​​​Professional Development Courses


We are preparing for another exciting year for the Phyllis and Harvey Sandler School of Social Work at Florida Atlantic University and thrilled that this season’s Professional Development courses will have a home in our new state of the art auditorium.  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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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, 9am-12pm
  • 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, 9am-4pm
  • 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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LCSW Exam Prep Course

  • Presenter: David Landsman-Wohlsifer, Ph.D, LCSW
  • Date/Time: Saturday, April 18, 2020, 9am-4pm
  • Location: Boca Raton Campus, Room TBD
  • Cost: $175; $150 Early Bird until April 4, 2020


or

  • Date/Time: Saturday, May 16, 2020, 9am-4pm
  • Location: Boca Raton Campus, Room TBD
  • Cost: $175; $150 Early Bird until May 2, 2020
  • CEUs: none


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 Cognitive Behavioral Therapy 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 the following at the Annual Conference of the Baccalaureate Social Work Program Directors, Birmingham, AL, March 2020:

  • Educating students for ethical international social work practice. Co-presenting with D. Hobdy.
  • Preventing gun violence in schools: Responding ethically to serious but ‘non-imminent’ risks.
  • Narrative ethics: A storied approach to managing challenging ethical concerns, Preconference Institute. 


David Landsman-Wohlsifer, Ph.D, LCSW, instructor, and Jeff Shearer, ACSW, LCSW, recently completed training the Port St. Lucie School District social workers and psychologists in CBT.


Student and Faculty Achievements and Honors

Congratulation to Sara Dochterman, LCSW, assistant director, for being selected as one of the winners of the Gabor Exemplary Employee Award. Sara will be recognized at the Annual Employee Service Awards Ceremony, on April 8, 2020. 

Congratulations to the following faculty members for winning NASW Educator of the Year for the units noted:

Danielle Groton, Ph.D, assistant professor, for Palm Beach Unit
Precious Skinner-Osei, Ph.D, instructor, for Broward Unit
Kathryn McCormic, LCSW, MCAP, field faculty, for Treasure Coast Unit

Awards will be presented throughout March at the respective unit ceremonies in celebration of Social Work Month. 

Congratulations to Allan Barsky, MSW, Ph.D, professor, for being chosen as the University’s Scholar of the Year at the Professor level. The award will be presented to him at the 2020 Honors Convocation ceremony on April 15th at 4 p.m. in the University Theatre on the Boca Campus.

Faculty Research and Publications
 
Juyoung Park’s, MSW, Ph.D, associate professor, following manuscript has been accepted for publication. Dr. Park collaborated with international researchers from the Netherlands, Kenya, and China.

Park, J., Sherman, D., Agogo, G., Hoogendijk, E., & Liu, Z. (accepted). Frailty modifies the intervention effect of chair yoga on pain among older adults with lower extremity osteoarthritis: Secondary analysis of a nonpharmacological intervention trial. Experimental Gerontology.


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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 3/11/2020)