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Continuing education (CE) is in full swing this spring, and in the heart of planning for the Fall 2022 semester.

Continuing Education

We want to encourage any faculty or administrators who have an interest in teaching in CE to reach out to Renée M. Rawcliffe, director of continuing education and professional development; we love to highlight the wonderful research and practice that is being done here at our school.

We are excited to introduce two new postgraduate programs this spring that were developed in the fall.

The first, Applied Expressive Arts in Counseling, is a 60-hour, 10-month, introductory experiential learning-based program in which participants will experience each of the six expressive arts modalities (art, dance/movement, drama, music, psychodrama and writing/poetry). Participants will also attend multimodal integrative special topic sessions addressing work with: children/adolescents; life transitions and aging; substance use disorders and trauma-informed care; and arts-based applications to cases and supervision as well as for closure and processing loss.

The second postgraduate program to launch this spring is Eating Disorders: Individual and Family Approaches for Clinicians. The second postgraduate program to launch this spring is Eating Disorders: Individual and Family Approaches for Clinicians. Integrating a holistic, biopsychosocial framework, the program will explore eating disorders from a DSM-5 perspective, with a thorough review of the diagnostic criteria, enabling the social worker to be able to identify the specifics of each eating disorder that a client may be experiencing. Current models of treatment will be discussed. The overview will explore eating disorders from a DSM-V perspective, with a thorough review of the diagnostic criteria, enabling the social worker to be able to identify the specifics of each eating disorder that a client may be experiencing.

In addition to our ongoing programming, we also hosted the second annual ecological justice and social work conference, in partnership with the Institute for Social Work and Ecological Justice, on April 12. Scholars, practivists and practitioners from Columbia University, Central Michigan University, University of Denver and Tulane University, as well as the broader social work community, convened under the conference theme, “Vital Connections: Fostering Resilience and Cultivating Impact,” which focused on the intersection of policy, practice and ecological justice through the lens of connection and resilience. The conference also highlighted student posters, many of which are a result of social action projects submitted by Adelphi University School of Social Work students.

Center for Nonprofit Leadership

The Center for Nonprofit Leadership received a $25,000 grant from the Dyson Foundation. This generous grant will allow the Center to offer its certificate programs and workshops to residents in the Hudson Valley region. The fund can be used to subsidize the costs of attendance for participants. Stay tuned for more exciting news!

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