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NYU Silver Offers New Professional Development Opportunities in Fall 2014

July 9, 2014

Beginning on January 1, 2015, all LMSWs and LCSWs must complete 36 hours of acceptable formal continuing education during each triennial registration period. To address this mandate, the NYU Silver School of Social Work has expand its continuing education offerings through its Office of Global and Lifelong Learning with a new post-master’s certificate program, innovative online learning programs, and timely conferences. All offerings provide continuing education units.

The School is expanding its acclaimed post-master’s certificate programs with a new offering in integrated primary and behavioral health. This program consists of five modules focused on transforming primary and behavioral healthcare systems in relation to changes under the Affordable Care Act. Designed for social workers and related health care professionals, each module is led by experts in their respective fields. Each module is designed as a stand-alone learning experience, but taken together offer a comprehensive overview of healthcare reform. Completion of each module results in a certificate in the area of concentration and a corresponding number of continuing education units. Completion of all five modules results in the advanced certificate in healthcare reform.

This new certificate program joins eight other wide-ranging programs with topics that include clinical supervision, spirituality and social work, palliative and end-of-life care, and nonprofit executive leadership.

NYU Silver has launched online learning programs that include live, interactive webcasts; blended curricula; and videotaped lectures on current topics. The inaugural online program is the lecture series “Building Family Resilience” by Associate Professor Judith Siegel. In these lectures, Siegel examines ways to help families who are facing stressful situations. In addition to exploring systemic factors, she draws on neurobiology research to incorporate cutting-edge strategies for intervention.

Facilitated by NYU Silver faculty, 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 offerings will be available later this year.

The School is also hosting four conferences in the fall:

  • School of Social Work Fundraising Seminar, October 7: a half-day training for social work professionals and those in related fields, providing an overview and methodology for raising funds in the current not-for-profit landscape. Led by Naomi Levine of the George H. Heyman, Jr., Center for Philanthropy and Fundraising.
  • Cognitive-Based Therapy Training, November 10: training will cover basic CBT skills including how to do a thorough case conceptualization, the identification of automatic thoughts, core beliefs, cognitive distortions, the nuts and bolts of cognitive restructuring, behavioral activation, and relaxation and breathing techniques. Led by Andrew B. Schmidt of the New York State Psychiatric Institute at Columbia University Medical Center.
  • Dialectic Behavioral Therapy: Breaking through Behavioral Impasses in Therapy, November 12: this one-day, experiential workshop will cover some of DBT’s most effective skills and strategies for coping with treatment noncompliance, boundary violations, suicidality, and management of destructive urges. Led by Susan Dowd Stone, adjunct lecturer at NYU Silver.
  • Inside and Outside the Justice System: Advocacy, Policy, and Practice, December 10: this full-day conference will raise understanding and skills in relating to the broad field of social justice as it impacts those involved in the justice system. Policy issues and multiple forms of justice will be explored. Clinical skill building will be applied in the broad arena of forensic practice. Keynote presentations: Glenn E. Martin, founder, JustLeadershipUSA; Vincent Schiraldi, senior advisor, NYC Mayor's Office of Criminal Justice; member, Executive Session on Community Corrections, Harvard Kennedy School of Government.

Learn more about the Office of Global and Lifelong Learning's current catalog of continuing education offerings, including certificate programs, conferences, lecture series, workshops, and global programs.

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