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UW-Green Bay Continuing Professional Education

Special Topics Trainings

A variety of engaging topics to meet the required continuing education credit hours for social workers, counselors, marriage and family therapists and other health and human services professionals.


Dialectical Behavioral Therapy

Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) is widely considered to be the preferred option for treating challenging clinical populations such as Borderline Personality Disorder. In addition, data has emerged demonstrating that DBT is also effective for a wide range of other disorders and problems, most of which are associated with difficulties regulating emotions and associated cognitive and behavioral patterns. DBT is an evidence-based therapy that brings together mindfulness and acceptance with change-based strategies. The outcomes of using these skills with clients are reduced hospitalization, remission of borderline personality disorder, reduced suicide attempts and an increase in quality of life for clients.

This five-day intensive training will provide 30 hours (towards the required 40 hours*+) to satisfy the educational training requirement to become certified through the DBT-Linehan Board of Certification — the gold standard in DBT certification. Currently, there are only 90 people certified worldwide by the DBT-Linehan Board of Certification. This certification can provide practitioners with an opportunity to distinguish oneself in the profession. Participants will receive information at the training about required steps for certification.

DBT-Linehan Certification website: dbt-lbc.org
This website contains all needed information on the certification process.

Dates and Location:
March 21, 22, 23, 29 & 30, 2018
8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

(Registration 8-8:30 a.m.)

Radisson Hotel & Conference Center

2040 Airport Drive, Green Bay
Reserve a hotel room with special pricing on the Radission Hotel & Conference Center website or call (920) 494-7300 and mention UW-Green Bay to get the special rate.

Fee: $799

(Includes instruction, books, printed materials, continental breakfast and lunch all five days of training and CEU/CEH certificate)

* The 10 hours not covered in this training may be achieved by attendance at other trainings, workshops or seminars, intensive trainings, coursework taken in college, online learning opportunities, in-service training, practica/internships or any structured learning experiences.

+ This training will provide 3.0 CEUs/30 CEHs accepted by the State of Wisconsin as continuing education credit hours in addition to meeting the certification criteria.

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Trainer Biography:

Russell Marmor, MSW, LCSW, has over 15 years in the field of community mental health. He currently is a Clinical Supervisor for the Outagamie County Department of Health and Human Services – Mental Health Division Community Support Program in Appleton, WI. He oversees 15 full-time staff and an approximately 100-client program. He holds a Bachelor of Arts from UW-Milwaukee and a Master of Social Work from UW-Milwaukee – Helen Bader School of Social Welfare. He received his Licensed Clinical Social Work licensure in 2011.

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This is Your Brain Online: The Impact of Social Media and Technology on Brain Development

A growing body of research from a variety of disciplines indicates that the widespread use of digital technology — including computers, the internet, video games and smart phones — has a measurable, negative impact on the development of the human brain. This can result in significant changes in sleep patterns, mood, concentration, memory and learning, as well as affecting behaviors such as risk-taking and aggression. The research suggests that this is even more pronounced for the younger generations who have been using digital technology and social media during the critical stages in their brain development.

This training will explore this research and discuss the implications for working with youth and young adults, specifically survivors of childhood abuse and neglect. It will also focus on behavioral and interpersonal strategies for “unplugging” and providing a better balance in the use of digital technology and social media. In addition, practitioners will learn approaches that emphasize the importance of social and emotional engagement to enhance the development and recovery of specific areas of the brain.

Date and Location:
Thursday, April 19, 2018
9 a.m.-3 p.m.

(Registration 8:30-9 a.m.)

Radisson Hotel & Conference Center

2040 Airport Drive, Green Bay
Reserve a hotel room with special pricing on the Radission Hotel & Conference Center website or call (920) 494-7300 and mention UW-Green Bay to get the special rate.

Fee: $119

(Includes instruction, printed materials, continental breakfast, lunch and CEU/CEH certificate)

Continuing Education: 0.5 CEUs/5 CEHs

Continuing education credit hours for social workers, licensed professional counselors, health and human service professionals, nursing home administrators and marriage and family therapists. Participants must attend the entire training to receive CEUs/CEHs.

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Trainer Biographies:

Dr. Scott Becker is the Director of the Michigan State University (MSU) Counseling Center. He received his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio in 1995 following his doctoral internship at the University of Notre Dame. Over the past 22 years, he has worked at a number of universities, including Xavier University, the University of Oregon and the University of Rochester. Dr. Becker contributed the psychological commentary to the biography, The Life and Ideas of James Hillman, and he is the editor of the forthcoming book, Inhuman Relations, Volume 7 of the Uniform Edition of Hillman’s writings. Dr. Becker’s clinical and academic interests include archetypal psychology, trauma, grief and loss and multiculturalism. Over the past four years, he has developed an integrative model that addresses the negative impact of digital technology on psychological and neurological development. He has presented this work at MSU, in national and regional webinars, conferences and workshops, and in lectures and publications at the Dallas Institute of Humanities and Culture.

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Aislinn Sapp, MA, LLP, holds a Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology and completed her doctoral coursework and a doctoral internship at the University of Rochester. She later served as a staff therapist in the University of Rochester Counseling Center. Ms. Sapp has worked at Michigan State University for the past eight years and currently serves as the Conduct and Retention Specialist in the Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs and Services. In her clinical work, she specializes in the treatment of complex trauma and PTSD, and she has research and assessment specialties in child and adolescent development and motivational theory.

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Ethics and End of Life Care: A RESPECTFUL Approach

This training uses the RESPECTFUL model* as a framework, while exploring the multiple identities that influence ethical decision making at the end of life. The RESPECTFUL model assesses clients through 10 dimensions: Religion/Spirituality, Economic/Class Background, Sexual Orientation and/or Gender Identity, Personal Style and Education, Ethnic/Racial Identity, Chronological/Lifespan Challenges, Trauma, Family Background, Unique Physical Characteristics and Location of Residence and Language Differences. This interactive training engages participants in high levels of dialogue as they examine ethics and boundaries from an ecological perspective. Current information about Wisconsin DSPS licensure and certification will be included.

* Authors: Michael D’Andrea and Judy Daniels

Three Opportunities to Attend This Training:
Friday, June 8, 2018
8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

(Registration 8-8:30 a.m.)

Radisson Hotel & Conference Center

2040 Airport Drive, Green Bay
Reserve a hotel room with special pricing on the Radission Hotel & Conference Center website or call (920) 494-7300 and mention UW-Green Bay to get the special rate.


Thursday, October 4, 2018
8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

(Registration 8-8:30 a.m.)

Mercy Medical Center

500 South Oakwood Road, Oshkosh


Thursday, October 11, 2018
4-8 p.m.

(Registration 3:30-4 p.m.)

ThedaCare Regional Medical Center

1818 North Meade Street, Appleton


Fee: $99

(Includes instruction, printed materials, snack, beverages and CEU/CEH certificate)

Continuing Education: 0.4 CEUs/4 CEHs

Continuing education credit hours for social workers, licensed professional counselors, health and human service professionals, nursing home administrators and marriage and family therapists. Participants must attend the entire training to receive CEUs/CEHs.

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Trainer Biography:

Gail Trimberger, MSSW, PhD, LCSW, Associate Professor with the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay’s Professional Social Work Programs, teaches at both undergraduate and graduate levels. She has over 20 years of direct experience in various medical social work settings; including public health, long-term care, acute care crisis intervention and hospice. Her background includes direct practice, administration and supervision in each of those settings. Dr. Trimberger has expertise in older adults, end-of-life care, grief and loss, ethics and boundaries and social work leadership. Her research interests focus on professional boundary development, leadership, end-of-life and children’s bereavement.

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Building Cultural Competence: Understanding the LGBTQ+ Community

This training will develop and enrich your knowledge of the LGBTQ+ community and share the history of the struggles they have faced. Do you know and understand the history of the Gay Rights Movement? What states allow for legal same-gender marriage? What does the ‘+’ or the ‘Q’ in the title of this training mean? Explore the history and development of the LGBTQ+ culture, movement and advocacy through the 20th century and into the 21st century. Strengthen your knowledge and practice with people of this community and experience a culture and history often untold.

Date and Location:
August 16, 2018
8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

(Registration 8-8:30 a.m.)

University Union, UW-Green Bay

2420 Nicolet Drive, Green Bay

Fee: $99

(Includes instruction, printed materials, continental breakfast and CEU/CEH certificate)

Continuing Education: 0.4 CEUs/4 CEHs

Continuing education credit hours for social workers, licensed professional counselors, health and human service professionals, nursing home administrators and marriage and family therapists. Participants must attend the entire training to receive CEUs/CEHs.

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Trainer Biography:

Dana Johnson, MSW, holds a Master’s of Social Work from UW-Milwaukee and is a Licensed Advanced Practice Social Worker in the State of Wisconsin. He has over 12 years of experience in diversity and inclusivity training in working in helping profession roles with members of the LGBTQ+ community. Mr. Johnson currently holds the position of Lecturer and Child Welfare Coordinator at UW-Green Bay in the College of Health, Education and Social Welfare.

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Contact Us

Phone: (920) 465-2642
Email: professionaled@uwgb.edu


For the biennium beginning March 1, 2017 and ending February 28, 2019, 30 continuing education credits are required. Of those 30 credits, four credit hours must be in professional ethics and boundaries related to the practice of marriage and family therapy, professional counseling or social work. See Wisconsin Statues and Administrative Code for details.


Cancellation Policy:

A full refund minus a $25 processing fee is given when canceling more than 10 days prior to an event. A $25 processing fee will be added when transferring your registration to another training more than 10 days prior to an event. No refund is issued 10 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.