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UW-Eau Claire Offers Two Programs for Health and Human Services Professionals

RELEASED: April 22, 2005

EAU CLAIRE — University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Continuing Education will present two programs for health and human services professionals.

  • "Motivational Interviewing" will be held May 12 in Eau Claire, June 30 in Wausau, and August 30 in Appleton. All begin at 8:30 a.m. and end at 4:15 p.m. Program instructor Dr. Debra A. Murray is a trainer of trainers for Motivational Interviewing and Negotiation Training, Clinical Therapist for Franciscan Skemp Healthcare/Mary Health System, and Associate Professor of Psychology at Viterbo University where she is coordinator for the Alcohol & Drug Counseling Certification. Motivational interviewing is a directive, communication strategy for eliciting behavior change by helping resistant clients explore and resolve ambivalence.
  • "Out from Under the Influence" will be held May 26 in Wausau and June 16 in La Crosse. Both begin at 8:30 a.m. and end at 4:15 p.m. Program instructor Vern Weeks has spent more than twenty years providing substance abuse and behavioral health services to people of all ages in practice settings ranging from in-home and community services to outpatient, residential and in-patient treatment. He will share proven strategies and techniques for detection and intervention, as well as insights on the impact of substance use and abuse on clients and their families. This program is endorsed by the Wisconsin Certification Board.

Both programs are designed for social workers, nurses and other health professionals, behavioral health counselors, health educators, correctional counselors, educators, clergy, human service professionals, and others who confront substance abuse and abuse issues in their daily practice.

Both program also offer .06 CEUs for six hours of instruction and meet Wisconsin Department of Regulation and licensing requirements for continuing education for social workers, marriage and family therapists and psychologists and other professionals for whom licensure is dependent upon continuing education offered by an accredited university.

Tuition for each program is $125 per person and includes lunch, handouts, CEUs and refreshments.

To register or for more information, contact UW-Eau Claire Continuing Education at (715) 836-3636, (866) UWEC4CE, or e-mail ce@uwec.edu.

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