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Cultural Humility to Cultural Reverence: Foundational Application to Practice

Subject Area: Behavioral HealthHuman Services
This 4-hour course is instructed fully live online via Zoom. The goal of this course is to enhance your ability to serve increasingly diverse client populations and work with increasingly diverse teams. In this highly interactive course, we will explore in dedicated conversations the four principles of Cultural Humility: Self-Reflection and Lifelong Learning, Client as Expert, Community as Expert and Institutional Self-Reflection and Investment + Modeling. As an individual practitioner, ensure you are providing services respectful of the person's self-ascribed identity; as a leader, address quiet quitting, turnover, and enhance your culture of inclusivity and belonging. 4 CE Hours | Instructors: Share Collaborative facilitators Noor Jawad & Shawn Smith | Audience: helping professionals, workplace leaders, and others
Upcoming Dates
  • April 24, 2024
    $129
    Live online
  • Nov. 7, 2024
    $129
    Live online
  • Jan. 16, 2025
    $129
    Live online

Cultural Reverence: Dialogue vs. Debate

Subject Area: Behavioral HealthHuman Services
New Course: This 4-hour course is instructed fully live online via Zoom by facilitators from Share Collaborative. If you've already taken the Cultural Humility To Cultural Reverence course with Continuing Studies, or have had similar training in the past, this intermediate to advanced course will help you further explore frameworks for engaging in dialogue and avoid debating. This course is designed for individuals or teams of human services practitioners who desire to build on their existing skills to enter into healthy discussions regarding culture, identity and related topics. 4 CE Hours | Instructors: Share Collaborative facilitators Adesola Oni & Shawn Smith | Audience: helping professionals, workplace leaders, and others
Upcoming Dates
  • May 7, 2024
    $129
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  • Oct. 17, 2024
    $129
    Live online
  • March 6, 2025
    $129
    Live online

Dementia: Exploring Grief and Loss

Subject Area: Behavioral HealthGrief and Loss
Coping with loss is a major aspect of the experience of living with dementia, and of providing care, support or companionship to someone with dementia. In this course, we will explore the loss and grief experience of those impacted by dementia, including the person with dementia, family, friends and healthcare professionals, and those who are bereaved. You will gain an understanding of loss and grief that is uniquely associated with dementia, as well as effective, evidenced-based grief coping approaches. 2 CE Hours | Zoom | Instructor: Dr. Erica Srinivasan | Audience: health and human services providers, those who work with an aging population in memory care units, nursing homes, etc.
Upcoming Dates
  • May 8, 2024
    $59
    Live online

Ethics and Boundaries: Legal Issues Part I and Biological Foundations

This two–part, 4–hour course is offered online via Zoom with instructor David Mays, MD, PhD and meets Wisconsin licensure renewal requirements for ethics/boundaries continuing education. Day one of the course is about the relationship between legislative and professional ethical and practice standards. We will investigate the following legal principles in this context: informed consent, the right to refuse and involuntary treatment. Day two will address the complexities of human behavior, including evidence that learning about what we believe and why can give us more control over our moral behavior, allowing us to become better more ethical people.
Upcoming Dates
  • May 8–9, 2024
    $148
    Live online

Etiology of Suicide and Provider Self Care

Subject Area: Behavioral HealthMental Health
In this 6-hour course is instructed fully live online via Zoom. In this course, learners will discuss the common etiology of suicidal behavior, as well as risk assessment, intervention, safety planning and prevention. We also review the importance of self-care in relation to compassion fatigue and grief. 6 CE Hours | Instructor: Megan Henderson, MSSW, LCSW | Audience: helping professionals, social workers, psychologists
Upcoming Dates
  • May 14–15, 2024
    $169
    Live online

Free Webinar: Motivational Interviewing Training for Every Level

Attend our free webinar to learn more about Motivational Interviewing (MI) and our upcoming Motivational Interviewing training opportunities. The webinar will feature an overview of MI, discuss how MI can be beneficial for a variety of professions, and help you determine which training is right for your MI knowledge level.  In addition, we'll highlight the August 7–9, 2024 MI Conference to be held live on the University of Wisconsin campus, as well as our upcoming schedule of online MI focused professional development courses. 
Upcoming Dates
  • May 21, 2024
    Free
    Live online

Great Lakes Motivational Interviewing Conference

Subject Area: Behavioral HealthMental Health
Join us on the beautiful University of Wisconsin Madison campus to learn more about this evidence-based practice, hone your current skills and network with other MI practitioners and trainers from across the Midwest. Registration Coming Soon: Save the date for August 6–9, 2024 | Location: Madison, WI at the Pyle Conference Center | Audience: Helping Professionals
Upcoming Dates
  • Aug. 7–9, 2024
    $490
    In-person

Ethics and Boundaries: Legal Issues Part II and the Internet

This two–part, 4–hour course is offered online via Zoom with instructor David Mays, MD, PhD and meets Wisconsin licensure renewal requirements for ethics/boundaries continuing education. Day one of the course is about the relationship between legislative and professional ethical and practice standards. We will investigate the following legal principles in this context: confidentiality, Tarasoff standards, and conscience clauses. Day two will tackle some of the ethical issues of working with electronic records and discuss boundary issues involved with internet searches of clients, email and texting as therapy, and telemedicine services.
Upcoming Dates
  • Sep. 17–18, 2024
    $148
    Live online

Establishing a Foundation for Motivational Interviewing Skills

This highly interactive introduction to Motivational Interviewing (MI) provides the 'what' and 'why' behind this highly sought, evidence-based skill for helping people change and grow. In this short course, you will also build a solid foundation for understanding the 'how' of MI, practice the fundamentals, and create a plan to continue your MI skills development. MI is learned over time, with ongoing instruction, practice and feedback. As such, this session is strongly recommended as a precursor to the Building MI Competency Certificate and/or MI Advancing Skills course also offered by UW–Madison Division of Continuing Studies. If you already have some MI knowledge and skills, consider participating in the Building MI Competency Certificate. If you have intermediate or advanced MI skills, check out our MI Advancing Skills course. Not sure which course is right for you? Check out our MI information page.
Upcoming Dates
  • Sep. 24–26, 2024
    $149
    Live online

Building Motivational Interviewing Competency Certificate

This 35-hour online group-paced (12 hours of live skills-building workshops and 23 hours of self-paced study) course is for participants wanting to learn or relearn the knowledge and skills necessary to reach proficiency in the use of Motivational Interviewing (MI). MI is a well-established, evidence-based communication practice for addressing the behavioral change of clinical problems across multiple settings and systems.
Upcoming Dates
  • Oct. 8, 2024–Dec. 3, 2024
    $1,299 The registration fee includes two practice sessions with a simulated client with instructor feedback and access to Canvas, an online learning management system. The course workbook is not included in the fee. Please see the summary for details on where the text can be purchased.
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Seriously Playful: Approaching Climate Change with a Lighter Touch

Subject Area: Behavioral HealthGrief and Loss
This three-hour course is instructed fully live online via Zoom by instructor Casey Meehan, PhD. It will be offered over three days, with a one-hour webinar each day. This course is designed for anyone looking to reimagine their relationship to climate change (beginners, intermediate or advanced). We will Explore the basics of play theory for adults and what a playful mindset looks like; (re)discover your "play personality" and reflect on how you can lean into this to find energy; and consider how playful your work is and spot opportunities to add a bit more of it into to your practice. 3 CE Hours | Zoom | Instructor: Dr. Casey Meehan | Audience: Helping Professionals, Clinicians, etc.
Upcoming Dates
  • Oct. 9–23, 2024
    $89
    Live online

Integrating an Ecotherapy and Climate-Conscious Approach into Your Mental Health Work

Subject Area: Behavioral HealthGrief and Loss
In this class, participants will be able to support eco- and climate-conscious therapy, as we re-vision competencies associated with all therapy approaches including rapport, assessment and multicultural awareness. Familiarity with the process of environmental identity, one's self-concept and a sense of relationship with nature are important tools. Environmental identity intersects with a person's other identities in unique ways and provides a base on which to build eco- and climate therapy interventions. In this experiential online workshop, participants will explore their own environmental identity and beliefs (including sources of well-being and resilience, as well as trauma or injustice), discover ways to adapt their existing therapeutic orientation and skill set to address environmental and climate concerns and identify opportunities to apply these interventions in practice with diverse individuals and groups. 3 CE Hours | Zoom | Instructor: Dr. Thomas Doherty | Audience: Helping professionals, therapists, psychologists, clinicians
Upcoming Dates
  • Oct. 15, 2024
    $89
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Grief Support Specialist Certificate

Subject Area: Behavioral HealthGrief and Loss
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 supporting people who have suffered a major loss. 40 CE Hours | Canvas LMS | Instructor: Erica Srinivasan | Audience: Helping Professionals, funeral home directors, clergy and other religious leaders | Space is limited
Upcoming Dates
  • Oct. 16, 2024–Dec. 6, 2024
    $1,249 through September 27; $1,449 after
    Group-paced

Managing Ethics and Boundaries with a Clinical Lens

This class meets Wisconsin requirements for ethics and professional boundaries continuing education for licensure renewal. 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. This course was developed by Jeanne Wagner. 4 CE Hours | Canvas Online Course | Audience: Psychologists, Helping Professionals
Upcoming Dates
  • Nov. 8–18, 2024
    $148
    Group-paced

Enrich Your Practice: Clinical Supervision

Subject Area: Behavioral HealthMental Health
This 2-hour live online course will provide a review of topics related to clinical supervision in the provision of mental health care. 2 CE Hours | Instructor: Erri Hewitt, UW Health and UW School of Medicine and Public Health | Audience: social workers, counselors, therapists, other health and human services providers
Upcoming Dates
  • Dec. 4, 2024
    $59
    Live online

Personality Disorders: Comprehensive Review of Assessment and Management

Subject Area: Behavioral HealthMental Health
In this 10-hour fully asynchronous course, learn a simple approach for distinguishing the 10 personality disorders: the notion that each disorder has a unique agenda that is repeated over and over again. This knowledge can help you recognize what is happening in the client's world. You also learn about attachment and attachment patterns.
Upcoming Dates
  • Start Anytime
    $299
    Self-paced

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 a morning of exploring self-compassion 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 meditation practices throughout this workshop. You will also have opportunities to connect with colleagues and for personal reflection. No prior experience is required. 3 CE Hours | Zoom | Instructor: Brenda Heideman, LCSW | Audience: Health and human services providers, social workers, psychologists, clinicians, etc.
Upcoming Dates
  • Not scheduled at this time. See page for program description.

Mindfulness for Clinicians: An 8-Week Intensive Course

Subject Area: Behavioral HealthMental Health
This 8-week intensive course is for clinicians who want to incorporate mindfulness into their own lives to be more present, effective and stable in their work as well as develop more confidence in applying mindfulness principles and tools with their patients (clients, students and staff). The course is appropriate for experienced practitioners as well as those with no experience in mindfulness or meditation. 20 CE Hours | Zoom and Canvas LMS | Instructor: Mare Chapman | Audience: Helping Professionals
Upcoming Dates
  • Not scheduled at this time. See page for program description.

Motivational Interviewing: Advancing Skills Practice

This 20-hour course will be a mix of live online session(s) using the Zoom platform and self-directed learning in the Canvas online course site. The 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, including lecture, discussion and small group practice sessions. Enhance your learning with 8-hours of required self-study coursework. Improve your MI practice through peer (one session) and instructor (two sessions) feedback from simulated client interviews. As a learner of this course, you are required to purchase a copy of Building Motivational Interviewing Skills: A Practitioner Workbook, Second Edition by David B. Rosengren (2017) by the start of the class. This required textbook is sold by many online vendors. Please look for ISBN number 9781462532063. It is generally available at Guildford Press or Amazon. How You'll Learn This course is delivered entirely online, with a mix of synchronous and asynchronous elements. Your online Canvas course site will open two weeks before the first live online skills-building workshop. Meet via Zoom for four live, online skills-building workshops (see schedule to the right).
Upcoming Dates
  • Not scheduled at this time. See page for program description.