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Continuing Education.


Mental Health

The Faces of Grief - Proactive Grieving: Turning Loss Into Legacy


Drawing courtesy of Mitch Carmody

When: October 23, 2014, 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM
Where: UMD Kathryn A Martin Library Rotunda (4th floor), 416 Library Drive, Duluth, MN
Cost: $145 Early Bird Registration (ends October 2, 2014), $165 Regular Registration

Proactive grieving means embracing your grief—not  fighting it, medicating it long term, or ignoring it, but choosing instead to live with the loss and be transformed by it. This workshop breaks down the current myths in the bereavement process and offers a more humanistic approach in recovering from loss. One can choose to become an intentional survivor and legacy builder. Topics include:

UMD Continuing Education is an approved provider by the Minnesota Board of Social Work. This workshop carries 6.5 CEUs.

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Anxiety Disorders: Finding a Way Through Fear, Worry, Obsession, and Panic

When: November 11, 2014, 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM
Where: UMD Center for Economic Development, 11 E. Superior Street, Suite 210
Cost: $145 Early Bird Registration (ends October 20, 2014), $165 Regular Registration

The phenomenon we know as anxiety is common to all people. When life is unbalanced, people are more vulnerable to anxiety. While some anxiety is perfectly normal and relatively easy to cope with, prolonged and intense anxiety may lead to crippling physical or psychosocial symptoms. This workshop offers information on the symptoms of anxiety disorders as well as techniques to reduce stress, improve self-esteem, and minimize the negative effects of anxiety disorders.

This training meets the criteria for the Minnesota Department of Human Services' 7 hour annual mental health certification training requirements for Adult Foster Care facilities, and provides 8.4 contact hours for nurses, 7.0 continuing education hours for Minnesota social workers, 7.0 education hours for chemical dependency counselors, and 7.0 education hours for direct care staff. 

Save money! Register for both Anxiety and Mood Disorders workshops and save $35!

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Mood Disorders: High Highs and Low Lows; Slowing Down the Roller Coaster

When: November 12, 2014, 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM
Where: UMD Center for Economic Development, 11 E. Superior Street, Suite 210
Cost: $145 Early Bird Registration (ends October 20, 2014), $165 Regular Registration

No one is immune to mood disorders. People experience incapacitating changes in their emotional state, desire to live, energy level, motivation, and thought process. This workshop will help you recognize the different types of depression and understand the dynamics of bipolar disorders. Current treatment approaches will be discussed and intervention guidelines will be identified. You will have an opportunity to do a case study practicing your suicide assessment skills. 

This training meets the criteria for the Minnesota Department of Human Services' 7 hour annual mental health certification training requirements for Adult Foster Care facilities, and provides 8.4 contact hours for nurses, 7.0 continuing education hours for Minnesota social workers, 7.0 education hours for chemical dependency counselors, and 7.0 education hours for direct care staff.

Save money! Register for both Anxiety and Mood Disorders workshops and save $35!

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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


Mental Health First Aid for Veterans is a ground-breaking public education program that helps participants identify, understand, and respond to mental illness. Mental Health First Aid for Veterans focuses on the unique experiences and needs of military members, veterans, and their families. Whether you are currently serving in the armed forces or are a veteran, family member of a veteran, or someone who works with veterans, this training is for you.

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

Learn more about our Mental Health First Aid courses  

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