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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Practitioners 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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Culturally Responsive Trauma Training | Spring

Join us for a transformative weekend of trauma training, designed to provide mental health clinicians with essential tools and insights for culturally-informed trauma treatment. This intensive, 10-hour workshop, led by Dr. Rohini Gupta, a seasoned clinical psychologist and trauma expert, will cover a wide range of critical topics in the field of trauma therapy.

While this course is open to anyone, it will most benefit individuals with clinical therapeutic experience.

  • May 17 - 18
  • 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. MDT
  • In Person
  • Cost: $275 per participant

 Registration will close on May 14, 2024 at 5 p.m. MST.

  • Workshop Topics
    1. Introduction to Trauma and Trauma Treatment: Gain a comprehensive understanding of trauma, its effects, and evidence-based treatment approaches
    2. Intergenerational Trauma: Explore how trauma can be passed down through generations and learn strategies to address it
    3. Race-Based Trauma: Understand the impact of racial trauma and develop culturally-sensitive therapeutic interventions
    4. Disasters and Pandemics: Examine the unique challenges posed by disasters and pandemics and discover effective crisis intervention techniques
    5. Vicarious Trauma: Learn to recognize and manage vicarious trauma, compassion fatigue, and burnout in your clinical work
  • Event Highlights
    • Engage in in-depth didactic sessions with Dr. Gupta, drawing from her extensive expertise.
    • Participate in interactive discussions and case studies to enhance your practical skills.
    • Network and collaborate with fellow mental health clinicians.
    • Earn 10 Continuing Education (CE) credits for your professional development.
  • Dr Rohini Gupta

    Dr. Rohini Gupta, PsyD, MSW, is a distinguished clinical psychologist with a rich background in trauma therapy, grief and loss, diversity issues, and disaster mental health. She is the founder of The Compassion for Helpers Initiative, providing consultation and training to organizations working with trauma-affected communities. Dr. Gupta also offers mental health support to providers dealing with vicarious trauma.

    In addition to her private practice, Dr. Gupta serves as an adjunct faculty member at the Graduate School of Social Work at DU and is a clinical affiliate at the Graduate School of Professional Psychology. She is also a board member and community engagement team chair for the Wornxn's March Denver.

Envision:You Training Opportunity

Envision:You Training Opportunity

LGBTQ+ Behavioral Health Provider Training Program

Envision:You Level 1: Introductory Training is a 75-minute on demand, online training allowing for ease of completion on each participants’ own time.

Envision:You is grateful to announce the receipt of funding from the Colorado Office of Health Equity to support our LGBTQ+ Behavioral Health Provider Training Program. This funding allows the opportunity to offer 25 seats in Level 1: Introductory Training for DU affiliates working in the behavioral health field at no cost.

If you are interested in receiving training at no-cost, fill out the interest form.

  • Level 1 Coupon Code
    1. Sign up
    2. From the homepage, select “SIGNUP” at the top right of the screen to create an account. Once an account is created the Course Catalog becomes available. 
    3. Select “Get this course” for the Level 1: Introductory Training.
    4. Select “Got a coupon?” (which is listed underneath “Price”) and enter the code: GSSW25

    From there the on-demand, virtual, Level 1 content is available on your course homepage at any time.

    As funding is only available for a limited time, we encourage folks to sign up as soon as possible. The coupon code will expire March 1st

Amie Bryant

Supervision With Style

This 200 level supervision series is designed to elevate competence in clinical supervision.  Designed to be experiential in nature, participants will be expected to engage and participate in relevant group dialog, individual self reflection, and small breakout groups. Participants may choose to register for each 200 level course individually or sign up for a package that may include all 3. Each workshop will be 3 hours and 15 minutes in length.

  • May 7, 14 & 21, 2024
  • 4 - 7:15 p.m. MDT
  • Virtual


  • May 7 | 201: Creating the Road Map
    • Review the roles & responsibilities of being a clinical supervisor as well as what makes an effective supervisor.
    • Knowledge of the important paperwork for establishing the supervisory relationship
    • Name at least 2 important variables in preparing for the first session
    • Knowledge of how to structure the supervisory hour
  • May 14 | 202: Supervise with Style
    • Review of 6 dimensions that comprise our supervisory style
    • Reflect on the importance of a supervision philosophy
    • Understand various models, approaches, and theories of clinical supervision
    • Ability to identify stages of development in clinical supervision
    • Appreciate our positionality as supervisors and develop awareness of intersectional identities and cultural humility as it applies to clinical supervision
  • May 21 | 203: Sticky Situations & Satisfying Solutions
    • Identify common errors and potential challenges in supervision
    • Ability to define the concept of rupture/repair in clinical supervision
    • Practice having courageous conversations
    • Knowledge of key components of when to implement, and how to write, a remediation plan
  • Course Instructor: Amie Bryant

    Amie Bryant (she/her), is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Certified Addictions Counselor located in Durango, Colorado. She is also a CCE Approved Clinical Supervisor and EMDRIA Approved Consultant. She is the owner and therapist of Four Corners Counseling providing individual psychotherapy to adolescents and adults, as well as clinical training, supervision & consultation to mental health professionals. She has been providing clinical supervision for 15 years and holds a Certificate in Advanced Clinical Supervision through Smith College School of Social Work. In addition to facilitating clinical supervision trainings through NASW-CO she has developed several advanced level supervision workshops for clinicians. Amie is a former Director and Training Coordinator of the Fort Lewis College Counseling Center, has completed over 100 hours of group leadership training, and spent 7 years as an adjunct faculty member for the University of Denver Graduate School of Social Work Four Corners Program.

  • Cost & Other Details

    Community members:

    • $100 for individual workshops (3 C.E hours)
    • $270 for the full 3 workshop bundle (9 C.E. hours)

    Current student, staff and faculty:

    • $80 for individual workshops (3 C.E. hours)
    • $215 for the full 3 workshop bundle (9 C.E. hours)

    Registration for this event is first come, first serve and there is a limit on number of attendees. Registration will close on May 3, 2024  at 5 p.m. MST. for the first workshop, May 10, 2024 at 5 p.m. MST for the second workshop, and May 17, 2024 for the final workshop. 

    Recordings of the workshops will be available to those who register and pay for the full course. Registration for a course after it closes will entitle you to only the recording.

    Full refunds will be issued for all workshops in this course through April 19, 2024. A 50% refund will be issued between April 20 and May 2, 2024. No refunds will be issued for any of the workshops in this course after May 3, 2024.

Mary Beth Faccioli

The Emergence of Psychedelic Care: Critical Roles of Social Workers

In this 3-hour online workshop, participants will discuss the critical roles social workers may play as psychedelics become more accessible in our communities. We will discuss the current landscape of research and practice with psychedelic medicines, then explore macro, mezzo, and micro practice issues for social workers.

  • May 23, 2024
  • 4 - 7 p.m. MDT
  • Virtual
  • Course Description

    Since time immemorial, Indigenous communities have used psychedelic medicines for healing, ritual and ceremony. Today, ongoing research consistently demonstrates the efficacy of psychedelic medicines and psychedelic therapy for treatment-resistant mental health issues. Clinical trials have shown promising outcomes for PTSD, racial and intergenerational trauma, depression, anxiety, substance use issues, end-of-life distress, and more.

    The promise of psychedelic medicines for addressing these issues is challenged by several factors, including a white-dominant, Western medical framework for research and practice; related lack of access for all but a fraction of those in need; appropriation and lack of reciprocity with Indigenous people and communities; an extractivist approach with millions of dollars being invested in pharmaceutical ventures while Indigenous knowledges are cast aside; and a lack of prepared practitioners in clinical and non-clinical roles to support coming access to, and demand for, psychedelic medicines. The estimated 250,000 social workers across the US are uniquely poised to address these challenges, and support harm reduction and healing for our clients and in our communities as these medicines become more available.

    In this 3-hour online workshop, we will discuss the critical roles social workers may play as psychedelics become more accessible in our communities. We will discuss the current landscape of research and practice with psychedelic medicines, then explore macro, mezzo, and micro practice issues for social workers.

    Workshop Overview

    1. The current landscape. Overview of promising research addressing various mental health disorders. Changing regulations on drugs/medicines leading to increased access in communities. The predicted need for mental health professionals and community education to meet demand and reduce harm. Where do social work professionals and organizations fit within this changing landscape?
    2. Macro level. Policy issues with regulation, equitable access and inclusion. Impacts of extractivism, appropriation and medicalization. Limitations of a Western approach to research and exclusive access to care. Opportunities for advocacy.
    3. Mezzo level. Community as a critical component in psychedelic care and the limitations of a Western individualist framework. The importance of harm reduction (drug, set, setting), community-based care, collaboration, reduction of stigma, and consumer education.
    4. Micro level. Overview of psychedelic therapy with a focus on client vulnerability and potential for harm; ethical considerations; and the importance of collaboration / community / consultation. Critical importance of anti-racist practice and decolonizing perspectives. Harm reduction within micro-level practice including within case management roles. Resources for further learning, training, and keeping up with the rapidly changing landscape. Potential future developments and implications for social work practice.

    Learning Objectives

    • Describe recent research findings on psychedelic medicines as treatment for many mental health issues including racial and intergenerational trauma.
    • Identify ways that social work practice at micro, mezzo, and macro levels is relevant and critical in the emerging landscape of psychedelic therapy and increased access to medicines.
    • Question the dominant Western approach to research and mental health care within psychedelic assisted therapy and care.
    • Explain the importance of harm reduction in practice with psychedelic medicines at micro and mezzo levels of practice within clinical and direct practice roles.
    • Recognize the vulnerability inherent in practice with psychedelic medicines and the critical importance of anti-racist practice
  • Course Instructor: Mary Beth Faccioli

    Mary Beth Faccioli is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Denver, CO. She is an Off-Site Field Instructor for students in the MSW@Denver program within the DU Graduate School of Social Work. Mary Beth has decades of experience as a trainer, curriculum designer and instructional designer, and founded Learning Alchemy, LLC in 2013, providing training and consulting in mental health and social work practice. For the past two years, Mary Beth has been involved in developing continuing education for clinicians and other practitioners in psychedelic care and psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy. She also creates educational materials for communities on harm reduction approaches to psychedelics and cannabis. Mary Beth makes a daily personal and professional commitment to anti-oppressive practice and works within an intersectional feminist and Critical Race Theory framework. Through Learning Alchemy, she supports social workers, behavioral health clinicians and human services professionals to provide outstanding care and services for clients and communities by developing and delivering engaging training-online and in-person-for staff and clients.

  • Cost & Other Details

    Community members:

    • $100 for individual workshop (3 C.E hours)

    Current student, staff and faculty:

    • $80 for individual workshops (3 C.E. hours)

    Registration for this event is first come, first serve. Registration will close on May 21, 2024  at 5 p.m. MST. 

    Recordings of the workshops will be available to those who register and pay for the full course. 

    Full refunds will be issued for all workshops in this course through May 9, 2024. A 50% refund will be issued between May 10 and 20, 2024. No refunds will be issued for any of the workshops in this course on or after May 21, 2024.

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