Bachelor of Social Work

  • Florida’s largest BSW program with an average of 600 students
  • Florida’s Top 3 BSW program based on monthly alumni earnings within a year of graduation 


Master of Social Work

  • U.S. News & World Report Top 100 program
  • #3 MSW in the nation based on student evaluations
  • One of FAU’s largest graduate programs with an average of 300 students


Doctor of Social Work

  • Florida’s first DSW program, which trains scholarly clinicians for leadership positions

FLORIDA ATLANTIC UNIVERSITY

School Website: https://www.fau.edu/ssw/


(Updated 9/10/2021)

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Robin Rubin Center for Happiness and Life Enhancement 

The Robin Rubin Center for Happiness & Life Enhancement has announced the weekly meditations calendar for Fall 2021. All students, faculty, staff, and community members are invited and welcome. Zero meditation experience needed.

  • Tuesdays 8-8:30AM | Wednesdays 12:30-1PM | Fridays Noon-12:30PM
  • All sessions are FREE, presented via Zoom, and led by experienced, qualified instructors.
  • Periodically pausing to can help us reduce stress, organize our thoughts, quiet our minds, boost productivity, and nurture our mental health. Plus, consider these thrice-weekly meditation circles as an additional way to (virtually) connect with good people at FAU.
  • Register for each class once; then use your access links to join the sessions as often as you like.


Register for your complementary session links now


​​​​​​​​​Professional Development Courses


Check out the courses below and register today!


You can also visit our website for a complete course listing and frequent additions. To make sure you’re the first to know about new courses, you can request email notifications and like us on Facebook for course updates and School news. 

Florida needs every one of us to be on top of our game. It is our pleasure and privilege to help you get there. Looking forward to seeing you soon!

The FAU Phyllis and Harvey Sandler School of Social Work is an approved provider of the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy, and Mental Health Counseling, the Florida Board of Psychology, the Florida Office of School Psychology, and the Florida Board of Nursing (BAP #50-6251), as well as the Florida Certification Board (#5350-A) and the Council on Social Work Education. Many states accept CEUs from CSWE-accredited institutions in other states.


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Funds raised through the Office of Professional Development provide students’ scholarships and assistantships, and support faculty and students with research projects, attendance and presentations at national and international conferences, and other projects related to advancing our school's academic excellence and community engagement. 

Agency Training Available


With faculty expertise in a variety of clinical areas, we also bring courses to community agencies tailored to their specific needs. You can view some trainings we can offer to your team
here. Please contact us at socialworkprodev@fau.edu for more information and to discuss your agency’s training needs.


​Save The Dates - Featured CEU Courses through Spring 2022!


Click here for full course descriptions and registration

LCSW Exam Prep Course

  • Presenter: David Landsman-Wohlsifer, PhD, LCSW
  • Date/Time: Saturday, September 18, 2021, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
  • Location: Online via Zoom
  • Cost: $175; $150 Early Bird until September 4, 2021
  • CEUs: 0


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DBT Certificate Course

  • Presenter: Michelle Quilter, PsyD, CASAC
  • Dates/Times: Wednesday-Sunday, September 9 – October 3, 2021, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
  • Location: FAU Boca Raton Campus, Social Science Building, Room 112
  • Cost: $1170; $1000 Early Bird until September 15, 2021
  • CEUs: 40


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EMDR Basic Training

  • Presenter: Claire Mauer, MA, NCC, LMHC
  • Dates/Times: Friday-Sunday, October 15-17, 2021, 8:30 am - 5 pm and Friday - Sunday, December 3-5, 2021, 8:30 am - 5 pm (Sundays end at 4 pm.)
  • Location: FAU Boca Raton Campus, Social Science Building, Room 112
  • Cost: $1050; $950 Early Bird until September 17, 2021
  • CEUs: 40


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Qualified Supervisor Renewal Training

  • Presenter: Erin McNamee, LCSW, DSW
  • Date/Time: Friday, November 5, 2021, 8:30 am - 12:30 pm
  • Location: Online via Zoom
  • Cost: $120; $100 Early Bird until October 22, 2021
  • CEUs: 4 Qualified Supervisor


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LCSW Exam Prep Course

  • Presenter: David Landsman-Wohlsifer, PhD, LCSW
  • Date/Time: Sunday, January 23, 2022, 9 am - 4 pm
  • Location: Online via Zoom
  • Cost: $175; $150 Early Bird until January 9, 2022
  • CEUs: 0


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Foundations of Client Centered Play Therapy: What You Need to Get Started

  • Presenter: Tara McDonnell, LCSW, RPT
  • Date/Time: Friday, February 11, 2022, 9 am – 4 pm
  • Location: FAU Boca Raton Campus, Social Science Building, Room 112
  • Cost: $175; $150 Early Bird until January 28, 2022
  • CEUs: 6 (Approved for APT CEs – APT Approved Provider # 19-983)


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Qualified Supervisor Training

  • Presenter: Erin McNamee, LCSW, DSW
  • Dates/Times: Wednesday - Friday, February 23-25, 2022, 8:30 am-12:30 pm
  • Location: Online via Zoom
  • Cost: $350; $300 Early Bird until February 9, 2022
  • CEUs: 12 Qualified Supervisor


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Psychodynamic Psychotherapy: Caring for the Mind in Conflict

  • Presenter: Manny John González, PhD, LCSW-R
  • Dates/Times: Thursday, March 17, 2022, 9 am - 4 pm
  • Location: FAU Boca Raton Campus, Social Science Building, Room 112
  • Cost: $175; $150 Early Bird until March 3, 2022
  • CEUs: 6


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Solution Focused Brief Therapy

  • Presenter: Christine Beliard, PhD, LMFT
  • Date/Time: Friday, April 8, 2022, 9 am - 4 pm
  • Location: FAU Boca Raton Campus, Social Science Building, Room 112
  • Cost: $175; $150 Early Bird until March 25, 2022
  • CEUs: 6


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Qualified Supervisor Renewal Training

  • Presenter: Erin McNamee, LCSW, DSW
  • Date/Time: Friday, May 6, 2022, 8:30 am-12:30 pm
  • Location: Online via Zoom
  • Cost: $120; $100 Early Bird until April 22, 2022
  • CEUs: 4 Qualified Supervisor


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Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Certificate Course

  • Presenters: David Landsman-Wohlsifer, Ph.D., LCSW, and Jeff Shearer, ACSW, LCSW, MCAP
  • Dates/Times: Monday - Friday, May 9-13, 2022, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
  • Location: FAU Boca Raton Campus, Social Science Building, Room 112
  • Cost: $875; $750 Early Bird until April 25, 2022
  • CEUs: 30


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 Consultation in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy


  • Presenters: David Landsman-Wohlsifer, Ph.D., LCSW, and Jeff Shearer, ACSW, LCSW, MCAP
  • Dates/Times: Fridays, May 20, June 17, July 15, August 19, September 16, October 21, 2022, 8:00 am – 10:00 am (Participants may miss one session and receive CEU credit for the series. Partial credit is not offered.)
  • Location: Online via Zoom
  • Cost: $525; $450 Early Bird until May 6, 2022
  • CEUs: 10
  • Prerequisite: Completion of the FAU Sandler School of Social Work Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Certificate Course


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LCSW Exam Prep Course

  • Presenter: David Landsman-Wohlsifer, PhD, LCSW
  • Date/Time: Saturday, May 21, 2022, 9 am - 4 pm
  • Location: Online via Zoom
  • Cost: $175; $150 Early Bird until May 7, 2022
  • CEUs: 0


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Student and Faculty Conference Presentations 

Heather Howard, MSW, Ph.D, LICSW, assistant professor, and Marianna L. Colvin, Ph.D. LGSW, associate professor, spoke at the June meeting of the National Organization of Forensic Social Work, where they shared the findings from their recent photovoice study. The study, titled “Women in the waves: Learning from mothers in recovery through photovoice” explored the experience of mothers impacted by substance use and child welfare.

Student and Faculty Achievements and Honors 


Allan Barsky, JD, MSW, Ph.D, professor, will present “Narrative Ethics: A Storied Approach to Managing Ethical Issues in Social Work Practice”, on September 30, 2021, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm. Registration is free for NASW members, $10 for non-members, and $5 for non-NASW Students. You will receive a Zoom link and login prior to the workshop.

To register, go to
www.naswfl.org/events.html.


​Student and Faculty Research and Publications

David Landsman-Wohlsifer, Ph.D, LCSW, instructor; Laurie Patlin Suttenberg, DSW, LCSW-QS, DCSW, instructor; and Juyoung Park, Ph.D., MSW, professor;
had the following article accepted for publication:

Wohlsifer, D.B., Suttenberg, L.P. & Park, J. (2021). A Reflection on Special Challenges and Amending Pedagogy in Clinical Social Work Practice Courses During the COVID-19 Pandemic. Clinical Social Work Journal.
https://doi.org/10.1007/s10615-021-00813-z
 
Heather Howard, Ph.D, LICSW, assistant professor,
and Juyoung Park, Ph.D., MSW, professor; had the following article published:

Howard, H., & Park, J.(2021). Living in the moment: Empowered caregiving in the United States for family members living with dementia. J Womens Health Care Manage, Volume 2:3. 124. DOI:
https://doi.org/10.47275/2692-0948-124