The Office of Postgraduate Professional Development Programs at St. John’s University is dedicated to providing state-of-the-art training opportunities for professionals in the community who are interested in continuing education and professional development training. We provide specialized certificate training programs in specific areas of professional practice.
We are approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to offer continuing education programs for psychologists and by the New York State Education Department (NYSED) to provide training in Child Abuse Identification and Reporting and School Violence Prevention and Intervention training workshops. We are also approved by NYSED to offer continuing education programs to psychologists to fulfill requirements for licensing renewal
Aware of its role as a leading educational institution and its responsibility to the community it serves, particularly the professional community, the Office of Postgraduate Professional Development Programs was created to develop training opportunities for SJU alumni and other professionals in the community interested in pursuing additional training to enhance their professional standing.
Part of the Office’s mission is to encourage and promote a more accurate and responsive understanding among practitioners of the population they are likely to serve. We offer a dynamic and interdisciplinary structure that engages scholars and accomplished practitioners in discussions of critical issues and best practices. Through our continuing education workshops, conferences, and certificate programs, we collaborate with local professional organizations to facilitate the cross-fertilization of ideas and training through both formal and informal gatherings at our various facilities.
Rafael Art. Javier, Ph.D., ABPP
Director, Postgraduate Professional Development Programs
The Office of Postgraduate Professional Development offers Continuing Education Workshops for mental health professionals every school year. Each year we sponsor exciting programs that are committed to presenting relevant, comprehensive, and practical information to practitioners. Our goal is to provide mental health practitioners with the latest information and skills in both theory and practice to advance their professional careers.
For those interested in having the Office of Postgraduate Professional Development sponsor a Continuing Education Workshop, please feel free to contact our office.
The St. John’s University's Office of Postgraduate Professional Development is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) and the New York State Education Department to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. St. John’s University's Office of Postgraduate Professional Development maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
An additional- fee is required for those interested in obtaining a Continuing Education Certificate (CE) to any of our workshops.
We look forward to having you attend our future workshops and being a part of our exciting educational training offers.
Rafael Art. Javier, Ph.D., ABPP, Director of the Office of Postgraduate Professional Development Programs
The Office of Postgraduate Professional Development Programs has a mission to offer continuing education opportunities for psychologists and other mental health professionals throughout the year.
Our goal is to provide these professionals with the latest information and skills in both theory and practice to advance their professional careers. In this context, we work in close collaboration with educational and professional institutions that are committed to presenting relevant, comprehensive, and practical information to practitioners, to ensure that programs developed or sponsored by our Office address relevant and timely issues likely to transform their practice delivery. Presenters are expected to include relevant issues related to intersectionality of culture, language, gender, race, religion, socioeconomic status, sexual orientations, etc. that are likely to impact on the assessment and treatment of patients in our highly diverse communities.
The St. John’s University's Office of Postgraduate Professional Development is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) and the New York State Education Department (NYSED) to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. St. John’s University's Office of Postgraduate Professional Development maintains responsibility for all CE programs and their contents. For those interested in a more specialized continuing education experience, we are also offering a series of modules on specialized topics (e.g., treatment and assessment of the diverse community, postdoctoral certificates in forensic psychology, innovative approaches to assessing linguistic diverse populations, adoption issues, etc.).
We look forward to having you attend our future workshops and being a part of our exciting educational training offers. Stay well!
Below are the workshops scheduled for the Fall 2022 semester:
September 30, 20222: Child Abuse Workshop
October 7, 2022: School Violence Workshop
Updated as of July 6, 2022.
St. John’s University’s Office of Postgraduate Professional Development Programs, in collaboration with Montclair State University, presents the Adoption Initiative, which encourages active participation from scholars, professionals, and researchers to shed light on the adoption process. As more and more families choose adoption, they face a wide range of issues for which they may be unprepared. The Adoption Initiative works to increase awareness and understanding in the professional and academic communities about these challenges, so that families have more resources to help them through the process.
Since 2000, the Initiative has organized biennial conferences that address adoption issues from a multidisciplinary, comprehensive, and multicultural perspective. At each conference, a scholarship is given to a current graduate student who is conducting research on an adoption-related topic, and a recognition award is given to a recent doctoral graduate with an adoption-related dissertation, along with an invitation to the Initiative’s biennial meeting.
The conferences also offer publication and continuing education opportunities. For more information about upcoming biennial conferences, please visit AdoptionInitiative.org.
Adoption Initiative Statement on Black Lives Matter
For additional information, please contact:
Rafael Art. Javier, Ph.D., ABPP
Office of Postgraduate Professional Development Programs
Marillac Hall, Room 402-B
We have prepared special journal issues to ensure a wider dissemination of the papers presented at our conferences, all of which are published in the Journal of Social Distress and the Homeless. Those interested in copies of these manuscripts should contact the journal directly.
A comprehensive compendium of adoption issues was published in the The Handbook of Adoption: Implications for Researchers, Practitioners, and Families which also
includes information presented at the conferences, along with invited chapters from prominent scholars and professionals in the field of adoption.
We have also prepared conference DVDs and make them available to the community at large, particularly during the biennial conference.
The Adoption Initiative offers continuing education units for professionals in the field of psychology. St. John's is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) and the New York Education Department (NYSED) to offer continuing education (CE) for psychologists. St. John‘s University maintains responsibility for the program and its content.