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.

Information regarding upcoming programs is generaly emailed/mailed 3-4 times per year to all those people who have previously attended social work programs or who have asked to be placed on the email/mailing list.  To be placed on the email/mailing list for future programs please contact Cindy Thomas at 516.323.3554 or by email at

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

Understanding Sibling Abuse as a Complex Trauma: Family Climate & Intimate Lives (1.5 Social Work CEUs)   
Monday, December 11, 2017
; 6:15-7:45 p.m.● Larini Room, Public Square Building, Rockville Centre campus
This session, presented by: Amy Meyers, PhD, LCSW, Associate Professor and Director of Field Education, Social Work Department, Molloy College, highlights the imperative for anyone working in the child maltreatment field, clinical practice, or with family systems, or children, to identify family conditions which may foster sibling abuse. Early detection and prevention is facilitated through increased awareness of the prevalence and repercussions of sibling abuse and arms the mental health and global community with an ability to address intervention and treatment.The cost of the program is $25. Register online at: Online registration only. Advance registration is strongly suggested. This event is expected to close-out and registration the day of the event cannot be guaranteed. Walk-in registration will only be permitted on a space-available basis. Contact Dawn Egan at for further information.

Education and Social Work Conference (5 CTLE hours and 5 SW CEUs)
Examining the Needs of Children and Families in Poverty: An Equity Literacy Approach
Friday, April 13, 2018, 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.,
Madison Theatre, Public Square, Molloy College, Rockville Centre campus
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Paul Gorski, Founder, EdChange, & Associate Professor, Integrative Studies, George Mason University          

This conference is jointly sponsored by the Division of Education and the Department of Social Work at Molloy College. Click here for further information and to register.

Fifth Annual Interdisciplinary Mental Health Conference (4 LMHC, LCAT, CMTE, SW, Nursing CE hours)
Fostering Cultural Humility: Current Multicultural and Diversity Practices for Helping Professionals
Friday, April 20, 2018;
8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.  ● Madison Theatre, Public Square, Molloy College, RVC

Save the Date! Additional information will be available in December 2017. Check back for details.  Webpage:

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 (5.5 contact hours) 

10th Annual Conference
Friday, June 8, 2018; 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.  ● Madison Theatre, Rockville Centre campus
Molloy College, in collaboration with community partners, is pleased to be offering its 10th annual Palliative Care Conference on Long Island. The conference will be held on Friday, June 8, 2018 from 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 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. Breakfast and lunch are included. 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.   Fees: Early Registration, until March 17: $85; Regular Registration, March 18-May 12: $105; Late registration, May 13 - June 2 $125; after June 2 $135 or at the door: $145; Full-time students (must include copy of student ID: $25. Further information regarding the conference is available at: or by calling 516-323-3550 or by email at:

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 to 1.5 hours each) were approved. Therefore, a total of 5.5 hours will be granted if the participant attends the approved sessions.

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