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Social Worker and Professional Counselor Workshops

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.

Learning Objectives

Participants will:

  • Increase their understanding of resiliency, including the benefits of resilience, in particular in terms of surviving and managing in the pandemic;
  • Explore a variety of effective copings skills and practice using these stress reducing techniques;
  • Learn and experience a variety of expressive arts interventions that focus on self-reflection and building self-compassion and resilience.

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, trauma, and family therapy, she sees children ages 1-18 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 bachelor’s degree in psychology and women’s studies from St. Olaf College, 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 the University of Wisconsin-Madison and is a registered therapist in Child Parent Psychotherapy. In 2018, she became one of the first 100 professionals in the state to be awarded the Infant Mental Health Specialist (IMH-E®) endorsement by the Wisconsin Alliance for Mental Health. For the past five years, Otto has provided mental health consultation, including reflective practice, to the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh Head Start program and the Healthy Families program through Family Services of Northeast Wisconsin in Brown County.

Elizabeth Pupeter, MT-BC, WMTR, is a board-certified music therapist and is licensed with the State of Wisconsin. She has been practicing music therapy for over 24 years. Since 2008, Pupeter has collaborated with Stacey Otto, LCSW, in providing a variety of music, drumming and movement interventions to children and families who have experienced trauma. One of their valued partnerships has been their participation with the Wisconsin Trauma Project. In addition, Pupeter has presented at numerous conferences, including the Midwest Conference on Child Sexual Abuse, the Great Lakes Regional Music Therapy Conference and the 2014 and 2016 Summit on Healthy Teen Relationships.


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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