FLORIDA ATLANTIC UNIVERSITY

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


(Updated 11/16/2021)

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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

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.


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


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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!


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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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News Update


Beginning Spring 2022, FAU students in social work, nursing, medicine, and/or related fields will have the option to take a new foreign language course being offered through the Schmidt College of Arts & Letters Spanish program: Spanish for Health Care Professionals. There will be two course options - one for Spanish heritage learners (SPN 2161) and one for non-Spanish heritage learners (SPN 2240). Both courses will count toward the FAU language requirement, provide an interdisciplinary learning opportunity, and focus on the learning of language skills that students can use to assist many of the Spanish-speaking clients they will serve in our communities and beyond. 

Beginning January 2022, the Masters of Social Work program in the Phyllis and Harvey Sandler School of Social Work will begin offering MSW classes on the FAU Davie Campus on Wednesday evenings. "We are excited to bring this new lineup of MSW courses to our students in the Broward area," said Joy McClellan, DSW, LCSW, MSW program coordinator. "The evening class times and Davie location should allow students to more easily manage their course needs alongside their existing employment and family obligations.”


Student and Faculty Conference Presentations 

On November 2, David Landsman-Wohlsifer, Ph.D., LCSW, instructor, presented a Zoom workshop at the Robin Rubin Center for Happiness & Life Enhancement, on techniques for improving connections between parents and their children, as well as key communication strategies for keeping the conversation going.​

Student and Faculty Achievements and Honors

Christine Spadola, Ph.D., M.S., LMHC, assistant professor, has been appointed to the Infectious Diseases Research Focus Group in the Institute of Human Health and Disease Intervention (I-HEALTH). She was appointed by I-HEALTH’s executive committee due to her research expertise in health disparities among marginalized populations. "This is an important step to strengthen our college partnership with the I-HEALTH pillar, and I am honored to have been selected to serve in this capacity," said Dr. Spadola.

Congratulations to Wesley Hawkins, MSW, Ph.D. on receiving Professor Emeritus status.