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Continuing Education
Fordham GSS Continuing Education

Social work education does not end with graduation. If you're exploring new career opportunities or looking for insights on today's top issues, our Continuing Education department offers a great variety of courses, workshops, and events for your professional development. Affordable and accessible, our seminars are designed to help you reach your career goals.

This page contains a brief overview of each of our programs. For more information on any section please click the tabs on the left.

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Learn about todays's newest Social Work innovations, earn CEU credits, or prepare yourself for the LMSW Exam. Our upcoming courses put you back in the classroom and face to face with some of Fordham's best professors and accomplished alumni. 

Register  for our DSM-5 Workshop with Dean Elaine Congress, DSW
Learn how Social Workers can smoothly transition from the DSM-IV-TR to the DSM-5 and how best to understand and utilize the DSM-5 in your work.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014
10:00 AM - 1 PM

Learn more at our Upcoming Courses page and register today.

Seminars, Lectures, and Conferences

You don't need a background in social work to become a New York State Credentialed Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselor (C.A.S.A.C.) Our C.A.S.A.C. Program provides the education and training needed for the C.A.S.A.C. license.

Learn more on our C.A.S.A.C. Program page. Registration for the Spring 2014 Semester, beginning May 10th, is now closed.  Please view the application tab under the program page to learn more about the process and to download the application.


The Continuing Education Department understands the need for agencies to gather together and share resources. It is through partnerships and linkages that organizations are able fill their gaps in service delivery and to help maintain consumer capacity in current programs. The C.R.N. is a structured monthly gathering designed to allow agencies to meet and share comprehensive information on their services, upcoming events, and referral processes.

Meetings are held on the second Thursday of every month from 8:30am - 10:00am and include refreshments. The next meeting will take place on Thursday, May 8, 2014. 
Click HERE to register for the next CRN meeting.

Click HERE to visit our CRN page and learn more about meetings and current members. 


In our bimonthy Self-Care for Social Workers class, you will practice different stress-relieving skills with your peers.
  • Classes are held once every other month on Tuesdays from 6:30PM - 8:00PM (light refreshments provided begining at 6:00pm)
  • Upcoming 2014 classes:
April 29, 2014
June 24, 2014

 Click HERE to register for any of the above Self Care for Social Workers dates.
All classes can be taken separately, but space is limited.

Click HERE to visit our Self Care for Social Workers page and learn
more about classes, hosting us at your agency, and other resources.  


Gain knowledge on some of today's most interesting and dynamic social work topics with our convenient Online for Success seminars. The programs are conducted entirely online, so you can fit the coursework around your schedule.

Online seminars include:

Learn more and register today on our Online Courses page.


The Fordham Center for Nonprofit Leaders is a new initiative jointly sponsored by the Graduate School of Social Service and the Graduate School of Business Administration. Participants have called it “invaluable,” “powerful” and “vital”for their careers.

The program offers top-notch executive training tailored to the needs of nonprofits, plus a year of private mentoring by a currect or recent CEO of a nonprofit organization.

The specialized program was foundedand is run by Allan Luks, a renownedpublic service executive who was named the Nonprofit Leader of the Year by Crain's New York Business Magazine.

Apply now for new spring 2014 program dates. To apply, go to the Fordham Center for Nonprofit Leaders page. New dates are as follows:

Saturday, March 29, 2014
Saturday, April 5, 2014
Saturday, April 12, 2014

Saturday, April 26, 2014
Saturday, May 3, 2014
Saturday, May 10, 2014


Courses are held mainly at our Lincoln Center Campus and occasionally in Westchester. We also offer online seminars. All programs are taught by experienced Fordham University faculty and adjuncts.

We look forward to helping you get where you want to go in your career. For more information about our programs, suggestions for new seminars, or any other comments about continuing education, please contact: Jade de Saussure, Program Coordinator at (212) 636-6657 or

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