Saint Louis University

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.

To register for a class, click the "Pay Online" button below. It will take you to our online store; find the workshop you would like attend by the name of the class. 

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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Upcoming workshops


Ethical Perspectives on Older Adult Transitions:
Implications for Social Work Practice

Sept. 11, 2015




Change, Loss, and Grief throughout the Adult Life Cycle

Sept. 11, 2015



Supervision Refresher for Licensure Supervisors

October 16, 2015



Clinical Diagnosis Using the DSM V

November 13, 2015





Past workshops include:

Supervision Training for Social Work Licensure Supervisors (Jan. 2015)

This advanced level course is designed to prepare licensed social workers with the information and training to
become "qualified supervisors for licensure," as required by the Missouri State Committee for Clinical Social
Work. This course meets the needs of social work licensure supervisors in Missouri who must complete a 16
hour supervision course (such as the two day course described here) and who have 5 years of professional
social work experience. The content of this 16 hour course follows the requirements of the Association of Social
Work Boards and their suggestions for topics and learning experiences. The content of this course applies to all
types of licenses. Some of the course content is also applicable for supervision of practicum students and
health/human service employees. More information.

Integrating Yoga in Social Work Practice (Feb. 2015)

Many social service providers and mental health practitioners rely on yoga for their own self-care and also
recognize it as an effective complementary and integrative health therapy for mental health issues. This
workshop will address the benefits of integrating yoga and mindfulness techniques into direct practice. The
presenters will introduce specific movements, breathwork, and meditation practices intended to lessen the
symptoms of anxiety and depression and will discuss how to realistically and effectively incorporate in a clinical
setting. More information.

Integrating Finances into Social Work Practice (March 2015)

This session will focus on the integration of client finances and asset building with social work practice as a key component of client well-being. Key financial information will be presented to enhance work with clients. This will include a range of topics from budgeting, goal-setting, saving, and building credit. Highlighted will be practical ways to integrate financial work into direct social work practice with financially vulnerable clients. More information

Licensure Test Preparation for SLU Alumni (April 2015)

This is a one day licensure prep course for SLU School of Social Work ALUMNI ONLY. It covers information for
the LMSW and LCSW exams. Materials provided will include a review book with practice questions specifically
designed to prepare individuals to pass ASWB Social Work Licensing Examinations. More information.

Professional Practice Institute #1: Recovery and Addiction: Assessment and Interventions with Families  (May 2015)

This course is a practice focused and explores current assessment tools and evidence-based treatment approaches with children, families, intimate relationships, and older adults who have experienced substance abuse.

Substance abuse is a common clinical issue with children, adolescents, adults, intimate partners, and older adults and impacts families in many ways. Additionally, an overview of the intersection of mental health, physical health, and environmental factors that are often associated with substance abuse will be addressed. More information.

Professional Practice Institute #2: Violence and Aggression: Causes, Prevention, and Treatment Approaches (May 2015)

This course will present the latest in behavioral science research concerning the causes and correlates of violent and aggressive behavior in human beings. Violence and aggression will be examined with findings from various fields including evolutionary psychology, behavior genetics, molecular genetics, biosocial criminology and developmental psychology (to mention a few examples). The overarching goal is to better understand and appreciate the complex nature of human behavior; in particular the capacity for violence in the human species. In concluding the course, we will also look closely at which treatment and prevention strategies have shown to be promising and effective , as well as the ones that have failed in their attempts to curtail the emergence of violence. More information.