Continuing Education


The School of Social Work Continuing Education (CE) Program is dedicated to meeting the continuing education needs of social work professionals in Alabama and beyond. Our CE program is designed to offer participants a rigorous array of timely and relevant interdisciplinary courses in social work that bear the UA stamp of excellence. CE course offerings include:

  • license preparation
  • trauma informed practice
  • psychopharmacology for social workers
  • military families and ethics

CE online and on-campus courses are taught by highly qualified social work faculty and workshop presenters from across the nation who are recognized as leaders in their fields. Through the program, social work professionals can:

  • earn CE credits
  • explore new career paths
  • meet licensing requirements
  • gain new skillsets and expand your skillset to meet growing employer demands
  • enhance your ability to tackle pressing social issues to improve lives
  • network with other social work professionals and UA faculty experts

Upcoming Continuing Education Sessions

Social Work License Preparation Course

BSW Exam Candidates
May 19, 2017 – 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Bryant Conference Center – Tuscaloosa, Alabama

MSW Generalist and Clinical Candidates
May 19, 2017 – 12:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. and May 20, 2017 – 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Bryant Conference Center – Tuscaloosa, Alabama

This Social Work Examination Services (SWES) License Exam Prep course is for BSW exam candidates, recent MSW graduates and experienced practitioners preparing to take the Association of Social Work Board (ASWB) licensing examination. Experienced clinician and educator Dr. Deborah Cantor, LICSW, will lead this SWES training to help participants learn important test-taking skills and study strategies. Participants will gain an understanding of content in the national licensing exam, learn how to “decode” multiple choice questions on the licensing exam and review major direct service issues that appear in a majority of questions on the exam. Participants also will review major social work content in the following areas:

  • human behavior and psychopathology
  • work with special populations
  • the elderly, children and families, addictions
  • DSM5
  • clinical practice with individuals and groups, including ethics and laws affecting social workers

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Registration Information

Amanda Bergeron
Program Manager
College of Continuing Studies
Phone: (205) 348-9966

Program Information

Kathleen W. Welker.

Kathleen Welker
Instructor and Coordinator of the Continuing Education Program
Phone: (205) 348-0033