Professional Development

Council for Relationships offers continuing education (CE) workshops throughout the year for mental health professionals including psychologists, counselors, social workers, marriage and family therapists, sex therapists, and clergy in the Greater Philadelphia region.

All of our workshops are being held online via Zoom Videoconferencing until further notice.

  • We are 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.*
  • We are also an approved provider with the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT).

The licensure deadline for LPCs, LMFTs, and Social Workers is fast approaching. Earn your CE Credits with Council this Fall!

*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.

Brain-Based Therapy: A Three-Part Workshop Series on Interpersonal Neurobiology and Brain-Informed Treatment
Jonathan Baylin, PhD

Part 1: Putting the Brain in Therapy
Tuesday, December 1, 2020 - 9:00 am to 3:00 pm (1-hour lunch break) | 5 CE Credits

Part 2: Brain-Based Parenting
Tuesday, January 12, 2021 - 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm | 3 CE Credits

Part 3: Slow and Curious: Brain-Based Work with Couples and Individuals
Tuesday, February 9, 2021 - 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm | 3 CE Credits
Details & Registration
Elephants in My Therapy: Racial Literacy for Negotiating Racial Stress in Therapeutic Relationships
Howard C. Stevenson, PhD
Friday, January 22, 2021 - 9:00 am to 12:00 pm | 3 CE Credits
Details & Registration
Money Talks: Fees, Slides, and Cancellation Ethics
Karen L. Smith, MSS, LCSW
Thursday, January 28, 2021 - 9:00 am to 12:00 pm | 3 CE Credits*
*Meets ethics CE requirement
Details & Registration
Trauma Expertise in Clinical Practice: Towards an Integrated Model of Understanding Trauma Treatment
Bea Hollander-Goldfein, PhD, LMFT & Frani Pollack, PhD, LCSW
Tuesday, February 16, 2021 - 9:00 am to 3:00 pm | 5 CE Credits
Details & Registration
Integrating the Torn Pieces: Suicide Bereavement, Postvention Care, and the Healing Power of Creative Expression
Jill Harrington, DSW, LCSW & Sharon Strouse, MA, ATR-BC, LCPAT
Friday, February 19, 2021 - 9:00 am to 3:30 pm | 5 CE Credits*
*Meets suicide prevention CE requirement
Details & Registration
The Color of Love: Understanding Colorism and Relationships
Kamilah Marie Woodson, PhD
Tuesday, February 23, 2021 - 9:00 am to 12:00 pm | 3 CE Credits*
*Meets AASECT requirements
Details & Registration
Lessons from the Oldest Profession in the World: Integrating Sex Workers’ Wisdom into Sex Therapy, Sex Education, and Our Collective Culture
Angie Gunn, LCSW, CST
Tuesday, March 9, 2021 - 1:00 9m to 4:00 pm | 3 CE Credits*
*Meets AASECT requirements
Details & Registration
Working with Clients with Eating Disorders: An Assessment and Treatment Overview
Fran Gerstein, LCSW, MSW, BCD
Thursday, March 25, 2021 - 9:00 am to 12:00 pm | 3 CE Credits*
*Meets AASECT requirements
Details & Registration
Why Core Emotions Matter: How Imbalances in The Ancient Emotional Brain Contribute to Sexual (And Affective) Disorders
Nan Wise, PhD, LCSW, MSW, MA, CST
Tuesday, April 6, 2021 - 9:00 am to 1:00 pm | 4 CE Credits*
*Meets AASECT requirements
Details & Registration

Presenter Inquiry

Do you have experience providing trainings that are informative, stimulating, and relevant to post-doctoral psychologists and other licensed mental health professionals? Are you looking for opportunities to share your knowledge and expertise with a broad and diverse professional network? If so, we’d love to hear from you!

Please send an email inquiry to Anneliese Sorrentino, Professional Development Manager, at In your email, please include the following details:

  • Name and credentials
  • Contact information (email, phone)
  • Proposed topic(s)
  • A copy of your CV demonstrating your relevant experience and expertise