Social Work Continuing Education Online Courses

Options for Ongoing Learning

At the Graduate School of Social Work, learning doesn’t stop at graduation. We provide a wide range of continuing education (CE) offerings for alumni and the wider community. Due to COVID-19, all continuing education opportunities are now 100% online, but we hope to also gather safely in person in the future. 

With diversity, equity and inclusion as our guiding principles, we cover topics that will help you enhance your professional skills, examine your own identities and how they interact with your work, and advocate for social justice in the spaces you occupy.

All workshops include CE credits approved for clinical social work licensure in the State of Colorado. CE credits are equivalent to contact hours and they do not include accredited CEUs; check your local regulations if you are licensed in another state or for another profession.

Types of GSSW Continuing Education

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Practitioner Series

We offer regular workshops on a variety of topics ranging from clinical practice to organizational leadership. These virtual trainings are typically 1-4 hours in length and meet the requirements for clinical social work licensure in the State of Colorado. 

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Civic Series

These workshops are a series of continuing education workshops designed to prepare you with the knowledge and skills to create social change. These lower cost workshops allow individuals to grow in their understanding of relevant issues, regardless of their discipline or level of experience. Join fellow changemakers to explore the issues that matter most. 

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Post-Master's Certificates

Our post-master's certificates offer the opportunity for professionals to develop new expertise or expand their skill set in an area of specialty. Although workshops are designed with a foundation of social work values, they are open to professionals in all disciplines. You'll earn a certificate of completion from the Graduate School of Social Work.

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Practitioner Series

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Engaging in Psychopharmacology

Wednesday, May 12, 2021, 1 p.m.–3 p.m.(MST), 2 CEs

Zachary Catir leads a discussion and interactive workshop on psychopharmacology by using real case examples, handouts and facilitating small group work. Participants will learn the early history of psychopharmacology in the U.S. and will also develop a stronger grasp of ethical issues and challenges clinician’s face in integrated health.  Participants will walk away  with basic psychopharmacologic treatment and specific strategies for major mental illnesses (such as depression, anxiety, mood disorders, and psychotic disorders). Developed with the master’s or PhD level clinician in mind, this course is great overview/refresher for behavioral health consultants, social workers, LPCs and LMFTs working in the field and who may have limited access to psychiatry.  

Cost: 
$40 (General) 
$36 (Alumni, faculty, field, staff and DU colleagues) 
$20 (Students)

  • Bio: Zachary Catir

    Zachary Catir, MSW, LCSW, is a behavioral health consultant (BHC) at Einstein Healthcare Network in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and an adjunct faculty member at the University of Denver’s Graduate School of Social Work. For the last 10 years, Catir has worked extensively in integrated healthcare and homeless services in the Denver and Philadelphia area. Catir has consulted on thousands of cases as a BHC and brings those experiences to this workshop.  

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Civic Series

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White Supremacy Culture 2.0: Moving from Internal Change to External Change

Wednesday, April 21, 2021, 1 p.m.–3 p.m. (MST), 2 CEs

This event is meant for those who register and attend White Supremacy Culture in Professional and Personal Contexts. White Supremacy Culture 2.0 will help you deepen your understanding and reflection around white supremacy culture. 

Building Bridges presents a 2-hour session focused on addressing, challenging and analyzing the uprooting of white supremacy culture in both professional contexts and greater systems at large. This session will include individual, small group and large group dialogue and reflection around multiple frameworks and resources based on defining white supremacy culture. The session will also challenge participants to reflect on their personal role in uprooting white supremacy culture given their racial identity, as well as the intersection of their other identities. Building Bridges uses an experiential, conflict transformation approach that challenges participants to engage with one another in meaningful dialogue. Please come ready to participate, engage and learn from other participants.  

Cost: $ 30 (General)

  • Bio: Building Bridges

    Building Bridges is a community driven nonprofit, focused on empowering young leaders. At Building Bridges, we combat hate, discrimination and violent conflict by connecting individuals face-to-face to those they have been taught to fear and mistrust. Our programs empower participants to find their voice, think critically about the world around them, and equip them with the skills to create more just, inclusive societies. Since 1993, we have made it possible for diverse teens and young adults from Israel, Palestine, Northern Ireland, South Africa and the United States to cross seemingly intractable divides. The experience permanently shifts the way they see the ‘other,’ inspiring the desire to make change. 

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A Conversation: Reparations as Community Wealth Building

Thursday, April 22, 2021, 1:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. (MST), 2.5 CEs

The extraction and brutal exploitation of black and indigenous people was a feat of social engineering, a project that took centuries to unfold and centuries to dismantle. As these systems of radicalized oppression are drawing to an end, we have the opportunity to reengineer long- term, sustainable processes of repair, while transferring wealth and power in ways that not only regenerate individuals but our larger ecological community as well. This event will gather repairationists and community wealth builders from Denver to share the innovative models that are ushering in the era of great healing and restoration. This conversation is led by Asia Dorsey. 

Panel includes: 

  • Asia Dorsey, Cofounder of the Satya Yoga Cooperative for People of Color  
  • Lotte Dula, Reparationist, reparations4slavery.com  
  • Harold Fields, Chairperson of the Denver Black Reparations Council 
  • Yessica Holguin, Executive Director, Center for Community Wealth Building 

Cost: Donation based

  • Bio: Asia Dorsey

    Asia Dorsey is a healing justice coordinator, reparations advocate, and the co-founder of the Satya Yoga Cooperative for POC Asia Dorsey. She uses her gift of pattern recognition as a bioregional herbalist with the Ancestral Herbalism Healing Collective, a permaculture instructor with the Denver Permaculture Guild, and a developer of vibrant organizations that perpetuate cultures of reciprocity as an organizational consultant with Regenerate Change. Asia is also a strategist and a board member for the Center for Community Wealth Building transforming economy through cooperative ownership. Asia, ever the Afrofuturist, creates literary beauty and centers Black joy, wellness and imagination as a black arts curator and cofounder of the Palm Wine Collective. Asia facilitates healing and brings forth ancestral knowledge. You can find her managing educational programs at the Seeds of Power Unity Farm swimming bone-deep in soil, bending botanical chaos long enough for her people to rise together in power and step into the wholeness that is their birthright

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“Don’t Work for It” Rest as Reparations workshop

Wednesday, May 12, 2021, 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

This workshop brings us into the nexus of healing justice and reparations using yoga as an articulation of liberation theology. Drawing from the archival research of Tricia Hershey of the Nap Ministry and the practice of Yoga Nidra from the lineage of Yogi Amrit Desai, participants will learn how to deconstruct dominant narratives about labor while experiencing the bliss that emerges for free from their own bodies in an engaging and moving lecture. 

Cost: Donation based

  • Bio: Asia Dorsey

    Asia Dorsey is a healing justice coordinator, reparations advocate, and the co-founder of the Satya Yoga Cooperative for POC Asia Dorsey. She uses her gift of pattern recognition as a bioregional herbalist with the Ancestral Herbalism Healing Collective, a permaculture instructor with the Denver Permaculture Guild, and a developer of vibrant organizations that perpetuate cultures of reciprocity as an organizational consultant with Regenerate Change. Asia is also a strategist and a board member for the Center for Community Wealth Building transforming economy through cooperative ownership. Asia, ever the Afrofuturist, creates literary beauty and centers Black joy, wellness and imagination as a black arts curator and cofounder of the Palm Wine Collective. Asia facilitates healing and brings forth ancestral knowledge. You can find her managing educational programs at the Seeds of Power Unity Farm swimming bone-deep in soil, bending botanical chaos long enough for her people to rise together in power and step into the wholeness that is their birthright.  

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Trish Becker-Hafnor

Trish Becker-Hafnor

Director of Community Engagement

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Eden Sabala

Eden Sabala

Assistant Director of Events

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