Loyola University Chicago

School of Social Work

Continuing Education



The School of Social Work is pleased to offer a selection of timely continuing education opportunities for social workers and other human service workers. The Professional Development Series is a licensed State of Illinois provider of continuing education units. CEU's and Continuing Professional Development Units (CPDUs) must be requested at the time of registration, in order for the proper forms to be completed and are required by Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE). Continuing education units (CEUs) are counted as one unit per hour of instruction. The total number of CPDUs will be indicated on the ISBE 77-21B forms issued.

Update for 2021:

As we are aware, this is a relicensure year. It is important to know that NASW-IL was successful in advocating for waiver of the in-person CEU requirements by IDFPR due to the COVID-19 pandemic. You may now utilize any mixture of in-person, live virtual, or virtual trainings to reach your 30-hour CEU requirement.

For the foreseeable future in 2021, we will be offering exclusively online programming that is relevant to and will enhance your social work practice. 

Introducing the Certificate in Advanced Psychotherapy

The School of Social Work is pleased to introduce the Institute for Advanced Psychotherapy, and its year-long certificate program for licensed practitioners and clinical supervisors. This immersive professional development program provides clinicians the training needed to expand and update clinical skills, enrich care provided to clients, and enhance one’s overall practice. The framework incorporates multiple theoretical disciplines and offers a method of case conceptualization that includes various listening and intervention techniques from a variety of treatment approaches. Comprised of three learning formats (on-site residency [TBD], virtual small-group consultation, and webinars) the program enables participants to continue their daily professional practices while earning this Advanced Psychotherapy Certificate. The certificate program offers 72 hours of Continuing Education credits for psychologists, and approval is in process for the National Association of Social Workers, Illinois Marriage and Family Therapy Licensing and Disciplinary Board, and Kentucky LMFT Board. Learn more about this opportunity here.



For any questions about programming and registration please contact Caroline Gosselin at cgosselin@luc.edu.


Spring 2021 Online Schedule 

The Spring Groupwork Series: Friday, February 19th-Friday, March 26: 3 CEU's per session, 18 CEU's in total.

Power and Oppression and the Therapeutic Process: Friday, April 9: 9:00am-12:00pm CST: 3 CEU's/CPDU's **This course will satisfy your 3 hour Cultural Competency requirement for relicensure**

LSW/LCSW Preparation Course: Thursday, June 24-Saturday, June 26

LSW/LCSW Preparation Course: Groups of 5 or More: Thursday, June 24-Saturday, June 26

  Cancellation Policy:

Participants must cancel prior to five business days of the workshop date in order to receive a refund.