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!

We’re excited to share the following courses for Winter 2022-23.

Techniques of Systemic Interventions
Monday, December 19, 2022, 8:30AM – 10:30 AM, two contact hours

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

Using a wide-angle view of working with clients ties the client to multiple systems. Understanding the presenting problem and its impact on work, school, family and peer relationships offers the worker options for intervention.  In this highly interactive course, we will focus on systemic concepts and techniques such as hierarchy, structure, gender, communication patterns that enable the worker to identify multiple techniques and points of intervention and use the therapeutic relationship to help the client problem-solve problematic relationships.

Words Matter: The Art and Science of Communicating Your Work
Monday, January 23, 2023, 8:30AM – 10:30 AM, two contact hours

Instructor: Jeri Mendelsohn, LCSW, Consultant; Former Executive Vice-President & CEO, Samuel Field Y and Central Queens Y

Among the multiple formats through which social workers document work are case notes, charts, logs, statistics, summaries for grant writers, and presentations. What is the impact of our documentation on our clients? How can we as social workers effectively and meaningfully tell the stories of our work? How can we best share the impact of our work? These skills are important elements in client engagement, attracting funding, required program reporting, client and community outreach, and making referrals,  We will develop a toolbox of skills and increased understanding of how our documentation impacts our clients as well as how our efforts are perceived and funded. Please have writing materials available as we practice together to develop communication that supports better client engagement, outreach, and enhanced opportunities for program funding.

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