Professional Development

Professional DevelopmentThe Lupus Foundation of Minnesota (LFM) offers educational opportunities for professionals on a variety of topics, often in partnership with medical and academic partners. Many of the professional development courses offered through LFM provide Continuing Education Unit (CEU) Credits. CEU’s enable education, medical, nursing, mental health, social work and other professionals the education hours required to maintain their licensure. Some on-going professional development opportunities currently include:

LFM Support Group Leader Certification

Individuals interested in becoming certified to lead LFM support groups can complete our certification training program. Certification entails completion of 12 hours of training that incorporates instructive, interactive and experiential learning to develop effective facilitator skills. Once certified, leaders receive ongoing mentorship including telephone support, an education materials budget, annual site visits by their LFM trainer, and participation in an annual education event held with other support group leaders throughout the state.

Stanford University Chronic Disease Self-Management Training Program (CDSMP)

LFM partners with the Minnesota Academy of Family Physicians Foundation (MAFP) to provide funding and support for individuals in order to participate in  trainer certification as part of the CDSMP Program. The 4-day interactive training  is offered by certified health and non-profit organizations throughout the state of Minnesota and in multiple languages.

For details or questions on participating in any of the above programs contact Education and Supportive Services. For a listing of upcoming professional development opportunities, be sure and check the Calendar.

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