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Social Work Continuing Education

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

Saint Louis University's social work continuing education workshops are affordable and 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.

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2022 Continuing Education Brochure

Please Note When Registering:  Each event is either planned for Zoom or for in-person at Il Monastero. We reserve the right to change a scheduled in-person session to Zoom due to public health concerns and SLU events mandates. In-person sessions are not offered on Zoom or recorded. We will follow masking and social distancing as indicated for in-person sessions.

Welcome to our new Continuing Education staff
  • Mel Nicolas, administrative assistant, will be providing administrative support as Karen Bolinger has moved to another department in SLU. Mel's email is melaina.nicolas@slu.edu
  • Dr. Monica Matthieu, associate clinical professor, is assuming the coordinator of social work continuing education role, as Professor Pamela Huggins, clinical professor emerita, will fully retire from this role in June.

If you have any questions or concerns related to continuing education, please email conted@slu.edu.

Sessions and Workshops

SLU's sessions and workshops support 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. SLU alumni and current practicum instructors are eligible for a special discount.

FRIDAY, January 21, 2022

Integrating Finances in Social Work Practice

Presented by: Julie Birkenmaier, Ph.D., MSW 
Via Zoom

Register for Integrating Finances in Social Work Practice

Registration: 8:30 a.m.
Program: 9 a.m. - noon

and/or

FRIDAY, JANUARY 21, 2022

The Intersectionality of Trauma and Oppression

Presented by: Julia Lopez, Ph.D., MPH, LCSW  
Via Zoom

Registration for The Intersectionality of Trauma and Oppression

Registration: 12:30 p.m.
Program: 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.


Friday, February 18, 2022

Addressing Loneliness and Social Isolation through a Circle of Friends

Presented by: Marla Berg-Weger, Ph.D., LCSW; Max Zubatsky, Ph.D, LMFT
Via Zoom

Register for Addressing Loneliness and Social Isolation through a Circle of Friends

Registration: 8:30 a.m.
Program: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.


FRIDAY, March 4, 2022

Using the Self: the Primary Anti-Oppressive Practice Tool

Presented by: Kenya Brumfield-Young, MPH, LCSW; Gabriel Carrillo, DSW, CDFT 
In-Person

Registration for Using the Self: the Primary Anti-Oppressive Practice Tool

Registration: 8:30 a.m.
Program: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.


Friday, April 22, 2022

Interpersonal and Community-based Violence: Screening, assessment, interventions

Presented by: Michael Mancini, Ph.D., MSW 
In-Person

Register for Interpersonal and Community-based Violence: Screening, assessment, interventions

Registration: 8:30 a.m.
Program: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.


Friday, May 6, 2022

Supervision Refresher: Fostering the call to Social Work and developing compassionate clinicians

Presented by: Charles Franke, LCSW
Via Zoom

Register

Program: 9:00 - 12:00 p.m.

and/or

Friday, May 6, 2022

Emotion Regulation and Crisis Management and Suicide * meets suicide requirement

Presented by: Monica Matthieu, Ph.D., LCSW
Via Zoom

Register for Emotion Regulation and Crisis Management and Suicide

Program: 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.


May 23,24,25, 2022

Professional Practice Institute: From Rapport to Discharge: Exploring the most effective Tenets of Psychotherapy

Presented by: Charles Franke, LCSW
In-Person

Register

Registration: 8:30 a.m.
Program: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., daily


Friday, September 2, 2022

Effective Use of Boundaries in Clinical Settings *meets ethics requirement

Presented by: Charles Franke, LCSW  
In-Person

Register for Effective Use of Boundaries in Clinical Settings

Registration 8:30 a.m.
Program: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

and/or

Friday, September 2, 2022

Suicide Assessment and Safety Planning with Older Adults

*meets suicide requirement
Presented by: Shannon Cooper-Sadlo, Ph.D., LCSW 
In-Person 

Register for Suicide Assessment and Safety Planning with Older Adults

Registration: 12:30 p.m.
Program: 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.


Friday, October 14, 2022

The Science of Addiction and Recovery - Responding to the Opioid Epidemic

Presented by: Craig Miner, LPC  
In-Person 

Register for The Science of Addiction and Recovery - Responding to the Opioid Epidemic

Registration 8:30 a.m.
Program: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.


Friday, October 28, 2022

LCSW Test Preparation * includes study book and study website

Presented by Dawn Apgar, Ph.D.
Via Zoom

Register for LCSW Test Preparation

Program (LIVE): 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.


FRIDAY, November 11, 2022

Understanding the Unique Experiences of Sexual and Gender Minority Immigrants

Presented by Julia Lopez, Ph.D., LCSW
Via Zoom

Register

Registration 8:30 a.m.
Program: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.


Planning to Attend a Workshop

The following details apply to all workshops listed above.

Location and Parking
Courses are held at Il Monastero, 3050 Olive Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63101, unless otherwise noted. There is free, off-street parking available in front of the building.  2020 classes will be held online only,  through Zoom.
Cancellation Policy
Full refunds allowed for registrations canceled at least five business days before the first day of the registered program. For information about possible cancellation due to inclement weather, call 314-977-SNOW (314-977-7669). If a session is canceled, all paid registrants will receive a full refund.
Accommodations & Additional Information

If you require special accommodations or have a question, contact conted@slu.edu.

SLU is a registered social work continuing education sponsor in Missouri and Illinois, license number 159.000573.