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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.

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.