Social Work License Preparation Review CourseJuly 19 & 20Hyde Park
The Transition from Clinician to Manager (Early Bird Discount Through July 8)July 19 & July 26Hyde Park
Understanding Dying, Death, and End-of-Life CareJuly 26Hyde Park





Workshops will take place from September 27 through November 22. The full schedule will be posted to this webpage soon. To be added to our email and mailing list, contact us at:


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.