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Beginning in the Summer of 2014, the Office of Global and Lifelong Learning will offer programs and events in a variety of online synchronous and asynchronous formats, including live, interactive webcasts, blended curriculum, and videotaped lectures on current topics. Facilitated by NYU Silver School of Social Work faculty, our online programs will provide participants with knowledge and skills for continued development and advancement within the field of social work and related areas of health care practice. Additional online learning opportunities for the 2014-15 program year are currently in development and will be posted on this web page as they become available for enrollment.

Current online offerings are approved by The Association for Advanced Training in the Behavioral Sciences (AATBS).  NASW-approved Continuing Education Units will be awarded for all online programs and events.  

Current Programs


Building Family ResilIence

Building Family Resilience is a series of lectures by Dr. Judith Siegel, Associate Professor, NYU Silver School of Social Work, and Director of the Post-Master's Certificate Program in Child and Family Therapy. This series examines ways to help families who are facing stressful situations. In addition to exploring systemic factors, these videos draw on neurobiology research to incorporate cutting-edge strategies for intervention. Each tape stands on it’s own in providing timely and practical insight. In combination, the series provides a comprehensive way to appreciate and intervene with family stress and build resilience in all family members.

Video Synopses

Video 1: (1.5 NASW CEU's)

Clinical Work with Challenged Families (duration: approximately 1 hour 30 minutes): Many families are struggling with financial, health or relational problems. This seminar presents recent contributions from neurobiology research to explain the effect of stress on individuals and families. This allows for a more comprehensive understanding of risk factors to family functions. The concepts of emotional regulation and family security are introduced along with interventions to strengthen resilience.

Video 2: (this is a two part video that carries a total of 1.5 NASW CEU's)

Part 1: Understanding and Working with Parents: The Cornerstone of Family Security (duration: approximately 40 minutes) -- This seminar explores different dimensions of parenting, and dynamics that can compromise partner’s ability to work well together. Topics that are covered include implicit beliefs, the influence of the past, coping strategies and factors that compromise effective parenting, such as depression, substance abuse and inter-partner conflict. Clinicians will be introduced to ways of creating an alliance, and helping parents sort out relationship issues that weaken the parenting team.

Part 2: Helping Families Raise Resilient Children (duration: approximately 30 minutes) This seminar examines the protective factors that contribute to resilience, such as family security, efficacy, problem-solving skills and emotional regulation, and ways that parents can help build these strengths in their children. The tape helps clinicians work with everyday parenting dilemmas from a perspective that is informed by neurobiology research, and reflective of the kinds of issues that parents grapple with on a day-to-day basis.

Complete Lecture Series: Video 1 & 2 (all of the above video lectures at discounted rate)


Click on the links below to register. The fee for each lecture is $25. Purchase together for a discounted fee of $40.

NOTE: States regulate activity related to distance learning CEU offerings. NYU is currently unable to distribute distance education to the following eight states:
1. Alabama
2. New Hampshire
3. Oklahoma
4. Texas
5. Wisconsin
6. Alaska
7. Oregon
8. Utah
Until further notice, individuals from the above states are restricted from enrolling in NYU online learning offerings.