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

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The below programs have been approved for Michigan social work continuing education clock hours through the School of Social Work of Grand Valley State University. Payment is due upon enrollment.

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2017 Programs:

OCT 20 - EFFECTIVE USE OF PARENTING TIME: THE IMPACT ON PERMANENCE AND FAMILY WELLNESS - View Catalog - FREE to all DHHS and their private agency partner employees. Eligible agency list

NOV 3 - MANAGING CHRONIC PAIN - View Flyer - This program meets the pain management requirement for social work license renewal.

NOV 10 - ETHICS AND THE IMPAIRED PROFESSIONAL: WHAT'S A SOCIAL WORKER TO DO? Note: This program's date has been changed to February 16, 2018, please see below to register.

NOV 17 - EXAMINING HISTORICAL TRAUMA IN INDIAN COUNTRY - View Flyer

DEC 1 - GIVING AND RECEIVING POSITIVE AND NEGATIVE FEEDBACK  - View Flyer

DEC 8 - A PLACE TO BELONG: AN EXPLORATION OF BEST PRACTICES IN SUPPORTING FAMILY ACCEPTANCE, RECONCILIATION AND COMMUNITY FOR LGBTQ+ YOUTH - View Flyer

DEC 15 - UNDERSTANDING COMMERCIAL SEXUAL EXPLOITATION IN WEST MICHIGAN - View Flyer - This program meets the human trafficking requirement for licensing.

2018 Programs:  

JAN 12 - BREAKING DOWN THE SILOS: PROVIDING INTEGRATED HEALTH CARE - View Flyer

JAN 19 - PRINCESSES DON'T DESERVE TO BE HIT: HOW TO SUCCESSFULLY TESTIFY, PREPARE AND APPEAL PROOF CHILD PROTECTIVE PROCEEDINGS - View Catalog - FREE to all DHHS and their private agency partner employees. Eligible agency list

FEB 2 - GRIEF AND TRAUMA: EXPLORING ELEMENTARY AGE YOUTH AND THEIR NEEDS - View Flyer

FEB 9 - YOGA: A THERAPEUTIC TOOL - View Flyer

FEB 16 - ETHICS AND THE IMPAIRED PROFESSIONAL: WHAT'S A SOCIAL WORKER TO DO? - View Flyer - This program meets the ethics requirement for social work license renewal. Note: date has been changed from November 10 to February 16. Sorry for any inconvenience.

FEB 23 - FOSTER CHILDREN, BEHAVIORS AND SPECIAL EDUCATIONView Catalog - FREE to all DHHS and their private agency partner employees. Eligible agency list

MAR 16 - THROUGH THEIR LENSES: WHERE DO YOU STAND IN UNACCOMPANIED MINORS' NEGOTIATING OF IDENTITY? - View Flyer

MAR 23 - HOLISTIC PAIN MANAGEMENT - View Flyer - This program meets the pain management requirement for social work license renewal.

MAR 27 - HUMAN TRAFFICKING: MODERN DAY SLAVERY - View Flyer - This program meets the human trafficking requirement for licensing.  

APR 20 - ETHICS FROM A MULTIDISCIPLINARY PERSPECTIVE - View Flyer - This program meets the ethics requirement for social work license renewal.

MAY 4 - THE OPIOID EPIDEMIC IN AMERICA AND AT HOME: NATIONAL AND LOCAL TRENDS FOR OPIOID ABUSE/ADDICTION - View Flyer - This program is pending MCBAP approval. You are not required to take all three programs in this series.

MAY 11 - THE OPIOID EPIDEMIC IN AMERICA AND AT HOME: TREATMENT OPTIONS FOR OPIOID USE DISORDER - View Flyer - This program is pending MCBAP approval. You are not required to take all three programs in this series.

MAY 18 - THE OPIOID EPIDEMIC IN AMERICA AND AT HOME: LIFE AFTER TREATMENT FOR OPIOID USE DISORDER - View Flyer - This program is pending MCBAP approval. You are not required to take all three programs in this series.

JUN 1 - RECOVERY 101: HOW TO SUPPORT CLIENTS IN EARLY RECOVERY - View Flyer - This program is pending MCBAP approval.

JUN 15 - WHAT IS THE MENTAL HEALTH MEDICAL CRITERIA FOR INPATIENT HOSPITALIZATION AND CRISIS RESIDENTIAL UNITS? - View Flyer

AUG 4-15 - CONTINUING EDUCATION FOR SOCIAL WORKERS IN IRELAND 2018 - SAVE THE DATE! More information and costs coming soon! 45 hours, including ethics and pain management. 

 

Most recent past year's social work programs:

MAR 7, 14, 21 & 28 - Two Technique Tuesday

MAR 24 & 31 - Step Out of the Box: Apply Ethics on the Micro, Mezzo and Macro Level 

APR 21 - MiTeam Supervision and Mentoring

MAY 5 -  Adolescents: Engaging and Intervening with a Complex Population

MAY 26 - Did You Hear What I Said? Culture, Communication and Conflict   

JUN 23 - Moving Toward Cultural Intelligence

SEP 8 - Social Media: Keeping Our Kids Safe          

SEP 22 - Applying DBT Skills to Clinical Practice

SEP 22 - Step Out of the Box: Apply Ethics on the Micro, Mezzo and Macro Level (Traverse City) 

OCT 13 - Play: Exploring Play for the Healing Child

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



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