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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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 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:

    • How to Develop & Deliver Effective Social Work Continuing Education Webinars for MSU
    • Finding & Utilizing Services for Adoptive Families
    • Hope & Resilience: Moving Past Secondary Traumatic Stress in Child Welfare Practice
    • Suicide Assessment, Management and Intervention
    • Safety Planning
    • Effective Courtroom Advocacy
    • Children of Parents with a Mental Illness
    • Adolescent Self Harm
    • Working with Transgender People: Creating Spaces that are Safe, Inclusive and Affirming
    • Addressing Boundaries: Ethics in Rural Social Work Practice
    • Clinical Trauma Informed Assessment
    • Parent-Child Attachment Relationships and the Effects of Attachment Disruption
    • Supervision in Child Welfare: Strategies to Engage and Support Workers
    • Detection and Diagnosis of Substance Use Conditions
    • Working with Immigrant Children & Their Families
    • Advance Care Planning
    • The Power of Peer Support for Foster & Adoptive Families
    • Creating Safety for Children
    • The Kinship Conundrum ( & Ways to Address)
    • Psychological Interventions for Pain Management
    • Elder Care: What We Can Learn From Finland
    • Compassion Fatigue in End of Life Care
    • Caregiver - Advocating for My Child in the School System
    • Supporting & Strengthening Early Relationships for Children in the Child Welfare System
    • Intro to Ethics
    • Leadership Principles of a Mobile Workforce
    • Positive Parenting with Very Young Children
    • Transitioning to success: Promoting college access and support for youth in foster care
    • Psychiatric Social Work: Strategies to Improve Access to Care for Psychiatric Patients Boarded in the Emergency Room
    • Leadership as Art
    • Working with Families Affected by Substance Abuse
    • Extending the Welcome Mat to Our Newest Americans
    • Never Too Old: Adoption as an Option for Older Youth
    • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Social Anxiety in Children
    • School-Wide Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports
    • Caregiver - Understanding the Role of Life Books for Youth in Care
    • Indicators and Trends of Domestic Violence and Intervention Services
    • Being the Voice for the Voiceless: Legislative Advocacy for Child Welfare Workers
    • Building Safety with Youth Through Understanding SOGIE (Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, and Expression)
    • Through a Baby’s Eyes: Foster Care, Parenting Time and Transitions
    • The Healing Breath: Practicing Meditation and Self-Care as a Child Welfare Professional
    • Fundamentals of Grant Writing
    • Your Role in Making Medicaid Happen
    • Mindfulness Tools to Combat Secondary Trauma and Build Well-being Among Child Welfare Professionals
    • Dissociative Coping in Traumatized Children
    • Integrated Ethics in the Treatment of Substance Use Conditions
    • Planning Practical and Valuable Program Evaluations in Nonprofit Organizations
    • Decoding Social Emotional Development: Engaging Parents and Caregivers of Young Children
    • Hoarding Disorder: Understanding underlying causes and how we can improve treatment
    • Child Abuse and Neglect: The Signs, Symptoms, and Consequences
    • Becoming Trauma Informed Parents
    • Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Disorder: What You Should Know
    • Involving Fathers to Create Functional Families
    • Promoting Health and Wellness for Foster Youth
    • Improving Child Well-being through Parenting Partnerships: The Value of Birth Parent and Resource Family Teaming and Collaboration
    • Teen Parents in Foster Care
    • Primary Legal Issues Related to Working with Survivors of Human Trafficking
    • Chronic Pain Assessment
    • Intergenerational Trauma and Our Work with Birth Parents: Understanding the Bridge to Success!
    • Engagement, Readiness for Change, and Transition Planning
    • Youth Transitioning Out of Foster Care
    • Post Adoption Services: Assisting Adoptive Families to Avoid Disruption/Dissolution
    • The Welfare of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders and Their Families

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

  • 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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