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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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Spring at GVSU


Scheduled Programs

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

2016 Programs - 

JUN 10 - ADOLESCENT SUICIDE PREVENTION AND INTERVENTION - Free to all DHHS and private agency child welfare workers, see agency list - View Flyer This course is currently full, a wait list is still available. This course will be repeated in the fall, so if you are on the wait list and do not get into June's course, you will be added to the fall course. Notifications will be sent upon openings and for placement in the fall program.

JUN 16 - 30 - NEURODIVERSITY IN THE CLASSROOM - online workshop. Payment is due upon enrollment.

JUL 10 - 24 - MENTAL HEALTH IN THE TEEN YEARS  - online workshop. Payment is due upon enrollment.

JUL 31 - AUG 11 - IRELAND FOR SOCIAL WORKERS AND NURSES: A TRIP ABROAD     ♦ View Ireland Brochure  Registration has closed. For questions, please call (616) 331-7118.

Most recent past year's social work programs:

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

FEB 19 - Pain Management and Mindfulness

FEB 26 - Cognitive Behavioral Therapy 101: Schema, Strategies and Populations 

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 Makinf: 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

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