The Professional Development Program (PDP) at the University of Chicago School of Social Service Administration is distinguished by its quality instruction and substantive exploration of clinical and management practice issues. Grounded in the dynamic interplay of theory, research, and practice, PDP workshops, review courses, and advanced clinical practice programs are intended to inform participants and also to challenge them to integrate new learning into their daily practice. SSA faculty, as well as distinguished guest scholars and practitioners, teach PDP offerings.

The Professional Development Program at SSA is a licensed State of Illinois provider of Continuing Education for social workers (LSW/LCSW), clinical psychologists, marriage and family therapists, and professional counselors (LPC/LCPC). License #s 159.000140, 168.000115, and 268.000004.

Class Schedule

Browse the list of upcoming courses, workshops, and lectures.

Registration

There are two ways to register for our programs:

To view registration policies, please go here. Consult the class schedule for specific tuition costs. SSA alumni, current SSA students, SSA Field Instructors, and certain other groups qualify for tuition discounts.

Special Programs

SSA offers several post-master's programs to prepare for clinical practice or gain specific skills and increase knowledge in three specific domains:

Contact Us

Contact the Professional Development Program

Persons with disabilities who need an accommodation in order to participate in a program should contact the Professional Development Program office at least one week in advance of the event for assistance. 

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Annie Boyd, AM ’16

Annie Boyd, AM ’16

"In each SSA course, I have either learned something more about myself to become a stronger, more knowledgeable, and compassionate advocate and leader. Or, I have learned important skills, tasks, or principles that can build a stronger organization."