Professional Development Courses


We are winding down an exciting year for the Phyllis and Harvey Sandler School of Social Work at Florida Atlantic University and building momentum for even more expansion.  This is especially true in our Office of Professional Development, where we offer CEUs for social workers and allied mental health professionals.  We are an approved continuing education provider for Florida licensed LCSWs, LMHCs, LMFTs, Psychologists, School Psychologists, and Nurses, and our courses focus on five areas of practice:   

  1. Addiction
  2. Trauma
  3. Administration, Supervision, and Macro Practice
  4. Contemplative and Wellness Practices
  5. Advanced Clinical Skills in Child, Adult and Elderly Care 


Our CEU courses have seen a 28% enrollment increase in the past year.  In anticipation of even more exciting growth, we are ramping up our course offerings and debuting a new state-of-the-art auditorium for our CEU workshops. Some of our most popular courses for 2019-2020 are listed below. You can also visit our
website for a complete course listing and frequent additions. To make sure you’re the first to know about new courses, you can request email notifications and like us on Facebook for course updates and School news. 

Florida needs every one of us to be on top of our game. It is our pleasure and privilege to help you get there. Looking forward to seeing you soon!

The FAU Phyllis and Harvey Sandler School of Social Work is an approved provider of the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy, and Mental Health Counseling, the Florida Board of Psychology, the Florida Office of School Psychology, and the Florida Board of Nursing (BAP #50-6251).


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Funds raised through the Office of Professional Development provide students’ scholarships and assistantships, and support faculty and students with research projects, attendance and presentations at national and international conferences, and other projects related to advancing our school's academic excellence and community engagement. 

Agency Training Available
With faculty expertise in a variety of clinical areas, we also bring courses to community agencies tailored to their specific needs. Please contact Sara Dochterman, LCSW, at (561) 297-6680 or
sdochter@fau.edu for more information and to discuss your agency’s training needs.


​Save The Dates - Featured CEU Courses for 2019-2020!


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DBT Certificate Course (42 total CEUs including Module 1 from September 6 and Module 2 from September 27)

Module 3: Strategies in DBT

  • Presenter: Michelle Quilter, PsyD, CASAC
  • Date/Time: Friday-Saturday, October 18-19, 2019. Time TBD
  • Location: Boca Raton Campus, Room TBD
  • Cost: $350; $300 Early Bird until October 4, 2019
  • CEUs: 12


Module 4: Case Conceptualization and DBT

  • Presenter: Michelle Quilter, PsyD, CASAC
  • Date/Time: Friday-Saturday, November 8-9, 2019. Time TBD
  • Location: Boca Raton Campus, Room TBD
  • Cost: $350; $300 Early Bird until October 25, 2019
  • CEUs: 12 


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LCSW Exam Prep Course

  • Presenter: David Landsman-Wohlsifer, Ph.D, LCSW
  • Date/Time: Sunday, November 3, 2019. Time TBD
  • Location: Boca Raton Campus, Room TBD
  • Cost: $175; $150 Early Bird until October 20, 2019


or

  • Date/Time: Saturday, April 25, 2020. Time TBD
  • Location: Boca Raton Campus, Room TBD
  • Cost: $175; $150 Early Bird until April 11, 2020


or

  • Date/Time: Saturday, May 16, 2020. Time TBD
  • Location: Boca Raton Campus, Room TBD
  • Cost: $175; $150 Early Bird until May 2, 2020
  • CEUs: none 


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Successful Leadership and Management Strategies in Mental Health

  • Presenter: Umala Rooponarinesihgn, MS
  • Date/Time: Friday, November 15, 2019. Time TBD
  • Location: Boca Raton Campus, Room TBD
  • Cost: Cost: $175; $150 Early Bird until November 1, 2019
    A limited number of seats have been reserved for students with a special $125 rate until November 1. Use Promo Code LeadershipStudent at checkout.

  • CEUs: 6 Admin


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 Changing the Game: Assessment and Treatment of Gaming and Internet Addiction in Children and Families

  • Presenter: Clifford Sussman, MD
  • Date/Time: Friday, December 6, 2019. Time TBD
  • Location: Boca Raton Campus, Room TBD
  • Cost: Cost: $175; $150 Early Bird until November 8, 2019
    A limited number of seats have been reserved for students with a special $125 rate until November 8. Use Promo Code InternetStudent at checkout
  • CEUs: 6


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 Treating the Trauma of Infidelity in Couples Work

  • Presenter: Heather Thompson, Ph.D, LCSW
  • Date/Time: Friday, January 24, 2020. Time TBD
  • Location: Boca Raton Campus, Room TBD
  • Cost: Cost: $175; $150 Early Bird until January 10, 2020
    A limited number of seats have been reserved for students with a special $125 rate until January 10. Use Promo Code CouplesStudent at checkout.

  • CEUs: 6


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Introduction to Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)

  • Presenter: Patricia Forde, MA, RN
  • Date/Time: Friday, February 7, 2020. Time TBD
  • Location: Boca Raton Campus, Room TBD
  • Cost: Cost: $175; $150 Early Bird until January 24, 2020
    A limited number of seats have been reserved for students with a special $125 rate until January 24. Use Promo Code ACTStudent at checkout.

  • CEUs: 6


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Building Your Social Service Administrator’s Toolkit

  • Presenters: Stephanie Scott, Ph.D; Janine Ribeiro Chow-Quan, LMHC; Robin Molan, JD
  • Date/Time: Friday, March 20, 2020. Time TBD
  • Location: Boca Raton Campus, Room TBD
  • Cost: $75; $65 Early Bird until March 6, 2020
    A limited number of seats have been reserved for students with a special $50 rate until March 6. Use Promo Code AdministratorStudent at checkout.

  • CEUs: 3 Admin


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Foundations of Client Centered Play Therapy: What You Need to Get Started

  • Presenter: Crystal Gill, LCSW, RPT
  • Date/Time: Friday, April 24, 2020. Time TBD
  • Location: Boca Raton Campus, Room TBD
  • Cost: $195; $170 Early Bird until April 10, 2020
    A limited number of seats have been reserved for students with a special $145 rate until April 10. Use Promo Code PlayStudent at checkout.

  • CEUs: 6


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CBT 5-Day Certificate Course

  • Presenters: David Landsman-Wohlsifer, Ph.D, LCSW; Jeff Shearer, ACSW, LCSW, MCAP
  • Date/Time: Monday-Friday, May 11-15, 2020,9am-4pm
  • Location: Boca Raton Campus, Room TBD
  • Cost: $825; $700 Early Bird until April 27, 2020
    A limited number of seats have been reserved for students with a special $625 rate until April 27. Use Promo Code CBTStudent at checkout.

  • CEUs: 40


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Student and Faculty Conference Presentations


Allan Barsky, MSW, Ph.D, professor, will be presenting an NASW webinar on “ETHICS IN PRIVATE PRACTICE: PITFALLS AND POSSIBILITIES” on Wednesday, October 30, 2019 from 1-2:30 p.m. Please click here for more information.

Student and Faculty Achievements and Honors 

Congratulations to Cynthia Wilks, graduate student, for receiving a Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) Master’s Fellowship for academic year 2019-2020. This award was recommended by the Minority Fellowship Program Master’s Advisory Committee.


Faculty Research and Publications

Allan Barsky, MSW, Ph.D, professor, latest Ethics Alive article in the New Social Worker, “When You Have Ethical Concerns: Initiating NASW’s Professional Review Process,”
can be found here.

LeaAnne DeRigne, MSW, Ph.D, associate professor,
sick leave research has been included in a U.S. Senate Healthy Family Acts Bill that would enact a paid sick leave law in the United States. Dr. DeRigne’s contributions can be found in the highlighted sections of the bill by
clicking here.

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The FAU School of Social Work's MSW program was ranked #2 of Top Social Work Schools for 2017 according to student reviews from GraduatePrograms.com

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(Updated 10/11/19)