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Social Work Continuing Education Courses

Options for Ongoing Learning

At the Graduate School of Social Work, learning doesn’t stop at graduation. In partnership with the University of Denver Center for Professional Development, we provide a wide range of continuing education (CE) offerings for alumni and the wider community. You can enhance your professional skills and resources in the following concentration areas:

  • Health and mental health
  • Social innovation
  • Program development and evaluation
  • Diversity, inclusion and social justice

Our social work CE programs — several workshops per quarter — draw on faculty, alumni and community expertise in areas such as policy and direct practice. We also cover topics that impact the communities we work with every day — topics such as Islamophobia and environmental justice. A recent integrative health workshop introduced participants to different health care approaches and identified how health practitioners can innovate in providing client-centered care.

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Of our continuing education workshops qualify for Colorado social work licensure, and most qualify for National Association of Social Workers and American Psychological Association continuing education credits.

I am continually impressed with how well GSSW keeps current in offering cutting-edge instruction and experiences in response to the needs of the local and global communities, as well as the needs of society as a whole. This is vital so social workers are prepared and can make a difference in the lives of the people we serve through the strong foundation of knowledge, skills and experience that GSSW offers.

Leslie Vornholt, MSW ’93, LCSW

Key Staff

Trish Becker

Trish Becker

As the director of community engagement, Trish Becker works to connect community partners with the assets of the Graduate School of Social Work. She believes in supporting GSSW's deep network of changemakers by fostering dialogue and growth, convening the community around social justice topics and building organizational capacity.

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Abby Howard

Abby Howard

From leading the Eastern District of Missouri's Rescue & Restore Coalition to combat human trafficking to serving as a therapist for youth experiencing homelessness, Abby Howard hones expert relationship skills and supports individuals, groups and communities to live their best lives.

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