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Social Worker and Professional Counselor Workshops

Do You See What I See? Seeing Clients in Need Through a Trauma Lens

Date: Friday, Feb. 24, 2023
Time: 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. (with two 10-minute breaks)
Location: James P. Coughlin Center (625 E. County Rd. Y, Oshkosh, WI 54901)
Presented by: Stacey Otto, OCSW, IMH-E® and Elizabeth Pupeter, MT-BC, WMTR
Fee: $99
4.5 CEHs/0.4 CEUs

We invite you to join us for an interesting and interactive workshop on trauma informed care. In this workshop, we will explore the wide-ranging impact trauma has on children and adults. We will use a neurodevelopmental and attachment-based approach in our presentation. We will also cover expressive art strategies to use in your practice.

Learning Objectives

Participants will:

  1. Gain an understanding of what trauma is and how traumatic experiences affect neurodevelopment;
  2. Review what Attachment Theory is and how it helps explain the impact trauma has on children, adults, and families;
  3. Learn about resiliency and the connection to Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs);
  4. Engage in a variety of trauma responsive expressive arts interventions.

Trainer Biographies

Stacey Otto, LCSW, IMH-E®, is a Catalpa mental health therapist who provides mental health therapy and consultation services in a variety of settings. With special interest in infant and early childhood mental health, she sees children ages 1-6 with concerns related to attachment, anxiety, depression, emotional regulation, adoption, and abuse/neglect. She has been working and volunteering with abused children and their families for over 27 years.

Otto holds a master of science in social psychology from Purdue University and a master of social work degree from the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities. She also earned a capstone certificate in the Infant, Early Childhood, and Family Mental Health Program from UW-Madison, and is a registered therapist in Child Parent Psychotherapy. Otto continues to be a mental health consultant with WI-AIMH’s Reflective Supervision Learning Collaborative since it began four years ago. Outside of work, she loves reading, yoga, cross-country skiing, spending time with friends and family, and hanging out with her mom’s cats Teddy, Tiggy and Sara.

Elizabeth Pupeter, MT-BC, WMTR, is a board-certified music therapist that is licensed with the State of Wisconsin. She has been practicing music therapy for over 30 years. Since 2008, Pupeter has collaborated with Stacey Otto, LCSW, in providing a variety of music, drumming, movement, and expressive art interventions to children and families who experienced trauma. Pupeter has presented at numerous conferences with Otto, sharing their work and desire to educate and nurture their participants.

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

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