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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.


Taking Care of Ourselves While Caring for Others: Addressing the Mental Health Concerns
of Health Care Workers During COVID-19

Friday, Oct. 22, 2021
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 Oct. 13: $50; Oct. 14-21: $60

Wurzweiler Alumni and Current WSSW Field Instructors: Through Oct. 13: $40; Oct. 14-21: $50

All Current Students: $15

“Registration for this event closes on Thursday, Oct. 21, at 5:30 p.m. Eastern Time.”

The COVID-19 pandemic has extracted a very high toll on the mental health of health care workers, while placing even further stress on an overtaxed health care system. Too few workers must respond to increasing caseloads, putting their health at risk when they are on site. This has occurred in a politically charged environment, where accepted public health interventions promoting vaccines and mask wearing are perceived by some as ideological statements.

Social workers and other mental health professionals are often called on the assist their colleagues with their mental health challenges – from depression and anxiety, to professional burnout and compassion fatigue, to family stresses, and finally, to suicide. Self-care is an important component to this. However, clinicians require support to better assess and treat the mental health issues that arise. A clinical social worker and psychiatrist will offer insights and strategies on both individual clinical issues and organizational approaches to effectively address the mental health challenges of our colleagues.


Michelle Friedman

Dr. Michelle Friedman is an Associate Professor of Clinical Psychiatry at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York. In addition, Dr. Friedman has a private practice and holds the Steven and Marilyn Lieberman Chair in Pastoral Counseling at the Yeshivat Chovevei Torah (YCT) Rabbinical School. Dr. Friedman received an MD from the NYU School of Medicine and has completed advanced training at the Columbia University Psychoanalytic Center for Training and Research. For several decades she has focused on Jewish communal issues, the rabbinate, and pastoral counseling. Dr. Friedman co-authored The Art of Jewish Pastoral Counseling: A Guide for All Faiths, published by Routledge in 2016. She is currently working on a memoir, Divine Corners.

Gail Fisher

Gail Fisher has been a Critical Incident Crisis/Disaster First Responder in Maryland and other states for over 25 years. She has assisted in a range of situations, including mass disasters and with medical groups that have lost colleagues to suicide. As a founding member of the Physician’s Resource Network, Ms. Fisher partners with physicians who take the opportunity to reach out for support and to collaboratively generate solutions to knotty issues. Ms. Fisher’s training in group work and community organization formed the basis of her expertise in family therapy. As a Certified Organizational Consultant, she has worked with health care and social service systems in South America, Africa, and the Philippines. Ms. Fisher performs volunteer services with refugees and immigrants, and shepherds the transformation of a local cemetery into a natural park-like oasis. She received her MSW from the Wurzweiler School of Social Work at Yeshiva University.



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.

Episode 1

Episode 2

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. 

Integrating Spirituality and Mental Health
Nov. 19, 2021
9:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. ET

Upcoming Events:

Integrating Spirituality and Mental Health
Nov. 19, 2021
9:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. ET

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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