• Professional Education Program
    Continuing Education for Social Workers

    A Division of the Office of Field and Professional Education

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    Megan E. Cittadino

    Welcome to the Professional Education Program! We provide the highest quality interactive continuing education programming possible featuring accomplished scholars and expert practitioners. When you spend the day with us, come prepared to enjoy more than the education! A light breakfast and your choice of a complete lunch are always included in full-day workshops. Our comfortable, state-of-the-art facilities are easy to access, and our nationally renowned park-like campus will brighten every aspect of your time with us. Parking is always free and convenient. Your satisfaction is of the utmost importance!

    All workshops located on the Monmouth University campus:

    400 Cedar Avenue
    West Long Branch, NJ 07764

    View our Campus Map and Directions to the University.


    All Monmouth University School of Social Work Alumni will receive a 20% discount for each workshop registration. That's a $98 value for $78.


    Register for 5 or more workshops at one time and you will receive a 10% discount off the total price based on standard registration fees.

    Please Note: These discounts cannot be combined.


    To subscribe to be mailed the print brochure, please send an e-mail to: swfield@monmouth.edu

    Programs for Summer 2014

    All Continuing Education Units (CEUs) are non-clinical unless otherwise specified.

    Cultural Competence   Ethics

    Look for Cultural Competence and Ethics tags to find workshops that meet special license renewal requirements.

  • 9  How Do You Work With Kids Anyway? -  Wednesday, July 30, 2014

    10  Let’s Talk about Sex ... and Music -  Wednesday, August 06, 2014

    11  Clinical Supervision in the Social Work Setting - 
    Thursdays, September 4, 11, & 18

  • How Do You Work With Kids Anyway?

    Wednesday, July 30, 2014

    Bey Hall, Room 201

    9 a.m. – 4 p.m.


    6 Clinical  CEUs

    The idea of working with children and adolescents is overwhelming to many people. This workshop will provide various action methods to aid the therapist in warming up the inner child. Warming up our own inner child affords us a deeper understanding of ourselves and facilitates connection with our clients, ultimately allowing us to help others in a more open, understanding way.

    Lisa Hillman, MSW, LCSW, PAT,  is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Certified Psychodramatist who has worked with children, adolescents, adults and families in private practice, public schools and as a consultant. Lisa has lead hundreds of groups addressing such topics as social skills, decreasing anxiety, conflict resolution, etc. Lisa has presented nationally, and serves as a trainer at the collegiate level as well as at private schools. As a psychodramatist, Lisa uses sociodrama and psychodrama, which utilize action-oriented techniques. These non-threatening techniques prove to be very useful when working with challenging clients and groups.
    *PAT provides 6 training hours towards psychodrama training in addition to the 6 CEU hours.

    Let’s Talk about Sex ... and Music

    Wednesday, August 06, 2014

    The Club Dining Room at Magill Commons

    9 a.m. – 4 p.m.


    6 Clinical CEUs

    Our musical heroes speak to the emotional complexities of love, sex, and relationships. Our favorite singers, songwriters, and bands tell us what it’s really like to love, lust, and be in a relationship (or not). What can we learn from them about sex and sexuality and how best to work with our clients around these issues? We will analyze the socio-cultural messages about sex embedded in music. Through music, music video, interactive activities, and case review you will increase your knowledge about the diversity of human sexuality, examine transference-counter transference issues, and expand your repertoire for addressing sexuality with adolescents, adults, couples, and groups.

    Ruth Goldsmith, MSW, LCSW,  specializes in the art of talking about sex. As a Sexuality Educator for over 20 years and a Psychotherapist for the past fifteen, she has sought to increase adolescents and adults comfort with their sexual selves. She is passionate about facilitating therapists’ ability to address clients’ sexual issues. Her approach is affirming and inclusive. Ms. Goldsmith, LCSW, is a regular presenter for NASWNJ, Monmouth University, and Rutgers University. Additionally she is an adjunct professor in the MSW program at Rutgers University teaching Clinical Social Work Practice. Ms. Goldsmith, LCSW, is trained in Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy and is currently a candidate at the Center for Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis of NJ. She runs a private practice in Somerville and Highland Park, NJ.

    Clinical Supervision in the Social Work Setting

    Thursdays, September 4, 11, & 18

    The Club Dining Room at Magill Commons

    9 a.m. – 5 p.m. (Sept. 4 & 11); 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. (Sept. 18)


    20 Clinical including 5 Ethics CEUs

    This workshop will explore and discuss topics that pertain to supervision including how to prepare, knowing your supervision style, and what topics to discuss within a supervisor capacity. Ethics, legal issues, and your professional development will be examined. Participants will receive personality and management style testing.

    Once completed, this class has been approved for the post graduate class on supervision needed for those that wish to supervise LSWs in need of supervision for their LCSW. This 3-day workshop can to be used for your CEUs for the next renewal year as 20 Clinical Hours and 5 Ethics. You may take this course prior to having your LCSW.

    In order to receive this certificate, attendees must be present for each day of the workshop.

    Kelly Ward, PhD, LCSW, LCADC,  is currently an Associate Professor and the BSW Director at Monmouth University in the School of Social Work and is in private practice at Colts Neck Consulting Group. Throughout her career Dr. Ward has worked as a supervisor in both the administrative and clinical capacities and is currently listed in the NASW clinical supervision registry.