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Wayne State wins federal funding to ensure competent child welfare workforce. More on this Initiative More

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Our internationally recognized, accessible faculty members bring their real-world research experience to the classroom. More on our Faculty More

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New Graduate Certificate in Clinical Social Work Theory and Practice now accepting students More on this Certificate More

Interprofessional Education at Work

Social Work students participate in the Interdisciplinary Older Adult Home Visit Program along with Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy and Health Services. For more details watch our Engage video More

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Learn how your leadership expertise, advocacy skills, and passion can make a difference in our Alumni Association. Learn more about activities and our board More

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The Transition to Independence Program works to increase college access and retention rates of foster care youth in Southeast Michigan. More

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The School of Social Work at Wayne State University is among the nation's leaders in preparing students for professional practice. Our graduates are highly sought after by local and statewide agencies. We invite you to find out how we can help you meet your career goals in the rewarding field of social work.

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Integrative Couples Therapy: Blending Behavioral, Cognitive and Experiential Interventions (6 CEUs)
October 25 2014 at 9:00 AM
Oakland Center - Educational Outreach
Register Online This workshop is designed to have clinicians learn an integrative approach in assessing and treating relational problems that couples present.  Attendees will be introduced to a systematic method for evaluating the type of intervention that may be the most clinically useful at various stages of couple’s therapy and interventions that are aimed at differing levels of conflict and dysfunction. The workshop presents therapy techniques that are targeted at altering the behavioral, cognitive, affective, and unconscious/intrapsychic dynamics that contribute to problematic couple relationships. Instructor: David Castine, L.M.S.W., L.M.F.T.
WELCOME DAYS - MSW INFORMATIONAL MEETINGS
October 27 2014 at 5:30 PM
1109 Science Hall
WELCOME DAYS - M.S.W. INFORMATIONAL MEETINGS Potential applicants are strongly encouraged to attend one of these sessions prior to making application. At the meetings, we cover in detail about the M.S.W. program, careers, concentrations, application process, curriculum, tuition cost, and so much more…. MSW - Pre-Candidate Master with Advanced Standing Status:  Only students who hold a baccalaureate degree of Social Work from a CSWE accredited program are eligible to apply for this status.  Program begins Summer Term.   MSW - Core/Regular Status:  Only those who hold a baccalaureate degree in another discipline besides Social Work are eligible to apply for this status.  Program begins Fall Term. All applicants are encouraged to submit applications as soon as possible as admissions will close once program capacity has been reached.  Applications may be submitted up to one year prior to the start of the beginning term of the program.  Applicants are encouraged to apply and submit all application materials to the program by the Priority Processing date of October 1st.  All application materials must be submitted by the application deadline of April 1st.  
Dual Ethics and Pain Management (5 CEUs Ethics/1 CEU Pain)
October 31 2014 at 9:00 AM
Oakland Center - Educational Outreach
Register Online Understanding ethical principles is important; however, it is not enough. Looking at actual ethical violations teaches us that the most well intended social workers make critical mistakes. These mistakes become compounded as the situation proceeds. Social workers often have some knowledge of the principle involved, yet they take actions which put their license at risk. Why does this occur? What types of structures, practice strategies, and accountability procedures might be needed to reduce this serious risk? This workshop addresses these questions and issues in the context of the Michigan Regulatory process. This course includes one hour of pain management content. Instructors: Anwar Najor-Durack Ph.D. & Dennis Muzzi L.M.S.W, C.A.A.D.C.
Mindfulness and Social Work Practice (3 CEUs)
November 5 2014 at 6:00 PM
Thompson Home
Register Online Participants learn how mindfulness can enhance personal life and therapeutic work. Participants gain knowledge of how to practice mindfulness themselves-both inside and outside of the therapy hour. Research shows mindfulness can impact life positively in the following ways: reduce stress, reduce chronic physical pain, boost the immune system, reduce emotional reactivity, increase self-awareness, improve attention and concentration, enhance positive emotions, cultivate well-being and happiness and positively impact the brain. Content areas include: an overview of Mindfulness, Mindfulness of the body, awareness of thoughts and obstacles to Mindfulness. Practices include: Walking meditation and practices to develop positive emotions. Instructor: Pauline Everette, Ph.D. 
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