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  1. Executive Leadership Skills in Human Service Organizations »

    June 5, 2019 - 9:00am to 5:00pm

    This mini-course focuses on the characteristics and competencies of the executive leader. After introductions and a brief overview on elements of leadership as conceptualized by different authors, we will look at a number of assays which will help the individual student compile her or his own profile. These assays will include "temperament" assessments such as the Myers-Briggs and the Emotional Intelligence Assay, on the characteristics side, and managerial assessments and Executive profile mapping from the competency sets. The interaction between characteristic sets and competency sets will be discussed. We will also explore the social psychology and sociology of leadership-in-action, Various readings from the Harvard Business Review, including one from Manfred Kets De Vries, an organizational thinker and trained psychoanalyst will be explored. The assignment will be to develop a personal learning/development plan.

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

  2. SSW Meeting - Curriculum Committee »

    June 5, 2019 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm

    Visit the SSW meeting calendar for full schedule information.

  3. “Am I Good Enough?” Yes, You Are! »

    June 5, 2019 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

    It’s not unusual to find yourself in a situation where you doubt your own ability to succeed, even when those around you view you as capable. Research finds that you are not alone in coping with this feeling that brings discomfort. Come to this interactive workshop to learn more about impostor syndrome and ways to manage it.


  4. HIV/AIDS: Evidence Based Programs, Policies and Services »

    June 6, 2019 - 9:00am to 5:00pm

    This mini-course will acquaint students with the basic and advanced facts about HIV/AIDS and sensitize students to the multitude of public health, social policy and social service delivery issues that AIDS presents, and provide US and global perspectives to HIV/AIDS treatment and prevention. Students will be sensitized to the special challenges AIDS presents for social work practice. Students will be presented with an approach to evidence based practice, and will review the state of HIV related evidence based prevention practice from national and global perspectives.

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

  5. Basic Skills for Dialectical Behavior Therapy »

    June 7, 2019 - 9:00am to 5:00pm

    DBT is an empirically supported treatment for individuals with severe emotionally regulation problems. Part of the treatment consists of teaching individuals specific skill sets in mindfulness, interpersonal effectiveness, emotional regulation and crisis management. Participants will learn an overview of these skills and how to integrate these skills into their clinical practice in both a group and individual therapy setting.

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

  6. Opioid Use & Substance Use Disorders - Medication Assisted Treatments (MAT) »

    June 7, 2019 - 9:00am to 5:00pm

    This course will focus on Substance Use Disorders, with particular attention to Opioid Use Disorder and evidence-based interventions, including Medication Assisted Treatments (MAT). Fundamental neurobiological, physiological and psychosocial aspects of chemical dependence will be reviewed, with special attention given to Opioid Use Disorder. The pharmacological functions and psychosocial benefits of Medication Assisted Treatments (MAT) will be a focal point of this mini-course. The complexities, benefits and barriers to implementing integrated health care models for Substance Use Disorders, such as MAT, will be given specialized attention. Social justice issues relating to accessible to health care, gender, race and stigma existent in conjunction with substance use disorders, and most especially, opioid use disorders, will also be central to this course. Overall, this course will cover topics relevant to any health care worker and/or social justice advocate. Students will be given a general introduction to both the interpersonal and physiological aspects of addiction and recovery for substance use disorders, with a focus on Opioid Use Disorder and Medication Assisted Treatments, from a harm reduction perspective.

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

  7. Animal Assisted Therapy Introduction Experiential »

    June 7, 2019 - 2:00pm to 5:00pm

    This workshop will start with an orientation webinar on Friday, June 7 from 2-5pm. The remainder of the course, which is primarily experiential, will meet at the instructor's farm in Dexter, Michigan on Saturday, June 8. Course Description: This course provides an experiential opportunity for students to explore animal-assisted therapeutic activities specifically designed to further a wide range of therapeutic goals with children, adolescents, families and adult clients. Like play therapy and art therapy, animal-assisted interventions, when integrated with evidence-based methods including (but not limited to) CBT and mindfulness, trauma recovery, family systems, cultural-relational and psychodynamic approaches, offer opportunities for people to work through a variety of issues and insecurities related to attachment, trauma, self-esteem and identity concerns, dysregulation, behavioral difficulties, mental illness, developmental disabilities, and family and relational problems. With selected animals as therapy partners, the therapeutic team helps people of all ages and positions foster new alliances, understand more fully existing problems and build practical life-skills to enhance confidence, effectiveness and joy. Presently, animal-assisted therapy is gaining acclaim in the field of mental health intervention and there is a growing body of evidence supporting its efficacy and standards in the field to be explored. This course introduces the theoretical foundations, standards, ethics, evidence, certifications, integration of methods, case examples, evaluation and practical skills involved in partnering with a variety of animals, in particular dogs, cats, goats, pigs, horses and chickens (yes, chickens!)- to provide engaging and effective interventions.

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

  8. Budgeting and Fiscal Management »

    June 8, 2019 - 9:00am to 5:00pm

    This course will present the fundamental knowledge and skills needed to develop and manage the budget of a nonprofit social service organization and its programs. Students will learn to use techniques necessary to: 1) Plan, develop, display, revise, monitor, and evaluate a program budget; 2) Evaluate past financial performance (e.g. financial statements); 3) Monitor and evaluate the cost-efficiency and cost-effectiveness of a nonprofit program and a nonprofit organization.

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

  9. SSW Career Services Student Alumni Networking Lunch with Andrea Muladore »

    June 11, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

    Come have lunch and network with esteemed alum Andrea Muladore. 

    Andrea Muladore, MSW '81,  spent 31 years at MidMichigan Medical Center in Midland, Michigan, where she served as manager of social work, spiritual care and Employee Assistance (EAP) programs.

    She developed the spiritual care program from the ground up and worked to insure that social work maintained its core values and strengths as hospitals transitioned to case management (often nursing driven).

    This is a great opportunity for those who are interested in health care, clinical work and management.

    RSVP here »

  10. Field Educational Agreement Due for review »

    June 12, 2019 - 5:00pm

    For all students currently enrolled in field, the Field Educational Agreement is due for review for the Spring/Summer term.

    This does not apply to incoming students. 

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