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:

Group Work Training and Supervision (8 contact hours) 

The purpose of this course is to provide group work training and supervision to social workers who are facilitating group work at their agencies.  Four sessions of two hours each will focus on knowledge and skill building.  Topics will include:  (1) group development and planning, (2) gate keeping, (3) ethical issues, (4) identification and deepening of group themes/issues, (5) intervention skills, (6) analysis of group process, and (7) evaluation of group practice.

The course is scheduled for 4 Wednesdays: January 6, February 3, March 2, and April 6, 2016; 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. at Molloy College, 1000 Hempstead Avenue, Rockville Centre, NY 11571 in the Department of Social Work Conference Room, Casey Building, Room 14. 

Social Work CEUs: 8 contact hours have been approved for NY State SW Contact Hours.
Instructor: Lois A. Carey, PhD, LCSW; Molloy College, Department of Social Work, Rockville Centre, NY
Tuition, Application and Registration: There is no charge for the course. However, enrollment is very limited and participants will be required to complete an application for the course. If your application is accepted you will be contacted with regards to registration. For further information and to apply, please click here.

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.

Clinical Mental Health Conference - (6 contact hours) 

Mindfulness and Mindful Living Program: "Mindset Matters"
Friday, April 8, 2016; 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.,  Madison Theatre, Public Square, Molloy College, Rockville Centre campus.

Mindfulness based stress reduction and mindfulness based cognitive therapy are scientifically proven modalities of therapy to heal stress based disorders such as anxiety, depression, other mood disorders, chronic pain, high blood pressure and hormonal imbalances. Additional benefits of mindfulness based therapies are reported quality of life, increase workplace productivity, and improved communication between individuals.

Back by popular demand is one of our keynote speakers from our last conference, Dr. Romila Mushtaq. Dr. Romie Mushtaq has developed her own Mindful Living Therapy Program called "Mindset Matters" (Trademark pending). This program includes a five step process to help clients heal from stress based disorders and connect to inner peace despite life's external chaos. Personal healing is a critical cornerstone in healing relationships with spouses, family members, or colleagues.

The conference brochure should be available in late January, 2016. However, registration is available now, along with further details, on the conference webpage at: For further information or to be placed on our mailing list, please call 516-323-3554 or email:

Social Work Conference (4 contact hours)

Healing Trauma:  The Resiliency of the Human Spirit
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. Briere will focus on the neurobiology of trauma and the integration of cognitive-behavioral, attachment/relational, mindfulness and biological approaches to trauma treatment.    Dr. Courtois will address sequenced relationship-based interventions as well as spiritual approaches used to treat trauma and foster resiliency in trauma survivors.  Dr. Briere and Dr. Courtois offer real world strategies for clinical practice that are informed by cutting-edge behavioral science.

The conference brochure should be available in late January, 2016. Further information can be found on the Social Work Conference webpage by clicking here.  

Palliative Care Conference (5.5 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 main objective of this year's conference is for the participants to enhance their ability to provide professional, competent, empathetic care to patients and their families.   

The Palliative Care Conference Planning Committee is currently working on the topics and speakers that will be offered and the agenda should be set sometime in January 2016. We will be seeking approval for Social Work CE credit for specific sessions once the agenda has been set.

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