Continuing Education


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The Office of Professional Excellence is committed to lifelong learning that aims to:

  • Develop leaders in social work practice and research;
  • Advance the social work profession, professional values, knowledge, and skills;
  • Enhance well-being and the promotion of human rights and social justice at the local, national, and global level through the creation of responsive social programs and policies.

We believe that the best professional education expands your thinking and strengthens your practice. Our workshops are social by design, aimed at helping you grow your professional network while learning about contemporary issues of the profession.

Continuing Education Units (CEUs) available!

Please check our event calendar for the latest continuing education offerings. If you would like to receive CEUs from the comfort of your home, you can now do that as well! We are pleased to announce our new Self Study Courses! We have a growing list of recordings of excellent events hosted here at the Columbia School of Social Work, and you can head to our Self Study page to view them and starting getting credits now!

Special Accommodations and Grievance Policy

For information on special accommodations or our grievance policy, click here.


Intensive Workshops offered by CSSW

continuing-edLooking to add a new string to your bow? The Columbia School of Social Work offers two intensive training workshops for mental health care providers looking to pick up qualifications in the following cutting-edge areas:

1- Complicated Grief Therapy

Led by Dr. M. Katherine Shear, a world-renowned expert on complicated grief, and the staff at her Center for Complicated Grief, this series of two workshops covers methods for recognition of Complicated Grief as well as Complicated Grief Treatment, an evidence-based method consisting of a 16-session psychotherapy that identifies and resolves complications of grief and facilitates adaptation to loss.

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2- Dialectical Behavior Therapy


In partnership with the Behavioral Tech, this ten-day workshop is intended for teams of care providers who are invested in learning DBT to a high standard and who aim to implement the treatment in their work settings. Note: The application process for this workshop is competitive. Go to more information.

Looking for credits?

Alumni of the Columbia School of Social Work are eligible to enroll in a number of LCSW-approved for-credit courses every semester (Spring, Summer and Fall), which at the same time will earn them 22.5-45 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for the New York State continuing education requirements.


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