Winter and Spring programs begin March 2, 2018. Registration opens January 29.

Strengthening the Social Worker's Political Voice and Influence Against the Rise of Overt RacismHyde ParkSaturday, February 17
Sandtray Therapy and Other Play Therapy TechniquesNorthbrookFriday, March 2
Skills-Based Interventions for Survivors of Interpersonal and Complex TraumaNorthbrookFriday, March 2
Embracing Our Clients' Healthy Strivings: A View From Self PsychologyEvanstonFriday, March 9
Integrating Motivational Interviewing and Logo Therapy to Help Clients ChangeEvanstonFriday, March 9
Mindfulness in Clinical PracticeOak BrookFriday, March 16
Psychotherapy With Black WomenOak BrookFriday, March 16
Bridging the Couple Chasm: Gottman Couples Therapy Level I TrainingHyde ParkFriday, April 13 & Saturday, April 14
Clinical Supervision: Tending the Professional SelfHyde ParkFriday, April 13
Social Work License: Preparation Review CourseHyde ParkFriday, April 13 & Saturday, April 14
Mandated Reporting in Clinical PracticeDowntown ChicagoFriday, April 20
Making Meetings EffectiveDowntown ChicagoFriday, April 20
Using Data Visualization to Boost Your Organization's FundraisingHyde ParkFriday, May 11
Managing the Opioid Crisis: Substance Use Treatment in the FQHCEvanstonFriday, May 18
Working With Emotion and Attachment: An Introduction to Emotionally Focused Couple TherapyEvanstonFriday, May 18


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.

SSA graduates receive a 20% discount on all PDP workshops, and current SSA students receive a 50% discount. There is a 20% discount for group registrations (five or more registrations).

Post-Master's Clinical Training Programs

SSA offers three post-master's programs to enhance knowledge and build practical skills in three specific domains. Class sizes are limited. All classes take place at SSA. The application process for 2017-2018 has closed. Applications for the 2018-2019 programs are being accepted now. Please contact our office with questions. 

Advanced Psychodynamic Fellowship in Clinical Practice 

Contextual Behavioral Therapy Fellowship Program 

Social Work Practice with Older Adults Program