Skip to main content

Social Work Alumni CE Training

Title: A Journey From Medical Social Work to Mortician and the Intersection of These Professions  

Trainer: Robert Bergman, LMSW

Date: May 9, 2024 1-2 PM; 1 CE for Michigan Social Workers

Location: Zoom (Zoom link will be sent prior to event)

Description: This course will provide insight on the journey of a social worker’s transition from medical social worker to a mortician in a local funeral home. Focus will be placed on how skills taught in social work education can be used and improved upon in other human support fields. Education will be provided about the funeral industry and social work support in this industry. Time will include an opportunity to engage in a time of question-and-answer concerning basic questions about the funeral industry, funeral services education, and funeral professional licensure in the state of Michigan.  This training will explore the wide-ranging social work skills, and the transfer to of those skills to other professions.  Social workers interact with a variety of other professions, and engaging well with these professionals to best support clients is pertinent.  Death is the inevitable end for all, and though a difficult topic, shying away from it does a disservice to our clients and communities.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand how typical social work skills can and are used in other human service fields.  
  • Learn about the transition from a medical social worker to that of a mortician.  
  • Obtain a great understanding of the relationship that can exist between local service providers and local funeral homes.  
  • Obtain a greater understand of the inner working of a funeral home including but not limited to current laws, regulations and guidelines. 
  • Engage in a time of question and answer if desired.  

To register, click here.

These trainings are only open to our BSW and MSW graduates and current Social Work students.  These trainings will be free or low cost and will be held via zoom to accommodate many geographic locations.  These trainings will be approved for CE credit by the Michigan NASW.  If you practice outside of Michigan, you may need to get additional approval from your local approving body.