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.

Extending the Holding Environment from Our Home to Theirs: Ethical Considerations in Teletherapy
Karen L. Smith MSS, LCSW
Thursday, September 24, 2020 - 9:00 am to 12:00 pm | 3 CE Credits | Meets ethics CE requirement
Details & Registration
Psychopharmacology for the Non-Medical Mental Health Professional
Joel Horwitz, PhD
Thursday, October 22, 2020 - 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm | 3 CE Credits*

Details & Registration
Meeting the Challenge of Ongoing Trauma
Cynthia Chestnut, PhD &
Bea Hollander-Goldfein, PhD, LMFT
Thursday, October 29, 2020 - 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm | 3 CE Credits

Details & Registration

Clinical Assessment and Management of Suicide Risk in a Virtual World
Terri Erbacher, PhD
Thursday, November 5, 2020 - 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm | 3 CE Credits | Meets suicide prevention CE requirement

Details & Registration

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
Details & Registration

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

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
Sexual Attitude Reassessment I (SAR I)
Alishia Kalos, PsyD, CST & Thomas Wood, LCSW, PhD, CST
Wednesday, December 2, 2020 - 9:00 am to 3:00 pm | 5 CE Credits*

*AASECT-approved CE credits available
Details and Registration

Race, Racism, and Racial Justice: Recommendations for Anti-Racist Actions in Mental Healthcare
Ann Colley, LMFT, MDiv, MBA
Thursday, December 10, 2020 - 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm | 3 CE Credits

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