Professional Development Institute

Simmons School of Social Work is a leader in providing professional continuing education for social workers. We offer Category I Continuing Education credits to social workers.

Professional Development Institute

Professional Education

The Simmons School of Social Work is a pioneer in clinical social work education having trained clinical social workers for over a century. Today, the Simmons School of Social Work continues to offer exceptional training in clinical social work for women and men, including high quality professional development programs that focus on the learning and practice needs of mental health practitioners from many disciplines. These programs help mental health professional to upgrade and fine tune their on-the-job skills allowing them to stay on top of their careers.

Our professional development programs reflect the mission of the School of Social Work - providing exceptional postgraduate preparation with an emphasis on intellectual exploration, skill-building and networking. We employ contemporary adult learning theory in our programs, encouraging participants to actively participate in their own learning through lectures, discussions, evidence-based practice techniques, and case consultations.

We offer several options for professional development:


If you have any questions or comments about our professional education programs, please contact the Professional Development Institute  by calling 617-521-3903.

Directions, Maps, and Parking

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Cancellations and Other Policies

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