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Continuing education courses available for social workers and other helping professionals

The West Virginia University School of Social Work announces the 2016 fall season of professional and community education programs for social workers, nurses, counselors, psychologists and addiction and prevention professionals who wish to earn continuing education credit.

The School of Social Work also offers two continuing education certificates. The Continuing Education Certificate in Nonprofit Management is for people who have assumed or are interest in pursuing executive and supervisory positions in the voluntary and public sectors. The Gerontology Practitioner Certificate is a multidisciplinary, continuing education based program designed to extend the understanding of the process of aging and issues faced in this stage of the life course, as well as strengthen the skills of persons who work with older adults.

Charleston/Beckley area workshops

– Oct. 4, “Self-Care for Helpers 101: Feed and be Fed!” 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Beckley-Raleigh Convention Center, Carter room, registration fee: $65 (Early bird rate of $58.50 by Sept. 9). 

– Oct. 14, “How to Make the Most Out of Your Special Event,” 12:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m., Gaston Caperton Center, Room 149, registration fee: $35 (Early bird rate of $31.50 by Sept. 16).

– Oct. 18th, “Ethics in the Helping Relationship: Thinking Clearly About Boundary Extensions,” 9 a.m.-4 p.m., WVU-Charleston Division, Room 4020, registration fee: $65 (Early bird rate of $58.50 by Sept. 23).

– Nov. 2, “Helping People Exposed to Trauma: Safety, Stories, Skills,” 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Beckley-Raleigh Convention Center, Carter Room, registration fee: $40 (Early bird rate of $36 by September 30).

– Nov. 2, “Getting a Life: Parent and Professional Collaborations for Families with Chrildren on the Autism Spectrum,” 1 p.m.-4:30 p.m., Beckley-Raleigh Convention Center, Carter Room, registration fee: $40 (Early bird rate of $36 by Sept 30).

– Nov. 10, “Introduction to World Religions for Helping Professionals,” 9 a.m.-4 p.m., WVU-Charleston Division, Room 4020, registration fee: $65 (Early bird rate of $58.50 by Oct. 14).

Martinsburg area workshops:

– Sept. 30, “Mindfulness in ACTion: Using Acceptance and Commitment Therapy,” 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Holiday Inn, registration fee: $75 (Early bird rate of $67.50 by Sept. 9).

– Oct. 27, “His Dog’s Name is Rosie”: Navigating Traumatic Brain Injury: A Clinician’s Inside Story,” 9 a.m.-12 p.m., WVU-Eastern Division, Multimedia Room, registration fee: $35 (Early bird rate of $31.50 by Sept. 30).

– Oct. 27, “Traditional and Non-traditional Groups as a Complement to Therapy,” 1 p.m.-4 p.m., WVU-Eastern Division, Multimedia Room, registration fee $35 (Early bird rate of $31.50 by Sept. 30).

 Morgantown/Clarksburg area workshops:

– Sept. 23, “Play Therapy + Trauma focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy = Dynamic Duo of Brain & Behavior Change,” 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Lakeview Resort & Conference Center, Reflections Ballroom, registration fee: $65.

– Oct. 14, “The Effective Meeting Facilitator: Maximizing Engagement and Results,” 9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m., Gaston Caperton Center, Room 149, registration fee: $25 (Early bird rate of $22.50 by Sept. 16).

– Oct. 14, “How to Make the Most Out of Your Special Event,” 12:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m., Gaston Caperton Center, Room 149, registration fee: $35 (Early bird rate of $31.50 by Sept. 16).

– Oct. 21, “Psychopharmacology with Children and Adolescents: Interprofessional Collaboration for Improved Outcomes,” 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Lakeview Resort & Conference Center, Reflections Ballroom, registration fee: $65.

– Nov. 1, “How to Build Respectful Communication with all Sexual Orientations and Gender Expression: Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgendered and Heterosexual,” 9 a.m.-12 p.m., Monongalia General Hospital, Mylan Room, registration fee: $35 (Early bird rate of $31.50 by Oct. 7).

– Nov. 1, “What You Need to Know About Visas: An Exploration of Serving Immigrant Populations in the U.S. and Appalachia,” 1 p.m.-4 p.m., Monongalia General Hospital, Mylan Room, registration fee: $35 (Early bird rate of $31.50 by Oct. 7). 

– Nov. 4, “Accounting Updates for Nonprofits,” 10 a.m.-12 p.m., Gaston Caperton Center, Room 149, registration fee: $25 (Early bird rate of $22.50 by Oct. 7).

– Nov. 4, “Quickbooks for Nonprofits,” 1 p.m.-3 p.m., Gaston Caperton Center, Room 149, registration fee: $25 (Early bird rate of $22.50 by Oct 7).

– Nov. 15, “’Outside the Hospital Walls’: A Guide to the Post-Acute Care Continuum,” 9 a.m.- 12 p.m., registration fee: $35 (Early bird rate of $31.50 by Oct 14).

– Nov. 15, “Vulnerable Populations in Disaster: Social Services for the 2016 West Virginia Flood Survivors,” 1 p.m.-4 p.m., Monongalia General Hospital, Lunch/Piribeck Room, registration fee: $35 (Early bird rate of $31.50 by Oct. 14).

– Nov. 18, “Choices: How to Become a Better Catalyst for Empowering the New Older Adult,” 8:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m., Gaston Caperton Center, Room 149, registration fee: $35 (Early bird rate of $31.50 by Oct. 21).

– Nov. 18,”Abuse Later in Life: A Coordinated Community Response,” 12:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m., Gaston Caperton Center, Room 149, registration fee: $35 (Early bird rate of $31.50 by Oct. 21).

– Dec. 2, “Finding Hope: Using Motivational Interviewing in Family Support for Addictions Settings,” 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Gaston Caperton Center, Room 149, registration fee: $65 (Early bird rate of $58.50 by Nov. 4).

 Wheeling/Keyser workshops:

– Oct. 12, “Building a Recovery Tool Chest,” 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., WVU-Potomac State, University Place, Heritage Room, registration fee: $75 (Early bird rate of $67.50 by Sept. 16).

– Oct. 28, “Calling All Helpers: Take an (Evidence Based) Mindfulness Day for Yourself,” 9 a.m.-4 p.m., WV Northern Community College, B & O Building, Room 312B, registration fee: $65 (Early bird rate of $58.50 by Sept. 30).

For more information or to register visit socialwork.wvu.edu/ce or contact Jacki Englehardt, director of professional & community education for the School of Social Work, at 304.293.3280 or jacki.englehardt@mail.wvu.edu