Human Services & Mental Health

High-quality workshops, certificates, and conferences keeping professionals and practitioners up-to-date on the latest research and best practices

UW-Madison Continuing Studies provides unparalleled service to human services and mental health professionals seeking professional development. Through our unique combination of experience, innovation, and credibility, we can help you maintain your certifications and stand out in an increasingly competitive environment. Network with colleagues while exploring best practices and the latest research in topical areas such as DSM-5, motivational interviewing, ethics, aging, substance use disorders, and more.

At a glance

What: High-quality evidence-based classes, certificates, conferences

Who: Taught by leading researchers and UW-Madison faculty specializing in human services and mental health

Certification: Programs meet multiple professional requirements and standards for continuing education

Questions? Contact Kristi Obmascher,, 608‑262‑8971

Upcoming classes/workshops
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Online classes
Fall 2014
Presenting state-of-the-art treatment methods when working with sexually abused children, adults who were abused as children, and offenders.
Fall 2014
The premier conference on at-risk youth.
Professional certificates
Intensive training for working with older adults experiencing mental distress.
Get the knowledge and practice experience you need for successful MI practice.
Special collections
6 programs, including a free public lecture, on how to achieve and incorporate the ancient practice of mindfulness into your own contemporary practice.