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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

  • 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. ...

  • Family-Based Approaches to Working with Vulnerable Families »

    January 26, 2018 - 9:00am to 12:15pm

    The family system has been shown to me among the most influential systems operating in the lives of individuals. In fact, researchers and practitioners alike have shown the important role that families play in shaping behavioral outcomes. This course will focus on family-based preventive ...

  • Assessment and Intervention with Preschool Children »

    January 27, 2018 - 9:00am to 5:00pm

    Participants will learn about comprehensive assessment and evidence based interventions with pre-school children (ages 3-5). This course aims to increase developmentally relevant and effective practice with preschool children and their families. A particular lens will be assessment and ...

  • Managerial Supervision in the Human Services »

    January 27, 2018 - 9:00am to 5:00pm

    This mini-course, offered over two days, will focus on three or four key skills in the area of Managerial Supervision in the Human Services.

    Day 1 begins with an introduction to Managerial Supervision and the differences between managerial supervision and clinical supervision. We also focus ...

  • Using Photovoice for Individual and Community Empowerment »

    February 1, 2018 - 5:00pm to 8:00pm

    Photovoice is a process in which people typically those with limited power due to poverty, language barriers, race, class, ethnicity, gender, culture, or other circumstances use video or photo images to document their environment and experiences and share them with others. It uses visual ...

  • Praxis, Critical Intersectionality, and Social Work Practice »

    February 2, 2018 - 9:00am to 5:00pm

    In this mini-course, we will provide an overview of a critical intersectional framework developed by the UM-SSW Critical Intersectionality Learning Community and provide opportunities for students to apply 7 sets of capacities in different aspects of social work practice (with examples, ...

  • Social Media for Social Change »

    February 3, 2018 (all day)

    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 ...

  • Social Work and Media: Crafting Stories for Impact (Webinar) »

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

    In today's social and historical context, media and social media are powerful tools that are often disregarded by those who work towards social justice due to the negativity that seems to surround them. However, social workers need to master how to use the media and social media in order to ...

  • Conversations with Parents about Discipline »

    February 9, 2018 - 9:00am to 5:00pm

    In this mini-course we will examine the role of discipline and punishment in childrearing, address research on the effectiveness of wide range of parental disciplinary approaches, and examine evidence-based parenting interventions, and their recommendations and approaches to child discipline. ...

  • Immigration Enforcement, Human Rights, and Social Justice »

    February 10, 2018 - 9:00am to 5:00pm

    This mini-course focuses on the real community and personal impact of a public policy with sweeping national controversy, many deaths, and significant questions about social justice, racial discrimination, and even intent in the constitution. Because it is a mini-course, rather than a full ...

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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