Education for Professionals

Stockton Center on Successful Aging

Continuing Professional Education & Scholarly Lectures

SCOSA offers a variety scholarly lectures and continuing education programs for professionals, para-professionals and other caregivers, often in collaboration with Stockton’s Division of Continuing Studies, and other provider organizations and businesses.  CEs are generally provided for Social Workers, Marriage and Family Counselors and Licensed Professional Counselors, and sometimes provided for Nurses, Occupational Theapists, and Physical Therapists. Check here regularly for information on upcoming programs, or join our e-mail list to receive our monthly E-Newsletter.

Certificate in Elder Care Coordination ... Class begins on January 23, 2017
For members of the Life Care Planning Law Firms Association:

SCOSA, in collaboration with the Life Care Planning Law Firms Association (LCPLFA) will again present our innovative online/distance learning  program for Elder  Care  Coordinators (ECCs) who work at member firms. The course provides the tools and support needed to promote best practice for ECCs.

Useful Course Links:

Click here for Save the Date Flyer    Click here to Meet the Staff        Click here for Course Outline

Click here for Course Application     Click here for LCPLFA website   

Upcoming Local Professional Educational Lectures:

SCOSA offers a variety of continuing education opportunities for professionals, often in collaboration with Stockton's Division of Continuing Studies, and with other outside partner organizations. Through these partnerships and our Scholarly and Professional Development Seminars, we present several high-quality professional seminars each year.  

Current Offerings:

Brown Bag Lunch & Learn: Through SCOSA's membership in the American Society on Aging (ASA), we are pleased to continue our presentation of ASA Webinars during the Spring Semester. The programs, free-of-charge to participants, run from 1:00-2:00 pm.  To register please e-mail, providing your full contact information, indicating which program(s) you plan to attend and whether you need her to e-mail you a temporary parking pass. 


Past Lectures:

May Webinars:   FLYER

Seniors and Medication Management Wednesday, May 3, 2017, 1pm-2pm

Healthcare Advocacy: Fundamentals of Ethical Caregiving Thursday, May 18, 2017, 3pm-4pm

Truth in Treatment: Expanding End-of-Life Choice and Care Through Patient Empowerment Thursday, May 25, 2017, 1pm-2pm 


Thursday, May 18, 2017 : SCOSA's 10th Anniversary Celebration Festival

March Webinars: FLYER

Living at Home with Diabetes  Wednesday, March 1, 2017    1-2pm   Room B125

Methods and Techniques for Early Screening for Dementia with People with Intellectua and Developmental Disabilities        Tuesday, March 7, 2017  1-2pm   Room F202

February Webinars: FLYER

Making Home Safer For Seniors       Wednesday, February 8, 2017        1:00-2:00pm

Lewy Body Dementia: The Importance of Comprehensive Care and Support                                  Wednesday, February 15, 2017  1:00-2:00pm

January Webinars: FLYER

Cultural Aspects of Dementia Caregiving      Tuesday, January 17, 2017    1:00-2:00pm 

What Advances in Medical Aid in Dying Can Tell Us About Integrating the Patient's Voice in End- of-Life Care     Wednesday, January 18, 2017      1:00-2:00pm


Strength for the Journey: The Spirituality of the Therapist and the Client    FLYER

 Presenter: Carolyn Bradley, PhD, LCSW, LCADC
Date: May 17, 2016 4:30pm - 7:00pm
Location: Brandywine Senior Living at Brandall Estates, 432 Central Avenue, Linwood, NJ 08221

It is the responsibility of the clinician to effectively understand and respond to the unique culture and language of clients seeking services; but what about their spirituality? Participants will have the opportunity to:

Examine spirituality and ethical clinical social work practice using The NASW Code of Ethics as a basic guideline.

Explore what spirituality is and why it has been ignored in clinical work.

Examine how spirituality can be an asset for the therapist.

Examine how to effectively and ethically use the client’s spirituality as a resource in treatment.

Discuss assessment techniques.

This seminar is free of charge and includes dinner. Upon completion, participants will receive 2 CE's for Social Workers (with ETHICS), Marriage and Family Therapists, Licensed Professional Counselors, and Occupational Therapists and 2 Contact Hours for Nurses. * 

Stockton University is an approved provider of Social Work continuing education credits * All are pending approvals as of 3/28/16.


Special Populations of Older Adults    FLYER

Presenter: Carolyn Bradley