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  • APA Advanced Training Institute on Research Methods with Diverse Racial and Ethnic Groups (June 2017)

    Dates:

    June 5 - 9, 2017

    Location:

    Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center, 219 S. Harrison Rd, East Lansing, MI, 48824.

    Description:

    The purpose of this ATI is to introduce participants to a variety of research approaches that have been used with diverse racial and ethnic groups to produce significant and useful knowledge about these populations. Participation in this ATI will help investigators to conduct psychological research that is culturally appropriate and relevant for the groups being studied. There are no prerequisites, but participants should come to the course with an idea for a specific research project.

  • 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

  • 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!

  • Dyadic Data Analysis Workshop (July 2017)

    Dates:

    July 10 - 14, 2017

    Location:

    Psychology Building, MSU, East Lansing, MI, 48824.

    Description:

    The workshop will focus on analyses for data in which both members of a dyad are measured on the same set of variables. Topics to be addressed include the measurement of nonindependence, the Actor-Partner Interdependence Model, the analysis of distinguishable and indistinguishable dyads, and the analysis of over-time dyadic data (e.g., dyadic growth curve models). The software package used in the workshop will be SPSS. Although the workshop does not require any prior knowledge or experience with multilevel modeling, participants are expected to have a working knowledge of multiple regression and analysis of variance, as well as SPSS. This four-day workshop (with an optional ½ day on Friday) will include a lecture component with hands-on application of the material covered in lecture, as well as one-on-one consultation meetings concerning participants’ actual research and data analytic questions. There will be time for individual meetings with workshop instructors from 3:00pm to 5:00pm each afternoon, as well as on Friday morning 9:00-12:00. Participants are encouraged, but not required, to bring their own data so that they can apply these new methods to their own projects.

  • Great Lakes Summer Institute in Social Work (July 2017)

    Dates:

    July 12 - 14, 2017

     

    Location:

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

    Description:

    This annual summer institute is a professional development experience comprised of two-day, one-day, and half-day intensive courses on a variety of current topics taught by experts in their fields. Earn as many as 18 social work continuing education credits in such topics as: Play Therapy; Supporting Adoptive Families; Ethics in Child Welfare; Motivational Interviewing; Emotional Resilience; Theoretical Models for Affair Recovery;  the DSM 5; Strength-Based Leadership; Ethical Dilemmas in End of Life Care; and more.

  • Interventions for People Living with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) (April 2017)

    Dates:

    Friday, April 21, 2017 at 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM

    Location:

    Washtenaw Intermediate School District, 1819 S. Wagner Road, Ann Arbor, MI 48103

    Description:

    You will learn information on the characteristics of autism spectrum disorders, as well as evidence based approaches that support persons for life in the community. Information regarding the barriers of supporting persons with autism and their families across the lifespan will be discussed, as well as the statewide Michigan systems in place which support independence, employment and the self-determination (MRS, DHHS) of persons with ASD. Person-centered planning as a tool towards the self-determination of individuals on the spectrum will also be discussed.
    Available CECHs: 6.0

  • Muslim Mental Health Conference: Understanding Addiction Among Muslim Populations (April 2017)

    Dates:

    April 13 - 14, 2017

    Location:

    East Lansing Marriott at University Place, 300 M.A.C. Avenue, East Lansing, MI 48823

    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.  The 2017 theme is: Understanding Addiction Among Muslim Populations.  A free 8-hour Mental Health First Responder training for faith & community leaders will be a part of the conference on April 13.

  • 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
  • Sexual Health, Sexuality, and Aging (April 2017)

    Dates:

    Saturday, April 8, 2017 at 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    Location:

    Psychology Building, 316 Physics Road, East Lansing, MI 48824

    Description:

    This workshop will briefly review some of the physical, psychological, and social changes associated with aging that impact sexual health. Sexual health will be discussed as part of a comprehensive assessment and a framework for sexual health discussions will be provided. We will also discuss some of the different needs associated with aging for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community.
    Available CECHs: 2.0

  • Social Work Online On-Demand Continuing Education Courses

    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.  Current Course Offerings:

    On Demand Courses:

    • Working with Transgender People: Creating spaces that are safe, inclusive and affirming
    • Working with Immigrant Children & Their Families
    • The Practice of Retention-focused Supervision #300-16
    • The Power of Peer Support for Foster & Adoptive Families #327-16
    • TF-CBT Clinical Trauma Informed Assessment
    • Supporting & Strengthening Early Relationships for Children in the Child Welfare System #337-16
    • Supervision in Child Welfare: Strategies to Engage and Support Workers
    • Suicide Assessment, Management and Intervention
    • Safety Planning
    • Psychological Interventions for Pain Management
    • Principles of a Mobile Workforce
    • Parent-Child Attachment Relationships and the Effects of Attachment Disruption
    • Intro to Ethics #338-16
    • Hope & Resilience: Moving Past Secondary Traumatic Stress in Child Welfare Practice
    • Finding & Utilizing Services for Adoptive Families
    • Elder Care: What We Can Learn from Finland (and What Can They Learn from US) #335-16
    • Effective Courtroom Advocacy
    • Detection and Diagnosis of Substance Use Conditions
    • Creating Safety for Children #328-16
    • Compassion Fatigue in the End of Life Care #334-16
    • Communication Skills in Supervision #301-16
    • Children of Parents with Mental Illness
    • Advocating for My Child in the School System #336-16
    • Advance Care Planning to Reduce Rehospitalizations
    • Adolescent Self-Harm and Suicide Ideation
    • Addressing Boundaries: Ethics in Rural Social Work Practice

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

  • 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.

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