Friday April 22, 2016 from 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM CDT
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University of Illinois School of Social Work 
Room 2015
1010 W. Nevada St.
Urbana, IL 61801

Metered parking is available at the perimeter of the building.

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Amy Frederick 
School of Social Work 

University of Illinois Spring CEU Seminar 2016 

Join us for a full-day CEU Seminar. This seminar offers up to 6.0 CEU credits. The morning session offers 3.0 CEU credits while each afternoon session offers 1.5. Lunch is included if registering for the full day!

Metered parking only.  Available near the building.


8:30am - Check-in

9:00am -12:00pm - "Social Work and Integrated Care: A Multidisciplinary Look at Healthcare in Our Community" (3.0 CEU)

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

12:00-1:00pm - Lunch Break

Boxed lunches are included with Full Day registration, and are available for purchase for $10 for those registering for Morning Only or Afternoon Only sessions.

1:00 - 2:30pm - "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

2:30pm - 4:00pm - "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, CEO of Ascend Consultation in Health Care