Call for CE Workshop Proposals

Palo Alto University’s Division of Continuing and Professional Studies, CONCEPT, is accepting virtual CE Workshop proposals that represent the lifelong learning needs of psychologists, social workers, and counselors.


Offers 3- to 4-hr Virtual Workshops

on a range of topics relevant to mental health professionals. An emphasis is placed on interactive workshops that engage participants in a variety of learning modes and facilitate the translation of new knowledge and skills into professional practices and services.

The Process

The Process

The proposal process is a competitive one. You must demonstrate in your proposal that the workshop fits the definition of "continuing education" and meets the standards and criteria for approval of sponsors of continuing education for psychologists, social workers, and counselors.

Virtual Format

Virtual Format

Our CE Workshops are hosted live on our platform, which supports PowerPoint or Google Slides, polling questions, video clips, and chat-based question and answer.

-- Presenters will use their webcam to share video of themselves during the live presentation
-- Attendees will be on webcams and attendee microphones can be activated to ask questions and engage in discussion.

We are seeking proposals that:

  • Are relevant to mental health practice, education, and science
  • Targeted towards psychologists, social workers, or counselors
  • Enable mental health professionals to keep abreast of emerging issues and technologies
  • Allow mental health professionals to maintain, develop, and increase competencies to improve services to the public and enhance contributions to the mental health professions

We are committed to gender and ethnic diversity representation among workshop presenters, and all proposals should address these issues in the content and format of the workshop.

Strategic Priorities:

We especially encourage proposals in the following content areas:

  • Structural racism, sexism, and other isms (within the context of application to therapy and treatment) 
  • Technology and Mental Health (social media; internet addiction; gaming; remote evaluation, assessment, supervision)
  • Artificial Intelligence (within the context of mental health, ethics, or applications related to assessment or treatment)
  • Sexuality and Mental Health (counseling, wholistic, integrative approaches)
  • Social Work (topics and applications relevant to social work)
  • Lifespan Development (contextual and cultural considerations; integrations into clinical practice; recent and relevant research)
  • Disabilities & Chronic Illnesses (working with clients with disabilities or chronic illnesses)
  • Correctional Mental Health (community corrections, alternatives to corrections, supervised release, specialty courts, restorative justice)


Current Programs Offerings

Successfully proposed programs should not replicate current offerings, but rather, would either complement our current offerings or bring a unique element to our current offerings.  


Why Submit a Proposal?

As a workshop presenter, you will receive:

  • An honorarium ($600 for a 3-hr workshop; $800 for a 4-hr workshop)
  • Access to complimentary on-demand CE training (valued up to $500)
  • Access two complimentary training seats to your live training program
  • Broadened network & exposure through our program marketing initiatives

Selection & Scheduling

Professionals whose CE workshop proposals are accepted will be contacted by email with news of the acceptance as well as three possible dates for the workshop. Please reply to this acceptance email as soon as possible so that we can hold your preferred date. All of our workshops are presented between the hours of 9 am Pacific / Noon Eastern and 1 pm Pacific / 4pm Eastern. We will work with you to determine the date and time that works best for your workshop presentation.



Submission Deadlines

We use a rolling deadline for our call for proposals; applicants are encouraged to submit at any time.

Proposals received on or before January 31st:

Will be reviewed in February, with notifications of acceptance to be sent out prior to March 1st. Workshops selected in February will be scheduled for presentation no earlier than June to allow enough time for promotion.


Proposals received on or before August 31st:

Will be reviewed in October, with notifications of acceptance to be sent out prior to November 1st. Workshops selected in October will be scheduled for presentation no earlier than February to allow enough time for promotion.


Submit a Continuing Education (CE) program proposal for 2024

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