CSWEducation Connections

CSWE is pleased to present this live quarterly webinar series on trending topics in social work education. Click the links below to participate in upcoming webinars or view past recordings.

Presentations for the 2019–2020 series will feature CSWE’s 2015 EPAS curricular guides. Join the webinars to learn more about why this content is important and how to incorporate it into various social work courses.

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Macro Social Work Practice
September 4, 2019, 1:30 pm–2:30 pm ET
Presenters: Darlyne Bailey, PhD, MSW, Bryn Mawr College; Terry Mizrahi, PhD, MSW, Hunter College; Tracy Soska, PhD, University of Pittsburgh; Bruce Friedman, PhD, California State University, Bakersfield; Nancy Morrow, MSW, Bryn Mawr College; and Sunny Harris Rome, JD, MSW, Influencing Social Policy

View the webinar recording here. 


Licensing and Regulation
November 14, 2019, 2:00 pm–3:00 pm ET

Presenters: Janice Fitts, MSW, LCSW, Association of Social Work Boards; Carl Brun, PhD, Wright State University; Mary Jo Monahan, MSW, LCSW, Association of Social Work Boards; Deana Morrow, PhD, LICSW, ACSW, West Virginia University; Anwar Najor-Durack, PhD, MSW, Wayne State University; Nancy Sidell, PhD, Mansfield University

View the recording here. 


Military Social Work
Date: February 6, 2020, 2:00 pm–3:00 pm ET

Presenters: Carl A. Castro, PhD, University of Southern California; Crystal Shelton, DSW, LCSW-C, Cohen Veterans Network, Inc.

Join the webinar here. 

Trauma-Informed Social Work Practice POSTPONED
Date: TBD

Presenters: Susan Green, LCSW, University of Buffalo School of Social Work; Virginia Strand, DSW, Fordham University

Access Recordings From the 2018–2019 Series

Building Skills to Integrate Disability-Competent Practice in the Social Work Curriculum
(View the webinar transcript here)
May 2, 2019

This webinar reviews the contents of the Curricular Resource on Issues of Disability and Disability-Competent Care. After attending this webinar, participants will be able to (1) understand how the disability-competent care model maps to the CSWE’s 2015 Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards competencies, (2) apply existing tools for building disability-competent practitioners in their courses, (3) skillfully frame disability as a core element of human diversity, and (4) begin to effectively prepare students to work competently with people with disabilities. 

A Discussion of the 2018 Survey of Graduates Report
March 27, 2019

CSWE hosts a discussion of the latest survey of the National Workforce Initiative. This initiative collects and analyzes data on workforce trends of social work graduates.  

Update on Accreditation of Practice Doctoral Programs in Social Work
December 5, 2018

In 2016 CSWE’s Board of Directors tasked the Commission on Educational Policy and the Commission on Accreditation with developing a process for the accreditation of DSW programs in social work. This webinar provides an update about the first draft of accreditation standards and invites feedback from participants.

The Future of Teaching With an MSW: Program & Regional Accreditation Perspectives
September 19, 2019

Many MSWs are teaching graduate-level social work courses, but how will changing regional accreditation standards affect their ability to continue teaching? CSWE Director of Accreditation Stacey Borasky leads a panel discussion about program versus regional accreditation standards and CSWE’s role in addressing this question.