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Professional Education Program

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.

Discounts and Promo Codes for Registration

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.

PEP Refund Policy

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

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 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.

  • Positive Psychology for Clinical Practice - November 16, 2018

    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.


  • Working with the Perinatal or Postpartum Client - Friday, November 30, 2018

    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.


  • Ethics in Action - Thursday, December 6, 2018

    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.


  • Releasing Resentment & Cultivating Self-Forgiveness - Tuesday, December 11, 2018

    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.