The YWCA offers a variety of professional training 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, Vice President of Clinical Services, at 312.229.7241.

Current Training(s):


Click here to learn more about the 40-hr Crisis Intervention Training.

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 overview 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

Supporting Supervisors: A Training in Reflective Supervision 
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.
CEU’s: 6.0.

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