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State Approves College to Provide Social Worker Continuing Education

December 9, 2015

Tompkins Cortland Community College has been approved to offer state-mandated continuing education programs for social workers. The classes will provide continuing education credits for Licensed Master Social Workers (LMSW) and Licensed Clinical Social Workers (LCSW), satisfying new registration requirements from the New York State Education Department.

"We are thrilled to be approved by the state to provide these continuing education opportunities,” said the College’s Strategic Corporate and Community Partnerships Director Martha Hubbard. "With the change in state licensing laws we’re very happy to be able to provide a local, cost-efficient opportunity for this important group of professionals to obtain the continuing education credits they need.”

Beginning this year, all LMSW and LCSW must complete 36 hours of approved continuing education courses for each three-year registration period, with no more than 12 hours consisting of self-study. With the state approval of Tompkins Cortland as a provider, four courses will be offered in the spring of 2016 through Biz, the professional development and business training arm of the College.

• Hidden Loss: A Therapeutic Intervention for Children with an Incarcerated Patient of Caregiver. February 17

• Clinical Assessment and Diagnosis Using DSM 5. March 29

• Facing New Challenges: Contemporary Ethical Considerations for Social Work Practitioners. April 12

• Treatment Strategies for Working with the Dually Diagnosed Patient in a Mental Health Clinic. June 8

For more information on each class, including how to register, contact Biz at 607.844.6586 or