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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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Dementia: Exploring Grief and Loss

Subject Area: Behavioral HealthGrief and Loss
This two-hour live webinar with instructor Erica Srinivasan targets helping professionals working with an aging population. It explores the grief of the person with dementia and their caregivers. You'll gain both an understanding of grief and effective strategies that are uniquely associated with dementia.
Upcoming Dates
  • Jan. 10, 2025
    $59
    Live online

Etiology of Suicide and Provider Self Care

Subject Area: Behavioral HealthMental Health
This 6-hour live webinar (offered over two days) with instructor Meghan Henderson targets social workers, therapists and other helping professionals. It discusses common etiology of suicidal behavior, as well as risk assessment, intervention, safety planning and prevention. We also review self-care.
Upcoming Dates
  • Feb. 4–5, 2025
    $169
    Live online

Advancing Motivational Interviewing

This 20-hour blended (online and live Zoom sessions) course with instructors Laura Saunders and Melody Cole is for learners who want to strengthen their existing MI skillset. Develop strong skills and outline an implementation plan. Not sure which course is right for you? Check out our MI info page.
Upcoming Dates
  • March 4, 2025–May 6, 2025
    $875
    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

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.
Upcoming Dates
  • Start Anytime
    Fee $2,250.00
    Self-paced

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