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Continuing Education for Social Work

In the Wurzweiler School of Social Work tradition, we are proud to offer the best continuing education classes for social workers, both online and at our NYC campus.
Earn CEUs (Continuing Education Units) and gain valuable social work training.


Spiritual Leaders Responding to COVID-19:  A Dialogue with Interfaith Community Leaders

Friday, July 16, 2021
10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Eastern Time
Online Zoom Course
(You will need to register to receive login information.)

Registration: 2.5 CEU Credit Hours

General: Through July 7: $60; July 8-15: $75

Wurzweiler Alumni and Current WSSW Field Instructors: Through July 7: $50; July 8-15: $60

All Current Students: $15

“Registration for this event closes on Thursday, July 15, 2021, at 5:30 p.m. Eastern Time.”

The Covid-19 pandemic has brought into focus not only the huge disparities in healthcare, but how members of marginalized and vulnerable populations have struggled with isolation, depression and despair, food insecurity, and grief and loss.  This program will highlight how members of diverse faith communities have formed partnerships to meet the needs of the most underserved, within the boundaries of their faith communities and beyond.  Our participants will share their unique experiences of how faith and spirituality can provide not only healing, but a mechanism for support across religious and spiritual traditions.  The CDC advocates for partnerships for the success of public health programs to fulfill diverse roles and functions. Partnerships among spiritual leaders, community groups, and individual citizens address disparities that impact marginalized communities who have historically been treated unfairly because of their race, ethnicity, and other identities.  Each of our presenters will provide their expertise from their experiences in the field during this unique and challenging period.


Angela Overton
Angela Overton

Elder Angela Overton, M.Div. is an effective communicator of what it means to receive and share Divine Holy Love.  Elder Overton is widely known for her practical and dynamic teaching style, which helps people apply the timeless truths of sacred text to their everyday lives. She has been preaching, teaching, and providing pastoral care for 25 years. Elder Overton serves as an associate minister and currently sits on the board of Hosparus Health Care Guide Partners in Louisville, KY. She is the Senior Advisor of the Interfaith Workgroup at the Coalition to Transform Advanced Care (C-TAC) in Washington, DC. Elder Overton oversees faith and diversity leaders across the U.S. to promote advanced illness care in our health systems by creating and implementing best practices and tangible resources for distribution to faith leaders to be shared within their community.

Peter Gudaitis
Peter Gudaitis

Peter Gudaitis, M.Div. is the Executive Director & CEO of New York Disaster Interfaith Services (NYDIS), Chair of New York VOAD (Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster), and President of the National Disaster Interfaith Network (NDIN).  Founded in 2001, NYDIS is a federation of 61 faith-based human service providers, charitable organizations and faith communities working in partnership to provide disaster readiness, response, and recovery services for New York City. He has over 30 years of experience in chaplaincy, disaster emergency management, faith-based philanthropy, program management, and social services administration – including almost a decade in Emergency Medical Services.  Mr. Gudaitis had been appointed to numerous New York State and New York City boards responding to emergencies and disasters.  He earned his M.Div. from the General Theological Seminary of the Episcopal Church.

Eric Weiss
Eric Weiss

Rabbi Eric Weiss is President and CEO of the Bay Area Jewish Healing Center.  He is a co-founder of “Grief & Growing™: A Healing Weekend for Individuals and Families in Mourning” and “Kol Haneshama: A Jewish Hospice/End-of-life Care Volunteer Program.” In addition to his rabbinic seminary work, Rabbi Weiss is formally trained in Jewish education, clinical pastoral care, and spiritual direction. He is a spiritual direction supervisor and author/editor of two spiritual care readers:  Mishkan Refuah: Where Healing Resides and Mishkan Aveilut: Where Grief Resides (CCAR Press). He has served on several boards, among them the national board of the Central Conference of American Rabbis (CCAR), the Reform movement’s national rabbinic body. He is one of the interfaith hosts of MOSAIC, a local weekly television broadcast on religious issues. He holds a Master’s degree in Hebrew Letters from Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion and was ordained in 1989.

Sarah Segal McCaslin
Sarah Segal McCaslin

Rev. Sarah Segal McCaslin, MDiv, LCSW is the Executive Director of the Psychotherapy and Spirituality Institute (PSI).  She also maintains a clinical practice at PSI, providing counseling to individuals, couples, and families, as well as consultation services and leadership workshops for faith communities and other organizations.  She is a licensed clinical social worker and an ordained Presbyterian minister, with an MSW from Columbia University, M.Div from Union Theological Seminary, and post-graduate certificate in family therapy from the Ackerman Institute for the Family.  Sarah is devoted to fostering the human capacity for resilience, growth, and meaning-making, even under the most daunting circumstances.  She believes in the inherent spirituality of all people to be a resource for achieving healing and wholeness.


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 and the ASWB. 

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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