Courses Offering Social Work Continuing Education Hours

The Rehabilitation Research and Training Institute (RRTI) is pleased to announce that it is recognized by the NYS Education Department as a certified provider of Social Work CEUs, now a NYS mandate for all licensed Social Workers. Training sessions are offered statewide via live, interactive webinar; live, in-person trainings in Albany, NY; and self-study modules.

To register for any of our live, interactive or in-person trainings or to view a self-study module, click the appropriate link below.



Diabetes 360: Full Circle Understanding (Offered in Two-Parts)

Part 1: December 7 from 12PM-4PM

Part 2: December 13 from 12PM-4PM

You must attend both parts to receive a certificate awarding contact hours / CEUs.

7.5 Contact Hours & Continuing Education Hours for Social Workers Available

Participants can attend in-person at the NYSRA / RRTI office in Albany, NY or remotely via gotowebinar.

OPWDD Approved: This training meets the requirement for diabetic education of RN's contained in NYS OPWDD Administrative Directive 2003-01. This training qualifies as both the initial RN train-the-trainer as well as the annual update for RN's on Diabetes Management.

Cost: $250 per person

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A Resource Explosion: One-Day Institute for Practitioners Engaged in Employment Transformation An explosion of resources that will expand your expertise!

Date: December 16, 2016

Time: 8:00AM-4:00PM

Location: Hilton Garden Inn, Troy, NY 12180

6.0 Continuing Education Hours for Social Workers Available

Recognized subject matter experts in person-centered planning, organizational change, and human resource management will offer valuable tools, resources and insights for meeting the challenges of the evolving employment supports system.


$75 per person (no continuing education hours awarded)

$125 per person (6.0 continuing education hours awarded)

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Course #1

Essential Tools and Evidence-Based Practices: Supporting Youth with Disabilities Toward Adult Success: Evidence-Based and Promising Practices
Cost: $50.00

1.5 SW Continuing Education Hours

Presenter: Thomas P. Golden, PhD, Professor, Employment and Disability Institute, ILR School, Cornell University

This session showcases those practices that have proven most effective in supporting the successful post-school outcomes of youth with disabilities. Workshop participants will learn new approaches for supporting post-school success of youth with disabilities; assess their current implementation of promising and evidence-based transition practices; and gain greater understanding of the values and beliefs which are essential to supporting effective adult outcomes.


Course #2

Essential Tools and Evidence-Based Practices: Working Effectively with Youth Who Receive Supplemental Security Income to Support Work Outcomes: Essential Tools
Cost: $50.00

1.5 SW Continuing Education Hours

Presenter: Thomas P. Golden, PhD, Professor, Employment and Disability Institute, ILR School, Cornell University

With growing numbers of youth receiving SSI, it is essential that practitioners understand how to support young people with disabilities to set a career planning trajectory leading to work success as adults. Four critical tools for the practitioner toolbelt will be introduced, including how income deductions can support a youth's movement toward employment; how to calculate and explain the impact of earnings on SSI benefits; and how to create and monitor benefit safety nets.


Course #3

Flag Over My Head, Flag Over Your Head What?
Cost: $75.00

2.0 SW Continuing Education Hours

Presenter: George Friebolin, Director of Independent Living Services, Lexington Vocational Services, Inc.

Deaf persons communicate visually. Deaf individuals with language deprivation have unique communication needs. This presentation teaches how visually assisted communication will help with better communication and understanding with non-deaf, hearing ID consumers.


Course #4

Tools for Changing the Employment Landscape
Cost: $75.00

2.0 SW Continuing Education Hours

Doug Ruderman, LCSW-R, Behavioral Health and Managed Care Technical Assistance Specialist, NYS Office of Mental Health

Liam McNabb, Director, Rehabilitation Services Unit, NYS Office of Mental Health

Len Statham, Project Manager, NYAPRS

Employment gurus Doug Ruderman, Liam McNabb and Len Statham examine and share insightful strategies, resources and tools to assist the rehabilitation professional in supporting individuals to achieve their career goals, overcome poverty, and develop lifestyles based on self-sufficiency


For more information or assistance, please send an e-mail to

The NYS Rehabilitation Research & Training Institute, Inc. SW CPE (a sponsor of this event) is recognied by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an Approved Provider of Continuing Education for licensed social workers #0105. Certificates of CE Hours will be provided. 


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