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:

Social Work Conference (3 CE hours)

Fair Housing Rights for People with Psychiatric Disabilities (3 CE hours)
Friday, October 7, 2016; 9 a.m. -12 p.m. ● Hays Theatre, Wilbur Arts Center, Rockville Centre campus
This program will be offered at no charge, but registration is required. For additional information and to register, 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.

Fourth Annual Interdisciplinary Mental Health Conference
New Approaches to the Treatment of Addictions: Brain Science Engagement and Mindfulness
Friday, March 10, 2017; 8 a.m. - 3 p.m., Madison Theatre, Public SquareMolloy College, Rockville Centre campus

Details on the conference are expected to be available in January 2017. Prelininary information can be found by clicking here. A conference brochure and an email announcement will be sent out once the conference details are finalized. However, the most up-to-date conference information can be found on this webpage. To be placed on our mailing/email list, call Cindy Thomas at 516.323.3554 or email

Palliative Care Conference (5.5 contact hours) 

9th Annual Conference
Friday, June 9, 2017; 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 8th annual Palliative Care Conference on Long Island. The conference will be held on Friday, June 9, 2017 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: