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Essentials of Case Management Online Training
October 1, 2015 - October 31, 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.

Training Outline:

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

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 August.

    REGISTRATION DEADLINE IS 09/25/2015.

    Access to Desire 2 Learn (D2L) and materials will be available on UWM's website October 1, 2015. The deadline date for completion of the course is October 31, 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.

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    Mary Heller,
    Program Coordinator 414-229-6329
    email mheller@uwm.edu
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    Exploring Safety Issues Present in Human Service Settings Online Training
    October 1, 2015 - October 31, 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 ONLINE TRAINING

    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 09/25/2015.

    Access to Desire 2 Learn (D2L) and materials will be available on UWM's website October 1, 2015. The deadline date for completion of the course is October 31, 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.

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    Customer Service Number:
    Mary Heller,
    Program Coordinator 414-229-6329
    email mheller@uwm.edu
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    Supervisory Training - Tools and Strategies On-line Course
    October 1, 2015 - October 31, 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 July.

    REGISTRATION DEADLINE IS 09/25/2015.

    Access to Desire 2 Learn (D2L) and materials will be available on UWM's website October 1, 2015. The deadline date for completion of the course is October 31, 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.

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

    10/01/2015
    9:00 am - 5:30 pm 10/02/2015
    8:00 am - 12:30 pm
    8:00 AM - 12:30 PM

    Wintergreen Resort and Conference Center, 100 Gasser Road-North, Wisconsin Dells, WI

    2.0 CEH's
    Registration Fee: $50.00

    New Faculty and Social Work Doctoral Students ONLY:
    FREE

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    WISCONSIN COUNCIL ON SOCIAL WORK EDUCATION FALL 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) Fall Conference is scheduled for Thursday, October 1, 2015 from 9:00 am - 5:30 pm and Friday, October 2, 2015 from 8:00 am - 12:30 pm at the Wintergreen 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 mheller@uwm.edu. Include your name, address, city, state, zip code and phone number to register.


    PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS

    Thursday October 1, 2015

    -- Changing Face of the Public University System (1 CEH)
    This dynamic presentation will address the changing landscape of American higher education, and the implications for public education programs and operations, which is especially relevant given the recent challenges faced by the budget cuts to the UW System.

    Presenter:
    Aaron Brower, PhD, Provost and Vice Chancellor of the University of Wisconsin-Extension


    -- Reflections by Dr. Don Mowry
    Dr. Don Mowry, recently retired Professor from University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire will discuss his experiences and perceptions of social work education from the perspective of a long-term professor in social work education.


    Friday, October 2, 2015

    -- What is Competency-based Education and Implications for Social Work? (1 CEH)
    This presentation will discuss the operational definition of competency-based education and the components and criterion that encompass this model. The goal will be to inform social work educators how to implement the criteria of competency-based education into their implicit and explicit curriculum.

    Presenter: Jennifer Gervais, PhD, UW-River Falls


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

    REGISTRATION DEADLINE - Friday 09/25/2015

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

    REFUNDS: Full refund of registration fee is available up to and including 09/25/2015.

    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.


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    The Best Care Possible: Clinical Excellence and Cultural Leadership
    October 7, 2015
    5:00 PM - 8:15 PM
    Peck Welcome Center, Milwaukee County Zoo 10001 W. Bluemound Road Milwaukee, WI
    2.0 CEH's
    Registration Fee: $60.00
    Early Fee: $50.00 (8/15 - 9/11)

    Go to registration site
    THE BEST CARE POSSIBLE: CLINICAL EXCELLENCE AND CULTURAL LEADERSHIP


    The purpose of this educational activity is to provide health care professionals with a comprehensive view of palliative care and its potential to impact health care.

    At the conclusion of this program, the participant will be able to:

    - Discuss the fundamental components of quality clinical care in the context of serious illness.
    - Describe the elements and process of shared decision making.
    - Describe the role of individuals and their families as engaged effective partners in the shared goal of achieving optimal care.
    - Understand dying as a critical time in the life of individuals and families.


    This activity is appropriate for all social workers, physicians, clergy and other health care professionals who care for seriously ill patients or are interested in palliative care.

    Check-in and Reception 5:00 - 6:00 pm

    Hors d'oeuvres and beverages will be served by the Zilli Hospitality Group, Cash Bar


    Welcome and Presentation 6:00 - 8:15 pm

    Followed by Book Signing. Limited supply of Dr. Byock's book will be available for purchase and signing.


    Sponsored by Wheaton Franciscan Hospice, Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare-All Saints and Circle of Life Foundation.


    REGISTER AT "GO TO REGISTRATION SITE". This will take you to the Wheaton Franciscan Website. Choose Professional Development and On the calendar, Click on October 7, 2015.


    Ira Byock, MD, Exec. Director and Chief Medical Officer,Institute for Human Caring, Providence Health and Services; Professor of Medicine and Community and Family Medicine, Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth Ira Byock, MD, is a leading palliative care physician, author, and public advocate for improving care through the end of life. Dr. Byock has been involved in hospice and palliative care since 1978, during his residency. He has authored numerous articles and books on the ethics and practice of care. His research has led to conceptual frameworks for the lived experience of advanced illness, subjective quality of life measures, and simple, effective life-completion counseling. His leadership in development of groundbreaking prototypes for concurrent care of people through the end of life has been foundational to advancing patient-centered care. Dr. Byock was recognized as a Visionary by the Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine, as well as being given the Academy’s most prestigious honor, the Lifetime Achievement Award. More information is available at www.IraByock.com.

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    Social Work Ethics in Supervision, Administration and Macro Practice
    October 9, 2015
    8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    UW-Milwaukee, Lubar Hall-Room N126, 3202 N. Maryland Ave., Milwaukee, WI
    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 (8/30 - 9/20)
    Group Fee: $92.00 (5 or more from same agency)

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    SOCIAL WORK ETHICS IN SUPERVISION, ADMINISTRATION AND MACRO PRACTICE

    The management of ethics and boundaries in macro practice including supervision, administration, quality assurance, contractual monitoring, etc. is an area that is conspicuously absent in professional literature. The challenges faced by macro practice practitioners are unique and often pose some especially challenging dilemmas. This workshop will address an array of challenges encountered in positions of leadership during the provision of human services. Strategies will be discussed utilizing the NASW Code of Ethics, best practices, and current literature.

    Objectives:

    Participants will learn how macro practice responsibilities can conflict with social work values and ethical standards. Participants will gain an increased awareness of these unique ethical dilemmas and will learn strategies to confront and address these issues. This program is designed to be interactive as participants share challenging ethical issues encountered in macro practice.
    Participants will also learn about the importance of using the NASW Ethics audit in programs that cover both client services and personnel management. Ethical issues in supervision will be addressed and an ethical decision making process will be discussed. Working with Boards of Directors, advocacy, social justice, and legal considerations will be included in the workshop content. The establishment of professional boundaries while using social media and providing services in a virtual world will be discussed. The content will also cover the use and cautions when developing an agency website, and in the use of online investigation resources. HIPPA and confidentiality will be addressed in the context of using technology in practice.

    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. Recent research in the area of ethics, boundaries and technology will be discussed. 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.

    Learning Goals:

    Identify ethical challenges encountered in positions of leadership and supervision including advocacy and legal considerations.

    Increase awareness of the potential conflicts of interest in working with agency Boards and with funding sources

    Learn models for the ethical decision making process

    Increase awareness of the complicated nature of professional boundaries and ethics with the explosion of social media and technology.

    Identify new age risks that may affect professional liability.

    Identify what policies, procedures, and protocols are recommended to address these complicated technology issues in a variety of contexts.

    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.

    NOTE: Parking Provided


    Jeanne Wagner, MSW, LCSW, ACSW 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.

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    Customer Service Number:
    Mary Heller,
    Program Coordinator 414-229-6329
    email mheller@uwm.edu

    Trauma Series: Principles, Phases, and Contexts of Trauma-Focused Interventions
    October 23, 2015
    9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    Joseph J. Zilber School of Public Health Zilber Building 1240 N. 10th Street Milwaukee, WI 53201 Room 129
    2.0 CEH's
    Registration Fee: $50.00
    UWM Faculty/Staff/Student/Alum(s) Indicate grad year, program & last name (if changed) in comments: $40.00
    Early Fee: $40.00 (8/30 - 9/20)
    Group Fee: $35.00 (5 or more from same agency)

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    TRAUMA SERIES: PRINCIPLES, PHASES, AND CONTEXTS OF TRAUMA-FOCUSED INTERVENTIONS

    In this training, the presenter will define psychological trauma and discuss the primary and secondary symptoms of trauma. Subsequently, the presenter will review principles of trauma-related social or mental health services, highlighting distinctions between trauma-sensitive approaches, trauma-informed care, and trauma-focused interventions will be reviewed. Additionally, the presenter will discuss a general trauma-focused intervention model that reflects current best practice, and finally, attendees will be exposed to a number of established or emerging intervention protocols that show great promise in addressing trauma-related symptoms and presentations.

    Participants will gain insight into: 1. varying definitions of trauma; 2. varying definitions of trauma-related mental health and social services; and 3.common components and unique versions of effective trauma-focused interventions.

    James D. Topitzes, PhD earned his PhD in Social Welfare from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2006. Prior and subsequent to earning his doctorate, Dimitri worked for 6 years in a clinical social work capacity, primarily serving adolescents at-risk for out-of-home placement. In 2008, he accepted a full-time social work faculty appointment within the Helen Bader School of Social Welfare at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM). Since assuming this position, he has maintained a limited clinical practice in Waukesha County. He has also published research in the following substantive areas: a) the long-term effects of child maltreatment; b) interventions aimed at preventing or treating child maltreatment; and c) the social determinants of health. Currently, he serves as a lead investigator for several local projects that implement and test maltreatment prevention or treatment programming. Dimitri also teaches classes on direct social work practice, trauma counseling, and the philosophy of science and coordinates the Trauma-Informed Graduate Certificate at UWM.

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    Prerequisites: None

    Trauma Series: Vicarious Traumatization & Self-Care
    November 13, 2015
    1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    Joseph J. Zilber School of Public Health Zilber Building 1240 N. 10th Street Milwaukee, WI 53201 Room 129
    2.0 CEH's
    Registration Fee: $50.00
    UWM Faculty/Staff/Student/Alum(s) Indicate grad year, program & last name (if changed) in comments: $40.00
    Early Fee: $40.00 (8/30 - 9/30)
    Group Fee: $35.00 (5 or more from same agency)

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    TRAUMA SERIES: VICARIOUS TRAUMATIZATION & SELF-CARE

    Working in social service or mental health settings with children, parents, or individuals who present with psychological trauma can be very challenging and can give rise to vicarious traumatization, or the experience of trauma symptoms as a result of secondary or vicarious exposure. Therefore, this workshop will explore the phenomenon of vicarious traumatization and other related secondary reactions to trauma. In addition, the presenter will discuss ways in which vicarious traumatization can be prevented or transformed.Research from the nascent study of vicarious traumatization will be reviewed and self-reflection exercises will be introduced.

    Participants will develop: 1. knowledge of the phenomenon of vicarious traumatization; 2. insight into vicarious traumatization risk and protective factors and 3. strategies to prevent or transform vicarious traumatization.

    Dimitri Topitzes, PhD, LCSW, PhD, LCSW earned his PhD in Social Welfare from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2006. Prior and subsequent to earning his doctorate, Dimitri worked for 6 years in a clinical social work capacity, primarily serving adolescents at-risk for out-of-home placement. In 2008, he accepted a full-time social work faculty appointment within the Helen Bader School of Social Welfare at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM). Since assuming this position, he has maintained a limited clinical practice in Waukesha County. He has also published research in the following substantive areas: a) the long-term effects of child maltreatment; b) interventions aimed at preventing or treating child maltreatment; and c) the social determinants of health. Currently, he serves as a lead investigator for several local projects that implement and test maltreatment prevention or treatment programming. Dimitri also teaches classes on direct social work practice, trauma counseling, and the philosophy of science and coordinates the Trauma-Informed Graduate Certificate at UWM.

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    Customer Service Number:
    Mary Heller,
    Program Coordinator 414-229-6329
    email mheller@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
    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

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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.

    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.

    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 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.

    Hours of Participation for Allied Health Care Professionals:

    The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this activity for up to 4 hours of participation for continuing education for allied health professionals.


    ACCME Accreditation Statement:

    This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint providership of the Medical College of Wisconsin and UWM‐ Milwaukee (Helen Bader School of Social Welfare). The Medical College of Wisconsin is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

    AMA Credit Designation Statement:

    The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this Live Activity for a maximum of 4 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    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

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    Prerequisites: None

    Essentials of Effective Case Management
    December 4, 2015
    8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    Joseph J. Zilber School of Public Health Zilber Building 1240 N. 10th Street Milwaukee, WI 53201 Room 129
    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 (8/30 - 9/30)
    Group Fee: $92.00 (5 or more from same agency)

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    ESSENTIALS OF EFFECTIVE CASE MANAGEMENT
    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.

    Workshop Agenda:

    I. Understanding The Dynamics Of Vulnerable Client
    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

    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

  • NOTE: Parking Provided

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


    Jeanne Wagner, MSW, LCSW, ACSW 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.

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