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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

  • 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. ...

  • 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 ...

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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