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

DEC 9

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 course will repeat on April 14, 2023

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JAN 6

Empowering People to Break the Bias Habit: Evidence Based Approaches to Reduce Bias, Create Inclusion, and Promote Equity

Current UG Students: $25

Current Graduate Students: $50

GVSU Faculty/Staff: $50

Community Members: $99

In-Person - Allendale Campus

4

11:00am - 4:00pm

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JAN 20

The Big Picture: A Discussion on Macro Social Work

$49

Online - Live

3

9:00am - 12:00pm

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JAN 27

2021 Code of Ethics Revisions and Application to Practice

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

$99

In-Person - GR Campus

5

9:00am - 2:30pm

(Lunch Provided)

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FEB 3

Providing Effective Supervision Alongside Cultural Humility

$49

$0 for DHHS employees & contracted agencies

Online - Live

3

9:00am - 12:00pm

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FEB 17

Building a Roadmap to Healing: Utilizing EMDR with Clients of Complex Trauma of Sexual Assault/Abuse

$49

In-Person - GR Campus

3

9:00am - 12:00pm

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FEB 24

Art and Science of Aging Conference: Fashion a New Image of Aging

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Tracey Gendron

Save the Date!  **Registration will open in early 2023**

General Public: $60

Students & 60+: $45

Additional $35 for CE Credits

In-Person & Streaming on Whova

TBA

8:15am - 3:00pm

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MAR 3

Combatting Implicit Bias

**Meets the Implicit Bias Licensure Requirement**

$49

Online - Live

3

9:00am - 12:00pm

 

MAR 16

THURSDAY

This is Your Brain on Drugs: Understanding Substance Abuse, Psychiatric Medications, and Issues Surrounding Psychoactive Drugs

$49

In-Person - GR Campus

3

9:00am - 12:00pm

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MAR 24

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)

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APR 14

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

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APR 21

Combatting Implicit Bias

**Meets the Implicit Bias Licensure Requirement**

$49

Online - Live

3

9:00am - 12:00pm

 

MAY 19

The Drama Triangle: Breaking Free from Toxic Patterns

$49

In-Person - GR Campus

3

9:00am - 12:00pm

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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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