Non-Credit Continuing Education Courses – College of Social Work | University of South Carolina

The College of Social Work offers three non-credit courses to provide additional learning
opportunities. These courses are designed to earn continuing education hours, not
academic credit. Each course is designed as an online, asynchronous self-paced experience.
Courses do not meet in person. Participants must complete all learning modules and
a course evaluation to obtain a certificate of completion for each course. The cost of each course is $250.

The non-credit courses will meet the course requirements for Independent Level Licensure
in Clinical Practice (LISW-CP) in South Carolina. Social Work licensure and certification
vary by state. Each state has its own licensing board with its own social work licensure
requirements. Students planning to seek licensure should visit the South Carolina Board of Social Work Examiners, or the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Licensing Board.

These courses will fulfill the required continuing education hours needed to maintain
or renew licensure; not only the course requirements for advanced clinical licensure
in South Carolina. 

Active field instructors for the 2021-2022 academic year may contact Michael Ottone to determine if they are eligible for a discount code. Please allow time for verification
of eligibility.

 

Upcoming Course Dates

Registration for the July 1 – Nov 1, 2022 courses will be open from May 24 – June
24, approximately. At such time, each course description will have a "REGISTER" link
to be used for online registration.

  • July 1, 2022 – Nov 1, 2022
  • Nov 1, 2022 – Feb 1, 2023
  • Mar 1, 2023 – July 1, 2023

 

Cost: $250  Register

This course provides the equivalent of 45 academic contact hours required in Psychodiagnostics
for obtaining the Independent Level Licensure in Clinical Practice (LISW-CP) in South
Carolina.

The course is divided into 15 required modules, which include lectures, additional
learning activities and assessments. Each participant is required to complete all
modules and a course evaluation to obtain a certificate of completion.

Learning objectives of this course are to:

  • List and apply principles of the diagnostic process through collection, assessment,
    collaboration and conceptualization of differential diagnosis through various sources.
  • Differentiate between diagnosis and developmentally appropriate reactions during crises,
    disasters and other trauma-related events.
  • Differentiate and evaluate opposing viewpoints regarding pathology-related diagnosis.
  • Identify biases in the application of diagnostic criteria and diagnostic tools.

Cost: $250  Register

This course provides the equivalent of 45 academic contact hours required in Psychopathology
for obtaining the Independent Level Licensure in Clinical Practice (LISW-CP) in South
Carolina.

This course is divided into 15 required modules, which include lectures, additional
learning activities and assessments. Each participant is required to complete all
modules and a course evaluation to obtain a certificate of completion.

Learning objectives of this course are to:

  • Develop knowledge of the scope of mental health and psychiatric illnesses in the United
    States.
  • Understand causal factors in mental health and psychiatric conditions.
  • Apply the process of psychiatric classification to mental disorders.
  • Recognize psychosocial factors impacting diagnosis and classification.

Cost: $250  Register

This course provides the equivalent of 15 academic contact hours or 20 continuing
education contact hours in Ethics required for the Independent Level Licensure in
Clinical Practice (LISW-CP) in South Carolina.

The course is divided into eight required modules, which include lectures, videos,
readings and assessments. Each participant is required to complete all modules and
an evaluation in order to obtain a certificate of completion.

Learning objectives of this course are to:

  • Identify current ethical problems and dilemmas in social work practice.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of ethical problems and using a method to arrive at the best
    ethical outcome.
  • Understand the conflictual nature of ethics in social work practice to gain a method
    to integrate and apply knowledge of ethical dilemmas and resolution in practice settings.