The Syracuse University School of Social Work Continuing Education (CE) Program provides high-quality workshops and trainings for social workers and other human services and health professionals. From the daily diverse challenges in social work practice to changing policies impacting the field, advanced and specialized continuing education programs are an essential complement for today’s professional social work practitioners.

Syracuse University has provided continuing education for many decades. Its School of Social Work in Falk College is an approved New York State Department of Education (NYSED) Office of Professions CE provider (# 0106), and its workshops are approved for continuing education contact hours by NYSED’s Office of the State Board for Social Work. To learn more about Syracuse University’s upcoming social work CE workshops, see the schedule below.

Effective January 1, 2015, each Licensed Social Worker (LMSW) and Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in New York State must complete 36 hours of approved continuing education courses for each three-year registration period. To learn more about New York State’s continuing education for LMSWs and LCSWs, please visit the New York State Education Department website.

Upcoming CE Workshops

NOTE: If registration details are not yet available, please do not call the school. Check this webpage later for details about workshop location and how to register. Please note we are unable to accept remitted tuition for SU Continuing Education trainings and workshops.

Quality Dementia Care: Professional Training for a Person-Centered Culture

September 11, 2019 9:00 am2:30 pm

Nancy Cantor Warehouse, Community Room, Nancy Cantor Warehouse, 350 W. Fayette St., Syracuse, New York 13202

Quality Dementia Care provides an in-depth overview of five major content areas within the evidence-based 2018 Alzheimer’s Association Dementia Care Practice Recommendations.

Social Work Practice Fellows – Session 1: Advancing Skills in Individual and Group Supervision

September 13, 2019 9:00 am4:00 pm

Community Room, The Warehouse, 350 W. Fayette Street, Syracuse, New York 13202

This session is part of a six-day Social Work Practice Fellows (SWPF) continuing education program allowing social work supervisors to honor their real world experiences while engaging in interactive learning. The Session 1 workshop teaches new supervisors and updates those who are experienced about the range of skills involved in individual and group supervision in an array of service contexts. Supervisors are guided in structuring regularly scheduled supervisory sessions in accordance with the learning styles of supervisees and the appropriate use of individual versus group meetings.

Social Work Practice Fellows – Session 2: Teaching Content and Process of the Social Work Assessment and Trauma-informed Supervision through the social justice lens

October 4, 2019 9:00 am4:00 pm

Community Room, The Warehouse, 350 W. Fayette Street, Syracuse, New York 13202

This session is part of a six-day Social Work Practice Fellows (SWPF) continuing education program allowing social work supervisors to honor their real world experiences while engaging in interactive learning. The Session 2 workshops present a conceptual framework to use as a teaching tool in enhancing the social work assessment skills of social service staff in their agency-based work with clients, and teach a Trauma-informed supervision through a social justice lens is an approach to supervision that begins with the personal and extends to the professional.

Social Work Practice Fellows – Session 3: Advancing Knowledge of Health Challenges across the Life Course

October 25, 2019 9:00 am4:00 pm

Community Room, The Warehouse, 350 W. Fayette Street, Syracuse, New York 13202

This session is part of a six-day Social Work Practice Fellows (SWPF) continuing education program allowing social work supervisors to honor their real world experiences while engaging in interactive learning. The Session 3 workshop helps supervisors to support social service staff in using evidence-informed approaches to common illness-related challenges that confront clients across the life course.

Social Work Practice Fellows – Session 4: Advancing Knowledge of Mental Health and Substance Use Challenges Across the Life Course

November 8, 2019 9:00 am4:00 pm

Community Room, The Warehouse, 350 W. Fayette Street, Syracuse, New York 13202

This session is part of a six-day Social Work Practice Fellows (SWPF) continuing education program allowing social work supervisors to honor their real world experiences while engaging in interactive learning. The Session 4 workshop teaches supervisors how to support staff in planning to meet the needs of clients with mental illnesses and substance use across the life course through ongoing assessment of mental disorder symptoms and their potential impacts on clients and their families, building understanding of effective practice models as supported by research evidence, appreciating the complex nature of self-determination, and the intersections of these issues with cultural diversity.

Social Work Practice Fellows – Session 5: Building Capacity among Staff for Effective Practice with Families

November 22, 2019 9:00 am4:00 pm

Community Room, The Warehouse, 350 W. Fayette Street, Syracuse, New York 13202

This session is part of a six-day Social Work Practice Fellows (SWPF) continuing education program allowing social work supervisors to honor their real world experiences while engaging in interactive learning. The Session 5 workshop guides supervisors to teach supervisees a systems approach for assessing the diverse strengths, limitations, and needs of client families.

Social Work Practice Fellows – Session 6: Furthering Ability to Confront Performance and Organizational Challenges

December 6, 2019 9:00 am4:00 pm

Community Room, The Warehouse, 350 W. Fayette Street, Syracuse, New York 13202

This session is part of a six-day Social Work Practice Fellows (SWPF) continuing education program allowing social work supervisors to honor their real world experiences while engaging in interactive learning. The Session 6 workshop highlights other challenges supervisors may face including supervisees’ performance problems, organizational challenges, and ethical dilemmas in practice.