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(NEW) In Person – Therapists as Ethical Peace Builders: Using Your Gifts for Global Impact

May 8 Registration & Breakfast 8:15 am; Training 8:45 am - 4:15 pm (ET) $209, 6 Ethics or Diversity CEUs (3 of the 6 credits meet the requirement for "anti-oppressive, social work practice content") Presenter: Sabrina N’Diaye, PhD, LCSW-C Hilton Garden Inn, 4770 Owings Mills Blvd. Owings Mills, 21117 + Google Map

As therapists, we are uniquely poised to facilitate internal and external conversations around racism, misogyny, immigration, sexual assault, religious persecution, and the reality of war. We are also blessed with the skills to shift these uncomfortable conversations from those that breed separation to those that build trust and re-connection.

This course begins with the premise that peacebuilding is a multi-faceted approach to changing relationships between individuals and groups. It begins with a shift in our internal dialogue and perceptions. Peacebuilding serves as the perfect opportunity for each of us to achieve the innate goal of connection, and as a pathway to achieving the higher spiritual goals of love, empathy, healing and forgiveness.

Through exploring fundamental questions of meaning, purpose, and desire, participants are encouraged to find space for spirituality and peacebuilding in both their clinical work and their personal development.

* The material in this course meets the requirement for anti-oppressive, social work practice content.


Registration for each workshop closes one day before the workshop date.

If you want to sign up for this course and missed the registration deadline, please don’t worry. You can still contact Gerri Baum at gerrib@theferentzinstitute.com or call 410-409-7061 to inquire about joining the class. We will do our best to accommodate you. We appreciate your interest in our workshops and look forward to seeing you soon!

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 and approved by the Board of Professional Counselors and Therapists and the Board of Examiners for Psychologists in Maryland. Reciprocity has also been granted for clinicians in Washington, DC, Virginia, West Virginia, Indiana, Georgia, Massachusetts, Michigan and Texas.  If your state is not among this list, we encourage you to check with your state licensing board to see if they will grant reciprocity.
The Institute maintains full responsibility for all programming. In order to provide Category 1 CEUs for all of our trainings, the Maryland Board of Social Work Examiners requires online workshops to be live, interactive, and experienced in real time. Therefore, none of our trainings are recorded for later viewing.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand peacebuilding as an essential therapeutic tool.
  • Incorporate our professional code of ethics into personal framework for resolving conflicts.
  • Explore the value of mirroring, curiosity, empathy, and validation as tools for relational healing and growth.
  • Assess our own clinical leadership style.
  • Learn to quiet the inner voice that may diminish our capacity to show up as allies for the underserved.


8:45 – 8:50 am

  • Opening Meditations

8:50 – 9:30 am

  • Community Intentions and Purpose

9:30- 9:45 am

  • Principles of Peacebuilding

9:45 – 10:15 am

  • Peacebuilding and the Professional Code of Ethics

10:15 – 10:25 am      BREAK

10:25 – 12:00 pm

  • The Four Fold Way and Peacebuilding Exercises

12:00 – 1:00 pm       LUNCH

1:00 – 2:00 pm

  • The Art of Listening Greatly

2:00 – 2:30 pm

Incorporating Spirituality into Peacebuilding Work

2:30 – 2:40 pm          BREAK

2:40 – 3:30 pm

  • Healing Salves for Therapist, Clients, Groups, and Communities

3:30 – 4:00 pm

  • Next Steps – Peacebuilding in the Real World

4:00 – 4:15 pm

  • Evaluations, CEUs
A hand holding an origami bird of peace in the air with the backs of a group of people in the background having their arms wrapped around one another
"Sabrina is knowledgeable, personable and authentic. When I sign up to do a training with Sabrina, I know I will grow as a clinician and as a human. I always get my money's worth and more." ~Shannon Waliser, MSW, MPA, LICSW

"I really appreciated Sabrina's authenticity as well as her ability to have participants explore traits about themselves that can be used as unique gifts as supervisors. She has amazing energy and insight!" ~Katharine Hart, LGSW

"Sabrina was engaging, direct, warm and above all, AUTHENTIC. I could feel her spirit through her tone, use of words and teaching." ~Tiffany Smith, LCSW-C

"Sabrina is a force to be reckoned with! She is inspirational, encouraging, and truly cares about this work! Sabrina took the time to get to know each and every one of us in her class, to hear our responses, and respond with care and curiosity. It was a pleasure to learn from her and I look forward to building on my skills based off of what I took from the past couple of days! Thank you!" ~Leah Schwartz, LCSW-C

"Sabrina was very knowledgeable and offered new content in a way that was inspiring and easy to digest." ~Laura Willard, LCSW-C

"Sabrina leads with her heart and invites us all to do the same. This approach coupled with her immense experience and insight allowed me to both learn new skills and ways of conceptualizing the work as well as tap deeper into my own wisdom and expertise." ~Caitlin Tromiczak, LICSW-C

"Sabrina has such a fun, engaging, and therapeutic presence during the training! She integrates self-reflection and challenges us to grow!" ~Kimberly Daulton, LICSW, LCSW-C

"Sabrina was so warm and open that I did not feel I was in a role of just teacher and student, but in a place where I am learning from a place as peer seeking wisdom from more advanced peer who is also always in a place of learning and growth." ~Neisha Price, LCPC

"I truly appreciated her integrated approach, her authenticity and the sharing of personal examples. She [Sabrina] made the virtual space feel welcoming and comfortable." ~Victoria Stubbs, LICSW, LCSW-C

"She [Sabrina] was down to earth, knowledgeable, affirming, inspiring and open." ~Maria Haltom, LCSW

"This workshop was a unique and inspiring sharing of wisdom, knowledge and support for each of us a clinicians and as humans. Dr. Sabrina is an amazing presenter with an abundance of knowledge and inspiration for every one of us!" ~Jennifer Z., LCSW-C

"I truly enjoyed Dr. Sabrina and found the information she presented to be helpful..." ~Kimberly P., LCSW-C

"Wow. What better way to learn about healing leadership than by witnessing it and being healed by it throughout the workshop? I feel so much gratitude to Sabrina for modeling what healing leadership looks like, and giving so freely of her wisdom so that we may continue to share with others. I am blown away." ~Jessie P., LCSW

"Dr. Sabrina is genuine, authentic and compassionate teacher. I appreciate her ability to teach holistic wellness by sharing her knowledge and wisdom. I am grateful for her taking the time to address the importance of utilizing an integrative-approach with clients, as well as empowering clinicians to use healing practices to take care of ourselves as healers." ~Nicole O., LCSW-C

"Dr. N'Diaye brings warmth and expertise to this training. She inspires, models, and teaches effective technique within a well developed theoretical frame." ~Alice O'Donnell, LCSW-C

"I thoroughly enjoyed the informative and enlightening workshop. It is just what I needed at this phase in my career." ~Melissa M., LGPC

"Sabrina is great- very real. Great interactive activities. Looked forward to part 2. ~Terry M., LCSW-C

"I really enjoyed the case examples and breakout groups and her lived experience." ~Kimberly G., LCSW-C

"The facilitator is engaging and inspiring! She is easy to understand and teaches for every learning style!!!!" ~Talecia F., LCPC

"I enjoyed the presentation and insights. It was nice to connect more intimately with participants 1:1..." ~Mario F., LCSW-C

"Sabrina lead with her heart throughout the entire training. Powerful experience with tangible take-aways." ~Timothy E., LCSW, LICSW, LCSW-C

"Dr. Sabrina's approach to healing leadership offers inspiration and practical tools to tap into our whole selves - and thereby grow leadership that can join with and nurture the whole selves of those we supervise. Invaluable!" ~Anne E., LCSW-C, LICSW

"Healing Leadership...that will be my new tagline as I embark on my journey from school social worker to being a school administrator. This training helped me focus my view on my internal self instead of worrying so much about how others interpret my vision and passion." ~Blair C.B., LCSW-C

"This workshop was very insightful. I learned so much about how to make clinical supervision effective utilizing a holistic approach. Dr. Sabrina provided a lot of relatable information. She was real and present throughout the entire workshop.”
— Nicole Osborne, LCSW-C

"Sabrina did an incredible job presenting material and keeping us engaged.”
— Elizabeth Martinez, LCSW

"Dr. Sabrina is inspiring, calming, and full of wisdom. This was a great way to start my journey as a supervisor.”
— Jennifer Zwarich, LCSW-C

"The presenter was excellent, easy to understand and knowledgeable.”
— Talecia Frazier, LCPC

"It was everything I was hoping for and more. So much learning happened during it and so much learning will happen as I continue to reckon with the ideas she introduced to us in this training."
— Jessie Patton, LCSW

"I loved her energy and enthusiasm. Such a wealth of knowledge and wisdom! One of the best trainings I've been to yet."
— Kimberly Riopelle, LCSW-C

"This training was helpful for seasoned as well as novice supervisors. Provided the opportunity for both groups to engage and discuss their experiences to solidify learning from each other."
— Melissa Tayree Marshall, LGPC

"Being able to bear witness to Dr. Sabrina's wisdom and experiences, as well as the others in the group was most helpful. It was very nourishing to have self-care practices integrated into our time together. I think the training offers a unique approach to supervision that honors the sacredness of the experience beyond documentation and business exchanges.”
— Jaree Cottman, LCSW-C

"Sabrina as a trainer is outstanding. I loved the breakout sessions.”
—Terry Lynn Manning, LMFT

"Dr. Sabrina did a fabulous job engaging us for 12 hours. I loved the format, her knowledge, and the real-life tips and experiences to help us grow."
— Allison Pearlman Sax, LCSW-C

"Sabrina presents her heart and spirit in the training. Genuine and sincere, while grounded in theory and experience."
— Timothy Elliott, LCSW-C

"Dr. Sabrina was an amazing presenter and I will definitely take another class with her when one is offered."
— Wendy Pitts, LCSW-C

"Clear, succinct, lively, personable.”
— Kimberly Gillette, LCSW-C

"The training framed supervision as relational, ethical, and helpful as compared to simply policing and gatekeeping."
— Melissa Deaton Cook, LPC, NCC

"I loved the trainer!"
— Kim McCalpin, Psychologist