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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.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.

Complexities of End-of-Life Care (6 CEUs; 1 pain, 1 ethics)
Stephanie Wladkowski, Ph.D., LICSW, ACHP-SW

Sept. 18 | EMU–Detroit
The challenge in end-of-life care is to better understand the intersection of availability and access of services; professional training and knowledge; and issues due to cultural and ethnic diversity, poverty and other forms of social injustice. Social work ethics mandate attention to understanding and making efforts to end discrimination and promote access to quality care for all individuals. 

Ethical and Legal Issues in Domestic Abuse (6 CEUs in ethics) | Ellen Craine, J.D., LMSW
Sept. 25 | EMU–Livonia
Get a quick review of what constitutes domestic abuse. Explore ethical and legal issues around domestic abuse for social workers including elder abuse, child abuse, spousal abuse, etc.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health (6 CEUs) | Jeffrey Cape, LMSW, ACSW, CAADC
Oct. 2 | EMU–Livonia
An interactive seminar designed to teach you to identify symptoms of substance abuse and mental health issues. Explore common myths and a non-threatening strategy for opening discussions with clients. Learn key components for effective treatment.

Ethical and Legal Issues in Domestic Abuse: Screening (6 CEUs, 3 in ethics) | Ellen Craine, J.D., LMSW
Oct. 9 | EMU–Livonia
Get a review of domestic abuse with a focus on the more subtle forms. Discuss the importance of proper screening and learn how to do it effectively while using a screening tool developed by the instructor. Learn the importance of safety planning and ethical and legal issues. Helpful to take Ethical and Legal Issues in Domestic Violence on Sept. 25 but not necessary.

Working with Muslim/Arab Clients (4 CEUs) | Karma Basha, LMSW
Oct. 16 | EMU–Livonia
Gain a better understanding of the Arab/Muslim culture. Get tips on how to best interact with the Arab/Muslim client. Discover how to bridge the gap between cultures. Learn home visiting etiquette and the Islamic perspective of adoption. This seminar runs 9 a.m.–1 pm. and costs $79.

Working Hard-to-Serve Families (6 CEUs) | Mark Ragg, Ph.D., LMSW
Oct. 23 | EMU–Detroit
Get strategies for intervening with families who don't respond to traditional techniques. Learn about the influence of poverty from environmental, educational, economic and social perspectives. Intergenerational influences are included to provide a foundation for understanding families with low levels of social resources concurrent with adaptive challenges.

Adverse Childhood Experiences and Complex Trauma (6 CEUs) | Tana Bridge, Ph.D., LMSW
Nov. 6 | EMU–Livonia
Trauma informed practice implies that professionals have a working knowledge of not only signs and symptoms but how trauma impacts brain function, coping and well-being. Learn the basics of trauma definition and symptomology, with special focus on the impact of multiple adverse childhood experiences on brain process.

Impact of Trauma on Infants and Toddlers (6 CEUs) | Sarah Shea, Ph.D., LMSW
Nov. 13 | EMU–Livonia
Gain an overview of the ways trauma affects the social and emotional development of infants and toddlers. Explore attachment-based trauma including long-term effects on self-esteem and self-efficacy. Get strategies to support the relationships of children and caregivers with histories of trauma, drawing from evidence-based interventions.

Cultural Perspectives in Pain Management (4 CEUs in pain) | Yvette Colon, Ph.D., LMSW
Nov. 20 | EMU–Detroit
Cultural, economic and other factors are significant issues in healthcare decision-making and pain care experiences. Consider these influences on attitudes about pain management; review social work cultural competency standards; and examine factors impacting the experiences of multicultural groups. Discover your role and review policy and advocacy implications. This course meets 9 a.m.–1 p.m. and costs $79.

Identifying Victims and Working with Survivors of Human Trafficking | (6 CEUs)
David Manville, LMSW

Dec. 4 | EMU–Livonia
An overview of trafficking from an international/national and local perspective will lead into discussion of survivor identification and needs, indentured servitude situations; and the vulnerability of high and middle school girls and homeless, foster care and LGBTQ youth. These survivors face issues such as PTSD, shame and substance abuse issues. Learn to identify survivors and get tools to engage them and identify local resources to assist them.

Suicide Prevention and First Aid (6 CEUs) | Tony Alvarez, LMSW
Dec. 11 | EMU–Detroit
Offers a public health approach to preventing suicide. Provides a suicide first aid model. Look at risk and protective factors and consider ways you may address this public health concern in your setting.

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