Tuesday, September 24, 2019 through Tuesday, December 3, 2019


Alumni House





Certificate Program – Social Work Practice Fellows (SWPF)

A Professional Development Program for Social Work Supervisors of Direct Practice across the Life Course

The enrollment deadline for this program has passed.

Eligibility: This program is strictly limited to 25 social workers employed in a wide range of agencies. You must be currently supervising social work staff (not only students).

Social Work Practice Fellows

There is a critical need for enhanced continuing education for social work supervisors. Social workers are often thrust into supervisory roles without the skills, knowledge, or support they need to succeed. This premier 36-hour certificate program features an advanced curriculum in terms of sophistication of content with a focus on some of the most complex issues that challenge MSW supervisors. This program is part of a multi-site initiative being coordinated by Adelphi University faculty with support from the Florence V. Burden Foundation and the Health Foundation of Western and Central New York.  

Eligibility and Requirements: The participants selected for the program must be MSW-level social workers who are supervising social service workers from diverse settings. Supervisees can include any number of MSWs, BSWs, or other social service staff, in any combination. Attendees are expected to attend all six program days as well as completing anonymous pre- and post-program surveys. (All survey data will be de-identified and reported only in aggregate. Your name will not be linked in any way with your responses to this survey.)

Application: Social work supervisors must apply for acceptance into the program. We will strive to bring together a diverse group of participants. Apply early. Based on the volume of applications, acceptance decisions will be made every 2-3 weeks until the program is full. You can register and pay after acceptance into the program

To successfully complete the SWPF certificate program, participants are expected to: 

  • Attend all 6 training days.
  • Complete pre- and post-program self-assessments of supervisory practices.
  • Participate in activities and discussions.
  • For CEs, full attendance is required; partial credit is not given for partial attendance. A CE certificate will be issued for each separate workshop.
  • Certificates of completion will be issued at the end of the program to those who attended all 6 days.


Tuesday, September 24, 2019

9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.

Advancing Skills in Individual and Group Supervision

With Carol Cohen, DSW, LMSW

Location: Alumni House

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.



1:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m.

Teaching Social Work Assessment Skills

With Barbara Silverstone

Location: Alumni House

Trauma-Informed Supervision through a Social Justice Lens

With Laura Quiros, PhD

Location: Alumni House

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.

Advancing Knowledge of Health Challenges Across the Life Course

With Nancy Scherlong, LCSW

Location: Alumni House

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.

Advancing Knowledge of Mental Health and Addiction Challenges Across the Life Course

With Bernadette Marson, PhD, ACSW, LCSW-R

Location: Alumni House

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.

Building Capacity Among Staff for Effective Practice with Families

With Sylvia Wright, LCSW

Location: Alumni House

Tuesday, December 3, 2019

9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

Furthering Ability to Confront Performance and Organizational Challenges

With Carol Cohen, DSW, LMSW

Location: Alumni House



Payment Plan and Cancellation Policy

Please note that there is no financial aid available for continuing education courses. However, we do offer a partial payment plan for our postgraduate certificate training programs. Minimum payment due upon acceptance into the program is $300.00 to secure your seat. Program deposit will be non-refundable. The remaining payment will be due no later than October 22, 2019 in order to receive your postgraduate certificate. Students that withdraw seven business days prior to the first class will be refunded 100% of their fees (minus deposit).  Students that withdraw after, up to, and including two (2) sessions will receive a 70% credit minus deposit.  Students who withdraw after up to and including four (4) sessions will be credited 55% of their fees (minus deposit). Students who withdraw after four (4) sessions will receive no refund or credit.  

Three or more clinicians attending from the same agency will be eligible for a 15% reduction of total training cost. Please contact for more information.

Disclaimer: The University reserves the right to cancel this or any program due to insufficient enrollment. Registrants will be notified and full refunds will be issued.


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This program has been approved for the following continuing education credits:

  • Social Workers
  • LMHC
  • LMFT
  • CASAC Renewal
  • Psychology
  • LCAT

Successful completion for the award of approved continuing education credits requires attendance at entire training/workshop and submission of a completed evaluation form.

» See full credentialing information and CEUs

New York State Office of the Professions (NYSED) regulations require that participants must be present for the entire approved educational activity in order to receive a certificate for continuing education hours. There is no accommodation in the State regulations for late arrival, late return from lunch or breaks, or early departure. According to NYSED, in order to award social work CEs; “When you offer a multi-day or multi-part course/educational activity, the learner must complete all parts in order to earn the certificate for contact hours, in the same way that a student must complete a semester-long course to receive college credit. You may not award partial credit for a program, even a one-day program, if the learner does not complete all requirements at that time.”

Cancellation Policy

Unfortunately, we cannot provide refunds for cancellations made seven working days or fewer before the event for any reason—or for no-shows.  We can provide credit towards a future workshop up to 24 hours before the event. After that, no credit will be issued.

Accessibility Statement

The Student Access Office ensures equal access to all of Adelphi University’s programs, services and facilities for students with documented needs. Through assistance, advocacy and reasonable accommodations, the office provides an accessible and supportive campus environment.

The Student Access Office provides cost-free assistance and services that are tailored to meet the needs of individuals based on their specific, appropriately documented needs, while preserving Adelphi’s academic integrity and high standards of academic expectations and performance

If you are a student with a documented disability and wish to request accommodation services, please submit a Petition for Reasonable Accommodations form along with the required information as detailed in the Guidelines for Documentation.

Please be aware that all decisions regarding accommodations and equal access are made in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, and prevailing University Policy. 

For further information, please contact the Student Access Office at 516.877.3806 or

Follow Adelphi Social Work Continuing Education at:    

For further information, please contact:

Renee Rawcliffe, LMSW
Director, Continuing Education and Professional Development
Social Work Building, Room 235
p – 516-877-4339
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Joanna Suppa, LCSW-R
Coordinator of Continuing Education and Professional Development
p – 516.877.3216
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