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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

  • 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. ...

  • Working with Couples in Therapy »

    November 2, 2017 - 5:00pm to 8:00pm

    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. ...

  • Introduction to Political Social Work »

    November 3, 2017 - 9:00am to 4:00pm

    This course provides participants with an introduction to political social work, which is social work practice, theory, and research that focuses on the use of policy and politics to create social change. Participants will discuss case studies that illustrate how politics impact the lives of ...

  • Ethical Issues in Dementia Care: Safety, Self-Determination, and Consent »

    November 9, 2017 - 8:30am to 12:00pm

    This course will focus on navigating the ethics around three distinct areas of practice that are often impacted by dementia; end of life nutrition, "safe" decision making; and choice in engaging in sexual encounters. The inter-disciplinary instructors will describe how balancing ...

  • Psychopharmacology for Social Workers »

    November 11, 2017 - 9:00am to 5:00pm

    This course has a clinical focus and practical orientation; therefore, we will examine basic neuropsychopharmacology, neurotransmitter systems, drug metabolism (i.e, absorption, distribution, metabolism, excretion), and the pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of psychotropic medications to ...

  • 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 Association of Social Work Boards: Model Regulatory ...

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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