Program Information

Grand Valley State University works hard to bring our social workers the continuing education clock hours that are required by the state of Michigan. Our goal is to offer quality courses that are meaningful and applicable to professional social workers. We also provide small, personal, and intellectual environments to optimize your learning experience.

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Fall at GVSU

 

Scheduled Programs

To find out more information or to register, please click on the program's title below.

2016 Programs - 

FEB 19 - PAIN MANAGEMENT AND MINDFULNESS (repeated class from March 2015) - View Flyer This course is currently full, a wait list is available for a limited time.

FEB 19 - 11th ANNUAL ART & SCIENCE OF AGING CONFERENCE - RESILIENCE: THE BRIGHT SIDE OF AGING The conference registration has been closed as it is full, please click on the link for additional information about the conference only. 

FEB 26 - COGNITIVE BEHAVIORAL THERAPY 101: SCHEMA, STRATEGIES AND POPULATIONS - View Flyer This course is currently full, a wait list is available for a limited time.

MAR 4 - ADOLESCENT SUBSTANCE ABUSE: THE IMPACT OF TRAUMA AND TREATMENT (repeated class from October 2014) - View Flyer

MAR 18 - MINDFUL SELF-COMPASSION: A TOOL FOR ENHANCING PERSONAL & PROFESSIONAL WELL-BEING - Free to all DHHS and private agency child welfare workers, see agency list - View Flyer This course is currently full, a wait list is available for a limited time.

MAR 25 - EFFECTIVE STRATEGIES FOR ANTICIPATING & PREVENTING PLACEMENT DISRUPTION - Free to all DHHS and private agency child welfare workers, see agency list - View Flyer - This course is currently full, a wait list is available for a limited time.

APR 15 - ETHICAL DECISION MAKING: UNDERSTANDING THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN A COMMON MORAL FRAMEWORK, DIVERSITY AND FAITH - View Flyer

APR 22 - ADDRESSING BOUNDARIES, ETHICS AND PERSONAL VALUES IN SOCIAL WORK PRACTICE - View Flyer

MAY 6 - THE CAREGIVER ROLE; SUPPORT, SELF-CARE AND BURNOUT - View Flyer

MAY 13 - RACE TO JUSTICE: BRINGING BIAS OUT OF THE SHADOWS (SAVE THE DATE - additional information to come, registration is not yet open, but will open no later than April 1) sponsored by the Ara Cary Lecture Series Foundation

JUN 10 - ADOLESCENT SUICIDE PREVENTION AND INTERVENTION - Free to all DHHS and private agency child welfare workers, see agency list 

JUL 15 & 16 - SOCIAL WORK CLINICAL EXAMINATION PREPARATION COURSE - View Agenda Early registration ends June 17.

JUL 31 - AUG 11 - IRELAND FOR SOCIAL WORKERS AND NURSES: A TRIP ABROAD     ♦ View Ireland Brochure     ♦ View Proposed Itinerary (updated)


Most recent past year's social work programs:

May 1 - Unpacking the 'Why': Uncovering the Reasons for Using an Eating Disorder as a Coping Mechanism and Helping Develop an Understanding in the Person to Promote Change

MAY 8 - Ara Cary Lecture Series presents The Right to Be Safe: Identifying and Addressing Sexual Abuse and Exploitation

JUN 12 - Advanced Care Planning: Making Wishes Known

JUL 17 & 18 - Social Work Clinical Examination Preparation Course

AUG 28 - An Introduction to Psychiatric Medications

OCT 9 - Disaster Mental Health Fundamentals

OCT 16 - Expand Your Social Work "Toolbox": Practical Play Interventions

NOV 6 - Qigong for Pain Management

NOV 13 - Social Workers Skills in the Medical Field: Addressing Obesity

JAN 15 - Secondary Traumatic Stress and the Social Worker

JAN 29 - Exposure and Ritual Prevention for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

FEB 5 - Stop Trying to Manage Your Time: Why It Doesn't Work in Child Welfare

Registration Deadline: Three days prior to each training by 5:00 p.m.

Cancellation Policy: Should your plans change, you may transfer your registration to another person or class at any time. Cancellations must be received in writing (via fax, mail or email) 48 hours prior to class start time. Cancellations received before the deadline will receive a full refund. Cancellations received after the deadline and/or no-shows are not eligible for refunds.

If you have questions, please call our office at (616) 331-7180 or e-mail us at socialworkce@gvsu.edu