Spring CEU Seminar

Friday, April 22, 2016
8:30 am – 4:00 pm
School of Social Work
1010 W. Nevada St., Urbana

$25 for the whole day (including lunch) or $10 for the morning and $5 for each afternoon session (an additional $10 for lunch if you are only attending a half-day session).

Join the School of Social Work for a full-day CEU seminar and earn up to 6.0 CEU credits. The morning session offers 3.0 CEU credits while each afternoon session offers 1.5.




“Social Work and Integrated Care: A Multidisciplinary Look at Healthcare in Our Community” (3.0 CEU)

Sponsored by Healthcare Education and Leadership Scholars (HEALS) and the School of Social Work Alumni Association

This course will explore Integrated Care as an evidence-based practice, will look at a successful and nationally recognized model of Integrated Care and will discuss practical aspects of implementing Integrated Care in local and regional healthcare systems. The course will be followed by a panel discussion and Q&A.

  • Speaker: Amanda Brooks, LCSW, CADC, Behavioral Health Manager at PCC Community Wellness Center, Chicago
  • Panelists: Benjamin Gersh, MD, Carle Psychiatry and Psychology, Urbana
  • Sheila Ferguson, LCSW, CEO at Community Elements, Urbana
  • Vern Reinert, MS, LCPC, Manager at Memorial Outpatient Behavioral Health, Springfield
  • Amber Olson, MA, LCSW, Behavioral Health Consultant Supervisor at Memorial Behavioral Health, Springfield


Lunch Break (boxed lunches available)


“Social Workers’ Shifting Roles Moving Forward: The Case for Training Students on Screening Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT)” (1.5 CEU)

Screening Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) models are short, portable interventions that have been used to successfully intervene with individuals’ substance use in opportunistic settings like primary care or emergency room settings. The three goals of this presentation are to 1) describe the major components of the SBIRT model, 2) review the evidence-base for SBIRT, and 3), discuss initiatives at the UI School of Social Work to train students and field placement supervisors on the SBIRT model.

  • Speaker: Douglas Smith, PhD, Associate Professor at the School of Social Work, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


“Windows of Opportunity for Professionals Treating Eating Disorders” (1.5 CEU)

Eating disorders have the highest mortality rate of any mental illness. This presentation will help to understand eating disorders; their etiology, signs, symptoms and medical risks, will explore the therapist’s role in providing collaborative care and will discuss ways to motivate change and support recovery.

  • Speaker: Jenny H. Conviser, Psy.D., CEDS, CC-AASP, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences in the Feingberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University

Register for the Spring CEU Seminar

For additional information please contact Amy Frederick