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.

The below programs have been approved for Michigan Social Work Continuing Education Clock Hours through the School of Social Work at Grand Valley State University.  Payment is due upon registering for the course.  Participants must attend/view the entire program to receive continuing education hours.  No partial credit can be awarded.

Click on the title of each course below for additional information and registration. 


2022-2023 Synchronous (live) SWCE Programs 

All of these programs are offered either in-person or virtually via Zoom in a live, synchronous format.  To receive an email update when additional courses are made available, please subscribe to our emailing list.

DATE(S)

Title

Cost

Mode of Instruction

SWCE Credits

Duration

Flyer

MAR 23

THURSDAY

Implicit Bias: Culturally Sensitive Care for the Seriously Ill and Dying

**Meets the Implicit Bias requirement for Social Work Licensure**

$35

In-Person: 

Tabernacle Community Church 

2530 Eastern Avenue SE Grand Rapids, MI 49507

3

8:00am - 12:30pm

View Flyer

MAR 24

FRIDAY

Ethical Decision Making in Administration and Supervision

**Meets the Ethics requirement for Social Work Licensure Renewal**

$99

In-Person - GR Campus

5

9:00am - 2:30pm

(Lunch Provided)

View Flyer

MAR 27

MONDAY

ADHD: It's in the Family

$49

$0 for DHHS employees & contracted agencies

Online - Live

3

9:00am - 12:00pm

View Flyer

APR 14

FRIDAY

Acupuncture & Other Traditional Chinese Medicinal Practices for Effective Pain Management (non-pharmacological)

**Meets the Pain requirement for Social Work Licensure Renewal**

$49

In-Person - GR Campus

2

10:00am - 12:00pm

*This is a repeated course from December 9, 2022

View Flyer

APR 20

THURSDAY

Group Facilitation Tools and Strategies for Managing Tough Issues & Loud Voices

$49

In-Person - GR Campus

3

9:00am - 12:00pm

View Flyer

APR 21

FRIDAY

Implicit Bias for Social Workers

**Meets the Implicit Bias Licensure Requirement**

$49

Online - Live

3

9:00am - 12:00pm

*This is a repeated course from October 7, 2022 and March 3, 2023

View Flyer

APR 28

FRIDAY

Fundraising and Grantwriting for the Modern Non-Profit

$49

In-Person - GR Campus

3

9:00am - 12:00pm

View Flyer

MAY 3

WEDNESDAY

Healing Through Play: A Foster Care Lens

$49

$0 for DHHS employees & contracted agencies

In-Person - GR Campus

3

9:00am - 12:00pm

View Flyer

MAY 19

FRIDAY

LGBTQ+ Advocacy and Support Within the Community

$49

In-Person - GR Campus

3

9:00am - 12:00pm

View Flyer

Self-Paced Programs

This section includes fully asynchronous, on-demand courses that participants can complete at their own pace.  Upon registration and payment for the asynchronous course(s), a confirmation will be emailed to the participant with instructions on how to log into Blackboard, our online course system.  If you have any issues accessing your course, please call our office at 616-331-7180 or email [email protected].  You must receive a passing score of 80% or better on the post-test to receive credit for the course.  Upon successful completion of the course(s), your Michigan Social Work Continuing Education certificate will be made available to download within Blackboard, our online course system.  Please download and save/print this upon finishing the course.  If you've finished a course and no longer have access to the certificate, please email us for a replacement copy: [email protected]

"What about Implicit Bias??" - We are planning to offer more courses that meets the Implicit Bias licensure requirement in the 2022-2023 series beginning in September 2022.  The LARA Public Health Code "R 338.7004 Implicit bias training standards" requires that this training be held via one of the following formats: 1) A teleconference or webinar that permits live synchronous interaction. 2) A live presentation. 3) Interactive online instruction. 

Cost

Title

Mode of Instruction

SWCE Credits

Duration

$20

Human Trafficking for Social Workers

Online, Self-Paced

2 (MEETS HUMAN TRAFFICKING REQUIREMENT)

2-hours

$20

Interventions for Chronic Pain

Online, Self-Paced

2 (MEETS PAIN REQUIREMENT)

2-hours

$50

Navigating Social Work Ethics: Practice and Technology in the Age of a Pandemic

Online, Self-Paced

5 (MEETS ETHICS REQUIREMENT)

5-hours



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