Social work students readying for their upcoming licensure exams will have the chance to learn from a leading light in the industry on the best ways to prepare.

Dr. Sophia Dziegielewski, dean of the University of Cincinnati School of Social Work, will teach two preparation courses on March 31 and April 1 at the National Resource Center for Coal and Energy (NRCCE) on the Evansdale Campus of West Virginia University.

Sessions will be from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. both days in Room 101AB.

Dziegielewski designed both courses and has successfully instructed more than 10,000 social workers across the U.S. in recent years.

The courses touch on everything from ethics issues to intervention strategies used by social workers in the field.

Bachelor degree-level social workers need only attend the Saturday session. Those with masters degrees are encouraged to take in both the Saturday and Sunday sessions.

Cost for the Saturday session $95 for members of the National Association of Social Workers, and $135 for non-members. The two-day sessions is $165 for members of the above organization and $220 for non-members.

All course participants will receive continuing education credits.

Sponsors are the West Virginia Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers and WVU s Division of Social Work, in the Eberly College of Arts and Sciences.

For information on registration and lodging, contact Jacki Englehardt, Coordinator of Professional and Community Education in the Division of Social Work. She can be reached at or 304-293-3501, ext. 3109.