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 Winter 2020, as well as a downloadable registration form. All four of these sessions will take place at the Commonpoint Queens Sam Field Center (58-20 Little Neck Parkway, Little Neck, NY 11362).

Pre-registration for these courses is required.  If you’d like to register for a class, please email a completed registration form to Charlene Ingber at [email protected].

Join us for:
Use of Self: Issues Regarding Suicide
Monday, January 27, 8:30-10:30am
Suicide of a client is a traumatic event for the worker and the agency. Questions abound as to how this might have been avoided. The impact on sense of self, competence, professionalism is paramount for the worker. This class will explore the impact of suicide, of attempted suicide and suicidality on the worker, and how the worker can mitigate against the feelings that emerge.

Use of Self: Finding your Professional Voice in Presentations and Advocacy
Monday, February 10, 8:30-10:30am
Presentation skills are crucial when social workers com-municate within varied professional situations as well as when advocating on behalf of clients,
programs or within the policy realm. This course will focus on components of effective presentations and will utilize case examples and role play. We will explore the social worker’s use of self in engaging listeners; the respective function of sharing data, telling an illustrative story as well as incorporating verbal and non-verbal feedback from the listener, team, or audience.

Use of Self: Dealing with Conflict in Work with Families
Monday, March 16, 8:30-10:30am
Conflicts in families are a frequent presenting issue that requires the worker to use one’s self effectively and knowledgeably. This course will focus on intervening with families experiencing conflicts; helping resolve conflicts as the worker enters the family system as a role model and facilitator of the interactions among the family members.

An Eclectic Approach to Treatment: Using CBT, Systems, Psychodynamic and Humanistic Theories
Monday, March 30, 8:30-10:30am
The theory, techniques and applications of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Systems, Psychodynamic and Humanistic approaches to treatment will be described. Participants will have an opportunity to practice and consider the use of interventions suggested by each approach within treatment planning and in their ongoing work.