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 Live Webinars

* Provides at least one hour of training on cultural competence
Supervising the Diagnostic Clinician - Date Changed to 4/29, see updated link below
Supervising the Ethical Clinician Thurs, Apr 22 10 am - 12 pm
Effective Consultation Wed, Apr 28 10 am - 12 pm
Supervising the Diagnostic Clinician Thurs, Apr 29 10 am - 12 pm
*Provides at least 1 hour of content on cultural competence. Register Now  

Social Work Practice Fellows Certificate Program in Supervision

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

The Fall 2020 - Spring 2021 session is already underway.  Dates for the next session will be announced soon.

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 three 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.

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

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


This year's certificate program will be offered through WebEx.  Each content area will be presented in 3 two-hour live, online sessions from October 2020 through April 2021.  Please see the detailed schedule below. Completion of all 18 sessions is required to receive a SWPF certificate and earn CECs. Our Attendance Policy details the procedure if a session is missed due to an emergency.

The SWPF will provide interactive presentations and engaging conversations with colleagues and instructors. Participants will need computers or tablets with reliable webcams, microphones, speakers, and an internet connection.


Content Areas Instructors Dates
Friday, 9 - 11 am
Advancing Skills in Individual and Group Supervision Jo Nol, PhD, MS, LCSW Oct 9, 16, 23
Teaching Social Work Assessment and Planning Skills William C. Gilbert, PhD, LCSW Oct 30, Nov 6, 13
Trauma-informed Supervision through a Social Justice Lens Patricia D. Wilcox, LCSW Jan 15, 22, 29
Health Challenges Impacting Individuals and Families Jeannette de Jesus, MSW, MPH Feb 5, 12, 19
Advancing Knowledge of Mental Health and Substance Use Patricia D. Wilcox, LCSW Mar 12, 19, 26
Furthering Ability to Confront Performance and Organizational Challenges Jo Nol, PhD, MS, LCSW Apr 9, 16, 23


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 36 program hours 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.)


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.

Cancellation and Refund Policy: Cancellations must be received in writing at Refunds of the registration fee for the 2020 cohort will be processed if written notice of cancellation is received by September 25. 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 36 training hours
  • 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 completed all program hours

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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

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.


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.

Participants will need to register and submit payment for each webinar individually.  We apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your patience while we make adjustments to our registration process.

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:

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.  

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.

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