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, September 19: Understanding Family Systems: Assessing Family Functioning & Opportunities for Change
Fritz MacDonald, Ph.D., LMSW
Friday, September 26: Pain Management
Susan Wilson, RN, BSN
Friday, October 10: Infant Mental Health: Importance of Bonding/Attachment
Lisa Velez, LMSW
Laura Van Dernoot Lipsky, MSW
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 email@example.com 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.