Professional Leadership and Development

Professional Leadership and Development

Social workers at Rush are leaders in the field. We develop new models of care, lead professional associations and help to train the field's new leaders.

Social workers at Rush are leaders in the field. We develop new models of care, lead professional associations and help to train the field's new leaders.

Professional Development and Training

We offer regular opportunities to help social workers learn new skills and advance in their careers:

  • Health promotion facilitator training: Rush University Medical Center in Chicago offers training opportunities for individuals interested in becoming facilitators of its evidence-based health promotion programming, including Take Charge of Your Health, Take Charge of Your Diabetes and A Matter of Balance. For more information, contact Grisel Rodriguez-Morales at grisel_rodriguez-morales@rush.edu or (312) 942-2093.
  • Social work and public health internships: Rush University Medical Center in Chicago offers internship opportunities for master's degree-level students in social work and public health. For more information, please contact Elizabeth Cummings at elizabeth_cummings@rush.edu or (312) 942-3987.
  • Assessing decisional capacity training: Rush offers an online continuing education course designed to help you assess your patients' decision-making capacities. Learn about the course and register.

Rush-led Professional Initiatives

Rush social workers are local and national leaders in the areas of older adult care, social work and social work education, and social and healthcare policy. Our initiatives include the following:

Affiliations 

We regularly work with organizations across the Chicago area and the nation:

Professional Associations

We belong to, and help advance the work of, the leading professional associations in social work and older adult care: