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Social Work manuscript competition winner explores components of strong therapeutic alliance. More

Community Engagement and Research

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

Doctoral Student Spotlight

Shantel Crosby: Trauma-informed teaching interventions for high-risk students More

Innovative Programs

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

Alumni Making a difference

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

Student Support

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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Pain Management Online Course (1 CEU)
October 6 2015
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.
GPD - Job Search Using LinkedIn
October 6 2015 at 4:00 PM
Welcome Center
WSU graduate students and Postdocs will have the steps in building a LinkedIn Profile which is essential for professional networking. In addition, the recipe for using LinkedIn as part of your professional job search will be shared.  Please register for this event by clicking on the RSVP button at the upper right, which will take you to WayneGradCareers or email gamlin@wayne.edu.
Welcome Days~ BSW Informational Meeting
October 7 2015 at 12:00 PM
University Center Macomb - Educational Outreach
We strongly encourage all prospective students to attend an informational meeting.  At the meetings, we cover in detail about the B.S.W. program, careers, application process, curriculum, tuition cost, and much more... The traditional B.S.W. program begins in the fall semester with a priority processing date of February 1st and deadline date of April 1st.  The B.S.W. - WOW (Where Online Works!) program begins in the winter semester with a priority processing date of October 1st and deadline date of November 15th.  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 selected program. If available, please bring an unofficial copy of your student transcripts to the meeting.
Graduate Resumes for Industry Webinar
October 7 2015 at 12:00 PM
Online Programs
WSU graduate students & Postdocs will review the steps in creating a resume that highlights projects, research activity and education for a job in industry.
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