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Doctoral Student Spotlight

Learn how Markus Whitehead proposes to answer these questions and more through his research and studies in the Social Work Doctoral Program at Wayne. More

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Innovative Lectures

November 10, 2016 Social Work welcomed Charles Wilson, MSSW as the 29th Annual Edith Harris Memorial Lecture keynote speaker. Click More> for a PDF of the 2016 Lecture PowerPoint presentation. 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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Pain Management Online Course (1 CEU)
December 6 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)
December 6 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.  
Exploring Water as a Human Right - a Food, Fun & Film event
December 9 2016 at 5:30 PM
Wayne State University School of Social Work
The Wayne State University School of Social Work is proud to present Exploring Water as a Human Right - a Food, Fun & Film event. Join us for fresh food, vibrant music, and engage in discussions following the viewing of Flow: The Global Water Crisis.
Welcome Days-M.S.W Informational Meetings
December 17 2016 at 9:30 AM
Old Main
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.   Applicants applying to the advanced standing program must have a B.S.W. degree that was awarded five years or less from their admission to the advanced standing program.  Those with a B.S.W. degree older than five years may apply to the core program.  All application materials must be submitted by the application deadline of March 1.   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 application materials must be submitted by the application deadline of April 1.   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.
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