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  1. Sexual Health Assessment and Treatment in Clinical Practice

    The objective of this training is to help mental health professionals develop confidence and a skill set for discussing sexual identity, health/wellness, and intimacy with their clients. Fundamentals of sex therapy from a biopsychosocial approach will be covered to ensure that participants feel well-equipped to incorporate sexual functioning into their core approach to assessment and treatment. The learner will understand the ramifications of relegating this topic to a "specialized" treatment approach and feel skilled and capable in addressing sex therapy topics as a foundational approach to assessment and treatment.

    Objectives

    • Identify at least three reasons to incorporate sexual health assessment into general mental health treatment.
    • Apply common assessment questions in practice to understand history and underlying issues associated with sexual concerns.
    • Describe the relationship between trauma experiences and common difficulties associated with sexual intimacy and health.
    webinar (synchronous interactive)

    Sessions

    • 10/29/2021 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM

    CE Contact Hours

    • 1 pain management live interactive online
    • 2 regular live interactive online

    Skill Level

    Intermediate

    Location

    online
  2. Building Efficient Meetings and Producing Effective Decisions: Achieve Twice as Much in Half the Time

    This session shares results from the Meetings Masters/Decision Maestros Research Project intended to help social workers conduct more effective meetings. The first part of the session highlights practices from Meeting Masters, including the Menu Agenda, and the Agenda Bell. Principles of the Meeting Masters help social workers in the four phases of meeting - preplanning, facilitating/running the meeting itself, processing items for the next meeting, and follow up and implementation of decisions and actions. The second portion reviews several examples of "decision rottenosity" and outlines the process of decision crystallization.

    Objectives

    • Describe challenges in effectiveness that surface in meetings social workers routinely have, such as staff meetings, staff consultations, supervisory meetings, agency board meetings, etc.
    • Describe what occurs during the four phases of a meeting.
    • Develop an agenda for a staff meeting.
    webinar (synchronous interactive)

    Sessions

    • 11/4/2021 8:30 AM to 11:45 AM

    CE Contact Hours

    • 3.25 regular synchronous interactive

    Skill Level

    Beginner

    Instructor

    Location

    online
  3. Suicide is a Social Justice Issue

    This webinar will provide context for suicide prevention as a social justice issue by identifying the disproportionate adverse impacts on racial and gender groups that are historically marginalized. Current statistics will be provided as well as basic screening and intervention strategies that are culturally responsive.

    Objectives

    • Describe the prevalence of suicide in the U.S.
    • Identify ethical standards for addressing social injustice in health care.
    • Describe a suicide intervention strategy.
    in-service training webinar (synchronous interactive)

    Sessions

    • 11/11/2021 9:00 AM to 12:15 PM

    CE Contact Hours

    • 1 ethics live interactive online
    • 2 regular live interactive online

    Skill Level

    Beginner

    Instructor

    Location

    online
  4. Evidence-Based Interventions with Parents of Transgender Youth

    This webinar will teach participants evidence-based intervention strategies to work with parents of transgender and nonbinary youth. The webinar will provide an overview of the impact of parents' response to their child coming out as transgender. The webinar will also review common parent concerns, strategies for delivering psychoeducation and developmental guidance, and conflict management. This will be an interactive webinar and will include one case study.

    Objectives

    • Describe three concerns of parents of transgender youth.
    • Identify 2 harmful behaviors and 2 helpful parent behaviors.
    • Describe/define a safe folder and the rationale for such a folder.
    webinar (synchronous interactive)

    Sessions

    • 11-16-2021 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM

    CE Contact Hours

    • 3 regular live interactive online

    Skill Level

    Intermediate

    Instructor

    Location

    online
  5. Alumni Webinar Series | Housing in America and the Affordable Housing Crisis

    Note: ​This webinar series features invited alumni speakers with expertise in a variety of social work practice settings. The series is offered free of charge to alumni of the U-M School of Social Work, but anyone who is interested is welcome to register. You do not need to be an alum to participate in these sessions.

    There is an insufficient supply of decent affordable housing to meet today's needs. The price of housing continues to increase beyond the reach of many households. Especially hard hit are low-wage earners who do not earn enough income to rent an average priced apartment, and as more and more gentrification occurs, are forced to commute until they find affordability. How does one use affordable housing to rebuild distressed neighborhoods, design communities of opportunity, generate equitable environments, create a strong sense of belonging and hope for the children's future?

    Objectives

    • 1. Identify where to best site affordable housing. 2. Describe how the development of affordable housing can combat gentrification. 3. Identify various strategies to engage government and community support to develop affordable housing.
    webinar (synchronous interactive)

    Sessions

    • 11/18/2021 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

    CE Contact Hours

    • 1 regular live interactive online

    Skill Level

    Beginner

    Instructor

    • Antonio Salazar

    Location

    online
  6. Relationship-Focused Play Therapy

    This virtual training will focus on relationship-focused play therapy with children and their caregivers. We will review the primacy of play in children's overall development as well as the developmental stages of play in order to provide a framework for understanding our observations of children's play and help inform our assessments of areas of strength and challenge. We will consider how critical it is to be mindful of how our own personal experiences of play color our observations, as well as how gender and racial biases can distort how we see the play of children, particularly black children.

    We will review the tenets of non-directive play therapy, how play therapy impacts the brain, and how to integrate our understanding of attachment, neuroscience, and play therapy within the context of relationships.

    Objectives

    • Describe play within the context of children's overall development.
    • Describe the developmental stages of play.
    • Describe how racial and gender biases impact observations of children's play.
    • List the tenets of non-directive play therapy.
    • Describe how to integrate attachment, neuroscience, and non-directive play therapy principles within the context of relationships.
    • Describe how play therapy impacts the brain.
    webinar (synchronous interactive)

    Sessions

    • 12/3/2021 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

    CE Contact Hours

    • 6 regular live interactive online

    Skill Level

    Beginner

    Instructor

    • Jennifer DeSchryver

    Location

    online
  7. Introduction to Budgeting and Fiscal Management

    This course introduces budgeting and fiscal management as a decision tool and provides specific technology for participants' future use, including the index of difference, the MacMillian Matrix, and the Cafeteria Compensation tool. Various kinds of budgets and their presentation will help participants to develop an understanding of fiscal management in social work practice settings.

    Objectives

    • Describe the relationship between financial budgeting and time budgeting.
    • Identify and describe at least two types of budgets.
    • Distinguish between "hard pay" and "soft pay."
    webinar (synchronous interactive)

    Sessions

    • 12/9/2021 8:30 AM to 12:00 PM

    CE Contact Hours

    • 3.25 regular synchronous interactive

    Skill Level

    Beginner

    Instructor

    Location

    online
  8. Suicide Risk Assessment and Safety Planning

    Suicide is a leading cause of preventable death in the United States and worldwide. Nearly 50% of individuals who end life by suicide see a primary care provider within a month of death, yet suicide risk assessment and treatment is consistently difficult in practice. With the majority of mental health services in the US being delivered by social workers, it is imperative that risk assessment and safety planning knowledge and skills are in place for our work with clients with the ultimate goal being to prevent premature suicidal death.

    This webinar will discuss and present on suicide as public health issue in the US, risk and protective factors, warning signs, barriers to help-seeking, risk assessment process and risk formulation, safety planning, and cultural humility in risk assessment with use of a clinical case. This workshop is also focused on the adult population.

    Objectives

    • Describe one risk and one protective factor of suicide.
    • Name and describe one aspect of suicide risk assessment.
    • Name and describe one step of suicide safety planning.
    webinar (synchronous interactive)

    Sessions

    • 1/7/2022 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM

    CE Contact Hours

    • 3 regular live interactive online

    Skill Level

    Beginner

    Location

    online
  9. Certificate in Dismantling Oppression

    Working towards social justice requires the intentional development of a diverse, equitable, and inclusive culture by intervening at the micro, mezzo, and macro levels. The Certificate in Dismantling Oppression is designed for individuals in all areas of practice. Individuals and organizations that have a commitment to challenging social injustices will apply core concepts and strategies to disrupt oppression at interpersonal and institutional levels. Participants will learn how oppression interferes with achieving social justice within the United States, increase knowledge of anti-oppressive practices, and obtain tools to dismantle oppression using common agreements.

    Power and Oppression - Foundation: This module supports participants in engaging with a structural framework of oppression, as well as the NASW Code of Ethics obligation to challenge social injustices. After a self-assessment of personal biases, common agreements will be introduced to be utilized while discussing dynamics of power and oppression.

    Power and Oppression - Tools of Oppression: This module introduces four common tools, discrimination, prejudice, stereotypes, and generalizations, used to support the perpetuation of systemic oppression.

    Tools of Oppression - Knowledge: This module will expand terms and definitions to increase knowledge and understanding of the "tools of oppression" as they relate to implicit and explicit bias and the impact on historically marginalized individuals and groups.

    Anti-Oppression as a Strategy: This module provides information on policies, procedures, and practices that are recommended to mitigate the harmful impacts of oppression at the individual and institutional level.

    Commitment to Action: This module is designed to support participants in creating a plan of action to actively engage in dismantling racism within their sphere of influence.

    Practice Implications: This module identifies potential challenges and barriers to implementing anti-oppressive actions. Methods of implementation and advocacy of increasing access to resources in practice will be reviewed.

    Objectives

    • Identify biases by completing a self-assessment.
    • Describe a systems framework to oppression.
    • Identify ethical considerations related to dismantling oppression.
    • Identify common agreements to utilize when dismantling oppression.
    • Identify tools of oppression.
    • Utilize common agreements to utilize while engaging in dismantling oppression.
    • Describe ethical considerations related to dismantling oppression.
    • List and describe specific tools of oppression.
    • Differentiate between implicit and explicit bias.
    • Identify at least one impact of power and oppression.
    • Identify personal privileged and oppressed identities.
    • Describe epigenetics.
    • Outline research findings on the experience of traumatic stress as it relates to oppression.
    • Identify anti-oppressive strategies for policy and practice.
    • Describe methods to address conflicts and oppressive actions within an organization.
    • Describe area of influence and change.
    • Identify a strategy to respond when oppression is present.
    • Develop script to interrupt interpersonal oppression.
    • Create personal plan of accountability.
    • Describe potential challenges to interrupting oppression in practice and identify potential solutions.
    hybrid certificate program

    Sessions

    • 1/18/2022 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
    • 1/25/2022 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
    • 2/1/2022 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
    • 2/8/2022 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
    • 2/15/2022 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
    • 2/22/2022 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

    CE Contact Hours

    • 1 ethics live interactive online
    • 11 regular live interactive online

    Skill Level

    Beginner

    Instructors

    Location

    online
  10. Building Efficient Meetings and Producing Effective Decisions: Achieve Twice as Much in Half the Time

    This session shares results from the Meetings Masters/Decision Maestros Research Project intended to help social workers conduct more effective meetings. The first part of the session highlights practices from Meeting Masters, including the Menu Agenda, and the Agenda Bell. Principles of the Meeting Masters help social workers in the four phases of meeting - preplanning, facilitating/running the meeting itself, processing items for the next meeting, and follow up and implementation of decisions and actions. The second portion reviews several examples of "decision rottenosity" and outlines the process of decision crystallization.

    Objectives

    • Describe challenges in effectiveness that surface in meetings social workers routinely have, such as staff meetings, staff consultations, supervisory meetings, agency board meetings, etc.
    • Describe what occurs during the four phases of a meeting.
    • Develop an agenda for a staff meeting.
    webinar (synchronous interactive)

    Sessions

    • 3/10/2022 8:30 AM to 11:45 AM

    CE Contact Hours

    • 3 regular synchronous interactive

    Skill Level

    Beginner

    Instructor

    Location

    online

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