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Extended Programs

Professional Programs & Training

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.

Winter Offerings
These seminars meet 9 a.m.–4 p.m. and cost $99, unless otherwise indicated.

Ethics: A Framework for Practice and Decision Making (6 CEUs) | Tana Bridge, Ph.D., LMSW 
March 27 | EMU–Livonia
Increase your understanding of the NASW code of ethics with careful attention to common ethical dilemmas and slippery slopes in the profession. Provides a framework to work through and arrive at the most ethical response.

Working with Muslims/Arab Clients (3 CEUs) | Karma Basha, LLMSW
March 27 | EMU–Livonia

Gain a better understanding of the Arab/Muslim culture and tips about how to best interact with the Arab/Muslim client. Discover how to bridge the gap between Middle Eastern and Western Cultures. Learn home visiting etiquette along with the Islamic perspective of adoption. Free to DHS employees; Child Welfare Caseworkers working for contracted private agencies; staff or State-licensed or State approved childcare institutions providing care to Title IV-E foster and adoptive children. For all others, the cost is $69. These courses run 9 a.m.–12:15 p.m.

Win-Win of Effective Co-Parenting: What You Need to Know (6 CEUs, 3 in ethics) | Ellen Craine, LMSW
April 17 | EMU–Livonia
Learn effective co-parenting techniques for divorcing, divorced and never married co-parents regardless of sexuality of the co-parents. Find out roadblocks to effective co-parenting. Discusses what your role could/should play in assisting with effective co-parenting.

Strengthening the Involvement of Fathers (6 CEUs) | David Manville, LMSW
April 24 | EMU–Livonia
Learn that father inclusion in programs promotes a commitment to family-centered practice; not a mother-child centered practice. Learn how to coordinate efforts to promote father involvement; ways to target outreach to fathers; all with the goal of successfully engaging fathers to improve their life, their child's life and for the betterment of the community.

Children with Cancer: Grief and Loss (6 CEUs, 3 in ethics) | Ellen Craine, LMSW
May 1 | EMU–Detroit
Reviews the definition of loss and grief. Learn about different types of childhood cancer. Listen to a brief overview of complementary therapies for cancer treatment. Based on the literature and the instructor's personal experiences, the course identifies the emotions associated with loss and grief related to this experience.

A Behavioral Approach to Autism Disorders in Childhood (6 CEUs) | Cindy Evoy, LMSW
May 8 | EMU–Livonia
Children with ASD require a combination of developmental, educational, therapeutic, social and behavioral interventions. Understanding the characteristics associated with these developmental disorders and the behavioral challenges these children present is critical. Get an overview of the disorders on the Autism Spectrum focusing on behavior issues and practical interventions to manage behavior difficulties. Discuss co-morbid disorders and educational implications.

Creating Effective Meetings | (3 CEUs/macro) | Marti Bombyk, Ph.D.
May 15 | EMU–Detroit
Social workers are often trained for their job description in the direct delivery of services, but frequently lack specialized training in how to make meetings more effective. Meetings that are skillfully led and include constructive participation lead to good decisions and higher productivity for the organization, as workers achieve greater efficiency and effectiveness with their limited time and resources to serve clients.

Overview of Selected DSM-V: Childhood Onset (6 CEUs) | Ann Ormandy
May 15 | EMU–Detroit
An overview of several childhood onset disorders as outlined in the DSM-V including Neurodevelopmental Disorders: Intellectual Disability, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Social (pragmatic) Communication Disorder, Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder and Specific Learning Disorder; Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder; Conduct Disorder and Oppositional Defiant Disorder. In addition, this seminar will provide you with a description of how these disorders are identified in school settings and cultural implications associated with these diagnoses/eligibility.

*The cost is $69. These courses run 9 a.m.–12:15 p.m.

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