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Graduate Catalog 2017-2018 
Graduate Catalog 2017-2018 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Post-Graduate Certificate Programs in Social Work

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The Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College offers post-graduate certificate programs designed for MSW’s seeking to further their education in an area of interest to them, who wish to remain current in the field or who want to become certified within a specific area of study. Generally these programs are not part of any academic degree-granting program and do not carry academic credit. For detailed information see the program descriptions at www.hunter.cuny.edu/socwork/programs/post-masters-programs.html. Each program has separate criteria for admission.

In addition to these programs the School has launched Center for Advanced Clinical Education. This program is home base for a variety of classes, conferences, and other special events that address specific issues of current focus in clinical social work.  The specific offerings change regularly and are responsive to both individual practitioners and agency training needs.  Teleconferencing is available for distance as well as classroom learning. Upcoming offerings will be posted on the Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College website.  

Some classes within this Center satisfy the additional clinical education credit needs of those LMSW social workers who are seeking eligibility for the LCSW.  These classes will be identified as such on the website, along with specific contact information.

Advanced Clinical Social Work: Individual and Family Treatment

This certificate program is designed to meet the needs of LMSWs and LCSWs who want to deepen their clinical practice knowledge for work in a variety of social work settings. The Post Master’s Certificate Program in Advanced Clinical Practice is a one year program intended to provide continuing education to clinical practitioners working in multi-cultural urban settings. Collaboratively designed by social work educator-clinicians based in the university and the community, it reflects a commitment to the shared responsibility of the academic and practice sectors of the social work profession for continuing education.

It is designed to deepen skills for clinical social work practice with individuals and families through focusing on the integration of theory and practice. Course content includes assessment and diagnosis, treatment approaches, and trauma interventions through a developmental lens with an emphasis on the role of social-cultural factors. An integrative case seminar takes place during both semesters and includes group discussion, role play, observation and application of treatment strategies.

All courses are taught by instructors experienced in agency-based social work. This course takes place on Thursday evenings from 6 to 9 pm. For further information or application, please call 212-396-7610.

Social Work Administration

The Post Master’s Certificate Program in Social Work Administration is given in conjunction with the Harold Weissman Center for the Study of Social Administration. This program was developed in response to a growing interest in raising the standards of administrative practice in the social welfare field and reflects a belief that management is rooted in the values and principles of social work practice. The program includes course work on supervision, strategic planning, non-profit financial management, program evaluation, policy analysis, fundraising and grant writing. All courses involve a practice component, and all faculty members are practicing managers.

For further information or application, please call 212-396-7588.

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