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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