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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.

For more information and questions please contact Lisa Himelman, Director of Professional Development and Special Projects, at 732-923-4572 or

Upcoming Events

Collaboration with MU School of Social Work and MU Career Services

Date: Tuesday, March 3, 2020

Time: 1 -3 p.m.

Location: Monmouth University Student Center, Anacon Hall (400 Cedar Avenue, West Long Branch)

No charge for this event.

Join us for this networking event featuring social service organizations from across New Jersey. Opportunities for internships, jobs, and resume building will be available. Open to MU current students and alumni. A full listing of participating organizations and the day-of schedule will be available by February 2020.

CAC “From Our Own” Presentation on Medical Trauma: Emotional Implications and Crisis Intervention

Date: Thursday, March 12, 2020

Time: 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Location: Monmouth University Edison Atrium (400 Cedar Avenue, West Long Branch)

Fees: $20 for MU Alumni and Professionals | Free for Current Students (registration fee includes a light dinner and CE certificate)

2 CE hours

Presenter: Alison Kulick, MS, LAC, NCC, CVT, 2019 Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program Graduate

Program Description:

Traumatic medical events such as illness, diagnostic or therapeutic procedure can have a myriad of emotional consequences which can include PTSD, chronic anxiety, panic attacks, and avoiding having necessary medical procedures. This presentation will discuss the physical and psychological challenges associated with medical traumas, and therapeutic interventions which may help mitigate the emotional suffering of these profoundly distressing scenarios.

Photo of S Kent Butler presenting at 2018 Counseling Conference at Monmouth University

Credentialing Information

For LPCs/LACs:

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 Social Workers:

In accordance with New Jersey Administrative Code 13:44G-6.4(c)5, LCSWs 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 Jessica Burkholder at 732-571-3570 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.

Photo of audience at 2017 Counseling Conference at Monmouth University

Photo of presentation titled Counseling and Criminal Justice

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