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  1. Current Treatment for Trauma Survivors »

    June 22, 2018 - 9:00am to 5:00pm

    The purpose of this mini-course is to gain a holistic understanding of the impact of trauma and to acquire general clinical skills in treating traumatic stress. The effects of trauma and traumatic stress can be profound whether the trauma was a single episode/event, or was experienced over a period of time. Trauma impacts many components of overall development and health including but not limited to in the areas of attachment, cognition, emotion regulation, dissociation, and ability to self-regulate and self-soothe. One primary objective of the course is to develop a framework for understanding the way that traumatic events impact people in a multidimensional way. We will draw on knowledge from the fields of attachment, neurobiology, and child development as well as data from current studies such as the ACE study. Special attention will be given to the way that discriminatory, intergenerational and systems-level traumas impact individuals. We will examine the classifications of trauma-related disorders in the DSM-5. The second primary objective of the course is to build clinical skills for interventions with traumatized individuals. Participants will gain knowledge about the range of current evidence-based treatments for PTSD in specific and traumatic stress more generally. We will cover EMDR, Trauma-Focused CBT, mindfulness-based interventions, and strategies for incorporating the body in treatment. There will be special emphasis on building self-regulation/self-soothing skills, working with trauma narratives, and vicarious trauma. We will also consider posttraumatic growth. We will work on treatment planning and general skills. Each participant in the course can expect to leave with an enhanced ability to engage in trauma-sensitive assessments, to understand the impact of trauma across the lifespan, to implement trauma-informed interventions, and to build resilience for secondary traumatic stress.

    Registration for this course is closed. Visit the CE Course Catalog for more offerings.

  2. Alumni Day of Service »

    June 23, 2018 - 9:00am to 11:30am

    Join us for a day of service at American Indian Health and Family Services (AIHFS) and the chance to reconnect with School of Social Work alumni. We will be working in the gardens at AIHFS. There is a parking lot located directly across the street. We will meet at the agency and walk to the gardens as a group. Kids are welcome but please register them as space is limited.

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  3. Job Search Strategies Workshop »

    June 25, 2018 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

    Michelle Woods, Director of Career Services, will discuss tips to conduct a strategic job search. Resume/Cover Letter Writing, Interviewing and Salary Negotiation tips will also be discussed. 

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  4. Job Search Strategies Workshop »

    June 26, 2018 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

    Michelle Woods, Director of Career Services, will discuss tips to conduct a strategic job search. Resume/Cover Letter Writing, Interviewing and Salary Negotiation tips will also be discussed. 

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  5. Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) for Older Adults »

    June 28, 2018 - 10:00am to 3:00pm

    The Thursday course days will be held at the U-M School of Social Work. Saturday, July 7th, the class will meet at Turner Senior Resource Center, 2401 Plymouth Rd. This course will address how depression & anxiety in late life compromise the quality of life in older adults. The students will be assisted to deepen their understanding of the thought process of those with depression and anxiety. They will learn how MBCT could help improve the disorder and see MBCT as a viable non-pharmacology intervention. The scientific evidence in the effectiveness of mindfulness interventions for mental health issues, and specifically MBCT for prevention of relapse of depression and anxiety will be discussed. The step-by step components of 8 sessions of MBCT wil be discussed and students will have opportunities to practice the skills. They will learn the differences in approaches between MBCT and CBT. Adaptation made to accommodate working with older population will be discussed in detail. The results of pre-post outcome data and qualitative evaluation of the MBCT groups the instructor led with local older adults will be shared. The roles that a MBCT therapist plays and the training needed will be discussed.

    Registration for this course is closed. Visit the CE Course Catalog for more offerings.

  6. Final Public School Placement Educational Agreement Due for All Advanced Standing Students »

    June 29, 2018 - 5:00pm

    Final public school field placement educational agreement due for advanced standing students.

  7. Licensure for Social Work Professionals »

    July 2, 2018 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

    Michelle Woods, Director of Career Services will discuss licensure in MI and how to research rules and regulations for other states.

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  8. Licensure for Social Work Professionals »

    July 3, 2018 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

    Michelle Woods, Director of Career Services will discuss licensure in MI and how to research rules and regulations for other states.

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  9. Independence Day Holiday »

    July 4, 2018

  10. Current Treatment for Trauma Survivors »

    July 6, 2018 - 9:00am to 5:00pm

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

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