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  • Great Lakes Summer Institute in Social Work (July 2019)

    Dates:

    July 23 - 26, 2019

     

    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.

  • Great Lakes Summer Institute: Emotional Resilience in Social Work Practice (July 2019)

    Dates:

    July 25 - 26, 2019.  8:00 am - 3:45 pm

    Location:

    Great Wolf Lodge, 3575 N US Highway 31 S, Traverse City, MI 49684

    Description:

    Emotional resilience is an often untapped resource in all people. Building capacity for emotional resilience and psychological flexibility is essential for effective social work practice, while also protecting you against the impact of secondary trauma. Resilience training will allow you to do good work at less physical and emotional cost to you. These core skills can easily and effectively transfer to your work and clientele in a wide variety of clinical and non-clinical settings. This trauma informed, research-based workshop will introduce you to a resilience training model that incorporates basic principles of healthy human psychological functioning as well as other theories such as acceptance and commitment theory, shame resilience theory, mindfulness-based stress reduction, mindful self-compassion, and oppression theory. You will be able to recognize common strategies we use to discharge pain and shame, incorporate compassion practices, and implement strategies from various evidence-based resilience models.

    Skill Level: Beginning
    *Clinical Practice

    Available SW CECHs: 12.0

  • Great Lakes Summer Institute: Family Interventions and Therapy for Adolescent Substance Abuse (July 2019)

    Dates:

    Thursday, July 25, 2019 at 12:30 PM - 3:45 PM

    Location:

    Great Wolf Lodge, 3575 N US Highway 31 S, Traverse City, MI 49684

    Description:

    Unhealthy adolescent behaviors occur due to past experiences and often have roots in family systems or family dysfunction. This training will discuss different levels of parent and family interaction in different phases of an adolescents treatment. An emphasis will be placed on how to negotiate the disclosure of information between adolescent and parents, ideas to assess and identify parental personal issues that impact the adolescent, an overarching philosophy of adolescent substance abuse therapy and ideas on how to present this to parents as well as techniques for parents and adolescents to engage in productive work once a philosophy and alliance have been built between therapist, adolescent, and parent. This training will utilize role playing, exercises, games, small and large group discussion, and visual displays.

    Skill level: Beginning
    Available SW CECHs: 3.0

  • Great Lakes Summer Institute: Mental Health in the Foster Home: Coaching Foster Parents in Suicide Prevention (July 2019)

    Dates:

    Thursday, July 25, 2019 at 8:00 AM - 11:15 AM

    Location:

    Great Wolf Lodge, 3575 N US Highway 31 S, Traverse City, MI 49684

    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

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