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Continuing Education to offer 'Ethics and Boundaries' programs

RELEASED: June 30, 2010

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

EAU CLAIRE — UW-Eau Claire Continuing Education/UW-Extension will offer programs on Ethics and Boundaries for social workers, therapists, counselors and psychologists this fall and winter. The programs meet the Wisconsin Department of Regulation and Licensing requirements for continuing education in that topic area.

Two courses are offered as part of the Ethics and Boundaries program: "Spirituality & Religion" and "A Clinical Perspective." Dr. Nick Smiar, professor emeritus of social work at UW-Eau Claire, will lead the "Spirituality & Religion" programs. Dr. Gary Schoener, a clinical psychologist and director of consultation and training at the Walk-In Counseling Center in Minneapolis, Minn., will present the programs on "A Clinical Perspective."

Dates and locations for "Spirituality & Religion" are:

  • Sept. 15, Best Western Trail Lodge Hotel & Suites, Eau Claire.
  • Oct. 13, Flat Creek Inn & Suites, Hayward.
  • Nov. 17, Quality Inn, Rhinelander.
  • Jan. 26, 2011, Days Inn Rice Lake Lodge and Banquet Center, Rice Lake.
  • Feb. 9, 2011, Comfort Inn & Suites, Black River Falls.
  • Feb. 23, Plaza Hotel & Suites, Eau Claire.

All "Spirituality & Religion" programs will run from 12:30-4:30 p.m. The cost is $89 per workshop, which includes handouts and instruction. Participants will earn four continuing education hours for the program.

Dates and locations for "A Clinical Perspective" are:

  • Dec. 2, Plaza Hotel & Suites, Eau Claire.
  • Dec. 3, Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites, Wausau

"A Clinical Perspective" will be held from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. The cost is $159 per workshop, which includes lunch, program handouts and instruction. Participants will earn six continuing education hours for the program.

For more information, to register or to request accommodations for disabilities, call 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 website.

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