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GSS Continuing Education

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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.

As per New York State Continuing Education Guidelines, attendees must be present for the entire class to receive Continuing Education Contact Hours. If you arrive late or leave early you will not receive a certificate for the CE hours and no refund will be issued.

Continuing education hours are accepted for licensed social workers in New Jersey because Fordham Graduate School of Social Service is CSWE-accredited. Our application for ACE approval is under review. In the meantime, please note that CEHs are also accepted in many other states. Please check with your state licensing office to determine whether NY State continuing education hours are accepted. 

Please allow up to 30 calendar days after the workshop date to receive your certificate.

For more information about our social work continuing education programs, comments or suggestions for new courses, or Health and Palliative Care, email us at

  • Interested in teaching? If you have at least 10 years in social service field, please submit your proposal, resume and bio for review.
  • Partner with us! We want to collaborate with organizations that seek to develop innovative continuing education classes, workshops and conferences.

Cancellations and Refunds

Refunds may be issued as follows:

  • 10 working days prior to the class date: full refund
  • 7 to 9 working days prior to the class date: 50% refund
  • 6 working days or less prior to the class date: no refund
  • Note: Working day is Monday through Friday, non-holiday days.

Refund requests must be made via email to The date on the email will be used to determine the amount of the refund. If the class is cancelled, all registrants will receive a full refund.

Volume Discounts

For classes registered at the same time:

  • Two classes: 10% off total price
  • Three or four classes: 15% off total price
  • Five or more: 20% off total price

Volume discounts are not applied at checkout. They will be issued as a refund.

Countinuing Education Classes!

Upcoming Classes for Spring 2022

The Power of Language: Empowering Social Work to influence Word Choice in Patient-Centered Care

February 2, 2022
12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. ET
Instructors - Terry Altilio, LCSW, APHSW-C, ACSW; & Anne Kelemen, LICSW, APHSW-C
CEHs - 3 hrs

Supporting Patients and Families Through the Dying Process

February 8, 2022
12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. ET
Instructor - Jennifer Halpern, PhD, LMSW, APHSW-C
CEHs - 4 hrs

Navigating Microaggressions through the Lens of Clinicians of Color

March 9, 2022
12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. ET
Instructors - Eunju Lee, LCSW, MSOD, APHSW-C; Saima Toppa, LMSW; & Octavio Moreno-Lomeli, LMSW
CEHs - 1.5hrs

Pain Management: An Overview of Social Work's Potential to Enhance Care

April 6, 2022
12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. ET
Instructors - Terry Altilio, LCSW, APHSW-C, ACSW; & Bridget Sumser, LCSW, AHPSW-C
CEHs - 2 hrs

Elder Justice and Public Policy for an Aging Society 

April 11, 2022
12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. ET
Instructor - Robert Blancato, MPA
CEHs - 3 hrs

The Interdisciplinary Healthcare Team: Facilitating Healthy Teams

April 20, 2022
2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. ET
Instructor - Dana Ribeiro Miller M.Div., LMSW, ACHP-SW
CEHs - 3 hrs

The Family Meeting in Healthcare: Social Work in a Leadership Role

May 10, 2022
2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. ET
Instructors - Myra Glajchen, DSW, MSW, BSW, ACSW, APHSW-C;
& Adam Schoenfarber, LCSW, APHSW-C
CEHs - 2 hrs

Cultural Competency – Skills and Knowledge for Improving Practice in Healthcare Settings

May 25, 2022
12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. ET
Instructor - Karen Bullock, PhD, LCSW, APHSW-C
CEHs - 3 hrs

Working with Individuals with an Intellectual or Developmental Disability to Cope with Serious Illness

June 7, 2022
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. ET
Instructors - Adam Schoenfarber, LCSW, APHSW-C; & Christine Kucinskis, ACHP-SW, CSW-G
CEHs - 2 hrs