Course Listing - by Instructor
Amy Bailey has been working in child welfare in Michigan for over 15 years and is a licensed Master's level social worker. She's earned the John P Steketee Child Welfare Advocate of the Year award as well as the Michigan Supreme Court and Foster Care Review Board "Michigan's Foster Care Caseworker of the Year" award. Mrs. Bailey is currently employed as the Child Welfare Program Director at Pathways MI, a program of Arbor Circle.
|Audrey Carlstrom||Audrey Carlstrom joined MIOSHA’s Consultation Education and Training (CET) Division in April 2019. She serves as an Industrial Hygienist in the Training and Consultation Program for the Western Counties in Lower Michigan. Prior to joining MIOSHA’s CET Division, Audrey worked as a Wastewater Laboratory Technician. As a lab tech, Audrey performed analysis on water samples throughout the treatment process to ensure compliance with the required National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Permit. Additionally, Audrey served over eight years as a Bioenvironmental Engineering Technician in the Air Force, both in Active Duty and in the Michigan Air National Guard. Her duties and responsibilities primarily included occupational health surveys for over 24,000 personnel in industrial work centers. Audrey also performed environmental sampling and monitoring and was a member of the base HAZMAT emergency response team. Audrey has a Bachelor of Science degree in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology from the University of Michigan.|
|Gregg Dimkoff||Dr. Dimkoff is a professor of finance and Director of the Certified Financial Planning program at GVSU. He has a Ph.D. in finance and a BS degree in chemical engineering from Michigan State University, an MBA degree from Saint Louis University, and a Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU) degree from the American College. Professor Dimkoff has over 30 years of teaching experience with particular expertise in business finance, personal finance, insurance, and economics.|
David Doubblestein, PT, MS, LLCC, CLT, Cert. MDT is a graduate of Grand Valley State University and obtained his physical therapy licensure in the State of Michigan in 1997. David has studied many orthopedic manual modalities since obtaining his professional degree and licensure, including myofascial release, positional release therapy, muscle energy techniques, craniosacral therapy, and various approaches to joint mobilizations of the spine, pelvis, and extremities. He has developed lymphedema treatment programs after accomplishing his LLCC-lymphedema certification. David began teaching for the International Alliance of Healthcare Educators and the Chikly Health Institute in 2005 and taught various Lymph Drainage Therapy courses nationally, in Canada, Puerto Rico, and Scotland. During this time, he authored a case study of the effects of Lymph Drainage Therapy on Bell's Palsy, which was published in the Advance for Physical Therapists. In 2013, David pursued further studies in complete decongestive therapy through the Academy of Lymphatic Studies and successfully completed the CLT certification. He is currently teaching for the Academy of Lymphatic Studies. David is also a credentialed MDT practitioner since 2014 after completion of his studies in McKenzie Diagnosis and Therapy. In 2016, David authored and published the book, Manual Lymphatic Techniques for the Orthopedic Manual Therapist; Essential Treatment for Sport Injuries and Disorders of the Musculoskeletal System. He is currently pursuing his Ph.D. in Physical Therapy at the University of Michigan-Flint.
Marcia Ferstenfeld, M.A., CIRT, CI is in private practice working with couples, individuals and families. She is certified in Imago Relationship Therapy and a member of the Imago Faculty as a Certified Clinical Instructor. Her work focuses on training therapists, supporting couples and individuals in achieving personal growth, and developing loving relationships in regular and extended, intensive sessions.
Marcia is assisted by her husband, Larry, in her Getting The Love You Want, Keeping the Love You Find, and Connected Parents, Thriving Kids Workshops and classes and in her Clinical Training Courses. Married 55 years, they have three grown daughters, 10 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. They bring a wealth of insight and experience, gleaned from their personal devotion to their own evolving relationship.
|Jim Getting, PhD||Jim Getting was appointed to MIOSHA's Consultation Education and Training (CET) Division in 2007 and provides construction safety services for the Southwest counties of Michigan. Jim has over 16 years of experience as a construction safety professional. Prior to joining CET, Jim worked as Safety Director for several companies, encountering a multitude of construction safety hazards. Jim learned first-hand the challenges of training workers, developing safety plans, inspecting worksites, and developing written programs to ensure worker safety and complying with MIOSHA standards. Jim has a Doctoral degree in Industrial and Organizational Psychology from Auburn University. His primary specialty is the managing of safety and motivation of workers through behavioral safety methods. By utilizing these straight-forward and effective techniques and his field experience, Jim provides training and consultation to assist companies in developing positive and proactive safety programs.|
|Eric Hoogstra||Eric is a Clinical Affiliate Professor of Finance and Program Director for the Seidman Financial Planning Certificate Program, Grand Valley State University, Grand Rapids, Michigan. Dr. Hoogstra is also the owner of West Michigan Accounting Services and Arcadia Asset Management, a business based in Holland, Michigan that focuses on comprehensive financial planning and asset management. Has taught FPC 304, Retirement Planning and Employee Benefits since 1999. Eric is also teaching the FPC 303 Personal Income Tax Planning Course.|
Thavone Huinil, MSW, LMSW has a full time private practice in Grand Rapids, MI. She has a passion and gift for working with individuals, couples, and families, helping them to create safety and connection. She is an Adjunct Professor at Grand Valley State University in the School of Social Work, as well as provides supervision for limited license Social Workers.
Deborah Jandle, LMSW, began her practice called Holistic Counseling Services in 2002. The “Holistic” aspect means treating the whole person, mind, body and spirit. Deb has worked in the field of Social Work with families and individuals for over 20 years. She believes in social justice and self determination. Helping individuals and families find solutions that make theirs lives stronger is her passion.
Patrick Kiely graduated from Michigan State University School of Social Work in 2013 and began working as a Therapist in Muskegon County, focusing on youth identified with complex developmental trauma. During this time he also completed licensure requirements for Marriage and Family Therapy, with coursework completed through Michigan State’s Human Development and Family Studies Department. Over the three years Patrick implemented a variety of evidence based trauma interventions, particularly Trauma Focused CBT ( National Certification Completed in 2015). In 2015 he also began certification for EMDR, and completed international certification in May of 2019. From 2015 to 2019 Patrick had been supervising Family Based Services at Muskegon’s Community Mental Health (HealthWest), working with a team of clinicians to provide evidence based interventions for individual and family therapy to youth with a severe to moderate mental health diagnosis. He currently works with the Veterans Administration.
Katie Papke, LMSW, CAADC is an adjunct professor at GVSU. She works for the Department of Veteran Affairs specializing in homeless, trauma, and addiction. Katie has her own private practice specializing as a life coach and counselor for those working in the sex industry.
Tammi Ryan, OTRL earned her Occupational Therapy Degree in 2001 from Western Michigan University. She has worked in a variety of settings with pediatric and adult clients; including in-home care, outpatient, and inpatient services. Her passion is working with children and she is trained in DIRfloortime, Therapeutic Listening, and Neuro-Developmental Treatment. Tammi enjoys working together with families to increase their child's independence.
Dr. Andrea B. Smith, Professor, holds joint appointments in the Departments of Teaching, Learning and Educational Studies and Family and Consumer Sciences at Western Michigan University. She teaches graduate coursework in the Master’s in the Practice of Teaching: Early Childhood Emphasis program and the Kinship Care Graduate Certificate program. Dr. Smith has over 25 years of experience working with kinship care families, both in the United States and internationally. Dr. Smith’s experience in curricular resource development and implementing and evaluating services for kinship families has resulted in numerous publications and presentations. She has been the recipient of several grants, including a grant from the U.S. Department of Education and the WK Kellogg Foundation. Dr. Smith has twice been selected as a Fulbright Senior Specialist, working on kinship care programming in Norway and Great Britain. In addition, she has extensive experience working directly with adults and children in kinship families as a licensed clinical social worker. Dr. Smith is Co-Director of the National Research Center for Grandparents Raising Grandchildren and Co-Executive Editor of Grandfamilies: The Contemporary Journal of Research, Practice and Policy.
Terri Sprader MA, LPC, SPADA, CAADC, CSS, ADS Clinical Supervisor for Community Based Recovery Services at Arbor Circle in Grand Rapids. Graduated from Western Michigan University with a Master’s degree in Community Counseling. Terri is a licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), Certified Advanced Addictions Counselor (CAADC), Certified Clinical Supervisor (CCS), and a Certified Acupuncture Detoxification Specialist (ADS). Terri has been at Arbor Circle since 2001. She worked at the Bridge Adolescent Residential Program, in Early Childhood in the Mission Inn program, Outpatient Services, and in the Family Engagement Therapy program as Therapist. In 2010 she began supervising several Community Based Recovery programs and Women’s Specialty programs including: Enhanced Women’s Services, Family Engagement Services, Women’s Project Access, and the Recovery Management Program. In addition to supervising Masters Level Therapists, Bachelors Level Case Managers, Recovery Coaches, and Interns, she has provided trainings on Motivational Interviewing, Seeking Safety, Women’s Issues, Treatment Planning, FASD, Substance Use Disorders and Program Development.
Jody Sprague, LMSW, is the Clinical Program Specialist for Suicide Prevention at Spectrum Health, in Grand Rapids, MI. She has 29 years of experience in health care which includes providing social work services in the Emergency Department, serving in supervisory and management roles and developing clinical programming, education and community collaboration for suicide prevention. In her current role, she leads Spectrum Health suicide safety initiatives while overseeing clinical programming. She drives strategy to implement the Zero Suicide framework by creating standard work to ensure quality and safety throughout Spectrum Health and their 15 county region.
Spectrum Health created an innovative approach to suicide prevention by designing a Suicide S.A.F.E. Team Response: Blue Envelope. The Blue Envelope process is founded on the premise that “Suicide is Everyone’s Responsibility” and is designed for a multi-disciplinary team response. Jody regularly leads regional efforts on customizing the Blue Envelope. She has trained hundreds of leaders and employees within local schools as well as home-based health services to strategically implement suicide team responses while keeping everyone S.A.F.E!
Alicia earned her Master's Degree in Social Work from Grand Valley State University in 2012. Her earlier experiences include medical social work providing and coordinating care in sub acute rehabilitation, acute care, emergency room, and ambulatory settings. She also has clinical experience as an outpatient therapist working in a rural community mental health agency and integrated in primary care. She now practices independently in the Grand Rapids community as a psychotherapist at Allow Therapy Partners, a group she created out of her passion to provide evidence based and trauma informed care. Alicia is also dedicated to empowering others in the behavioral health community through education and collaboration to feel competent in their ability to provide effective treatments and team based care to the vulnerable populations they serve.
Holly Wixon MA, LMSW, CAADC, CCS is the Director of Substance Use Disorder Services for Samaritas. She graduated with her Masters in Social Work from Western Michigan University in 2013. Holly assists in planning, developing, and implementing SUD programs across the State of Michigan and has a passion for equipping and training staff. She engages in continual education in evidence-based practices as part of her commitment to providing useful and best practices to her staff and clients.
Cathy Worthem, MSW, LMSW, CCS, is the Program Manager for Community-Based Recovery Services at Arbor Circle in Grand Rapids Michigan. She manages six programs providing addiction treatment and support for individuals and families with co-occurring disorders in community-based settings. Three of these programs are designated women’s specialty services for the State of Michigan. She has worked in the field of social work supporting diverse populations for more than 20 years. Working as a clinician and supervisor for the last 15 years, she has specialized in treating women and families impacted by substance abuse. She is a passionate advocate for women involved in the child welfare system, gender-specific treatment, the addition of peer recovery coaches to addiction services, and the development of trauma informed care in her agency. She has presented at the state substance use disorders conference on women’s services for three years, as well as other conferences. She was selected to participate in the Women’s Addiction Services Leadership Institute and is a current alumnus. She is also currently an active member of the Recovery-Oriented System of Care (ROSC) Transformation Steering Committee for the State of Michigan.
|Deborah Ziel||Deborah Ziel is a Senior Occupational Safety Consultant who joined the Consultation Education and Training Division of MIOSHA in 2006. Before that, she had over a decade of safety and health experience in private industry. Deborah currently provides consultation and training services for mid-west Michigan. Before working for the State of Michigan, Deborah was an EHS Specialist in a private manufacturing facility performing safety and health functions in two Michigan Voluntary Protection Program (MVPP) STAR sites. This included, but was not limited to, injury management and record keeping, program development and implementation, regulatory and best practice training, chemical management program, industrial hygiene coordination, hazard recognition program, and safety team development and facilitation. Deborah is a graduate of Grand Valley State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Occupational Safety & Health.|