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  1. CBT for Chronic Pain and Sexual Health

    Chronic pain is a common comorbity for those seeking mental health and social work services. Chronic pain is often undertreated or mistreated due to inadequate access to care, stigma, and social inequalities. This course discusses Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Managing Chronic Pain (CBT-CP). CBT-CP is an evidence based treatment that has shown to be effective in assisting clients with improving their sexual health and functioning while living with a chronic pain condition.

    This course also offers 2 AASECT CE hours.

    Objectives

    • Describe the CBT Model for the treatment of musculoskeletal chronic pain and co-occurring sexual health concerns.
    • Describe how using CBT skills, in the context of chronic pain, can help improve sexual health.
    webinar (synchronous interactive)

    Sessions

    • 12/3/2019 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM

    CE Contact Hours

    • 2 pain management synchronous interactive

    Instructor

    Location

    U-M School of Social Work
    1080 South University Avenue
    Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109
  2. Allyhood Development Training & the Intersection of LGBTQ+ Affirming Mental Health Care

    During this seven hour workshop, the Spectrum Center will present key concepts and terminology related to LGBTQ identities, communities and advocacy. Spectrum will then ask participants to apply these concepts and the NASW Code of Ethics to inclusive practices in the workplace and when working with LGBTQ clients, including the use of pronouns, a focus on inclusive language and suggested best practices. The presentation will be provided through Google slides and will include an emphasis on group discussion, individual reflection and direct participation.

    Objectives

    • List examples of LGBTQ+ terminology and explain key concepts related to LGBTQ+ identities and communities.
    • Describe how one's own positionality impacts one's work with and understanding of LGBTQ+ clients' needs and agency.
    • Define and begin to enact strategies for LGBTQ inclusive practices in the work environment.
    • Identify skills to engage in conversations around LGBTQ+ identities.
    • Identify ethical considerations when working with LGBTQ+ clients.
    • Explore relevant NASW Code of Ethics connected to macro work with LGBTQ+ individuals.
    • Identify 3 best practices in clinical work with LGBTQ+ clients.
    face-to-face workshop/seminar

    Sessions

    • 12/12/2019 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

    CE Contact Hours

    • 2 ethics in-person
    • 5 regular in-person

    Instructors

    Location

    U-M School of Social Work U-M School of Social Work
    1080 South University Avenue
    Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109
    Room: ECC (1840)
  3. Higher Education Supports for Youth with Experience in Foster Care

    This session is focused how to support and facilitate academic success within higher education for students who have experienced foster care. Nationally about 50% of children who experience foster care will graduate high school and about 2-4% of those will earn a four year degree. This presentation will give an overview of educational outcomes as well as the barriers and unique needs of students who have experienced foster as well as strategies, tools, and resources that DHHS foster care workers and other supportive adults can use in their practice when working with young people navigating educational options.

    Objectives

    • Describe educational outcomes for foster youth.
    • Identify barriers for educational success for foster youth.
    • Identify resources and strategies to support children in foster care to increase educational success.
    face-to-face in-service training workshop

    Sessions

    • 12/17/2019 9:00 AM to 12:15 PM

    CE Contact Hours

    • 3 regular in-person

    Instructor

    Location

    U-M School of Social Work
    1080 S University
    Ann Arbor
    Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109
    Room: 1840 (ECC)
  4. Social Work License Exam Preparation Course - Advanced Generalist Exam

    This online review course* is designed to help you prepare for the Advanced Generalist licensure examination. This self-paced course gives you access to the highest quality review materials, in addition to the support of an instructor and other course participants. With this online course, you will receive:

    - Electronic access to the Social Work ASWB Exam Guide for your test by Springer Publishing Company, which includes practice test questions.
    - Guidance on developing a self-directed study plan
    - Online forum for ongoing support on major content areas
    - Virtual office hours for guidance and coaching
    - Other electronic resources to promote learning

    * This licensure preparation program and materials associated with it were not included in the Association of Social Work Boards’ Approved Continuing Education (ACE) review and are not approved by ASWB for continuing education nor endorsed by ASWB in any manner.
    exam preparation

    Sessions

    • self-paced

    Location

    online
  5. Social Work License Exam Preparation Course - Clinical Exam

    This online review course* is designed to help you prepare for the Clinical licensure examination. This self-paced course gives you access to the highest quality review materials, in addition to the support of an instructor and other course participants. With this online course, you will receive:

    - Electronic access to the Social Work ASWB Exam Guide for your test by Springer Publishing Company, which includes practice test questions.
    - Guidance on developing a self-directed study plan
    - Online forum for ongoing support on major content areas
    - Virtual office hours for guidance and coaching
    - Other electronic resources to promote learning

    * This licensure preparation program and materials associated with it were not included in the Association of Social Work Boards’ Approved Continuing Education (ACE) review and are not approved by ASWB for continuing education nor endorsed by ASWB in any manner.
    Exam Prep

    Sessions

    • self-paced

    Location

    online
  6. Social Work License Exam Preparation Course - Masters Exam

    This online review course* is designed to help you prepare for the Masters licensure examination. This self-paced course gives you access to the highest quality review materials, in addition to the support of an instructor and other course participants. With this online course, you will receive:

    - Electronic access to the Social Work ASWB Exam Guide for your test by Springer Publishing Company, which includes practice test questions.
    - Guidance on developing a self-directed study plan
    - Online forum for ongoing support on major content areas
    - Virtual office hours for guidance and coaching
    - Other electronic resources to promote learning

    * This licensure preparation program and materials associated with it were not included in the Association of Social Work Boards’ Approved Continuing Education (ACE) review and are not approved by ASWB for continuing education nor endorsed by ASWB in any manner.
    exam preparation

    Sessions

    • self-paced

    Location

    online
  7. Evidence-based Parenting Interventions to Help Parents Reduce the Use of Physical Punishment (Part I)

    This course focuses on an issue that many social workers confront in their practice with children and families - the use of discipline and physical punishment in childrearing. This course examines research on the effectiveness of a wide range of parental disciplinary approaches. This course introduces a series of evidence-based parenting interventions, and discusses how these interventions approach parents' beliefs and behaviors related to child discipline. We will discuss how cultural norms and beliefs may influence parents' discipline choices, and how social workers can engage in productive dialogue with parents to help parents achieve their parenting aims. Content of this course is based on the book published by the instructor titled "Ending the physical punishment of children: A guide for clinicians and practitioners."

    Please note that although there are two parts to this course you do not have to attend both parts. The content of each webinar can stand alone.

    Objectives

    • Describe the prevalence of physical punishment in the U.S., and how cultural background, socioeconomic status, and race and ethnicity relate to the use of physical punishment in the U.S.
    • Describe primary prevention strategies to help parents reduce the use of physical punishment.
    webinar (synchronous interactive)

    Sessions

    • 1/9/2020 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM

    CE Contact Hours

    • 2 regular live interactive online

    Instructor

    Location

    online
    online
  8. Evidence-based Parenting Interventions to Help Parents Reduce the Use of Physical Punishment (Part II)

    This course focuses on an issue that many social workers confront in their practice with children and families - the use of discipline and physical punishment in childrearing. This course examines research on the effectiveness of a wide range of parental disciplinary approaches. This course introduces a series of evidence-based parenting interventions, and discusses how these interventions approach parents' beliefs and behaviors related to child discipline. We will discuss how cultural norms and beliefs may influence parents' discipline choices, and how social workers can engage in productive dialogue with parents to help parents achieve their parenting aims. Content of this course is based on the book published by the instructor titled "Ending the physical punishment of children: A guide for clinicians and practitioners."

    Please note that although there are two parts to this course you do not have to attend both parts. The content of each webinar can stand alone.

    Objectives

    • Describe two interventions that help parents discipline their children.
    • Identify cognitive training strategies to help parents reframe their children's behavior to reduce parents' use of corporal punishment.
    webinar (synchronous interactive)

    Sessions

    • 1/23/2020 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM

    CE Contact Hours

    • 2 regular live interactive online

    Instructor

    Location

    online
    online
  9. Using Photovoice for Individual and Community Empowerment

    Photovoice is a process in which people typically those with limited power due to poverty, language barriers, race, class, ethnicity, gender, culture, or other circumstances use video or photo images to document their environment and experiences and share them with others. It uses visual methods to communicate lived experience and to create a basis for discussion and action. The images are often used, with captions composed by the photographers, to bring the realities of the photographers lives home to the public and policy makers and to spur change. However, PhotoVoice can also be a method used direct practice, evaluation, and management settings.

    This mini-course will cover basic methods for using Photovoice methods with individuals, groups, and communities. The course will provide an overview of the method and its application in different contexts, both domestic and intergernational, and how visual images can be a powerful form for communication. This section of the class will include a walk through the School of Social Work's collection of documentary photography. The ethical dimensions of this method will also be covered. The remainder of the class will teach methods for photovoice and engage students in their own photovoice project. We will end with an exhibit of photos from the course that will take place in our School of Social Work.


    Relevant core competencies:

    Values & Ethics: Demonstrates how value base, ethical standards, and principles of the social work profession are applied to practice.

    Critical Thinking: Actively and skillfully conceptualizing, applying, analyzing,synthesizing, and/or evaluating information gathered from, or generated by, observation, experience, reflection, reasoning, or communication.

    Assessment: Applying assessment strategies and other data collection methods.

    Objectives

    • Define Photovoice.
    • Describe the utility of Photovoice in clinical practice settings.
    • Describe the utility of Photovoice in macro practice settings.
    • Outline methods for documentary photography.
    • Identify ethical issues related to using photographs in practice.
    • Describe approaches for facilitating groups to identify themes and goals.
    • Apply skills in completion of Photovoice assignment.
    • Develop skills in presenting and describing their photographic images.
    • Develop skills in facilitating reflective discussions.
    • Explain the importance of reflection in the PhotoVoice method.
    • Apply learning through writing PhotoVoice narratives.
    • Identify different approaches to displaying PhotoVoice images.
    • Describe methods for matting and mounting photographic images.
    • Describe methods for presenting and hanging a PhotoVoice display.
    • Apply Photovoice by creating a display in the community and engaging stakeholders.
    face-to-face semester course (mini-course)

    Sessions

    • 1/23/2020 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
    • 2/6/2020 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
    • 2/27/2020 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
    • 3/26/2020 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
    • 4/9/2020 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM

    CE Contact Hours

    • 1 ethics in-person
    • 14 regular in-person

    Location

    U-M School of Social Work
    1080 South University Avenue
    Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109
  10. Assessment and Intervention with Preschool Children

    Participants will learn about comprehensive assessment and evidence based interventions with pre-school children (ages 3-5). This course aims to increase developmentally relevant and effective practice with preschool children and their families. A particular lens will be assessment and intervention in the context of school, however, assessment and intervention strategies within other settings will also be discussed. Special attention will be paid to the needs of preschool children most likely to be under-served by, or expelled from, preschool (e.g. children with behavior problems, and children impacted by trauma, and children with developmental delays.)

    Objectives

    • Identify three risk factors relevant to working with preschoolers.
    • Describe first developmentally appropriate screening and assessment tools that assist with comprehensive assessment and intervention planning.
    • Describe two additional developmentally appropriate screening and assessment tools that assist with comprehensive assessment and intervention planning. Use assessment information to construct relevant intervention plans.
    • Use assessment information to construct relevant intervention plans.
    • Describe relevant models of practice: consultation and direct practice.
    • Describe relevant models of practice: psycho-education and multi-tier models.
    • Analyse models of effective family engagement for families of preschool children.
    • Identify and describe evidence-based interventions with preschoolers.
    • Differentiate evidence-based interventions useful when working with preschool age children and their families.
    • Describe three culturally-responsive practice considerations relevant to preschool populations.
    • Describe two trauma-informed practice models relevant to work with preschoolers and their families.
    • Apply two intervention techniques.
    • Describe relevant assessment protocol for preschool children based on presenting concerns and needs.
    • Describe relevant strategies to be used with preschool children and their families that are guided by best practice assessment and intervention strategies.
    face-to-face semester course (mini-course)

    Sessions

    • 1/25/2020 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
    • 2/1/2020 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

    CE Contact Hours

    • 14 regular in-person

    Instructor

    Location

    University of Michigan School of Social Work
    1080 S. University
    Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109

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