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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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"...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 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.

Expressive Therapy

The Power of Expressive Modalities

Trauma therapists now understand that simply engaging traumatized clients in “talk therapy” all session, every session, will not help them achieve the level of processing and healing they want and deserve.

Lisa Ferentz talks about clients and dissociation

Installing and Enhancing Gratitude

Here’s how you can install and enhance a sense of gratitude into the lives of your clients’, who have a history of trauma and pain.