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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.

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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.

Lisa Ferentz

Clinician Take Care of Thyself! Here’s How.

It’s critically important that, as mental health providers, we practice what we preach. Learn the...

Lisa Ferentz

How to Keep Clients from Downplaying Their Own Accomplishments in Therapy

Understand why we need to be careful, during therapy, as we listen to clients compare...

Michelle Hammer

Michelle Hammer LCPC, CPC

..By far the most effective CEU training I've attended regarding experiential interventions for Trauma.. Well worth the time and memorable!

Eileen Stanzione

Eileen Stanzione LCSW-C, PhD

I enjoyed the presenters; they were engaging, informative, current, and had a perspective which I believe broadened my own. They offered breakfast, snacks, and all day coffee. What could be better than being nurtured and informed!

Michael Schlein

Michael Schlein LCPC

An awesome workshop! I left inspired and better equipped to help my clients.