To meet our mission, vision, and values, WSP seeks skilled subject matter experts to develop and lead new continuing education program. We offer a variety of programming - online and face-to-face - for members and our community.
If you are interested in proposing a new continuing education program, read our submission guidelines. Then read our submission tips and check out CE Resources and CE Provider Manuals to help turn your ideas into a quality CE program at WSP.
Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Click the Submit A Program button at the right of this page to begin your program submission.
WSP members and non-members* may submit programs. There are two major program formats - individual programs (e.g., workshops, lectures, seminars) and multi-day/multi-session programs (e.g., conferences, training programs). Each has its own guidelines, but the review process is similar. Learn more here.
You may submit more than one program type. Just make sure that all programs include the following:
*Presenter Membership Requirements
Non-members must collaborate with a WSP faculty or staff member to submit a program. All presenters and program planning members must submit a current curriculum vitae (or resume) and financial disclosure form with the program proposal. Failure to do so will delay the review process.
Your proposal will be evaluated by approximately six to 10 program reviewers who are experts in their field and faculty at the School using the following five standards:
*APA-compliant references are relevant to the subject matter to be presented, current (within 10 years), peer-reviewed references (e.g., academic/professional journals).
Beginning August 1, 2022, all proposals must be submitted via the online portal at https://forms.office.com/r/nb6DmSPX4g
*Proposals are due at least 6-8 weeks prior to the event. For those interested in co-sponsoring with external organizations, proposals are due at least 4 months prior to the event. Please be sure to give reviewers enough time to adequately reviewer your proposal.
for planning committee
Please send attachments to email@example.com.
Depending on your program, you may be also required to include one or more of the following attachments.
Note: Multi-day/Multi-session programs must complete the main proposal with information about the conference as a whole and submit the attachments for multi-day/multi-session programs.
If you are planning with a committee:
If you are proposing an individual program with co-presenters:
If you are proposing a multi-day/multi-session program with presenters for different sessions:
If you are proposing a program that will be co-sponsored with external organizations:
Proposals will only be reviewed when the proposal and required attachments have been accepted.
Be sure to include all forms below (and those requested within each form) in your proposal application.
The following is a list of tips to effectively complete each section of the proposal.
Your title is your first opportunity to hook interested clinicians. Strong titles invite readers to check out your program description; weak titles can cause readers to lose interest and dismiss your program.
If appropriate, a program title:
The program description is a concise, organized, and specific blurb that provides interested clinicians with an accurate picture of what the presentation will cover and how it will benefit them.
If appropriate, a program description:
The proposal will ask that you provide your conceptual foundation (activity justification). This provides an in-depth look at the content of the proposed program which enhances reviewers understanding of the content and its supporting evidences as well as the goals of the program. A complete descriptions includes background information on the content (e.g., Why? Why now? What research supports the content?) as well as and overview of the presentation (e.g., educational methods to be used and format). If the programs is reporting findings or recommendations from research, you would add them in the conceptual / justification section.
If appropriate, the program's conceptual foundation:
Molly Donovan, PhD
Rolando Fuentes, MSW (Core Concepts)
Jane Nielson, MSW (Child and Adolescent)
Andrew Carroll, PsyD (Clinical Program)
Stuart Andrews, PhD (Intensive Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy)
Steven Van Wagoner, PhD (National Group Psychotherapy Institute)
George Saiger, MD (Aging)
Jane Prelinger, MSW (Supervision)
Lenette Snyder, LPC (Attachment)
Reginald Nettles, PhD (CSREC)
Elia Tamplin, PhD (non-clinical, Director of Education & Membership)
The organizer is responsible for ensuring successful planning, promotion, and delivery of a proposed CE activity. Wearing many hats (e.g., leader of their planning committee, project manager, liaison with the WSP Administrative Staff), organizers typically enjoy the responsibility of completing the proposal, assigning roles and tasks, and ensuring compliance with CE and WSP policies.
It is important to note, however, that the organizer of the event can designate the role "liaison" and/or the responsibility of proposal completion to anyone on their planning committee as long as it is communicated to the Director of Education & Membership.
No. In the spirit of ethical practices and compliance with CE regulations, we require that CE proposals be submitted in full and approved prior to our events. Doing so allows us to accurately inform potential attendees (i.e., informed consent) as well as meet the document collection requirements set forth by our regulatory bodies. Additionally, effective immediately, we will not award CE credits retroactively.
We encourage the submission of proposals at least 45 days in advance of their ideal CE activity date.
Yes. However, it is the responsibility of the organizer to ensure that their potential co-sponsor(s) meet our school and CE requirements.
Please note that as a NBCC authorized CE provider, WSP is required to submit a co-sponsor application for all proposed CE programs that will be provided to counselors/therapists. The application must be submitted at least 90 days in advance and contain the necessary documents. It is the responsibility of the organizer to ensure that we have all required documents in due time to complete the approval. The application must be approved for the co-sponsor relationship to be recognized. There will be an administrative fee for all NBCC applications.
Costs vary by program. Please contact us for more information.
Short answer: No.
Longer answer: We are not authorized to provide CE credits to study group as an APA/NBCC/Medchi approved CE Provider. Further, most Boards across the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia will not provide credit to those seeking CEs for their study group participation.
Effective immediately, WSP Study Groups are now recognized as WSP Peer Professional Groups and will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis. All Peer Professional Groups who desire to continue receiving CE credits are required to go through the CE Activity Proposal Process.
*Expertise is determined by a combination of degree, publication, and presentation on a specific topic.
**Proposals submitted after this date will only be accepted if funding and calendar dates are available.
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