Professional Development Events & Workshops

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Tinton Falls

How to Find Balance in Our Stressful Lives

FREE introductory talk about Jon Kabat-Zinn's Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction. This event is open to all caregivers, care receivers, and health care professionals.


Introduction to Sand Play Therapy

This Series is a three-day, intensive exploration of  Sand Play. Clinicians will learn the theoretical background of Sand Play Therapy, including: Erikson’s Developmental Tasks as applied to Sand Play, basic Jungian concepts (psyche, self, ego, individuation, collective unconscious), stages of Sand Play Development (Kalff and Neumann), Play Therapy applications (directive and non-directive) and the basic tenets of Family Sand Play Therapy (with a special focus on Lois Carey’s work).


Half-Day Computer Skills Classes

At Rutgers OCPE, we offer Microsoft Office training for all skill levels. In addition to our popular Excel training classes, we also offer instruction in Access, PowerPoint, Word, Outlook, and Visio.

Responding to Trauma: The Role of K-12 Schools

One out of every four children attending school has been exposed to a traumatic event, which has lifelong consequences for their well-being and educational outcomes. Educators and school staff work daily with these children; equipping them with the knowledge and skills to respond should be a priority for school and district leaders, as well as school mental health professionals.


Spring 2018 Partial Care Pre-Vocational Training

The Career Connection Employment Resource Institute and the Integrated Employment Institute (Rutgers), have jointly developed curriculum that meets the staff training recommendations set forth in the NJ regulations for partial care settings, as they pertain to the delivery of pre-vocational services. Providers working in partial care should attend these sessions. 


Hackensack Meridian Health 2018 Psychiatry Grand Rounds

Wednesdays, 8:30-10am - Jersey Shore University Medical Center, Lance Auditorium or Brennan 104/105 There is no registration fee for this program. Advanced registration is encouraged. To register, please email or call the Department of Psychiatry at 732-776-4930. Coffee will be served. Lectures are subject to cancellation.



Drexel University’s Master’s and Graduate Certificate programs in Applied Behavior Analysis prepare you to better meet the needs of the growing population of persons with Autism Spectrum Disorders. 

These evidence-based programs are designed for working professionals, including special education teachers, school psychologists, and social workers. 

Toms River

Ocean County College: Addiction Counseling Classes – Weekend College (Saturday)

Do you consider yourself too busy to get your college degree? Think again! With Ocean County College's new Weekend College you can earn an associate degree in Business Administration in just 16 months by taking classes on the weekend! Students requiring developmental coursework or transferring credit receive customized advising.

Weekend classes are offered in other subjects as well. Addictions Counseling is now being offered this Fall semester on Saturday mornings!

NJ Center for Tourette Syndrome Wednesday Webinars

See a topic that interests you? Do you have a question on a topic?  Do you want to see a topic covered in 2017?  Check out our webinar sign up page to request at topic.

Various locations

POAC Autism Services Trainings

POAC offers a multitude of training opportunities throughout the state of New Jersey.  Our workshops are available in full day sessions, half day sessions, evening sessions, and can be packaged as a full series.  They are run in locations throughout the state during the week and on weekends in an effort to meet the varied scheduling requirements of anyone involved with teaching and caring for those with autism.  All workshops have applications for a variety of developmental disabilities across varied environments.     

Various locations

Family Support Center of NJ Training Schedule

The Family Support Center of NJ training department conducts interactive sessions intended to assist families of children with developmental disabilities targeting different age ranges in order to address unique needs. For professionals, trainings are provided across various disability specific areas of interest, including; education, employment and other professional development areas. Within each of the training sessions, attendees are exposed to appropriate advocacy strategies and are encouraged to develop a person centered approach towards planning and services.

Rutgers Social Work Continuing Education Program

The Office of Continuing Education is the largest university-based program of its kind in the nation.

Serving social workers and human service professionals for over 40 years

400+ programs annaully

12 certificate programs

Dynamic, expert instructors