Professional Development

UW-BSC Continuing Education offers a variety of non-credit professional development opportunities for students and community members.

Winter Spring 2015 Professional Development Classes




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Instructors: Kathy Thornburgh and Ann Renn
School Counselors Baraboo High School & Mental Health First Aid USA Instructors

Just as CPR helps you assist an individual having a heart attack — even if you have no clinical training —Mental Health First Aid helps you assist someone experiencing a mental health related crisis. In the Mental Health First Aid course, you learn risk factors and warning signs for mental health and addiction concerns, strategies for how to help someone in both crisis and non-crisis situations, and where to turn for help. In this class, you will have the opportunity to practice through role plays, scenarios, & activities making it easier to apply these skills in a real-life situation.

When you take this course, you learn how to apply the Mental Health First Aid action plan in a variety of situations, including when someone is experiencing:

1 - Panic attacks

2 - Suicidal thoughts or behaviors

3 - Non-suicidal self-injury

4 - Acute Psychosis (e.g., hallucinations or delusions)

5 - Overdose or withdrawal from alcohol or drug use

6 - Reaction to a traumatic event

Who should take this class? *Anyone that works, lives or is around people (police, nurses, educators, members of faith communities, social workers, caring citizens, etc....)

Thursday, June 18, 2015
8:30-5:00 pm
Rodem’s Room, Aural Umhoefer Classroom Building
Fee: $99 (includes Adult Mental Health First Aid Manual)

* You will receive a certificate upon completion of this 8-hour training.


How to Apply The Framework for Teaching to Advance Professional Practice

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Instructors: Teresa Lien, Danielson Group Consultant

The Framework for Teaching holds predictive validity (e.g. high teacher performance on The Framework for Teaching is correlated with high levels of student learning) when it is applied with accuracy and implemented with integrity.  In this workshop, participants will gain a deeper understanding of The Framework for Teaching so they can integrate The Framework for Teaching for reflective practice and continuous growth.

Friday, August 28, 2015
Rodem’s Room, Umhoefer Classroom building
Fee $129