Fall 2017 Programs 

Registration Open

Social Work License: Preparation Review Course Hyde Park September 15 & 16
Motivation for Behavioral ChangeHyde ParkSeptember 15
Working with Challenging and High-Risk Adolescents: An Individualized Family Therapy ApproachHyde ParkSeptember 15
Beyond Show and Tell: Connecting with Funders for a Meaningful Site VisitHyde ParkOctober 6
Cultural Humility: An Integrated Framework for Serving Highly Vulnerable Populations (meets cultural competence requirement)
Hyde ParkOctober 6
Essential Tools for Field InstructionHyde ParkOctober 6
 Motivational Interviewing with Difficult-to-Engage Clients (CADC credits applied through ICB)Hyde Park October 13
Donald W. Winnicott and Contemporary PsychotherapyHyde ParkOctober 13
AMP the Base: SSA's Impact ConferenceHyde ParkOctober 20 & 21
Confidentiality and Mandated Reporting in Clinical Practice (meets ethics requirement)Hyde ParkOctober 27
Negotiation and Decision-Making: Building Skills to Improve Your OutcomesHyde ParkOctober 27
Attachment-Focused Therapy: Clinical Strategies for Working with Children, Adolescents, and Their FamiliesDowntown ChicagoNovember 3
Bridging the Couple Chasm: Gottman Level 1 Training (NEW DATE AND LOCATION)Downtown Chicago November 3 & 4
Obsessions and Reflections: Understanding and Treating Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder and Body Dysmorphic DisorderDowntown ChicagoNovember 3
Clinical Supervision: Tending the Professional Self (meets supervision requirement)EvanstonNovember 10
Leading with Compassion and Creativity: Communication Skills for Fostering Emotional Safety and Personal Growth in the WorkplaceEvanstonNovember 10
Man to Man: Male Therapists/Male ClientsEvanstonNovember 10
Integrating Psychotherapy and Spirituality: A Focus on Ethics and Cultural Competence (meets ethics and cultural competence requirement)Oak BrookNovember 17
Safe and Effective Treatment of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in AdultsOak BrookNovember 17
Mindfulness and its Application in the Practice and Personal Experience of Mental Health Service ProvidersHyde ParkDecember 8


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.

The LSW/LCSW renewal period ends Thursday, November 30, 2017. 

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