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Professional Development Programs • Social Workers and Professional Counselors

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Earn your required CEHs and CEUs with workshops sponsored by UW Oshkosh and the Northeast Wisconsin Alliance for Social Worker and Professional Counselor Continuing Education.

Click here to download the fall 2017 workshop brochure


Ethics and Boundaries: Ethical Responsibilities to Colleagues: Recognizing and Responding to Problematic and Unethical Behaviors

Friday, October 6, 2017 • 9 a.m.–1 p.m. in Menasha, WI

With the increasing emphasis on collaboration in practice, maintaining and sustaining relationships with colleagues has become even more important in meeting clients’ needs. Learn more 


Rethinking Gender: Serving Transgender and Gender Nonconforming Clients      

Friday, October 27, 2017 • 9 a.m.–1 p.m. in Oshkosh, WI

How prepared are you to serve transgender and/or gender nonconforming individuals and families in your organization? This workshop is for human service providers who want to increase their comfort and competency working with people who are transgender and/or gender nonconforming. Utilizing a “gender justice” framework, providers and organizations can potentially save and enhance the lives of their trans and/or gender nonconforming clients. Learn more


Remembering Your Way: An Invitation to Rest, Reflect and Renew

Friday, November 3, 2017 • 9 a.m.–1 p.m. in Oshkosh, WI

In this workshop we will create an accepting environment to explore the challenging concepts of burn out, compassion fatigue, and secondary traumatic stress. We will discuss the impact of doing trauma work, discover nurturing strategies for self-care, and develop the skills for resiliency. Learn more


Crisis Intervention and De-Escalation Skills

Friday, December 1, 2017 • 9 a.m.–1 p.m. in Appleton, WI

This workshop will introduce information about how emotional situations escalate to a crisis level, how to prevent this from happening, and how to effectively de-escalate a crisis situation once it has occurred. Learn more 


Dementia From Two Perspectives: Care Recipient & Family Caregiver

Friday, February 2, 2018 • 9 a.m.–1 p.m. in Appleton, WI

Diagnoses of dementia (Alzheimer’s disease, Vascular Dementia, Lewey Body Dementia, etc.) are one the rise, and it is likely that professional social workers will provide services to individuals living with dementia and their non-professional caregivers at some point.  This workshop will examine the experience of dementia from the perspectives of the individual living with the disease and the individual(s) providing non-professional care. Learn more


Strategies for Working with Mandated Clients, Safety Strategies in the Field, & Conflict Resolution in Human Services      

Friday, April 13, 2018 • 9 a.m.–4 p.m. in Hartford, WI

Working with mandated or involuntary clients is a common challenge for human service workers across multiple disciplines. Clients may appear to be resistant to services; however, there are special considerations and strategies in the assessment and intervention process that can optimize client outcomes for mandated clients. Learn more


The Ethics and Boundaries of Confidentiality

Friday, May 11, 2018 • 9 a.m.–1 p.m. in Fond du Lac, WI

This workshop is for human service providers who want to increase their ability to maintain confidentiality in practice, professional/non-practice settings, and their personal lives. Using the code of ethics frameworks for NASW, AAMFT, and ACA, along with requirements of HIPPA, human service providers will better ensure the confidentiality of those they work with and minimize their risk for grievance, censure, and litigation. Learn more


CEH/CEU Requirements: For the March 1, 2017 – February 28, 2019 biennium30 continuing education credit hours are required. Of those, 4 credit hours must be in social work ethics and professional boundaries.

Social work training programs sponsored by the Northeast Wisconsin Alliance for Social Worker Continuing Education will be accepted by the State of Wisconsin as continuing education hours. Full attendance at the workshop will earn continuing education hours.

  • Professional Counselor CEH: The UW Oshkosh Department of Counselor Education, accredited by the Commission for the Accreditation of Counseling and Related Education Program (CACREP) has approved these workshops for continuing education hours.
  • Continuing Education Units (CEUs): Workshop participants can receive Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for their full participation in each workshop.

In the event of late arrival and/or early departure, amended certificates indicating the actual number of credit hours earned will be provided upon calling our office.

Student Rate: Students currently enrolled in the UW Oshkosh Social Work Program may register at a reduced rate of $20. You must register using your UW Oshkosh email address and include your seven-digit student ID number.

Registration Deadlines: The registration deadline for each of the workshops is 10 business days before the program starts. After this date, please call the UW Oshkosh Division of Online and Continuing Education at (920) 424-1129 to determine program availability.

Questions and More Information: Questions concerning registration and program content should be directed to the Division of Online and Continuing Education, University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, 800 Algoma Boulevard, Oshkosh, WI 54901-8623. Please call (920) 424-1129.

Cancellation Policy: Cancellations received 10 business days before the program will receive a full refund, minus a $35 processing charge. No refunds will be given for cancellations received less than 10 business days before the program. UW Oshkosh reserves the right to cancel any program due to insufficient enrollment, as well as the right to limit enrollment due to excessive demand. UW Oshkosh is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution. If you need special assistance and/or accommodations, please notify us by the registration deadline. All requests will be kept confidential.

Program Planner: The program planner for this program is Jason Hubbard. We are continuously looking for new and diverse program ideas. You can contact Jason at (920) 424-1129. You may also email him at hubbardj@uwosh.edu.


Click Here for a listing of Social Work and Counseling programs offered by University of Wisconsin Green Bay Continuing Professional Education.