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BMC Staff Trainings and Seminars

Upcoming Events:

ACT-ivation in the Face of Pain
Julie Hamilton, LMSW, ACSW, CAADC
FRIDAY, APRIL 26TH, 9:00AM-12:00PM
3 CEUs in Pain Management

This workshop will provide an introduction to ACT: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and ACT’s role in promoting life engagement when dealing with physical pain. There are now over 1000 RCT’s demonstrating the effectiveness of ACT in a variety of contexts including pain management, anxiety, depression, OCD, eating disorders, maladaptive perfection and performance. 


  • Learn the six processes of Psychological Inflexibility that can influence the transition of acute pain to chronic pain.
  • Learn the Six Processes of Psychological Flexibility that promote increased life engagement when dealing with physical pain.
  • Learn 3 ACT evidence-based skills that have been shown to promote a shift in Psychological Inflexibility towards Flexibility.

Julie Hamilton has nearly 30 years of experience in the field of clinical social work. Populations treated include individuals with eating disorders/Body Dysmorphic Disorder, pain management, depression, anxiety/panic, OCD, and malignant perfectionism. Her training is in the following areas: Behavioral/CBT/ACT/DBT. She also provides professional counseling and coaching services at her private practice to athletes and professionals at all levels with stress, anxiety, eating disordered behavior, perfection, athletic staleness and performance issues.

Julie is currently serving Henry Ford Health System as the Physician Employee Assistance Provider (PEAP). She provides coaching and counseling using an evidence-based approach called ACT: Acceptance and Commitment Training. Two years ago she launched a 3 Module Evidence Based ACT Skill Building Series to reduce burnout amongst medical providers. This series is currently being provided throughout HFHS to assist medical professionals with coping with the stress, anxiety, burnout and trauma caused by the pandemic.

Prior to joining HFHS, Julie had been Coordinator of Counseling, Health and Wellbeing at the Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry working with dental students and faculty. She has served as an adjunct instructor of social work at The University of Detroit Mercy. She has also led ACT trainings at the University of Michigan School of Social Work. She provides a wide variety of professional trainings in ACT/Psychological Flexibility, Mindfulness, CBT, Behaviorism and evidence based Anti-Racism/Anti-Stigmatization both locally and nationally.

Julie is also a founding member of the Viola Liuzzo Park Association and has worked with the Michigan DNR, The City of Detroit, the NAACP, Quick Loans and other organizations to restore the Viola Lizzo Park in northwest Detroit. Mrs. Liuzzo was a Detroit mother of five who was murdered by the Klu Klux Klan following the historic 1965 March on Selma led by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and John Lewis. Mrs. Liuzzo, a Wayne State University nursing student at the time, volunteered as support to the marchers. Her ultimate sacrifice, along with the sacrifice of so many others, led to the signing of the Voting Rights Act in 1965.



Ellen Craine, JD, LMSW, ACSW, INHC
FRIDAY, MAY 31ST, 9:00AM-12:00PM
3 CEUs in Ethics

This course will look at necessary writing skills for social workers beyond the case note. Ethical writing utilizing the current NASW Code of Ethics will be discussed. In addition, the course will touch on the role of AI tools such as ChatGPT and explore ethical considerations in this area.

As a result of this course, participants will be prepared to:

  • Participants will gain an increased understanding of the role of ethics in writing case notes utilizing the NASW Code of Ethics as a model.
  • Participants will learn best practices for language to use in writing effective and ethical case notes.
  • Participants will learn a model for writing effective case notes.
  • Identify the pros and cons and ethical considerations in the use of AI tools in clinical writing.



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