Continuing Education

The Kent School Continuing Education program is dedicated to assisting social workers in meeting their professional development needs, maintaining and improving professional competence. We strive to provide trainings that are innovative, engaging and in line with the Kent School’s mission of addressing complex social problems through education, research and service to create a just and better world. Our continuing education program demonstrates to the community, prospective students and alumni, our commitment to them, not only inside the classroom but once they are out in the field. In becoming one of the top research social work programs in the country, we provide tools to support your practice in addressing societies most difficult problems.

Click here for the CEU Workshop Schedule.

All CEU Workshops are approved by the Kentucky Board of Social Work and The Indiana Behavioral Health and Human Services Licensing Board.

We strive to meet career demands and promote exploration of new careers in social work. This spring we will provide expertise in the following areas:

    • Webinar- Financial Navigation for Patients in the Oncology Setting: Moving Beyond the Basics
    • Intimate Partner Violence and Social Work: Factors for Consideration
    • Presenting the Option of Adoption
    • Getting It Straight:  Mental Healthcare and the LGBTQ Community for Clinicians
    • Understanding the Impact of Drug Addiction and Development of Strategies for Prevention and Outreach
    • Suicide Assessment, Management, and Treatment: An Overview for Clinicians Working with Individuals and Families
    • Understanding the Types of Dementia and Managing Behavioral Symptoms while Promoting Dignity in Practice
    • Children Exposed to Intimate Partner Violence: Trauma-Informed Response and Support
    • DSM 5 for Social Work
    • Cultural Considerations for Mental Health and Addiction Services
    • Working Effectively with Refugees and Interpreters
    • Case Management: The Client Centered Approach
    • Dying with Dignity
    • An Introduction to EMDR Therapy

      We also provide trainings required for licensure:

      • Social Work Ethics and Perplexity
      • Suicide Prevention
      • LCSW Supervision
      • HIV/AIDS Prevention
      • Preparation for CSW/LCSW Exams


      Contact Information

      Jessica J. Ballinger, MSSW, Continuing Education Program Manager

      Office: Brigman Hall

      Phone: 502-852-4769

      Email: Continuing Education Service Account

      To join our CEU email list for workshop updates, please send request here .