The Professional Education Program (PEP) offers high quality continuing education for social workers. Our CE* granting workshops cover a wide range of topic areas, including Clinical, Cultural and Social Competence, Ethics, and Clinical Supervision. All workshops are held on our beautiful campus, parking is free, and lunch is provided at full day events.
*All continuing education hours (CEs) are provided by the Monmouth University School of Social Work in accordance with New Jersey Administrative Code 13:44G and are recognized by the New Jersey Board of Social Work Examiners.
If you qualify for one of the below discounts please write down its promo code. You will need to enter and apply the code during your registration process.
Register for 5 or more workshops at one time and you will receive a 10% discount off the total price based on standard registration fees.
Use Promotion Code PEPREG5 at checkout**.
MU Social Work Alumni receive a 20% discount on all workshops all the time.
Use Promotion Code MUALUM20 at checkout**.
** Discounts cannot be combined and usage will be verified.
A $20 processing fee will be charged for all cancellations. No credit vouchers will be issued toward a future program date.
All cancellations must be submitted in writing to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Written cancellation must be submitted by 5 p.m. the business day before the workshop is scheduled to run (e.g., to cancel participation for a Monday workshop, written notification must be submitted by 5 p.m. on the Friday before).
Refunds will be provided as follows:
Participants who submit written cancellation to email@example.com by 5 p.m. the business day before the workshop is scheduled will receive 100% of the registration fee paid, minus the $20.00 processing fee.
Participants who cancel any time after 5 p.m. the business day before the workshop is scheduled will forfeit their registration fee and receive no refund.
When workshops are cancelled by PEP, no penalties apply and full refunds are issued.
Practical skills are critical when working with unmotivated clients in substance abuse treatment. This workshop will teach these skills, including: engagement, addressing resistance, coping with hostility, preparation and creativity, keeping groups interactive, humor, attitude adjustment, and assessment/treatment considerations.
In the era of #MeToo, how can you empower clients to foster ego strength and advocate for themselves? This workshop will help practitioners understand the nature of sexual harassment in a patriarchal system and how it has victimized women and men. Issues of power will be explored and NJ laws will be explained.
This workshop will focus on Hip Hop as a cultural force and intervention with adolescents. Participants will review some key concepts essential to developing their cultural proficiency and take a fresh look at adolescence. Using music as part of a narrative approach to connect and bring about change with adolescents will be explored.
Working with families can be challenging, this workshop will explore various communication and parenting techniques to assist participants in their practice with families. Participants will gain a working knowledge of doubling, role reversal, and action methods to aid in warming up to their own family dynamics.
The workshop will provide an overview of working with survivors of sexual trauma. Participants will learn about the stages of sexual trauma, issues that arise in the aftermath of an assault, and the process of shifting from victim to survivor. Recovery and fostering resilience when treating survivors will be discussed.
SoulCollage® is a personal and powerful art therapy technique with implications for clinical practice with individuals and in group therapy. This workshop will provide an overview of its history and principles. Participants will practice SoulCollage® and learn its uses for assisting clients in increasing self-knowledge and confronting blocks.
Explore the rapidly growing field of Positive Psychology, the study of well-being and optimal functioning. Positive Psychology is a strength-based approach to mental health which uses coaching as a process and can be applied to help people increase their well-being and resiliency, learn their strengths, and enhance overall life satisfaction.
This workshop will explore the proper diagnosis and care plan for women who are pregnant or postpartum and exhibiting signs of mood disorders. Participants will learn how to engage with their clients about the normalcy of symptoms, how to build support, and self-advocacy with medical and medication providers.
If you feel stuck with an ethical dilemma, or are fearful of becoming embroiled in one in the future, this creative, experiential workshop is designed for you. You will learn about the psychodramatic perspective and how practicing the techniques of enactment, role reversal, and doubling allow you to approach situations with deeper understanding.
Clients experiencing acute or long-term illness may experience self-directed shame, blame, and punishment. This workshop will provide education on the clinical relevance of resentment and the suffering it causes. Tools to mitigate the effects of resentments and create a greater sense of self-compassion will be shared.