Spring Seminars for Helping Professionals Announced

trainingAttention social workers, counselors, addiction professionals and anyone else in the helping professions! Marygrove College’s Division of Continuing Education and Career Enhancement and the Department of Social Work announce the Spring 2013 Applied Professional Education Seminars for behavioral health care workers and addiction specialists. These dynamic, highly interactive seminars will address the specific needs of helping professionals, espcially those working with addiction issues. These practical short forums are affordable – only $49 – and convenient. The seminars for Spring 2013 are:

  • Friday, March 15, 2013 – 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.  BHC 140 The Recovery Community and Peer Support Services with David Sampson, LMSW, CEO, Mariners Inn (see our previous post on February 7 for more information) Continue reading

David Sampson of Mariners Inn to Lead Seminar at Marygrove

DavidSampsonAccording to a 2012 study by the Partnership at Drugfree.org and the New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services 23.5 million adult Americans have had issues with alcohol or drug abuse – that’s one in ten adults! We have seen an increasing focus on recovery communities as an effective tool in helping those suffering from addiction. The next Applied Professional Education Seminar for Addiction Professionals (and others in the helping professions) will meet on Friday, March 15th on the beautiful Marygrove College campus. David Sampson, CEO of Detroit’s highly regarded Mariners Inn will speak on The Recovery Community and Peer Support Services from 9:00 AM to 12:30 PM. Continue reading

Time to Register for Winter Continuing Education Classes

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Is it time yet? Is it time to improve your computer use skills? How about train for a new job in medical billing and coding? Maybe your child or grandchild needs to keep their academic skills honed for school? Then it’s time to register! The Winter Marygrove College Continuing Education classes are available for online, phone-in and walk-in registration, classes start over the next couple of weeks, and we are waiting for you to sign up.

The entire Winter Continuing Education brochure is available online, or you can call 313-927-1219 to request that one be sent to your home. Continue reading

David Sampson of Mariners Inn to Lead Seminar at Marygrove

National Recovery Month may be over but Marygrove College‘s commitment to developing addiction recovery professionals continues. The next workshop in the Applied Professional Education Seminars for Addiction Professionals (and others in the helping professions) series will meet on Friday, October 26th on the beautiful Marygrove College campus. David Sampson, CEO of Detroit’s highly regarded Mariners Inn will speak on The Recovery Community and Peer Support Services from 9:00 AM to 12:30 PM.

Sampson is an expert on recovery communities through training and his work at Mariners Inn as both a therapist and administrator over the past 10 years. Mariners Inn is a 24 hour, residential, substance abuse treatment facility for adult, homeless, men of Southeastern Michigan. Continue reading

Time to Register for Fall Continuing Education Classes

Is it time? Is it time to improve your computer use skills? How about train for a new job in medical billing and coding? Maybe your child or grand child needs to keep their academic skills honed for school? Then it’s time to register! The Fall Marygrove College Continuing Education classes are available for online, phone-in and walk-in registration, classes start over the next couple of weeks, and we are waiting for you to sign up.

The entire Fall Continuing Education brochure is available online, or you can call 313-927-1219 to request that one be sent to your home. In it you will find great online classes that will let you study from the convience of your own home; on campus allied health certificate programs that will train you for careers that are growing even in today’s tough economy; Kids’ College and Institute of Music and Dance programs that have been serving Detroit area families for generations; and so much more. Continue reading

Fall Seminars Help Promote National Recovery Month

According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), September is National Recovery Month. The federal government in unison with non-profits, individuals, families, counselors, social workers and other helping professionals will use this month to promote the awareness of addictions and the often rocky road to recovery. SAMSHA says that 2.6 million Americans age 12 or over received treatment for an alcohol or drug problem in 2010. Marygrove College’s Department of Social Work and the Division of Continuing Education and Career Enhancement have teamed up to offer a series of seminars that will focus on addiction and recovery in support of this important campaign.

The first of Marygrove’s Applied Professional Education Seminars for Addiction Specialists (and others in the helping professions) will be offered during National Recovery Month. On Friday, September 28, 2012, from 9 AM to 12:30 PM, Michael Johnson, LMSW, a national expert, consultant and trainer in recovery will speak on Relapse Dynamics and the Offender. Continue reading

Marygrove Pharmacy Technician Students See Success

Marygrove College has had 18 students complete its Pharmacy Technician program since the first round of interns completed their field experiences in the summer of 2010. These “graduates” are passing the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board’s national exam, finding jobs, continuing their educations, even volunteering as Pharmacy Technicians in local hospitals. Of the 13 contacted at press time, 7 are employed, 5 are enrolled in additional education (4 of them at Marygrove), 6 are nationally certified, and 3 are volunteering as pharmacy technicians at local hospitals.

Consider Takeisha Rucker who completed her field placement at Davis Pharmacy in Detroit, MI in the fall of 2011. Her practical experience with a local pharmacy gave her an advantage when looking for work in her hometown. Continue reading