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Social Work Seminar Series

The State of Michigan requires licensed social workers to complete 45 CEU hours every three years. You can earn your CEUs through EMU's seminars.Earn up to six CEUs with our fall seminars. Located at EMU–Livonia or EMU–Detroit, seminars typically run 9 a.m.–4 p.m. and unless otherwise indicated, cost is $99.

Summer Seminars

These courses are $69 for three CEUS or $99 for six. All course are at EMU–Livonia.

Ethics at the Heart of Social Change (3/ethics and macro)
Laura Davis, Ph.D., ACSW, LMSW and Claudette Braxton, ACSW, LMSW

July 21
Social workers, in agencies and in private practice, are faced with social changes directing how services are delivered, which are funded and who can provide them. Get a chance to identify and analyze, within the context of the NASW Code of Ethics, professional dilemmas, potential ethical breaches and professional differences arising from these changes. Develop strategies to advocate for ethically-based service delivery.

Ethical Challenges in Working with Dementia Caregivers (3/ethics)
Stephanie Wladkowski, Ph.D., LMSW

July 28
Learn about caregiver’s complex grief experiences and the ethical challenges of working with dementia caregivers as it relates to the NASW Code of Ethics. Discuss multidisciplinary collaboration and compassion fatigue.

Zero Tolerance and the School-to-Prison Pipeline (6)
Celeste Hawkins, Ph.D., LMSW and Sarah VanZoeren, Ph.D. LMSW

August 4
Find out about the impact of zero tolerance policies in schools, particularly for the economically disadvantaged and children of color. Find out how these policies can create an environment where youth lose educational access, resulting in what has come to be known as the school-to-prison pipeline. Learn about an intensive mentoring program designed to interrupt the pipeline. Get strategies for supporting participants as well as strategies for developing university-school partnerships.

Best Practices in School Social Work (3) | Sarah VanZoeren, Ph.D., LMSW
August 11
Explore a variety of topics including interventions for mental health, bullying and collaborating with teachers, families and communities. Work together with classmates to identify and develop specific strategies to use in your practice.

For More Information
Contact Elena O'Connor at or 734.487.4926.

Eastern Michigan University is an approved provider with the Michigan Social Work Continuing Education Collaborative-Provider MICEC-0031.

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