Office of Professional Development

Welcome to the Office of Professional Development.

Mission Statement:

The Phyllis and Harvey Sandler School of Social Work, Office of Professional Development is committed to delivering the highest quality of professional educational programming to clinical social workers and allied disciplinary practitioners. We aim to engage the local to international community by offering educational opportunities that enrich, nurture, and improve the well-being of all individuals.

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LCSW Exam Prep Course

Presenter: David Landsman-Wohlsifer, PhD, LCSW

Date/Time: Saturday, November 3, 2018 from 9am to 4pm
Location: Boca Raton Campus, Social Science Building, Room SO 250
Cost: $150 until October 20; $175 thereafter

Date/Time: Saturday, April 13, 2019 from 9am to 4pm
Location: Boca Raton Campus, Room TBA
Cost: $150 until March 30; $175 thereafter

Date/Time: Saturday May 11, 2019 from 9am to 4pm
Location: Boca Raton Campus, Room TBA
Cost: $150 until April 27; $175 thereafter

CEUs: none

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Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)

Presenter: Gus Castellanos, MD

Dates/Times:

Thursday, September 13, 2018, 6:00-8:30 pm – Introductory Workshop

Thursday, September 27, 2018, 6:00-8:30 pm – Week 1

Thursday, October 4, 2018, 6:00-8:30 pm – Week 2

Thursday, October 11, 2018, 6:00-8:30 pm – Week 3

Thursday, October 18, 2018, 6:00-8:30 pm – Week 4

Thursday, October 25, 2018, 6:00-8:30 pm – Week 5

Thursday, November 1, 2018, 6:00-8:30 pm – Week 6

Sunday, November 4, 2018, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm – Retreat Day

Thursday, November 8, 2018, 6:00-8:30 pm – Week 7

Thursday, November 15, 2018, 6:00-8:30 pm – Week 8

Location: FAU campus in Jupiter, Room AD 205

Retreat Day will be at MacArthur Beach State Park

Cost: $425

CEUs: 27 1/2

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Dialectical Behavior Therapy Strategies: Integrating DBT Skills into Clinical Services

Presenter: Michelle Quilter, PsyD, CASAC

Date/Time: Friday, November 9, 2018 9am – 5pm

Location: FAU Boca Campus; room GS208

Cost: $150 until October 26; $175 thereafter

CEUs: 7

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The New and Improved NASW Code of Ethics

Presenter: Allan Barsky, JD, MSW, PhD

Date/Time: Friday, November 2, 2018, 9am – 12pm

Location: Boca Raton campus, room GS208

Cost: $65 until October 19, 2018; $75 thereafter

CEUs: 3 Ethics

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Building your Social Service Administrator’s Toolkit

Presenters: Janine Ribeiro Chow-Quan, LMHC; Robin Molan, JD; Stephanie Scott, PhD

Date/Time: Friday, January 18, 2019, 9am to 12pm

Location: Boca Raton Campus, Room TBA

CEUs: 3 Administration

Cost: $65 until January 4; $75 thereafter

Information and registration pending


Loving with the Brain in Mind: A Relational-Neurobiological Approach to Couple Therapy

Presenter: Mona Fishbane, Ph.D.

Dates/Times: Monday and Tuesday, February 11th-12th, 2019, 9am – 5pm

Location: Boca Raton campus, room TBA

Cost: $295 until January 28; $345 thereafter

CEUs: 14 CEUs

A discounted block of rooms has been reserved at the Hampton by Hilton Boca Raton for out of town participants in this workshop.

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Cultivating Mindfulness and Presence in Relationship

Presenter: Phyllis Hicks, DMin,, NCLPC

Dates/Times:
Friday, March 8, 2019, 1pm – 5pm
Saturday, March 9, 2019, 9am – 5pm
Sunday, March 10, 2019, 9am – 12pm

Location: Boca Raton Campus; Student Union Majestic Palm Room

Cost: $295 until February 8; $345 thereafter

CEUs: 14

A discounted block of rooms has been reserved at the Wyndham Boca Raton for participants who wish to have a full retreat experience or are from out of town.

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Integrative Harm Reduction Psychotherapy

Presenter: Andrew Tatarsky, PhD

Dates/Times: April 5-7, 2019, 9am – 4pm

Location: Boca Raton Campus, room TBD

Cost: $475 until March 8; $525 thereafter

CEUs: 18

A discounted block of rooms has been reserved at the Wyndham Boca Raton for out of town participants in this workshop.

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CBT 5 Day Certificate Course

Presenters: David Landsman-Wohlsifer, Ph.D., LCSW and Jeff Shearer, ACSW, LCSW, CAP

Dates/Times: May 6-10, 2019, 9am – 4pm

Location: Boca Campus, Location TBA

Cost: $695 until April 26th; $745 thereafter

CEUs: 40

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All Professional Development courses are on the Boca Raton campus in the Social Science (SO) Building unless otherwise noted. Click here for parking information and maps.

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 and the Florida Board of Nursing (BAP #50-6251).

If you are an individual with a disability and need accommodations please complete the Application for Support Services and submit with documentation of your disability to mshaw@health.fau.edu. Student Accessibility Services (SAS) will process the application and contact you to discuss your accommodation needs. SAS requires that this information be provided at least two weeks prior to the beginning of your Professional Development Course, so that we have sufficient time to set up the accommodations requested. Thank you!

Refunds minus a $30 administrative fee allowed for cancellations up to 14 days prior to workshop. No refunds after 14 days prior to workshop. Refunds or transfers to other course dates may be permitted in cases of documented personal or immediate family medical emergency, when the same course is being offered on multiple dates, at the discretion of the Professional Development Coordinator. Registrations may not be transferred to another individual. Printed course materials will only be provided to those who attend the course. To request a refund or transfer, please contact Sara Dochterman at sdochter@fau.edu.

If you have any questions about Professional Development please contact Sara Dochterman at sdochter@fau.edu or 561-297-6680.