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NYSED Office of Professions - Continuing Education COVID-19 Update

In response to the evolving situation with the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) those licensees whose registrations are due to renew March 1, 2020 – July 1, 2022, the New York State Education Department's Office of Professions will grant an adjustment to all licensees to complete up to 100% of the continuing education as self-study, provided that it is taken from a Department-approved provider and is in an acceptable subject area for the specific profession.

The UB School of Social Work Office of Continuing Education is a NYSED Office of Professions approved provider and ensures all training topic areas are consistent with the requirements for NYS LMSW, LCSW, LCAT, LMHC, LMFT and Psychology. We encourage everyone to visit our self-study catalog and live online catalog so that we may continue to assist you in your professional development during these uncertain times. 

For the most up-to-date information on NYS licensing requirements please visit the NYSED Office of Professions website. 

Live Online Trainings

Live online trainings occur on designated dates and times. These trainings counts toward live CEs/contact hours of NYS licensure.

RESCHEDULED: Monday Afternoons, April 11, 2022 - December 12, 2022 (meetings twice a month, see registration site for full details): Embracing Anti-Racism and Anti-Oppression: A Transformative Training to Expand Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Justice with Gina Paigen,  Dr. Latise Hairston, PhD, and Dr. Christopher S Chambers, PhD **Email sw-ce@buffalo.edu to be the first notified of the new dates!

Monday, May 23 and Tuesday, May 24, 2022 - 9:00am - 12:15pm EST each day: Motivational Interviewing for Supervisors, with Todd Sage, PhD, LMSW, MAC, CASAC II, MINT and  Melanie Sage, PhD, MSW, LICSW 

Friday and Saturday, June 3 and 4, 2022 LMSW and LCSW Licensing Exam Preparation Program (course only) with Susan A. Green, LCSW, Denise Krause, LCSW-R, and Kathryn Kendall, EdD, LCSW-R. If you need to register for the required books and the course go to LMSW and LCSW Licensing Exam Preparation Program and Study Guides

Thursday, June 9 and Friday, June 10, 2022 - 8:45am - 4:30pm EST each day: Advances in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy: Positive Psychology Interventions to Promote Resilience, Positive Emotions & Personal Growth in Youth with David M. Pratt, MSW, PhD

Monday through Friday, June 13 to 17, 2022 - 9:00am to 11:30am EST each day: A Motivational Interviewing Approach to Client Behavior Change, with Todd Sage, PhD, LMSW, MAC, CASAC II, MINT and Melanie Sage, PhD, MSW, LICSW

CERTIFICATE PROGRAM: Monday through Friday, June 13 to 17, 2022 - 9:00am to 11:30am EST each day and Monday through Friday, July 25 to 29, 2022 9:00am to 11:30am EST each day: A Trauma-Informed Approach to Motivational Interviewing Certificate Program, with Todd Sage, PhD, LMSW, MAC, CASAC II, MINT and Melanie Sage, PhD, MSW, LICSW

Wednesday, June 22, 2022 9:00am - 4:00pm EST: Anti-Racism in Supervision and Management: An Organizational and Systems Approach with Danielle Hamner, MSW

Monday and Tuesday, July 12 and 13, 2022 - 8:45am to 4:30pm EST each day: Interventions for Attachment Trauma: Healing Past Wounds, with Annie Monaco, LCSW-R, RPT 

Monday and Tuesday, July 18 and 19, 2022 - 9:00am to 4:30pm EST each day: Dealing with Challenging Clients: Why Don’t They Just Get Over It?, with Annie Monaco, LCSW-R, RPT and Sue Klassen, MA

Thursday and Friday, July 28 and 29, 2022 - 8:45am to 4:30pm EST each day: Assessing Lethality with Lynda Battaglia, LCSW

Wednesday, August 3 - Friday, August 5, 2022 - 9:00am - 2:00pm each day: Dialectical Behavior Therapy Approaches to Treat Problematic Behavior Patterns with Lisa Prefontaine, LMHC

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Self-Study Trainings

Our online training catalog details a wide range of self-study courses that can be taken at your pace.

Our self-study catalog features over 250 courses in more than 70 topic areas including Anxiety, Attachment Theory, Depression and Mood Disorders, Mindfulness, Neuroscience and Neuropsychology, Trauma, and PTSD.

Advantages to our self-study courses include:
  • Study on your schedule: Self-study Digital Seminar online courses can effectively deliver content in a convenient manner for your schedule. Courses are available in audio or video formats and your course access never expires.
  • Learn from the best: Courses are presented by a wide selection of state, national and international experts. Self-study courses do not include contact with the instructor.
  • CEUs/Contact Hours: Most courses have CEUs (contact hours) including those for New York licensed LMSWs, LCSWs, LMHCs, LCATs and LMFTs. Only 1/3 of the previously listed licensed professions' CEUs are permitted to be self-study. CEUs listed will print out on your certificate of completion. Check the credit tab before you purchase a course to ensure it offers the CEUs you need.
ADA Accommodations

If you require any supports for your ADA needs, please contact us by email at least three weeks prior to the training event at sw-ce@buffalo.edu.