Social Work Continuing Education

 


Welcome
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.


Scheduled Events

- Online SWCE Programs

- List of all 2014-2015 Social Work Continuing Education programs by title

 Please click on title of program for an event flyer

   


 

This program has been cancelled. We are sorry for any inconvenience.

Mindfulness Interventions for Mental Health & Substance Use Disorders
Date: October 24, 2014
Time: 8:15am - 3:30pm (6 hours)
Location: Bicycle Factory, Room 230, Grand Rapids
Cost: $75.00
Presented by: Steven McCleary, LMSW


Please click on photo
for more information
and to register directly
through the Johnson
Center for Philanthropy
 
Creating Systems to Engage & Retain Volunteers
Date:
October 30, 2014
Time: 12:45pm - 4:00pm (3 hours)
Location: Bicycle Factory, Room 230, Grand Rapids
Cost: $ 55.00, in addition to a $15 fee for optional SWCE credits paid at check-in 
Presented by: Annie Osburn, BA, MEd

Please click on photo
for more information
and to register directly
through the Johnson
Center for Philanthropy
 
Basic Grantwriting
Date:
October 28, 2014
Time: 12:45pm - 5:00pm (2 hours)
Location: Bicycle Factory, Room 230, Grand Rapids
Cost: $ 55.00, in addition to a $15 fee for optional SWCE credits paid at check-in 
Presented by: Matthew Downey, MPA

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for more information
and to register
 
Understanding and Treating Self-Injury in Youth
Date: November 14, 2014
Time: 8:45am - 12:00noon (3 hours)
Location: Bicycle Factory, Room 230, Grand Rapids
Cost: $39.00 
Presented by: Dr. Valencia Agnew, PhD

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for more information
and to register
 
This program was rescheduled due to Derik being on military orders earlier in the month. Sorry for any inconvenience.  

Veterans Coming Home: Cultural Competence, Families, Readjustment and PTSD
Date: November 21, 2014 *New date
Time: 8:15am - 3:30pm (6 hours)
Location: Bicycle Factory, Room 230, Grand Rapids
Cost: $75.00
Presented by: Derik VanBaale, LMSW


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for more information
and to register
 
Program Evaluation: Get Outcomes and Become an Eval Doer!
Date: December 5, 2014
Time: 8:15am - 2:30pm (5 hours)
Location: Bicycle Factory, Room 230, Grand Rapids
Cost: $ 75.00 (Pay for one employee, get the second free - BOGO)
Presented by: Dr. Brandon Youker, PhD and Ouen Hunter

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for more information
and to register
When a Child Dies: Psychosocial Dynamics and Strategies for Healthy Grieving
Date: December 12, 2014
Time: 8:45am - 12:00noon (3 hours)
Location: Bicycle Factory, Room 230, Grand Rapids
Cost: $39.00
Presented by: Sheila Schindler, LMSW


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for more information
and to register
 

Pain Management and Mindfulness
Date: January 9, 2015
Time: 8:45am - 12:00noon (3 hours, pain management approved)
Location: Bicycle Factory, Room 230, Grand Rapids
Cost: $39.00
Presented by: Tom Moore. LMSW, CAADC, CCS
Founder, owner and operator of Two Moons, LCC 


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for more information
and to register
 
Stop Trying to Manage Your Time: Why it Doesn't Work in Child Welfare
Date: January 23, 2015
Time: 8:45am - 12:00noon (3 hours)
Location: Bicycle Factory, Room 230, Grand Rapids
Cost: Free for DHS employees and their private agencies; all others $39.00
Presented by: Jessica Conway, MPA


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for more information
and to register
 

This program was rescheduled from September 26

Contemplation Stage Be Gone:
Can I Tell You a Story? Use of therapeutic metaphor
Date:
January 30, 2015
Time: 8:45am - 12:00noon (3 hours)
Location: Bicycle Factory, Room 230, Grand Rapids
Cost: $ 39.00
Presented by: Tom Moore. LMSW, CAADC, CCS
Founder, owner and operator of Two Moons, LCC


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for more information
and to register
 

Social Work Ethics: Issues and Dilemmas for Clinicians, Supervisors and Administrators
Date: February 20, 2015
Time: 8:15am - 2:30pm (5 hours, ethics approved)
Location: Bicycle Factory, Room 230, Grand Rapids
Cost: $75.00
Presented by: Dr. Linda Reeser, PhD


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for more information
and to register
 

Self Care: Yoga Flow and Meditation
Date: March 11, 2015
Time: 4:00pm - 6:00pm (2 hours)
Location: Bicycle Factory, Room 230, Grand Rapids
Cost: $20.00
Presented by: Ouen Hunter, YogaFit Level 1 Instructor


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for more information
and to register
 

Mental Health, Substance Use and Elderly Adults
Date: March 13, 2015
Time: 8:15am - 3:30pm (6 hours)
Location: Bicycle Factory, Room 230, Grand Rapids
Cost: $75.00
Presented by: Margaret Rose, LMSW, CAADC


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for more information
and to register
 
All Eyes Open: Commercial Exploitation of Minors in America
Date:
 March 20, 2015
Time: 8:15am - 3:30pm (6 hours)
Location: DeVos Center, Loosemore Auditorium, Grand Rapids
Cost: Free for DHS employees and their private agencies and GVSU students; all others $15.00
Presented by: Andy Soper

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for more information
and to register
 

Self Care: Restorative Yoga and Meditation
Date: March 25, 2015
Time: 4:00pm - 6:00pm (2 hours)
Location: Bicycle Factory, Room 230, Grand Rapids
Cost: $20.00
Presented by: Ouen Hunter, YogaFit Level 1 Instructor


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for more information
and to register
 
Secondary Traumatic Stress and the Social Worker
Date:
 March 27, 2015
Time: 8:45am - 12:00noon (3 hours)
Location: Bicycle Factory, Room 230, Grand Rapids
Cost: Free for DHS employees and their private agencies; all others $39.00
Presented by: Nola Carew, LMSW



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for more information
and to register
 

Is This Right? Ethically Speaking?
Date: April 10, 2015
Time: 8:15am - 2:30pm (5 hours, ethics approved)
Location: Bicycle Factory, Room 230, Grand Rapids
Cost: $75.00
Presented by: Dr. Patty Stow Bolea, PhD, Dr. Dianne Green-Smith, PhD and Dr. Salvador Lopez-Arias, PhD


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for more information
and to register
 

Unpacking the "Why": Uncovering the reasons for using an eating disorder as a coping mechanism and helping develop an understanding in the person in order to promote change
Date: May 8, 2015
Time: 8:45am - 12:00noon (3 hours)
Location: Bicycle Factory, Room 230, Grand Rapids
Cost: $39.00
Presented by: Rachel Kool, LLPC


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for more information
and to register

Advanced Care Planning: Making Wishes Known
Date: June 12, 2015
Time: 8:15am - 3:30pm (6 hours)
Location: Bicycle Factory, Room 230, Grand Rapids
Cost: $75.00
Presented by: Heather Schnicke, LMSW


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for more information
and to register
 

Social Work Clinical Examination Preparation Course
Date: July 17 & 18, 2015
Time: 8:15am - 6:30pm and 8:45am - 1:00pm
Location: DeVos Center, Room TBD, Grand Rapids
Cost: $295.00; $275 GVSU Alumni early bird rates
Presented by: Various SSW faculty


More information to come

Ireland for Nurses and Social Workers: A trip abroad
Date: August 2 - 13, 2015
Time: Varies by day
Location: Ireland; mandatory orientation session in July 2015,DeVos Center, Room TBD, Grand Rapids
Cost: TBD
Presented by: Dr. Joan Borst, PhD


Registration Deadline: Two 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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Page last modified October 21, 2014