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A Three-Part Series-Tough Decisions, Tough Conversations - Session 1: Advance Care Planning
March 27, 2015
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
St. John's On The Lake 1840 N. Prospect Avenue Cultural Arts Center Milwaukee, WI 53202
3.0 CEH's
Registration Fee: $60.00
UWM Faculty/Staff/Student/Alum(s) Indicate grad year, program & last name (if changed) in comments: $50.00
Early Fee: $50.00 (6/30 - 1/27)
Group Fee: $45.00 (For Community Members - NO CEHS/CEUs)

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A THREE-PART SERIES-TOUGH DECISIONS, TOUGH CONVERSATIONS - SESSION 1: ADVANCE CARE PLANNING

Sponsored by the Center for Aging and Translational Research

Helping Families Choose the Best End-of-life Care


OVERVIEW:

End-of-life care is the term often used to describe the support and care given during the last days, weeks, months, or years of a person’s life. Beginning a conversation about end-of-life care can create anxiety or confusion for older adults, their families and even the most seasoned of professionals. Given the primal fear of death and dying that affects us all, it is not surprising that many of our clients do not want to touch the topic. However, research has found that helping older adults and their families talk about their values, beliefs and preferences about medical care can improve their well-being and the experience of end-of-life care. And, the quality of life and the health care received near end of life significantly influences the well-being of the older adult’s survivors.

Session 1: Advanced Care Planning

Death is hard to face and having discussions about the unfamiliar territory of death can be uncomfortable. Adding to the discomfort are all the documents and legalese associated with advanced care planning. Yet, the end-of-life can be an amazingly rich time and talking about this time in advance can make a rich ending more likely. Dr. Kwak will answer the tough questions that surface when deciding what end-of-life care best suits you, your family member or someone in your care. What are the best ways to broach the topic of planning for the end-of-life? What issues need to be considered? What is a living will, a durable power of attorney and a health care proxy? And, once discussions are had and decisions are made, what are the best ways to document and share these decisions with those that need to know?

At the end of this session, participants will:

  • Have tools for initiating end-of-life discussions
  • Have an increased level of comfort in initiating end-of-life discussions
  • Know the laws related to advanced care planning
  • Know different advanced directives and forms required to document end-of-life decisions


  • Jung Kwak, PhD Dr. Jung Kwak is Associate Professor of Social Work in the Helen Bader School of Social Welfare at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Before joining UWM, Dr. Kwak received her doctorate in aging studies from the University of South Florida and completed her post-doctoral training as a fellow at the Center on Age and Community, University of Wisconsin- Milwaukee. Dr. Kwak’s primary research areas focus on long-term care policy, caregiver support, and cultural diversity and family decision-making at the end of life. In 2010, she was selected as a Hartford Geriatric Social Work Faculty Scholar. Her recent funded research projects include a study on decision-support needs among caregivers of people with advanced dementia or Parkinson’s disease, a pilot study on a decision-support coaching program for family caregivers, and a study of the effects of personalized music listening on nursing home residents with advanced dementia. For Dr. Kwak's bio go to: http://www4.uwm.edu/hbssw/Faculty_Staff/kwak.cfm

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    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:
    Rachelle Alioto,
    Center for Aging and Translational Research - Director of Education and Programming 414-229-7316
    email ralioto@uwm.edu

    Essentials of Case Management Online Training
    April 1, 2015 - April 30, 2015

    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 03/25/2015.

    Access to Desire 2 Learn (D2L) and materials will be available on UWM's website April 1, 2015. The deadline date for completion of the course is April 30, 2015.
    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 Associate 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.

    Exploring Safety Issues Present in Human Service Settings
    April 1, 2015 - April 30, 2015

    Desire 2 Learn (D2L) Website
    2.0 CEH's
    Registration Fee: $25.00
    UWM Alumni/Faculty/Students: $20.00

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    EXPLORING SAFETY ISSUES PRESENT IN HUMAN SERVICE SETTINGS

    Content Overview:


    Personal safety in human services has historically been a topic minimally addressed within many social service organizations but has gained the attention of NASW; The American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees; Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the US Department of Labor. A survey by NASW’s Committee for the Study and Prevention of Violence against Social Workers revealed that 51.3% of the sample reported feeling unsafe in their jobs. Additionally, 14.7% had experienced physical assault perpetrated by clients in the past year, with 30.2% having experienced this at some point in their career. This online training will discuss the importance of safety awareness, case scenarios where worker safety was compromised, legislative responses, causes of client violence toward helping professionals, predictive factors associated with violence, risky practice settings, office safety strategies, strategies for safer in-home services; appropriate worker responses to client violence, de-escalation techniques, strategies for addressing teen violence, and incident reporting. Participants will develop an increased awareness regarding safety in the field while learning risk factors associated with potential client violence and strategies for successful violence prevention. Safety is an important concern in human service work and without proper training and implementation of safety prevention strategies workers are at risk as they work with very difficult populations. Feeling unsafe contributes to professional burnout and rapid turnover in human service organizations, which ultimately affects the clients as continuity in service provision is compromised.
    Session Style: Online

    Intended Audience:
    agency staff; supervisors, administrators, students

    Learning Objectives:
  • Become knowledgeable about predictive factors and causes of client violence
  • Will gain an understanding of the national data related to worker safety and the legislative responses
  • Will learn safety tips for both home visits and while working in the office
  • Will learn de-escalation techniques to prevent client violence
  • Will understand special factors related to adolescents
  • Will understand the special considerations in cases of domestic violence.

  • REGISTRATION DEADLINE IS 03/25/2015.

    Access to Desire 2 Learn (D2L) and materials will be available on UWM's website April 1, 2015. The deadline date for completion of the course is April 30, 2015.
    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 Associate 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.

    Supervisory Training - Tools and Strategies On-line Course
    April 1, 2015 - April 30, 2015

    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 03/25/2015.

    Access to Desire 2 Learn (D2L) and materials will be available on UWM's website April 1, 2015. The deadline date for completion of the course is April 30, 2015.

    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.

    04/10/2015 - 04/11/2015
    7:30 AM - 4:30 PM
    UW-Milwaukee School of Continuing Education
    10.0 CEH's
    Registration Fee: $460.00
    Early Fee: $410.00 (1/19 - 3/20)

    Go to registration site
    COMPREHENSIVE BEHAVIORAL INTERVENTION FOR TICS (CBIT)

    Description:


    The Tourette Syndrome Association (TSA) has endorsed occupational therapists as a new provider of comprehensive behavioral intervention for tics (CBIT) - the gold standard for people with tics and Tourette syndrome. Introduction to Tourette syndrome, tic disorders, and the comorbidities will be taught to participants as well as the basics of CBIT. On the second day of training, therapists will learn how to implement CBIT for children with tics and Tourette syndrome (TS).


    Agenda:
    Day 1

    7:30 am Registration
    8:00 am Tourette syndrome, tic disorders, and
    comorbidities
    10:15 am Break
    10:30 am Psychoeducation and resources for CBIT
    12:00 pm Lunch (on your own)
    1:00 pm Breakdown of CBIT sessions and
    evaluations used
    3:00 pm Break
    3:15 pm Breakdown of CBIT sessions and evaluations
    used (continued), question and answer
    4:30 pm Adjourn

    Day 2

    9:00 am Implementation of CBIT
    10:00 am Video/Case 1
    10:30 am Break
    10:45 am Video/Case 2
    12:00 pm Question and answer
    12:15 pm Adjourn
    Content Focus
    Domain of OT: Areas of Occupation

    Learning Outcomes:

    Participants will be able to:

    • Explain diagnostic criteria for Tourette syndrome
    tic disorders.

    • Describe CBIT as applied to Tourette syndrome
    and tic disorders.

    • Identify how to apply CBIT to case scenarios in
    preparation of evaluating and treating children with
    Tourette syndrome and tic disorders.

    • Identify the principles of developing competing
    responses for tics to teach clients to do same.

    Audience:

    OT's, OTAs and Social Workers


    REGISTER AT "GO TO REGISTRATION SITE". This will take you to the College of Health Science School of Continuing Education registration website: http://www.chs-ce.uwm.edu. Find your course and use the "click here to register" link.

    Funding for this conference was made possible in part by the Centers For Disease Control and Prevention. The views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services nor does the mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.



    Jan Rowe, DR. OT, OTR/L, FAOTA has 33 years of experience as a pediatric occupational therapist. She was on faculty at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, Department of Occupational Therapy and retired from that position in 2012. In 2010 she started the first CBIT program in the country run by an OT. This is one of only two programs currently run by OTs although Dr. Rowe has now trained over 2 dozen OTs in CBIT.

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    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.

    For OT and OTA questions call:
    Dan Bleuel,
    Outreach Specialist,
    Outreach Department,
    College of Health Sciences
    University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee,
    161 W. Wisconsin Avenue, Suite 6000
    Milwaukee, WI 53203
    Phone 414-227-3123
    Email: djbleuel@uwm.edu

    Wisconsin Council on Social Work Education Spring 2015 Conference
    04/16/2015 9:00 am - 5:30 pm 04/17/2015 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
    9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    Wintergreen Resort and Conference Center, 60 Gasser Road Wisconsin Dells, WI
    2.0 CEH's
    Registration Fee: $50.00
    NEW FACULTY AND SOCIAL WORK DOCTORAL STUDENTS ONLY: FREE
    Group Fee: $25.00 (Group (5 or more from same agency) OR STUDENTS ONLY)

    Register now
    WISCONSIN COUNCIL ON SOCIAL WORK EDUCATION SPRING 2015 CONFERENCE
    WCSWE is an organization of Wisconsin Social Work Educators representing all accredited social work programs across the state.It is one of the most active and well known state level social work education groups across the country and is a nice combination of seasoned nationally renowned faculty, junior faculty, and clinical academic staff. This dynamic group welcomes new members and guarantees a friendly experience with positive collegiality!


    The Wisconsin Council on Social Work Education (WCSWE) bi-annual conference is scheduled for Thursday, April 16, 2015 from 9:00 am - 5:30 pm and Friday, April 16, 2015 from 8:00 am - 12:00 pm at the Winter Green Resort and Conference Center in the Wisconsin Dells.

    This conference is for social work educators from an accredited school of social work.

    ANY 1ST TIME ATTENDEE (FULL & PART-TIME FACULTY, INSTRUCTIONAL STAFF AND DOCTORAL STUDENTS) ATTEND FOR FREE. DO NOT REGISTER HERE - Email czernick@uwm.edu. Include your name, address, city, state, zip code and phone number to register.


    PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS

    Thursday April 16, 2015

    Why Is Counseling and Psychotherapy Therapeutic? (1 CEH)

    This presentation will begin by discussing the relationships, and distinctive features, between counseling and psychotherapy. The presentation will then seek to identify the elements that lead to positive changes in clients in counseling and psychotherapy. It is essential that every social worker, social work educator, and helping professional have a keen awareness of what causes positive changes in counseling and psychotherapy, so that counselors can more effectively and efficiently inspire clients to make positive changes.

    Presenter: Dr. Chuck Zastrow


    Reflections

    Dr. Janice Staral, Professor Emeritus from Concordia University will discuss her experiences and perceptions of social work education from the perspective of a long-term professor in a BSW Program in Mequon, WI.

    Presenter: Dr. Janice Staral

    Friday, April 17, 2015

    Why Services for the Seriously Mentally Ill are grossly inadequate compared to the needs (1 CEH)

    Services for the seriously mentally ill are grossly inadequate compared to the needs of this population. Individuals affected by mental illness are prevalent in all societies. An overview of what services are being developed in various countries and what is, and is not, working around the world will be presented.

    Presenter: Mona Wasow

    Conference cost includes WCSWE membership, snacks on Thursday and continental breakfast on Friday.

    REGISTRATION DEADLINE - Friday 04/10/2015

    PAYING BY CHECK?
    Please make payable to WCSWE and either bring it to the conference or mail to: Jeanne Wagner, HBSSW @UW-Milwaukee, Enderis Hall Room 1073, PO Box 786, Milwaukee, WI 53201.

    REFUNDS Full refund of registration fee is available up to and including 04/10/2015.

    ROOM RESERVATION INFORMATION:
    Wintergreen Resort and Conference Center. You can reserve your hotel room by
    calling the Wintergreen Resort @ 800-648-4765 and book under the WI Council on Social Work Education (WCSWE) Conference.
    Single rooms are available for $70.00 and have a foldout couch. Double rooms are available for $85.00. All rooms have coffee makers, microwave ovens and refrigerators. The hotel has an indoor waterpark.


    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

    A Three-Part Series-Tough Decisions, Tough Conversations - Session 2: Advance Care Planning with Diverse Ethnic Groups
    April 24, 2015
    9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    St. John's On The Lake 1840 N. Prospect Avenue Cultural Arts Center Milwaukee, WI 53202
    3.0 CEH's
    Registration Fee: $60.00
    UWM Faculty/Staff/Student/Alum(s) Indicate grad year, program & last name (if changed) in comments: $50.00
    Early Fee: $50.00 (6/30 - 3/27)
    Group Fee: $45.00 (For Community Members - NO CEHS/CEUs)

    Register now
    A THREE-PART SERIES-TOUGH DECISIONS, TOUGH CONVERSATIONS - SESSION 2: ADVANCE CARE PLANNING WITH DIVERSE ETHNIC GROUPS

    Sponsored by the Center for Aging and Translational Research

    Helping Families Choose the Best End-of-life Care


    OVERVIEW:

    End-of-life care is the term often used to describe the support and care given during the last days, weeks, months, or years of a person’s life. Beginning a conversation about end-of-life care can create anxiety or confusion for older adults, their families and even the most seasoned of professionals. Given the primal fear of death and dying that affects us all, it is not surprising that many of our clients do not want to touch the topic. However, research has found that helping older adults and their families talk about their values, beliefs and preferences about medical care can improve their well-being and the experience of end-of-life care. And, the quality of life and the health care received near end of life significantly influences the well-being of the older adult’s survivors.

    Session 2: Advance Care Planning with Diverse Ethnic Groups

    Cultural factors can strongly influence reactions to serious illness, end-of-life care and death. As our society becomes increasingly diverse, professionals are challenged with understanding the importance of a patient’s world view, values, spirituality, and relationship dynamics in developing rapport and providing the best care possible, particularly at the end-of-life. Dr. Kwak will discuss the dimensions of end-of-life decision-making that may vary culturally including views about death and dying, communicating “bad news,” locus of decision making, and attitudes toward advanced directives and end-of-life care. In addition, she will provide concrete tools for having culturally sensitive discussions about advanced planning.

    At the end of this session, participants will:

  • Know various cultural transitions, norms and values and how they relate to end-of-life issues
  • Have culturally sensitive strategies for guiding decisions about advance planning
  • Have resources appropriate for various ethnic groups to aid in the process of advanced planning


  • Jung Kwak, PhD Dr. Jung Kwak is Associate Professor of Social Work in the Helen Bader School of Social Welfare at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Before joining UWM, Dr. Kwak received her doctorate in aging studies from the University of South Florida and completed her post-doctoral training as a fellow at the Center on Age and Community, University of Wisconsin- Milwaukee. Dr. Kwak’s primary research areas focus on long-term care policy, caregiver support, and cultural diversity and family decision-making at the end of life. In 2010, she was selected as a Hartford Geriatric Social Work Faculty Scholar. Her recent funded research projects include a study on decision-support needs among caregivers of people with advanced dementia or Parkinson’s disease, a pilot study on a decision-support coaching program for family caregivers, and a study of the effects of personalized music listening on nursing home residents with advanced dementia. For Dr. Kwak's bio go to: http://www4.uwm.edu/hbssw/Faculty_Staff/kwak.cfm

    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:
    Rachelle Alioto,
    Center for Aging and Translational Research - Director of Education and Programming 414-229-7316
    email ralioto@uwm.edu

    Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) for Substance Misuse Training
    April 24, 2015
    8:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    Joseph J. Zilber School of Public Health Zilber Building 1240 N. 10th Street Milwaukee, WI 53201 TriPlex Rooms 109,119 and 129
    4.0 CEH's
    Registration Fee: FREE

    Register now
    SCREENING, BRIEF INTERVENTION AND REFERRAL TO TREATMENT (SBIRT) FOR SUBSTANCE MISUSE TRAINING

    Priority registration will be given to: Licensed Clinical Social Workers, Nurse Practitioners, Licensed Professional Counselors, Physicians, and Physician Assistants.

    NOTE: NON-LICENSED PRACTITIONERS WISHING TO REGISTER SHOULD CONTACT STACEY GRANT-SAVELA, PhD at 229-2365 or email sdgrant@uwm.edu.


    OVERVIEW:

    SBIRT is a comprehensive and integrated approach to the delivery of early intervention and treatment services for substance misuse.

    In addition to learning the main components of SBIRT along with trauma screening and referral, participants will practice through role-plays the four brief intervention and referral to treatment process steps involved in this brief intervention: asking permission, providing feedback, enhancing motivation, and negotiating a goal.

    Upon completion of this training workshop, licensed professionals will earn state-certification to provide SBIRT services in the State of Wisconsin, which are Medicaid and other insurance-billable. 4.0 CEHs for social workers and 4.0 CMEs for nurse practitioners and physicians will be provided.

    This training workshop is funded through a grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. Training is provided by Dr. Lisa Berger, Principal Investigator, SBIRT grant, and offered at no cost to enrolled participants.

    Learning objectives. Upon training completion, participants will be able to: (1) Describe SBIRT and explain why it should be used; (2) Perform screening, brief intervention and referral to treatment for substance misuse; and (3) Apply essential Motivational Interviewing skills within a SBIRT session.

    Training for: Licensed Clinical Social Workers, Nurse Practitioners, and Physicians.

    When registering, please click on "Register Now". Once in the site, under "Payment Information" Use the option: "On-line Credit Card" - Since there is no fee for the training, additional credit card information will not be needed.


    Dr. Lisa Berger Associate Professor and Core Scientist with the Center for Applied Behavioral Health Research

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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: None

    Yoga and Meditation in the Treatment of Anxiety and Depression - Level 2 Training
    May 7, 2015
    8:30 AM - 2:30 PM
    St. John's On The Lake 1840 N. Prospect Avenue Cultural Arts Center Milwaukee, WI 53202
    6.0 CEH's
    Registration Fee: $120.00
    UWM Faculty/Staff/Student/Alum(s) Indicate grad year, program & last name (if changed) in comments: $90.00
    Early Fee: $100.00 (6/30 - 4/15)
    Group Fee: $100.00 (OR COMMUNITY MEMBERS (NO CEH'S NEEDED))

    Register now
    YOGA AND MEDITATION IN THE TREATMENT OF ANXIETY AND DEPRESSION - LEVEL 2 TRAINING
    This workshop is a follow-up to the (2) part workshop offered in the Spring and Fall of 2014 and is open to participants who took part in the level (1) training.

    Students w/ previous therapeutic yoga experience are also welcome to attend the workshop.

    PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:


    In this one day workshop we will explore in greater depth yogic techniques that have proven to be useful in working with individuals who are suffering with persistent anxiety and/or depression. In addition to deepening your understanding of how to create a safe container, establish intention, help clients develop witness consciousness, therapeutic breath work and meditation; you will also be introduced to the use of therapeutic sound (mantra), visualization (bhavana), and the use of ritual (mudra). The workshop will be largely experiential, both with a partner and the larger group. I encourage participants to come to the workshop prepared to share real life case situations as a way of creating opportunities to demonstrate how you might use these techniques in your practice with clients.

    COURSE LEARNING OBJECTIVES:


    1. Participants will broaden their understanding of therapeutic yoga beyond the basic level and will become more skilled in using the techniques with clients.

    2. Participants will learn and practice new yogic techniques (sound, visualization, ritual) and will develop an understanding of how to use these techniques with clients.

    3. Participants will experiment with and develop an understanding of how to work with the clients energetic flow. Deepening the understanding of how to effectively "meet the mood".



    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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    email czernick@uwm.edu
    Prerequisites: 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 is available for purchase in St. John's Bistro or feel free to bring your lunch.

    A Three-Part Series-Tough Decisions, Tough Conversations - Session 3:  End-of-Life Decision Making Guide for Persons with Dementia
    May 22, 2015
    9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    St. John's On The Lake 1840 N. Prospect Avenue Cultural Arts Center Milwaukee, WI 53202
    3.0 CEH's
    Registration Fee: $60.00
    UWM Faculty/Staff/Student/Alum(s) Indicate grad year, program & last name (if changed) in comments: $50.00
    Early Fee: $50.00 (6/30 - 4/27)
    Group Fee: $45.00 (For Community Members - NO CEHS/CEUs)

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    A THREE-PART SERIES-TOUGH DECISIONS, TOUGH CONVERSATIONS - SESSION 3: END-OF-LIFE DECISION MAKING GUIDE FOR PERSONS WITH DEMENTIA

    Sponsored by the Center for Aging and Translational Research



    Helping Families Choose the Best End-of-life Care


    OVERVIEW:

    End-of-life care is the term often used to describe the support and care given during the last days, weeks, months, or years of a person’s life. Beginning a conversation about end-of-life care can create anxiety or confusion for older adults, their families and even the most seasoned of professionals. Given the primal fear of death and dying that affects us all, it is not surprising that many of our clients do not want to touch the topic. However, research has found that helping older adults and their families talk about their values, beliefs and preferences about medical carecan improve their well-being and the experience of end-of-life care. And, the quality of life and the health care received near end of life significantly influences the well-being of the older adult’s survivors.

    Session 3: End-of-Life Decision Making Guide for Persons with Dementia

    People with dementia make up a high proportion of all those needing quality end of life care each year. Unfortunately, there are many barriers that impact the quality of end-of-life care for those with dementia. Many die with feeding tubes in place or die at hospitals despite research suggesting little or no benefit. Those with dementia also have an increased risk of inadequate pain treatment. Dr. Kwak will discuss the most important and persistent challenges to providing excellent care for patients with dementia and how to ensure that the wishes of persons with dementia are clear and respected.

    At the end of this session, participants will:


  • Have knowledge about key decisions that families and professionals will be faced to make on behalf of the person with dementia at the end of life
  • Have knowledge about issues to consider in making decisions about the end-of-life care
  • Know an effective process for making decisions


  • Jung Kwak, PhD Dr. Jung Kwak is Associate Professor of Social Work in the Helen Bader School of Social Welfare at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Before joining UWM, Dr. Kwak received her doctorate in aging studies from the University of South Florida and completed her post-doctoral training as a fellow at the Center on Age and Community, University of Wisconsin- Milwaukee. Dr. Kwak’s primary research areas focus on long-term care policy, caregiver support, and cultural diversity and family decision-making at the end of life. In 2010, she was selected as a Hartford Geriatric Social Work Faculty Scholar. Her recent funded research projects include a study on decision-support needs among caregivers of people with advanced dementia or Parkinson’s disease, a pilot study on a decision-support coaching program for family caregivers, and a study of the effects of personalized music listening on nursing home residents with advanced dementia. For Dr. Kwak's complete bio go to: http://www4.uwm.edu/hbssw/Faculty_Staff/kwak.cfm

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    Customer Service Number:
    Rachelle Alioto,
    Center for Aging and Translational Research - Director of Education and Programming 414-229-7316
    email ralioto@uwm.edu

    Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) for Substance Misuse Training
    June 12, 2015
    8:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    Clement J. Zablocki VA Medical Center 5000 W. National Avenue Matousek Auditorium Milwaukee, WI
    4.0 CEH's
    Registration Fee: FREE

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    SCREENING, BRIEF INTERVENTION AND REFERRAL TO TREATMENT (SBIRT) FOR SUBSTANCE MISUSE TRAINING


    Priority registration will be given to: Licensed Clinical Social Workers, Nurse Practitioners, Licensed Professional Counselors, Physicians, and Physician Assistants.

    NOTE: NON-LICENSED PRACTITIONERS WISHING TO REGISTER SHOULD CONTACT STACEY GRANT-SAVELA, PhD at 229-2365 or email sdgrant@uwm.edu.

    OVERVIEW:

    SBIRT is a comprehensive and integrated approach to the delivery of early intervention and treatment services for substance misuse.

    In addition to learning the main components of SBIRT along with trauma screening and referral, participants will practice through role-plays the four brief intervention and referral to treatment process steps involved in this brief intervention: asking permission, providing feedback, enhancing motivation, and negotiating a goal.

    Upon completion of this training workshop, licensed professionals will earn state-certification to provide SBIRT services in the State of Wisconsin, which are Medicaid and other insurance-billable. 4.0 CEHs for social workers and 4.0 CMEs for nurse practitioners and physicians will be provided.

    This training workshop is funded through a grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. Training is provided by Dr. Lisa Berger, Principal Investigator, SBIRT grant, and offered at no cost to enrolled participants.

    Learning objectives. Upon training completion, participants will be able to: (1) Describe SBIRT and explain why it should be used; (2) Perform screening, brief intervention and referral to treatment for substance misuse; and (3) Apply essential Motivational Interviewing skills within a SBIRT session.

    Training for: Licensed Clinical Social Workers, Nurse Practitioners, and Physicians.

    When registering, please click on "Register Now". Once in the site, under "Payment Information" Use the option: "On-line Credit Card" - Since there is no fee for the training, additional credit card information will not be needed.


    Dr. Lisa Berger Associate Professor and Core Scientist with the Center for Applied Behavioral Health Research.

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    Customer Service Number:
    Linda Czernicki,
    Program Manager 414-229-6329
    email czernick@uwm.edu
    Prerequisites: None

    June 12, 2015
    1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    Clement J. Zablocki VA Medical Center 5000 W. National Avenue Matousek Auditorium Milwaukee, WI
    2.0 CEH's
    Registration Fee: FREE

    Register now
    TRAINING - MY BABY AND ME - PART OF UW-MILWAUKEE SBIRT PROJECT

    OVERVIEW:


    Alcohol use can be a highly sensitive topic to discuss with pregnant women. On one hand, alcohol is a socially accepted drug that is deeply embedded in the Wisconsin culture, while on the other hand it is currently the leading known cause of birth defects. The CDC estimates that 1 in 13 pregnant women drank alcohol in the past 30 days and a SAHMSA study concluded that 1 in 10 women used alcohol during the first trimester of their pregnancy.
    Communication with women is further complicated by sensationalized headlines and the stigma associated with this issue. Fortunately, FASDs are 100% preventable. As a prenatal care provider, you are in a unique position to help women stop or significantly reduce their alcohol consumption during pregnancy, resulting in healthier women and healthier children. This session will explore the issue of alcohol use during pregnancy, as well as recommendations for addressing this issue with pregnant patients. This session will also introduce one program to assist providers in addressing this issue, My Baby & Me. My Baby & Me, a program of the Wisconsin Women’s Health Foundation, seeks to help Wisconsin women have healthy, alcohol free pregnancies. This screening, referral and education program provides women with consistent messaging, support and counseling around the issue of alcohol use during pregnancy. Participating agencies receive training on FASD prevention strategies, educational materials and small incentives for women participating as well as access to additional counseling for interested patients.

    OBJECTIVES:

    The purpose of this session is to explore the topic of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders, and how this issue is discussed with pregnant women. Participants will learn how social and environmental factors influence their patients’ risk of an alcohol exposed pregnancy. Participants will learn about recommended messages and strategies for communicating the risk of FASDs with their patients. Participants will also learn about the My Baby & Me program, and how it can assist them in helping their patients to have a healthy, alcohol free pregnancy.

    GENERAL AGENDA:

    1. Alcohol and pregnancy - FASD basics
    2. Key challenges around this topic
    3. My Baby & Me Implementation
    4. Alcohol Education & FASD Prevention Strategies
    5. My Baby & Me Tools and Resources

    When registering, please click on "Register Now". Once in the site, under "Payment Information" Use the option: "On-line Credit Card" - Since there is no fee for the training, additional credit card information will not be needed.


    Carl Oliver CEHS Program Coordinator- First Breath/My Baby & Me Wisconsin Women’s Health Foundation

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    Customer Service Number:
    Linda Czernicki,
    Program Manager 414-229-6329
    email czernick@uwm.edu
    Prerequisites: None

    Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) for Substance Misuse Training
    November 20, 2015
    8:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    TBD
    4.0 CEH's
    Registration Fee: FREE

    Register now
    SCREENING, BRIEF INTERVENTION AND REFERRAL TO TREATMENT (SBIRT) FOR SUBSTANCE MISUSE TRAINING


    Priority registration will be given to: Licensed Clinical Social Workers, Nurse Practitioners, Licensed Professional Counselors, Physicians, and Physician Assistants.

    NOTE: NON-LICENSED PRACTITIONERS WISHING TO REGISTER SHOULD CONTACT STACEY GRANT-SAVELA, PhD at 229-2365 or email sdgrant@uwm.edu.
    OVERVIEW:

    SBIRT is a comprehensive and integrated approach to the delivery of early intervention and treatment services for substance misuse.

    In addition to learning the main components of SBIRT along with trauma screening and referral, participants will practice through role-plays the four brief intervention and referral to treatment process steps involved in this brief intervention: asking permission, providing feedback, enhancing motivation, and negotiating a goal.

    Upon completion of this training workshop, licensed professionals will earn state-certification to provide SBIRT services in the State of Wisconsin, which are Medicaid and other insurance-billable. 4.0 CEHs for social workers and 4.0 CMEs for nurse practitioners and physicians will be provided.

    This training workshop is funded through a grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. Training is provided by Dr. Lisa Berger, Principal Investigator, SBIRT grant, and offered at no cost to enrolled participants.

    Learning objectives. Upon training completion, participants will be able to: (1) Describe SBIRT and explain why it should be used; (2) Perform screening, brief intervention and referral to treatment for substance misuse; and (3) Apply essential Motivational Interviewing skills within a SBIRT session.

    Training for: Licensed Clinical Social Workers, Nurse Practitioners, and Physicians.

    When registering, please click on "Register Now". Once in the site, under "Payment Information" Use the option: "On-line Credit Card" - Since there is no fee for the training, additional credit card information will not be needed.


    Dr. Lisa Berger Associate Professor and Core Scientist with the Center for Applied Behavioral Health Research.

    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: None