The Orchid and the Dandelion: Why Some Children Struggle and How All Can ThriveFebruary 20Hyde Park
Clinical Supervision: Tending the Professional Self
(Satisfies the clinical supervision requirement for professional counselors)
February 22Northbrook
Mindfulness in Clinical PracticeFebruary 22Northbrook
Attachment-Focused Therapy: Clinical Strategies for Working with Children/Adolescents and Their FamiliesMarch 1Evanston
Skills-Based Interventions for Survivors of Interpersonal and Complex TraumaMarch 1Evanston 
Religious Dimensions of Healthcare Delivery
March 2 & 3Gordon Center for Integrative Science 
Rhoda G. Sarnat Lecture: Understanding Suicide’s Allure: A Professional and Personal PerspectiveMarch 7Hyde Park
Helping the Suicidal Person: Tips and Techniques for ProfessionalsMarch 8Hyde Park
Gender Responsive Approaches to Substance Use TreatmentMarch 15Hyde Park
Social Work License: Preparation Review CourseMarch 8 & 9Hyde Park
An Overview of the Innovative Role of Social Work in the Rapidly Changing World of Genetics in HealthcareMarch 22Downtown
Sharon Salzberg 
Co-Sponsored with Family Action Network (FAN)
April 4Hyde Park
Integrating Spirituality and PsychotherapyApril 5Hyde Park
Making Meetings EffectiveApril 5Hyde Park
Ikuo Yamaguchi Memorial Seminar: Being Muslim: Race, Gender, and Islam in America
(satisfies cultural competence requirement for social workers)
April 16Hyde Park
Carol Gilligan
Co-Sponsored with Chicago Psychoanalytic Society and the Women's Issues Section of the Illinois Psychological Association
April 23Hyde Park
Bridging the Couple Chasm: Gottman Couples Therapy Level 1 CertificationMay 3 & 4Downtown
The Opioid Crisis and Older Adults: Prescription to Addiction (Registration opens soon)
Sponsored by the South Side Healthy Aging Resource Experts (SHARE) Network
May 17Hyde Park


REMINDERThe CE renewal deadline for marriage and family therapists is February 28; the CE renewal deadline for professional counselors is March 31.

SSA graduates receive a 20% discount on all PDP workshops. There is a 20% discount for group registrations (five or more registrations).

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The Professional Development Program at SSA is a licensed State of Illinois provider of continuing education (CE) for social workers, clinical psychologists, marriage and family therapists, and professional counselors. License numbers: 159.000140; 168.000115; 268.000004. It is recommended that professionals review rules for their licensing board prior to registering for a workshop to ensure that the content meets their renewal requirements.