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 in your shopping cart 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.
Apply Promotion Code PEPREG5 in your shopping cart**.
MU Social Work Alumni receive a 20% discount on all workshops all the time.
Apply Promotion Code MUALUM20 in your shopping cart**.
Current students and non-social workers interested in attending a PEP workshop can do so for a fee of $20.00. This option is intended for those who do not need CE credits. No CE certificate will be issued to those utilizing this registration option.
Apply Promotion Code NOCEU in your shopping cart**.
** 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 to run 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 to run forfeit their registration fee and receive no refund.
When workshops are cancelled by PEP, no penalties apply and full refunds are issued.
After a traumatic event women are twice as likely to develop PTSD - for some, this results in a Substance Use Disorder (SUD). Through a review of ACEs, this course will delve into the effects of trauma on women in recovery. The DSM5 criteria for SUD will be reviewed through a trauma lens. Participants will develop treatment strategies and a better understanding of Trauma Informed Care. Presented by Ana Guerra, LCSW, LPC, LCADC, CCS
Trauma has sometimes been defined in reference to circumstances that are outside the realm of normal human experience. The results of trauma and community violence can influence and compound our clients’ difficulties. The training is designed to give professionals tools to address the residual effects of trauma and community violence with their clients. Presented by: Jennifer R. Jones, PsyD, LPC
Seeking an advanced level of Motivational Interviewing training? This workshop offers a hands-on experiential learning approach with ample opportunity for role-plays, discussion, case conceptualization, and tangible clinical interventions to be utilized with clients. Presented by: Bernard Showers, LCSW, CAADC
This workshop will explore the various types of play therapy, guiding practice principles, and effective intervention techniques to use with children with diverse presenting problems. Participants will learn new ways to ‘sell’ their therapeutic approach and facilitate adult buy-in for children’s therapy. Using the therapeutic powers of play to increase adaptive behaviors in child clients will also be explored. Presented by Malia L. Segal, LCSW, RPT
High levels of medical and physical health issues in substance use treatment are widespread. This workshop provides an overview of evolving changes in the addiction treatment field which necessitate integrating physical and medical health services into care. Education, skills, and other tools necessary to implement fully integrated services into substance use treatment programs will be explored. Presented by Kenneth Pecoraro, LCSW, LCADC, CCS & Julie Edwards, MSN, APN, FNP-C
This workshop is dedicated to helping social workers overcome the fear of data. We'll help you move on from using anecdotes and intuition to fuel improvements by introducing best practice, data-driven methods proven to promote high fidelity practice and system change. We will also explore why the Quality Improvement model is preferred to Quality Assurance for making continued improvement to those services. Presented by: Heather Henderson, MSW, MUP
Mindfulness is the deliberate process of observing, describing, and participating in reality in a non-judgmental manner. Radical acceptance focuses on validation and tolerance instead of change. In this workshop, participants will learn how to utilize these skills for their own benefit as well as how to teach them to clients. Exercises in mindfulness practices that are appropriate for children, adolescent and adult clients will be included. Presented by Jamie Nappi, LCSW
Social workers inherently have the knowledge to help clients cope with challenges and achievement, and the practice of life coaching can be a logical career move. Life Coaching focuses on helping others achieve their personal best. The goal is to create ease, enhance power and take action. This workshop will focus on the tools that empower clients to transform their lives, situations, and outcomes. Presented by: Bailey Frumen, MSW, LCSW
This is a clinical workshop that reviews Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy theory and interventions. The training focuses on core cognitive and behavioral interventions while adding elective therapeutic components to customize treatment for clients. Training experience will be highly interactive with ample opportunity for learning and refining skills through role-play, demonstration, and a mock case-conceptualization exercise. Presented by: Bernard Showers, LCSW, CAADC
Mindful self-care enhances your physical, mental, and emotional health. The act of self- care is pivotal to maintain optimal functioning in your practice as well as what you are able to share with your clients. This workshop will explore a variety of self- care techniques and tools that support mindfulness in both your personal and professional practice with clients. Presented by: Bailey Frumen, MSW, LCSW
This workshop will focus on participants learning about Hip Hop as a cultural force and intervention with adolescents in the 21st century. Participants will explore and discuss the idea of using music apart of narrative approach to engage, connect, and bring about change with adolescents through music. Presented by: Dr. Tawanda Hubbard, DSW, LCSW
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. Presented by: Lisa Hillman, MSW, LCSW, CP