Training Institute

Since 1992, JSSA’s Training Institute has been providing high-quality professional development opportunities to professionals in the Greater Washington metropolitan area. Staff at JSSA have access to high quality training and professional development opportunities which provides them with the tools and skills needed to improve and maintain high standard of practice. This ensures that the services provided align with JSSA’s vision and overall strategic plan and support our mission of empowering individuals and families across the lifespan to achieve well-being.

In addition to JSSA staff, partners and community-based licensed mental health professionals benefit from our affordable, high-quality training opportunities that enable them to obtain CEU’s needed to maintain their licensure.

Training topics range from focusing on child, teen, and adult mental health to topics focusing on aging, end-of-life care, and hospice — covering the entire lifespan.

As a high-quality learning organization, JSSA offers a multitude of learning opportunities. These include: ​

  • Obtaining professional development trainings ​
  • Obtaining Continuing Education Unit’s (CEU’s)
  • An internship/field placement program for highly qualified high school, undergraduate, graduate, and post-doctoral students

To learn more about continuing education offerings, click here.

To learn more about the JSSA Student Internship Program, click here.

Our Community Our Kids

The JSSA Training Institute is excited to revive and lead the System of Care Initiative – Our Community Our Kids.

To learn more about the initiative, click here.


CE Information

The Jewish Social Service Agency (JSSA) is authorized by the Maryland Board of Social Work Examiners to sponsor Category 1 continuing education programs. The D.C. and Virginia Boards of Social Work usually recognize the Maryland Board of Social Work Examiners’ approval. Please contact your state board for verification. JSSA maintains responsibility for its program content.
JSSA is an approved sponsor of CE credits for psychologists in Maryland under the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. JSSA maintains responsibility for its program content.
Logo_NBCCJSSA has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6457. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. JSSA is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.
In order to receive a certificate, registrants must attend the entire session.


For all questions pertaining to the Training Institute please contact: Kiran Dixit, LCPC, Director, JSSA Training Institute at

Grievance Policy
Refund Policy
Refunds for JSSA’s 3-Hour CE training program cancellations are provided up to 5 days prior to the training date. After that time, a credit can be issued if JSSA receives a registrant’s cancellation up to two business days prior to the training date. This credit can be applied towards a future 3-Hour CE training, symposium or post-graduate course up to one year from the issue date.

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