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."
Jennifer Witt (she/her/hers) is a social worker and the Director of Continuing Education at the University of Minnesota School of Social Work. In this role, Jennifer looks at the educational needs of our learners, evaluates learning outcomes, and works with our teachers and programs to ensure both online and in-person curriculum, classes, workshops and educational materials have high impact with adult learners. Jennifer directs the Supervision in Social Work and Interdisciplinary Trauma Studies Certificate programs, CEUs on a Stick, and the School’s Conversationswith Community Series. Additionally, she teaches specialized content on intervention and prevention of violence against women and children at both the University of Minnesota and through the Child Welfare Training System of the MN Department of Human Services.
Arielle Johnson (she/her/hers) 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. Her 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 studied psychology and environmental studies at St. Olaf College and is currently pursuing a Masters of Social Work with a clinical mental health concentration. She is passionate about social and environmental justice, racial equity, queer and trans liberation, and intersectional feminism, among far too many other things. In her free time, Arielle enjoys outdoor recreation throughout all four seasons, singing, photography, and spending time with loved ones and furry friends.