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 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.

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.

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 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.

  • 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.


  • In this workshop, we shall explore some of the ethical issues related to abuse, exploitation, and neglect of older adults. The day will decode some of the protections and services available and clients. Case studies and activities will provide opportunities for brainstorming around client issues.


  • Illness related anxiety is very common for clients and caregivers. CBT offers practical, often easy-to-use methods to relieve anxiety. In turn, it empowers our clients to have a set of tools they can use in many daily life experiences. Participants in this workshop will receive an opportunity to practice and apply CBT skills and leave with a set of practical take-home worksheets that can be introduced into their daily practice with clients.


  • Largely experiential with ample opportunity to practice and review skills in role-plays and observation, this workshop is designed for clinicians seeking to enhance their group facilitation skills from a Mutual-Aid framework. Participants will learn about different group types and the challenges and opportunities in each to promote Mutual Aid. Pre-group planning, monitoring discord between participants, and progress evaluation will be reviewed.