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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.

Summer Seminars

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

Collaborating with Teachers about Bullying (3 CEUs) | Sarah Van Zoeren, LMSW
July 16 | EMU–Livonia
Complex issues, such as bullying, have brought to light the importance of expanding school social work interventions to include collaboration with teachers. Examine several theories and research studies related to bullying and intervention and gain a foundation for development of a collaborative practice model. Get specific strategies to increase collaboration with teachers when addressing the problem of bullying.

Adolescent Depression and Suicide Risk in the 21st Century (3 CEUs) | Leslie Madill, LMSW
July 23 | EMU–Livonia
Utilize an ecological lens to examine the research of adolescent depression and suicide. The definition of family continues to evolve and peer relationships are now initiated, developed and maintained on social networking sites. Develop a better understanding and awareness of issues facing adolescents and discuss how these factors influence your assessment and intervention.

Compassion Fatigue: Self-Care and Prevention (3 CEUs) | Tana Bridge, Ph.D., LMSW
July 30 | EMU–Livonia
Burn-out, compassion fatigue and vicarious trauma are realistic outcomes of exposure to traumatic events and stories heard by social workers through helping relationships with clients. Distinguish between burn-out, compassion fatigue and vicarious trauma. Explore personal and professional vulnerability and identify opportunities to prevent exposure from impacting your personal lives and profession. Learn about self-care and prevention.

Understanding and Responding to Students who Self-Injure (3 CEUs) | Amy Chapman, LMSW
August 6 | EMU–Livonia
Aids you in understanding students who engage in non-suicidal self-injury and gives you the knowledge base needed to respond effectively in schools. Learn which types of interventions to use. Obtain resources for parents and teachers. Develop a school protocol within your school crisis team.

Cyberbullying: Prevention, Intervention and Ethical Challenges  (3 CEUs/ethics) | Janet Joiner, Ph.D., LMSW
August 13 | EMU–Livonia
Discuss risk prevention for social workers, educators, administrators, students and others, as well as how to develop cyberbully education/prevention programs. Learn the importance of developing support service programs for targets and perpetrators and how to create an institutional policy statement to guide student/staff online behavior. Get action steps for removing negative content in cyberspace if targeted by a Cyberbullying.

Infusing Action into Practice through Experiential/Adventure Tools (3 CEUs) | Tony Alvarez, LMSW
August 20 | EMU–Livonia
In the last few years, more practitioners have infused their practice with adventure and experiential methods, techniques and tools. Get familiar with an adventure–based therapy model and demonstrate its use in actively engaging clients around a variety of therapeutic issues.

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