Date & Time: February 4, 2021 12:00pm – 2:00pm
Location: Virtual

This two hour interactive and didactic continuing education workshop will positively disrupt the rhetoric of allyship in the social work and broader mental health community.

2 CEs

According to Gibson (2014), “Becoming an ally involves working toward ending oppression through a provocative and transforming experience of self-examination and critical thinking about one’s social identities as they relate to multiple memberships in minority and majority groups (Bishop, 2002). The word ally has historically been used as an identifier for someone who imagines a different world, where there is equality. An individual who has courage, tenacity, honors curiosity, and envisions their impact on the world as much more significant than themselves. Yet, the act of allyship looks different depending on one’s identity and positionality. This two hour interactive and didactic continuing education workshop will positively disrupt the rhetoric of allyship in the social work and broader mental health community.

Learning Objectives

Participants will be able to:

  • Unpack and define the word and practice of being an ally.
  • Locate oneself as it relates to the practice of allyship.
  • Discuss the challenges of applying and practicing allyship.

Small group exercises in the form of break out groups will be a central part of this engaging and interactive workshop.


  • Registration Fee: $70.00
  • Alumni/Field Instructor/Adjunct Fee: $50.00
  • Current BSW, MSW, PhD Students FREE with Promo Code

Faculty Bio

Dr. Laura Quiros, PhD., LMSW is an Associate Professor of Social Work at Adelphi University for the past ten years. She teaches social work practice at the Doctoral and Masters level. Her research and scholarly interests focus on the social construction of racial and ethnic identity and trauma informed care from a social justice lens. The common thread in her consulting, teaching and scholarship is elevating complexity and compassion and furthering the mission of social justice, including diversity and inclusion.

She works to find spaces to advance inclusion within the academy, corporate and non-profit sectors and help connect leadership to missions and agendas of trauma informed practice from a diversity, equity and inclusion lens. Her work is accomplished through relationship building. She uses her relationship building skills as a way to foster inclusion by helping to increase awareness and move towards action.

Her practice is one of liberation, love and generosity. Her work can help deepen the conversation by supporting and nurturing leaders to develop a reflective consciousness that is strength-based, critically nurturing and ultimately transformational.

Adelphi University School of Social Work is an approved provider for continuing education credits for the following:

  • Social Workers
  • LMHC
  • LMFT
  • CASAC Renewal
  • Psychology
  • LCAT

Successful completion for the award of approved continuing education credits requires attendance at entire training/workshop and submission of a completed evaluation form.

» See full credentialing information and CEUs

New York State Office of the Professions (NYSED) regulations require that participants must be present for the entire approved educational activity in order to receive a certificate for continuing education hours. There is no accommodation in the State regulations for late arrival, late return from lunch or breaks, or early departure. According to NYSED, in order to award social work CEs; “When you offer a multi-day or multi-part course/educational activity, the learner must complete all parts in order to earn the certificate for contact hours, in the same way that a student must complete a semester-long course to receive college credit. You may not award partial credit for a program, even a one-day program, if the learner does not complete all requirements at that time.”

Cancellation Policy

Unfortunately, we cannot provide refunds for cancellations made seven working days or fewer before the event for any reason—or for no-shows. We can provide credit towards a future workshop up to 24 hours before the event. After that, no credit will be issued.

Accessibility Statement

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The Student Access Office provides cost-free assistance and services that are tailored to meet the needs of individuals based on their specific, appropriately documented needs, while preserving Adelphi’s academic integrity and high standards of academic expectations and performance

If you are a student with a documented disability and wish to request accommodation services, please submit a Petition for Reasonable Accommodations form along with the required information as detailed in the Guidelines for Documentation.

Please be aware that all decisions regarding accommodations and equal access are made in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, and prevailing University Policy.

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