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Clinical Practice with Adolescents

Program Overview

This post-master’s certificate program offers comprehensive and eclectic theoretical framework and practice approaches focused on specialized clinical practice skills in engagement, assessment, treatment, and prevention with adolescents and their families. It provides in-depth, culturally competent clinical knowledge and skills in areas of practice most relevant to work with adolescents and their families seen in diverse urban practice settings (health/mental health, psychiatric, youth development, community-based agencies, schools, day/residential treatment) and/or private practice. It is designed for clinicians as well as supervisors and program directors specializing in practice with adolescents.

The program will provide a multicultural perspective inclusive of gender, race, ethnicity, social class, sexual identity, and disability. It will also incorporate opportunities for participants to apply new theoretical knowledge and skills to their ongoing clinical practice with adolescents and families.

From the Director: interview with Diane Mirabito, MA, DSW

Program Requirements

This certificate is comprised of 18 sessions over two semesters, running bi-weekly Monday evenings 6:20 - 8:20 pm (dates below). Assignments include weekly readings and a final learning assessment in the form of a case presentation. 

2018-19 Program Calendar

Monday Evenings (6:20 pm to 8:50 pm)
Fall Semester Dates Spring Semester Dates
  • September 17
  • October 1, 15, 29
  • November 5, 19
  • December 10, 17
  • January 28
  • February 11, 25
  • March 11, 25
  • April 8, 15
  • May 6, 20
  • June 3

Program Highlights

  • Comprehensive, culturally competent clinical skills in engagement, assessment, treatment, and prevention
  • Individual, family, and group skills
  • Psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral, and family systems approaches
  • School functioning and school problems; substance use/abuse
  • Case studies

Continuing Education Contact Hours

  • 36 NYSED-approved Contact Hours will be awarded for this program.

SOCIAL WORK

New York University Silver School of Social Work is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers {#SW-0012}.
NYU Silver School of Social Work, 1415 is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. NYU Silver School of Social Work maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: 11/11/16 - 11/11/19. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval for continuing education credits.

MENTAL HEALTH

New York University Silver School of Social Work is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed mental health counselors {#MHC-0083}.

For Mental Health Practitioners: Please check with your state, if you are not licensed in New York, to determine if these credits will be accepted for licensing renewal.

Apply Now

To apply for this program, use the application link below. You will be prompted to create a user profile in order to begin the application. The Clinical Practice with Adolescents application requires you to submit the following supplemental documents:

  • Current CV/resume
  • Personal statement about why you are applying to this program
  • The name and contact information of one reference, who will receive a notification from the system to provide her or his letter of support

We are no longer accepting applications for this program. Please check back in the spring for our 2019-2020 program application.

Special Accommodations & Grievance Guidelines

Special Accommodations:
Students requiring accommodations have the opportunity to make these known upon registering or by writing to silver.continuingeducation@nyu.edu.

Addressing Grievances:
Please see our Grievance Policy for information on our grievance and complaint procedures. If you have questions or concerns contact (212) 998-9099.

This program provides a fabulous overview of the unique issues that are tricky to navigate with adolescents, a rethinking of treatment modalities and their combinations, and focuses on issues that are particularly prevalent in adolescence such as depression, acting out, eating disorders, sexuality, and substance abuse. The talented professionals, specialists in their fields, who presented their ideas to us, provided us with valuable information and exposed us to what is current. I will be able to better serve my clients and their families.
- Sharon Kosakoff, MSW ’85, School Social Worker