Social Work Conference

Social Work Conference (4 SW, LHMC, CTLE and Nursing CEUs)
Racial Tension, Racial Trauma: Issues, Impact & Influence
Friday, October 19, 2018,
8:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., Madison Theatre, Public Square, Molloy College, Rockville Centre campus

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Kenneth V. Hardy

This conference is sponsored by the Department of Social Work at Molloy College.

Conference Description
This 4 hour presentation will constructively engage and question the conventional wisdom predicated on the notion that everybody has equal opportunity, equal voice, and equal power.

While many of us recognize that racism is a big problem in the United States, we tend to be uncomfortable discussing race. Dr. Hardy will engage his audiences to have these difficult conversations. The presentation will focus on creating space to talk effectively about race and the hidden wounds of racial trauma. Issues of diversity, multiculturalism, and cultural competency will be explored with a lens towards oppression and privilege. Dr. Hardy will contextualize the need for constructive and courageous conversations about race, power, and privilege in our practices, communities, and the broader society.

Dr. Hardy will present comprehensive analysis of the dynamics of race and trauma by exploring and outlining the hidden trauma wounds and how they limit the life experiences and choices of many youth of color and share how these wounds ontinue to hamper relationships into adulthood. Dr. Hardy will discuss the suffering from race-related trauma and the impacting resultant wound of rage. He will also present his experiences as a psychotherapist and educator on family dysfunction, poverty, and racial oppression. He identifies racial oppression as a traumatic form of interpersonal violence and will offer strategies for healing and transformation. Most importantly, Dr. Hardy will engage the audience to think critically about our current climate, the historical context, and our individual role in racial tension and racial trauma. 

Learning Objectives
1.      Participants will learn about the influence of dominant culture on people of color

2.      Participants will raise increase their racial sensitivity and awareness

3.      Participants will engage in progressive conversations about race as well as other dimensions of diversity

4.      Participants will enhance their ability to develop cross-racial collaborative interactions

5.      Participants will develop knowledge to facilitate competent trauma-informed work

Keynote Speaker Bio

Kenneth V. Hardy, Ph.D. is a Professor at Drexel University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and is theDirector of the Eikenberg Institute for Relationships in New York City.  He is an internationally recognized clinician, author, educator, and consultant.

Dr. Hardy has provided Diversity and Racial Sensitivity training and consultations to an extensive list of Health and Human Services agencies as well as a host of educational institutions.

He is a frequent workshop presenter, trainer, and consultant on the topics of cultural and racial diversity, trauma and oppression. He has published prolifically and is the author of numerous articles and book chapters.

Dr. Hardy has received considerable acclaim for the contributions that his publications and videotapes have made toward challenging our field to think critically about issues of diversity, trauma and oppression. He has been a frequent contributor to the popular media and has been featured on Dateline NBC, and 20/20, the Discovery Health Channel; and the Oprah Winfrey Show.


To Come

The conference and check-in will be held in the Madison Theatre in the Public Square Building on the Rockville Centre campus of Molloy College located at 1000 Hempstead Avenue, Rockville Centre, NY 11571. Travel directions will be sent with your confirmation, but can also be downloaded by clicking here.

If you should need hotel arrangements, please click here for a list of area hotels or call 516.323.3554.

Continuing Education Credit

Social Work Continuing Education Credit
CEU's for NYS Licensed Social Workers: 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. This program is approved for a total of four (4) CE contact hours  for NYS Licensed Social Workers.

Licensed Mental Health Counselors (LMHCs)
Molloy College, Division of Continuing Education & Professional Development is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed mental health counselors. #MHC-0052. This conference is offered for 4 CE contact hours.  Further information on the new requirements can be found on the following NY State webpage:

CTLE (Teachers) Credit
This conference is approved for 4 hours of Continuing Teacher and Leader Education (CTLE). Click here for further information on the new CTLE requirements.

Nursing Continuing Education Credit
Molloy College, Continuing Education Department, is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the New Jersey State Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses' Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. This conference is offered for 4 CE contact hours.

Conference Brochure
The conference brochure is expected to be ready in September, 2018 and will be mailed out to all those who have previously attended our social work conferences or who asked to be placed on the mailing list.  To be placed on the mailing list for future conferences please contact Cindy Thomas at 516.323.3554 or by email at

Tuition Rates
Regular Registration, through October 5: $65
Late Registration: October 6-18: $75
After October 18 or at the door: $85 
Molloy students (please use your Molloy email when registering: No Charge
Full-time, Non-Molloy students: $25 (please provide your student ID at check-in)
Molloy Faculty and Staff- no charge (please use your Molloy email address as your contact email when registering)
Molloy Alumni- 25% discount

Online registration is available by clicking here. The "Regular Registration" registration fee category is listed by default in the fee listing. The other fee categories will appear once you click "Enroll Yourself" or "Fee Breakdown". Please note that you will also be asked to register for the concurrent sessions that you would like to take. Please also note that if you are registering online, after you enter your charge card information you should click "Continue to Checkout" just once. It can take up to a minute or two for the charge to be processed. If you click more than once the system will void the registration and you will need to call the CE Office at 516-323-3550 to register.

You may also phone in your registration by calling 516.323.3550 with your MasterCard, Discover, Visa, or purchase order information. To register in-person, by fax, or mail download the registration form and follow the directions.

Confirmation of your registration and travel directions will be sent to you upon receipt of your registration.


Questions regarding registration? Contact: Cindy Thomas, Assistant to the Director, Summer Sessions and Conference Services Email:  Phone: 516-323-3554

Questions regarding content? Contact: Dr. Amy Meyers, Associate Professor of Social Work Email:  Phone: 516-323-3890

Please check back for detailed information about the conference, which will be posted as it becomes available.

This site was updated on 10/12/18.