Continuing Education Courses for Licensed Social Workers

All NYS licensed psychologists, social workers or mental health practitioners are required to complete continuing education and must complete 3 hours of acceptable course work in appropriate professional boundaries, in each 3-year registration period starting April 1, 2023. The Board of Regents approved regulations on October 4, 2022, that requires psychologists, social workers and mental health practitioners licensed and registered under Articles 153, 154 or 163 of the Education Law, to complete 3 hours of acceptable continuing education on issues related to maintaining appropriate professional boundaries between licensees and patients. The course work must be taken from a provider approved by the Department and counts toward the 36 hours of continuing education required in each 36-month registration period. The regulations apply to each psychologist, licensed master social worker, licensed clinical social worker, mental health counselor, marriage and family therapist, creative arts therapist and psychoanalyst licensed and registered for registration periods starting on or after April 1, 2023. Licensees with a registration period commencing prior to April 1, 2023, do not have to complete coursework in appropriate boundaries until their next registration period. A licensee does not need to submit continuing education certificates to the State Board, unless audited by the Board or applying for a delayed registration.

Commonpoint Queens is proud to offer continuing education courses for our community!

We’re excited to share the following courses for Winter-Spring 2023.

Inside a Therapy Session: Learning from the Experts
Monday, March 27, 2023, 8:30AM – 10:30 AM, two contact hours

Instructor: Jane C. Bardavid, LCSW, Private Practice, Former Director, CAPE Mental Health Clinic

Watching a full therapy session provides a rich opportunity to learn from the experts. This course will identify the systemic interventions used by the clinician, how and when to apply them, and focus on how these interventions can lead to change. A video of an adolescent and her mother will be featured as well as short video clips within breakout rooms. There will be opportunities for review, critique, and discussion.

Professional Boundaries and Ethics – Part I – Online Considerations*
Monday, April 24, 2023, 8:30AM – 10:30 AM, two contact hours
This course satisfies two hours of the new NYS CEU standard referenced above. Part II will be scheduled in May 2023

Instructors:Jane C. Bardavid, LCSW, Private Practice, Former Director, CAPE Mental Health Clinic
Debra Ilberman, LCSW, Assistant Vice-President of Mental Health Services, Commonpoint Queens
Jordana Davidson, LCSW, Program Director of Outreach and Clinical Services, CAPE; Administrative Supervisor, Commonpoint Queens Adolescent Clinic
Jeri Mendelsohn, LCSW, Consultant; Former Executive Vice-President & CEO, Samuel Field Y & Central Queens Y

What is the impact of one’s online persona in professional life? How does your online presence impact your relationships with clients, with colleagues, and the community in which you work? What are the practice guidelines that have been established when social workers use internet-based applications for both personal and professional use? Each instructor will provide case examples, pose ethical dilemmas, and discuss this significant, evolving element in maintaining professional boundaries and ethical practice.

These sessions will take place virtually and pre-registration is required.  If you’d like to register for a class, please fill out our form and submit payment below. If you are a Commonpoint Queens staff member please register by clicking here (please – only use this form if you are a Commonpoint Queens staff member!). ($50 Fee Per Class – two contact hours unless otherwise indicated)

The cost for each CEU course is $50, and $25 for DGMH partnering organizations of Commonpoint Queens. These organizations include:
Peter Cardella Senior Center
Rego Park Senior Center
Self-Help Benjamin Rosenthal ISC
Sunnyside Community Services
Theodora Jackson NSC
Self-Help Clearview NSC
Elmhurst Jackson Heights NSCA
Maspeth Senior Center
Pomonok Senior Center
Gural JCC