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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.

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!

Fall 2021

Understanding Your Own Death Anxiety, for the Death-Adjacent Clinician

October 14, 2021
12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. ET
Instructor - Abigail Nathanson
CEHs - 2 hrs

Moral Distress: What It Is and How to Respond

October 28, 2021
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. ET
Instructor - Susan Hedlund
CEHs - 3 hrs

Choice in Dying: Current Legal, Policy and Ethical Issues

November 8, 2021
1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. ET
Instructors - David Leven & Judith Schwarz
CEHs - 4 hrs

Healthcare Decision Making: What Every Social Worker Needs to Know

December 2, 2021
5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. ET
Instructor - Christine Wilkins
CEHs - 2 hrs

Upcoming Classes for Spring 2022

The Interdisciplinary Palliative Care Team: Facilitating Healthy Teams

Instructor - Dana Ribeiro Miller M.Div., LMSW, ACHP-SW
CEHs - 3 hrs

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

Instructors - Terry Altilio, LCSW, APHSW-C, ACSW & Bridget Sumser, LCSW, AHPSW-C
CEHs - 2 hrs

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

Instructors - Terry Altilio, LCSW, APHSW-C, ACSW & Anne Kelemen, LICSW, APHSW-C
CEHs - 3 hrs

Navigating Microaggressions through the Lens of Clinicians of Color

Instructors - Eunju Lee, LCSW, MSOD, APHSW-C & Saima Toppa, LMSW
CEHs - 1.5hrs

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

Instructors - Myra Glajchen, DSW, MSW, BSW, ACSW, APHSW-C
& Adam Schoenfarber, LCSW, APHSW-C
CEHs - 1.5 hrs

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

Instructor - Karen Bullock, PhD, LCSW, APHSW-C
CEHs - 3 hrs

Supporting Patients and Families Through the Dying Process

Instructor - Jennifer Halpern, PhD, LMSW, APHSW-C
CEHs - 4 hrs

An Anti-Oppression Framework for Health Social Work Practice

Instructor - Bridget Sumser, LCSW, AHPSW-C
CEHs - 2 hrs