The School of Social Work now accepts credit card payments for continuing education events through our online store.
The School of Social Work intends to provide social work ethics and pain management trainings on an annual or biannual basis to meet the needs of area social workers. As new events are scheduled, this calendar will be updated.
Friday, January 23: Effects of Removal and Placement on Children and Their Families
Connie Black-Pond, CTAC
Friday, January 30: Trends in Leadership and Tools for Consensus Decision Making in Teams
Barbara Barton, Ph.D.
Friday, February 20: Working with LGBTQA Youth
Melinda McCormick, LMSW, MDiv and Tracy Hall, MA
Friday, February 27: Navigating HIV: An Updated Overview for Social Workers
Presented by CARES
The professional development program at the Western Michigan University School of Social Work is distinguished by its quality instruction and advocacy for social and economic justice and personal well-being for all people. The program is focused on the professionalization of social work practice by increasing practitioners' critical thinking and reflective practice skills. The seminars and workshops offered are intended not only to inform participants, but also to challenge them to integrate new learning into their daily practice. The program is the actualization of the WMU School of Social Work guiding principles.
Continuing education courses for social workers that are offered through Western Michigan University's School of Social Work have been approved by the Michigan Continuing Education Collaborative and are included in their online course schedule.
The Continuing Education Collaborative was created to ensure the quality of all continuing education programs sponsored for Michigan's social workers and to conduct activities that will help them meet their defined education needs. The collaborative serves as the collective body that evaluates applications for provider status. It is comprised of members representing academic institutions and social work professional associations.
For information on offering a continuing education training through the School of Social Work at Western Michigan University, or to be added to the email distribution list for continuing education trainings, please contact Rebecca Schrock-Herdeck at firstname.lastname@example.org or (269) 387-3158.
For information on licensing requirements for social workers, see the Michigan Board of Social Work.
For information on previous continuing education trainings, see scheduled trainings.