Summer 2021 In-Person/Distant Delivery Electives

Continuing Education Information

CEUs for NY LMSWs and LCSWs are available for select MSW elective courses. Upon completion of your course, you may use the Application to Request New York LMSW & LCSW Continuing Education Hours for MSW Elective Courses to request your certificate.

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SW 554 Motivational Interviewing

This course is organized primarily as a seminar that will highlight Motivational Interviewing (MI) approaches to help clients build commitment and reach a decision to change behavior. This course provides a forum for case presentation and discussion with an emphasis on discussing cases from student’s field placements and/or practice settings. Theories of behavioral change will be discussed, and the Transtheoretical Model (TTM) of intentional behavior change will be highlighted as an integrative framework for understanding the process of behavior change.

MI is an evidence-based practice for addictive behaviors, but applications of motivational interviewing have been extended to behavioral change in general, including social work, mental health, health promotion, general medical care, corrections, and community and organizational settings. In addition, the course will discuss MI’s application to practice with “mandated” clients.

This course is approved for CEU's.

Schedule:

Mondays 5:20 p.m. to 9:20 p.m.

June 1, 2021 - August 6, 2020

Location: Distance Delivery
Credit Hours: 3
Registration # 11470
Instructor: Peter Sobota

SW 577XCE Schema Focused Therapy for Trauma-Genic, Personality and Co-Occurring Disorders: Understanding Lifetraps

The purpose of this course is to provide a practical knowledge of the Schema Focused Therapy Model.  Students will become acquainted with the nature of each of the Lifetraps or early maladaptive schemas, their domains, the pathogenic early learning in their origin, and the ways they play out in self-defeating behaviors of the adult.  An overview of the model, components of assessment, case conceptualization, and the phases of treatment will be presented.  At the conclusion of this course, students will have an understanding of the model and the steps for incorporating this integrative tool for the treatment of a wide range of clients who have histories of psychological trauma and meet criteria for personality, other mental health and substance use disorders.  

This course is approved for CEU's.

Schedule: July 14, 2021 - July 16, 2020 from 9:00 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Location: Distance Delivery
Credit Hours: 1
Registration # 11606
Instructor: Jay Swarthout

SW 599 Public School Social Work

This course is designed to provide the student with an overview of Social Work Practice in the Public Schools. Students will examine the history of school social work, state and federal education laws, educational issues and policies, conceptual frameworks (such as the ecological approach), and service delivery models. Evidence-based programs, interventions and practices will be highlighted, in particular those that optimize the student's potential for growth and learning. The course is intended to develop the student's awareness and understanding of the unique role that the school social worker has and how it impacts the lives of children, families, school staff and communities.

This course is approved for CEU's.

Schedule:

Wednesdays 5:20 p.m. to 9:20 p.m.

June 1, 2021 - August 6, 2021

Location:

IN-PERSON 

104 Knox Hall, North Campus

Credit Hours: 3
Registration # 11462
Instructor: Gerald Moote

SW 702XCE A Motivational Interviewing Approach to Client Behavior Change

This course is an introduction to the principles, strategies, and the spirit of the Motivational Interviewing (MI) approach to help clients build commitment and reach a decision to change problematic behaviors. The theoretical basis of MI lies in the construct of “ambivalence” and the conflict between indulgence and restraint that is so prevalent when clients consider behavior change. The difficulty in changing problematic behaviors is an occurrence that extends well beyond “addictive behaviors.” The immobilizing effects of ambivalence can be seen in many practice spheres. In addition, the course will discuss MI’s application to practice with “mandated” and “resistant” clients. This course will consist of critical discussion and practical application of the material.

This course is approved for CEU's.

Schedule: June 14th- June 18th 2021 from 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Location: Distance Delivery
Credit Hours: 1
Registration # 11609
Instructor: Todd Sage & Melanie Sage

SW 974XCE Dialectical Behavior Therapy Approaches to Treat Problematic Behavior Patterns

This course will focus on using Dialectical Behavior Therapy theory and interventions to assess and intervene with problematic behavior patterns including behaviors associated with suicidality and self harm, substance use, and impaired functioning. Marsha Linehan’s theory, psychoeducational material, and phases of treatment will be reviewed and practiced with didactic and experiential methods.

This course is approved for CEU's.

Schedule:

June 9 - June 11, 2021 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

 

Location: Distance Delivery
Credit Hours: 1
Registration # 12122
Instructor: Lisa Prefontaine

SW 975XCE Interventions for Attachment Trauma: Healing Past Wounds

This course focuses on attachment wounds that occur in childhood and explain why our clients struggle in therapy. This course will offer interventions for use with adults and children to help repair the wounds. 

This course is approved for CEU's.

Schedule:

July 20, 2021 and July 21, 2021 from 8:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

 

Location: Distance Delivery
Credit Hours: 1
Registration # 12863
Instructor: Annie Monaco

SW 976XCE Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy of Complex PTSD and Common Co-Morbid Conditions with Youth

This course will provide an overview of evidence-based cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) with youth with complex trauma and common co-morbid conditions. Content will be drawn from evidence based treatments for youth trauma including: Integrative Treatment of Complex Trauma for Adolescents (ITCT-A) and Trauma-Focused CBT (TF-CBT). In addition, evidence based interventions for common co-morbid conditions including depression, anxiety, disruptive behavior disorders, substance abuse and Borderline Personality Disorder (traits) will be covered. Training will involve didactic instruction, case study and small group discussion. Content will cover: diagnosis and assessment of complex trauma & PTSD; therapeutic relationship development; psycho-education of PTSD, complex trauma and the “PRACTICE” Model; emotional processing theory of PTSD; stress inoculation therapy; distress reduction & affect regulation training; gradual exposure therapy; creating a “trauma narrative”; cognitive processing and restructuring of trauma distortions; parent, family & community involvement; integrating homework assignments; and personal & community safety enhancement. Use of evidence based CBT with common co-morbid disorders including depression, anxiety, disruptive behavior disorders, Borderline Personality Disorder (traits) and substance abuse will be incorporated. In addition, innovative “Third Wave” interventions including methods to enhance resilience, positive emotions and personal growth will be reviewed.  

This course is approved for CEU's.

Schedule:

June 3, 2021 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

June 10, 2021 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

June 17, 2024 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Location: Distance Delivery
Credit Hours: 1
Registration # 12993
Instructor: David Pratt

SW 996XCE Beyond the Basics: A Trauma-Informed Approach to Motivational Interviewing (Intermediate Level)

This intermediate level course is designed for students and practitioners who have some training in Motivational Interviewing (MI) and have applied basic skills with a client population. Building upon the Spirit of MI and understanding of ambivalence and stages of change, the course will explore ways of responding to challenging conversations and focusing conversations. Using advanced moves with the basic strategies of Open Questions, Affirmations, Reflections, and Summaries, we will practice tipping the scales of sustain talk to the direction of change talk. Training activities will focus on understanding the role of trauma and trauma-informed care during assessment and planning phases, giving advice in an MI-adherent style, and supporting clients for action steps toward their goals. Participants will also learn about the role of trauma in conflict and responding to upset and angry clients. We will approach MI content from a trauma-informed perspective, combining trauma informed approaches with MI for working with marginalized populations.

This course is approved for CEU's.

Schedule:

July 26 - July 30, 2021 from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

 

Location: Distance Delivery
Credit Hours: 1
Registration # 12943
Instructor: Melanie Sage & Todd Sage

SW 997 Special Topic- Community SW in Action

In this inter-professional course, students will be working with medical students from the University’s Medical School providing assistance to patients/client at a free community based medical clinic. Students may be working with students from other University Schools or departments as necessary within the setting.  Students will extent the micro and mezzo social work skills learned in classroom and field education settings. Students will explore the larger macro forces that impact health and health care in an economically challenged inner city neighborhood.

Schedule:

Wednesdays Times to be Determined

June 1, 2021 - August 6, 2021

Location: The Lighthouse
Credit Hours: 1-3
Registration # 11402
Instructor: Todd Sage