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 Fall 2020. 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].

Upcoming courses include:

Anger Management in the Time of COVID-19
Instructor: Jane Bardavid, LCSW, Former Director, CAPE Clinic of the Samuel Field Y, Private Practice
Monday, October 5, 2020 8:30AM – 10:30 AM

$50 Fee Per Class – Pre-registration is required

In the midst of the pandemic, isolation has impacted how individuals and families’ problem solve and has exacerbated existing difficulties in anger management. Normal avenues of treatment are inaccessible. Further, clients who are angry, oppositional, or have history of violent outbursts are often difficult to treat or manage and can be intimidating. This course will focus on enhancing clinical skills in engaging angry or hostile clients. Participants will learn anger management strategies and techniques that can help their clients manage their anger and unproductive behaviors.

Understanding Trauma in the Lives of Children: Implications for Treatment and Self Care
Instructor: Jeri Mendelsohn, LCSW, Consultant, Former Executive VP & CEO, Samuel Field Y and Central Queens Y
Monday, October 19, 2020 8:30 AM – 10:30 AM
$50 Fee Per Class – Pre-registration is required.

Children who have adverse childhood experiences including the presence of multiple stressors and exposure to traumatic events will often display learning and behavior problems. We will explore signs of trauma and identify strategies for helping children who have been traumatized. Considerations regarding the social workers’ well-being when working with children affected by trauma will be addressed.

Working with Clients Having Differing Ideologies
Instructor: Jane Bardavid, LCSW, Former Director, CAPE Clinic of the Samuel Field Y, Private Practice
Monday, November 2, 2020, 8:30AM – 10:30 AM
$50 Fee Per Class – Pre-registration is required

Social Workers must work with people who present themselves with significant differing ideologies from the worker, whether ethnic, religious or political. This course will examine approaches to clients for whom those ideologies present challenges in the relationship and identify tools and strategies to help the social worker understand their role with the client, work effectively, and to manage the relationship in the service of the client.

Social Justice: Addressing Systemic Racism and Bias in Professional Practice
Instructors: Jane Bardavid, LCSW and Jeri Mendelsohn, LCSW
Monday, December 7, 2020, 8:30AM – 10:30AM
$50 Fee Per Class – Pre-registration is required.

How does systemic racism and bias impact direct practice? Whether we are aware or not, the social worker’s inherent, unacknowledged racism or bias can impact our interactions with clients and colleagues. These elements will be explored through a review of the literature and research, case studies, and group discussion.