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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

  • Social Work with Military Service Members, Veterans and their Families »

    September 20, 2017 - 5:00pm to 8:00pm

    This course was designed to increase the knowledge base and competency level of social workers who plan to work with (or are interested in) military service members, veterans and their families. This will be accomplished by introducing participants to basic military background and structure, the ...

  • Budgeting and Fiscal Management »

    September 23, 2017 - 9:00am to 5:00pm

    This mini-course focuses on four areas of budgeting and financial management types and functions of budgets and their calculation and display, budget tracking and strategic indicators, the concept of the Professional Unit Method of Analysis and its calculation and application, and the total ...

  • Adventure/Experiential-Based Therapy »

    October 7, 2017 - 9:00am to 5:00pm

    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 ...

  • The Grieving Infant - Helping Babies and Young Children When They Must Move »

    October 11, 2017 - 2:00pm to 5:15pm

    Infants and toddlers mourn the loss of primary caregivers in ways that are often overlooked and/or misunderstood. This workshop will address the ways infants and toddlers show their stress and distress, and ways that child welfare professionals, including caregivers, can reduce the negative impact of separation.

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  • Social Media for Social Change »

    October 14, 2017 - 9:00am to 5:00pm

    This minicourse teaches participants to use social media as a tool for community organizing. Participants will use the internet and social networks as easily integrated spaces designed to share information with peers and provide quick ways to organize communities and increase the reach of a ...

  • Motivational Interviewing for Social Workers »

    October 14, 2017 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm

    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 ...

  • Family Psychoeducation Intervention in Work with Adults, Adolescents, Children and Their Families/Extended Support Networks »

    October 21, 2017 - 9:00am to 5:00pm

    This course will focus on developing the group work skills necessary to implement evidence-based family psychoeducation interventions in work with adults, adolescents, children and their families. Special emphasis will be given to the family psychoeducation approach using multiple family groups ...

  • Understanding Adverse Childhood Experiences and Trauma: The ACE Study and Implications for Treatment and Recovery (Webinar) »

    October 24, 2017 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm

    This webinar is sponsored by the SSW Integrated Health Interprofessional Education Learning Community (IHIPE).

    The ACE Study considers the effects of adverse childhood experiences and trauma on population health and wellbeing. This presentation will give individuals the opportunity to learn ...

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Children and Adolescents with Anxiety Problems »

    October 25, 2017 - 5:00pm to 9:00pm

    The focus of this skill-based mini course is on the concepts, theory, principles and procedures appropriate to the assessment and effective cognitive-behavioral therapy of children and adolescents with anxiety problems. The course content reflects advanced material of current relevance for ...

  • Understanding Diversity and Social Justice through Dialogue »

    October 28, 2017 - 9:00am to 5:00pm

    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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