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.

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.

EMDR Therapy Basic Training

January 17, 2020 8:30 am5:00 pm

The Warehouse, Room 016, 350 West Fayette Street, Syracuse, New York 13202

EMDR Therapy is a highly effective evidence-based psychotherapy for the treatment of PTSD and trauma-based problems. It can be used to treat a wide range of problems, such as depression, anxiety, relationship difficulties, and low self-esteem. The American Psychiatric Association, the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and Department of Defense, and the World Health Organization have all endorsed EMDR as an effective treatment for PTSD.

Technology that Heals: The Benefits of Neurofeedback-Enhanced Psychotherapy

February 7, 2020 9:00 am4:30 pm

The Warehouse, 4th Floor Community Room, 350 West Fayette Street, Syracuse, New York 13202

Technology is shaping our world in unprecedented ways and some technological advances will inevitably change the way we think of health and human services. Although we often discuss evidence based and scientifically valid methods of treatment in mental health, we generally do not discuss technology’s potential impact on the way we conceptualize and innovate psychotherapy and other mental health services. Integrating neurofeedback with psychotherapy is an example of how technology can be used to positively improve mental health services, a growing need in our increasingly complex world.