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LearnUFT courses for Social Workers

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

Licensed Mental Health Counselors are also eligible to take these courses and earn CEUs. 

Note: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the New York State Education Department is allowing self-study (online courses) for all continuing education units for licensed social workers and mental health counselors taken between March 1, 2020, and May 1, 2021. All LearnUFT-MAP professional development courses will be held virtually via Zoom.

Upcoming Sessions

| 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

This UFT Member Assistance Program/LearnUFT course for social workers and licensed mental health counselors will offer two continuing education hours. This workshop explores the changes in energy level that we experience and ways to become more aware of your energy levels. We will discuss how these changes in energy impact your focus, patience and general well-being.

| 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

This UFT Member Assistance Program/LearnUFT course for social workers and licensed mental health counselors will offer two continuing education hours. Learn to recognize when your buttons are being pushed by situations or individuals that cause you to react impulsively. Learn time-tested techniques to calm the mind and restore balance, allowing you to respond from a centered place with intention.

| 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

This UFT Member Assistance Program/LearnUFT course for social workers and licensed mental health counselors will offer two continuing education hours. This course will explore practical, clinical tools for building psychological resilience in a school-based setting for the individuals we counsel and the school community as a whole.

| 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

This UFT Member Assistance Program/LearnUFT course for social workers and licensed mental health counselors will offer two continuing education hours. This course is an examination of diversity, equity and inclusion and how to apply these principles in the clinical setting.

| 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

This UFT Member Assistance Program/LearnUFT course for social workers and licensed mental health counselors will offer two continuing education hours. Participants will explore the relationship between executive function skills and mental health disorders.

| 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

This UFT Member Assistance Program/LearnUFT course for social workers and licensed mental health counselors will offer two continuing education hours. Did you know that approximately 2-5% of children refuse to attend school due to anxiety or depression? This can be a stressful experience for both children and their parents. It often presents in the form of tantrums, faking illness to stay home, and/or refusal to participate in school activities. This behavior is triggered by underlying mental health issues and can result in significant short- and long-term effects. Participants will learn effective ways to deal with school refusal.

| 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

This UFT Member Assistance Program/LearnUFT course for social workers and licensed mental health counselors will offer two continuing education hours. Participants will gain an understanding of chemical dependency and its impact on the family system.

| 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

This UFT Member Assistance Program/LearnUFT course for social workers and licensed mental health counselors will offer two continuing education hours. This presentation will educate participants on key factors for recognizing and detecting eating disorders through screening and assessment.

| 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

This UFT Member Assistance Program/LearnUFT course for social workers and licensed mental health counselors will offer two continuing education hours. This training will help you gain an understanding of the attributes of a first responder; acute versus chronic reactions to stress and trauma; the culture of first responders; preferred coping styles; the impact of trauma and PTSD; and understanding and strengthening components of resilience.