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Continuing Education for Social Work

We are proud to offer the best continuing education classes for social workers, both online and at our NYC campus.


When Communal Trauma Occurs:  How to Deal with the Unexpected

Friday, July 15, 2022
10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Eastern Time
Online Zoom Course
(You will need to register to receive login information.)

Registration: 2 CEU Credit Hours

General: Through July 6: $50; July 7-14: $60

Wurzweiler Alumni and Current WSSW Field Instructors: Through July 6: $40; July 7-14: $50

All Current Students: $15

“Registration for this event closes on Thursday, July 14, 2022, at 5:30 p.m. Eastern Time.”

This program will promote understanding of traumatic events occurring nationally and globally – created by war, mass shootings, and the resulting loss of human life and potential.

Individuals, families, and communities are feeling the effects of these events from the youngest to the oldest amongst us. How we respond, how we care for others, and how we process compassion fatigue during these traumatic periods help us develop skills, resilience, and the language to confront these moments together.

Our speakers will address strategies for caring effectively for clients, ourselves, and our communities during these challenging times.  


Mooli Lahad

Mooli Lahad, PhD is senior medical and education psychologist, founder and president of the Community Stress Prevention Center (CSPC), an NGO which he founded 40 years ago. He is an adviser to ministries and governments worldwide on coping and resilience in the face of adversities.

Dr. Lahad developed the BASIC PH model and the 6 Parts story making (6PSM) and many other models and methods to use dramatherapy and bibliotherapy in the treatment of children and adults. He also developed the SEE FAR CBT method for the treatment of PTSD.

Dr. Lahad is the author and co-author of 35 books and many articles on the topics of communities under stress, resilience, the use of arts in coping with life-threatening situations, and loss and bereavement, including during the war in Ukraine.

Shira Stern

Rabbi Shira Stern, DMin was one of the first women to be ordained by the Hebrew Union College in 1983. She has served congregations in New Jersey and was a hospital and hospice chaplain. She was the director of the HealthCare Chaplaincy’s Jewish Institute for Pastoral Care.

Rabbi Stern was trained by the American Red Cross to serve on their Spiritual Air Incident Response Team. She was deployed to the Liberty State Park Family Assistance Center in the aftermath of 9/11, the Boston Marathon explosion, Super Storm Sandy, floods in West Virginia and North Carolina, Pittsburgh-Tree of Life, and Texas disasters.

She now trains Disaster Spiritual Care providers through the Red Cross and writes about compassion fatigue, building resiliency, and dealing with grief. She currently volunteers for the Red Cross as lead for Disaster Spiritual Care in Mass and is the DSC Deputy Division Advisor for the Northeast region. Rabbi Stern is a board-certified pastoral counselor in private practice, specializing in bereavement issues.



Rabbis, chaplains, and social workers are often called on to provide spiritual care near life’s end. Whether in response to serious illness, advanced cognitive or physical decline in old age, or unexpected, tragic violence, health care professionals and clergy need to respond compassionately and effectively with families facing spiritual, emotional, and existential crises. Clips from Wurzweiler School of Social Work’s “Spirituality Near the End of Life” Conference in July 2019 include leading clergy, chaplains, and social workers offering their knowledge, skills, and wisdom to assist professionals seeking to better integrate spiritual care into their professional and community work.

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Why Wurzweiler for Continuing Ed?

Our top-ranked Wurzweiler School of Social Work based in Manhattan — the heart of New York City — is currently offering continuing education opportunities that will appeal to professional social workers in diverse fields of practice. You can go anywhere, but why not try one, two, or three of our programs available to you at convenient times and locations? We know you will gain knowledge while satisfying your CE requirements. The name Wurzweiler is synonymous with Excellence. We look forward to seeing you here.

Accredited CE Credits

Wurzweiler is an approved provider of Continuing Education credits for licensed social workers by New York State. 


As per New York State Continuing Education Guidelines, attendees must log into the program on time and attend the ENTIRE workshop to receive their Continuing Education Contact Hours.  Any attendees who arrive late or leave early to a workshop WILL NOT receive their certificate, and are also not eligible for a refund in any way.  Please plan accordingly.

Please allow up to 30 calendar days after the workshop date to receive your certificate.

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