July 31, 2024, is the deadline to apply for CFR’s Fall 2024 Postgraduate Certificate Program cohort in Marriage & Family Therapy and Clergy track. Apply here.

Professional Development

“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

Upcoming Workshops

We offer a 25% discount on all workshops for groups of 5 or more individuals. If you represent a group of 5 or more people, contact Kristine Seitz at kseitz@councilforrelationships.org for more details and to register your group.

September 2024

Council for Relationships CE Workshops for Mental Health Professionals. Jane Fleishman, PhD, MEd, MS, Sexuality Educator. Continuing Ed Workshop. Ain't No Stopping Us Now: The Promises and Pitfalls of Sexuality as We Age. September 12, 2024. Virtual - 3 CEs, APA & AASECT. www.councilforrelationships.org/professional-development." Image features Jane Fleishman smiling with short curly gray hair and glasses against a blue gradient background.

Ain’t No Stopping Us Now​: The Promises and Pitfalls of Sexuality as We Age

Jane Fleishman, PhD, MEd, MS (she/her/hers)
Thursday, September 12, 2024, from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm EST
3 CE Credits – APA & AASECT

Council for Relationships CE Workshops for Mental Health Professionals. Lauren Napolitano, PsyD, Clinical Psychologist. Continuing Ed Workshop. Coercive Control: Why Divorcing a Narcissist Can Be Harder than Staying Married to One. September 20, 2024. Virtual - 3 CEs, APA & AASECT. www.councilforrelationships.org/professional-development." Image features Lauren Napolitano smiling with long straight dark hair against a blue gradient background.

Coercive Control: Why Divorcing a Narcissist Can Be Harder than Staying Married to One

Lauren Napolitano, PsyD (she/her/hers)
Friday, September 20, 2024, from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm EST
3 CE Credits – APA & AASECT

Council for Relationships CE Workshops for Mental Health Professionals. Izzy David Eliette Casey, PhD, and Megan Lederman, MA, LPC. Growth Thru Change. Continuing Ed Workshop. Neurodiversity-Affirming DBT. September 25, 2024. Virtual - 3 CEs, APA & AASECT. www.councilforrelationships.org/professional-development." Image features Izzy David Eliette Casey with a headscarf and glasses, and Megan Lederman with long hair, both smiling against a blue gradient background.

Neurodiversity-Affirming DBT

Ley David Elliette Cray, PhD (she/they) & Megan Lederman, MA, LPC (they/them)
Wednesday, September 25, 2024, from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm EST
3 CE Credits – APA & AASECT

January 2025

Council for Relationships CE Workshops for Mental Health Professionals. Lauren Napolitano, PsyD, Clinical Psychologist. Continuing Ed Workshop. Eating Disorders & Intimate Partner Violence: What Every Clinician Should Know. January 10, 2025. Virtual - 3 CEs, APA & AASECT. www.councilforrelationships.org/professional-development." Image features Lauren Napolitano smiling with long straight dark hair against a blue gradient background.

Eating Disorders and Intimate Partner Violence: What Every Clinician Should Know

Lauren Napolitano, PsyD (she/her/hers)
Friday, January 10, 2025, from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm EST
3 CE Credits – APA & AASECT

February 2025

Council for Relationships CE Workshops for Mental Health Professionals. Lauren Napolitano, PsyD, Clinical Psychologist. Continuing Ed Workshop. Eating Disorders & Intimate Partner Violence: What Every Clinician Should Know. January 10, 2025. Virtual - 3 CEs, APA & AASECT. www.councilforrelationships.org/professional-development." Image features Lauren Napolitano smiling with long straight dark hair against a blue gradient background.

Putting the Brain in Therapy

Jonathan Boylin, PhD (he/him/his)
Tuesday, February 11, 2025, from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm EST
5 CE Credits – APA & AASECT

Intimate Harm: Addressing Abusive Behavior Toward Intimates in Therapeutic Settings

Tony Lapp, LCSW (he/him/his)
Friday, February 21, 2025, from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm EST
3 CE Credits – APA & AASECT

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).

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Workshop Recommendations

CFR strives to provide relevant and stimulating training for mental health professionals and welcomes suggestions for workshop topics and presenters. Please share your recommendations with Kristine Seitz, MEd, MSW, LSW, the professional development manager.

Previous Workshops

2024

January – June

Art Therapy: Seeing Through the Lens of Creativity
Olivia Stuber, MPS, ATR-BC, LPC

Intimate Harm: Addressing Abusive Behavior Toward Intimates in Therapeutic Settings
Sara J. Corse, Ph.D.

Autism & Human Sexuality
Jack Duroc-Danner, MA in Education, CSE, LMT, CEIM

Putting the Brain in Therapy
Dr. Jonathan Baylin, Ph.D.

Group Intervention for Trauma: Harnessing the Power of Community for Healing and Prevention
Dr. Sara J Corse, Ph.D.

Intimate Harm: Addressing Abusive Behavior Toward Intimates in Therapeutic Settings
Tony Lapp, LCSW

Asexual & Aromantic Intimacy
Aubry Lancaster, BA2, CSE

Navigating Disability Biases in the Therapy Room
Kimberley Dobbs, LPC

Black Men and Racial Trauma: Impacts, Disparities, and Interventions
Yamonte Cooper, ED.D., LPCC, NCC, CST-T

Working with Consensually Non-Monogamous Clients
Kyle J. Schultz, Psy.D, M.Ed.

Beyond Family Sculpting: The Benefits of Integrating Play into Your Work with Families
Madeline E. Hoch, LMFT

2023

July – December

Don’t Make Me Go to a Group! Unleashing the Power of Mutual Support
Sara J. Corse, Ph.D.

Suicide Prevention & Ethics
Yesenia Marroquin, Ph.D. & Adam Goodman, J.D., LMFT

Colonization of Black Sexualities – 2023-2024 Sex Therapy Series
Anne Mauro, LMFT, DHS, CSE, CST-S

Supporting Gender Diverse Children & Adolescents
Samantha King, MSW, MEd

Sexuality & Substance Abuse
Carol L. Clark, PhD, LMHC, CST, CAP (she/her)

Would`ve, Could`ve, Should`ve: Reflecting on Age Gap, Power, and IPV in Adolescent Relationships
Kristine Seitz, MEd, MSW, LSW (she/her)

January – June

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)

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)

2022

July – December

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)

Ethical Considerations for Navigating Values Differences with Clients

Intimate Harm: Addressing Abusive Behavior Toward Intimates in Therapeutic Settings
Presented by Tony Lapp, LCSW, Executive Director of Courdea

Suicide Risk Assessment
Maura Dunfey, DO (She/Her)

Unpack Your Whorephobia! Supporting Sex Workers As Therapeutic Praxis – APA and AASECT
Kailey Posterick, MEd, LPC (she/hers)

Common Sexual Concerns Impacting AFAB (Assigned Female at Birth) People with Vulvas – AASECT & APA
Mia Fine, PhD, LMFT, CST, CSE (They/She)

F Sexual Shame!  Building Sexual Confidence and Confronting Sexual Shame – APA & AASECT
Jackie Golob, MS, LPCC (She/Hers)

Families in Tranisition
Michele Southworth, JD, LMFT (She/Her) and Priscilla Singleton, MSW, LMFT, LCSW (She/Her)

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.