Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

The Montefiore Social Work Academy is committed to providing high quality and engaging continuing education workshops for social workers in the New York State area. Our programming is intended to advance the practice of social work professionals by providing a robust offering of workshops. These workshops aim to increase skills and knowledge in clinical practice with varied specialty populations, train participants on in-demand evidenced based treatments, and review practical theoretical applications to agency and private practice settings. All offered workshops are selected with the intention to optimize patient care experiences and enhance the professional development of attendees. Social Work core values of social justice, being of service, and recognizing the dignity and worth of all people are the underpinnings of the Montefiore Social Work Academy’s curriculum and program development.

The Montefiore Social Worker academy instructors are comprised of an interdisciplinary team of licensed mental health professionals and educators with expertise and specialization on varied topics within the field of psychiatry and behavioral sciences. Courses are selected to be aligned with the professional interests and local educational needs of the Montefiore social work community. All workshop programs are reviewed by a social work administrator to ensure compliance with Social Work Professional and Ethical standards.


Upcoming Virtual Workshops:

June 3rd, 2020 - Compassion in the time of COVID-19: Evidence based tools to cope with stress and anxiety 

For more information about our social work continuing education programs, comments or suggestions for new courses, contact Shaina Siber-Sanderowitz, LCSW Director of the Montefiore Social Work Academy and Sabrina Mueller, LCSW Associate Director of the Montefiore Social Work Academy via email at

Interested in teaching? If you are an LCSW, PsyD, PhD, MD, DO or NP, please submit your proposal, CV and bio for review. Please include in your proposal the course title, CEU hours, course objectives, and teaching methods you will utilize.

Montefiore Medical Center, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0583. 

Contact US

Phone: 718.920.4917


Media Spotlight

For Seniors, COVID-19 Sets Off a Pandemic of Despair

Gary Kennedy, M.D., discusses ways to lessen the feelings of isolation, hopelessness, and sadness of older adults during the COVID-19 pandemic “lockdown.” Dr. Kennedy is professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at Einstein and director, division of geriatric psychiatry at Montefiore.

Additional coverage of Dr. Kennedy on COVID-19 includes The New York Times

(Thursday, May 28, 2020)

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