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Understanding and supporting athletes and their overall health and welfare has been a prominent specialty service area that social workers have formally and informally navigated for decades. And today, the need for sports social workers with advanced training has never been more requested across sport settings (youth, collegiate, professional, and geriatric). Research currently suggests that: (1) athletes engage in sport across the lifespan to foster a greater sense of belonging and social connection; (2) athlete mental health needs are increasing and licensed, mental health providers are needed to meet this growing demand; and (3) athletes are using their platform to address social injustices and bring awareness to longstanding disparities across our country. As established agents of change, social workers uphold the profession's mission and core values, while having an expansive scope of practice to improve outcomes for individuals, communities, and the larger society.
The Council on Social Work Education (CWSE), American Psychological Association (APA) and other adjacent accrediting bodies do not currently require mental health professionals to engage in curriculum specific to understanding sports across the lifespan. This program was created with the intention of advancing social workers knowledge, skills and abilities as it relates to sports.
The certificate program is taught by nationally-recognized leaders in sports and will cover program development and implementation, mental health symptoms and how they manifest in athletes, crisis management, integrated care models currently utilized, sport performance skills, communication and relationships on teams, ethical research practices, the value of sport and social justice advocacy, identity and transitions, nutrition, concussion management, sleep, and more!
Upon completion of the certificate program, participants will be able to:
Please note all times listed are Eastern time.
|Tuesday||6/14/2022||3:00pm to 5:00pm|
|Tuesday||6/21/2022||3:00pm to 5:00pm|
|Tuesday||6/28/2022||3:00pm to 5:00pm|
|Tuesday||7/12/2022||3:00pm to 5:00pm|
|Tuesday||7/19/2022||3:00pm to 5:00pm|
|Tuesday||7/26/2022||3:00pm to 5:00pm|
This certificate course is a blended and interactive online learning experience. Participants will engage in:
Participants require access to high-speed Internet and a computer or tablet with a camera and microphone. You do not need special skills to be a successful participant in a blended distance-learning environment. SSW will provide detailed, user-friendly instructions and technical support to navigate our learning platform.
We are dedicated to prioritizing the accessibility needs of participants in this program. If you have any questions or concerns related to your learning needs, please contact email@example.com.
$975 for the 30-hour certificate program.
$850 for UM SSW students (MSW and Doctoral) and MSW Field Instructors.
For 10 or more participants from the same organization, the cost is $850 per person.
Participants may earn 30 social work continuing education contact hours.
The University of Michigan School of Social Work, provider #1212, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org, through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. The University of Michigan School of Social Work maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period 5/15/2020-5/15/2023. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval. Social workers participating in this course will receive 12 live interactive online and 18 asynchronous online social work continuing education contact hours.
Clinical Assistant Professor, University of Michigan School of Social Work; Chief Diversity Officer, Asst. AD, Director of Athletic Counseling, Michigan Athletics
CAPS Embedded Psychologist, University of Michigan
MSW Student Intern, University of Michigan Athletic Counseling Team
Leo Lecturer I / Staff, University of Michigan School of Social Work
University of Michigan
School of Social Work
1080 South University Avenue
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1106