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!

Below are our offerings for Spring 2022. 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)

Monday, May 23, 2022, 8:30AM – 10:30AM
Marijuana Use and Abuse: Risks, Concerns and Opportunities
Instructors: Michael Larkins, CASAC-2, Program Director, Rego Park Counseling Center; Department of Transportation Substance Abuse Professional.
Christine Ganzer, Ph.D., RN, NPP, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, CAPE Mental Health Clinic, Commonpoint Queens; Hunter-Bellevue School of Nursing, Assistant Professor, Nursing.

With legalization, marijuana use is on the rise. This course will focus on the risks and benefits of marijuana use, potential for abuse, and will discuss social workers’ professional response and responsibility. The use of medical marijuana will also be introduced. When and for whom should medical marijuana be prescribed? When are referrals for the use of medical marijuana indicated?

Monday, June 13, 2022, 8:30AM – 10:30AM
The Power of Groups and the Role of the Professional
Instructors: Jane Bardavid, LCSW, Private Practice; Former Director, CAPE Mental Health Clinic.
Jeri Mendelsohn, LCSW, Consultant; Former Executive Vice-President & CEO, Samuel Field Y & Central Queens Y.

There are many kinds of groups: therapy, support, communal, activity, and multifamily among others and the role of the professional differs within each. Focus will be on how groups can be utilized to advance the tasks of the group, impact on group members, and how the professional uses oneself to achieve the group’s objectives. Special attention will be paid to how groups provide a powerful resource for professionals. Use of multifamily groups as a therapeutic tool will also be presented.

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
Pomonock Senior Center
Gural JCC