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  • Advanced Group Therapy Workshop (October 2017)

    Dates:

    Friday, October 13, 2017.  9:00 am - 4:30 pm.

    Location:

    Western Michigan University, Fetzer Center, 1903 W. Michigan Avenue, Kalamazoo, MI 49008-5239

    Description:

    In this workshop, you will explore the value of groups, advantages and disadvantages of group work, the function of a group facilitator and the different types of groups. You will learn the components of how to start up a group, beginning with the curriculum planning, group selection, full value contract development, and first group session activities. You will discuss the stages of groups and how to manage difficult group members. You will explore the value of utilizing experiential techniques and activities in groups, pairing practice of these activities through the training.
    Available CECHs: 6.0

  • Assessment and Treatment Strategies for Opioid Dependence and Pain Management (March, April 2017)

    Dates:

    • Thursday, March 16, 2017 at 9:00 AM - 12:15 PM
    • Thursday, April 6, 2017 at 1:15 PM - 4:30 PM

    Location:

    VisTaTech Center, Schoolcraft College 18600 Haggerty Highway, Livonia, MI 48152

    Description:

    The abuse of and addiction to opioids such as heroin, morphine, and prescription pain relievers is a significant and serious issue that continues to affect the health, social, and economic welfare of all individuals and families across the U.S. In this workshop, you will learn about the importance of an appropriate and comprehensive diagnosis to determine treatment interventions. In addition, you will learn about how pain management, prevention, education, community involvement, family history and trauma experiences impact the client’s ability to participate in their personalized recovery program. Level of care and determination of medication interventions will be addressed.
    Available CECHs: 3.0

  • Brains and Behavior: What You Need to Know to Better Understand Your Child (Caregiver Course) (April 2018)

    Dates:

    Saturday, April 28, 2018 at 9:00 AM - 12:15 PM

    Location:

    Hannah Community Center 819 Abbot Road, East Lansing, MI 48823

    Description:

    Join Terri to learn about healthy brain development and how that differs from brain development that has been impacted by exposure to substances before birth as well as prenatal/early childhood chronic trauma. Behavioral, emotional, and social concerns for these children will be explored. Interventions that are proven effective for traumatized children will be discussed.

  • Cognitive Science Annual Distinguished Speakers Series (2016 - 2017)

    Dates:

    Please see the current schedule at the website below.

     

     

    Location:

    All lectures begin at 5:30 p.m. with a reception beginning at 5:00 p.m. in Room 118 Psychology, MSU, East Lansing, MI, 48824.

    Description:

    The goal of the Distinguished Speaker Series is to bring influential researchers in cognitive science to MSU to talk on a broad range of topics.  Light refreshments are served and all are welcome!

  • Great Lakes Summer Institute in Social Work (July 2018)

    Dates:

    July 24 - 27, 2018

     

    Location:

    Great Wolf Lodge: 3575 N. US Highway 31 South, Traverse City, MI 49684.

    Description:

    The Great Lakes Summer Institute (GLSI) is one of the leading statewide annual training events, providing a wide variety of Continuing Education opportunities for Michigan Social Workers and other human service professionals. The goal of GLSI is to offer attendees the most up-to-date, current workshops for professional skill development in both clinical and macro settings.

  • Mental Health in the Foster Home: Coaching Foster Parents in Suicide Prevention (November 2017)

    Dates:

    Thursday, November 16, 2017 at 9:00 AM - 12:15 PM

    Location:

    Greater Lansing Association of REALTORS® 4039 Legacy Parkway, Lansing, MI 48911

    Description:

    Children in foster care are at a significantly higher risk of suicidal thoughts and action than are the general population, but foster parents typically have little to no training in basic youth mental health issues, prevention, or crisis planning. In this training, you will learn strategies for coaching foster parents on issues of mental health awareness and suicide prevention. You will develop an expanded awareness of the importance of risk factors and safety planning and be better able to coach foster parents on these topics. This training will utilize role playing, exercises, games, small and large group discussions, and visual displays.

    *Trauma Certificate Elective Course*
    Available CECHs: 3.0

  • Motivational Interviewing: Theory and Practice (September 2017)

    Dates:

    Friday, September 8, 2017. 9:00 am - 4:30 pm.

    Location:

    Western Michigan University, Fetzer Center, 1903 W. Michigan Avenue, Kalamazoo, MI 49008-5239

    Description:

    Motivational Interviewing is an Evidence Based Practice that is an extremely engaging and respectful intervention. You will learn the major components involved in Motivational Interviewing, including how these theories work together to create a thought process that draws people to deal with the problem of motivation and ambivalence in their lives. You will learn about how to respond as a clinician, and how these responses work together to create a strong therapeutic relationship, and how to assist clients to increase their motivation to change and its relationship to fear in the change process. You will also learn about traditional roadblocks that clinicians often have that prevent hearing clients well. You will practice motivational interviewing skills and experience a live demonstration of the skills in practice.  *Qualifies as Substance Use Specific*

    Available CECHs: 6.0

  • Muslim Mental Health Conference: Out of the Shackles: Pursuit of Civil Justice in the Face of Psychological Trauma (March 2018)

    Dates:

    March 15 - 17, 2018

    Location:

    United States Institute of Peace, Washington DC

    Description:

    This unique conference brings together faith leaders, health care providers and researchers to examine topics related to mental health across the American Muslim community.  It will include keynote speakers, scholarly research presentations and panel discussions.

  • Psychological Clinic Therapy and Assessment Services

    Location:

    The MSU Psychological Clinic is located in the Psychology Building on the campus of MSU.

    Description:

    The MSU Psychological Clinic is staffed by clinicians enrolled in the MSU Clinical Psychology doctoral program and by some MSU Clinical Psychology faculty. All clinicians are individually supervised by experienced Ph.D. psychologists from the University faculty and the Greater Lansing community. The Clinic provides a wide range of services to the general public. Fee for services at the Clinic is set on an income-adjusted basis. Services include:

    • Individual child psychotherapy
    • Individual child play-therapy
    • Adolescent psychotherapy
    • Individual adult psychotherapy
    • Family therapy
    • Couples therapy
    • Group therapy
  • Resolving Rather Than Managing Chronic Pain: The Brain's Response to Trauma (November 2017)

    Dates:

    Thursday, November 2, 2017.  9:00 am - 12:15 pm

    Location:

    Greater Lansing Association of Realtors®, 4039 Legacy Parkway, Lansing, MI 48911

    Description:

    Health professionals often work with clients that present with chronic health symptoms that appear to have no direct explanation, including pain, anxiety, depression, fatigue and insomnia. In this workshop, you will learn about the individual differences between clients that are experiencing pain and how trauma and unresolved emotional experiences often contribute to these conditions. You will learn about the current research related to clients with chronic pain that do not have a nociceptive component to their pain, but rather pain that is generated by neural pathways in the brain. You will learn about the neurological basis for this view and strategies for working with such clients. In addition, you will learn about the overall impact of trauma on the brain and how it contributes to chronic pain. *Meets Pain Management  *Trauma Certificate Elective Course

    Available CECHs: 3.0

  • Sharing the Burden of War: “Thank You for Your Service” Isn’t Good Enough (November 2017)

    Dates:

    Thursday, November 9, 2017.  1:00 pm - 4:15 pm.

    Location:

    East Lansing location TBA

    Description:

    The wars in Afghanistan and Iraq are now our nation’s longest wars, with more than 2.7 million troops deployed to these combat zones since 9/11. With suicide now taking more lives than war, the time for human service professionals to share the burden of war has come. Through the sharing of personal accounts of war, you will gain a greater awareness and understanding of combat trauma, moral injury, and other invisible wounds. You will also experience an immersive style workshop that uses multi-model instruction. You will be provided with resources available to support veterans. *Graphic content warning*   Award-Winning Instructors

    Available CECHs: 3.0

  • Social Work Continuing Education Courses (Online, On-Demand)

    Location:

    Online

    Description:

    You can now receive social work continuing education credit at your leisure—when it's convenient for you! Save travel time and cost. In Michigan, Social Workers may earn up to one-half of the required continuing education contact hours in person using live, synchronous contact. The remaining continuing education contact hours may be completed in any other approved format. If you live outside of Michigan, check with your state's social work regulatory body. There are many current offerings. Please see the website below.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

  • Symposium on Multicultural Psychology (April 2017)

    Dates:

    April 14 - 15, 2017

    Location:

    Kellogg Center, 219 S. Harrison Road, East Lansing, MI 48824

    Description:

    The 2017 MSU Symposium on Multicultural Psychology will focus on "Chinese Psychology: Current Theories and Models in Understanding 1.4 Billion People." This conference is part of the biennial MSU Symposium on Multicultural Psychology at Michigan State University.

  • The Satir Model: Evolving into the 21st Century (September 2017)

    Dates:

    Friday, September 29, 2017.  9:00 am - 4:30 pm.

    Location:

    WMU Beltline Conference Center 2333 E. Beltline Avenue, SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546

    Description:

    Recognized as a consummate therapist and healer, Virginia Satir created a widely adopted model of change. Her methods synthesized both structural and strategic approaches to family therapy. Applied with individuals and families, her methods utilized principles of Gestalt, psychodrama, and experiential approaches. However, since her death in 1988, combined with the advent of evidence-based practices, the Satir model is less recognized and understood. This workshop will focus on application of several components (Parts Party, Family Reconstruction, Human Mandala), with emphasis and application for the individual client. Both knowledge and affective domains will be addressed. Special attention will occur in terms of analyzing, evaluating and creating (cognitive domain) and organizing and internalizing values (affective domain).

    Available CECHs: 6.0

  • Trauma and the Brain (October 2017)

    Dates:

    Thursday, October 5, 2017. 9:00 am - 4:30 pm.

    Location:

    Greater Lansing Association of Realtors®, 4039 Legacy Parkway, Lansing, MI 48911

    Description:

    Science now demonstrates that an understanding of the impact of traumatic stress on brain functioning is essential to effectively assess needs and plan interventions. Understanding the neurobiology of trauma from infancy through adulthood is essential to promote optimal development and resiliency for individuals. In this workshop, you will explore the impact of trauma on development, learning, memory and coping. You will learn strategies to intersect what you see, what science tells you, and what your professional wisdom demonstrates. *Trauma Certificate Core Course.

    Available CECHs: 6.0

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