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 pep@monmouth.edu.

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 pep@monmouth.edu 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.
  • 3 Clinical CEs - There is a lot of talk these days about the “new norm.” The various social distancing strategies, face masks, hand sanitizers, canceled plans, and constant changes have us all grappling with a new way of life in uncharted territory. Despite all the challenges, there is an opportunity to refocus and shift our lives. This workshop will explore the many things we can do to make the best of our new reality.
    Presented by: Diane Lang

    Price:

    $45.00
  • 3 Social & Cultural Competence CEs - Sociodrama is a group action method where people enact agreed-upon social situations with the goal of learning, solving problems, and clarifying values. Sociodrama engages participants to move into meaningful action for the purpose of creating more just communities. This interactive workshop will focus on utilizing sociodrama for the purposes of education, training and social justice activism.
    Presented by: Scottie Urmey

    Price:

    $45.00
  • 3 Clinical CEs - COVID-19 has families living, working, and going to school under the same roof. This has created an unprecedented test for parents. Using the practices of positive psychology, we can help our kids be more optimistic and happier during the pandemic. In this workshop participants will learn practices to help parents not turn on one another and how to be a positive role model during this stressful time.
    Presented by: Diane Lang

    Price:

    $45.00
  • 3 Clinical CEs - When a child is your client and parents are paying for services, it can be difficult to empower the child and keep parents satisfied with treatment progress. Parents can withdraw clients prematurely after the peak of the presenting problem has passed. This workshop will help clinicians assess adult buy-in, enhance client retention and make significant strides toward improved family functioning.
    Presented by: Malia L. Segal

    Price:

    $45.00
  • 3 Clinical CEs - Sound and touch sensitives, as well as auditory processing differences can impact everything from attention and focus to academics, social abilities and behavior. This session will introduce how the body processes information, how misperceptions impact the way an individual interacts with the world, and how neurologically-based therapies can change processing and improve related behaviors.
    Presented by: Alexandra Freer

    Price:

    $45.00
  • 3 Clinical CEs - Psychodrama is a form of psychotherapy long recognized as an effective specialized clinical intervention. A strength’s based, social justice informed modality, psychodrama helps clients develop new insight, cognitive understanding, and safely express emotion. This interactive workshop will teach participants how to apply meaningful psychodrama interventions, in-person or online.
    Presented by: Scottie Urmey

    Price:

    $45.00
  • 1 Opioid CE - This course will discuss diagnosis, terminology, and the treatment of an opioid use disorder. Learn how substance use affects the body and how opioid addiction truly is a disease of the brain.
    Presented by: Deidre Stamos Lonza

    Price:

    $15.00
  • 3 Clinical CEs - Advanced care planning is often looked at only when a crisis is occurring. With the current healthcare crisis, it is critical that clinicians have conversations with clients about advance directives. In this webinar participants will learn what documents are available to use for end-of-life care plans, techniques to have conversations regarding these documents and best practices to assist your clients in their decision making process.
    Presented by: Kristy Case

    Price:

    $45.00
  • 3 Clinical CEs - Mindfulness and meditation are commonly used to decrease stress, anxiety, depression, and to improve sleep and overall health. With the current health crisis clinicians are working through, it is important to feel trained and empowered to offer these therapeutic interventions. In this workshop, tools and techniques for various clinician and client interaction will be highlighted.
    Presented by: Kristy Case

    Price:

    $45.00