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.

2015 Programs - 

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

AUG 29 - AN INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHIATRIC MEDICATIONS

OCT 9 - DISASTER MENTAL HEALTH FUNDAMENTALS

OCT 16 - EXPAND YOUR SOCIAL WORK "TOOLBOX": PRACTICAL PLAY THERAPY INTERVENTIONS

NOV 6 - QIGONG FOR PAIN MANAGEMENT

NOV 13 - SOCIAL WORKERS SKILLS IN THE MEDICAL FIELD: ADDRESSING OBESITY

2016 Programs - 

JAN 15 - SECONDARY TRAUMATIC STRESS AND THE SOCIAL WORKER (repeated class from March 2015)

JAN 29 - EXPOSURE AND RITUAL PREVENTION FOR OBSESSIVE COMPULSIVE DISORDER

FEB 19 - PAIN MANAGEMENT AND MINDFULNESS (repeated class from March 2015)

FEB 26 - COGNITIVE BEHAVIORAL THERAPY 101: SCHEMA, STRATEGIES AND POPULATIONS

MAR 4 - ADOLESCENT SUBSTANCE ABUSE: THE IMPACT OF TRAUMA AND TREATMENT (repeated class from October 2014)

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 6 - THE CAREGIVER ROLE; SUPPORT, SELF-CARE AND BURNOUT

MAY 13 - THE ARA CARY LECTURE SERIES CHILD WELFARE CONFERENCE (SAVE THE DATE! - more information to come)

JUL 31 - AUG 11 - IRELAND FOR SOCIAL WORKERS AND NURSES: A TRIP ABROAD

 

Most recent past year's social work programs:

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

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