Advanced Workshop 6.5 CEU’s, led by graduate of Augsburg’s MSW program

Michael Borowiak, MSW, LICSW,

Lead, Follow or Get Out of the Way: Advanced Strategies for Working with Highly Distressed Couples

February 10, 2017

Advanced Workshop 6.5 CEU’s

Couples with high levels of distress create significant challenges that may overwhelm and compromise the effectiveness of mental health practitioners. Through interactive methods participants will identify common pitfalls and dilemmas faced when treating highly distressed couples. The importance of therapeutic leadership will be discussed and analyzed through the context of several case studies.
Michael Borowiak, MSW, LICSW
When: Friday February 10, 2017
9AM until 4:30PM
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University of MN Continuing Education Conference Center
1890 Buford Ave
St. Paul, Minnesota  55108
United States
Presenter: Michael Borowiak, MSW, LICSW: Traverse Counseling and Consulting, GBC
Contact: NASW MN

Social Work Continuing Education Events

“Forgiveness and Healing within the Family”

Hosted by Augsburg College Department of Social Work on November 7, 2016

This event featured film-maker Gayle Kirschenbaum and her new film: Look at Us Now, Mother!

Co-sponsored by Jewish Family and Children’s Service of Minneapolis, Jewish Family Service of St. Paul, Augsburg College Department of Social Work, St. Catherine/St. Thomas School of Social Work, and Minnesota State University at Mankato Department of Social Work. Break-out sessions and panel followed film: topics included suicide, forgiveness in the family, infidelity, shame, divorce, violence in the family, and LGBTQ.

Our next CEU will be this spring — stay tuned for further details!




Social Work professors receive research grants

Congratulations to our Social Work Professors for receiving 2014-2015 research grants!

Internationalization Grants

  • Nancy Rodenborg, Bibiana Koh, and Christina Erickson – Cuernavaca Mexico

Summer Scholarship Grants

  • Ankita Deka – “South Asian Health Resources: A Tool-kit for Community Health”

Social Work Day at the Capitol

capitol1With a fantastic turnout, and fabulous weather, the 18th Annual Social Work Day at the Capitol was one of the largest SWDAC gatherings ever.

About 780-plus students faculty, supporters (and staff) massed for a march from the MN History Center to a rally in the rotunda of the state capital building.


Augsburg BSW & MSW lead the marchers down the parade route and into the capital.
There were inspirational speeches followed interesting presentations.

Congratulations to the BSW students coordinators, Sara Huffman ’14, Joe Vital ’15 and Sheng Vang ’15, MSW student coordinator, Shareen Reda and faculty members, Drs. Lois Bosch, Ericka Kimball, Barbara Lehmann and Christina Erickson – and to Nicole Lach ’14 as one of the NASW-MN coordinators.