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!

Courses for Fall 2023 include:

Addiction: A Conceptual Framework – Clinical Approaches to Treatment
Monday, October 23, 2023, 8:30AM – 10:30 AM, two contact hours

Instructor: Frank Grazioli, LCSW is a therapist in private practice and is the Clinical Assistant Director of the Columbia Gambling Disorder Clinic at the New York State Psychiatric Institute, co-located at Columbia University’s Department of Psychiatry. He also serves as an Adjunct Lecturer at NYU Silver School of Social Work.  Frank has extensive training in CBT in treating addiction and other disorders and holds a certification in CRAFT (Community Reinforcement and Family Training), an evidence-based approach in helping those impacted by a loved one’s addition.

Frank Grazioli approaches addiction as a behavioral health issue. Through a CBT lens, the therapist explores the biopsychosocial and other factors that contribute to cognitions and behaviors that increase a client’s vulnerability to development of a disorder whether it is gaming, gambling, or substance use. This course will present a conceptual framework for understanding the nature of addiction, acknowledging the similarities and critical differences in its presentation and adaptation of treatment across specific addition disorders (e.g., substance or alcohol use; gaming or gambling) and populations (e.g., youth/emerging adult; older adults). Intervention opportunities and challenges will be discussed through case examples. Additional case examples will also be discussed in breakout rooms.

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