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  1. SSW and DPSS Personal Safety Lecture »

    May 28, 2019 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm

    In partnership with the Division of Public Safety & Security, the Office of Field Instruction is sponsoring an introductory lecture to personal safety and self defense.  Our presenters from DPSS will be Candace Dorsey, Empowerment Self Defense Manager, and Sergeant Gary Hicks.  

    Description: "Our self-defense workshop takes a holistic approach to self-protection, emphasizing awareness and assertiveness skills as well as physical and verbal strategies to counter violence. The goal is to leave you better equipped to deal with everything from harassment to potentially violent people to sexual assault." 

    Information will be presented in a lecture format, and further resources will be given for students who wish to follow up with a self defense course through DPSS.  

    Food will be provided!  Students may arrive between 5:00 and 5:30 for food; the lecture will begin at 5:30.

     

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  2. Motivational Interviewing for Social Workers »

    May 29, 2019 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm

    Utilizing numerous materials including the Professional Training Videotape Series developed by William R. Miller and Stephen Rollnick, this five-week series of 3-hour instruction and skill-building sessions will provide a basic introduction to Motivational Interviewing. Using the video material and supplemental handouts, along with lecture, role-playing and group discussion, this course will lay a foundation for participants to begin to develop their clinical skills in helping people accomplish change in areas of difficult behavior.

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

  3. SSW and DPSS Personal Safety Lecture »

    May 30, 2019 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm

    In partnership with the Division of Public Safety & Security, the Office of Field Instruction is sponsoring an introductory lecture to personal safety and self defense.  Our presenters from DPSS will be Candace Dorsey, Empowerment Self Defense Manager, and Sergeant Gary Hicks.  

    Description: "Our self-defense workshop takes a holistic approach to self-protection, emphasizing awareness and assertiveness skills as well as physical and verbal strategies to counter violence. The goal is to leave you better equipped to deal with everything from harassment to potentially violent people to sexual assault." 

    Information will be presented in a lecture format, and further resources will be given for students who wish to follow up with a self defense course through DPSS.  

    Food will be provided!  Students may arrive between 5:00 and 5:30 for food; the lecture will begin at 5:30. 

     

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  4. Social Work Practice in Rural Settings »

    May 31, 2019 - 9:00am to 5:00pm

    This minicourse will examine practice theory and techniques relevant to social work in a rural setting. There are many definitions of what might be considered a rural community. For the purposes of this course, we will define communities as rural that have a population size of 2,500 to 20,000 with no major metropolitan area within hour of the community. Rural communities are often plagued with similar problems as vast metropolitan areas such as high poverty rates, inadequate housing, and inadequate access to health care. However, the scarcity of resources and professionals including medical providers, socioeconomic underdevelopment, and physical distance from services and lack of public transportation are frequently identified as compounding factors of living in a rural community. The impact of differences in the key diversity dimensions such as ability, age, class, color, culture, ethnicity, family structure, gender (including gender identity and gender expression) marital status, national origin, race, religion or spirituality, sex, and sexual orientation will be examined, within the context of practicing in a rural community. This course will also emphasize issues of ethical practice as defined by the social work code of ethics within a rural community.

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

  5. 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.

  6. “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.

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  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. Animal Assisted Therapy Introduction Experiential »

    June 7, 2019 - 9:00am 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.

  10. 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.

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