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Continuing Education

The U-M School of Social Work Continuing Education (CE) programs are designed to provide knowledge and skills for social workers and allied health professionals. Interdisciplinary distance education certificates in:

Your Professional Development

CE faculty are national experts and leaders in their respective fields. Our goal is to meet your professional development and career advancement needs through high quality continuing education programs.

Our interdisciplinary team develops and delivers high quality course work and CE classes. Your professional development and career advancement are our top priorities.

  • earn CE credits
  • meet licensing requirements
  • expand your skillset to meet growing employer demands
  • enhance your ability to improve lives

Upcoming Continuing Education Workshops

  • Immigration Enforcement, Human Rights, and Social Justice »

    November 18, 2017 - 9:00am to 5:00pm

    This mini-course focuses on the real community and personal impacts of increased immigration enforcement in the United States since the attacks of 911. The course will explore current immigration enforcement policies in the context of social justice issues, human rights violations and impacts ...

  • Navigating Ethical Challenges in the Digital Age (Webinar) »

    December 5, 2017 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm

    Professional social workers need to develop effective personal and professional strategies related to the use of social media in order to effectively address ethical issues and challenges in the digital age. This webinar will utilize the 2017 Technology Standards for Social Work Practice and the ...

  • Recognizing, Preventing, and Reporting Elder/Adult Abuse »

    December 8, 2017 - 8:30am to 12:30pm

    Adult abuse is vastly underreported and misunderstood. This course will examine the current systems and educational efforts in place. Specifics will be discussed about the role of state agencies, particularly Adult Protective Services. Case examples highlighting actual responses to adult abuse ...

  • Managing Chronic Pain with CBT (Webinar) »

    December 12, 2017 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm

    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). ...

  • Non-Monogamy and Kink 101: An Overview for Clinicians (Webinar) »

    January 8, 2018 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm

    Learn about the basics of kink play, how consent is discussed and negotiated, the difference between all the terms, and what it means to be in a 24-7 relationship. Understand the differences between fantasy (like 50 Shades of Grey) and reality, and how to support clients/patients in their kink ...

  • Working with Couples in Therapy »

    January 11, 2018 (all day)

    This mini-course is designed to familiarize students with the current theories of couple therapy. Selected empirically supported models utilized in couple therapy will be examined The course also looks at some of the key issues and challenges faced by therapists who provide couple therapy. ...

  • Women in Leadership »

    January 13, 2018 - 9:00am to 5:00pm

    Evidence suggests that women face unique leadership challenges. Marginalization based on gender, family and work priorities, and societal expectations create a system that hinders the maximization of leadership potential. In addition, women bring diverse capabilities and hold unique ...

  • Storytelling with Data: Harnessing the Power of Data Visualization Technique (Webinar) »

    January 18, 2018 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm

    Presenting data effectively leads to people actually reading our data and reports. When we can engage people with intentional reporting, our audience will be more engaged and able to take informed action. Together, we will review Lyons Visualization's 3-Step Process to creating effective ...

  • Adventure/Experiential-Based Therapy »

    January 19, 2018 (all day)

    This class will focus on the use of adventure-based activities in therapy with individuals, groups and families. Students will be introduced to adventure through readings, discussions, guest speakers and experiences. This one credit mini-course is designed to provide the student with a ...

  • Understanding Diversity and Social Justice through Dialogue »

    January 20, 2018 (all day)

    This course is designed to increase students' awareness, knowledge, and understanding of issues related to diversity and social justice, including race, ethnicity, class, gender, religion, sexual orientation, age, ability status, and the intersections between these social identity groups. ...

The University of Michigan School of Social Work is an approved provider with the Michigan Social Work Continuing Education Collaborative, provider MICEC-0003, and is an approved provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB),, through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program, provider # 1212. The University of Michigan School of Social Work maintains responsibility for the program.

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