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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.

Free* Summer Seminars

These seminars are 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. All summer seminars are at EMU–Livonia. For all others, the cost is $69 for three CEUS and $99 for six.

Adverse Childhood Experiences and Complex Trauma (6) | Tana Bridge, Ph.D., LMSW
July 8
Trauma informed practice implies 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 symptomatology, with special focus on the impact of multiple adverse childhood experiences on brain process.

Effective Caretaking of Dually-Diagnosed Adolescents (3) | Charles Graham, Jr., Ph.D., LMSW
July 22 
The existence of an emotional or behavioral disorder concurrently with a substance abuse disorder creates diagnostic and treatment difficulties. Designed for the parents/caretakers of dually diagnosed youth, get information about the nature, signs and symptoms of co-occurring disorders in adolescents. Learn evidence-based strategies to support overall wellbeing in youth who are dually-diagnosed.

Summer Seminars

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

Understanding and Working Survivors of Trauma (3) | Tana Bridge, Ph.D., LMSW
July 14
Trauma informed practice implies that mental health professionals have working knowledge of not only what signs and symptoms exist with trauma but also, how trauma impacts brain function, coping and client well-being. Learn the basics of trauma definition and symptomatology, with special focus on brain process and its impact on coping. Discuss critical consideration for intervention. 

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 eoconnor@emich.edu or 734.487.4926.

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