Behavioral Health

Professional Development for social workers, psychologists, therapists, marriage and family therapists, counselors, case workers, substance abuse professionals, health educators, and others

At a glance

What: Face-to-face and online classes, certificate programs, and conferences addressing a range of behavioral health topics

Who: Presented by UW faculty/staff, content experts, and exceptional practitioners in each program area

Certification: Programs provide continuing education hours and meet multiple continuing education requirements and standards for social workers, psychologists, counselors, marriage and family therapists, substance abuse counselors, certificated health education specialists, and educators. View CEU and approved hours information here»

Questions? Contact Kristi Obmascher at or call 608-262-8971


The following courses are all offered in-person. Click here for a list of online behavioral health programs»

Upcoming Aging & Long-Term Care programs
(Click class title for details and to register)
Upcoming CHES programs
Upcoming Diversity programs
Thu, Apr 27, 8:30am-4:30pm  •  $165, includes lunch
Tue-Wed, Jun 20-21, 8:30am-4:30pm  •  $325, | includes lunch
Upcoming Ethics & Boundaries programs
Upcoming Human Services programs
Upcoming Life Coaching programs
Start anytime, complete within 1 year  •  $95
Sep 2017-May 2018  •  $8,900
Upcoming Mediation & Conflict Resolution programs
Thu-Fri, Mar 23-24, 8:30am-4:30pm  •  $325, includes lunch
Mar 29-30 & Apr 19-20, 8:30am-4:30pm, Mar 31 & Apr 21, 8:30am-2:30pm  •  $1,295
5 sessions; Tue-Wed, Apr 18-19, May 16-17, July 11-12, Sep 12-13, Oct 10-11, 8:30am-4:30pm  •  $1,475; includes lunch
W, May 17, 8:30am-3:30pm  •  $150
Tue-Wed, May 23-24, 8:30am-4:30pm  •  $325, includes lunch
Tue-Wed, Jun 6-7, 8:30am-4:30pm  •  $325, includes lunch
Upcoming Mental Health programs
Upcoming Substance Use Disorders programs
Certificate and specialty training programs
Providing the latest academic and evidence-based research for those who work with sexually abused children, adults who were abused as children, and offenders. Nationally renowned speakers and a wide range of topics.
This program provides comprehensive, in-depth training in divorce and family mediation. The 40-hour schedule meets the national mediation training standard and the 25-hour training required by Wisconsin Chapter 767.
This 1-of-a-kind in the nation professional development certificate series focuses on developing knowledge and skills of community-based care managers to improve mental health care for older adults.
Designed to equip counselors, educators, and other healthcare personnel with the tools to assist people in finding healing in the midst of loss, whether that loss be a death, a divorce, or any other traumatic personal devastation.
Enrollment is limited to assessors, supervisors, and coordinators of the Wisconsin intoxicated-driver program (IDP). Includes approximately 15 hours of self-study, a 3-day in-person training, and a competency-based final exam.
This advanced program is ideal for licensed practitioners and allied health professionals. Learn from leading experts about current research in cognitive decline. Gain practice-relevant skills to better treat late-life mental disorders.
Through a 9-month series of face-to-face classes and teleconferences, you become adept at helping others see new perspectives, get unstuck, and find the courage to take bold actions.
Motivational Interviewing (MI) is an evidence-based approach to promoting positive behavior change. Years of research has shown it to be a well-established approach across a wide range of settings, problems, and populations.
This program supplements your professional clinical training by providing pertinent information to help you respond more effectively to people with alcohol and other drug problems.

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