Office of Professional Development

To honor social distancing guidelines and continue meeting your professional development needs, all Professional Development courses have been moved to Zoom, a synchronous online platform, until further notice. We believe that, under the circumstances, a “live” virtual experience will provide the richest possible learning environment, while also helping to protect everyone’s wellbeing. Check out the calendar to the right and register today!

Welcome to the Office of Professional Development.

Mission Statement:

The Phyllis and Harvey Sandler School of Social Work, Office of Professional Development is committed to delivering the highest quality of professional educational programming to clinical social workers and allied disciplinary practitioners. We aim to engage the local to the international community by offering educational opportunities that enrich, nurture, and improve the well-being of all individuals.

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All Professional Development courses are on the Boca Raton campus in the Social Science (SO) Building unless otherwise noted. Click here for parking information and maps.

The Phyllis and Harvey Sandler School of Social Work at Florida Atlantic University is an approved provider of the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy, and Mental Health Counseling, the Florida Board of Psychology, the Florida Office of School Psychology and the Florida Board of Nursing (BAP #50-6251), as well as the Florida Certification Board (#5350-A) and the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE). Many states accept CEUs from CSWE-accredited institutions in other states.

If you are an individual with a disability and need accommodations please complete the Application for Support Services and submit with documentation of your disability to Student Accessibility Services (SAS) will process the application and contact you to discuss your accommodation needs. SAS requires that this information be provided at least two weeks prior to the beginning of your Professional Development Course, so that we have sufficient time to set up the accommodations requested. Thank you!

Refunds minus a $30 administrative fee allowed for cancellations up to 14 days prior to workshop. No refunds after 14 days prior to workshop. Refunds or transfers to other course dates may be permitted in cases of documented personal or immediate family medical emergency, when the same course is being offered on multiple dates, at the discretion of the Professional Development Coordinator. Registrations may not be transferred to another individual. Printed course materials will only be provided to those who attend the course. To request a refund or transfer, please contact Sara Dochterman at

If you have any questions about Professional Development please contact Sara Dochterman at or 561-297-6680.