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Behavioral Health

Maintain licensure or certification requirements through professional development courses for psychologists, social workers, therapists, counselors, case workers, substance abuse professionals, health educators, and others. Choose from a variety of online formats to fit into your busy schedule.

At a Glance

What: A variety of online classes. Choose from anytime online, short live online, or full- to multi-day trainings and certificates

Who: Presented by UW-Madison faculty and staff, regional and national content experts, and experienced practitioners

Questions? Contact Ashley Kuehl at ashley.kuehl@wisc.edu or 608-265-4267

Certification: We are an approved continuing education provider through the most respected professional organizations.

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UW-Madison Continuing Studies is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Continuing Studies maintains responsibility for the programs and their content.

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NBCC Approved Continuing Education Provider #5990.

N.C.H.E.C. Designated Provider

NCHEC designated continuing education provider.

For complete approved provider information view CEU and approved hours information.


View and download our winter/spring 2021 course brochure here

2021 Summer Institute on Advanced Dementia Care: The Impact of Trauma (Live online)


The 2021 Summer Institute on Advanced Dementia Care offers an intensive online learning experience designed to help professional caregivers provide competent and compassionate care for people living with mid-to-late stage dementia.

The fully online program will be held from 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m. on Friday, June 11, 2021. Our speakers, Nancy Kusmaul, PhD, MSW, Andrea Gilmore-Bykovskyi, PhD, RN and Kay Adams, LCSW, will discuss the impact trauma has on patients, caregivers and caregiving relationship. They will also offer techniques, approaches and resources for addressing trauma and mitigating the resulting stress.

Substance Use Disorders Counselor Certificate Program


If you’re interested in taking your career to the next level while providing invaluable assistance to those struggling from addiction, consider the UW Flexible Option Substance Use Disorders Counselor certificate program. This program offers a more flexible alternative for fulfilling the specialized educational hours required for Wisconsin state substance abuse counselor certification through the Department of Safety and Professional Services. In fact, it was the first ever WI state-approved 100% online program, and is the only self-paced, competency-based program that fulfills Wisconsin state specialized educational requirements for becoming certified. flex.wisconsin.edu

Certificate and Specialty Training Programs

Our Team

Ashley Kuehl

Program Coordinator

Barbara Nehls-Lowe

Outreach Specialist

Chariti Gent

Program Director, UW Certified Professional Coach Certificate Program

Jenee Jerome

Program Coordinator

Kristi Obmascher

Behavioral Health Area Manager

Kristin DePrey

Flex Program Administrator

Megan Reading

Senior Outreach Specialist

Michelle Galarowicz

Program Coordinator