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Social Worker and Professional Counselor Workshops

Healing Informed Self-Care for Social Workers & Direct Care Professionals

Date: Friday, Nov. 18, 2022
Time: 9 a.m.–1 p.m. (with two 10-minute breaks)
Location: Oak Park Place (2205 Midway Rd., Menasha, WI 54952)
Presented by: Melinda Marasch
Fee: $99
4.5 CEHs/0.4 CEUs

Healing (Trauma) Informed Care (HIC) is an important best practice model for all direct care workers to understand, and self-care is an essential element to providing Healing Informed Care. The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) declared that self-care of the professional is vital for competent and ethical direct care practices. Many social workers and other direct care professionals feel the depressed and stressful effects of emerging from the pandemic on ourselves and participants. To help program participants, the helping professional must understand how we are affected by and how we can help mitigate stress, trauma, secondary trauma, burn out and compassion fatigue. It’s how we manage these things that counts.

Learning Objectives

By the end of the training, participants will be able to:

  • Describe stress, trauma, secondary trauma, burn out and/or compassion fatigue.
  • Identify symptoms in yourself and others.
  • Identify at least one way to insulate from secondary trauma, burn out and/or compassion fatigue.
  • plan at least one thing to do for self care.

Trainer Biography

Melinda Marasch is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a social work/mental health consultant. Marasch has dedicated more than 20 years to her passion in helping others. She specializes in clinical training, supervision and development of programs for therapists and non-therapist direct care workers.

Marasch is a member of the international Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT) and has completed a Traumatic Stress Studies course in Trauma Informed Care. As a result, her expertise includes training and consulting across the U.S. on Motivational Interviewing and Trauma Informed Care, as well as on self care, mental health issues, de-escalation, change management and more.

Marasch has experience in school, residential and outpatient care, within criminal justice (many armed services veterans), healthcare (e.g. HIV/AIDS medical case managers and patient navigators), public (e.g. department of human services case workers) and community-based organizations.

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.