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Social Work Seminar Series

Get the CEUs you need through Eastern Michigan University. Located at EMU–Livonia, our seminars typically run 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. or 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Prices are $109 for six clock hours and $79 for three clock hours.   

Navigating the Special Education System

June 1 | Sarah VanZoeren, Ph.D., LMSW | 3 hours 

Learn more about special education in Michigan through hands-on activities. Explore Federal and State laws and policies related to services and delivery, strategies for navigating the system and resources for supporting students receiving special education services.

Autism Spectrum Disorders: Real World Applications

June 8 | Christina “Chrissy” Marsack, Ph.D., LMSW | 6 hours 

Gain basic information on autism spectrum disorders focusing on adolescents and young adults. Learn solutions for complex behaviors, including behavior plans, self-monitoring systems and visual schedules. We’ll also address ways to support parents.

Impact of Trauma on Infants and Toddlers

June 15 | Sarah Shea, Ph.D., LMSW, IMH-E® (IV) | 6 hours

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.

Adverse Childhood Experiences and Complex Trauma

June 29 | Tana Bridge, Ph.D., LMSW | 6 hours 

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 symptomatology, with special focus on the impact of multiple adverse childhood experiences on brain process.

Legal and Ethical Considerations with Medical Marijuana: An Introduction

June 29 | Ellen Craine, JD, LMSW | 6 hours total (includes 3 hrs/ethics)

This workshop will begin with a brief history of the marijuana plant and its uses. We will explore the beginnings of prohibition at the Federal level and Federal laws on the use of marijuana and the history of medical marijuana in Michigan. The class will also focus on ethical considerations based on the NASW Code-of-Ethics and participants will discuss and evaluate multiple case scenarios.

For More Information

Contact Elena O'Connor at or 734.487.4926.

All CE programs are approved by the Michigan Social Work Continuing Education Collaborative.

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