The YWCA offers a variety of professional trainings for mental health, medical and social service providers. YWCA Metropolitan Chicago is licensed as a Continuing Education Sponsor for Social Workers by the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, License #159001272. If you experience any issues with the registration process, contact Anne Pezzillo, SVSS Director of Counseling Services, at 312.229.7241.

Current Training(s):

Supporting Supervisors: A Training in Reflective Supervision (English Flyer)

Many licensed social workers and counselors in supervisory roles receive little to no formalized education or training. As a result, those with clinical supervisory responsibilities often feel “in the dark” and lack confidence in their supervisory skills.

This workshop is open to those interested in or are already providing clinical supervision. It also meets the requirement for LCPC supervision CE hours.

Cost: $100 (non-refundable)
CEU’s: 6
Registration: Registration is now closed. Click here to join the wait list.
Location: YWCA Cynthia B. Lafuente Center
Date: Friday, February 10th from 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Clinical Supervisor Consultation Group (English Flyer)

We have found that many clinical supervisors do not receive adequate support and training around supervision. With this in mind, this consultation group was created to provide supervisors with an opportunity to build a supportive community.

Novice and experienced supervisors practicing in all clinical settings are welcome. Must be an LCPC/LCSW and currently supervising clinical staff and/or interns. Interested participants are highly-encouraged to attend the Supporting Supervisors Training on February 10th. Meets requirement for LCPC supervision CE hours.

Cost: $350 For-Profit Employees & $300 Non-Profit Employees (non-refundable)
CEU’s: 9
Registration: Click here to download the application. Click here to complete the required contact form by February 17, 2017.
Location: YWCA Cynthia B. Lafuente Center
Date: 2nd Friday of the month, April 2017-October 2017. Monthly meetings held from 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM.

Previous Training(s):

Meaning-Making: The Ethics and Practice of Using Art Therapy with Trauma Survivors
This workshop is best suited for Expressive Art Therapists and Counselors/Social Workers who work with trauma survivors.

Playing Through Trauma
This workshop is best suited for Therapists/Counselors who would like to gain an understanding of working with victims of trauma and utilizing Play Therapy. There will also be a brief over view of what Play Therapy is and why it is beneficial to use with the clients you work with.
CEU’s: 2.0

Handling Adult Disclosures of Sexual Trauma
This workshop is best suited for all professionals and individuals in the service/helping professions such as: mental health professionals, educators, healthcare providers, law enforcement personnel, community leaders, etc.
CEU’s: 2.0

The Latino Experience
This workshop is best suited for mental health providers who are looking to enhance their skills working with Latino families.
CEU’s: 1.5