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The Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College offers continuing education courses in the following areas: clinical, organizational management and leadership, language training, and exam prep. Learn more about the Silberman School of Social Work's Continuing Education  course offerings, schedules, pricing, CEUs and discounts by visiting   For additional information,  please email

You may register online, via email, or call us at (212) 650-3850. If you qualify for a Silberman discount, please complete our registration form, attach your ID as proof of identity, and email it to Please note that there's a $35 registration fee for all workshops over $99.

Spring 2021

Telehealth the New Frontier of Treatment
The sudden emergence of telehealth as a primary mode of treatment has been both exciting for some and challenging for others during the COVID-19 pandemic. There are significant concerns, as it relates to forming an alliance with clients, assessment, navigating technological challenges and the inevitable ethical considerations. This workshop will discuss all these areas and provide a safe platform for providers to discuss and process their concerns around the sudden emergence of telehealth as the primary treatment platform in response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and telehealth post COVID-19.

Instructor: Dr. Delores Blackwell LCSW, CCTP, CCFP, MAC, SAP, CSAM
Michael Cannaday MPA, CASAC
Dates: Thursday April 29
Time: 1pm-4pm
Tuition: $105
CEU: 3-CE Hours

Trauma Within Trauma: Psychosocial and Clinical Understandings of the Climate and Environmental Crisis
This introductory workshop will provide an overview of the climate and environmental emergency (CEE), emphasizing pertinent mental health and psychosocial impacts within it. The workshop focuses on how poor, marginalized, and BIPOC communities have been disproportionately affected by climate and environmental disruptions while contributing the least to these problems. Using the trauma lens, the discussion includes pre-traumatic, post-traumatic, and pervasive traumatic responses to the climate emergency, illustrated with clinical examples. We will examine how other embedded layers of trauma, including individual, familial, and intergenerational trauma, as well as communal and historical factors such as systemic racism and unequal access to care, may amplify experiences of distress. Finally, understanding the protective role of defenses such as denial, disavowal, and dissociation, which leads people to turn away from engaging with the climate crisis provides participants tools to enhance their practice by focusing and building on resilience BIPOC communities.

Wendy Greenspun, Ph.D.; & Elizabeth Allured, Psy.D.
Monday May 3
12-1:30 pm
1.5 CE

License Master Social Work Exam Preparation Training: Preparing for the LMSW Exam (Licensed Master Social Worker)
 In this four-session workshop, participants will review weekly content related to social work practice to ascertain knowledge, skills and abilities in the areas highlighted in the exam. Additionally, the workshop offers and integrate utilization of test taking-strategies and stress reduction techniques to minimize concerns related to taking the exam.  Finally, using test prep questions reviewed in the weekly sessions provides an evaluation of progress for each participant over the course of the workshop.

Note: Dawn Apgar, Social Work ASWB, Masters Exam Guide: A Comprehensive Study Guide for Success, 2nd Edition, ISBN 13: 978-0-8261-4711-0

Dr. Pat Riley, LMSW
Saturdays, May 1, 8, 15, & 22
9:00 AM – Noon

Exploring the Impact of Domestic Violence
The New York State Office of Prevention of Domestic Violence reports that approximately 1 in 4 women and 1 in 7 men have experienced Domestic or Intimate Partner Violence of some kind and that Domestic Violence is one of the most chronically unreported crimes in the state. As a result, providers of all disciplines are likely to interact with someone with lived experience as a survivor or perpetrator. This course will provide participants with the education, tools and resources necessary to recognize and respond to the needs of clients who have experienced domestic and intimate partner violence. Participants will learn the skills needed to advocate for their clients and to restore a sense of safety so that clients in turn feel confident in advocating for themselves.

Instructor: Kenya Evans Pinckney, LCSW
Dates: Monday, May 17
Time: 11:00 AM-2:00 PM
Tuition: $105
CEU: 3 hours


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