Social Work Programs

May 29, 2009

Social Work Continuing Education: Interesting Courses and Classes

When you need to get the credit for renewing the social work license, there are a lot of interesting courses to take either online or offline. For instance, I give an inexpensive online yoga, breathing and meditation class for 3 ceu credits for social workers, nurses and psychologists HERE. I’ve also taken a very interesting eastern philosophy class on meditation and Patanjali. In Florida, March 31, 2015 is when the credits need to be completed but each state is different.

For instance you can take a class on dealing with prescription addiction , eating disorders, adhd or working with Latino clients. There are many areas that you just don't get to study after grad school and it's a great opportunity to learn more about various parts of the social work field.

In the continuing education classes you take online, there is usually a pdf that you read and this enables you to prepare for the online exam. The online exam is generally multiple choice. Ptsd is an important area today and many people are getting in touch with childhood traumas.

I think the online social work classes work well when you work. In the past I've gone to some all day ones to cram in six or eight credits and it was hard to concentrate (especially if it's a saturday and you worked all day friday). Now I do most online though I take some live at the NASW Florida Conference for social workers each year. It's a great place to network and I presented in June 2014 on Yoga, Meditation and Breathing which was a lot of fun. There were at least 60 people there and I was happy to see such a strong interest in using these tools to help clients with agitation, low moods and other issues.

I am glad to see more alternative therapy types of classes as these are very helpful for people. I even saw a class offered on St. John's and depression. It is very interesting to see herbs, yoga, tai chi and other modalities incorporated into social work theory as these weren't in my course work.

You can read more about the 3 CEU online class I teach which goes through specific breaths, meditations and poses that help to reduce stress to anxiety plus reviews case studies by visting here. Or come to Florida and add in a few day vacation and take it live in Boca on February 28th, 2015! The courses cover useful tips for slowing down racing thoughts, ways to help reduce insomnia issues, tips for kids with OCD and ways to overcome burnout.

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  1. Yes, I too was happy to find some non-traditional ceu classes for social work license renewal that expanded my horizons. I hope you’ll also put some posts up about topics like “social work job hunting” and “social worker therapy modalities”. I am thinking of changing jobs but wasn’t sure of the best way to find a new position. Do you think online is used more than the local newspapers for social work agency jobs?

    Comment by Rachael — May 31, 2009 @ 5:26 am

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