Continuing Education for Social Workers: Sleep and Sleep Disorders (Practice Considerations)


Jun 12, 2023 | 8:30 am -

Jun 12, 2023 | 10:30 am



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!

Sleep and Sleep Disorders: Practice Considerations
Monday, June 12, 2023, 8:30AM-10:30AM, two contact hours

Instructors: Jeri Mendelsohn, LCSW, Consultant; Former Executive Vice-President & CEO, Samuel Field Y & Central Queens Y
Christine Anne Ganzer, PhD, RN, NPP, Associate Professor at Hunter-Bellevue School of Nursing; Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, CAPE Mental Health , Commonpoint Queens

According to estimates by the Sleep Foundation, 50 million to 70 million people in the US have ongoing sleep disorders. Insomnia, night terrors, difficulty falling asleep, difficulty staying asleep, nightmares, failure to have adequate rest, among others, have consequences for individuals of all ages, members of their families, and the wider society. This course will define specific disorders, the relationship between sleep disorders and substance abuse, and the role of trauma. Dr. Ganzer will specifically address the role of prescribed medication, over the counter medication, and herbal remedies. Practice suggestions, including the use of sleep histories, sleep routines, and elements of CBT related interventions will be discussed.

This session 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