The School of Social Work offers several CEU classes.

For practitioners who are interested in CADC licensing, we offer a series of courses that meet the coursework requirements for the CADC. The courses can be taken in any order, and are offered in a compact timeframe on Thursday evenings and Fridays during the day. Classes are held in comfortable classroom, and are taught by experienced and licensed CADC professionals. Free parking is available.

For licensed clinical social workers who need to take CEU courses required for licensing, we offer:  Professional Ethics, Domestic Violence, HIV/AIDS Medical and Social Issues.

Finally we offer CEU courses that may be of interest to social workers and students in the surrounding community such as our licensing preparation courses.

For instructions, policies and procedures, click here  CEU Tips and Policies 2014-2015.

All courses are approved by the Kentucky State Board of Social Work

Spalding University Provider #KBSW-10042


Social Work Continuing Education Offerings

We are also growing our offerings for Continuing Education for social workers and other human service professionals.   All are approved by the State of Kentucky, Board of Social Work Licensure for continuing education credits for social workers.

Click here to register!

# = CADC Licensure Course

~ = Required SW licensure course

* = Approved by the KY LMFT Board

@= School Credit

Course fees are non-refundable; however, classes may be rescheduled within the same academic year.

Check back for more information about more Professional Ethics offerings for licensed social workers.  We are adding more trainings to our calendar.

Questions about registration? Contact: Angela Lucear, 502-588-7183,



MARCH 2015


(~#) Professional Ethics for Social Workers
3 CEUs. Cost $60—Jenny Dunckley
March 6 (Friday 9:00am-12:00pm)

This course will:

Review ethical principles and codes of ethics, inclusive of the Kentucky Code of Ethical Conduct (201 KAR 23:080) as the basis for ethical professional practice

  • Fulfill the Kentucky Board of Social Work’s requirement that social workers attend at least three (3) hours of ethics training per renewal period
  • Review social work’s mission, purpose of the Code of Ethics, ethical principles and standards, and worker’s responsibilities for core values

This course is appropriate for all levels of education and experience


(*~#) HIV/AIDS Medical and Social Issues
3 CEUs. Cost $60—Shannette Owens
March 6 (Friday 1:00pm-4:00pm)

This course will provide information on the following:

*Prevalence, natural history, detection, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of HIV

  • A full discussion of how the virus replicates in the blood cell and pharmacological approaches to slow HIV replication
  • Counseling procedures will be presented with information on the best prevention methods including negotiating condom use and approaches to educate the public on how to employ prevention methods
  • A portion of the training will discuss mother to child transmissions with attention to special concerns with this group and the effects of stigma


 (*~#) Domestic Violence
 3 CEUs. Cost $60 – Sue Landenwich
March 13 (Friday 9:00am-12:00pm)

This course will provide information on the following:


  • Familiarizing learners with the definitions and statistics of domestic violence
  • Developing skills at assessing dynamics which are often present in domestic violence situations
  • Learning intervention techniques to assist domestic violence relationships



Self-Care as a Core Professional Practice Skill
3 CEUs. Cost $60—Erlene Grise-Owens/Nicole George/Laura Ratliff-Escobar
March 13 (Friday 1:00pm-4:00pm)

This “well-shop” will:


  • Discuss the rationale for self-care and provide realistic strategies.
  • Complete a self-care plan and be invited to commit to a self-care accountability process
  • Celebrate Social Work month by investing in the most important, on-going professional development: You


Social Work Licensing Overview
2 CEUs. Cost $60 ($25.00 for Spalding Alumni)
March 18 (Wed.  6:00 pm-8:30 pm)  



(#) Twelve-Step Facilitation and Mutual-Help Groups in Addiction Treatment
13 CEUs. Cost $140—Tiffany Cole-Hall
March 26 (Thursday 6:00pm – 9:30pm) and March 27 (Friday 8:30am – 5:00pm)                          

In this course students will:


  • Develop beginning skills in providing Twelve-Step Facilitation and be able to differentiate this practice from clients’ participation in Twelve-Step groups
  • Be introduced to a variety of mutual help groups, including Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous, Women for Sobriety, and Rational Recovery
  • Consider the utility of mutual help groups as adjuncts to addiction treatment of all types
  • Be provided training for the core functions of referral and counseling


Prerequisites: Basic knowledge of addictions is recommended


  APRIL 2015


(*~) Pediatric Abusive Head Trauma
2 CEUs. Cost $60——Therese Sirles
April 10 (Friday 10:00am-12:00pm)

This course will offer information on:


  • The leading cause of death from child abuse
  • Recognition, intervention, and prevention of abusive head trauma
  • How to save a child’s life

This presentation will fulfill the training requirements mandated by House Bill 285


 LCSW Supervision Training
3 CEUs. Cost $60 – Josh Swetnam
April 10 (Friday 9:00am-12:00pm)

Participants will:


  • Understand the supervisor/supervisee relationship
  • Be able to complete a supervision contract
  • Knowledge of how Supervision relates to Code of Ethical conduct as specified in 201 KAR 23:080
  • Explore ethical dilemmas that may arise
  • Explore the differences between LCSW Supervision and other supervisory situations
  • Teaching Methods: handouts, discussion, group generated ideas


MAY 2015

Suicidality:  Assessment, treatment and management of suicide
6 CEUs. Cost  $100 – Laura Escobar-Ratliff
May 22, 2015 (9:00 am – 4:00 pm)

This course will:

  • Fulfill the requirements in the new KRS 210.336 regulation
  • Review approaches in suicide risk assessment, treatment, and management
  • Develop skills in recognizing warning signs, assessing risk factors, intervening, and management (needs of client, family, and clinician)


JUNE 2015


Social Work Licensure Exam Preparation (LSW/CSW)
2  CEUs. Cost $50  ($25.00 for Spalding Alumni)
June 20  (Saturday 9:00 am-11:30 am)