Professional Education Program Workshops

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 Promotion 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 in your shopping cart during your registration process.

MU Social Work Alumni receive a 20% discount on all workshops all the time.
Apply Promotion Code MUALUM20 in your shopping cart**.

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.
Apply Promotion Code PEPREG5 in your shopping cart**.

** Discounts cannot be combined and usage will be verified.

PEP Refund Policy

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 to run will receive 100% of the registration fee paid.

Participants who cancel any time after 5 p.m. the business day before the workshop is scheduled to run forfeit their registration fee and receive no refund.

When workshops are cancelled by PEP, no penalties apply and full refunds are issued.

The workshops listed below will be conducted live through an online platform called Zoom.
  • 20 Clinical CEs - Interested in supervising colleagues on the path to their LCSW? This workshop has been approved by the NJ Board of Social Work Examiners as satisfying the 20 hours of post-graduate course work necessary to becoming a clinical supervisor. You must be present for each day of the workshop to receive credit.
    Presented by: Scottie Urmey


  • 3 Clinical CEs - This workshop will provide clinical skills training for recognizing, diagnosing and treating the range of dissociative presentations, including derealization, depersonalization, dissociative amnesia, and dissociative identity disorder. Video and case example will demonstrate assessment and intervention in support of clients who are in process of trauma recovery.
    Presented by: Mary Lou Killian Searles


  • 3 Clinical CEs - This workshop will explore in detail how processing difficulties cause or exacerbate anxiety and how anxiety impedes learning and maturation. It will outline interventions including the Safe & Sound Protocol, strategies for positive co-regulation and how to create an environment that provides cues of safety.
    Presented by: Alexandra Freer


  • 3 General CEs - This workshop is for private practice clinicians and business owners. In this workshop experience, we will focus on identifying your unique voice + messaging, building your brand, and developing your marketing plan. Plan on bringing your big ideas and learning how to put them into action.
    Presented by: Bailey Frumen


  • 3 Clinical CEs - Social workers in the health care system are faced with unique circumstances: brief, possibly one-time interactions with clients, working in an interdisciplinary team, high rates of stress and burn out. This workshop will focus on how to make brief connections that are meaningful, empower you to become an effective and contributing member of your interdisciplinary team, and tools for self-care.
    Presented by: Kristy Case


  • 3 Social & Cultural Competence CEs - Teens who experience violence and/or threat of violence have a higher risk for physical and mental problems, including substance abuse, depression, and academic problems. This workshop will provide an overview of the forms of violence impacting teens today, the warning signs, and resources available.
    Presented by: Monique Pearlman


  • 3 Ethics CEs - Older adults have disproportionately felt the impact of COVID-19. There is no better time to learn more about elder abuse and neglect and our ethical obligations to our clients who may be at risk. This workshop will explore some of the ethical issues related to abuse, exploitation, and neglect of older adults.
    Presented by: Colleen Beach