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Training Opportunities

Practitioners, students, and others who want to learn more about a range of topics including mental health, intellectual/developmental disabilities, and evidence-based treatments are invited to participate in training opportunities at UNC School of Social Work

CE Programs

Our School offers a variety of training opportunities for continuing education, including lunchtime Clinical Lecture Series and the Focus on Family and Disability seminar series events. In-depth training is available through Clinical Lecture Institutes and through semester courses and a summer intensive workshop offered through the Satir program. We also offer a variety of self-paced online programs.

CE is also available through School partnerships with state and regional agencies. Behavioral Health Springboard provides evidence-based training in partnership with the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services. UNC School of Social Work faculty, doctoral students, field instructors, and alumni provide professional development across the state in partnership with NC Area Health Education Centers (AHEC).

Non-CE Programs

UNC School of Social Work invites the public to participate in its non-CE programs. Each year, our School hosts speaker events, panel discussions, and other educational events, sometimes in collaboration with the UNC Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. These are listed as they occur on our School’s event calendar.

In addition, centers and institutes within our School offer special programs. The Global Social Development Innovations (GSDI) research center hosts events exploring research and practices related to empowering marginalized populations globally. Jordan Institute for Families (JIF) hosts programs on social justice, strategies for advancing equity for families, and implementation science and practice. Detailed information on their events is posted on each center’s website.

The School also hosts Tate Talks, featuring experts sharing their cutting-edge research, and Mental Health First Aid training, offering skills for community members to help others experiencing mental health crises.