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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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Due to the popularity of our social work continuing education programs, payment is now required when registering. If you need assistance, please contact our office at (616) 331-7180.

Scheduled Programs

To find out more information or to register, please click on the program's title below. Payment is due upon enrollment. 

2016 Programs:

SEPT 30 - ADVANCED PLAY THERAPY - View Flyer

OCT 14 - ADOLESCENT SUBSTANCE ABUSE: THE PHASES OF FAMILY THERAPY - View Flyer - MCBAP approved for 6.0 contact hours.

OCT 21 - OVERCOMING UNCONSCIOUS BIAS IN CHILD WELFARE - View Flyer - Free to all DHHS and private agency child welfare workers. Sorry, this course is full, no wait list is available.

NOV 11 - YOGA AND MINDFULNESS IN TRAUMA TREATMENT - View Flyer

NOV 18 -TRANSGENDER IN AMERICA: AN ALLY TRAINING FOR SOCIAL WORKERS - View Flyer

DEC 2 - ADOLESCENT SUICIDE PREVENTION AND INTERVENTION (repeat) - View Flyer - Free to all DHHS and private agency child welfare workers. Sorry, this course is full, no wait list is available. 

DEC 6 - 22 - PRACTICING SOCIAL WORK WITH THE CHILDREN AND FAMILIES OF THE AFTERMATH OF APARTHEID - This course takes place in Cape Town, South Africa. Please call Leslie at (616) 331-7118 for additional information.

DEC 9 - BRIDGE BUILDING TOWARDS CHANGE - View Flyer

2017 Programs:

JAN 13 - WHEN CHILDREN GET REMOVED: USING PLAY TO REDUCE THE EFFECTS OF TRAUMA - View Flyer - Free to all DHHS and private agency child welfare workers. Sorry, this course is full, no wait list is available.

JAN 20 - EXPERIENCING THE 'OTHER' THROUGH IMMERSION (repeat) - View Flyer

JAN 27 - AN INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHIATRIC MEDICATIONS (repeat) - View Flyer

FEB 10 - EFFECTIVELY USING QUALITATIVE DATA IN PROGRAM EVALUATION AND GRANT WRITING - View Flyer

March into Social Work License Renewal- GVSU Social Work Continuing Education has 4 opportunities to complete your licensing requirement for pain management and 2 opportunities to obtain the 5 required hours in ethics. Attend a Two Technique Tuesday in March and learn two mindfulness techniques to address pain. You can also sign up for one of our ethics courses in March to practice the application of different models and approaches to address ethical dilemmas. Don't miss the chance to complete all your required credits before your license renewal is due April 30th!!

MAR 7 - TWO TECHNIQUE TUESDAY - View Flyer

MAR 14 - TWO TECHNIQUE TUESDAY (repeat) - View Flyer

MAR 21 - TWO TECHNIQUE TUESDAY (repeat) - View Flyer

MAR 24 - STEP OUT OF THE BOX: APPLY ETHICS ON THE MICRO, MEZZO AND MACRO LEVEL - View Flyer

MAR 28 - TWO TECHNIQUE TUESDAY (repeat) - View Flyer

MAR 31 - STEP OUT OF THE BOX: APPLY ETHICS ON THE MICRO, MEZZO AND MACRO LEVEL (repeat) - View Flyer

 

Most recent past year's social work programs:

MAR 4 - Adolescent Substance Abuse: The Impact of Trauma and Treatment 

MAR 18 - Mindful Self-Compassion: A Tool for Enhancing Personal & Professional Well-being 

MAR 25 - Effective Strategies for Anticipating & Preventing Placement Disruption

APR 15 - Ethical Decision Making: Understanding the Relationship Between a Common Moral Framework, Diversity and Faith

APR 22 - Addressing Boundaries, Ethics and Personal Values in Social Work Practice 

MAY 3 - Testifying in Court - Traverse City

MAY 6 - The Caregiver Role: Support, Self-Care and Burnout

MAY 13 - Race to Justice: Bringing Bias Out of the Shadows Sponsored by the Ara Cary Lecture Series Foundation

JUN 10 - Adolescent Suicide Prevention and Intervention 

JUL 15 & 16 - Social Work Clinical Examination Preparation Course - cancelled

JUL 31 - AUG 11 - Ireland for Social Workers and Nurses: A Trip Abroad 

SEPT 16 - Using Your Power to Challenge Systems Effectively 

OCT 7 - Experiencing the 'OTHER' Through Immersion - cancelled 

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