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Classes & certificates

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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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
  • March 3–4, 2022
    $325
    Live online

Mediation Skills: 40-Hour General Training

Experience comprehensive, in-depth training in mediation skills. The 40-hour schedule meets or exceeds the national mediation training standard and the 25-hour training required by Wisconsin Chapter 767. Lectures, demonstrations, exercises and coaching teach the principles of mediation. This program has been approved by the Wisconsin State Bar for 40 CLE (Continuing Legal Education) hours, including 2 EPR (Ethics and Professional Responsibility) hours. 
Upcoming Dates
  • March 8–30, 2022
    $1,449
    Live online

Motivational Interviewing: Advanced 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 6-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.
Upcoming Dates
  • March 10, 2022–May 12, 2022
    Registration fee includes two practice sessions with a standardized client with instructor feedback, the textbook "Building Motivational Interviewing Skills: A Practitioner Workbook" and access to an online learning management system $875. Early Bird Registration $700 on or before 02/14/2022.
    Live online
  • Oct. 6, 2022–Dec. 8, 2022
    Registration fee includes two practice sessions with a standardized client with instructor feedback, the textbook "Building Motivational Interviewing Skills: A Practitioner Workbook" and access to an online learning management system. $875.00 Public Discounts Early Bird Registration Discount $700.00 (-20%) Register on or before 09/08/2022.
    Live online

Who Heals the Healer? The Impact of the Pandemic on Mental Health

Subject Area: Behavioral HealthMental Health
Join us for a workshop to cultivate emotional well-being in caretakers. This course is designed to be a sanctuary for anyone who has been on the front lines providing mental health care during the pandemic. We will explore the impact of COVID-19 on ourselves as helpers, examine current research, experiment with strategies to nurture the healer within and build our resilience while also connecting with each other. Please be prepared to engage in a variety of relaxation practices throughout this workshop. No prior yoga or meditation experience is required.
Upcoming Dates
  • April 21–22, 2022
    $150
    Live online

Advanced Dementia Care Certificate

The Advanced Dementia Care Specialist Certificate provides a deeper examination of treatment and management options designed to improve patient and client safety, as well as medical and psychosocial outcomes that reinforce personhood for persons with mid to late stages of dementia. Leading clinical and research experts from UW–Madison and the region will engage participants in a comprehensive learning experience designed to build their expertise in quality advanced dementia care.
Upcoming Dates
  • Start Anytime
    Fees vary by class.
    Self-paced

Collaboration and Legal Challenges in Advanced Dementia Care

For individuals living with dementia in the mid-to-late stages, the intricacies of daily living and future planning become more complicated. As a result, many important topics become much harder for professionals to help patients and families address and navigate. This course helps professionals explore skills, approaches and resources for working with individuals with advanced dementia and their families. The crucial topics covered in the course include communicating with persons with dementia and their families, planning for future needs, determining decisional capacity, resolving conflicts that arise and approaches to medical and palliative care collaboration. See below for details about earning the professional Badges available for this course. This class is part of the Advanced Dementia Care Certificate series.
Upcoming Dates
  • Start Anytime
    $525
    Self-paced

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
  • Start Anytime
    $2,250
    Self-paced

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.