Continuing Education

Explore a new practice area or method in social work. Get the latest in applied practice information. Network with fellow alumni and SLU faculty.

Saint Louis University's social work continuing education courses are informed by current research and best practices in the field. Our instructors are leading practitioners and faculty members at SLU's School of Social Work who bring a wealth of professional and instructional experience to the workshops.


SLU’s School of Social Work is approved to offer 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.

All workshops are open to licensed social workers of all levels, practicing in both clinical and macro roles.

 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

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Unless otherwise noted, courses are held at: Il Monastero, 3050 Olive Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63101

Please contact Karen Bolinger at or 314-977-2724 with questions.

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2017 Courses

Skills for Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy (TF-CBT) with Youth - 4/21
Anne Farina, M.S.W., LCSW

This three-hour workshop for mental health professionals offers an overview of the TF-CBT model. Participants will learn the basic concepts of TF-CBT and practical applications, and receive resources for further training and implementation of TF-CBT.

3 CEHs

April 21, 2017
9 a.m.-12 p.m.

Licensure Test Prep course for LMSW and LCSW Exams-LEAP, LLC Partnership - 5/4-5/5
This  one-and-a-half-day course  helps prepare social workers to successfully pass the ASWB LMSW and LCSW exams. The School of Social Work has partnered with LEAP (Licensing Exam Preparation Services, LLC) to provide this course for students, alumni and other area social workers.

May 4, 5:30 p.m.-9 p.m.
May 5, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Understanding Diversion and the Criminal Justice System in St. Louis - 5/22-5/24

Noelle E. Fearn, Ph.D.
M. Dyan McGuire, J.D., Ph.D.
Philippa (Pippa) E. Barrett, J.D.

This course will provide an overview of diversion in the U.S. criminal justice system. Best practices, as well as promising and evidence-based diversion efforts will be presented and assessed. Presentations, discussions and key guest speakers will identify and explore historical and current diversion efforts, with a specific focus on the St. Louis City Circuit Attorney’s Office.

19.5 CEHs

May 22, 23 and 24
8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.

Advanced Skills Training in Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) with Youth - 5/22-5/24

Monica M. Matthieu, Ph.D., LCSW

This Professional Practice Institute (PPI) is designed to provide practitioners working with youth and young adults with the required skills and competencies for substance use screening and intervention strategies. 19.5 CEHs

May 22, 23 and 24, 2017
8:30 a.m.- 4 p.m. 

Brief Family Therapy Approaches in Practice with Children and Youth - 6/30

Shannon Cooper-Sadlo, Ph.D., LCSW

This session will provide an overview of evidence-based brief family therapy approaches 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.

6 CEHs

 June 30, 2017
9 a.m.-4 p.m.

How to have Difficult Conversations: From Diagnosis to Death - 9/14

Beth Barrett, M.S.W., LCSW, CT

This workshop will focus on how social workers can facilitate the different types of conversations encountered when working with clients diagnosed with chronic or life threatening illnesses.

3 CEHs

Sept. 14, 2017
1 p.m -4 p.m. 

Professional Boundaries and Ethical Decision Making- Ethics CE for Licensure - 9/14

Cara L. Wallace, Ph.D.

This  session will review the Social Work Code of Ethics and discuss how it pertains to common challenges social workers face related to professional boundaries.

3 CEHs for Ethics

Sept. 14, 2017
9 a.m.-12 p.m. 

Supervision Skills Refresher Meets License Board Requirement - 10/20

Pamela J. Huggins, ACSW, LCSW

This advanced “refresher” course is designed to be taken by the supervisor who has already completed a 16-hour supervision course,is supervising licensees and who must take a three-hour renewal course each license cycle to continue as a “qualified supervisor for licensure” in Missouri.

3 CEHs

Oct. 20, 2017
9 a.m-12 p.m.

Personality Disorders: Assessment and Intervention - 11/10

Shannon Cooper-Sadlo, Ph.D., LCSW

This session will provide an overview of the prominent personality disorders, including borderline, antisocial, narcissistic, obsessive compulsive and dependent. Participants will be introduced to the symptoms, etiology and common co-occurring issues that are experienced in clinical practice.

6 CEHs

Nov. 10, 2017
9 a.m-4 p.m.