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Social Worker and Professional Counselor Workshops

Earn your required CEHs and CEUs with workshops sponsored by UW Oshkosh and the Northeast Wisconsin Alliance for Social Worker and Professional Counselor Continuing Education.

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Ethics and Boundaries in a World of Technology

Date: Friday, Oct. 29, 2021
Time: 9 a.m.–1 p.m.
Location: Virtual Workshop via Zoom
Presented by: Jeanne Wagner, MSW, LCSW, ACSW
Fee: $99
CEH/CEUs: 4.5 CEHs/0.4 CEUs

The management of ethics, boundaries, and confidentiality in a world of constantly emerging technology and social media is especially challenging for human service professionals. This workshop will address the technology challenges encountered during the provision of human services. Strategies will be discussed utilizing the recently updated NASW Technology Standards and current best practices from the literature. Learn more >>

Suicide Prevention: Increasing Awareness and Action

Date: Friday, Nov. 19, 2021
Time: 
9 a.m.–1 p.m.
Location: Virtual Workshop via Zoom
Presented by: Carol Thomas, MSSW
Fee: $99
CEH/CEUs: 4.5 CEHs/0.4 CEUs

Suicide is a major public health concern. According to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) over 48,000 people died by suicide in the United States in 2018; it is the 10th leading cause of death overall. Suicide is complicated and tragic, but it is often preventable. Knowing the warning signs for suicide and how to get help can save lives. This workshop will provide information on the signs, symptoms, and behaviors of what to look for in someone who may be suicidal. In addition, it will identify risk factors and characteristics that may contribute to someone making a suicide attempt. Content will also identify those groups that may be at a heightened risk for suicide. This workshop will discuss methods to screen, assess and provide brief interventions to those at risk for suicide and will share resources available for clients and mental health providers to access in the community. Learn more >>

Motivational Interviewing Foundations (Two-Part Workshop)

Dates:
Part 1: Tuesday, March 1, 2022
Part 2: Tuesday, March 15, 2022
Time: 9 a.m.–4 p.m. (Break for lunch from 12–1 p.m.)
Location: James P. Coughlin Center, 625 E. County Rd. Y, Oshkosh, WI 54901
Presented by: Melinda Marasch, LCSW
Fee: $298, bundle with Advanced Motivational Interviewing for $399
CEH/CEUs: 1.2 CEUs/13 CEHs for Parts 1 and 2

Motivational Interviewing (MI) is an evidence-based therapeutic approach for therapists and non-therapist direct care staff. Learn practical application of foundational MI concepts and approaches that you can implement immediately. These approaches assist in efficiently and effectively developing rapport, meeting the participant where they are, and supporting mandated and voluntary participants toward behavior change. Learn more >>

Advanced Ethics and Boundaries

Date: Friday, March 11, 2022
Time: 9 a.m.–1 p.m.
Location: Oak Park Place, 2205 Midway Rd., Menasha, WI 54952
Presented by: Jeanne Wagner, MSW, LCSW, ACSW
Fee: $99
CEH/CEUs:
4.5 CEHs/0.4 CEUs

Participants will gain a better awareness of the complicated nature of professional ethics and boundaries and will learn techniques for ethical decision-making. This program is designed to be interactive as participants share challenging ethical issues encountered while providing services both inside and outside the office setting. Participants will also learn about the importance of assessing various aspects of their programs and related policies and procedures to protect clients and staff and reduce professional risk. Ethical decision-making processes will be addressed in a variety of contexts using case examples and best practice models to identify and address complicated scenarios within human service organizations. Learn more >>

Advanced Motivational Interviewing (MI): Beyond Basic MI

Date: Tuesday, April 5, 2022
Time: 9 a.m.–4 p.m. (Break for lunch from 12–1 p.m.)
Location: James P. Coughlin Center, 625 E. County Rd. Y, Oshkosh, WI 54901
Presented by: Melinda Marasch, LCSW
Fee: $149, bundle with Motivational Interviewing Foundations for $399
CEH/CEUs: 0.6 CEUs/6.5 CEHs

While most direct care workers have been exposed to MI, lingering issues with participants continue; workers get frustrated and stuck on difficult issues: having the same conversation over and over again, facing active and passive resistance, etc. This workshop will provide a very brief overview of basic MI concepts of the MI Spirit, MI Process, and OARS; then will provide opportunity for attendants to define their own difficult participant scenario and address it with more advanced MI approaches. Topics will likely include resistance, discord, along with preparatory and mobilizing change talk. Learn more >>

Understanding Poverty

Date: Friday, April 8, 2022
Time: 
9 a.m.–1 p.m.
Location: James P. Coughlin Center, 625 E. County Rd. Y, Oshkosh, WI 54901
Presented by: Al Rolph, MSW, CSW
Fee: $99
CEH/CEUs:
 4.5 CEHs/0.4 CEUs

When people think of poverty, class, and wealth, they generally think about how much money and assets someone has or does not have. This workshop will be looking at socioeconomic status through a cultural rather than financial lens. People in different socioeconomic statuses operate from a set of “hidden rules” that help make life in their socioeconomic statuses adaptive, but these same “rules” become maladaptive when someone is trying to navigate a different socioeconomic status. Learn more >>

How Y’all Doing?: Resiliency Re-check

Date: Friday, April 22, 2022
Time: 9 a.m.–1 p.m.
Location: James P. Coughlin Center, 625 E. County Rd. Y, Oshkosh, WI 54901
Presented by: Stacey Otto, LCSW, IMH-E® and Elizabeth Pupeter, MT-BC, WMTR
Fee: $99
CEH/CEUs: 4.5 CEHs/0.4 CEUs

Life has been incredibly challenging for all of us over the past two years, professionally and personally. This has been especially true for social workers, clinicians, and those in the service fields. Caregivers have been pushed to their limits as they adapted to the pandemic and ongoing changes, restrictions, and emotional demands. How are we to continue taking care of others without processing what has happened to us and others? In this workshop we will examine the numerous challenges we have faced, begin to address the toll it has taken, and find ways to make meaning of these stressful experiences in order to heal and move through this. Learn more >>

Trauma and Addictive Behaviors in Youth: Intervention Strategies for Human Service Providers

Date: Friday, May 6, 2022
Time: 9 a.m.–1 p.m.
Location: UW Oshkosh Appleton Executive Education Center, 2323 E. Capitol Dr., Appleton, WI 54911
Presented by: Courtney Steuer, LCSW, CSAC, RYT-200
Fee: $99
CEH/CEUs:
4.5 CEHs/0.4 CEUs

This is an educational and case illustrative based workshop for human service providers who want to increase their knowledge of how trauma and individuals with substance use disorders affect an individual’s mental, emotional and physical health.

Participants will use their newly developed knowledge of the trauma-informed approach to adverse childhood experiences and substance use as a foundation to understand the client’s strengths and behaviors—a shift in the medical-model-deficit-based framework. Participants will take away methods and approaches to help their clients with emotion regulation and managing stressors that lead to substance use and/or other unsafe behaviors such as self-harm, suicidality, binging/purging, etc. Learn more >>


CEH/CEU Requirements: For the March 1, 2021 – February 28, 2023 biennium30 continuing education credit hours are required. Of those, 4 credit hours must be in social work ethics and professional boundaries.

Social work training programs sponsored by the Northeast Wisconsin Alliance for Social Worker Continuing Education will be accepted by the State of Wisconsin as continuing education hours. Full attendance at the workshop will earn continuing education hours.

  • Professional Counselor CEH: The UW Oshkosh Department of Counselor Education, accredited by the Commission for the Accreditation of Counseling and Related Education Program (CACREP) has approved these workshops for continuing education hours.
  • Continuing Education Units (CEUs): Workshop participants can receive Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for their full participation in each workshop.

In the event of late arrival and/or early departure, amended certificates indicating the actual number of credit hours earned will be provided upon calling our office.

Student Rate: Students currently enrolled in the UW Oshkosh Social Work Program may register at a reduced rate of $25. You must register using your UW Oshkosh email address and include your seven-digit student ID number.

Registration Deadlines: The registration deadline for each of the workshops is 10 business days before the program starts. After this date, please call the UW Oshkosh Division of Online and Continuing Education at (920) 424-1129 to determine program availability.

Credit and debit card payments will only be accepted electronically. OCE will no longer accept credit and debit card payments via phone, mail, or fax.

Questions and More Information: Questions concerning registration and program content should be directed to the Division of Online and Continuing Education, University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, 800 Algoma Boulevard, Oshkosh, WI 54901-8623. Please call (920) 424-1129.

Cancellation Policy: Cancellations received 10 business days before the program will receive a full refund, minus a $35 processing charge. No refunds will be given for cancellations received less than 10 business days before the program. UW Oshkosh reserves the right to cancel any program due to insufficient enrollment, as well as the right to limit enrollment due to excessive demand. UW Oshkosh is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution. If you need special assistance and/or accommodations, please notify us by the registration deadline. All requests will be kept confidential.

Program Manager: The program manager for these workshops is Jason Hubbard. We are continuously looking for new and diverse program ideas. You can contact Jason at (920) 424-1129. You may also email him at hubbardj@uwosh.edu.


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