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Find your way forward. Whether you’re upskilling to advance your career, improve client/patient outcomes, pursuing a new passion or something in between, our flexible online, in-person and hybrid classes are designed to work with your schedule, here on the UW–Madison campus or wherever you are in the world. Use the search filters to find the class, badge or certificate that works best for you.

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Enrich Your Practice: Psychodynamic Psychotherapy

Subject Area: Behavioral HealthMental Health
This course will provide participants with an overview of the primary tenets of psychodynamic psychotherapy. We will discuss ways the Psychodynamic Diagnostic Manual and the DSM-5 conceptualize behavior differently. We will also discuss ways to use aspects of a psychodynamic approach to enrich case conceptualizations and guide interventions from a range of psychotherapeutic traditions (e.g. CBT, DBT, IPT, ACT and parent-child psychotherapies).
Upcoming Dates
  • Dec. 5, 2022
    $75
    Live online

Enrich Your Practice: Clinical Supervision

Subject Area: Behavioral HealthMental Health
This seminar will provide a review of topics related to clinical supervision in the provision of mental health care. We will address the legal and ethical foundations for clinical supervision, what competency in supervision is, how to set expectations in supervision, ways to enhance the supervisory relationship including ways to manage strains and ruptures, and ways to address diversity, equity and inclusion in supervision.
Upcoming Dates
  • Dec. 12, 2022
    $75
    Live online

Advanced Ethics and Boundaries

The management of ethics, boundaries and confidentiality is especially critical for human service professionals. This workshop will address the unique issues encountered during the provision of social services and therapy. The emergence of technology and its complications will be addressed to highlight the changing trends in ethical practice in the 21st century.
Upcoming Dates
  • Jan. 19, 2023
    $140
    Live online

Managing Ethics and Boundaries with a Clinical Lens

The management of professional ethics and boundaries can be challenging in clinical work especially as we have become more dependent on the use of technology. This course will address the unique issues encountered during the provision of clinical services and will discuss best practice approaches to these challenges.
Upcoming Dates
  • Jan. 23, 2023–Feb. 10, 2023
    4 Credit/2 Weeks: $140; 6 Credit/3 Weeks: $210
    Group-paced

Coaching Skills Sharpener Series/Group Mentoring

This Skills Sharpener Series is a five-week workshop-like experience designed to give learners practice and feedback about their coaching skills from a highly experienced and certified PCC-level Mentor Coach. With the Mentor Coach, participants will work in groups of no more than ten to practice the skills and competencies required of a PCC-level, ICF-certified, professionally credentialed coach. Participants will take turns coaching one another and providing feedback per the ICF's Core Competencies and PCC Markers, in a group setting. This series will count toward the completion of the ICF's Group Mentoring requirements for both ACC and PCC levels. Participants who attend will be awarded 8 Continuing Coach Education (CCE) units from the ICF.
Upcoming Dates
  • Feb. 8, 2023–April 5, 2023
    $595
    Live online

Healing for Healers

Subject Area: Behavioral HealthMental Health
This workshop is designed to be a sanctuary for anyone who is on the front lines providing mental health care. Join us for two mornings of exploring concepts and practices that nourish wellbeing and promote emotional resilience. We will identify and experiment with evidence-based practices to nurture the healer within. Please be prepared to engage in a variety of relaxation practices throughout this workshop including gentle yoga and guided meditation. You will have opportunities to connect with colleagues and for personal reflection. Cameras are optional. No prior experience is required.
Upcoming Dates
  • Feb. 17–24, 2023
    $150
    Live online

Motivational Interviewing: Advancing Skills Practice

Subject Area: Behavioral HealthMental Health
This 20-hour course is designed for learners who have intermediate knowledge and skills needed for the practice of Motivational Interviewing (MI) and want to strengthen their existing skillset. Participate in four, 3-hour, live online, instructor-led sessions that will include lecture, discussion and small group practice sessions. Enhance your learning with 8-hours of required independent coursework. Improve your MI practice through peer (one session) and instructor (two sessions) feedback from standardized client interviews. Course registration includes the textbook Building Motivational Interviewing Skills: A Practitioner Workbook by David B. Rosengren and access to an online learning management system. This program will be a mix of self-directed learning in Canvas and live online session(s) using the Zoom platform. The self-directed learning exercises will be available in Canvas two weeks before the live session.
Upcoming Dates
  • March 14, 2023–May 16, 2023
    Registration fee includes two practice sessions with a standardized client with instructor feedback and access to an online learning management system. Learners will need to purchase a copy of the course textbook "Building Motivational Interviewing Skills: A Practitioner Workbook" to complete assignments from class.  Early Bird Registration Discount $700.00 (-20%) when you register on or before 02/14/2023. Fee is $875 after 2/14/2023.
    Live online

Grief Support Specialist Certificate

Subject Area: Behavioral HealthMental Health
One-of-a-kind, practical educational online program. You'll get to know the instructor — an expert who understands the complexity of personal loss. Acquire knowledge and skills to enhance or create a professional specialty that focuses on counseling people who have suffered a major loss.
Upcoming Dates
  • March 15, 2023–May 5, 2023
    $1,249 before March 1; $1,449 after
    Group-paced

Cultural Humility to Cultural Reverence for Human Services Professionals

Subject Area: Behavioral HealthMental Health
12 Continuing Education Hours The dedicated exploration of Cultural Humility to Cultural Reverence (CH2CR) increases the cultural lens of all mental health and human service providers. The goal is to enhance your ability to serve increasingly diverse client populations and work with increasingly diverse teams.
Upcoming Dates
  • Not scheduled at this time. See page for program description.

Enrich Your Practice Seminar Series

Subject Area: Behavioral HealthMental Health
Take part in this series designed to "Enrich Your Practice!" These four sessions, each two hours long and taught by Dr. Erri Hewitt, are designed to delve into topics targeted toward human service professionals working in clinical practice.
Upcoming Dates
  • Not scheduled at this time. See page for program description.

Enrich Your Practice: Implicit Bias, Cultural Humility, and the DSM-5

Subject Area: Behavioral HealthMental Health
In this seminar, we will discuss what implicit bias is and how it operates in everyday life. Participants will learn how each of us can recognize our biases and break the link between implicit bias and prejudiced actions. We'll talk about one approach to working with people from varied backgrounds and experiences — cultural humility. Participants will also be introduced to the DSM-5 Cultural Formulation Interview and learn how to incorporate it into their clinical practices. Resources for learning more about topics discussed and taking action on what is learned will be shared. We will also have time for discussion and to learn from each other.
Upcoming Dates
  • Not scheduled at this time. See page for program description.

Enrich Your Practice: Introduction to DBT

Subject Area: Behavioral HealthMental Health
Participants in this seminar will be introduced to Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), where it fits into the history of psychotherapy in the United States and how it incorporates aspects of Cognitive Behavior Therapy and mindfulness practices into its approach to treatment. The etiology of Borderline Personality Disorder from a DBT perspective will also be introduced and key concepts in DBT will be defined. Finally, we will review each of the four skills modules taught in DBT.
Upcoming Dates
  • Not scheduled at this time. See page for program description.

Ethics, Boundaries, and the Internet

The electronic medical record is exposing clinicians to greater privacy and boundary challenges. We tackle some of the ethical issues of working with electronic records and discuss boundary issues involved with internet searches of clients, e-mail and texting as therapy, and telemedicine services.  Participants earn 2 CE (Continuing Education) hours for attending.   
Upcoming Dates
  • Not scheduled at this time. See page for program description.

Motivational Interviewing (MI) Competency Certificate

Subject Area: Behavioral HealthMental Health
Motivational Interviewing (MI) is a well-established, evidence-based practice for addressing a range of clinical problems across multiple settings and systems. This 40-hour certification course offers participants an opportunity to develop competencies in MI.
Upcoming Dates
  • Not scheduled at this time. See page for program description.

Substance Use Disorders Counselor Certificate

Take your career to the next level while providing invaluable assistance to those struggling from addiction with 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.
Upcoming Dates
  • Not scheduled at this time. See page for program description.

University of Wisconsin Certified Professional Coach

Do you seek to guide, inspire, and empower others to reach their potential and get real results? The UW Certified Professional Coach certificate program (formerly PLCC) is an ACTP (Accredited Coach Training Program) that prepares you to be an Associate Certified or Professional Certified Coach.
Upcoming Dates
  • Not scheduled at this time. See page for program description.

Untangling Grief

Subject Area: Behavioral HealthMental Health
We already know that grief is a complicated, multi-faceted process that affects all of us. Certain types of grief and loss can exacerbate these challenges. Explore disenfranchised grief, ambiguous loss, complicated grief and anticipatory grief, plus effective strategies to manage them.
Upcoming Dates
  • Not scheduled at this time. See page for program description.
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