Continuing Education Courses for Licensed Social Workers

Adults (Age 18-60)
Virtual Space


All NYS licensed psychologists, social workers or mental health practitioners are required to complete continuing education and must complete 3 hours of acceptable course work in appropriate professional boundaries, in each 3-year registration period starting April 1, 2023. The Board of Regents approved regulations on October 4, 2022, that requires psychologists, social workers and mental health practitioners licensed and registered under Articles 153, 154 or 163 of the Education Law, to complete 3 hours of acceptable continuing education on issues related to maintaining appropriate professional boundaries between licensees and patients. The course work must be taken from a provider approved by the Department and counts toward the 36 hours of continuing education required in each 36-month registration period. The regulations apply to each psychologist, licensed master social worker, licensed clinical social worker, mental health counselor, marriage and family therapist, creative arts therapist and psychoanalyst licensed and registered for registration periods starting on or after April 1, 2023. Licensees with a registration period commencing prior to April 1, 2023, do not have to complete coursework in appropriate boundaries until their next registration period. A licensee does not need to submit continuing education certificates to the State Board, unless audited by the Board or applying for a delayed registration.

Commonpoint Queens is proud to offer continuing education courses for our community!

Courses for Spring 2024 include:

From Trauma to Triumph: New and Effective Ways to Help Our Patients Heal from Child Abuse, Sexual Abuse and/or Domestic Violence
Monday, June 17th, 2024, 8:30AM – 10:30 AM, two contact hours

Instructor: Norman Fried, PhD Clinical Psychologist, private practice as a grief and trauma specialist; Disaster mental health specialist for the American Red Cross of greater New York; Former chief psychologist for the Children’s Cancer Centers and the Division of Pediatric Hematology /Oncology at Northwell Health and Winthrop University Hospitals; Author of four books, including The Childhood Trauma Recovery Workbook for Adults.

The inner world of the healthy child is filled with wonder, awe, and faith in the benevolence of a fair and just world. But for those who were raised, or who are currently living in abusive homes, a belief in the benevolence of the world and its people is often too hard to achieve. Guided by psychological theory and Trauma-Informed Therapeutic Strategy, this course will help participants understand empirically studied methods to help abused children gain greater mastery over their traumatic experiences, while attempting to imbue them with new meaning. The goal is for therapists and for survivors of abuse (child, sexual or domestic) to become the expert of their own new and developing story of safety and success. 

Participants will gain essential information on the etiology and the impact of abuse, as well as strategies and techniques to help the patients in their care achieve healthier and more functional futures.

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

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