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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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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.
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    $299
    Self-paced

Substance Use Disorders Counselor Certificate

Take your career to the next level by earning a Wisconsin Substance Use Disorders (SUDs) Counselor license. The UW Flexible Option SUDS Counselor Certificate offers a fully online option for fulfilling the required specialized educational hours. Register any time for six months of course access.
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  • Start Anytime
    Fee $2,250.00
    Self-paced

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.
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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
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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).
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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 is an International Coaching Federation (ICF) Level 2 program that prepares you to be an Associate Certified (ACC) or Professional Certified Coach (PCC), depending on number of client experience hours you have accrued.  
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