Professional Development Program


The Professional Development Program (PDP) at the Crown Family School of Social Work, Policy, and Practice is distinguished by its quality instruction and substantive exploration of clinical and management practice issues. Grounded in the dynamic interplay of theory, research, and practice, PDP workshops, review courses, and advanced clinical practice programs are intended to inform participants and also to challenge them to integrate new learning into their daily practice. Crown Family School faculty, as well as distinguished guest scholars and practitioners, teach PDP offerings.

The Professional Development Program is a licensed State of Illinois provider of Continuing Education for social workers (LSW/LCSW), clinical psychologists, marriage and family therapists, and professional counselors (LPC/LCPC). License #s 159.000140, 168.000115, and 268.000004.

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Class Schedule

Browse the list of upcoming courses, workshops, and lectures.


There are two ways to register for our programs:

To view registration policies, please go here. Consult the class schedule for specific tuition costs. Crown Family School alumni, current Crown Family School students, Crown Family School Field Instructors, and certain other groups qualify for tuition discounts.

Special Programs

PDP offers several post-master's programs to prepare for clinical practice or gain specific skills and increase knowledge in three specific domains:

Contact Us

Contact the Professional Development Program

Persons with disabilities who need an accommodation in order to participate in a program should contact the Professional Development Program office at least one week in advance of the event for assistance. 

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