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Pain Management Online Course (1 CEU)
February 9 2016
Online Programs
One out of three Americans suffer from chronic pain. Think about that for a minute. You, me, your partner, your friends, your family, your colleagues, your clients. We are all at risk and many are already suffering. Advances in medicine, longer life spans and an aging population only make the challenges all the more important. Chronic pain can be disabling, detrimental to functioning and at the very least, distracting.  How do we treat it? Do opiates help? Why would the Michigan Legislature pass a law establishing a “right to adequate pain relief”? This one hour course will begin to answer these questions. Research will be cited to help wade through the myriad of “treatments”. Traditional medicine, complementary and alternative medicine, psycho- social methods and other approaches will be presented. Specific techniques will be reviewed. Participants will be encouraged to apply the concepts both personally and professionally. And finally, not only will this course meet the requirement for “one hour of pain management education every three years”, but it will also help you understand where the requirement came from. Pending a passing post-test score, a certificate will be e-mailed to you. Visit our website to complete this online course http://socialwork.wayne.edu/continuing-education/pain_management_online_course.php Instructor: Dennis Muzzi, L.M.S.W.
Ethics Online Course (5 CEUs)
February 9 2016
Online Programs
This course is comprised of two modules with the first focusing on Ethical Social Work Practice and second on The Regulatory Process.  The course is also divided into 14 parts designed to assist participants in managing completion of the course at an individual pace. Module one focuses on licensure, the Public Health Code, and the code of ethics, exploring causes of ethical violations, describing the slippery slope model, and following with the challenges that social workers face.  Development of the social worker is then identified in Module two, followed by risk factors and examples of excuses often voiced by social workers who have been sanctioned for violating the Public Health Code. This is an online continuing education credit hour course that can be completed at your leisure in the comfort of your own home! It is as simple as watching the presentation, completing a post-test followed by an evaluation and paying the fee. Pending a passing post-test score, a certificate will be e-mailed to you.  Visit our website to complete this online course http://socialwork.wayne.edu/continuing-education/ Instructor: Anwar Najor-Durack, Ph.D., L.M.S.W.  
GPD: Multiple Role Management
February 9 2016 at 3:00 PM
Welcome Center
The aim of this GPD is to discuss ways in which graduate students manage their multiple roles in a healthy and satisfying manner. Panel members will briefly introduce themselves and discuss their multiple role management histories. They will then lead breakout sessions with small groups of students to discuss their experiences. Students are encouraged to reflect on the following questions prior to attending: 1. To what extent to do you believe that it is possible to balance or manage your multiple roles as a graduate student, employee, parent, child, caregiver, friend, volunteer (or other roles you may have)? 2. To what extent to do you believe that faculty are able to manage these multiple roles and what have you witnessed among faculty and mentors? 3. What are some the challenges in managing your roles? 4. What are some solutions that have worked well in managing your roles? 5. What are you hoping to learn by attending a session on managing your roles? Panel and Breakout Session Leaders: Dr. Krista Brumley (Sociology), Dr. Annmarie Cano (The Graduate School; Psychology), Dr. Anne Duggan (Classical and Modern Languages, Literature, & Culture), Dr. Sharon Lean (Political Science), Dr. Katheryn Maguire and Dr. Donyale Padgett (Communication), Dr. Kevin Theis (Immunology & Microbiology).
Infant Mental Health: Supporting Families with Infants, Toddlers and Young Children (3 CEUs)
February 12 2016 at 9:00 AM
Schoolcraft Center - Educational Outreach
Instructor: Carolyn Joy Dayton, Ph.D., L.M.S.W., IMH-E (IV) Course Description: This course will review the primary components of attachment theory, describe the components of IMH interventions, and review the use of various IMH interventions with different clinical populations. Small group discussion and visual displays will be utilized. DHS/private agency workers email ce_ssw@wayne.edu  for free registration. Non-DHS worker cost is $30.00; Pay Here for Registration  
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