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

2015-2017 Ethics and Boundaries trainings coming soon

 

 

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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Online Registration is no longer available. Please contact
Rachel Erin Johnson at 920-465-2642 if you have questions. Thank you.

 

Loss and Grief: Social Media's Impact on the Way We Grieve

A conference designed for social workers, professional counselors, marriage and family therapists, nurses, clergy, funeral directors, pastoral ministers, chaplains, educators and health and human services professionals.

Workshop Description:

What is death and grief like for those who are plugged-in, wireless, WiFi cyber networked? What are the unique issues and age-related concerns as we chart new ways of mourning in an online environment? The Internet has profoundly changed the way in which individuals respond to death-related encounters in terms of the accessibility of information and opportunities to connect with others with similar concerns. These encounters are moderated by developmental differences in the comprehension of death, types of death-related encounters, cultural contexts and coping mechanisms.

This workshop will explore how the virtual world influences and is influenced by children, adolescents, young adults and adults as they work to construct understandings and cope with feelings about death in our contemporary networked environments. You will gain new insights for helping grieving families and individuals through practical information and engaging activities.

Learning Objectives:

• Articulate development differences in death concepts between children, adolescents, young adults and adults.
• Discuss how the virtual world influences and is influenced by individuals across different points in the lifespan as they try to understand death and seek support and solace when they are grieving.
• Review some of the research literature on how the Internet is currently being used to mediate our experiences with death.
• Draw out the implications for practitioners who work with the bereaved.

Presenter:

Dr. Illene Noppe Cupit
Illene Noppe Cupit received her Ph.D. from the Educational Psychology Department of Temple University and is currently a Professor at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay. Dr. Cupit teaches courses in Dying, Death, and Loss, Infancy and Early Childhood, Gender Development, and Developmental Research Methodology. Her research and publications have focused on college student bereavement, adolescent grief, death and social media and the efficacy of grief camps for grieving children and adolescents. She has co-authored and co-edited several books, including Dying, Death and Grieving in an Online Universe, which was recently published. Dr. Cupit is an active member of numerous affiliations, including the Association of Death Education and Counseling, where she served as president and editor of The Forum, National Students of Ailing Mothers and Fathers, National Collegiate Honors Council and National Alliance for Grieving Children. In addition, she founded and directs Camp Lloyd, a week-long summer day camp for grieving children held at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay. Dr. Cupit is a nationally recognized speaker and was the 2014 recipient of the Founders Award for Excellence in Community Outreach.

Fee: $99

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

Applied for CEUs/CEHs:

0.5 Continuing Education Units (CEUs)/ 5.0 Continuing Education Hours (CEHs) for Social Workers, Licensed Professional Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists and Funeral Directors. Participants must attend the entire training to receive CEUs/CEHs.

Time:

9:00 am to 3:00 pm (Registration 8:00 am to 9:00 am)

Date and Location:

Friday, May 29, 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
*Special pricing is available for those attending the training. Please CALL and mention UWGB to get the special rate.

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DSM-5

Workshop Description:

This workshop will provide an overview of the many changes and implications of the DSM-5. Practitioners and providers will gain an understanding of changes impacting diagnosis of disorders and explore treatment modalities and psychotropic medications in mental health care. The major changes in the DSM-5 will also provide an opportunity to reflect upon human development across the lifespan.

About the Presenters:

David Van Doren, Ed.D, L.Psy, LPC, CCMHC, NCC, MAC
David graduated from the University of Maine with his doctorate in Counselor Education. David has been a counselor educator for over 30 years. He has extensive expertise is in trauma and chemical dependency. As a clinician he has counseled many victims of physical, sexual, and emotional abuse as well as perpetrators of domestic violence and clients with substance use disorders. Davis is an Associate Professor for the Department of Counselor Education at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater.

Cindy Anderton, Ph.D, LPC, NCC
Cindy graduated from Southern Illinois University with her Ph.D.in Educational Psychology with an emphasis on Counselor Education and Supervision. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in Wisconsin and a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) in Illinois. Cindy currently serves as the president of the Wisconsin Counseling Association (WCA) and has been working in the mental health field for the past 21 years. Cindy is an Assistant Professor for the Department of Counselor Education at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater.

Fee: $99

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

CEUs/CEHs:

0.5 Continuing Education Units (CEUs)/ 5.0 Continuing Education Hours (CEHs) for Social Workers, Licensed Professional Counselors, and Marriage and Family Therapist.

Time:

9:00 am to 3:00 pm (Registration 8:30 am to 9:00 am)

Dates and Locations:

Friday, June 19, 2015
Fairfield Inn and Suites
7100 Stone Ridge Drive
Weston, WI 54476
Phone: 715-241-8400
Website: http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/cwafi-fairfield-inn-and-suites-wausau/
*Special pricing is available for those attending the training. Please CALL and mention UWGB to get the special rate.

Thursday, August 20, 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
*Special pricing is available for those attending the training. Please CALL and mention UWGB to get the special rate.

 

Click here to register online

Click here for printable registration form

 

 


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, 2015 and ends February 28, 2017,  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

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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, 2015 and ends February 28, 2017, 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 Sarah Smith, 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

Sarah Smith
Outreach Program Manager
UW-Oshkosh
800 Algoma Blvd
Oshkosh, WI 54901

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

 


 

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