Continuing Education Courses for Licensed Social Workers

Beginning January 1, 2015, each Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW) and Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) must complete 36 hours of approved continuing education courses for each triennial registration period.

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

Here are our offerings for Winter 2021. All four of these sessions will take place virtually. Pre-registration for these courses is required.  If you’d like to register for a class, please fill out our online registration form below, or email a completed registration form to Charlene Ingber at [email protected].

*Updated January 25, 2021*
Please note updated schedule, with Diverse Family Structures and Implications for Practice Parts 1 and 2 being moved to February 22 and March 22, and Advanced Topics in Motivational Interviewing will now be taking place on April 12th.

Upcoming courses include:

Diverse Family Structures and Implications for Practice Part I
Instructor: Jane Bardavid, LCSW, Former Director, CAPE Clinic of the Samuel Field Y, Private Practice
Monday, February 22, 2021, 8:30 -10:30 AM
$50 Fee Per Class – Pre-registration is required

There are multiple types of family structures that might inform our work: blended families, same sex parents, multigenerational and immigrant families. We will explore how we think about and approach each type of family and the multiple interventions that can be utilized.

Diverse Family Structures and Implications for Practice Part II
Instructor: Jane Bardavid, LCSW, Former Director, CAPE Clinic of the Samuel Field Y, Private Practice
Monday, March 22, 2021, 8:30-10:30 AM

$50 Fee Per Class – Pre-registration is required.

A continued exploration of the multiple types of family structures that might inform our work with specific focus on cultural competence in work with blended families, same sex parents, multigenerational and immigrant families.

Advanced Topics in Motivational Interviewing
Instructor: Jeri Mendelsohn, LCSW, Consultant, Former Executive VP & CEO, Samuel Field Y and Central Queens Y
Monday, April 12, 2021, 8:30 AM – 10:30 AM

$50 Fee Per Class – Pre-registration is required.

Motivational Interviewing helps clinicians engage people with mental health and substance use disorders by expressing empathy, avoiding arguing, developing discrepancy, rolling with resistance and supporting self-efficacy. This course will review key MI concepts and then focus on specific techniques and skills for effective use of the collaborative, person-centered method with varied populations.