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.
To find out more information or to register, please click on the program's title below. Payment is due upon enrollment.
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 24 - STEP OUT OF THE BOX: APPLY ETHICS ON THE MICRO, MEZZO AND MACRO LEVEL - View Flyer This course is currently full and no wait list is available. See below for an additional date of this program.
MAR 31 - STEP OUT OF THE BOX: APPLY ETHICS ON THE MICRO, MEZZO AND MACRO LEVEL (repeat) - View Flyer
APR 21 - MiTEAM SUPERVISION AND MENTORING - View Catalog - Free to all DHHS and private agency child welfare workers. Due to changing registrations, there may be seats available, please click on the title to find out. However, no wait list is available.
MAY 5 - Save the Date! 2017 ARA CARY CHILD WELFARE CONFERENCE will take place at Cathedral Square, Grand Rapids from 9:00 a.m. - 4:15 p.m. The theme and sessions are still being determined. Online Registration will be available no later than April 1. Payment will be due upon registration.
MAY 26 - DID YOU HEAR WHAT I SAID? CULTURE, COMMUNICATION AND CONFLICT - View Catalog - Free to all DHHS and private agency child welfare workers. Due to changing registrations, there may be seats available, please click on the title to find out. However, no wait list is available.
JUN 23 - MOVING TOWARD CULTURAL INTELLIGENCE - View Catalog - Free to all DHHS and private agency child welfare workers. Due to changing registrations, there may be seats available, please click on the title to find out. However, no wait list is available.
Most recent past year's social work programs:
SEPT 16 - Using Your Power to Challenge Systems Effectively
SEPT 30 - Advanced Play Therapy
OCT 7 - Experiencing the 'OTHER' Through Immersion - canceled
OCT 14 - Adolescent Substance Abuse: The Phases of Family Therapy
OCT 21 - Overcoming Unconscious Bias in Child Welfare
NOV 11 - Yoga and Mindfulness in Trauma Treatment
NOV 18 - Transgender in America: An Ally Training for Social Workers
DEC 6 - 21 - Practicing Social Work with the Children and Families of the Aftermath of Apartheid
DEC 2 - Adolescent Suicide Prevention and Intervention
DEC 9 - Bridge Building Towards Change
JAN 13 - When Children Get Removed: Using Play to Reduce the Effects of Trauma
JAN 20 - Experiencing the 'OTHER' Through Immersion - cancelled
JAN 27 - An Introduction to Psychiatric Medications (repeat)
FEB 10 - Effectively Using Qualitative Data in Program Evaluation and Grant Writing
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 firstname.lastname@example.org