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Continuing Education


Exploring the Effects of COVID on our Children

Friday, Dec. 11, 2020
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 Dec. 1 $40; After Dec. 1: $55

Wurzweiler Alumni and Current WSSW Field Instructors: Dec. 1: $30; After Dec. 1: $40

All Current Students: $15

“Registration for this event closes on Thursday, December 10th at 5:30 p.m. Eastern Time.”

The biopsychosocial challenges confronting communities during the COVID-19 crisis cannot be underestimated, but as social workers, parents, and family members, we know that children experience this trauma uniquely. They are impacted by the effects of the pandemic through their parents, teachers, schools, and peers. They have experienced loss and deprivation, a lack of socialization and educational routine, and have suffered feelings of disorientation and dislocation.

Drs. Lister and Schwartzman are both experts on the impact of trauma on children and will provide their insight and wisdom on how best to support children, their families and community members in the months ahead. The pandemic will pass, but we will be feeling the residual impact of it for years to come.

Dr. Elena Lister
Dr. Elena Lister

Dr. Elena Lister M.D. is an adult, adolescent and child psychiatrist in private practice in Manhattan. She is a Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Weill Cornell Medical College, and Lecturer in Psychiatry at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and the Jewish Theological Seminary where she teaches how to deal with the terminal illness and death of patients. Dr. Lister works directly with faculty, students, parents and the administration in schools where there has been a death by illness, accident or suicide o help them process and respond to the loss in the immediate aftermath, as well as months and years later.

Among Dr. Lister's many publications is her 2001 book “ I Will Remember You”, co-written with Laura Dow and her journal paper “Liza’s Death,” which is distributed in medical and pediatric residencies throughout the country as a teaching tool for handling the death of a patient.

Dr. Michael Schwartzman
Dr. Michael Schwartzman

Dr. Michael Schwartzman is a New York-based psychologist and psychoanalyst, with over 40 years of practice working with children, adolescents, and adults. In addition to his private practice, Dr. Schwartzman is the Consulting Psychologist both at The Allen-Stevenson School and at St. David’s School. He is a member of the New York State Association of Independent Schools and participates with other educators to identify best practices for remote learning and therapeutic responses to the consequences of the daily impingements resulting from Covid-19. As a senior psychologist, Dr. Schwartzman has spearheaded a group of New York City school psychologists working to provide institutional responses to the emotional consequences of the pandemic, including how to address the topic of illness and death with school-aged children and their parents.


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. 


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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