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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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Difficult Conversations: Beyond Basic Motivational Interviewing (Online Workshop)

Friday, Sept. 18, 2020 • 9 a.m.–1 p.m.
*** Virtual event ***
Presented by: Melinda Marasch
CEH/CEU: 4.5 CEHs/0.4 CEUs

Motivational Interviewing (MI) is a best practice approach recognized by most helping professionals. This online 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 Trauma Informed Care, resistance, discord, preparatory and mobilizing change talk and how to plan with stressed/traumatized or mandated participants. Learn more and register today >>

Managing Ethics and Boundaries with a Clinical Lens (Online Workshop)

Friday, Oct. 16, 2020 • 9 a.m.–1 p.m.
*** Virtual event ***
Presented by: Jeanne Wagner, MSW, LCSW, ACSW
CEH/CEU: 4.5 CEHs/0.4 CEUs

This online workshop will provide participants with a better awareness of the complicated nature of professional ethics and boundaries, especially as it relates to clinical services. An ethical decision-making process will be utilized as a variety of ethical scenarios are discussed in an interactive format. Participants will learn about the importance of assessing various aspects of their services and related policies and procedures to protect clients and staff, and reduce professional risk. Participants will also gain knowledge on how to utilize the NASW Code of Ethics in managing ethical dilemmas in clinical practice settings. Learn more and register today >>

You’ve Got This: Providing Direct Care During COVID & Community Unrest (Online Workshop)

Friday, Dec. 4, 2020 • 9 a.m.–1 p.m.
*** Virtual event ***
Presented by: Melinda Marasch
CEH/CEU: 4.5 CEHs/0.4 CEUs

Providing direct service these days is a whole lot more difficult than usual with COVID and community unrest. This workshop will provide a healing (trauma)-informed lens in working with program participants while dealing with the very real struggles of providers. Learn more >>

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

Friday, Jan. 15, 2021 • 9 a.m.–1 p.m.
Oak Park Place, 2205 Midway Rd., Menasha, WI 54952
Presented by: Courtney Steuer, LCSW, CSAC
CEH/CEU: 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 addictive behaviors 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 addiction as a foundation to understand the client’s strengths and behaviors—a shift in the medical-model-deficit-based framework. Learn more and register today >>

Understanding Poverty

Friday, Jan. 29, 2021 • 9 a.m.–1 p.m.
Elisha D. Smith Public Library, 440 First St., Menasha, WI 54952
Presented by: Al Rolph, MSW, CSW
CEH/CEU: 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. The program activities seek to promote sensitivity to and knowledge about oppression and cultural ethnic diversity. Learn more and register today >>

Ethics and Boundaries for In-Home Services

Friday, Feb. 12, 2021 • 9 a.m.–1 p.m.
Fond du Lac Public Library, 32 Sheboygan St., Fond du Lac, WI 54935
Presented by: Jeanne Wagner, MSW, LCSW, ACSW
CEH/CEU: 4.5 CEHs/0.4 CEUs

The management of ethics, boundaries and confidentiality is especially challenging for human service professionals who provide services in the client’s living environment including the client’s home, residential programs, emergency shelters, transitional living centers, skilled care facilities, assisted and supported living centers and Hospice facilities. This workshop will address the unique issues encountered during the provision of these in-home services and will provide a framework for ethical decision-making. Learn more and register today >>

CEH/CEU Requirements: For the March 1, 2019 – February 28, 2021 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 $20. 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

Click Here for a listing of Social Work and Counseling programs offered by University of Wisconsin Green Bay Continuing Professional Education.