Professional Development

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As a care professional, you know that no matter what life brings, people deserve to be seen by experts and for who they are. 

For 30 years, JSSA has provided high-quality training and continuing education to our community’s mental health and social work professionals. We offer training focused on everything from cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) practices to palliative care to ensure you continue to grow as a professional and receive the continuing education credits you need to maintain your licensure. 

Get in touch today to learn more about JSSA’s professional development offerings:


Addressing Implicit Bias*

TIME: 9:00 AM – 12:15 PM
COST: $70
3 Category I CE’S – This will be a live, real-time, interactive Webinar. A ZOOM link will be sent to you 24 hours before the training. 


This three-hour workshop is focused on the development of strategies to address the common yet complex issues concerning implicit bias that behavioral health professionals face in their practice. Content will cover the following: the legal definition of implicit bias, identification of implicit bias in behavioral health practice, strategies for addressing microaggressions, establishing and maintaining a practice of self-awareness, use of self, and examination of implicit bias for effective outcomes. Current legal references will be provided concerning relevant statutes and the codes of practice for behavioral health professionals.

Gisele Ferretto, MSW, LCSW-C

Learning Objectives: Participants will be able to:
1. Examine the meaning of implicit bias and its impact on the delivery of behavioral health services.
2. Explore professional practice issues when delivering services to diverse clients and working with diverse co-workers.
3. Examine the Use of Professional Self


*This workshop meets the criteria described in COMAR (Continuing Education Requirements) A (1) (d) which requires 3 Category I continuing education units on the topic of “anti-oppressive social work practice content focusing on race, culture, or equity, and include one or more of the following topics: i) Cultural humility; (ii) Social justice;(iii) Racial equity;(iv) Implicit bias; or (v) Anti-racism practices.”


JSSA’s Annual Mental Health Symposium: Building & Sustaining Connections

Date: Thursday, May 16, 2024

Time: 10:00 am – 4:15 pm

Location: Bender JCC
6125 Montrose Road, Rockville, MD 20852



Training Institute Policies:
Refunds for JSSA’s CE training program cancellations are provided up to 5 days before the training date. After that time, a credit can be issued if JSSA receives a registrant’s cancellation up to two business days before 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.
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.
NBCC has approved JSSA 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.
To receive a certificate, registrants must attend the entire session.