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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.


A Personal Immigration Journey with Javier Zamora: Exploring the Challenges, Adaptations, and Clinical Interventions

Friday, April 21, 2023
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 Apr. 10: $60; Apr. 11-20: $70

Wurzweiler Alumni and Current WSSW Field Instructors: Through Apr. 10: $60; Apr. 11-20: $60

All Current Students: $15

“Registration for this event closes on Thursday, April 20, 2023, at 5:30 p.m. Eastern Time.”

Javier Zamora will share his intimate account of his near-impossible and harrowing journey as a nine-year-old, accompanied only by strangers and a hired “coyote” from El Salvador to Guatemala and to Mexico before arriving in the United States. A journey that should have taken two weeks stretched into two months.  Zamora explores the ways he has been processing and healing from trauma ever since, from therapy to poetry to nature hikes.  As a native Salvadoran who grew up as an undocumented American, he delves into the intersecting and conflicting meanings of home and identity.


Javier Zamora

Javier Zamora, MFA, has been a Stegner fellow at Stanford University, a Radcliffe Fellow at Harvard, and holds fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Poetry Foundation. His debut poetry collection, Unaccompanied, is rooted in the indelible experiences of a nine-year-old boy navigating politics, racism, war, and the impact of a border crossing on his family.


His current book, a memoir entitled Solito, chronicles his journey in detail. Zamora holds a BA from the University of California, Berkeley, and an MFA from New York University.



Understanding the Plight of Undocumented Youth

Lissi Garcia

Lissi García, LMSW, is a clinical social worker at Abbott House, a New York State-based children’s, family, and disability services organization.  Additionally, she works in the public school system with undocumented youth.

During the last decade, she has provided support and advocacy services for undocumented parents, children, and families. She will provide her knowledge of gang violence/recruitment, community unrest, devasting poverty, and abuse, which leads families to make the heart-wrenching decision to flee and begin the difficult journey to the US.

Arriving in new communities, our youth are faced with new challenges however, this transitional time is crucial for intervention. She will address the importance of creating safe spaces to explore grief, trauma, and treatment, helping us understand the crucial mental health needs of this community.


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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