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 kristi.obmascher@wisc.edu 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)
Thu, Sep 14, 9am-3pm  •  $150
Thu, Oct 5, 9am-3pm  •  $150
Fri, Oct 20, 9am-3pm  •  $150
Fri, Oct 27, 9am-3pm  •  $150
Thu, Nov 2, 9am-3pm  •  $150
Upcoming CHES® programs
Thu, Sep 14, 9am-3pm  •  $150
Thu-Sun & Sat, Oct 5-8 & Nov 18  •  Early Bird $1,500 through Sep 5; $1,800 fee after Sep 5 | 35 hours (3.5 CEUs), 26 CECH (CHES) contact hours
Mon-Tue & Fri, Oct 16-17 & Nov 17, 9am-4pm  •  $450
Fri, Oct 20, 9am-3pm  •  $150
Fri, Oct 27, 9am-3pm  •  $150
Thu, Nov 2, 9am-3pm  •  $150
Upcoming Diversity programs
Fri, Oct 20, 8:30am-3:30pm  •  Standard rate $255, Govt./Non-Profit $195* | *This rate is available to nonprofit and public sector organizations, government agencies, and nonprofit educational institutions. For questions about eligibility, please contact the program director.
Thu-Fri, Nov 2-3, 8:30am-4:30pm  •  Standard: $445 | Govt./Non-Profit*: $345 | Lunch Included | *This rate is available to nonprofit and public sector organizations, government agencies, and nonprofit educational institutions. For questions about eligibility, please contact the program director.
Thu, Nov 9, 8:30am-4:30pm  •  Standard: $245 | Govt./Non-Profit*: $185 | Lunch Included | *This rate is available to nonprofit and public sector organizations, government agencies, and nonprofit educational institutions. For questions about eligibility, please contact the program director.
Upcoming Ethics & Boundaries programs
Mon, Sep 25, 9am-3pm  •  Early bird $175 Through Sep 15; $195 after | Lunch included
Tue, Dec 5, 9am-3pm  •  Early bird $175 through Nov 22, $195 after | Lunch included
Upcoming Human Services programs
Thu-Sun & Sat, Oct 5-8 & Nov 18  •  Early Bird $1,500 through Sep 5; $1,800 fee after Sep 5 | 35 hours (3.5 CEUs), 26 CECH (CHES) contact hours
Upcoming Life Coaching programs
Upcoming Mediation & Conflict Resolution programs
Start anytime, complete within 1 year  •  $95
Oct 25-26 & Nov 15-16, 8:30am-4:30pm, Oct 27 & Nov 17, 8:30am-2:30pm  •  $1,095 through Sep 25, $1,295 after
Tue-Wed, Dec 5-6, 8:30am-4:30pm  •  Standard: $445 | Govt./Non-Profit*: $345 | Lunch Included | *This rate is available to nonprofit and public sector organizations, government agencies, and nonprofit educational institutions. For questions about eligibility, please contact the program director.
Upcoming Mental Health programs
Thu, Sep 14, 9am-3pm  •  $150
Mon, Sep 25, 9am-3pm  •  Early bird $175 Through Sep 15; $195 after | Lunch included
Thu, Oct 5, 9am-3pm  •  $150
Thu-Sun & Sat, Oct 5-8 & Nov 18  •  Early Bird $1,500 through Sep 5; $1,800 fee after Sep 5 | 35 hours (3.5 CEUs), 26 CECH (CHES) contact hours
Mon-Tue & Fri, Oct 16-17 & Nov 17, 9am-4pm  •  $450
Upcoming Substance Use Disorders programs
Mon-Tue & Fri, Oct 16-17 & Nov 17, 9am-4pm  •  $450
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.
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.


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