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Understanding Depression: Real Men, Real Stories…Real Recovery
April 24, 2014
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Zelazo Center for the Performing Arts, Room 250 2419 E. Kenwood Blvd Milwaukee, WI 53211
2.0 CEH's
Registration Fee: FREE

Course is full
UNDERSTANDING DEPRESSION: REAL MEN, REAL STORIES…REAL RECOVERY

The Charles E. Kubly Foundation is proud to partner with the Face It Foundation, Mental Health America of Wisconsin, and The University of Wisconsin Milwaukee Helen Bader School of Social Welfare to bring you a timely and unique look at the issue of depression in men. Depression impacts over 6 million men annually and it is the most commonly associated risk factor in the over 30,000 male suicides that occur each year in the United States. It is well established that men are far less likely than women to seek professional help and when they do, they frequently reject the use of antidepressants and psychotherapy, leaving the man, his support system, and professionals frustrated. This program, which is intended for both the general community and mental health professionals, will utilize the experiences of 4 men who have experienced significant issues with depression, anxiety, and substance abuse issues, to talk about their journeys through the mental health system, informal and formal peer support, and other strategies they used in their recovery. In addition, time will be dedicated to speak to the unique issues of male depression and strategies to engage men with depression.

Community Panelists:
Jim Hill
Curtis Marshall
Ken Weidman

Learning Objectives:
1. Participants will be able to identify and describe the unique characteristics associated with male depression
2. Participants will be able to describe the critical elements of Peer Support
3. Participants will be able to identify and utilize local mental health resources

For members of the community and social workers.

When registering, please click on "Register Now". Once in the site, under "Payment Information" Use the option: "On-line Credit Card".


Mark Meier, LCSW Mark is the Executive Director and Founder of the Face It Foundation, whose focus is on men with depression. Mark graduated with his MSW from UWM in 1994 and has 18 years of clinical experience. Mark is on faculty at the University of Minnesota in the School of Medicine and he also taught on Mood Disorders in the University of Minnesota’s Graduate School of Social Work for 4 years. In addition, to his clinical and academic credentials, Mark has delivered over 150 talks on depression across the United States incorporating his own experiences with depression, suicide, hospitalization, and recovery.

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Essentials of Case Management Online Training
May 1, 2014 - May 31, 2014

Desire 2 Learn (D2L) Website
4.0 CEH's
Registration Fee: $50.00
UWM Alumni/Faculty/Students: $40.00

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ESSENTIALS OF CASE MANAGEMENT ONLINE TRAINING
Case Management is a widely practiced function across multiple disciplines including child welfare, gerontology, mental and behavioral health services, corrections, poverty programs, disabilities, vocational training, etc. Due to diminished organizational resources many first time case managers lack the appropriate training to effectively engage with challenging clients.

This training is designed to provide content that will assist case managers who work with a variety of client groups improve and/or enhance their effectiveness in the provision of client services.

Objective:
The purpose of this module is to explore the unique dynamics of case management as it relates to vulnerable populations, and mandated clients. Participants will learn how the impact of poverty, disabilities, and diminished resources affects clients. Strategies to successfully engage with mandated clients will be explored, with a focus on communication skills. Participants will learn creative ways to address intake, assessment, goal setting, monitoring, and assessment using a strength’s-based perspective and culturally competent best practices. Advocacy strategies will be addressed as well as intra-agency collaboration, resource and referral. Lastly, burn-out prevention will be discussed including ideas for staying passionate in the field.

Methodology:
The presenter will utilize a PowerPoint presentation as the primary format for the workshop; however, the program is intended to be very interactive with the audience. Examples from practice will be shared to deliver the content and scenarios will be solicited from the participants for large group discussion. Handouts will be included in the participants’ packets, including the PowerPoint presentation.

I. Understanding The Dynamics Of Vulnerable Clients
a. Poverty Dynamics
b. The Nature of Disabilities
c. Exploration into the Developmental Status of Non-Disabled Clients (E.G. Teen Parents, Clients with A Borderline I.Q., Etc.)
II. Voluntary Vs. Mandated Clients
a. Understanding The Dynamics of Mandated Services for Clients
b. Examining Attitudes and Perspectives
c. Understanding Resistance
d. Strategies for Working Effectively with Mandated Clients
III. Intake, Assessment and Goal Setting Using a Strengths-Based Model
a. Practice Guidelines for the Intake Process
b. Engaging Clients in Establishing Short-Term Goals and Long-Term Objectives
c. Understanding and Problem Solving Limitations and Barriers Experienced by Clients
d. Culturally Competent Practice Considerations and Guidelines
IV. Resource Identification and Intervention Planning
a. Linking Clients to Informal Support Networks
b. Linking Clients to Formal Resources V. Practice Guidelines for Client Advocacy
VI. Monitoring, Reassessment, and Outcome Evaluation
VII. Staying Passionate in The Workplace and Burn-Out Prevention for Case Managers

Learning goals:
Participants in this workshop will learn:
  • strategies for client assessment and engagement
  • effective approaches to engage with mandated clients
  • a model for goal setting with clients using a strength’s based perspective
  • ethical considerations in case management
  • assessment strategies for challenging and diverse client groups
  • the impact of poverty and social problems on client progress
  • the importance of addressing soft skill deficits with clients
  • considerations in the referral process
  • types and varied approaches to advocacy on several levels
  • the importance of outcome data, evaluation, and evidenced-based services
  • strategies for burn-out professional
  • The course content generally takes 2 1/2 hours long and requires a post test with 70% passing rate (3 attempts) and completion of an evaluation. The course can be started and completed anytime during the month of April.

    REGISTRATION DEADLINE IS 04/25/2014.

    Access to Desire 2 Learn (D2L) and materials will be available on UWM's website May 1, 2014. The deadline date for completion of the course is May 31, 2014.
    This on-line workshop can be applied towards the 16 hours of accepted continuing education hours for social workers through the Wisconsin Department of Professional Services and Safety
    Out-of-state professionals should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval for continuing education hours.


    Jeanne Wagner, MSW, LCSW is a Clinical Assistant Professor and the Director of Field Education Programs at the Helen Bader School of Social Welfare, UW-Milwaukee. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with extensive clinical, management and administrative experience. She has addressed issues related to conflict within programs including staff complaints, legal matters and conflict with community collaterals. She also served on a Quality Assurance Committee for 10 years.

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    We respect your privacy. Any and all the information collected on this site will be kept strictly confidential and will not be sold, reused, rented, disclosed, or loaned. Any information you provide will be held with the utmost care and will not be used in ways that you have not consented to. If you have any questions, please feel free to call or email us.

    Customer Service Number:
    Linda Czernicki,
    Program Manager 414-229-6329
    email czernick@uwm.edu
    Prerequisites: Web Browsers recommended for D2L: PC-compatible computer - Internet Explorer or Firefox. Apple (Mac) computer - Safari or Firefox.

    Supervisory Training - Tools and Strategies On-line Course
    May 1, 2014 - May 31, 2014

    Desire 2 Learn (D2L) Website
    4.0 CEH's
    Registration Fee: $50.00
    UWM Alumni/Faculty/Students: $40.00

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    SUPERVISORY TRAINING - TOOLS AND STRATEGIES ON-LINE COURSE
    Participants will learn techniques and strategies for successful leadership in a supervisory capacity. This training will include the role of the supervisor in human service settings, interviewing strategies and successful hiring practices, team building techniques, disciplinary interventions and termination of employment. In addition, ethical issues in supervision, development of a positive work culture, techniques for addressing staff accountability and performance, staff training needs, and suggestions for burn-out prevention will be discussed. This training is very appropriate for new supervisors and those considering supervision, as well as a refresher for seasoned supervisors.
    The course content generally takes 2 1/2 hours long and requires a post test with 70% passing rate (3 attempts) and completion of an evaluation. The course can be started and completed anytime during the month of April.

    REGISTRATION DEADLINE IS 04/25/2014.

    Access to Desire 2 Learn (D2L) and materials will be available on UWM's website May 1, 2014. The deadline date for completion of the course is May 31, 2014.

    This on-line workshop can be applied towards the 16 hours of accepted continuing education hours for social workers through the Wisconsin Department of Professional Services and Safety.

    Out-of-state professionals should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval for continuing education hours.


    Jeanne Wagner, MSW, LCSW is a Clinical Assistant Professor and the Director of Field Education Programs at the Helen Bader School of Social Welfare, UW-Milwaukee. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with extensive clinical, management and administrative experience. She has addressed issues related to conflict within programs including staff complaints, legal matters and conflict with community collaterals. She also served on a Quality Assurance Committee for 10 years.

    Note:
    Privacy Policy:
    We respect your privacy. Any and all the information collected on this site will be kept strictly confidential and will not be sold, reused, rented, disclosed, or loaned. Any information you provide will be held with the utmost care and will not be used in ways that you have not consented to. If you have any questions, please feel free to call or email us.

    Customer Service Number:
    Linda Czernicki,
    Program Manager 414-229-6329
    email czernick@uwm.edu
    Prerequisites: Web Browsers recommended for D2L: PC-compatible computer - Internet Explorer or Firefox. Apple (Mac) computer - Safari or Firefox.

    Yoga and Meditation in the Treatment of Anxiety and Depression A (2) part workshop
    05/01/2014 and 06/5/2014
    9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
    St. John's On The Lake 1840 N. Prospect Avenue Cultural Arts Center Milwaukee, WI 53202
    12.0 CEH's
    Registration Fee: $160.00
    UWM Faculty/Staff/Student/Alum(s) Indicate grad year, program & last name (if changed) in comments: $125.00
    Early Fee: $145.00 (2/10 - 4/20)
    Group Fee: $100.00 (OR COMMUNITY MEMBERS (NO CEH'S NEEDED))

    Course is full
    YOGA AND MEDITATION IN THE TREATMENT OF ANXIETY AND DEPRESSION A (2) PART WORKSHOP


    COURSE IS FULL - EMAIL CZERNICK@UWM.EDU TO REQUEST TO BE ON A WAITING LIST FOR ANY CANCELLATIONS OR NOTIFICATION FOR FUTURE YOGA TRAININGS.



    For LCSW's, MFT's, Professional Counselors, and Nurses

    There is a growing body of research documenting yoga's psychological benefits for providers and clients. Several recent studies suggest that yoga is helpful in strengthening social attachments, reducing stress, relieving anxiety, depression, and insomnia.

    Workshop # 1 - Thursday, May 1, 2014

    In the initial workshop, participants will discover what yoga "is" beyond the physical postures. In addition to the postures, you will be learning and practicing provenyoga techniques including: creating a safe container, establishing intention, developing witness consciousness, breath work, meditation and other interventions that areeffective in the treatment of anxiety and depression.

    Course Learning Objectives

    1) Participants will develop a basic understanding of yoga and how the application of yogic practices contributes to self-care for the providerand in the treatment of anxiety and depression.

    2) Participants will practice actual yogic intervention skills and develop a basic level of proficiency in these skills during the course of the 2 workshops and the 6 week interim period.

    3) Participants will experiment with and develop an understanding of how to work with clients to increase energetic flow whenworking with depression and lower energetic flow when working with anxiety.

    During the six week interim - Students will have an opportunity to practice the skills learned during the first workshop, develop a sense of confidence with theskills and gauge how they might employ the skills in a clinical setting. During the interim period, the instructor will be available via emailfor consultation to assist in refining skills.

    Workshop #2 - Thursday, June 5, 2014

    During the second workshop, the focus will be on deepening skills and applying these skills to actual case situations.

    Course Learning Objectives

    1) Participants will be practiced and refined (with a partner) the yogic intervention skills developed during the 6 week interim.

    2) Participants will develop a sense of how to safely and appropriately employ yogic intervention skills in a clinical setting.

    3) Participants will have a greater understanding of the mind/body connection and how yogic practices are central to this understanding.

    ONE REGISTRATION FOR BOTH WORKSHOPS


    Joseph Walter, MSW, RYT is a graduate of St. Norbert's College and earned his Masters Degree in Social Work from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. He is a practicing licensed psychotherapist with over 25 years experience. In recent years, he has specialized in working with individuals who are experiencing persistent depression, anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder. His personal recovery from depression was made possible as he developed a regular yoga practice grounded in the principles of LifeForce Yoga and led to the founding of Mindful Breath Yoga Therapy. He is a registered yoga teacher (RYT) with the Yoga Alliance and a Level I & II LifeForce Yoga Practitioner. He has studied extensively with Amy Weintraub E-500, creator of LifeForce Yoga and the founder of the LifeForce Yoga Healing Institute.

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    Customer Service Number:
    Linda Czernicki,
    Program Manager 414-229-6329
    email czernick@uwm.edu
    Prerequisites: Please note that no prior yoga experience is necessary for this workshop. Both workshops will be a blend of the didactic material and experiential activities. Dress in loose fitting clothes, bring a yoga mat or large towel and prepare to learn, relax and have fun. Healthy AM and PM Snacks included in training. Lunch on own in St. John's Bistro.

    Contemporary Professional Boundaries and Ethics
    May 9, 2014
    8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    Joseph J. Zilber School of Public Health Zilber Building 1240 N. 10th Street Milwaukee, WI 53201 Room 590
    4.0 CEH's
    Registration Fee: $115.00
    UWM Faculty/Staff/Student/Alum(s) Indicate grad year, program & last name (if changed) in comments: $86.25
    Early Fee: $100.00 (2/10 - 4/10)
    Group Fee: $92.00 (5 or more from same agency)

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    CONTEMPORARY PROFESSIONAL BOUNDARIES AND ETHICS
    Current ethics and boundaries issues and dilemmas will be considered and discussed. The Wisconsin Code of Conduct will be examined, along with information regarding ethical principles from other credentialing governing boards. Case examples and ethical decision making will be discussed in small and large groups.


    FOR SOCIAL WORK CONTINUING EDUCATION HOURS ONLY -This program fulfills the Department of Regulation and Licensing requirement for four (4) hours of Boundaries and Ethics.



    Bobbi Prichard, MA, LCSW, LCSW has over twenty years of teaching, addictions counseling, EAP and social work experience. She is currently in private practice and teaches at UW-Milwaukee, Milwaukee Area Technical College and Gateway Technical College.

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    Customer Service Number:
    Linda Czernicki,
    Program Manager 414-229-6329
    email czernick@uwm.edu

    Social Work Field Instructor Orientation & Training Seminar
    May 30, 2014
    1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    UW-Milwaukee, Enderis Hall 2400 E. Hartford Avenue Room TBD Milwaukee, WI
    3.0 CEH's
    Registration Fee: FREE

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    SOCIAL WORK FIELD INSTRUCTOR ORIENTATION & TRAINING SEMINAR

    This three hour seminar will cover the following objectives:

    Orientation to the HBSSW Social Work Field Program.
    Interviewing Prospective Field Students.
    Preparation for the Student's Arrival.
    Overview of the field course objectives, learning plan, field assignments and the midterm/final.
    Evaluation Process. Role of the SW Field Instructor, teaching, and supervision during the field practicum.
    Addressing issues arising during the field practicum.


    This training is for Field Instructors working with field students and persons interested in working with field students as Field Instructors in either the Undergraduate or Graduate Social Work Program. A certificate of attendance will be issued to attendees after completion of the seminar. You must be in attendance for the entire three hours to receive a certificate of completion and continuing education hours.

    ONLINE REGISTRATION INFORMATION: Click on "Register Now". Under "Payment Information" Use the option: "On-line Credit Card". Your credit card will NOT be charged.


    Jerrold Rousseau, MSSW, LCSW joined the staff of the Helen Bader School of Social Welfare in March of 2004 as a Clinical Associate Professor / Field Liaison. He is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a Bachelor's Degree in Communication Arts (1970) and a Master of Science in Social Work Degree from the University of Wisconsin – Madison (1981). He is an ardent believer in the necessity of developing skills to mindfully engage the disturbances and differences of life as opportunities for learning and growth rather than threats to be avoided. He led a weekly clinical supervision group at the Counseling Center of Milwaukee from 1984 – 1996. Jerry's interests include practicing the ancient art of conversation, the warmth of closeness with family and friends including furry four-legged ones, and the balance that a good sense of humor brings to life.

    Roberta Hanus, MSW, LCSW, Clinical Associate Professor has been a field liaison with the School since 1990. Her responsibilities are in the area of medical social work, community health agencies, corrections and women’s agencies. As a Clinical Associate Professor, Ms. Hanus has taught courses in case management, conflict resolution and death and dying. Ms. Hanus also has a private practice and is an active member of Process Work International, an organization involved in the training of individual, group and community conflict resolution skills throughout the world.

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    We respect your privacy. Any and all the information collected on this site will be kept strictly confidential and will not be sold, reused, rented, disclosed, or loaned. Any information you provide will be held with the utmost care and will not be used in ways that you have not consented to. If you have any questions, please feel free to call or email us.

    Customer Service Number:
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    Program Manager 414-229-6329
    email czernick@uwm.edu.

    Applying the Theory of Self-Efficacy to Enhance Inter-Professional Practice Part I
    July 25, 2014
    9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Joseph J. Zilber School of Public Health Zilber Building 1240 N. 10th Street Milwaukee, WI 53201 Room 590
    3.0 CEH's
    Registration Fee: $60.00
    UWM Faculty/Staff/Alum(s) Indicate grad year, program & last name (if changed) in comments: $45.00
    Early Fee: $50.00 (2/18 - 6/1)
    Group Fee: $40.00 (5 or more from same agency - including students*)

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    APPLYING THE THEORY OF SELF-EFFICACY TO ENHANCE INTER-PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE PART I

    Developing Strategies to Enhance Individual Effectiveness in Healthcare Practice

    Inter-professional Practice: The most prevalent and promoted approach to providing health care is inter-professional teamwork,
    which brings together practitioners with diverse backgrounds and experiences to work on a mutual task, achieving optimal healthcare outcomes.

    Most healthcare teams do not begin together as cohesive groups; more often, they are random and diverse, and mere proximity in the workplace does not in itself produce satisfying, rewarding and effective teamwork. Success in the mission of providing optimal healthcare outcomes requires practitioners energized by and engaged in a long-term and constant process of reiterating, reinforcing, and demonstrating their commitment to effective interactions.

    This workshop is designed to help health professions practitioners develop strategies that will assist, improve and/or enhance their interpersonal effectiveness within an inter-professional workplace.

    The Purpose of this workshop is:
    Explain how one individual can improve team effectiveness in an inter-professional workplace.
    Describe how reflection can facilitate identification and choice of new behaviors.
    Describe how self-efficacy theory can support progress in the skills needed to adopt a new behavior.


    Methodology:
    Individualized strategies to effectively engage with colleagues and clients, using the constructs of self-efficacy theory as a guide, will be explored, developed and applied in a small group format. The interactive and experiential workshop format is intended to be nonthreatening and supportive to learning. Case examples from actual practice settings will be shared to deliver the content. Handouts will be included in the participants’ packets,
    including the PowerPoint presentation.

    Learning goals:
    Participants in this workshop will learn:
    1. A strategy for assessing the context of an inter-professional work setting
    2. Strategies for exploring individual domains of interpersonal effectiveness (self-awareness, individual differences, communication,
    3. Strategies for responding to diversity, group dynamics and conflict in teams,
    4. A Strategy for setting interpersonal effectiveness goals using reflection technique,
    5. Strategies for monitoring individual interpersonal effectiveness goals using the theory of self efficacy.



    Mary Carson Bumann, MA, RN was a Senior Outreach Specialist Emerita, UW-SMPH. Mary's primary focus is to promote self and collective-efficacy and effectiveness in interpersonal, inter-professional, intercultural interactions and relationships and to facilitate the safety and potential of everyone in situations of diversity and conflict within the workplace. Her guiding philosophy is to acknowledge and consider everyone’s perspective and honor their work. Overview of Inter-professional Practice: • Published “Applying Self Efficacy Theory to Increase Effectiveness in Teamwork” in the Journal of Invitational Theory and Practice, 2012. • Designed and taught inter-professional healthcare teamwork in a curriculum tailored for students in health professions programs and practitioners in primary care and public health settings throughout the state of Wisconsin. • Designed and taught seminars and workshops in Intercultural Communication, Inter-professional Teamwork, and Self Efficacy in Healthcare Practice • Directed creation of an Inter-professional Teaching Module; used as a template for teaching students in all health professions programs at UW-Madison • Presented posters in three international, and multiple local conferences on inter-professional health education and teamwork • Participated (by invitation) in the 2007 U.W. Teaching Academy Summer Institute

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    We respect your privacy. Any and all the information collected on this site will be kept strictly confidential and will not be sold, reused, rented, disclosed, or loaned. Any information you provide will be held with the utmost care and will not be used in ways that you have not consented to. If you have any questions, please feel free to call or email us.

    Customer Service Number:
    Linda Czernicki,
    Program Manager 414-229-6329
    email czernick@uwm.edu

    Advanced Boundaries and Ethics
    August 1, 2014
    8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    Joseph J. Zilber School of Public Health Zilber Building 1240 N. 10th Street Milwaukee, WI 53201
    4.0 CEH's
    Registration Fee: $115.00
    UWM Faculty/Staff/Student/Alumni: $86.25
    Early Fee: $100.00 (2/10 - 6/1)
    Group Fee: $92.00 (5 or more attendees from the same agency)

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    ADVANCED BOUNDARIES AND ETHICS
    Participants will learn about the importance of an ethics audit in programs that cover both client services and personnel management. Ethical decision-making processes will be addressed in a variety of contexts using case examples and best practice models to identify and address complicated scenarios within human service organizations.

    FOR SOCIAL WORK CONTINUING EDUCATION HOURS ONLY -This program fulfills the Department of Regulation and Licensing requirement for four (4) hours of Boundaries and Ethics.



    Jeanne Wagner, MSW, LCSW is a Clinical Assistant Professor and the Director of Field Education Programs for UWM’s Helen Bader School of Social Welfare. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with extensive clinical, management and administrative experience. She has addressed issues related to conflict within programs including staff complaints, legal matters and conflict with community collaterals. She also served on a Quality Assurance Committee for 10 years.

    Note:
    Privacy Policy:
    We respect your privacy. Any and all the information collected on this site will be kept strictly confidential and will not be sold, reused, rented, disclosed, or loaned. Any information you provide will be held with the utmost care and will not be used in ways that you have not consented to. If you have any questions, please feel free to call or email us.

    Customer Service Number:
    Linda Czernicki,
    Program Manager 414-229-6329
    email czernick@uwm.edu