Upcoming Programs

Registration Open for September 2020 Programs! 

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
Monday, September 14 - Friday, September 18
9:30am - 12:30pm Each Day CST (LIVE/synchronous training)
15 CEUs
$335 Introductory Pricing: $300
Space is limited; early registration is encouraged
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is a cognitive behavioral therapy shown to be effective with persons who struggle with affective dysregulation. This comprehensive treatment aims at lifestyle transformation, rather than simply reducing self-defeating, even self-destructive behaviors. Throughout the sessions the instructor will use various strategies including didactic presentations and realplays to enhance learning the various tenets of DBT. 
Class size is limited; early registration is encouraged.

Coaching, Mentoring, and Supporting Employees Remotely
September 16, 2020
12:00-1:30pm CST (LIVE/synchronous training)
1.5 CEUs
$45 Introductory Pricing: $30
Remote supervision can present some surprising opportunities for supporting, mentoring, and coaching your staff. In this 90-minute Zoom session, you will learn ways one can differentiate supervisee support, mentoring, and coaching as distinct activities under the larger umbrella of enhancing engagement. The session will include instructor lecture, one or two brief video clips, and an interactive component that will be built around case studies. 
Class size is limited; early registration is encouraged

Ethics and Risk Management in Online and Distance Behavioral Health: Best Practices
September 24, 2020
9:30am-12:30pm CST (LIVE/synchronous training)
3 CEUs (This webinar satisfies the State of Illinois Ethics requirement for clinical pyschologists and social workers)
$75 Introductory Pricing $60
Online and distance behavioral health has come of age. It is important to adopt best practices to provide remote services ethically. This webinar will provide a state-of-the-art overview of prevailing standards in behavioral health. Dr. Reamer will discuss recent technology-related updates to relevant codes of ethics; new technology-related practice standards; and relevant laws. He will discuss potential benefits and risks of online and distance behavioral health services, and present practical strategies to protect clients and prevent licensing board complaints and litigation.
Register HERE

At PDP we strive to make learning experiences as accessible as possible. If you anticipate or experience barriers based on disability, you are welcome to contact our office so that we can discuss options: or (773) 702-9700

The Professional Development Program Remembers John R. Lewis

On May 10, 2017 SSA had the honor of hosting US Representative John Lewis and author Andrew Aydin to discuss their graphic novel series, March, which provides a first-hand account of John Lewis' lifelong struggle for civil and human rights. A recording of their talk can be found HERE.

We encourage you to honor Rep. Lewis and VOTE! Learn more HERE

"Democracy is not a state. It is an act, and each generation must do its part to help build what we called the Beloved Community, a nation and world society at peace with itself. Ordinary people with extraordinary vision can redeem the soul of America by getting in what I call good trouble, necessary trouble. Voting and participating in the democratic process are key. The vote is the most powerful nonviolent change agent you have in a democratic society. You must use it because it is not guaranteed. You can lose it." - J. Lewis, NY Times Op-Ed July 30, 2020


Past Webinars

Recordings of past webinars hosted by PDP can be found here.

SSA Online Learning

Additional online programming hosted by SSA can be found here

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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.