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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 $25 registration fee for all workshops over $99.

Spring 2022

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.



Dr. Pat Riley, LMSW


Tuesdays, February 1, 8, 15, 22


6:00-9:00 pm

Tuition: $150 + $35 registration fee

Fall 2021

Introduction to Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Three Half-Day Virtual Training

Instructor: Carrie Epstein, LCSW-R
Dates: Thursday, Friday, & Monday - September 23, 24, and 27, 2021
Time: 9:30 am-1:30 pm ET
Offered: Virtually by Zoom

Course Code: SWTFCBTA (Three Half-Days Only)
Course Code: SWTFCBTB (Three Half-Days & Consultation Calls)

Cost: $350 (Three Half-Days Only)
Cost: $700 (Three Half-Days & Consultation Calls)

CE Hours: 12 (Three Half-Days Only)
CE Hours: 24 (Three Half-Days & Consultation Calls)


Many children have been exposed to physical abuse, sexual abuse, domestic and/or community violence, and other traumatic life events which are proven to dramatically increase risk of severe emotional distress and potentially lasting psychological and interpersonal difficulties. TF-CBT is an evidence-based therapy designed to treat children who have experienced a traumatic event and are struggling with subsequent emotional, behavioral, and/or cognitive symptoms. The treatment model has been used with children who have an array of trauma histories, including those with multiple and complex traumas. TF-CBT also helps the parent/caregiver participate in treatment.

This training is designed for mental health professionals who work with children who have experienced trauma. The three-half day remote training gives participants an opportunity to sharpen their understanding and skills in the powerful practice of TF-CBT. To learn more about TF-CBT, visit

The three half-day trainings are only one component of the TF-CBT program. To obtain a training certificate, which qualifies clinicians to move forward with other steps to become a certified TF-CBT therapist, participants must also complete the pre-web base certificate and register for a minimum number of bi-monthly group consultation calls. Registration for the consultation call groups is not yet open. To see more information on how to become a TF-CBT certified therapist, please see

Course Highlights:
•    Pre-requisite: free web-based orientation
•    Training in the principles and techniques of TF-CBT including psychoeducation, relaxation and affective modulation, cognitive processing, and trauma narrative
•    Consultation calls
Location: Virtual event using the Zoom platform. You will receive two Zoom invitations, one for registration and the other for attendance. The Zoom attendance link you will receive a few days before the training.

Virtual requirements:
1.    Participants must have an electronic device that allows for both audio and visual transmission. Mobile phones will not be sufficient.
2.    Participants must have their webcam on and be visible on the screen for the full training (minus planned breaks).

•    Participants must complete the TF-CBT 10-hour-web-based learning course prior to the three-half day training.
   o    TF-CBT Web can be found at
   o    This web-based training costs an additional $35
   o    You will need to email Patricia Gray the completed certificate prior to checking in to the three half-day training.
   o    The completion certificate does not expire. If you completed the web-based course in the past, you could email that certificate.
•    Pre and Posttest completion are required

Trainer: Carrie Epstein, LCSW

Carrie Epstein, LCSW-R is Assistant Professor in Social Work at the Yale University Child Study Center, where she is Director of Clinical Services and Training at the Childhood Violent Trauma Center. Recognized nationally as an expert in the field of child trauma and disaster response, for over 20 years Ms. Epstein has been providing treatment, clinical supervision, and consultation on new programs for children and families impacted by trauma and traumatic grief. As part of her current work, Ms. Epstein is responsible for developing and overseeing national training initiatives and national learning collaboratives focused on the dissemination of child trauma- focused evidence-based treatment models. Ms. Epstein was Senior Director of Child Trauma Programs at Safe Horizon in New York City, where she continues to provide clinical consultation and training on trauma-focused evidence-based mental health treatment in Safe Horizon’s five Child Advocacy Centers.

Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College, SW CPE is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #0148.



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