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Professional Development

WKU Sponsored Continuing Education

If you have recommendations for additional trainings or are qualified to provide a training for CEUs, please contact Dr. Jill Duba Sauerheber at jillduba.sauerheber@wku.edu.

Equine Assisted Therapy Experiential Workshop

Equine Specialist Jan Culp; Coordinator: Dr. Cheryl Wolf
Culp Farm, 1089 Pleasant Grove Rd, Bowling Green KY 42101
Saturday, November 9, 2019; 10am - 12pm

This can be a transformative experience for you and a potentially beneficial experience for your clients. Jan is opening up her farm to help you all get an introduction to this type of therapy. The Culp Farm is a beautiful 30 minute drive northeast from campus so carpooling is recommended. The horse arena is covered but all dirt, so boots or old shoes and casual clothes is recommended; you will get the opportunity to touch and work with the horses. Learn more about equine-assisted therapy at EAGALA.org. This event is free but please register online to let us know you are coming!

Level 1 Clinical Training, The Gottman Couples Therapy Method

for WKU Graduate Students, Alumni, and Faculty
Spring 2020, Location TBD

Through the Gottman University Outreach Program, we are offering the Level 1 Clinical Training at an exceptional discount of $125. This training will focus on new insights into treatment for couples who struggle, using research-based assessments and effective interventions based on the Sound Relationship House Theory.

Register by submitting a check or money order for $125 to the Department of Counseling and Student Affairs. Drop your payment off in GRH 2011 in an envelope addressed to: Dr. Jill Sauerheber, Gottman Training. (Registration coincides with payment. Payments submitted after this date will not be accepted.) Per the Gottman Institute, in order to earn your certificate, you must attend the entire training. Note: If you are seeking Continuing Education (CE) hours, there is an additional $29.99 (Level 1) paid to PESI separately; instructions will be provided in your training binder.

Counseling Workshop: Domestic Violence

Drs. Jill Duba Sauerheber & Andrea Jenkins 

Develop a better understanding of current domestic violence and child abuse warning signs and become more familiar with safety planning, therapeutic interventions and techniques. The Department of Counseling and Student Affairs at WKU is pleased to host the Mental Health Professional Workshop on Domestic Violence. This workshop is meant for Licensed Professional Counselor Associates and Licensed Professional Clinical Counselors. Approved for NBCC Credit Hours: 3 (ACEP # 4282) and Kentucky Board of Social Work CEW Credit Hours: 3 (KBSWSP 2018051).Register online.

Suicide Assessment, Treatment, and Management, Kentucky Board-Approved Training

TBA, Fall 2020, 8:30am - 3:30pm
Knicely Conference Center

The Department of Counseling and Student Affairs at WKU is pleased to host a Suicide Assessment, Treatment and Management workshop which meets the KY State training requirements for LPCC continuing education. This training is sponsored by The Department of Counseling and Student Affairs and approved for NBCC Credit Hours: 6  (ACEP # 4282). Register online.


NBCC ACEP logoThe Department of Counseling and Student Affairs at WKU has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 4282. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. The Department of Counseling and Student Affairs at WKU is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

Other Continuing Education

Learn more about community-based Counseling Conferences, Continuing Education, and other trainings offered beyond WKU.

Local Professional Associations

Bowling Green Mental Health Professionals
Networking, lunch trainings, and peer supervision for professionals. Email Jeff Rose (jrose.work@gmail.com) to join the email listserv.

SKY Mental Health Providers
Facebook page to allow for networking and collaboration with other mental health providers.

Kentucky Counseling Association
Professional networking, conferences, state advocacy, and resources. Visit www.kyca.org




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 Last Modified 10/2/19