FLORIDA ATLANTIC UNIVERSITY

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


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

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MSW PROGRAM RANKING JUMPS NEARLY 20 SPOTS

U.S. News & World Report has increased the ranking of the Florida Atlantic Master of Social Work (MSW) program to 79th in the nation, nearly 20 points up from just one year ago when it earned the highly coveted "Top 100" ranking. The MSW program is coordinated by Dr. Joy McClellan, and the full curriculum is now offered at the Boca Raton and Davie campuses. Read More | Explore MSW Program


RESEARCH HUB | WHERE TODAY’S DISCOVERIES BECOME TOMORROW’S SOLUTIONS

Our renowned faculty pursue multidisciplinary and community-engaged research, leveraging multiple in-house centers and institutes and an extensive network of scholars and organizations that wraps around the globe. The award-winning research coming out of the College of Social Work & Criminal Justice enhances the lives of individuals, families, and communities; informs a wide spectrum of solutions to societal and human needs; and contributes to the scientific basis of our professions.

We are well on our way toward fulfilling one of our five strategic priorities: integrate the cross-disciplinary research and scholarship portfolios between our two schools, across the university network and deeply within our communities. With this launch, we are seeking to:

  • Grow & Disseminate research & scholarship where we already excel.
  • Deliver meaningful impact within our communities, classrooms and professions.
  • Broaden recognition of the college’s research & scholarship efforts.
  • Bolster multidisciplinary, cross-school and cross-university research & scholarship.
  • Elevate our college's research as a powerful tool for championing change.
  • Heighten innovative community-based research & visibility of technology.
  • Engage students in hands-on, transformative research opportunities.
  • Demonstrate contributions to the FA Race to Excellence pillars & platforms.


Explore Our Research Hub


Free Wellness and Educational Events at FAU


The Office of Professional Development within the FAU Phyllis & Harvey Sandler School of Social work is committed to providing impactful and meaningful training opportunities to clinical social workers and allied disciplinary practitioners so that, together, we can empower and uplift our communities. When it comes to supporting our network of clinicians and community partners, we understand the importance of nurturing a culture of wellness and self-care.


As a result, we are excited to introduce the The Wellness Corner, which will now be featured in all our outreach emails and includes free upcoming wellness and educational opportunities. From virtual meditation sessions and monthly workshops being offered by the Robin Rubin Center for Happiness and Life Enhancement, to free CEU events and dynamic community discussions being hosted by the FU College of Social Work and Criminal Justice, we’ve got you covered with the most up-to-date events happening at FAU. 


For more information, please visit the
Robin Rubin Center for Happiness & Life Enhancement website, or contact the Office of Professional Development.

​​​​​​​​​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.


Did you know?


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 2023!


Click here for full course descriptions and registration

EMDR Basic Training

Presenter: Claire Maurer, MA, NCC, LMHC

  • Date/Time:
  1. Weekend One: Friday-Saturday, October 28-30, 2022, 8:30 am – 5:00 pm
  2. Weekend Two: Friday-Saturday, December 9-11, 2022, 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

  • Location: FAU Boca Raton Campus, Social Science Building, Room 112
  • Cost: $1475, $1325 Early Bird until September 30, 2022
  • CEUs: 12


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Telehealth Certificate for Mental Health Professionals

  • Presenter: Tracey Rubenstein, LCSW-QS, BC-THM
  • Date/Time: On-demand Access to Weekly Courses, 12 hours total, November 7- December 19, 2022
  • Location: Fully Online
  • Cost: $350, $315 Early Bird until October 24, 2022
  • CEUs: 12


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LCSW Exam Prep Course

Presenter: David Landsman-Wohlsifer, Ph.D., LCSW

  • Date/Time: Sunday, January 22, 2023, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
  • Location: Online via Zoom
  • Cost: $200, $175 Early Bird until January 8, 2023
  • CEUs: 0


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Online Qualified Supervisor Renewal Training

Presenter: Patricia Temes, LCSW-QS

  • Date/Time: Friday, February 10, 2023, 8:30 am – 12:30 pm
  • Location: Online via Zoom
  • Cost: $130, $110 Early Bird until January 26, 2023
  • CEUs: 4


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 Private Practice 101: Getting Started

Presenter: David Landsman-Wohlsifer, Ph.D., MHA, LCSW

  • Date/Time: Friday, April 21, 2023, 8:30 am – 12:30 pm
  • Location: Online via Zoom
  • Cost: $220, $200 Early Bird until April 6, 2023
  • CEUs: 4 (Category Administrative)


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Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Certificate Course

Presenter: David Landsman-Wohlsifer, Ph.D., LCSW

  • Date/Time: Monday-Friday, May 8-12, 2023, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
  • Location: FAU Boca Raton Campus, Social Science Building, Room 112
  • Cost: $945, $850 Early Bird until April 24, 2023
  • CEUs: 30


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LCSW Exam Prep Course

Presenter: David Landsman-Wohlsifer, Ph.D., LCSW

  • Date/Time: Sunday, May 20, 2023, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
  • Location: Online via Zoom
  • Cost: $200, $175 Early Bird until May 4, 2023
  • CEUs: 0


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News Updates 

Alexia Betances, MSW student, shares her story.
CBS12.com: "Local nonprofit helping college students who've experienced foster care, homelessness"

Student and Faculty Conference Presentations 

Florida Institute for Child Welfare (FICW): FICW affiliate Morgan Cooley, Ph.D., LCSW, associate professor, hosted an
Affiliate Lunch and Learn presentation via Zoom on Tuesday, October 11: "Early Implementation of Statewide Comfort Call Policy in Florida: Voices of Families, Foster Caregivers, and Child Welfare Professionals".  

Student and Faculty Publications 

Allan Barsky, MSW, Ph.D, professor,
co-authored the filling article: 
Suragarn, U., Hain, D., Barsky, A., Pfaff, G., Wuddhipreecha, N., Chatcheydang, J., & Songprakun, W. (in press). Living arrangements, healthy aging, and personal well-being among older Thai adults: An exploratory study. Journal of Aging and Human Social Change.
https://doi.org/10.18848/2576-5310/CGP

Alumni News Updates 

Attention, FAU Alumni! The FAU SSW Alumni Society is planning future in-person and virtual mixer events.
Click here to fill out and submit the form to receive emails about these alumni gatherings. Please share this link with FAU SSW alumni friends. We hope to see you at a future event!