SSW Continuing Education

Continuing Education at UConn’s School of Social Work

For more than forty years, the School of Social Work has been providing continuing education seminars and post-master's certificate programs for social workers, professional counselors, marriage and family therapists, psychologists and other human service professionals. We are now offering live webinars! Check out our schedule and register today.

Instructors are experts in their fields and the topics they address are current and the most relevant to practice today. Participant feedback is important to us and every program is evaluated!

Earn Continuing Education Credits (CECs) for licensure. We are accredited by the Council on Social Work Education and approved by the Connecticut Dept. of Public Health to provide continuing education credits. Programming is offered throughout the year.

Continuing Education Webinars

Our in-person programs are suspended due to COVID-19. During this time we will be offering live webinars.  Check back soon for new programs.

Social Work Practice Fellows Certificate Program in Supervision

A Professional Development Program for Social Work Supervisors of Direct Practice Across the Life Course

This program is limited to social workers employed in a wide range of agencies. You must be currently supervising social work staff (not only students).

Now accepting applications for Fall 2020.

There is a critical need for enhanced continuing education for social work supervisors. Social workers are often thrust into supervisory roles without the skills, knowledge, or support they need to succeed. This premier 36-hour certificate program features an advanced curriculum with a focus on some of the most complex issues that challenge MSW supervisors.

UConn School of Social Work is one of several sites of a multi-university initiative in coordination with Adelphi University and support from the Florence V. Burden Foundation and the Health Foundation of Western and Central New York. Enrollment limited to 25.

36 CECs - Satisfies the cultural competency requirement for Connecticut social work licensing.

Fall 2020
Workshops meet 9:30 am - 4:30 pm at the UConn Hartford Campus
Subject to change due to COVID-19

Dates Topics Instructors
Sept 11 Advancing Skills in Individual and Group Supervision Jo Nol, PhD, MS, LCSW
Sept 25 Teaching Social Work Assessment and Planning Skills William C. Gilbert, PhD, LCSW
Oct 9 Trauma-informed Supervision through a Social Justice Lens Patricia D. Wilcox, LCSW
Oct 23 Health Challenges Impacting Individuals and Families Jeannette de Jesus, MSW, MPH
Oct 30 Advancing Knowledge of Mental Health and Substance Use Patricia D. Wilcox, LCSW
Nov 13 Furthering Ability to Confront Performance and Organizational Challenges Jo Nol, PhD, MS, LCSW

 

Eligibility and Requirements

The participants selected for the program must be MSW-level social workers who are currently supervising social service workers from diverse settings. Supervisees can include any number of MSWs, BSWs, or other social service staff, in any combination. Attendees are expected to attend all six program days as well as complete anonymous pre-and post-program surveys. (All survey data will be de-identified and reported only in aggregate. Your name will not be linked in any way with your responses to surveys.)

Application

Social work supervisors must apply for acceptance into the program. We will strive to bring together a diverse group of participants. Apply early. Based on the volume of applications, acceptance decisions will be made every 2-3 weeks until the program is full. You can register and pay after acceptance into the program. Click on the Apply Now button to begin your application.

Cost

Registration fee: $680

Payment Information: Payment is due upon acceptance and may be made by check or credit card - VISA, MasterCard or Discover. Purchase orders will also be accepted.

Cancellation and Refund Policy: Cancellations must be received in writing at SSWCE@uconn.edu. Refund of the registration fee will be processed if written notice of cancellation is received by September 6. No refunds will be issued after this date and there are no partial refunds.

Expectations for Successful Completion

To successfully complete the SWPF certificate program, participants are expected to:

  • Attend all 6 training days
  • Complete pre- and post-program self-assessments of supervisory practices
  • Participate in activities and discussions
  • For CECs, full attendance is required; CECs are not prorated
  • Certificates of completion will be issued at the end of the program to those who attended all 6 days

 

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Campaign School for Social Workers

The Nancy A. Humphreys Institute for Political Social Work offers an intensive, research-based, training program annually that prepares social workers to work effectively in leadership positions in political settings across all levels of service. The Campaign School teaches social workers to increase their political participation and power in the communities they serve so public policy reflects our profession’s values and commitment to social justice.

This program is approved for 12 Continuing Education Credits (CECs).

Watch for Information about Campaign School 2021

Continuing Education Credits (CECs)

The UConn School of Social Work is approved by the CT Department of Public Health to provide continuing education credits for:

Social Workers (LCSW and LMSW)
Professional Counselors
Marriage and Family Therapists
Psychologists

Certificates of Completion are emailed within four (4) business days of each program to participants who have attended all scheduled program hours and whose registration fees are paid. Certificates indicate the number of continuing education credits (CECs) granted as specified in each program description. CECs will not be prorated.

Connecticut Social Work Licensure:

Social Workers must complete one (1) contact hour of training or education in each registration period on the topic of cultural competency. Programs that satisfy this requirement will be noted in the descriptions.

Licensed social workers (and certain other licensed professionals) are required to attain 2 hours of continuing education on veterans and families of veterans every six years.  Training must cover the topic of mental health conditions common to veterans and family members of veterans, including (A) determining whether a patient is a veteran or family member of a veteran, (B) screening for conditions such as post-traumatic stress disorder, risk of suicide, depression and grief, and (C) suicide prevention training. Programs that satisfy this requirement will be noted in the descriptions.

For questions about Connecticut licensure, contact the CT Department of Public Health.

Accreditation:

The UConn School of Social work is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education.

The University of Connecticut is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc. through its Commission on Institutions of Higher Education.

 

Fees, Payments, Cancellations and Substitutions (Webinars)

At this time we are only offering web-based programs.  Please refer to individual program descriptions for fee information.

Payment may be made online by credit card. We accept VISA, MasterCard, and Discover.

Your registration is complete when payment is received by the UConn School of Social Work.

You will receive a confirmation by email. If you do not receive a confirmation, please contact the Outreach Office: SSW.CE@uconn.edu.

Cancellations and Substitutions:

If you are unable to attend the program for which you are registered, please email the Outreach Office to cancel your registration.

→ If space is available, we will gladly transfer your registration to another program.

→ Substitutions: another staff person from your agency may attend in your place.

Refund Policy: A refund will be processed if the cancellation is received by email 48 hours prior to the start of a program. There are no partial refunds.  

Directions & Parking

Validated parking for continuing education attendees is available in the CT Convention Center garage, 100 Columbus Blvd, Hartford, CT 06103.

Take a ticket when you enter the garage and bring it with you to the seminar location. Staff will be onsite to validate your parking prior to and at the conclusion of the program. We only validate for the CT Convention Center garage.

There are other garages and on-street, metered parking in the area, but at your own cost.

Classroom Location: Please check your confirmation email for seminar location.

https://ssw.uconn.edu/maps-directions/

Submit a Continuing Education Proposal

Do you have a suggestion for a webinar topic? Do you have expertise in a particular area and are interested in submitting a brief continuing education proposal for consideration? We welcome your suggestions.

Contact Us

Email: SSWCE@uconn.edu