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The U-M School of Social Work Continuing Education programs are designed to provide knowledge and skills for social workers and allied health professionals. Interdisciplinary distance education certificates in:

  • integrated behavioral health and primary care
  • sexual health
  • addictions
  • mixed methods research

CE faculty are national experts and leaders in their respective fields. Our goal is to meet your professional development and career advancement needs through high quality continuing education programs.

Our interdisciplinary team develops and delivers high quality course work and CE classes. Your professional development and career advancement are our top priorities.

  • earn CE credits
  • meet licensing requirements
  • expand your skillset to meet growing employer demands
  • enhance your ability to improve lives


Upcoming CE Workshops

  1. Treatment of Childhood Grief: State of the Field and Promising Practices »

    October 1, 2014 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm

    This Continuing Education course will provide an overview of childhood grief, a field that is still very much in its infancy in terms of evidence. The course will outline what is known about adaptive and maladaptive patterns of grief in children and adolescents and will also outline the evidence on effective treatment of childhood grief. Participants can expect to gain clarity about important factors to consider when assessing or treating bereaved youth.

  2. Assessing Traumatic Stress in Children, Adolescents, and Adults »

    October 9, 2014 - 12:00pm to 3:00pm

    This Continuing Education session will cover both (1) understanding traumatic stress responses in individuals, and (2) performing effective assessments of traumatic stress.  Participants can expect to gain an understanding of the links between trauma and outcomes across the health spectrum as well as useful skills for assessing traumatic stress.  Social workers from a variety of settings including medical, foster care, school, and mental health, may find this useful for better understanding how individuals experiences affect their functioning. Further, participants will gain basic skills in assessing for trauma exposures and traumatic stress.

  3. Private Practice Tips & Techniques for Social Workers - Day 1 »

    October 17, 2014 - 9:00am to 12:00pm

    This course will cover the basics of starting a social work private practice including strategic planning, types of private practice, options for business structures & tips & techniques.  Participants will begin to create a draft strategic plan & make other commitments to next steps.

  4. Social Worker to Manager: Core Competencies for Effectively Bridging the Gap Between Direct Service and Leadership »

    October 24, 2014 - 9:00am to 4:00pm

    Over the next decade, a leadership gap is predicted in the nonprofit sector.  By 2016, it is estimated that these organizations will need to recruit and develop almost 80,000 new high-level managers each year.  While social workers can be highly effective leaders (e.g., managers, directors, administrators) of nonprofit organizations, many overlook these opportunities since the majority of their training and experience has been providing direct services.  Those who do transition often have important skill or knowledge deficits that limit their success.  Based on recommendations from the Nonprofit Leadership Alliance, this highly interactive workshop will provide professionals with an understanding of the core skills needed to transition into leadership positions. This Continuing Education course is appropriate for professionals who have recently been promoted into management roles, or who are interested in making this transition.

The University of Michigan School of Social Work is an approved provider with the Michigan Social Work Continuing Education Collaborative, provider MICEC-0003, and is an approved provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB),, through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program, provider # 1212. The University of Michigan School of Social Work maintains responsibility for the program.

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