Browse our categories of educational workshops for mental health professionals. Click on the categories below, followed by the class(es) you're interested in, to view the trainings we offer mental health professionals this semester.

The Ferentz Institute offers continuing education workshops for mental health professionals on a wide range of clinical topics including: treatment of trauma survivors; eating disorders and other self-injurious behaviors; addiction; dissociative disorders in children and adults; couples counseling; professional self-care and burnout; the challenges of adolescence and professional ethics.

Our informative and experiential workshops provide clinicians with current theory, tools for assessment, evaluation and diagnosis, as well as strategies for creative and effective treatment. Network with colleagues, learn and grow together in a warm, nurturing, professional environment.

Instructions for joining class in person or online via Zoom, along with all applicable PowerPoint presentations and handouts, are emailed to you four days prior to your class(es) and again one day prior as a reminder.

The Ferentz Institute workshops are conducted either live, online via Zoom, or in-person at the Hilton Garden Inn, Owings Mills, MD.  Please email Gerri Baum at if you have any questions.

We do not offer recorded versions of our online trainings. Our online classes must be live, interactive, and held in real-time, as required by the Maryland Board of Social Work, so that participants may receive the essential Category 1 CEUs that we provide.

All trainings can be used for CEUs by Social Workers, LCPCs, MFTs and Psychologists.

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

If you want to sign up for a course and missed the registration deadline, please don't worry. You can still contact Gerri Baum at 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!

Cancellation Policy

The Institute has the right to cancel any workshop due to insufficient registration, inclement weather, presenter’s illness or problems at the training site. Whenever possible, registrants who have already signed up will be given a week’s notice via email. They will have the option of either receiving a full refund or applying whatever fees they have already paid to any future training of their choice. No refund will be issued if no payment has been made. In addition, all registrants will be given a $25.00 discount off any future workshop to compensate for any inconvenience the cancelation creates.

When a registrant has signed up and paid for a training and either needs to cancel in advance or is unable to attend due to personal conflicts, no refund will be issued. However, the registrant can apply all of their payment to any future training of their choice.