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Continuing Education & Professional Development

The Department of Professional Counseling offers continuing education and professional development opportunities for current students, alumni, and community professionals. Events are facilitated by the department, as well as by their active alumni organization Counseling Alumni Connection (CAC). This website contains information about upcoming offerings, ongoing initiatives, and credentialing.

If you would like to stay updated on professional development programming, please complete the short form located at the bottom right of this webpage.

If you would like to view past presentation from the Counseling Alumni Connection, please visit the past presentation archive.

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NBCC Approved Continuing Education Provider

Credentialing Information

For NJ Licensed Counselors:

Monmouth University Department of Professional Counseling has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 4242. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Monmouth University Department of Professional Counseling is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

For NJ Social Workers:

In accordance with New Jersey Administrative Code 13:44G-6.4(c)5, Social Workers may obtain continuing education from courses and programs offered at a regionally accredited institution.

For NJ Alcohol and Drug Counselors:

In accordance with New Jersey Administrative Code 13:34C-5.4(b)1, Alcohol and Drug Counselors may obtain continuing education from courses or programs approved by the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC).

Please note: Credit requirements and approvals vary by state board regulations. It is the responsibility of the attendee to determine what providers/programs their licensing board accepts.

If a participant would like to express a concern about their experience with Monmouth University Department of Professional Counseling, they may call or email Jennifer Trimarchi at 732-571-3447 or Although we do not guarantee a particular outcome, the participant can expect us to consider the complaint, make any necessary decisions and communicate with the participant within one week.

Additional Offerings and Ongoing Initiatives

The CAC Guest Lecture Series features presentations by community mental health professionals. Past topics include Self-Injury & Suicide and Trauma, Mental Health, & Intellectual Disability. Future workshops will be announced soon.

The CAC hosts a monthly Peer Consultation Group (PCG) which provides LAC’s and LPC’s a confidential forum to discuss clinical issues, share resources, and support skill development. Learn more about the PCG and how to attend by visiting the CAC website.

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“From Our Own” Presentation Series

The CAC “From Our Own” Presentation Series features an alumni speaker who presents on a counseling topic in which they have expertise. Topics have included Motivational Interviewing, Trauma Focused CBT, Counseling Criminal Justice Clients, and more.

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