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 were are our offerings for Spring 2021. These sessions took place virtually and pre-registration was 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. (Registration is now closed, please check back for our next season of offerings!)

Monday, May 10, 2021 8:30AM – 10:30 AM
Conducting Mental Health Safety Assessments in the Age of COVID: Part 1: Assessments for adults and older adults
Instructor: Jane Bardavid, LCSW, Former Director, CAPE Clinic of the Samuel Field Y, Private Practice

Risk factors, including suicide, intent to harm others, potential decompensation, and accessibility for treatment are important indicators that clinicians must assess when first initiating treatment and periodically during the course of treatment. This course will provide participants with evidence based tools for safety assessments and guidelines for successful implementation. Part 1 will focus on adults and older adults. 

Monday June 7, 2021 8:30 AM – 10:30 AM
Conducting Mental Health Safety Assessments in the Age of COVID: Part 2: Assessments for children and adolescents
Instructor: Jane Bardavid, LCSW, Former Director, CAPE Clinic of the Samuel Field Y, Private Practice

Risk factors, including suicide, intent to harm others, potential decompensation, and accessibility for treatment are important indicators that clinicians must assess when first initiating treatment and periodically during the course of treatment. This course will provide participants with evidence based tools for safety assessments and guidelines for successful implementation. Part 2 will focus on work with children and adolescents. 

Monday, June 21, 2021, 8:30AM – 10:30 AM
Advanced Topics in Supervision
Instructor: Jeri Mendelsohn, LCSW, Consultant, Former Executive Vice-President & CEO, Samuel Field Y & Central Queens Y

Due to the pandemic, supervision has been moved to internet platforms, including zoom, facetime, and skype.  The use of these platforms  has substantially changed the supervision process for clinical staff and social work students, as nuances, affect, review of process material, and critical assessment of one’s work are much more  challenging for supervisors as well as their supervisees. This course will identify difficulties as well as some “silver linings,” and provide options for managing multiple supervisory issues.

The cost for each CEU course is $50, and $25 for DGMH partnering organizations of Commonpoint Queens. These organizations include:
HANAC Harmony JVL ISC
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
JASA Leap
SNAP