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Continuing Education.


Mental Health

Entering the World of Dementia: A Workshop for Caregivers

Caregivers of people with dementia have a difficult and challenging journey, one that often ends in burnout. This training introduces caregivers to "Validation" which is a process and philosophy for providing care to people experiencing dementia.

Learn to decipher the meaning of behaviors and uncover their triggers. Explore interventions that decrease distress and incidences of these behaviors. Receive hands-on tools you can use when caring for a person with dementia. This workshop is offered by UMD Continuing Education in collaboration with Volunteers of America, National Service.

Presented by: Dianne M. Knettel, RN, MS, CVT
Date: Wednesday, June 18, 2014
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Place: University of Minnesota Duluth, 235 A.B. Anderson Hall
Cost: $145 (If registered by May 16, 2014), $165 (if registered after May 16, 2014)*
* Price includes lunch

Registration Deadline is Sunday, June 15, 2014. Pre-registration is required.

UMD Continuing Education is an approved continuing education provider by the Minnesota Board of Social Work. This training offers 7 CEUs.

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Mental Health First Aid

Adult Mental Health First Aid is an interactive 8-hour training program that presents an overview of mental illness and substance use disorders. This training prepares members of the community to provide Mental Health First Aid to individuals experiencing a mental health problem. The course is approved by the MN Board of Social Workers, and the MN Board of Peace Officer Standards and Training for 8 CEUs.

Time Commitment: 8 hours
Learning Format: Face-to-Face
Cost: Please see listings for cost

Youth Mental Health First Aid is an interactive 8-hour training program that introduces participants to the unique risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems in adolescents. The course is approved by the MN Board of School Administrators, the MN Board of Social Workers, and the MN Board of Peace Officer Standards and Training for 8 CEUs.

Time Commitment: 8 hours
Learning Format: Face-to-Face
Cost: Please see listings for cost

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Studies in Gambling Addiction: Counseling the Pathological Gambler Online Certificate

According to the National Council on Problem Gambling, about 1% of American adults — nearly 3 million people — are pathological gamblers. Another 2%–3% have less serious but still significant problems, and as many as 15 million are at risk. To meet the growing demand for trained professionals in the area of gambling addictions, UMD Continuing Education (CE) and the North American Training Institute (NATI) collaborated on a unique online training program, Studies in Gambling Addiction: Counseling the Pathological Gambler.

Learning Format: Online, self-paced, self-directed

Time Commitment & Cost:

Studies in Gambling Addiction Certificate - 60 hours for $1,295
Studies in Gambling Addiction Course 1 - 30 hours $695
Studies in Gambling Addiction Course 2 - 30 hours $695

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Studies in Fetal Alcohol Spectrum (SIFA) Certificate: Practical Strategies and Information for Helping Someone Live with FASD

It can’t be fixed. It can’t be changed. Brain damage caused by FASD (Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders), such as learning disabilities, memory problems, and poor impulse control is permanent. But, you can make a difference by helping someone with FASD prevent or avoid disruptive school experiences, inappropriate sexual behavior, alcohol/drug problems, employment problems, or trouble with the law.

The online, self-directed Studies in Fetal Alcohol Spectrum certificate provides training with foundational theory on the disorder, and focuses on practical strategies and skills for those who provide care or guidance to individuals affected by FASD.  

Time Commitment: 22 hours
Learning Format: Online, self-paced, self-directed
Cost: $295 if registering for the certificate

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Autism Spectrum Disorders

The autism spectrum is wide and complex; one size does not fit all. Autism is on the rise. The US Centers for Disease Control (CDC) identifies 1 in 88 American children as on the autism spectrum; a ten-fold increase in the past 40 years.

Online Course I: Navigating the Distinctive World of Autism Spectrum Disorders

This course examines the history of ASD, what we currently know and understand, and why it is on the rise. You will be captivated and informed about how the spectrum affects those with ASD by watching two videos. The first, Loving Lampposts, is told by the award-winning film producer, Todd Drenzler, whose son has autism. The second features Taylor Crowe who shares his personal journey with autism in My Life with Autism. A solid foundation of the terminology used to describe, diagnose, and understand ASD rounds out your learning in “Navigating the Distinctive World of Autism Spectrum Disorders.”

Time Commitment: 7.5 hours
Learning Format: Online, self-paced, self-directed
Cost: $119 (per course)

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Online Course II: Addressing Behavioral Characteristics of Autism

This course emphasizes the importance of respecting and recognizing the individual’s ability to cope with stressors in his/her environment. You will explore the unique learning styles of individuals diagnosed with ASD and apply practical strategies which support those individuals. You will gain a fuller understanding of how to assist individuals with ASD interact socially and how to control emotional responses. A listing of outside resources which support individuals on the autism spectrum rounds out your learning in “Addressing Behavioral Characteristics of Autism.”

Time Commitment: 7.5 hours
Learning Format: Online, self-paced, self-directed
Cost: $119 (per course)

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Contact Us

UMD Continuing Education
cehelp@d.umn.edu

218/726-8113





Contact Us

UMD Continuing Education
cehelp@d.umn.edu

218/726-8113