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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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Scheduled Programs

To find out more information or to register, please click on the program's title below. Payment is due upon enrollment. 

2016 Programs - 

JUL 10 - 24 - MENTAL HEALTH IN THE TEEN YEARS  - online workshop. 

2016-2017 programs will be available to view and register by mid-July. Please check back then. Thank you.


Most recent past year's social work programs:

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

JUN 10 - Adolescent Suicide Prevention and Intervention 

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

JUL 31 - AUG 11 - Ireland for Social Workers and Nurses: A Trip Abroad 

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