Date & Time: May 21, 2021 9:30am – 12:30pm
Location: Virtual

This interactive workshop teaches a social justice framework for direct practice and pedagogy.

3 CEs

Course description

This interactive workshop teaches a social justice framework for direct practice and pedagogy. Dr. Rani Varghese will incorporate didactic elements into a largely interactive workshop in which participants will have opportunities for individual and collective self-reflection to foster critical consciousness and engagement. In this workshop, participants will explore the connection between clinical practice and social justice work. They will learn how to reflect critically on social identities, personal biases and its intersections that affect perceptions of difference. Finally, they will identify strategies for linking social justice and clinical practice.

Learning objectives

Participants will be able to:

  1. Articulate two connections between clinical practice and social justice work.
  2. Describe how to reflect critically on social identities, personal biases and its intersections that affect perceptions of similarity and difference.
  3. Identify and practice using positionality as an anti-oppressive practice in work with clients, supervisees, students or colleagues.
  4. Identify strategies that link social justice and clinical practice.

Tuition Rates:

  • $80 Regular
  • $60 Alumni, FI, Adjunct
  • $35 VET/ Students free with promo-code

Faculty Bio


Dr. Rani Varghese, LMSW, Ed.D. is an Associate Professor in the School of Social Work at Adelphi University teaching courses on SW Practice, Social Justice and SW Education across the undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs.She obtained her clinical training at Smith College School for Social Work, her doctoral degree in Social Justice Education and her graduate certificate in Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. She brings an interdisciplinary approach to her teaching, consulting, practice and research. Her scholarship links social justice concepts and theories in social work education and examines the impact of intergroup dialogue.She also has written about trauma informed social justice practice, teaching, and supervision. Outside the classroom, she provides DEI/social justice (i.e. inclusive teaching, implicit bias, microaggressions) training and coaching across a range of organizations and institutions. She alsotalks to parents and caregivers about engaging in conversations with children about issues of oppression.

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

  • NYSED Social Workers
  • CASAC Renewal
  • APA Psychology, pending NYSED Psychology

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

See full credentialing information and CEUs

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.

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