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    Continuing Education for Social Workers

    A Division of the Office of Field and Professional Education

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    Megan E. Cittadino

    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.


    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.


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    Programs for Spring 2017

    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.

  • 7  Keys to Handling Child Sexual Abuse Disclosure -  Thursday, May 25, 2017

    8  Clinical Supervision -  Mondays, June 5, 12, and 19, 2017

    9  Using DBT and Loving Kindness Skills for Patients with Addictions and Other Self-Harming Behaviors -  Tuesday, June 06, 2017

    10  Life Coaching & Psychotherapeutic Practice -  Thursday, June 15, 2017

    11  Energetic Solutions -  Thursday, June 22, 2017

  • Keys to Handling Child Sexual Abuse Disclosure

    Thursday, May 25, 2017

    Rebecca Stafford Student Center, Carol Affilitto Conference Room

    9 a.m. – 3 p.m.


    5 Clinical CEUs

    In our effort to be good social workers, create a safe space and have an open dialog with the children we work with in schools, addictions, hospital, and community based settings we may find ourselves engaged in difficult conversations where sexual abuse is disclosed. This experiential workshop will cover crucial factors in handling a disclosure and challenge your level of comfort necessary to become that trusted “tell able person.” The focus will be on understanding the victim/survivor perspective.

    Linda Fischer Hopkins, MSW, LCSW, ACSW,  was previously employed by Ocean Township and the Family Growth Program (Catholic Charities) when they administered the Monmouth County Sexual Abuse Treatment and Prevention Program as a Sexual Abuse Prevention Educator and group facilitator. She is also the prior chairperson of the Monmouth County Sexual Abuse Coalition and active participant on the Prosecutor's Task Force on Sexual Abuse and its initiative "It Happens to Boys Too.”

    Clinical Supervision

    Mondays, June 5, 12, and 19, 2017

    Bey Hall, Room 129

    9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (30 minute assignment completed independently satisfies all 20 hours of post-graduate coursework)


    20 Clinical CEUs including 5 Ethics and 3 Cultural Competence CEUs

    Interested in supervising colleagues on the path to their LCSW? This interactive workshop satisfies 20 hours of continuing education credits of post-graduate course-work related to supervision. In it you will learn the responsibilities of being a clinical supervisor, identify your supervisory strengths, and explore the complex dynamics of the supervisory relationship. Special attention will be paid to adhering to ethical and culturally competent practice. You must be present for each day of the workshop to receive credit. You may take this course prior to having your LCSW.

    Scottie Urmey, LCSW, TEP,  is a licensed clinical social worker, board certified psychodramatist, and approved clinical supervisor for social workers and counselors seeking advanced licensure in NJ. Scottie’s clinical work with adults, children, and families includes inpatient, outpatient, IOP, partial hospital, community based, and private practice settings. She received her Bachelors of Science in Psychology from Saint Peters University and her Masters in Social Work from Monmouth University (’07). Scottie received the 2014 Alumni of the Year Award from Monmouth University School of Social Work and the 2014 Volunteer Award from the Mental Health Association of Monmouth County for contributions made post-Super storm Sandy. Scottie is a passionate educator and trainer, regularly presenting workshops locally and nationally and forming Psychodrama New Jersey, LLC as an institute of education as well as psychotherapy. Topics of particular interest include; clinical applications of psychodrama, clinical supervision, professional self-care & sustainability, professional ethics, clinical applications of mindfulness and environmental justice.

    Using DBT and Loving Kindness Skills for Patients with Addictions and Other Self-Harming Behaviors

    Tuesday, June 06, 2017

    The Club Dining Room at Magill Commons

    9 a.m. – 3 p.m.


    5 Clinical CEUs

    Working with High Risk patients can be an exhausting and overwhelming process even for the most skilled clinician. These patients require complex and multi-level treatments. This workshop will review assessment and treatment planning to ensure appropriate levels of care and will explore the use of DBT Coping Skills, especially Mindfulness, along with Loving Kindness techniques and meditation. Along with psychotherapy and other modalities, therapists will be able to teach patients coping skills to self-manage High Risk Symptoms which will increase patient safety and resilience while enhancing self-care and positive wellbeing.

    Rosemary Ravelo, LCSW,  has more than 30 years of social work practice in New York and New Jersey. She has worked in child abuse treatment, family therapy with abusive families, child welfare, addiction treatment, and hospital and school social work. She is currently Director of Social Work Services and Case management for Princeton House inpatient psychiatric hospital working with psychiatric, dual diagnosed and detox patients. Her private practice focuses on wellness management, trauma and mindfulness.

    Life Coaching & Psychotherapeutic Practice

    Thursday, June 15, 2017

    The Club Dining Room at Magill Commons

    9 a.m. – 3 p.m.


    5 Clinical CEUs

    We all know that social workers have a multitude of skills that are transferable to a wide variety of settings. Why not life coaching? Social workers inherently have the knowledge to help clients cope with challenges and achievement, the practice of life coaching can be a logical career move. Life coaching focuses on helping others achieve their personal best. The goal is to create ease, enhance power and develop abundance. This workshop will discuss the essence of lifestyle design as the wealth of effective and creative tools that empower clients to transform their lives, situations, and outcomes. Lifestyle design is essential to guiding clients toward clarity, enlightenment, and inspiration to create their ideal life.

    Bailey Frumen, MSW, LCSW,  helps women break free from stress and boredom to create their ideal life. In 2012, after being physiologically and emotionally burnt out from living life like a “You Should” checklist, Bailey decided to break free and finally create a life that she adored. From the inspiration of her journey to rebuild her health and reconnect with her life, she created Life Love Roadmap.

    Energetic Solutions

    Thursday, June 22, 2017

    McAllan Hall Room 328

    9 a.m. – 3 p.m.


    5 Clinical CEUs

    Everything, from how we feel to the food we eat and places we go, has energy. But not all energy is created equal - from amount (high vs. low) to quality (positive vs. negative), energy varies in highly impactful ways. This workshop will give you a better understanding of energy, its sources, and how it affects us and those around us. You will practice using tools to help yourself and your clients access and keep positive energy. Often people focus on, and get stuck in, what they don’t want- utilizing activities helps to reframe thinking around wants and encourages the prioritizing of goals. Additionally, you will learn simple techniques for protection against absorbing and internalizing negative energy.

    Debbie McCann-Call, MSW, LCSW,  received her Bachelors of Arts and Masters of Social Work from Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey. In addition, she has training in such areas as Clinical Hypnosis, Mindfulness, Pranic Healing, Integrative Eye Movement therapy, just to name a few. She has worked with clients of all ages. Debbie currently has a private practice in Middletown, NJ, supervises LSWs and teaches workshops. Debbie began her training in Pranic Healing back in 1998. She has found it to be invaluable with clients as well as in self-care. Debbie facilitates free meditations in Red Bank and other locations. Debbie was on the Board of NASW-NJ for 5 years and is currently the Chair of the Monmouth/Ocean Unit.