Social Work Professional Development

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. For more information regarding the NY State requirements please visit their webpage at:

Molloy College, through the Division of Continuing Education & Professional Development, offers coursework that meets Social Work CPE and 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, approval #0110.

The following programs, courses and conferences are approved for Social Work CE credit:

Social Work Conference (4 CE hours plus 2 CE hours for optional session)

Healing Trauma:  The Resiliency of the Human Spirit (4 CE hours)
Friday, May 20, 2016; 8 a.m.-1 p.m. ● Public Square, Madison Theatre, Rockville Centre campus

John Briere, PhD and Christine Courtois, PhD, ABPP, are international experts on the subject of complex trauma treatment.   Dr. Courtois will be presenting on the effects of trauma on the individual, including the spiritual aftereffects of trauma, and she will present a sequenced relationship approach to the treatment of trauma. She will also address the subject of post-traumatic growth and resiliency.   Dr. Briere will be presenting on specific interventions that are effective in the treatment of trauma, including affect regulation, mindfulness, and titrated processing techniques.   He will also discuss the "pain paradox" as an important aspect of trauma treatment. Dr. Briere and Dr. Courtois offer real world strategies for clinical practice that are informed by cutting-edge behavioral science.

Optional Afternoon Post-Conference Workshop (Sorry, this session is closed!)
Working with Dysfunctional and Self-Injurious Behaviors in the Complex Trauma Survivor (2 CE hours)
John Briere, Ph. D.
1:00-4:00 (includes lunch 1-2 p.m.)

Further information can be found on the Social Work Conference webpage by clicking here.  Click here to download the conference brochure.

Addiction Studies Program (CASAC and Recredentialling) (various contact hours)

A number of course offered in the Credentialed Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselor (CASAC) program have been approved for Social Work CE credit. The following courses are approved, along with the number of hours and the tuition:




Adolescent Treatment: From Intake to Discharge



Case Finding and Treatment Planning in Chemical Dependency Treatment



Case Management: Principles and Techniques for Substance Abuse Counselors



Client/Counselor Interaction



Community Education and Prevention



Competencies And Methods of Counseling



Counseling Special Populations and Cultural Competencies



Ethics And Confidentiality in Professional Practice (12 hours in-class, plus 2 hour Mandated Reporter Training Online)



Family Dynamics and Family Treatment in Chemical Dependency



From Street to Rehab: Assessment, Evaluation & Planning



Fundamentals of Group Counseling For Chemical Dependency Treatment



Health, Wellness and Communicable Diseases



Introduction to Addictive Behaviors



Introduction to Diagnostic Criteria



Strategies for Engaging the Difficult Client






Vocational Rehabilitation in Substance Abuse Treatment



The course schedule and registration information can be found on the following webpage:

Courses are offered at night, during the day and on Saturdays. The number of sessions each course meets varies from anywhere to 1 session to 10 sessions, as do the number of hours. Courses are offered throughout the year, including the summer. The courses can be taken at either our Rockville Centre campus or at our Suffolk Center in East Farmingdale. Courses will be offered at both locations on a rotating schedule. Please note that not every course is offered every semester. Further information can be found on the following webpage:  

Please click here for a listing of all the courses currently scheduled that are approved for Social Work Continuing Education credit, including non-CASAC courses.

Palliative Care Conference (4.5 contact hours) 

8th Annual Conference
Friday, June 3, 2016; 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.  ● Madison Theater, Rockville Centre campus
Molloy College, in collaboration with community partners, is pleased to be offering its eighth annual Palliative Care Conference on Long Island. The conference will be held on Friday, June 3, 2016 from 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. in the Madison Theater at Molloy's Rockville Centre campus. The agenda for the day will include a Keynote Session and a series of topics offered during three concurrent sessions. The keynote speaker will be Constance Dahlin, ANP-BC, ACHPN, FPCN, FAAN, Faculty, Harvard Medical School Center for Palliative Care (Boston, MA); Nurse Practitioner, Palliative Care Service, Massachusetts General Hospital (Boston, MA) and North Shore Medical Center (Salem, MA); Director of Professional Practice, Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association (Pittsburgh, PA); and Consultant, Center to Advance Palliative Care (New York, NY).

Molloy College, Continuing Education & Professional Development Social Work 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 #0110 and that a number of sessions offered for the Palliative Care Conference have been approved for Social Work CE credit.

The Opening Keynote Session is approved for 1.5 hours and a number of the Concurrent Session I, II and III topics (1 hour each) were approved. Therefore, a total of 4.5 hours will be granted if the participant attends the approved sessions. The approved sessions can be found by clicking: Concurrent Sessions sections.

Further information regarding the conference is available at: or by calling 516-323-3554 or by email at: