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.

EMDR Recent & Group Traumatic Episode Protocol

October 16, 2020 8:30 am4:30 pm


The School of Social Work in Falk College, an approved provider of continuing education for LMSWs and LCSWs in New York State, will offer virtual EMDR Recent Traumatic Episode Protocol (R-TEP) and Group Traumatic Episode Protocol (G-TEP) training. The EMDR Recent Traumatic Episode protocol was developed to extend the original Recent Event Protocol developed by Francine Shapiro.

(Dis)ability Futures and Indigeneity: Critical Epistemologies for Social Change

October 22, 2020 4:00 pm6:00 pm


In mainstream societies, disabilities are perceived frequently as deficits, emboldened by values borne out of colonization. This public lecture by Hilary Weaver (University at Buffalo) instead draws on traditional indigenous understandings, wisdom, and knowledges to answer vital questions. What can the United States and the rest of the world learn to change our future, by making disabilities and other differences understandable, without applying a deficit model? The future does not need to be as hierarchical as the present.

The Medicine Wheel as a Framework for Understanding Disabilities: Informing Our Future Thinking, Informing Our Future Actions

October 23, 2020 10:00 am12:00 pm


The Medicine Wheel is a powerful symbol for many Native Americans and it contains many layers of meaning. Through this workshop, Hilary Weaver (University at Buffalo) explores how components of the Medicine Wheel can be used to understand traditional Indigenous ideas about disabilities. Participants will engage with relevant Native American teachings and interpretations to understand how they can inform our understanding of different abilities of Mind, Body, Spirit, and Heart. Discussion focuses on how we can work toward change, both for individuals and on a large scale, to reduce stigma and “othering,” toward a better future in our shared world.