Learning Center Presenter

Become a Learning Center Presenter

With the launch of the Learning Center, we are expanding the need for programming in the following areas: clinical social work topics, Macro topics, social work self care, and general professional development. Our membership is our most valuable resource, and as such, we are releasing this Request for Proposals (RFP) to invite Social Workers to develop and present a workshop for our continuing education program.

In order to meet the needs of our members we offer a variety of avenue’s for engagement – both for participants and for presenters. We offer online live learning, self study and live in person courses.

Submission guidelines can be found below.

Suggested Workshop Topics

Workshop Topics

Topic areas could include:

NASW-NYS also recognizes the need for advanced clinical training. We are recruiting clinical social workers with an interest in providing supervision and clinical case studies for evidence-based psychotherapeutic modalities to join our faculty, including but not limited to the following topics:

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

  • Exposure Based Therapy

  • Solution Focused Brief Theray

  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy

  • Motivational Interviewing

  • Mindfulness Stress-Based Reduction

  • Somatic Experiencing Therapy

  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing 

In addition to continuing education, NASW-NYS is launching two new series in 2018: Professional Development and Self-Care. As these are not CE-granting webinars, applicants need not be social workers with 3 years post-masters work experience.

For the Professional Development and Self-Care webinars, applicants must be properly trained/experienced in the subject area. Presentation topics could include: 

  • Starting and Maintaining a Private Practice

  • Careers in MACRO social work

  • Leadership

  • Navigating Salary Negotiations 

  • Compassion Fatigue

  • Best Practices in Time Management

  • Vicarious Trauma

Application Guidelines and Criteria

Application Guidelines and Criteria

New York State Education Department (NYSED) Provider Requirements

All proposals must meet the New York State Education Department (NYSED) provider requirements.  In addition to the subject areas listed above, applicants and workshops must meet basic social work practice considerations in developing their proposals.  Please see listing below:

  • theories and concepts of human behavior in the social environment;

  • social work practice, knowledge and skills;

  • social work research, programs, or practice evaluations;

  • social work management, administration or social policy;

  • social work ethics;

  • clinical interventions, evidence-based models, and principles of clinical social work practice; psychotherapy, and clinical social work diagnosis;

  • work practice, psychotherapy, and clinical social work diagnosis;

  • client communications and record keeping;

  • administrative supervision of licensed master social work and clinical supervision of licensed clinical social work practice;

  • pedagogical methodologies or other topics which contribute to the professional practice of licensed master social work and licensed clinical social work;

  • or cross-disciplinary offerings from medicine, law, administration, education and the behavioral sciences are acceptable if they are clearly related to the enhancement of social work practice, skills and knowledge, and the health, safety, and/or welfare of the public.

We are looking for workshops that are at least 1.0 hours (or 1.0 CEU’s) to a maximum of 15 hours (or 15 CEU’s)

Social workers interested in applying must meet the following criteria:

  • Have at least 3 years post-masters work experience

  • Have relevant experience in subject area

  • Be a Social Worker in good standing with no history of ethical violations by the NASW or New York State Office of the Professions

  • Qualified to teach the courses/educational activities which will be offered, including but not limited to, faculty of a licensed master social work or licensed clinical social work program offered by a higher education institution; or instructors who are specifically qualified authorities in their field of practice or area of expertise

Applicants must submit the following :

  • NASW-NYS CE Application Form (Click link to download)

  • A biography: 50-75 word maximum

  • An up-to-date resume or CV

  • A presenter photo to use in advertising materials

Submission Form

If you have any questions regarding the CEU application process, you can direct them to Steven Baranowski, LMSW, Continuing Education Coordinator at sbaranowski.naswnys@socialworkers.org

  • NASW-NYS CE Application Form (Click link to download)
  • A biography: 50-75 word maximum
  • An up-to-date resume or CV
  • A presenter photo to use in advertising materials

Application Materials

Please complete and submit the NASW-NYS CE Application Form.
50-75 word maximum
If you have more than one, Chapter staff will follow up to get additional documents on your co-presenter.

Information updated as of March 26, 2018

Learning Center Application Checklist

  • NASW-NYS CE Application Form (Click link to download)
  • A biography: 50-75 word maximum
  • An up-to-date resume or CV
  • A presenter photo to use in advertising materials

Questions about Presenting?
Steven Baranowski, LMSW
Continuing Education Coordinator
518-463-4741 ext. 17