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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.


Playing the Unspeakable: Trauma, Play and Embodiment

Friday, May 21, 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 May 12: $40; May 13-20: $55

Wurzweiler Alumni and Current WSSW Field Instructors: Through May 12: $30; May 13-20: $40

All Current Students: $15

“Registration for this event closes on Thursday, May 20, 2021, at 5:30 p.m. Eastern Time.”

We are all born with the ability to imagine, play, explore and create. But more often than not, trauma and difficult life events keep us from moving forward. The role of creative arts therapy is to help us imagine new life possibilities again. When words are not enough, creative and dramatic tools can help us access the often deeply hidden parts of our lives.

This didactic and highly experiential workshop will provide participants with a greater understanding of how trauma-informed action techniques, embodiment and play used in a therapeutic setting can support the growth, development and therapeutic goals of those they work with. Participants will learn and experience creative strategies to address challenges, promote resilience, and heal from the effects of trauma. Participants will learn ways in which the material explored can be applied to own clinical and personal work.

Participants will be able to explain why and how play and embodiment can support individuals in trauma informed work, gain an understanding of how the use of metaphor and role can support in providing safety in trauma informed work and they’ll learn at least three action techniques to use in their work.

Heidi Landis

Heidi Landis, LCAT: Heidi is Licensed Creative Arts therapist (LCAT), Registered Drama Therapist and Board- Certified Trainer (RDT/BCT), and a Trainer, Education and Practitioner of Psychodrama (TEP). Specializing in trauma-informed work and the use of creative arts therapy techniques, she has a private practice in New York City, where she sees clients and facilitates trainings nationally and internationally. She is the community coordinator of mental health at an international school in the South Bronx and works with immigrant and refugee students. Heidi was Associate Executive Director of the clinical and training programs at Creative Alternatives of New York. In that position, she ran Trauma-Informed Drama Therapy groups and trained staff and site partners in using creative techniques in psychotherapy.

Heidi is an adjunct professor at Yeshiva University, New York University, Lesley University, and Concordia University (Montreal), and on faculty of the KINT Institute. She has published Trauma-Informed Drama Therapy: Transforming Clinics, Classrooms and Communities; The Handbook of Child and Adolescent Group Therapy: A Practitioner’s Reference; and Creative Arts-Based Group Therapy with Adolescents: Theory and Practice.


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?

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. 

Innovative Approaches to Addiction Treatment

  • June 18, 2021, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. ET

Interfaith Approaches to Covid-19

  • July 16, 2021, 10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. ET
Upcoming Events:

Innovative Approaches to Addiction Treatment

  • June 18, 2021, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. ET

Interfaith Approaches to Covid-19

  • July 16, 2021, 10 a.m. - 12:30 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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