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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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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 Competency-Based Program

Subject Area: Behavioral HealthMental Health
This 30-hour online group-paced 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 behavioral change of clinical problems across multiple settings and systems. 30 Continuing Education Hours
Upcoming Dates
  • March 7, 2023–May 2, 2023
    Registration fee includes two practice sessions with a standardized 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. $1,299 before February 8; $1,499 after.
    Interactive online

Cultural Humility to Cultural Reverence : Foundational Application to Practice

Subject Area: Behavioral HealthMental Health
The goal of this course is to enhance your ability to serve increasingly diverse client populations and work with increasingly diverse teams. 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, 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 Continuing Education Hours
Upcoming Dates
  • March 9, 2023
    $129
    Live online
  • May 11, 2023
    $129
    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 supporting 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
  • Oct. 11, 2023–Dec. 1, 2023
    $1,249 Register on or before September 27; $1,449 after September 27
    Group-paced

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.
Upcoming Dates
  • March 23, 2023–May 11, 2023
    $469
    Live online

Beyond "Just Do It" - Integrating Motivational Interviewing into Cognitive Behavior Therapy and other Evidence-Based Practices

Subject Area: Behavioral HealthMental Health
Mental health providers have at their disposal an array of evidence-based practices (EBPs) for a variety of disorders (e.g., depression, PTSD, OCD, etc.), including effective Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) protocols. However, there is a significant proportion of clients who have difficulties engaging in those EBPs. A motivational interviewing approach (MI) may help resolve ambivalence related to EBP engagement. 5 Continuing Education Hours
Upcoming Dates
  • April 6, 2023–May 4, 2023
    $179
    Live online

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
  • April 27–28, 2023
    $325
    Live online

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: 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
  • 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.

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
  • Not scheduled at this time. See page for program description.

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
  • Not scheduled at this time. See page for program description.