About

The School of Social Work’s continuing education program is located within the College of Education and Human Development and offers many exciting courses each year in January, March and throughout the summer months of June, July, and August.

Courses span across clinical practice, trauma, supervision, community practice, health, disabilities and aging, children and families, and ethics. Courses vary in length from half-day (3-4 hours), 1-day (6 hours), and 2-days (12 hours). Individuals are free to take any of our courses independently or may choose to pursue one of our certificate programs.

You can sign up for our email list to be notified when courses are available each session. Sessions take place during UMN winter, spring, and summer break.

"The teacher does training that is so experiential and interactive—far beyond just role plays."

Training, Education, & Process Coordinator

Joe Curtis (he/him/his) is from the north woods of Wisconsin, our cheesy neighbors to the East. Joe joined the Center for Practice Transformation (“the Center”) and the School of Social Work (SSW) with an MS in Industrial-Organizational Psychology and an eye towards infrastructure, access, and smooth processes. Joe brings over 10 years of experience within the non-profit world as well as 20+ years working with and coaching youth.

Joe has been with the Center for over six years and is involved in nearly all CPT activities, including in-person and virtual workshops, conferences, and the day-to-day operations of the Center.

You may already know Joe through his myriad roles as developer, host, emcee, moderator, and the professional development coordinator for CPT’s Free Monthly Webinar Series or one of SSW’s special presentations. In short, Joe enjoys being of service, bringing people together, and making things happen.

We are thrilled to have Joe join the CE Series team!

Continuing Education Program Manager

Arielle Johnson (they/she) is the Program Manager for the Continuing Education Series, serving as the first point of contact for professional social workers looking to further their education. Their responsibilities include planning, developing, and implementing the Interdisciplinary Certificate in Trauma Studies, Supervision in Social Work Certificate, Trauma-Effective Leadership Certificate: Building Trauma-Informed Leaders and Resilient Organizations, CEUs on a Stick, and summer/winter/spring Clinical Practice and Supervision Continuing Education Series.

Arielle recently graduated from the UMN School of Social Work with their MSW focused on clinical mental health. They bring a decade of social service experience and will be transitioning into a contract psychotherapy role at Rainbow Health MN later this summer.

You are always welcome to reach Arielle at ceseries@umn.edu!