Main Menu

  • Professional Education Program
    Continuing Education for Social Workers

    A Division of the Office of Field and Professional Education

    Click to Download Current Brochure

    Cover Artwork by
    Megan E. Cittadino

    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.


    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:

    Programs for Spring 2016

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

    competence   ethics

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

  • Introduction to Mindfulness and Radical Acceptance in Psychotherapy

    Friday, May 06, 2016

    The Club Dining Room at Magill Commons

    9 a.m. – 3 p.m.


    5 Clinical CEUs

    Mindfulness is allowing experiences as opposed to suppressing or avoiding them. It is the deliberate process of observing, describing, and participating in reality in a non-judgmental and effective manner. Mindfulness training is recognized as effective in several evidence-based practices. These skills can be integrated with any therapeutic approach.

    Radical acceptance is based in Zen philosophy. It focuses on acceptance, validation and tolerance instead of change. This workshop will facilitate therapists interested in utilizing these skills for their own benefit as well as teaching them to clients. Training will include exercises in mindfulness practices that are appropriate for children, adolescents and adult clients. The workshop will also demonstrate the rationale for teaching the skills of mindfulness and radical acceptance by examining the effect on brain plasticity and emotion regulation.

    Jamie Nappi, LCSW,  has a Master’s in Social Work from Fordham University and is a licensed practitioner in NJ. She has worked in several programs treating children, adolescents and their families since 1997. She has held clinical supervisory positions at a local care management organization and a local school district’s school-based program. Jamie is currently in private practice treating adolescent and adult populations as well as an Adjunct Professor at Monmouth University. She holds special interests in self-injuring populations as well as those meeting criteria for Borderline Personality Disorder.

    Transitional Care in Institutional Settings: An Integrated Approach for Individuals with Developmental Disabilities

    Tuesday, May 10, 2016

    The Club at Magill Commons, Room 107

    9 a.m. – 3 p.m.


    5 Clinical CEUs

    Residential and institutional settings are often home to children and adults with developmental disabilities and medically complex needs. Individuals in this population will go through many transitions throughout their lifespan. This workshop will be taught from the perspective of a nurse and social worker who work together in this process. Participants will look at models of transitional care; admission to and discharge from institutional living – family involvement and role as part of the team process; admission to and discharge from acute care medical settings – how to prepare clients for tests, procedures or surgeries; considerations for good patient care such as outside groups like DDD, insurance factors, issues related to follow ups, discrimination/misunderstanding of patient population, additional complexities with aging parents and siblings taking over decision making; and, finally, discussion of end of life/palliative care. Presenters will share their extensive knowledge of working together in this system and bring case studies as examples.

    Kelly Haldaman, MSW, LSW,  is a Licensed Social Worker and a School Certified Social Worker. Ms. Haldaman has experience in working in a variety of residential settings with at-risk populations. Her current experiences come as the senior social worker at Matheny Medical and Educational center where she works as a hospital, school and community social worker. Her current interests include transitional care management, sexuality issues, and promoting advocacy in people with multiple disabilities.

    Jeanne Lavelle, RN, BSN, has nursing experience in areas of oncology (Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, NYC) grant supervision (Susan G Komen, NJA) and developmental disabilities (Matheny Medical and Educational Center). In the last four years she has been working in the area of Transition Nursing for I/DD patients, spoken at 2013 CMSANJ care manager NJ state conference “Transitions In Care for Persons with I/DD and Medical Complexity” and at both national and local DDNA conferences on the same topic.

    Social Workers in Private Practice

    Monday, May 16, 2016

    The Club Dining Room at Magill Commons

    9 a.m. – 3 p.m.


    5 CEUs

    This workshop is designed to be an interactive forum based on the considerations of beginning and maintaining a private practice. A successful private practitioner with over 30 years of experience will facilitate topics and brainstorming about salient points in this area. The day will cover, among other topics, why you would want to start a private practice, costs, marketing, safety and personal protection, client care, and clinician care. Participants are encouraged to bring their own experiences, hopes, and questions to the seminar.

    Carolyn Bradley, PhD, LCSW, LCADC,  is an Associate Professor of Social Work at Monmouth University in West Long Branch, NJ. Additionally, she is a practicing clinician with over 30 years experience with a specialization in addiction recovery and a subspecialty in working with L/G/T persons. Dr. Bradley is also a certified clinical supervisor. Her research interests are in gerontology, women, spirituality and recovery.