Due to the coronavirus outbreak, we are temporarily moving all of our live in-person classes to an online environment using You can still register for any of our workshops and receive your CATEGORY I CEU’s, as the trainings will be live, allowing you to interact and ask questions.

NEW Online Trauma Training w/Lisa - Earn up to 17.25 CEUs

Discover how you can treat self-destructive behaviors in trauma survivors. Offered by Lisa Ferentz, master the exact skills and strategies that she uses to transform all types of self-harm.

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Boost your professional knowledge and expand your expertise with online trainings. Choose from a wide selection of valuable clinical topics for mental health professionals including treatment of trauma and dissociation, other self-destructive behaviors, expressive modalities, ethics, adolescence and family issues, professional self-care and burn-out, and more.

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Trauma Certificate Programs

Learn how to incorporate effective and creative trauma treatment strategies that promote self-compassion and healing.

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Discover trainings and keynote addresses that Lisa can offer your professional community at your clinical setting or conference.

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Discover our Inspiring Workshops

Earn valuable CEUs through informative and experiential workshops that strengthen your professional skills and enhance your personal growth.

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The Ferentz Institute, Inc. is an approved sponsor of the Maryland Board of Social Work Examiners for continuing education credits for licensed social workers in Maryland. CEU approval for all trainings is also granted to Psychologists, LCPC's and MFT’s. In addition, reciprocity has been granted for clinicians in Washington, DC, Virginia, and West Virginia. The Institute also maintains full responsibility for all programming.

Lisa's Books

"...a magical guide to conquering our fears, phobias and emotional pain...” —Janina Fisher, PhD

“… a real treasure trove of tools for healing...”— Dusty Miller

“…a rich resource which helps empower the client and facilitate recovery..."— Joyanna Silberg, PhD

"...a dynamic and strengths-focused approach to treating challenging trauma-based behaviors..." —Nancy Napier, LMFT

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Our Mission

Our mission is to provide Social Workers and other mental health professionals with state-of-the-art continuing education encompassing a wide variety of clinical issues, client populations, and practice settings. We believe effective learning occurs in a teaching environment that is professional, nurturing, supportive, and fun.

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Coronavirus: Navigating Anxious Times – Coping strategies to keep your anxiety above the curve.

Understandably, these are anxious times, as information about the coronavirus spreads throughout the U.S. and the world, people are experiencing varying degrees of worry and trepidation. Anxiety is often triggered by an event or situation that is inherently stressful, or has uncertainty attached to it.

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The Power of Mandalas

Learn why this expressive modality can have such a profound impact on affect regulation, while helping to keep clients in the optimum window of arousal.