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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


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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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. 
2014 Social Work Edith Harris Lecture on Behavioral Addictions and Substance Use Disorders
November 6 2014 at 1:00 PM
Community Arts Auditorium
The School of Social Work 2014 endowed Edith Harris Lecture will feature keynote speaker, Matthew Owen Howard, Ph.D., Daniels Distinguished Professor of the School of Social Work at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill presenting "Conceptualizing Behavioral Addictions and Substance Use Disorders: New Developments in Assessment and Treatment." The past decade has witnessed an explosion of research on the behavioral addictions.  These conditions include compulsive shopping, tanning addiction, exercise dependence, love addiction, sexual addiction, Internet addiction, workaholism, binge eating disorder, and pathological gambling. This lecture will review contemporary conceptualizations of the behavioral addictions, optimal screening and assessment practices, and the efficacy of current psychosocial and pharmacological interventions.  Recent developments in the substance abuse area will also be examined, including use of designer drugs such “bath salts” and synthetic marijuana, prescription drug abuse, heroin and other drug-related overdose deaths.  This lecture will be of interest to practitioners, students, and those in academia in the health and social science disciplines. This FREE event is open to the public, faculty, staff, students and alumni. Two continuing education credits are available for a $10 fee with no pre-registration required.
Autism Spectrum Disorder: Putting the Puzzle Together One Piece at a Time (3 CEUs) "CANCELLED* (Will be rescheduled at a later date)
November 7 2014 at 9:00 AM
Advanced Technology Education Center - Educational Outreach
Understanding how family, school and community resources are interlocking pieces that support people with ASD.  The presentation includes information on the development of healthy relationships and transition to adulthood. *DHS agency workers email ce_ssw@wayne.edu  for free registration. Non DHS workers the cost is $35.00*
November 7 2014 at 12:00 PM
150 Thompson Home
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.
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