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.


Spring 2018:


LCSW Exam Prep Course

Presenter: David Landsman-Wohlsifer, PhD, LCSW

Sunday, June 10, 2018 from 9am to 4pm – SO250
Saturday, November 3, 2018 from 9am to 4pm – Room TBA

Click here to register and for more information

Core Curriculum on Childhood Trauma

Presenters: Ruthlyn Webster, Ed.D., LCSW, ACSW and Josefina Costa, LMHC


Friday, June 22nd, 2018, from 9am to 4pm – Boca Raton campus, room GS116
Friday, July 13th, 2018, from 9am to 4pm – Ft. Lauderdale campus, room HE608

Cost: Free to attend.  $30 for 6 CEUS.

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The New NASW Code of Ethics: Are you Ready?

Presenter: Allan Barsky, JD, MSW, PhD

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

Location: Boca Raton campus, room TBA

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

CEUs: 3 Ethics CEUs

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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 School of Social Work is an approved provider of the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy, and Mental Health Counseling (BAP #50-6251 Exp 3/2019)

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

If you have any questions about Professional Development please contact Sara Dochterman at or 561-297-3234.