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                                                      Health Alert: COVID-19 - Please refer to our latest updates here.  Classes are currently being conducted remotely.


Continuing Education


The Impact of Covid-19 on Older Adults: Psychosocial and Policy Perspectives

Friday, July 10, 2020
10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Online Zoom Course
(You will need to register to receive login information.)

Registration: 2.5 CEU Credit Hours

  • General: $60
  • Wurzweiler Alums/Current Field Instructors: $40
  • Current YU and Non-YU students: $15


This program will address the bio-psychosocial, policy, and spiritual dynamics of social work practice with older adults and their families during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Our forum aims to enhance participants’ knowledge and skills in assessment, intervention, and advocacy with individuals and families living with COVID-19 in later life, including the effects of ageism and structural inequities over the life course.  Speakers will provide a special focus on the concerns of residents of long-term care facilities and their family caregivers.  We will discuss recommendations for policies and programs to improve practice going forward.

Richard Mollot

Richard Mollot is the executive director of the Long-Term Care Community Coalition (LTCCC), a U.S.-based nonpartisan, nonprofit organization dedicated to improving care for individuals in nursing homes and other residential care settings through legal and policy research, advocacy, and education.  Richard has researched and published on a variety of long-term care issues, including: dementia care; nursing home and assisted living standards; the rights of older adults in residential care; abuse, neglect, and crime in nursing homes; nursing home financing; and the imposition and use of penalties for substandard residential care. He is a graduate of Howard University School of Law and a member of the Maryland Bar.

David Gardner

Daniel S. Gardner, PhD, LCSW is an Associate Professor at the Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College, where he chairs the Health concentration. Dr. Gardner has over 30 years of clinical, administrative, and research experience in health and mental health, specializing in social work practice with individuals, families, and communities living with chronic and advanced illness. He is a Hartford Faculty Scholar in Geriatric Social Work, a founding board member of the Social Work in Hospice & Palliative Care Network (SWHPN), Research Director of the Hartford-Silberman Center of Excellence in Gerontological Social Work at Hunter College, and a Fellow of the Social Research, Practice & Policy Section of the Gerontological Society of America (GSA). Dr. Gardner’s community-based scholarship explores adaptation to serious illness in later life, with the goal of improving palliative and end-of-life care for older adults and their caregivers. His current research examines access barriers to pain and symptom management among low-income, minority older adults in East and Central Harlem, NYC.



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.


Why Wurzweiler for Continuing Ed?

Wurzweiler School of Social Work 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 there.

Accredited CE Credits

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

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

To receive your certificate of completion, on the workshop date, please sign-in with your time and before you leave, initial-out with your time. Please allow up to 30 calendar days after the workshop date to receive your certificate.

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