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. All seminars meet 9 a.m.–4 p.m. and cost $99, unless otherwise noted.
Understanding Self-Injury (6) | Amy Chapman, LMSW
March 7 | EMU–Livonia
Gain an understanding of the non-suicidal self-injurer and the knowledge base needed to provide informed treatment. Learn to distinguish between superficial NSSI and other types of self-injury and about which DSM disorders are associated with NSSI. Learn about current theories assessment tools. Gain an understanding of the most successful treatment modalities in treating self-injury.
Pain Management: Body, Mind and Emotion (6/pain) | Mark Ragg, Ph.D., LMSW
March 14 | EMU–Detroit
Learn about the interplay between emotions and pain while assessing and intervening at both the physical and emotional level. The morning focuses on issues of physical pain and the social worker's role in supporting and guiding clients. Learn a typology of pain and how each type of pain influences emotions. Assessment and intervention options (medical, physical and non-traditional are explored). Learn to help clients identify, express and manage their emotions.
It's About Power, Not Sex: Sexual Abuse (6) | Jeffrie Cape, LMSW
March 21 | EMU–Livonia
Designed to expand your knowledge and understanding of sexual abuse, its roots in power and how to identify, support and intervene based on your role. There are many myths and misconceptions about sexual abuse influencing how professionals respond. Explore your own beliefs and biases and how to develop appropriate professional boundaries when addressing this sensitive topic. Highlights the emotional impact on victims and non-offending family members and tools to address in a compassionate and sensitive manner. Learn how to understand perpetrators and address them, along with finding/creating good resources and referrals.
Ethical Decision Making in Practice (6) | Tana Bridge
March 28 | EMU–Livonia
With a commitment to providing best practice interventions, ethical perspective and decision-making remain paramount, this presentation allows you to review your professional code of ethics and learn where ethical dilemmas impact both the populations we serve and those issues commonly experienced. Learn a framework to work through and arrive at the most ethical response.
Infant Mental Health: Impact of Trauma on Infants and Toddlers (3) | Sarah Shea, LMSW
March 28 | EMU–Livonia
Trauma informed practice implies that mental health professionals have working knowledge of not only the signs and symptoms but how trauma impacts brain function, coping and consumer well-being. Learn the basics of trauma definition and symptomology, with special focus on brain process and its impact on coping. Learn the linkage between unhealthy copings. Discuss components of trauma-informed practice and critical consideration for intervention. This course runs 9 a.m.–12:15 p.m. and is free to DHS employees; Child Welfare Caseworkers working for contracted private agencies; staff or State-licensed or State approved child care institutions providing care to Title IV-E foster and adoptive children. For all others, the cost is $69.
Culture, Ritual and Adventure in Practice (6) | Tony Alvarez, LMSW
April 4 | EMU–Detroit
Social workers must embrace the need to be culturally responsive. Explore diverse tools honoring the expertise in the room and allowing you to provide a culturally-competent practice approach. Learn specific skills to engage and assess process while nurturing and welcoming client empowerment.
Legal and Ethical Issues in Divorce and Custody (2 + 4/ethics) | Ellen Craine
April 25 | EMU–Livonia
Provides an overview of the divorce process, legal definitions of parenting time and custody. Explore the NASW Code of Ethics and the Code of Ethics for School Social Workers as it relates to these issues. The course will also take a look at subpoenas.
Trauma Informed: Understand and Working with Children (6) | Tana Bridge, Ph.D., LMSW
May 2 | EMU–Livonia
Children and youth in the formal child welfare system experience difficult losses often coupled with trauma. These realities pose unique challenges for workers committed to helping children understand and cope. Focus on differences between grief and trauma, trauma symptoms and techniques to support children and youth who have experienced complicated grief and trauma. This course is split into two parts, running 9 a.m.–12:15 and 1:15–4:30 p.m. Free to DHS employees; child welfare caseworkers working for contracted private agencies; staff of State-licensed/State-approved child care institutions providing care to Title IV-E foster and adoptive children. For all others, the cost is $69 per section or $138 for the whole course.
A Behavioral Approach to Autism Disorders in Children (6) | Cindy Evoy, LMSW
May 9 | 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 for professionals who work with this population. This course provides an overview of the disorders on the Autism Spectrum focusing on behavior issues and practical interventions to manage behavior difficulties. Co-morbid disorders and educational implications will also be discussed.
Motivational Interviewing: Getting Started (6) | Steve Wiland, LMSW
May 16 | EMU–Detroit
Intended to provide a basic introduction to motivational interviewing. Using slides, video and supplemental handout materials, along with lecture, role-playing and group discussion, this session helps you in developing a basic understanding of the spirit and basic principles of the motivational interviewing approach. Begin to develop your motivational interviewing/enhancement clinical skills in the service of better facilitating change in areas of difficult behavior with ambivalent clients.
Eastern Michigan University of Social Work is an approved provider with the Michigan Social Work Continuing Education Collaborative-Provider MICEC-0031.