Continuing Education

Social work continuing education

Looking to explore new career opportunities or to gain insights into today's top social work issues? Our continuing education department offers a variety of social work courses, workshops, and events for your professional development. All programs are taught by experienced, qualified health professionals (QHPs).

Fordham University Graduate School of Social Service is recognized by The State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers - #0066.

For more information about our social work continuing education programs, comments or suggestions for new courses, contact Keila Zapata-Kelly, Administrator of Continuing Education & Social Work Licensure via email at continuingedgss@fordham.edu or by phone at 212-636-6789.

Fall 2016 Courses

September

September 10, 17 and October 29, 2016
10:00am-4:15pm (each day)
Grief, Loss and Bereavement in Social Work Practice
15 CEHs
Manhattan Campus  

September 17, 2016
9:00am-12:00pm
Nurturing a Contemplative Foundation in Your Clinical Practice
3 CEHs
Manhattan Campus

October

October 1, 2016
9:00am-12:00pm
Palliative Care: Communicating With Clients Who Have Life-Limiting or Chronic Illnesses
3 CEHs
Manhattan Campus

October 15 & 22, 2016
9:00am-12:00pm (each day)
Treating Complex Children With Trauma
6 CEHs
Manhattan Campus

October 17, 2016
6:00pm-8:00pm
When Death Comes Knocking at the Door: Honoring End-of-Life Work in a Social Work Field Placement
2 CEHs
Manhattan Campus

October 29, 2016
9:00am-12:00pm
Trauma Informed Care Within a Cultural Framework
3 CEHs
Manhattan Campus

November

November 12, 2016
9:00am-12:00pm
Data Driven Nonprofits
3 CEHs
Manhattan Campus

November 12, 2016
9:00am-12:00pm
DBT: Understanding the DBT Clinician's Role and How to Apply Its Principles to Any Treatment Modality
3 CEHs
Manhattan Campus

December

December 3, 2016
9:00am-1:00pm
Introduction to Forensic Social Work Research, Practice, and Advocacy with Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Persons
4 CEHs
Manhattan Campus

December 3 & 10, 2016
9:00am-1:00pm (each day)
Palliative Care Social Work
8 CEHs
Manhattan Campus

December 10, 2016
9:30am-1:30pm
Group Work with Individuals with Chronic Cancer
4 CEHs
Manhattan Campus

Fall 2016 Workshops & Special Events

September

BEING MORTAL DOCUMENTARY AND DISCUSSION

Tuesday, September 6, 2016
6:30 pm 

Fordham University
113 West 60th Street
12th Floor Lounge
New York, NY 10023

If you are interested in earning Continuing Education Hours - please purchase the social worker tickets.

JOIN US for a free screening and discussion of the PBS FRONTLINE film Being Mortal hosted by End of Life Choices New York and Fordham University Graduate School of Social Service. Based on the best-selling book by Atul Gawande, MD, this documentary explores the hopes of patients and families facing terminal illness and their relationships with the physicians who treat them.

See the film and be part of a national conversation that brings medical professionals and community members together around the shared responsibility of discussing what matters most to patients and families facing difficult treatment decisions and how to have these conversations ahead of a medical crisis. The screening will be followed by a panel featuring experts in end of life care. 

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR THIS EVENT. GENERAL ADMISSION TICKETS ARE FREE.

TRAUMA SYSTEMS THERAPY (TST) TRAINING 

Wednesday, September 21, 2016
9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Earn up to six (6) Continuing Education Hours (CEHs).

This workshop will introduce participants to a framework for understanding the impact of trauma  in children and adolescents.  It will highlight the neurobiologicalical influences in chronic and severe trauma, identify a phase-oriented approach to treatment,  and emphasize the role of child servicing systems as well as mental health services in intervention and treatment.

November

PROFESSIONALS SPEAK OUT ABOUT TORTURE AND DUAL LOYALTY CONFLICTS (Film Screening & Round Table Discussion)

Thursday, November 3, 2016
5:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Fordham University
113 West 60th Street
12th Floor Lounge
New York, NY 10023

Continuing Education Hours (CEHs) are available. Visit our registration page for details.

This interprofessional training event will help professionals, especially social workers, to practice more effectively when faced with dual loyalty ethical dilemmas that can occur when working with institutionalized or incarcerated clients (e.g. witnessing institutional abuse or when ordered to monitor the health of prisoners kept in solitary confinement without sufficient authority to end the harmful isolation).

Fall 2016 Conferences

November

CARING FOR THE CAREGIVER CONFERENCE

Friday, November 4, 2016
8:30 am to 1:00 pm

Suffolk Molloy College Campus
7180 Republic Airport
East Farmingdale, NY 11735

Fordham University GSS is a cosponsor of this conference.

THE BRAVE SUMMIT

Saturday, November 5, 2016
8:15 am to 3:00 pm

Fordham University
113 West 60th Street
New York, NY 10023

The Brave Summit is uniquely designed to bring us all together to have an open, honest, and unfiltered dialogue about the issues women face, igniting power, passion and purpose. Conference topics range from how to navigate stereotypes, the importance of sisterhood, being brave, powerful communication, “I Am Not a Feminist But…”, “Play Like a Girl: Leveraging DNA”, “Sexism in the City: Are We Still Wedded to Archaic Stereotypes”, and more.

Completion of this event will result in the receipt of (6) six continuing education hours. CEHs are not awarded for partial completion. Details can be found in the registration link below.

Fordham University GSS is a cosponsor of this conference.

DESTIGMATIZING CANCER: NEW ROLES IN PSYCHO-ONCOLOGY FOR PROFESSIONALS

Sunday, November 6, 2016
8:30 am to 5:00 pm

Fordham University
113 West 60th Street
New York, NY 10023

Psychologists, Social Workers, Nurses and other Specialists will learn to transfer clinical skills and develop new ones to help patients, caregivers, and families. The program will highlight psychological, social, and spiritual/existential approaches to alleviate distress experienced by cancer survivors and their families.

Fordham University GSS is a cosponsor of this conference.

THE LIVING MEMORIES PROJECT CONFERENCE

Friday, December 16, 2016
8:30 am to 1:00 pm

Suffolk Y JCC, Commack NY
74 Hauppauge Road
Commack, NY 11725

Conference Brochure

SYJCC, JASA Partners In Dignity and Fordham University Graduate School of Social Services are pleased to be offering “The Living Memories Project” Conference - New Trends and Clinical Interventions in Grief and Bereavement Counseling on Long Island.

Meryl Ain embarked on The Living Memories Project after she lost both her father and mother within 18 months. Together with her husband, Stewart, and her brother Arthur M. Fischman, they set out to learn how others celebrated how their loved ones lived, rather than focusing on how they died. The Living Memories Project details, through interviews, anecdotes, essays, poems and photographs, the many ways that both ordinary individuals and celebrities incorporate the presence of their departed loved ones into their lives. Some who have shared their stories describe instances when they strongly and viscerally felt their loved one’s presence, while others have drawn upon rituals or created a tangible memorial to comfort themselves.

As professionals dedicated to healing and fostering resilience, we have chosen The Living Memories Project as our theme for this conference. Through the generous support of Meryl and Stewart Ain we present the Living Memories Project Conference.

Spring 2017 Courses

February

February 11, 2017
9:00am-12:00pm
Namast'ay Mindful in Your Practice
3 CEHs
Manhattan Campus

February 16, 2017
6:00pm-8:00pm
Namast'ay Mindful in Your Practice
2 CEHs
Manhattan Campus

February 25, 2017
9:00am-1:00pm
Choice in Dying: Current Legal, Policy and Ethical Issues
4 CEHs
Manhattan Campus

April

April 8, 2017
9:00am-1:00pm
Palliative Care Social Work With Family Caregivers
4 CEHs
Manhattan Campus