Continuing Education

Explore a new practice area or method in social work. Get the latest in applied practice information. Network with fellow alumni and SLU faculty.

Saint Louis University's social work continuing education courses are informed by current research and best practices in the field. Our instructors are leading practitioners and faculty members at SLU's School of Social Work who bring a wealth of professional and instructional experience to the workshops.


SLU’s School of Social Work is approved to offer continuing education provider by the Missouri Division of Professional Registration Committee for Social Workers. The program supports ongoing professional growth and development, and enables practitioners to meet licensure renewal requirements.

All workshops are open to licensed social workers of all levels, practicing in both clinical and macro roles.

 To register for a class:

  1. Click the "Register and Pay Online" button.
  2. Select the workshop you would like attend
  3. Follow directions for payment options

Register and Pay Online

Unless otherwise noted, courses are held at: Il Monastero, 3050 Olive Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63101

Please contact Karen Bolinger at or 314-977-2724 with questions.

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2017 Courses

Brief Family Therapy Approaches in Practice with Children and Youth - 6/30

Shannon Cooper-Sadlo, Ph.D., LCSW

CLOSED - This session is now closed for registration.

This session will provide an overview of evidence-based brief family therapy approaches in integrated behavioral health settings with children and youth that experience co-occurring health and behavioral health issues, including mental illnesses, substance use disorders, trauma and behavioral disorders.

6 CEHs

 June 30, 2017
9 a.m.-4 p.m.

How to have Difficult Conversations: From Diagnosis to Death - 9/14

Beth Barrett, M.S.W., LCSW, CT

This workshop will focus on how social workers can facilitate the different types of conversations encountered when working with clients diagnosed with chronic or life threatening illnesses.

3 CEHs

Sept. 14, 2017
1 p.m -4 p.m. 

Professional Boundaries and Ethical Decision Making- Ethics CE for Licensure - 9/14

Cara L. Wallace, Ph.D.

This  session will review the Social Work Code of Ethics and discuss how it pertains to common challenges social workers face related to professional boundaries.

3 CEHs for Ethics

Sept. 14, 2017
9 a.m.-12 p.m. 

Supervision Skills Refresher Meets License Board Requirement - 10/20

Pamela J. Huggins, ACSW, LCSW

This advanced “refresher” course is designed to be taken by the supervisor who has already completed a 16-hour supervision course,is supervising licensees and who must take a three-hour renewal course each license cycle to continue as a “qualified supervisor for licensure” in Missouri.

3 CEHs

Oct. 20, 2017
9 a.m-12 p.m.

Personality Disorders: Assessment and Intervention - 11/10

Shannon Cooper-Sadlo, Ph.D., LCSW

This session will provide an overview of the prominent personality disorders, including borderline, antisocial, narcissistic, obsessive compulsive and dependent. Participants will be introduced to the symptoms, etiology and common co-occurring issues that are experienced in clinical practice.

6 CEHs

Nov. 10, 2017
9 a.m-4 p.m.