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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.

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

| 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Licensed master social workers (LMSWs), licensed clinical social workers (LCSWs) and licensed mental health counselors (LMHCs) are invited to attend this webinar. Participants will learn evidence-based strategies to remediate common executive functioning deficits and provide specific practices to help students mitigate executive functioning deficits that result from online learning.

| 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Licensed master social workers (LMSWs), licensed clinical social workers (LCSWs) and licensed mental health counselors (LMHCs) are invited to attend this webinar. This presentation will discuss the increase of intimate partner violence during COVID-19 quarantine orders and what the NYPD is doing to develop, establish and implement protocols that enhance police response and handling of domestic incidents. The goal is to reduce the number of domestic violence incidents and homicides and help keep all families safe.

| 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Licensed master social workers (LMSWs), licensed clinical social workers (LCSWs) and licensed mental health counselors (LMHCs) are invited to attend this webinar. In this workshop there will be a discussion of building awareness, practices, techniques and resources that can be used in school-based settings to support the health and well-being of survivors of domestic violence-related trauma. There will be an overview of characteristics of the most commonly seen behaviors with survivors of domestic violence and insights around best practices when working with trauma in this scope.

| 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Licensed master social workers (LMSWs), licensed clinical social workers (LCSWs) and licensed mental health counselors (LMHCs) are invited to attend this webinar. Participants will gain a deeper understanding of the nuanced relationship between anxiety and trauma, as well as tools for managing symptoms of anxiety and increasing resiliency through mind-body awareness.