Professional Development

CFR is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to sponsor continuing education for psychologists and other mental health professionals whose state licensing boards recognize CE credit provided by APA-approved sponsors.*

CFR is an approved provider with the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists (AASECT).

Upcoming Workshops

The Womyn of the Stonewall Generation: Queering the Lens on Sex and Aging – APA & AASECT

Jane Fleishman, PhD, MEd, MS (she/her)
James C. Wadley, MBA, Ph.D, L.P.C., ACS, NCC, IMHF, CST-S (he/his)

Thursday, January 26, 2023, from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm EST
3 APA and AASECT credits

The Psychology of Christian Nationalism: Why People Are Drawn in and How to Talk across the Divide

The Rev. Pamela Cooper-White, PhD, LCPC (she/her)

Thursday, February 23, 2023, from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm EST
2 CE Credits

Members of the clergy will be able to attend at a discounted rate.  Contact The Rev. Dr. Dolores E. Littleton, LMFT to receive the coupon code.

Ethical Considerations for Navigating Values Differences with Clients

Thursday, February 23, 2023, from 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm EST
3 CE Credits

Intimate Harm: Addressing Abusive Behavior Toward Intimates in Therapeutic Settings

Presented by Tony Lapp, LCSW, Executive Director of Courdea

Friday, February 24, 2023, from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm EST
3 CE Credits

Supporting Clients with Dual Diagnosis: Maintaining a Clinical Focus

Rashida Zayed Henry, MA, NCC, LPC (she/her)

Friday, February 24, 2023, from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm EST
3 CE Credits

Unpack Your Whorephobia! Supporting Sex Workers As Therapeutic Praxis – APA and AASECT

Kailey Posterick, MEd, LPCA (she/hers)

Thursday, March 9, 2023, from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm EST
3 CE Credits

Common Sexual Concerns Impacting AFAB (Assigned Female at Birth) People with Vulvas – AASECT & APA

Mia Fine, PhD, LMFT, CST, CSE (They/She)

Friday, March 24, 2023, from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm ET
3 APA and AASECT credits

F Sexual Shame!  Building Sexual Confidence and Confronting Sexual Shame – APA & AASECT

Jackie Golob, MS, LPCC (She/Hers)

Thursday, April 27, 2023, from 01:00 PM EDT – 04:00 PM EDT
3 APA and AASECT credits

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Workshop Recommendations

CFR strives to provide relevant and stimulating training for mental health professionals and is open to suggestions for workshop topics and presenters. Share your recommendations with Professional Development Manager, Kristine Seitz, MEd, MSW, LSW.

Previous Sessions

Sex and Disability: Using the Social Model, LGBTQIA+ Affirmative Therapy, and Sex Therapy for Gender Minorities with Disabilities
Lee Phillips, EdD, LICSW, LCSW-C, LCSW, CSAC, CST, CSCTT (he/they)

Clinical Collaboration with Psychiatry
Jane Summers, MD (she/her)

Suicide Prevention & Ethics
Youth Suicide and COVID-19: Prevalence, Assessment, and Care Planning
Yesenia A. Marroquin, PhD (she/her)
Ethical Considerations for Navigating Values Differences with Clients
Alexis W. V. Bové, MS, JD, LMFT (she/her)

Introduction to Disability Inclusion for Therapists
Sarah Clark, LMFT, LMHC, CRC, CVRT (she/her)

Sex after Loss: Reclaiming an Intimate Space After Perinatal Death
Dvora Entin, LCSW, PMH-C (she/her)

Systemic Approaches to Supporting Families in This Moment
Laurel Roe, MSCHR, LMFT (she/her)

From Mammy to Megan: Anti-Black Sexual Tropes and the Nuances of Fetishism and Objectification for Sex Positive Professionals
Shanae Adams, PhD(c) LPC, NCC, CIGT (she/they)

“I’ve been going to the Council for my CEUs and the topics are always relevant, informative, thought provoking, and they really help me feel grounded in the advances in clinical work. I thoroughly enjoy the 30 hours I spend there every two years!”

Kehindi Solanke

Director of Clinical Management, Community Behavioral Health, City of Philadelphia

Attendance Policy

In order to receive APA credits, attendance must be verified at the end of a workshop. Failure to do so within the designated time will result in a $25 fee to receive your certificate at a later date.

Our workshops are intimate and active participation is expected. All attendees should keep their camera on for the duration of the workshop. If you have questions or require accommodations, please contact Professional Development Manager, Kristine Seitz, MEd, MSW, LSW.

Refund Policy

A full refund and/or credit towards a future workshop or conference is available up to one week prior to the scheduled date of the training, subject to a $10 administrative fee.

All online workshops are currently synchronous and require attendance at the scheduled date and time. Individuals who register for an online workshop and are unable to attend may request a refund or credit towards a future workshop within the previously stated timeframe.

Council for Relationships reserves the right to refuse any refund requests outside of the specified time period.

Please forward any refund requests, including your full information, to Professional Development Manager, Kristine Seitz, MEd, MSW, LSW.

*The following entities accept continuing education credits provided by APA-approved sponsors: the Pennsylvania State Board of Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists, and Professional Counselors; the New Jersey State Board of Marriage and Family Examiners; the Delaware State Board of Professional Counselors of Mental Health and Chemical Dependency Professionals; the Delaware State Board of Social Work Examiners. Clinicians licensed in other states should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval.