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Continuing Education at the School of Social Work

What sets TU SSW Continuing Education apart? Our Continuing Education faculty!

No other CE program offers the quality of instruction and content you will find at Temple. Click here to view a list of our CE faculty.

The School of Social Work offers life-long learning through our Continuing Education Professional and Career Development program. No matter what your interests or career goals are, you'll gain the knowledge you need from CE courses taught by Temple's renowned social work professors and recognized leaders in the field.

The program is approved for Pennsylvania and New Jersey license renewal requirements for continuing education. 

The School of Social Work will continually add to courses covering all areas of social work practice. Special on-site trainings can be designed for agencies and programs requiring specific trainings to enhance staff expertise and performance, appropriate for social workers in the field, supervisors and management. To find out how we can help, contact Alan Pfeffer at apfeffer@temple.edu or (215) 204-6554 for more information.


school of social work Continuing education Courses

Course registration is available now. Click here to view courses available for registration. New courses will be added weekly. 

Tuition: $69 for non-Temple alumni; $49 for Temple alumni or Temple-affiliated individuals
Special Bundle Discount: Register for two courses on the same day and save $20! Be sure both courses are in your basket at checkout.

Upcoming Courses (Click here to view in calendar format)

Military Counseling III: The Invisible Wounds of War (3 CE hours)
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March 23, 2018 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Temple University Center City Campus
Course presented by Professor James Corbin, MSW, LSW / Lead Clinical Faculty


Military Counseling IV: The Family Fortress—The Military Family (3 CE hours)
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March 23, 2018 from 1 to 4 p.m. at Temple University Center City Campus
Course presented by Professor James Corbin, MSW, LSW / Lead Clinical Faculty


Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy with Children (3 CE hours)
Click here to register for TF-CBT for Children

March 24, 2018 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Temple University Center City Campus
Course presented by Jessica DiMarchis, MSW, LCSW / Certified Trauma Specialist


Self Care and Vicarious Trauma: Taking Care of Yourself While Taking Care of Others (3 CE hours)
Click here to register for Vicarious Trauma

March 24, 2018 from 1 to 4 p.m. at Temple University Center City Campus
Course presented by Jessica DiMarchis, MSW, LCSW / Certified Trauma Specialist


Testing the Validity of DSM Major Depressive Disorder Criteria (3 CE hours)
Click here to register for DSM Validity MDD

March 24, 2018 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Temple University Center City Campus
Course presented by Professor Mark Schmitz, PhD / Associate Professor, Program Evaluation and Diagnostic Validity


Treating Difficult Clients: Psychotherapy for the Client and Therapist (3 CE hours)
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April 6, 2018 from 1 to 4 p.m. at Temple University Center City Campus
Course presented by Paul Felker, PhD / Professor, Bloomsburg College, Trauma and Dissociation


Fighting Fat: Causes, Consequences and Strategies for Addressing Childhood Obesity (3 CE hours)
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April 13, 2018 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Temple University Center City Campus
Course presented by Professor Gina Tripicchio, PhD / Assistant Professor, Childhood Obesity Center for Research and Education


Understanding and Treating Obesity: A Primer for Mental Health Professionals (3 CE hours)
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April 13, 2018 from 1 to 4 p.m. at Temple University Center City Campus
Course presented by Professor David Sarwer, PhD / Associate Dean, College of Public Health and Director, Center for Obesity Research and Education


Program Evaluation I: Methods of Evaluation at the Program Level (3 CE hours)
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April 14, 2018 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Temple University Center City Campus
Course presented by Professor Mark Schmitz, PhD / Associate Professor, Program Evaluation and Diagnostic Validity


Program Evaluation II: Qualitative Methods of Clinical Practice Evaluation (3 CE hours)
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April 14, 2018 from 1 to 4 p.m. at Temple University Center City Campus
Course presented by Professor Mark Schmitz, PhD / Associate Professor, Program Evaluation and Diagnostic Validity


Medical Social Work: Nuts and Bolts (3 CE hours)
Click here to register for Medical SW Nuts and Bolts

April 14, 2018 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Temple University Center City Campus
Course presented by Professor Kathryn Brzozowski, DSW, LCSW / Assistant Professor, CE Lead, Medical Social Work


Understanding the Healthcare Delivery System (3 CE hours)
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April 14, 2018 from 1 to 4 p.m. at Temple University Center City Campus
Course presented by Kristin Wells, MSW, LCSW / Medical Social Work, Cardiac and Neonatal Care, TU Hospital


Trauma and Neurobiology I: Neuroscience and Trauma's Effects in the Brain (3 CE hours)
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April 27, 2018 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Temple University Center City Campus
Course presented by Professor Paul Felker, PhD / Trauma and Dissociation


Trauma and Neurobiology II: Advanced Clinical Treatments Informed by Neuroscience (3 CE hours)
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April 27, 2018 from 1 to 4 p.m. at Temple University Center City Campus
Course presented by Professor Paul Felker, PhD / Trauma and Dissociation


Social Work in Primary Care I: Core Principles of Behavioral Health Consultation (3 CE hours)
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April 28, 2018 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Temple University Center City Campus
Course presented by Frank Johnson, PhD / Director, Primary Care Behavioral Health, Spectrum


Social Work in Primary Care II: Integrating Behavioral Assessment Tools and Screenings, Understanding Medical Lingo and Analyzing Health Outcomes (3 CE hours)
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April 28, 2018 from 1 to 4 p.m. at Temple University Center City Campus
Course presented by Frank Johnson, PhD / Director, Primary Care Behavioral Health, Spectrum


Introduction to Theories of Clinical Social Work Supervision (3 CE hours)
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May 4, 2018 from 1 to 4 p.m. at Temple University Center City Campus
Course presented by Professor Jessie Timmons, MSW, LCSW / Clinical Faculty, President, PA Society of Clinical Social Work


Ethics in Clinical Social Work Supervision (3 CE hours)
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May 5, 2018 from 1 to 4 p.m. at Temple University Center City Campus
Course presented by Professor Jessie Timmons, MSW, LCSW / Clinical Faculty, President, PA Society of Clinical Social Work


Introduction to Mindfulness (3 CE hours)
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May 5, 2018 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Temple University Ambler Campus
Course presented by Carol Cherson, MSW, Eric Cherson, MSW and Claire Ransom, MSW / Certified Mindfulness Instructors


Further Integrating Mindfulness into Personal Practice (3 CE hours)
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May 5, 2018 from 1 to 4 p.m. at Temple University Ambler Campus
Course presented by Carol Cherson, MSW, Eric Cherson, MSW and Claire Ransom, MSW / Certified Mindfulness Instructors


Military Counseling V: Clinical Work with Military Children and Adolescents (3 CE hours)
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May 18, 2018 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Temple University Center City Campus
Course presented by Professor James Corbin, MSW, LSW / Lead Clinical Faculty


Military Counseling VI: Working with Military Couples and Partners (3 CE hours)
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May 18, 2018 from 1 to 4 p.m. at Temple University Center City Campus
Course presented by Professor James Corbin, MSW, LSW / Lead Clinical Faculty


Military Counseling VII: Women Warriors—Clinical Work with Military Women (3 CE hours)
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August 10, 2018 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Temple University Center City Campus
Course presented by Professor James Corbin, MSW, LSW / Lead Clinical Faculty


Military Counseling VIII: Military Healthcare and Community Response (3 CE hours)
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August 10, 2018 from 1 to 4 p.m. at Temple University Center City Campus
Course presented by Professor James Corbin, MSW, LSW / Lead Clinical Faculty


school of social work LCSW/LSW Prep Courses

Tuition: $99 for non-Temple alumni; $79 for Temple alumni or Temple-affiliated individuals

Click here to register for LCSW/LSW Prep

April 21, 2018 from 9 a.m to 4 p.m. at Temple University Center City Campus
Course presented by Dr. Celeste Vaughan-Briggs, MSW, LCSW / Adjuct Professor, Manager, Free Breast and Cervical Cancer Screening Project, Thomas Jefferson University


* Most certificates require a total of 24 CE hours of course content including 2 required courses and 6 electives. Once complete, you are entitled to take ethics (3 CE hours), Child Abuse Reporting AKA Act 31 (2 CE hours, pending approval) and Suicide Prevention (1 CE hour) at no additional charge. The 30 hours of course work completes required CE hours for license renewal in PA. You will have many electives to select from, customizing the certificate toward your career goals. New courses will be added each week as dates, times and venues are confirmed.