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
Monday, January 25, 2021
Beyond the Color Line: Reconciliation and Healing Strategies with Black, Indigenous People of Color (BIPOC) and Social Work Practice
Expanding from an earlier workshop in 2020 (The Color Line), Beyond the Color Line takes a deeper dive into practical and real-world reconciliation and healing strategies while working with Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC). Taking anti-racism work to the next level, social work practitioners from across a variety of fields will look at individual and systems theory of behavior change that is meaningful and operational.
- 11:00 a.m.
Wednesday, February 10, 2021
Sheltering in Community: Expressive Art Therapy and Visual Journaling as a Vehicle for Healing and Transformation
In these shifting and emotionally challenging times, how do we bring support to those who may feel isolated and without community? Living through a pandemic has stretched most people’s ability to remain resilient and centered. The art of visual journaling offers a place for feelings and emotions to be seen and released, moving beyond the written word and into visual storytelling.
- 11:00 a.m.
Monday, February 15, 2021
Self-Mastery with the Enneagram: Communication and Feedback
This workshop will present an overview of the nine Enneagram types and their communication styles, including a discussion of the impact, type-based listening, body language and blind spots of each type. Utilizing methodology and training based on the teachings of Ginger Lapid-Bogda of the Enneagram in Business, as well as masters such as Russ Hudson and Helen Palmer, we will engage in practices to develop your communication strengths and address problem areas, learn how to be best understood, and how to recognize your impact with written and verbal communication.
- 10:00 a.m.
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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Additional Licensure Resources
Social Work Professional Resources
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