University of Wisconsin - Green Bay
Critical Issues in Social Work and Counseling Practice
Outreach & Adult Access

The Northeast Wisconsin Alliance for Social Worker & Professional Counselor Continuing Education

A Partnership of the
UW-Green Bay and
UW Oshkosh Social Work and Outreach Departments

Ethics and Boundaries Programming I Special Topics Programming I UW-Oshkosh Programming

Ethics and Boundaries

Ethics and Boundaries: Identifying and Responding to Regional Concerns

Workshop Description:

This experiential ethics and boundaries training will include interactive dialogue, focused discussion, and applied-practice exercises utilizing the World Café© model.  Ethical issues and boundary-related dilemmas specific to the region will be identified and an ethical decision-making model will be used to assess situations and determine appropriate courses of action that are grounded in the Code of Ethics of the National Association of Social Workers and the Wisconsin Code of Conduct.

Learning Objectives:

About the Presenters:

Gail Trimberger,  PhD, MSSW, LCSW holds a Doctorate of Philosophy in Leadership Studies,  a Master’s of Science in Social Work and is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the State of Wisconsin. She has over twenty years of direct practice and administrative experience in various social work settings including public health, long term care, acute care crisis intervention, and hospice.  Her areas of interest and expertise include older adults, end-of-life, grief and loss, ethics and boundaries, program evaluation, and social work leadership. Gail is an Assistant Professor for Social Work Professional Programs at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay.

Joan Groessl, PhD, MSW, LCSW holds a Doctorate of Philosophy in Leadership Studies, a Master’s Degree in Social Work and is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the State of Wisconsin. She has over twenty years of direct practice and administrative experience in county mental health services. Her areas of expertise and interests include mental health, administration, ethics and boundaries and social work leadership. Joan is a lecturer and field coordinator for Social Work Professional Programs at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay.

Fee: $85

(includes instruction, snack, materials and CEU/CEH certificate)

CEUs/CEHs:

0.4 Continuing Education Units (CEUs)/ 4.5 Continuing Education Hours (CEHs) for Social Workers, Licensed Professional Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapist, and Funeral Directors.

Time:

8:30 am to 12:30 pm (Registration 8:00 am to 8:30 am)

Dates and Locations:

February 13, 2015
Meadows Conference Center
850 Kepler Drive, Suite A, Green Bay WI 54311
Phone: (920) 288-0101
Website: http://www.meadowsevents.com/
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Please call Rachel Erin Johnson at 920-465-2642 to register.

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Host Campus:

University of Wisconsin-Green Bay

 

 

Special Topics Programming

Conflict Resolution and Mediation Certificate:
Expanding Your Thinking and Challenging Your Assumptions

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A certificate program designed for business professionals, human resource personnel, managers, supervisors, public officials, government officials, law enforcement personnel, agencies, educators, school administrators, social workers, professional counselors, marriage and family therapists, nursing home administrators and health and human services professionals.

Workshop Description:

Conflict and conflict resolution are useful areas of focus to better understand human behavior. Learning how to resolve conflict constructively is a necessary part for the growth and development of individuals, families, communities, organizations and societies. Understanding the dynamics of conflict will provide conflict resolvers and related professionals with practical tools and strategies to address the essential forces that shape the development of individuals, organizations and social entities.

Learning Objectives:

• Obtain practical techniques to use with challenging individuals and situations.
• Understand your own response to conflict.
• Apply five stages of the mediation process.
• Identify intervention strategies the mediator uses to move parties to resolution.
• Learn how to utilize the strengths of others.
• Acquire a better understanding of human behavior.

About the Presenters:

Laura C. Smythe, M.A., M.A., J.D.
Laura C. Smythe, Executive Director of the Mediation Center of Greater Green Bay, is an attorney, mediator and professor. She has mediated a wide variety of conflicts for over 16 years and teaches undergraduate and graduate courses on conflict resolution, organizational leadership and managing change. In 2013, Laura was elected to serve on the National Board of Directors of the National Association for Community Mediation which supports over 400 community mediation centers across the country. In 2014, she was elected to serve on the Board of Directors of the Dispute Resolution Section of the Wisconsin State Bar. Laura is currently working with the Wisconsin Department of Health to provide mediation training across the state of Wisconsin.

Adolfo Garcia, Ph.D.

Adolfo Garcia is a professor in the Communication Department specializing in human communication theory and conflict resolution at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay. His research is in mediation and college-level teaching. Adolfo is currently a 2014-2015 University of Wisconsin System Teaching Scholar and was previously twice a University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Teaching Scholar. He has mediated a wide variety of cases and is past Chair of the Peace and Conflict Division of the National Communication Association. He and Laura are partners of Conflict Masters where they offer facilitation, mediation and training services.

Fee: $425

(includes registration, continental breakfast, assessment, book, materials and certificate)

Continuing Education Applied For: 1.6 CEUs/16 CEHs

Continuing Education Hours for social workers, professional counselors, marriage and family therapists and nursing home administrators. Participants must attend the entire training to receive CEUs/CEHs.

Times:

8:30 am to 12:30 pm (Registration 8:00 am to 8:30 am)

Dates:

Friday, March 13, 2015
Friday, March 20, 2015
Friday, March 27, 2015
Friday, April 10, 2015

Location:

Radisson Hotel and Conference Center
2040 Airport Drive
Green Bay, WI 54313
Phone: 920-494-7300
Website: http://www.radisson.com/green-bay-hotel-wi-54313/greenbay

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Knowing Your Lens:
A Cultural Competence Training

Workshop Description:

Self-awareness is paramount to understanding and embracing culture. Knowing Your Lens is a four hour awareness training that takes into account the historical social construction of the United States and its impact on the lens through which Americans view and live life in the United States and abroad. Knowing Your Lens is a challenge toward conscientization which according to Freire (1972) is the process of developing a critical awareness of one’s own social reality through reflection and action. Further, Knowing Your Lens includes learning in the areas of contrasting beliefs, values, practices and cultural courtesies of individuals with diverse roots including: White/Anglo- European, Black/African-American, Latino, Native American, Asian, Filipino, etc.

Learning Objectives:

About the Presenter:

Adrianne Crawford Fletcher, MSSA, ABD, LCSW, LISW
Adrianne has been a practicing social work professional for the past twenty-plus years with work experience in the areas of CPS, foster care, child analysis, adult, child and family therapy, Indian Child Welfare, homeless Veterans and Court Appointed Special Advocates of Brown County (CASA). She is currently a MSW Field Coordinator & Lecturer in the Social Work Professional Programs at the University of Wisconsin Green Bay.|

Adrianne received her Bachelor’s degree in psychology from Cleveland State University and a Master’s degree in Social Sciences Administration from Case Western Reserve University. She is currently pursuing her doctorate in Social Work at Loyola University Chicago with a focus on the pervasive phenomena of disproportionality that plagues United States minorities in virtually every area of life including child welfare with the anticipation of affecting social and political change.

Fee: $89

(includes instruction, snack, materials and CEU/CEH certificate)

CEUs/CEHs:

0.4 Continuing Education Units (CEUs)/ 4.0 Continuing Education Hours (CEHs) for Social Workers, Licensed Professional Counselors, and Marriage and Family Therapist.

Time:

8:30 am to 12:30 pm (Registration 8:00 am to 8:30 am)

Date and Location:

Friday, March 13, 2015
Radisson Hotel and Conference Center
2040 Airport Drive
Green Bay, WI 54313
Phone: 920-494-7300
Website: http://www.radisson.com/green-bay-hotel-wi-54313/greenbay

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Cancellation Policy for University of Wisconsin-Green Bay:

A full refund, minus a $25 processing charge, is given when canceling 10 days or more before the event; an 80% refund, minus a $25 processing charge is given when canceling within 6 days of the event. No refund is issued 5 or fewer days prior to the event. A substitute may attend in your place. In case of low enrollments we reserve the right to cancel programs and return a full refund.


For the biennium that begins March 1, 2013 and ends February 28, 2015,  30 continuing education credit hours are required. Of those, 4 credit hours must be in social work ethics and professional boundaries.

See Wisconsin Statutes and Administrative Code for more details. 

 

 

University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh Programming


Advanced Ethics and Boundaries

Instructor: Jeanne Wagner
Fee: $88 includes instruction, refreshments and a certificate for 4.5 continuing education hours (CEHs)/0.4 continuing education units (CEUs)
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Date: Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015
Location: The Columbian, West Bend

 

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The Comprehensive Resource Model

Instructor: Lisa Schwarz
Fee: $749 includes instruction, refreshments and a certificate for 33.6 continuing education hours (CEHs)/2.8 continuing education units (CEUs). Lunch is on your own.
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. each day
Date: March 13-16, 2015
Location: UW Oshkosh Appleton Executive Education Center, 2323 East Capitol Drive, Appleton

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For more information and online registration, visit http://www.uwosh.edu/llce/conted/pdp

For the biennium that began March 1, 2013 and ends February 28, 2015, 30 continuing education credit hours are required. Social workers are required to have four hours of continuing education in the area of ethics and boundaries every two years to maintain licensure.

Please contact Bunny Hansen, Outreach Program Manager with questions on UW-Oshkosh programs.

 

For additional information contact:

UW-Green Bay

Joy Ruzek
Director of Continuing Professional Education
UW-Green Bay
2420 Nicolet Drive
Green Bay, WI 54311

(920) 465-2222, Fax: (920) 465-2643
E -mail: ruzekj@uwgb.edu

UW-Oshkosh

Bunny Hansen
Outreach Program Manager
UW-Oshkosh
800 Algoma Blvd
Oshkosh, WI 54901

(920) 424-1129, Fax: (920) 424-1803
E-mail: hansenb@uwosh.edu

 


 

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