies available to survivors.

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

Sponsor:
Michigan State School of SW

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


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Apr
13
1:00 PM13:00

Health Care & Financial Decisions: Who Decides?

Course Description:

The presenter will discuss options for health care decision making, including health care powers of attorney, living will, DNR orders, family consent and guardianship; and for financial decision making, including durable powers of attorneys, trusts, representative payees, and conservatorship. Preserving and honoring an individual’s choices and preferences is the focus.

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

Sponsor:
Mental Health & Aging Project - LCC

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


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Apr
13
1:15 PM13:15

Working Together to Facilitate Pain Management and Comfort with All Ages and Stages!

Course Description:

This webinar will focus on atypical brain development resulting from exposure to prenatalteratogens and/or prenatal and early childhood chronic trauma. Resulting behavioral, emotional, and social concerns will be explored. Common interventions will be discussed and evaluated through a neurobiological lens. This webinar will utilize visual displays and allow time for questions and answers.

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

Sponsor:
Michigan State School of SW

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


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Apr
14
8:30 AM08:30

MPS 43rd Annual Symposium: Narcissism, Illusion and the Passage of Time: Roadblocks and Pathways to Intimacy

Course Description:

Many psychotherapists and psychoanalysts may be unaware of the enhancing effects of intimacy related to therapeutic action within or without the psychoanalytic/psychotherapeutic setting. Related to this unawareness are the variables that can possibly further or undermine the fostering of intimacy. Here, narcissism, illusion(a developmental process) and the passage of time will be elaborated upon as a sample of those variables.

 

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

CE Value (credits): 5
CE Type: Standard

Sponsor Name:
Michigan Psychoanalytic Society

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


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Apr
14
8:30 AM08:30

Care at the End of Life

Course Description:

This course is designed to educate professional service providers who provide care to people with a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) or other dementia and/or their family members and care partners. Gain insight into the final stage of life, how to prepare for it, how to recognize it, and how to provide support to those experiencing it and their caregivers. Learn how to apply person-centered strategies to minimize distress, maximize well-being, and ensure meaningful communication with the person, family, and care team. Students will also participate in group activities led inside of Schoolcraft College’s Simulation Lab. The Sim Lab, which is equipped with a variety of true-to-life mannequins, will provide students with visual, tactile, and experiential learning, as they engage in realistic end of life case studies.

Course Link: http://www.alz.org/gmc

CE Value (credits): 4
CE Type: Standard

Sponsor Name:
Alzheimer's Association

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


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Apr
15
9:00 AM09:00

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

Course Description:

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

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

CE Value (credits): 6
CE Type: Standard

Sponsor Name:
Core Learning, Inc.

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


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Apr
16
to Apr 17

2018 Child Advocacy Conference

Course Description:

The conference is designed for all Children’s Advocacy Center (CAC) professionals and Multidisciplinary Team (MDT) professionals including physicians, nurses, law enforcement professionals, children’s protective services workers, prosecutors, mental health providers, and others. Workshops and keynote presentations will focus on how all CAC and MDT members, can contribute to the multi-disciplinary team model when responding to, investigating, treating, and preventing child abuse. Workshop topics include (but are not limited to): forensic interviewing of children, impacts of trauma in children, vicarious trauma in professionals, mental health treatment for abuse victims, victim advocacy techniques, innovation in the CAC model, investigative techniques, prosecution of child abuse cases, responding to abuse in special populations, dynamics of abuse, and characteristics of offenders.

Course Link:
http://www.mivoice4kids.org/attend
CE Value (credits): 12
CE Type: Standard

Sponsor:
Michigan Chapter of the National Children's Alliance

Contact Information:
Maggie Devlin
616-228-4522


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Apr
16
12:00 PM12:00

Youth Aging Out of Foster Care: Body-Based Practices to Promote Post traumatic Growth

Course Description:

This webinar focuses on pragmatic strategies to aid professionals working with adolescents and young adults aging out of foster care. Research-supported mindfulness centered and body-based practices to promote self-inquiry will be presented and demonstrated. You will learn to differentiate cognitive and somatic interventions for helping young people to both cope with and transform difficult emotions stemming from traumatic stress. An introduction to practical knowledge and skills to aid young people with stress recognition, emotional processing, and post-traumatic growth will be covered. This webinar will utilize visual displays and allow time for questions and answers.

Course Link:
http://www.socialwork.msu.edu/ceu
CE Value (credits): 1.0
CE Type: Standard

Sponsor:
Michigan State School of SW

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


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Apr
17
to Apr 18

34th Annual Developmental Disabilities Conference

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

Course Description:

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

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

CE Value (credits): 11
CE Type: Standard

Sponsor Name:
Western Michigan University 

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