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Mental health series for professionals to be offered

RELEASED: Feb. 5, 2010

Editors: For more information or to arrange an interview, contact Nikki Andrews at 715-836-5606 or andrewns@uwec.edu.

EAU CLAIRE — "Understanding Mental Health," a series of programs designed for social workers, therapists, educators, administrators, school counselors, psychologists, police officers, substance abuse counselors, clergy and others who work with mental health issues in youth, adults and the elderly, will be offered through University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Continuing Education.

The programs will be held in Eau Claire at Florian Gardens; in Hayward at the Comfort Inn & Suites; and in Rhinelander at the Quality Inn. All programs will run from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Topics, dates and instructors are:

  • "Youth Mental Health" will be held April 8 in Eau Claire, April 27 in Hayward and May 11 in Rhinelander. Anita Vicek, MS, a licensed professional counselor, will be the instructor for the Eau Claire and Hayward workshops. Yvette Hittle, CSW, CSAC, and Jessica Meyer, MS, will be the instructors for the Rhinelander workshop.
  • "Adult Mental Health" will be held April 14 in Eau Claire, May 7 in Hayward and May 19 in Rhinelander. Brien Gleeson, licensed professional counselor and clinical substance abuse counselor, will be the instructor.
  • "Senior Mental Health" will be held April 21 in Eau Claire, May 13 in Hayward and May 24 in Rhinelander. Todd Sigler, PsyD, LP, NCC, licensed psychologist, nationally certified counselor and a registrant of the National Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology, will be the instructor.

The programs meet the Wisconsin Department of Regulation and Licensing requirements for continuing education for social workers, marriage and family therapists, psychologists and other professionals (six contact hours) and is approved by the National Association of Long Term Care Administrator Boards for six clock hours and six participant hours.

The fee for each program is $109 and includes lunch, program manual and instruction.

To register, receive program information or request reasonable accommodations for disabilities, contact Continuing Education at 715-836-3636 or 866-893-2423, use the Wisconsin Relay System (711), e-mail ce@uwec.edu or visit the Continuing Education Web site.

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