Resources for GSSW Alumni
At the Graduate School of Social Work (GSSW), we’re a family. That doesn’t change when you graduate. Even if you live far from campus, there are lots of ways to stay connected — continuing education and special events live-streamed from campus, following us on social media, recruiting students and more.
Connect with GSSW and other alumni on social media. You can find us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn and the University of Denver Pioneer Connect alumni networking community.
Become an adjunct instructor or field education partner, or share your experience as a guest lecturer in a classroom. You can provide clinical supervision to recent grads in your region, too.
Introduce your agency or organization to GSSW’s Field Education Program. After two years of practice, you may be able to supervise a current student in the field as well.
Support admissions by helping to recruit prospective students. Or, serve on a GSSW committee or board.
Keep us up to date on your career, family, hobbies and the ways you are making an impact in your community.
Pay it forward by helping others achieve a GSSW education through financial support of programs and scholarships.
Virtual Continuing Education
Wednesday, October 27, 2021
Leading Beyond White Supremacy
In this workshop, we will investigate how white supremacy has influenced leadership within the field of social work and other helping professions. More specifically, while decentering white supremacy culture, we will explore the forms of leadership integral to navigating and surviving systems of oppression–and reflect upon the question: how do we re-envision and build futures in which we lead outside the confines of white supremacy?
- 10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. MT
Wednesday, November 3, 2021
Helping Clients Navigate Legal Issues
Have you ever told a client you could not help them with a legal issue because you are not a lawyer? Do you change the subject when a legal question comes up because you don’t know where to start? It is not unusual for non-attorney service providers to feel as overwhelmed by the legal system. In this session, an overview of the civil and criminal legal systems will be provided to help providers better identity legal issues and make connections to other resources for clients. We will discuss the Unauthorized Practice of Law, and what assistance non-attorneys can, and cannot, provide with legal issues. We will also discuss best practices for protecting client privacy when encountering legal matters, including what to do if you get a subpoena.
- 1:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m. MT
Colorado Licensed Clinical Social Worker Preparation
GSSW's Licensure Preparation Study Sessions will help you prepare for the social work licensing exam. Taught by a GSSW alumnus, the course includes thinking skills, test-taking strategies and how to approach the exam questions, and it reviews each of the four primary knowledge/content areas:
- Human development, diversity and behavior in the environment
- Assessment, diagnosis and treatment planning
- Psychotherapy, clinical interventions and case management
- Professional ethics and values
After the content review for each section, the class discusses the correct answer and rationale for practice questions. This format will allow you to identify your strengths and weaknesses. You’ll also have an opportunity to practice with questions from the Association of Social Work Boards group practice exam.
Each session takes place on a single weekend: Friday night (6:00–8:00 p.m.) and Saturday (9 a.m.–5 p.m.) in Craig Hall.
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I work closely with all of you to identify, create and cultivate your engagement in order to build professional connections and lasting friendships. Carly Einstein, Director of Alumni Engagement
9,500 Our alumni family comprises 9,500 social work graduates who are innovators, change makers and social justice champions worldwide.
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