Professional Development Workshop Series

The Professional Development Workshop Series has been designed to meet the needs and interests of a diverse audience. Issues from contemporary society serve as the foundation of these timely topic offerings.

Undergraduate, graduate students and practicing professionals from counseling, psychology, social work, nursing, education, sociology, business and a variety of other fields will find these workshop series to be of professional and personal value. 

Course Description

This workshop explores research on the spiritual impact of child abuse and examines approaches for coordinating medical and mental health care with spiritual care. The class also discusses social work and criminal justice investigations when life-saving medical care is withheld from a child on the basis of religion or when physical abuse is justified with scripture.

Instructor:


Victor Vieth is the Senior Director and Founder of the Gundersen National Child Protection Training Center. He has trained tens of thousands of child protection professionals throughout the world and has consulted on thousands of child abuse cases. He is the author of numerous peer-reviewed works on the topic of child abuse. He has taken a leadership role in developing collaborations between faith and child protection professionals. He received his B.S. from Winona State University, an MA from Wartburg Theological Seminary, and a JD from Hamline University School of Law.

Dates/Time Friday, Nov. 16, 2018 – 4-9:30pm
Saturday, Nov. 17, 2018 – 9am-4:30pm
Location: University Center Rochester
859 30th Ave SE, Rochester, MN 55904 - Map (PDF)
Undergraduate and
Graduate Credit
Registration:                 
Registration and fees
Undergraduate – CE495-04,
Course ID 002309
Graduate – CE595-04, Course ID 002313
Non-credit / CEU Registration: 13 contact hours | 1.3 CEU | Cost: $175
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Course Description

Come explore resilience and walk away with practical strategies to incorporate it more into your everyday life! This engaging workshop will help participants boost their ability to adapt, overcome, and grow from challenging life experiences. Topics will include resilience, grit, growth mindset, emotional agility, self-compassion, joy, and more.

Instructor:


Mick Lynch earned his master’s degree in clinical psychology from Southern Illinois University in 1997 and his doctorate in psychology from the Wisconsin School of Professional Psychology in 2006. He has held licenses as a Professional Counselor, Independent Clinical Supervisor, and a Licensed Psychologist in two states. Mick has worked in private practice, hospitals, community clinics, correctional facilities, and higher education as a champion for mental health and helping others create their best life. Mick’s entire career has been focused on listening to individuals’ stories of adversity and helping them acquire, practice, and apply resiliency skills to improve their lives. Now at Winona State University, Mick is a co-founder and active member of the university’s Resilience Working Group and Resilience Theme Team that aim to create a more resilient culture, campus, and community. In this capacity Mick has trained numerous faculty, staff, and students on resilience constructs through his dynamic and engaging seminars and workshops.

Dates/Time Friday, February 22, 2019 – 4-9pm
Saturday, February 23, 2019 – 9am-4pm
Location: University Center Rochester
859 30th Ave SE, Rochester, MN 55904 - Map (PDF)
Undergraduate and
Graduate Credit
Registration:                 
Registration and fees
Undergraduate – CE495-01,
Course ID 002200
Graduate – CE595-02, Course ID 002204
Non-credit / CEU Registration: 13 contact hours | 1.3 CEU | Cost: $175
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Course Description

This course will introduce students to the court system. The court process will be discussed as well as courtroom cultures. Students will learn about the types of courtroom events where witnesses are expected to testify. Students will explore courtroom culture and gain practical skills for testifying in court.

Instructor:


Tim Gruenke received a juris doctorate from the University of Wisconsin in 1995. Tim has served as an Assistant District Attorney for La Crosse County, Wisconsin from 1995 until 2007. In 2007, Gruenke was elected the District Attorney for La Crosse County, a position he has held since that time. Gruenke regularly teaches criminal justice related classes at Western Technical College and he has served a presenter for many professional prosecutor trainings. Gruenke has been the recipient of many awards, including the Wisconsin District Attorneys Association District Attorney of the Year in 2012 and 2018.

Michelle Keller received a Juris Doctorate from the University of Colorado School of Law in 2004. From 2004 until 2015, Michelle served as a prosecuting attorney in multiple states, including Colorado, Missouri and Wisconsin. In 2015, Keller joined Winona State University as an Assistant Professor in the Criminal Justice program. Keller currently teaches Crime and Justice in America, Forensic Interviewing of Children, and multiple classes related to criminal law.

Dates/Time Friday, March 29, 2019 – 4-9pm
Saturday, March 30, 2019 – 9am-4pm
Location: University Center Rochester
859 30th Ave SE, Rochester, MN 55904 - Map (PDF)
Undergraduate and
Graduate Credit
Registration:                 
Registration and fees
Undergraduate – CE495-02,
Course ID 002201
Graduate – CE595-02, Course ID 002205
Non-credit / CEU Registration: 13 contact hours | 1.3 CEU | Cost: $175
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Course Description

This workshop will introduce participants to holistic self-care techniques that include mindfulness meditation practices, qi gong practice, and working with developing an embodied “felt sense” through movement and stillness in a manner that supports ongoing resilience and well-being. The practices within this retreat will familiarize participants with integrated breath/movement practices suitable for both experienced practitioners as well as beginners.

Instructor:


Paul Stern is the Founder and Executive Director of Manitou Center, a local non-profit organization providing for the forwarding of holistic human development through offering community accessible courses in mind, body, and spirit practices. He is a martial arts, Qi Gong, and meditation instructor with over 30 years of practice experience and 20 years of instruction.

Dates/Time Friday, April 5, 2019 – 4-9pm
Saturday, April 6, 2019 – 9am-4pm
Location: University Center Rochester
859 30th Ave SE, Rochester, MN 55904 - Map (PDF)
Undergraduate and
Graduate Credit
Registration:                 
Registration and fees
Undergraduate – CE495-03,
Course ID 002202
Graduate – CE595-03, Course ID 002205
Non-credit / CEU Registration: 13 contact hours | 1.3 CEU | Cost: $175
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Course Description

This workshop is an introduction to mental health diagnoses in children. The workshop will provide frameworks to understanding child development, care giver’s mental health and its impact on the child, trauma and its impact on the child, and introduce the DC:0-5 Manual.

Instructor:


Erica Thibodeaux is a licensed professional counselor working in private practice and under clinical supervision in Winona, MN. She has three years of post-graduate professional experience in diagnosing children and adults in clinical settings. She has 7 years of experience in instruction at the college level. Erica has developed college and community college level courses on health and development and stress management.

Dates/Time Friday, April 12, 2019 – 4-9pm
Saturday, April 13, 2019 – 9am-4pm
Location: University Center Rochester
859 30th Ave SE, Rochester, MN 55904 - Map (PDF)
Undergraduate and
Graduate Credit
Registration:                 
Registration and fees
Undergraduate – CE495-04,
Course ID 002203
Graduate – CE595-04, Course ID 002207
Non-credit / CEU Registration: 13 contact hours | 1.3 CEU | Cost: $175
Register and pay with credit card online.
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