LearnUFT courses for Social Workers

As a state-approved provider of Continuing Education hours for Licensed Master of Social Workers and Licensed Clinical Social Workers, the UFT's LearnUFT program offers low-cost professional learning opportunities specifically designed to meet our social work members’ needs.

Beginning January 1, 2015, each Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW) and Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) must complete 36 hours of approved continuing education courses for each triennial registration period. No more than 12 hours of continuing education activities in any 36 month period, or one-third of the total hours in periods of other length, may consist of self-study educational activities from New York State Education Department-approved providers.

Upcoming sessions
  • Supporting Transgender and Non-Binary Students (Social Worker CE Course)
    April 11, 2019 - 4:30pm - 6:30pm

    In this workshop for social workers, participants will understand the critical need to create safe and supportive schools for transgender and non-binary students. You will leave with an understanding to the complexities of transitioning and know how to support students on this journey. We will also review how you can become familiar with polices and best practices to support transgender and non-binary students.

  • Effects of Social Media (Social Worker CE Course)
    May 2, 2019 - 4:30pm - 6:30pm

    In this workshop for social workers, a discussion will take place on the various forms of social media, characteristics of social media that could potentially lead to dependence/addictive qualities and ways to monitor healthy boundaries and impulsivity.

  • How to Engage Highly Resistant Adolescents and Young Adults in the Process of Treatment and Recovery (Social Worker CE Course)
    May 8, 2019 - 4:30pm - 6:30pm

    In this workshop for social workers, participants will be able to describe the "self-medication hypothesis" of substance use and other compulsive behaviors; understand and use validation, containment and limit setting using this model. In addition, behavioral manifestations of trauma in a school setting to more effectively work with challenging students will be discussed. This workshop is most helpful for middle and high staff.

  • Empowering Parents in the Treatment of Child Trauma (Social Worker CE Course)
    May 16, 2019 - 4:30pm - 6:30pm

    This workshop for social workers will present empirical research on how parents can help or hinder their child's recovery from trauma. Participants will compare how three widely used, evidence-based child trauma treatment models view the possibilities of engaging parents in the child's recovery from trauma in very different ways.

  • UFT Spring Education Conference
    May 18, 2019 - 7:00am - 3:00pm

    At this year's UFT Spring Education Conference, attendees will enjoy breakfast, a town hall, exhibits, new workshops and a gala luncheon. Two CTLE hours are available to those who attend the workshops.

  • There's a Bully in My Brain (Social Worker CE Course)
    May 30, 2019 - 4:30pm - 6:30pm

    In this workshop for social workers, Kristin O'Rourke, LCSW, will discuss her children's book, "There's a Bully in My Brain," along with valuable and concrete strategies to support children with anxiety.

  • Accessing the Inner World of Child Victims of Sexual Abuse: Treatment Approaches Through Creative Therapy (Social Worker CE Course)
    June 5, 2019 - 4:30pm - 6:30pm

    In this workshop for social workers, participants will be introduced to innovative approaches (e.g., energy psychology, movement, sound) to working with creative expression in the treatment of child sexual abuse.

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