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Student Common Days

Please note that Common Day is a mandatory event and students are excused from their field internships for the day. Please check the Field Learning calendar for information about when you should attend Common Day.

Common day for Advanced Concentration (Specialized Practice) will be held during the following date and time:

Date: Monday, November 6th, 2017
Time: 9:30am 
Location: E&L Auditorium, 60 Washington Square S, New York City, NY 10012

Professional Foundation will be held during the following date and time:

Date: Monday, February 26th, 2018
Time: 9:30am
Location: E&L Auditorium, 60 Washington Square S, New York City, NY 10012

Example Common Day Sessions

Fall 2016 Programming

  • Things Every Social Worker Needs to Know: Lessons from the Field
  • Job Search Strategies for Social Work Students
  • Therapists and the Present Moment
  • What Social Workers Need to Know About Child Sexual Abuse
  • Breath, Body, and Movement: The Many Ways to Process
  • Homelessness and Transitional/Supportive Housing
  • It’s Not Rocket Science: Tips for Passing the Licensing Exam
  • Advocating for New York City’s Children
  • Is a Psychotherapy Private Practice in your Future? What you need to know before you set up a practice
  • Sibling Abuse: Factors of Risk and Resilience
  • Occupy Leadership: Lessons Learned from One Social Worker’s Path
  • Social Work License Exam Prep Bootcamp
  • The Influence of Culture on our Interventions in Group Psychotherapy
  • Against Domestic & Intimate Partner Abuse: A Best Practices Dialogue
  • Leveraging Whiteness: Tools for White Anti-Racist Allyship and Beyond
  • Accountability, Allyship, and Internalized Oppression
  • After your MSW...Post MSW and Doctoral Options
  • Just when you think you are done: Licensing in New York State
  • Mass Incarceration
  • Transitioning from Graduate Student to New Professional, and how a Professional Affiliation Can Help

Spring 2016 Programming

  • The Benefits of Art Therapy and Collaboration with Social Work
  • Through the Lens of Attachment Theory: Helping the Traumatized Client
  • Clinical Opportunities for Working with Older Adults
  • Beyond Freud: Psychoanalytic Training in the 21st Century
  • Peers Leading the Way: Promoting Recovery in Behavioral Health
  • Advocacy and Macro Social Justice Work
  • Best Practices with LGBTQ Adolescents
  • Networking 101 for Social Workers
  • Psychodrama and Experiential Therapy...Show, Don’t Tell!
  • Intimate Partner Violence Among Teens
  • Let’s Get Clinical
  • Mothers, Infants, and Young Children of September 11, 2001: A Primary Prevention Project
  • The Healing Power of the Human-­Animal BondBecoming a Globally Focused Social Worker
  • Private Practice Psychotherapy and Energy Healing
  • Overview of Skin Picking Disorder and other BFRBs
  • In this School/In this Skin: Dealing with Racism as a Social Worker of Color

What is Common Day?

Common Day is a student-organized conference designed to explore a wide variety of professional interests and career development issues. The Graduate Student Association leads the event with the help of NYU Silver student groups, the office of Field Learning and Community Partnerships, and Student Affairs.