Summer 2024 Seated and Hybrid 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 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 students' field placements or practice settings. Theories of behavioral change will be discussed, and the transtheoretical model of intentional behavior change will be highlighted as an integrative framework for understanding the process of behavior change.

Motivational interviewing is an evidence-based practice for addictive behaviors, but applications 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 motivational interviewing's application to practice with “mandated” clients.

This course is approved for CEUs.

Schedule

May 28 - August 7, 2024

Mondays from 6-9:50 p.m.

Location 260 Capen Hall, North Campus
Credit Hours 3
Registration # 11018
Instructor To be determined

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 early maladaptive schemas, their origins, and the ways they play out in self-defeating behaviors for adults. An overview of schema models, components of assessment, case conceptualization and treatment strategies will be presented. At the conclusion of this course, students will have an understanding of integrative tools for the treatment of a wide range of clients who have histories of psychological trauma and meet criteria for personality and other mental health and substance use disorders.

This course is approved for CEUs.

Schedule

June 13, 2024- 8:45 a.m. - 4 p.m.

June 14, 2024- 8:45 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Location 214 Parker Hall, North Campus
Credit Hours 1
Registration # 13077
Instructor Jay Swartz

SW 599 Public School Social Work

This course is designed to provide the student with an overview of social work practice in 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 CEUs.

Schedule

May 28 - August 7, 2024

Wednesdays from 6-9:50 p.m.

Location 260 Capen Hall, North Campus
Credit Hours 3
Registration # 11014
Instructor Gerald Moote

SW 705XCE Assessing Lethality

This is a skill focused course on how to assess and respond to adults with psychiatric emergencies where there is a risk of lethality (suicidal/ homicidal/self-harm). It will include identification of high-risk factors and how to conduct lethality assessments for individuals, including those who are diagnosed with severe and persistent mental illness and/or under the influence of substances. Participants will learn the levels of lethality; how to use lethality assessment tools and rating scales; how to complete documentation of services which reflect clinical assessments in accordance with the most current evidence and best practices; how to create an intervention plan for identified lethality, and when it is appropriate in professional social work practice to break confidentiality based on a current lethality assessment.

This course is approved for CEUs.

Schedule

August 15, 2024- 8:45 a.m. - 4 p.m.

August 16, 2024- 8:45 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Location To be determined
Credit Hours 1
Registration # 12241
Instructor Lynda Battaglia, LCSW

SW 728 Public Health Social Work In Action

In this interprofessional course, students work alongside students from other health professions at community-based clinics and other settings working toward racial equity in the delivery of basic health care services. Students may be working with students from other university schools or departments to conduct assessments, provide psychosocial information, coordinate services and advocate for the community. Students will use social work skills learned in classroom and field education, including a trauma-informed and human rights lens, to assess the macro forces that impact health and health care in economically challenged neighborhoods.

Schedule

May 28 - August 7, 2024

Wednesdays, times to be arranged with the instructor.

Location The Lighthouse
Credit Hours 1-2
Registration # 12038
Instructor Todd Sage 

SW 974XCE Acceptance and Commitment Therapy: An Introductory Course for Students and Practitioners

This course focuses on the origin, theory, components, and application of core ACT skills to help adults and adolescents from diverse populations and a variety of life problems organize their lives around what matters to them, rather than avoidance of unwanted experiences.

This course is approved for CEUs.

Schedule

July 17, 2024- 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

July 18, 2024- 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

July 19, 2024- 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Location 214 Parker Hall, North Campus
Credit Hours 1
Registration # 11503
Instructor Alexander Rubin

SW 975XCE Serious Illness – A Grief & Loss Perspective

This course will focus on the trajectory of serious illness and the accompanying experience of grief. Throughout the course students will utilize a life course perspective, discussing the impact of not only age but also developmental stages (individual and family), race, culture, ethnicity, and overall social context. Incorporating a trauma-informed and human rights perspective, students will increase their knowledge, assessment skills, clinical skills, and self-awareness, in order to best serve this population in various practice settings.

This course is approved for CEUs.

Schedule

July 11, 2024- 8:45 a.m. - 4 p.m.

July 12, 2024- 8:45 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Location 214 Parker Hall, North Campus
Credit Hours 1
Registration # 13078
Instructor Glenn Frost