Professional Education

Post graduate clinicians participate in a session at the 2019 Deepening Clinical Practice Conference at Smith College.

Professional Education

The careers that create meaningful, lasting change in people’s lives are led by professionals who all share a determination that routinely takes them above and beyond. And you can find those individuals in the professional education programs of Smith College School for Social Work. Here you’ll find a community that recharges you in ways that go beyond networking, programs that transform careers and a commitment to greater justice and anti-racism.

Smith College School for Social Work Professional Education is where the best thinkers come together to tackle the relevant issues in clinical social work today.

Our Five Core Principles 
Our School is committed to five Core Principles of racial justice that guide all areas of our programs and work as we constantly strive towards greater anti-racism – an ongoing goal to which the entire School community aspires.

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Earn CEs 

Professional Education offers a wide variety of live, interactive webinars each month, many conveniently scheduled during the lunch hour. 

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Meet our Team
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Max Ansorge

Faculty Support Coordinator
Max is a Midwesterner who finds themselves in the Pioneer Valley working to help the helpers. They can help you with anything related to professional education…
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Sarah Bartholomew

Events Coordinator for Professional Education
Sarah is a Massachusetts native, returning to live in Western Massachusetts after living in California for twenty years and Brooklyn, NY for over ten years. She…
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Mary Curtin, M.S.W. '00

Director of Professional Education | Practicum Faculty Adviser
Mary Curtin, LICSW, is the director of Professional Education at Smith College School for Social Work. She is a graduate of Smith College School for Social Work…

Contact Professional Education

Lilly Hall
23 West Street
Northampton, MA 01063
Phone: 413-585-7970

Mary Curtin
Director of Professional Education
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Phone: 413-585-4198

SSW Professional Education Policies

Review all Smith SSW Professional Education policies and CE accreditation information.