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.


FALL 2017 and Spring 2018:


Healthy Relationships – The Most Important Subject We Never Learned in School

Presenter: Heather Thompson, Ph.D., LCSW

Date: Saturday Sept. 23, 2017

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Understanding and Treating Sexual Addiction

Presenter: Yehudah Alcabes, LCSW, CASAC-G, CSAT

Date: Friday Nov. 3, 2017

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Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Certification

Presenter: Jeffrey Shearer, LCSW

Dates: TBA

Interpersonal Mindfulness: Cultivating Presence in Relationship

Presenter: Phyllis Hicks, DMin, NCLPC

Date: March 9 and 10, 2018

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LCSW Exam Prep Course

Presenter: David Landsman-Wohlsifer, PhD, LCSW

Date: TBD (estimated Apr 21 and May 19, 2018)

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If you have any questions about Professional Development please contact Dr. David Landsman-Wohlsifer at or 561-297-3234.