This post-master's certificate program offers comprehensive and eclectic theoretical framework and practice approaches focused on specialized clinical practice skills in engagement, assessment, treatment, and prevention with adolescents and their families. It provides in-depth, culturally competent clinical knowledge and skills in areas of practice most relevant to work with adolescents and their families seen in diverse urban practice settings (health/mental health, psychiatric, youth development, community-based agencies, schools, day/residential treatment) and/or private practice. It appeals to clinicians as well as supervisors and program directors specializing in practice with adolescents.
The program will provide a multicultural perspective inclusive of gender, race, ethnicity, social class, sexual identity, and disability. It will also incorporate opportunities for participants to apply new theoretical knowledge and skills to their ongoing clinical practice with adolescents and families.
Diane Mirabito, MA, DSW
"The Post-Master's Certificate Program in Clinical Practice with Adolescents appeals to both clinicians and program directors specializing in work with adolescents. The course provides comprehensive and eclectic practice approaches to meet the needs of those working with adolescents in diverse urban agencies and clinical settings."
Sharon Kosakoff, School Social Worker
Wingate High School Campus
1985 MSW, NYU Graduate
"This program provides a fabulous overview of the unique issues that are tricky to navigate with adolescents, a rethinking of treatment modalities and their combinations and focuses on issues that are particularly prevalent in adolescence such as depression, acting out, eating disorders, sexuality and substance abuse. The talented professionals, specialists in their fields, who presented their ideas to us, provided us with valuable information and exposed us to what is current. I will be able to better serve my clients and their families. Thank you for this wonderful experience."
- Comprehensive, culturally competent clinical skills in engagement, assessment, treatment, and prevention
- Individual, family, and group skills
- Psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral, and family systems approaches
- School functioning and school problems; substance use/abuse
- Case studies
This certificate is awarded upon the completion of 16 sessions for a total of 32 class hours. Two sections of this program are offered. Section 1 begins in September 2012 and runs through May. Section 2 begins in January 2013 and runs through June. Sessions meet 6:00pm to 8:30pm. See below for Section meeting schedules. Spring applications being accepted now.
NASW-approved CEUs: 40
Section 1(Monday evenings)Semester 1 (6:00pm to 8:30pm):
- September 9, 23
- October 7, 21
- November 4, 18
- December 2, 16
- January 27
- February 10, 24
- March 10, 24
- April 7
- May 5, 19
The cost of this certificate program is $1,750, which includes registration fee and cost of an online compendium of readings.
Available discounts include:
- 25% discount for NYU Silver School of Social Work MSW/PhD alumni.
- 25% discount for field instructors currently working with NYU Silver School of Social Work graduate students.
- 25% discount for applicants who have already completed two or more NYU SSSW certificate programs.
- 15% discount for applicants who have already completed one NYU SSSW certificate program.
- 25% discount for agency educational coordinators
- 25% discount for 3 or more applicants accepted from the same agency to this program.
Please note: discounts may not be combined.
Upon acceptance into the program, a $250 non-refundable deposit is required to secure your place. This deposit is applied to the total cost of tuition. Tuition payments may be broken up by semester. The total cost of each semester is due before the start of each semester.
Complete an online application for this program. Applicants are required to attach a current resume and include a brief statement of interest with the application. The deadline to apply is August 1st, 2013.
The application for this Certificate Program consists of:
- The completed application form
- A statement of interest (300-500 words)
- A resume
Applicants will be notified of acceptance in a timely manner.
Questions about the certificate can be directed to email@example.com.
NYU Silver School of Social Work
Office of Global and Lifelong Learning
1 Washington Square North, G08
New York, NY 10003