Community Mental Health Care for Young Black WomenOctober 11Hyde Park
The Ethics of Caregiving in an Increasingly Complex Health SystemOctober 11Evanston
Of Mice and Metaphors:  Therapeutic Storytelling with ChildrenOctober 11Evanston
Ethics and Cultural Competence in Clinical PracticeOctober 18Hyde Park
Motivational Interviewing With Difficult-to-Engage ClientsOctober 18Hyde Park
Clinical Supervision: Tending the Professional SelfOctober 25Evanston
Bridging the Couple Chasm: Gottman Couples Therapy Level 1 CertificationOctober 25-26Evanston
Attachment-Focused Therapy: Clinical Strategies for Working With Children/Adolescents and Their FamiliesNovember 1Downtown Chicago
Strategic Planning for Nonprofit OrganizationsNovember 1Downtown Chicago
Fulfilling Social Work Duties: Preventing MalpracticeNovember 8Hyde Park
The Lawrence Champan Memorial Seminar
Working With Veterans of the US Armed Services: Cultural Competency and Clinical Intervention
November 8Hyde Park
Managing the Clinical Organization:
Balancing Clinical and Business Considerations in a Social Services Environment
 November 13 Downtown Chicago
Anti-Bias Approaches for Minority Clinicians Who Experience Prejudice From Clients in Their CareNovember 15Hyde Park
Donald W. Winnicott and Contemporary PsychotherapyNovember 22Hyde Park
The Trauma Informed WorkplaceNovember 22Hyde Park
Social Work License Review CourseDecember 6 & 7Hyde Park


Additional Programs

Advancing Muslim American Health PrioritiesOctober 18-20Hyde Park


SSA offers two post-master’s programs to enhance knowledge and build practical skills in three specific domains. While the application process has closed, please contact our office directly if you meet the eligibility requirements and are interested in participating. Each fellowship takes place two Friday mornings a month from October 2019 through May 2020 and are held at SSA. Visit the following webpages for details, application forms, and admission requirements.

The Advanced Psychodynamic Fellowship in Clinical Practice

The Advanced Psychodynamic Fellowship in Clinical Practice has been developed for mental health professionals who seek to deepen their understanding of contemporary psychodynamic thought and apply comparative perspectives in clinical practice.

We integrate theories and personal elements through presentation of clinical work in ongoing case consultations. The clinical case consultations provide participants with the opportunity to integrate theoretical and clinical concepts into their psychotherapeutic practices.

The Contextual Behavior Therapy Fellowship Program

This program provides mental health professionals who have begun to work with ACT and DBT with a forum in which they can further expand their grasp of third-wave behavioral approaches to facilitate meaningful change within a radically accepting therapist-client partnership. The focus of sessions will alternate between lectures and case application. Case application sessions include opportunities for participants to present cases, formulate targets of treatment, identify ways of intervening, and to participate in experiential exercises and real plays.

REMINDERSSA 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.