Continuing Education

The Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers (#0148).

The Continuing Education and Training program at Silberman is intended for social workers seeking to fulfill their commitment to lifelong learning. It is designed to help them maintain, enhance, and hone their professional practice, knowledge, and skills. Using the method-based approach to curriculum development that informs all of Silberman’s programs, Continuing Education classes reflect the School’s core values and strengths in clinical practice, community organization and program development, and organizational management and leadership. Taught by a distinguished faculty of social workers, researchers, and trainers, participants gain practical, hands-on and cutting-edge knowledge of a wide range of contemporary social work issues. Classes range in duration from four hours to two-day workshops in the evenings and on weekends.


Silberman offers the following discounts for all Continuing Education and Training courses (unless otherwise noted):

  • 10% for Silberman/Hunter School of Social Work alumni
  • 15% for current Silberman students (with ID)
  • 15% for active field instructors (have student(s) this academic year)
  • 15% for agencies sending groups of 5 or more individuals (paying together)
  • Free for Silberman/Hunter School of Social Work Faculty & Adjuncts

Customized Trainings

Remaining current is a key component of being an effective, passionate practitioner. Bring Silberman’s expertise to your organization with customized workshops and courses that deliver the most up-to-date, evidence-based best-practices to your staff.

Customized continuing education activities are designed to address your organization’s identified training needs. Choose and tailor courses from a catalogue of existing classes (not limited to what is offered in this listing) or request something new.

Contact Patricia Gray for more information on customized trainings.

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