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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Summer at GVSU


Scheduled Programs

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

JUL 17 & 18 - SOCIAL WORK CLINICAL EXAMINATION PREPARATION COURSE This course is full and registration is closed. Sorry for any inconvenience.


**Additional programs are being scheduled from October 2015 - August 2016. Come back in July for details.**

Past year's social work programs:

NOV 21 - Veterans Coming Home: Cultural Competence, Families, Readjustment and PTSD

DEC 5 - Program Evaluation: Get Outcomes and Become an Eval Doer!

DEC 12 - When a Child Dies: Psychosocial Dynamics and Strategies for Healthy Grieving

JAN 23 - Stop Trying to Manage Your Time: Why It Doesn't Work in Child Welfare

JAN 30 - Contemplation State Be Gone

FEB 13 - 10th Annual Art & Science of Aging Conference

FEB 20 - Social Work Ethics: Issues and Dilemmas for Clinicians, Supervisors and Administrators

MAR 6 - Pain Management and Mindfulness

MAR 11 - Self-Care: Yoga Flow and Meditation 

MAR 13 - Mental Health. Substance Use and Elderly Adults

MAR 20 - All Eyes Open: Commercial Exploitation of Minors in America

MAR 25 - Self-Care: restorative Yoga and Meditation

MAR 27 - Secondary Traumatic Stress and the Social Worker

APR 10 - Is this Right, Ethically Speaking?

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

AUG 2-13 - Ireland for Social Workers and Nurses: A Trip Abroad (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