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  • Common Childhood Diagnoses and Directive Play Therapy Techniques That Help Treat Them (March 2018)


    Thursday, March 15, 2018 at 1:15 PM - 4:30 PM


    Troy Community Center 3179 Livernois, Troy, MI 48083


    In this workshop, you will gain knowledge on common childhood mental health disorders and experientially explore ways to treat these disorders in play therapy. You will explore symptoms typically seen in common diagnoses of attention deficit disorder (ADHD), generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), oppositional defiant disorder (ODD), autism spectrum disorders (ASD), and adjustment issues. You will examine the overlapping themes such as lack of self-regulation, anger management issues, inattention, social skill problems, and coping skills. You will learn play therapy activities to explicate ways to help treat these common issues through play therapy. This workshop will utilize active learning, including strategies for feeling awareness and identification, projective projects for assessment and to increase self-awareness, anger management activities, teaching social skills, and relaxation techniques.

    Available CECHs: 3.0

  • Master of Social Work Degree Program (East Lansing, Off Campus, Hybrid, Dual Degree)


    Various locations and formats


    Throughout the MSW Program, students take courses in research and practice methods, and benefit from intensive field experience. Whether someone has worked in the field for decades or is just completing a bachelor's degree, the MSW Program at Michigan State University offers a wide variety of formats to educate the social work practitioners of tomorrow. 

    For students who do not have a bachelors degree in Social Work in the last six years from a CSWE accredited program, options include: Study on campus in East Lansing, MI; Study off campus in Flint, MI; Statewide blended face-to-face and online; Weekend program blended face-to-face and online.

    For students who have earned a BASW in the last six years from a CSWE accredited university, options include: Study on campus in East Lansing, MI; Study off campus at Oakland University in Rochester, MI; Study off campus at Mott Community College Northern Tier Center in Clio, MI; Statewide blended face-to-face and online.

    Dual Degree options include: Joint MSW/JD and Joint MSW/MPH

  • Medical Marijuana: Benefits, Risks, and Pain Management (March 2018)


    Thursday, March 15, 2018 at 9:00 AM - 12:15 PM


    Troy Community Center, 3179 Livernois Rd, Troy, MI 48083


    Medical marijuana has been legal in Michigan since 2008, however there is still confusion and concern over the role that medical marijuana has in our state. As human service professionals, it is important to develop an awareness and understanding of its benefits to health and pain management. In addition, it is important to understand the role of medical marijuana in substance abuse treatment. In this workshop, you will learn about the benefits and risks of medical marijuana use. You will also define the healing and numbing factors related to use of medical marijuana, especially as they relate to pain management.

    Meets Pain Management Requirement
    Substance Use Specific

    Available CECHs: 3.0

  • Tollgate Education Conference Center (Novi, MI)


    28115 Meadowbrook Road, Novi, MI, 48377. (Northwest corner of Twelve Mile and Meadowbrook Roads in Novi, MI.)


    The MSUE - Tollgate Education Conference Center functions as a full service meeting facility ideal for the business and educational community. Situated on a beautiful 160 acre farm, the gardens and pastures at Tollgate provide a natural and peaceful setting for business meetings, receptions, retreats, conferences, workshops and educational classes. The Center includes the Tollgate Conference room which accommodates up to 140 people; the Activity Center, a more casual setting accommodates up to 60 people; the Americana Boardroom, an executive-style formal meeting room for 12 or less; and the Bassett Boardroom for 10 people. Tollgate’s main site feature is the historic Tollgate Barn which is available for rental for various functions offering it’s unique charm and atmosphere.

    Tollgate offers a complete range of support services to make every event a success:

    Our caterers provide an excellent variety of breakfasts, lunches, dinners or outdoor barbecues to suit your budget and tastes.
    All meeting rooms have wireless internet and a complete inventory of audiovisual and communication equipment.
    Overnight accommodations are available at several hotels located within one mile of Tollgate.

    Conveniently located at the northwest corner of 12 Mile and Meadowbrook Roads in Novi, Michigan near several major freeways: I-275, I-96 and I-696, and within an hour’s drive from Metropolitan Airport, Detroit, Flint, Ann Arbor and Lansing.

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