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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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Clinical Psychology Summer Institute

Subject Area: Behavioral HealthMental Health
Join us for the live online 2021 Clinical Psychology Summer Institute offered by the University of Wisconsin–Madison. We provide academically rigorous classes designed to meet continuing education requirements for clinical psychologists and other mental health providers. Learn the latest in evidence-based research and practice, taught by respected clinicians and researchers who are at the leading edge of their fields.
Upcoming Dates
  • Aug. 13–19, 2021
    Individual sessions $70 - $210 each. Full institute $575.
    Live online

How to Flourish While Practicing During a Pandemic: Impact of the Pandemic on Mental Health

Subject Area: Behavioral HealthMental Health
For all types of behavioral health providers, the COVID-19 pandemic created sudden, massive changes to their clinical practice. A new set of stressors and interpersonal challenges have arisen causing an increased risk for stress and burnout. This workshop will provide best practices for increasing resilience in behavioral health providers. It will explore mindfulness-based approaches shown to significantly reduce stress and anxiety. It will teach mind-body strategies to develop a kind and compassionate relationship with yourself and others to strengthen well-being and flourish in your practice.
Upcoming Dates
  • Sep. 8, 2021
    $90
    Live online

Motivational Interviewing: Advanced Skills Practice

Subject Area: Behavioral HealthMental Health
This 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
  • Sep. 28, 2021–Nov. 30, 2021
    $875; includes two practice sessions with a standardized client with instructor feedback and the textbook Building Motivational Interviewing Skills: A Practitioner Workbook
    Live online

Healing through Connection: Empathy Skills for Training Helping Professionals

Subject Area: Behavioral HealthMental Health
Through this ethnocultural empathy course, you will engage in guided critical self-reflection, interpersonal skills coaching and dialogue with peers to raise awareness of barriers to empathy and learn ways to mitigate them. This course will benefit mental health and human service providers who work directly with culturally diverse clients who aim to promote effectiveness and equity in client relationships across cultural differences. 
Upcoming Dates
  • Oct. 4, 2021–Nov. 15, 2021
    $425
    Group-paced

Grief and Covid-19: Impact of the Pandemic on Mental Health

Subject Area: Behavioral HealthMental Health
Research indicates that societal and personal stressors associated with the COVID-19 pandemic have had a detrimental impact on our mental health. Health and human services providers need current information, strategies and resources to better meet the needs of their clients/patients. In this class you will acquire knowledge and skills to address the varieties of grief that have been manifesting themselves during the pandemic.
Upcoming Dates
  • Oct. 14, 2021
    $125
    Live online

Grief Support Specialist Certificate (Online)

Subject Area: Behavioral HealthMental Health
One-of-a-kind, practical educational online program. You'll get to know the instructors — renowned experts who understand 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
  • Oct. 15, 2021–Dec. 10, 2021
    $1,295 through September 17; $1,495 after
    Group-paced

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
  • Dec. 9–10, 2021
    $125
    Live online