Saint Louis University

Continuing Education

SLU's Continuing Education instructors are highly qualified and experienced professionals

A continuing education teacher at SLU's School of Social Work

Saint Louis University's Social Work Continuing Education courses are informed by current research and best practices in the field. All workshops are open to licensed social workers of all levels, practicing in both clinical and macro roles.

The School of Social Work is an approved continuing education provider by the Missouri Division of Professional Registration Committee for Social Workers. The program supports ongoing professional growth and development and enables practitioners to meet licensure renewal requirements.

Our CE courses are taught by highly qualified instructors and professors; most are faculty members at SLU's School of Social Work, who bring a wealth of professional and instructional experience to the workshops.

Continuing education in the SLU School of Social Work

To register for a class:

1. Click the "Register and Pay Online" button.
2. Select the workshop you would like attend
3. Follow directions for payment options

Please contact Karen Bolinger, by email or phone 314-977-2724, with questions.

The workshops are held at: Il Monastero, 3050 Olive Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63101  


*Please arrive 30 minutes before the program starts to register

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2016 Workshops

Licensure Preparation Course for LMSW & LCSW Exams

Kathryn Conley Wehrmann, PhD, LCSW

The course includes a thorough review of the test areas such as theories, diagnosis using DSM 5, therapy and practice methods, research, cultural competency, micro, mezzo, and macro social work methods. A study book with a practice exam is included with taking the course.

May 6, 2016
8 am - 5 pm

May 7, 2016
9 am - 3 pm

Integrating Yoga and Mind/Body/Spirit Techniques into Clinical Social Work

Dr. Sue Tebb
Prof. Laurie Brockhaus, LCSW

This course will explore mindfulness techniques and yoga practices that can be used to complement clinical practice. The instructors will introduce yoga movements, breathwork, and meditation practices that can lessen the symptoms of anxiety, depression, addiction, PTSD and other mental health and health issues. The course will offer the opportunity to discuss, practice, and teach these methods. 21 CEH

May 16, 17, 18, 2016
9 am - 4 pm daily

Developmental Perspective on Youth Violence and Promising Community-based InterventionsRecent Graduates (May 2015-December 2016) Information

Dr. Norman A. White, Dr. Brian Boutwell, Dr. Noelle Fearn, Dr. M. Dyan McGuire

This course will focus on the developmental antecedents to youth involvement in violent behavior. The course will cover the influence of bio-social, environmental, and other factors in association with youth patterns of violent behavior. Contemporary and historical trends and patterns will be examined. Promising and evidence-based community interventions will be identified and assessed. 21 CEH

May 16, 17, and 18, 2016
9 am - 4pm daily

Evidence-based Practice with Children and Adolescents

Dr. Shannon Cooper-Sadlo

This FREE seminar will provide an overview of evidence-based practices in integrated behavioral health settings with children and youth that experience co-occurring health and behavioral health issues including mental illnesses, substance use disorders, trauma and behavioral disorders. This seminar uses a developmental framework within an ecological perspective as the foundation for the exploration of assessment, prevention and intervention skills and models that address complex problems of at-risk children, youth, and their families.

June 24, 2016
9 am - 4pm
This session is full.
Due to space limitations - no walk-ins will be permitted

Theory and Interventions in Interpersonal Neurobiology

Christine Schneider, LCSW

This seminar will provide an overview of Interpersonal Neurobiology theory, as well as provide specific interventions aimed at increasing neural integration and affect regulation. The focus will be on assessment of neural integration, identification of the domains of neural integration, and embodied techniques aimed at allowing flexible, modulated behavioral responses in clients with disorders such as PTSD, addictions, eating and mood disorders.

July 8, 2016
9 am - 4 pm daily

This session is full.
Due to space limitations - no walk-ins will be permitted

Supervision Refresher Course for Licensure Supervisors

Pamela J. Huggins, LCSW

This advanced‐level "refresher" course is designed for those supervisors who have completed the 16 hour course and are taking the required 3 hour course to continue as a "qualified supervisor for licensure". There will be a review of the statutes and rules as well as key content areas and current literature on providing supervision. 3 CEH

October 14, 2016
9 am - 12 pm

Ethical Issues in Healthcare for Aging & Other Vulnerable Populations

Dr. Gary Behrman

This workshop will focus on social work ethical principles and responsibilities in serving those who are most vulnerable in the healthcare system. The NASW Code of Ethics will be reviewed as a tool in enhancing our ethical decision making. 3 CEH

Sept 9, 2016
9 am - 12pm

Biopsychosocial Treatments for Gambling Disorders

Dr. Alyssa Wilson, Ph.D. BCBA‐D, LBA

This course will focus on incorporating a synthesis between neurobiological, behavioral, and sociological measures of analysis across the gambling spectrum, providing an overview of how a biopsychosocial model impacts gambling treatment, and providing attendees with tools needed to incorporate this model in their own clinical practice.

Sept 9, 2016
1 - 4pm

Using Safety Planning to Assess and Manage Adults at‐risk for Suicide

Dr. Monica Matthieu

This workshop is designed to prepare and provide a review of competencies for engaging and responding to adults who may be at risk for suicide. In particular, this session will focus on appropriate intake questions, assessment issues, and a recommended tool for managing risk, with a focus on safety planning in suicide prevention. This session is focused on assisting clinicians to enhance their skills.

Sept 9, 2016
9 am - 12 pm

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