• 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


    In 1974 Dr. Greta Singer, a Professor in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology, started the Bachelor of Social Work program at Monmouth College. In honor of this anniversary we’ll be celebrating all year long with a number of events and activities highlighting 40 years of passion, purpose, and commitment! That commitment extends to you, our community partners. A commitment to comfort, ease, and quality in continuing education delivery. We do what we can to make sure the time you dedicate to professional development is enjoyed. That’s why with PEP you receive a light breakfast and full lunch at every full day workshop, free parking, and access to free and discounted trainings on our Facebook page. Be sure to stay connected to celebrate us and yourselves!

    All workshops located on the Monmouth University campus:

    400 Cedar Avenue
    West Long Branch, NJ 07764

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    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 Spring 2015

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

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

  • The Happy Warrior: Social Workers In and Out of Uniform

    Thursday, June 04, 2015

    Rebecca Stafford Student Center, Afflitto Conference Room

    9 a.m. – 4 p.m.


    6 Clinical CEUs CEUs

    Who is the happy Warrior? Who is he
    That every man in arms should wish to be...
    Who, with a natural instinct to discern
    What knowledge can perform, is diligent to learn...
    More skillful in self-knowledge, even more pure,
    As tempted more: more able to endure,
    As more exposed to suffering and distress.

    - William Wordsworth, "Character of the Happy Warrior"

    Social workers have countless roles within society. They serve as advocates, guides, liaisons, caregivers, protectors, and educators. They serve as those who have demonstrated limitless resilience and strength. They also serve in a capacity as Warriors, to defend and protect the United States of America from all enemies, foreign and domestic. These Warriors, whether in or out of uniform, serve our great nation through service to our volunteer force around the world, including combat zones in deployed settings.

    This workshop will tell stories of Warrior social workers, in and out of uniform, who fight daily battles for those who fight to keep us safe from harm. In order to assist with relevance and understanding, a glimpse into military culture, caring for the caregiver, and available programs and services to military, veterans, and family members will also be addressed.

    Jaclyn Urmey, LCSW,  earned her Master of Social Work (MSW) degree from Monmouth University (2004). Mrs. Urmey currently serves as the Director of Psychological Health for the 514th Air Mobility Wing, Air Forces Reserves, at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, NJ. She is currently in the Navy Individual Ready Reserve. She served on active duty as Assistant Officer in Charge of the Navy Mobile Care Team Five, Naval Central Command Forward, Afghanistan, while concurrently serving as Head, Social Work Department, Naval Medical Center, Portsmouth, Virginia. Previously, Mrs. Urmey served on active duty as a Family Advocacy Counselor at Fleet and Family Support Center, Yokosuka, Japan, and as a Mental Health Clinician in the Behavioral Health Unit and Head, Substance Abuse and Rehabilitation Program at Naval Hospital, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Mrs. Urmey started her social work career as a Mental Health Clinician at Monroe Township’s New Jersey Training School for Boys, also called “Jamesburg.”
    Mrs. Urmey is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), Diplomate in Clinical Social Work (DCSW), and a member of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW). Her previous awards include the Afghanistan Campaign Medal with Gold Star, four Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medals, and one Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal.

    Group Work with Survivors of Sexual Violence and Incest

    Tuesday, June 09, 2015

    Rebecca Stafford Student Center, Afflitto Conference Room

    9 a.m. – 4 p.m.


    6 Clinical CEUs

    The workshop will teach participants how to facilitate a 12 week psycho-educational group for adult survivors of sexual violence and abuse. The curriculum uses an empowerment model, designed to be cognitive behavioral in content and intended to move group members from crisis to stabilization, and finally to integration. The tools learned in this particular group format allow members to begin to heal the psychic wounds generated by traumatic life events.

    The 12 week curriculum taught is as follows:

    • Week 1 - Orientation, Breaking the Silence
    • Week 2 - Dealing with PTSD
    • Week 3 - Understanding It Wasn't Your Fault
    • Week 4 - How the Assault Changed Your Life
    • Week 5 - Coping Mechanisms and Survival Skills
    • Week 6 - Recognizing Negative Thought Patterns
    • Week 7 - Anger - The Backbone of Healing
    • Week 8 - Building a Support System
    • Week 9 - Healing Sexually
    • Week 10 - Building Self Esteem
    • Week 11 - Mourning Your Losses and Moving On
    • Week 12 - Pursuing Happiness, Termination

    Irene Colucci Lebbad, MSW, LCSW,  has an extensive background in sexual abuse, domestic violence, and behavioral health. A current director of the Somerset County NJ Sexual Assault Support Services program, she is also one of the principles in The Center for Intrapersonal Wellness in Watchung NJ, a group practice specializing in sexual violence and abuse.
    Irene sits on the Somerset County Sexual Assault Response Team Advisory Board and is a program member of the NJ Coalition Against Sexual Assault (NJCASA). She has produced two victim outreach commercials for CableVision, has been a guest on both WOR and BBC radios shows, presented at professional conferences, and is publishing a book for therapists on how to run a psycho-educational group for adult survivors of sexual assault, due out in early spring 2015. Irene is also a contributor to the Encyclopedia of Sexual Violence and Abuse published in 2012 on group work for survivors.

    Denise Lang-Grant, LPC, is a licensed therapist specializing in sexual and other traumas and author of ten non-fiction books on family relationships, health, and true crime. A nationally appointed trainer by the Office of Victim Witness, she is the New Jersey state facilitator for strengthening community response to military survivors of sexual violence and also serves as an adjunct instructor for Seton Hall University’s Master’s in Counseling program. A popular presenter, she is the managing partner of DLG Counseling Associates, with offices in Morris and Somerset counties and was a major contributor to the inaugural edition of the first encyclopedia to deal with sexual trauma and recovery.

    Psychodrama One-on-One: Interventions for Individual Clients

    Monday, June 15, 2015

    The Club at Magill Commons, Room 107

    9 a.m. – 4 p.m.


    6 Clinical CEUs

    Do the clients you work with have difficulty figuring out what to do? Do they know what to do but have difficulty applying it to their life? Psychodrama is an action-oriented therapy, which aims to help clients develop their own solutions and move forward in life with purpose and satisfaction. This workshop will focus on work with individual clients. You will learn creative interventions that will help clients bring out the best in themselves. This workshop will be didactic and experiential. You will earn 6 clinical CEU’s and six hours toward board certification in Psychodrama.

    Ron Collier, LCSW,  is a graduate of Barry University in Miami, Florida. He has held both clinical and supervisory positions in social work for the past 30 years. He is currently building a private practice in individual and group therapy. In 2006, Ron received his certification in Psychodrama, Sociometry, and Group Psychotherapy, and is now working on his certification as a Trainer, Educator and Practitioner of Psychodrama. This includes co-leading an ongoing psychodrama training group with Scottie Urmey. Ron has always found introducing students to careers in social work to be particularly rewarding. Ron was awarded the second annual Bertha Capen-Reynolds Award as the Outstanding Social Work Field Supervisor for Monmouth University in 2007. He is continuing his affiliation with the University as an Adjunct Professor in the School of Social Work.

    Scottie Urmey, LCSW,CP,PAT, is a licensed clinical social worker and board certified psychodramatist who has worked along the clinical spectrum including inpatient, outpatient, intensive outpatient, partial hospitalization, and private practice settings. She received her Bachelors of Science in Psychology from Saint Peters College and her Masters in Social Work from Monmouth University. Scottie has over 18 years of training in psychodrama, sociometry, and group psychotherapy and has applied this expertise to a multitude of clinical psychotherapy groups with children and adults. Currently, Scottie is building a private practice in individual and group psychotherapy. Scottie is also engaged in the process to become a certified educator and trainer in psychodrama and currently offers ongoing training groups locally, presents training workshops at local and national conferences, and offers continuing education to public and private agencies.