Workshops and Professional Continuing Education

Community training is conceptualized as training that serves to benefit the community by enhancing the knowledge of community members and/or maintaining the professional credentials of these that directly serve the community. Community education is accomplished by educational activities offered to a variety of audiences where professional certificates, certificates of completion, and/or continuing education credits/units or the equivalent are awarded.

The Interdisciplinary Community Education (ICE) Workshop Series present state-of-the-art programs on interdisciplinary practice and provide continuing professional education to practitioners in the community.

Topics address quality of life issues across the life span for persons with neurodevelopmental and related disabilities, children with special health care needs, and their families. Topics are selected from needs expressed by our community of professionals and families as well as emerging best practices in the field of disabilities. Sessions focus on current and future directions in family-centered prevention and intervention approaches for diverse populations and address collaboration at local, state, and national levels. Healthcare, mental health and social service personnel, nurses, teachers, therapists, direct care staff, family members, speech-language pathologists, and individuals with disabilities should attend.


Sessions are offered at varying rates for a variety of attendees. Advance registration is required. Currently enrolled s students are highly encouraged to attend. There are also fees associated with specific continuing education credit. See below for more details. View the Grievance Policy and Complaint Procedures for further information.

$30.00 regular professional registration
$40.00 for , RD, and PT credit
$60.00 with APA credit
$50.00 remote site fee (minimum 5 people)
$0 free current enrolled students & family members (must have student ID)
Fees can be paid by phone or mail. Please call 901-448-3127 for questions. Checks should be made payable to: The University of Tennessee.


All sessions will take place at the Boling Center, located at 711 Jefferson Avenue in Memphis. Web-conferencing is available upon request through Adobe Connect.

Remote Viewing
A request for a remote viewing site requires a 7-day advanced notice to verify compatibility of equipment. Preference will be given to sites with at least five (5) participants but individual participation is also allowed. Attendees will be able to view and participate in discussion and interact with presenters. *Please note that remote site participants must register for the session.

Continuing Education Credits

Continuing professional education is available for registered dietitians, social workers and psychologists; some fees may apply. All attendees will receive a Certificate of Attendance at the conclusion of the seminar. For questions about continuing education units or credits (CEUs, CE Credits) requiring professional accreditation approval, please contact the training department at 901-448-3127.

The University of Tennessee Boling Center is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. University of Tennessee Boling Center maintains responsibility for this program and its content. The Boling Center agrees to ad-here to the APA Ethical Principles of Psychologists. There is an additional $30 fee to register for professional continuing education credits for each APA approved seminar.

Social Work & Physical Therapy
A Certificate of Attendance is available for each participant. Filing for Continuing Education credits or units is the responsibility of the attendee.

Registered Dietitians
The University of Tennessee Boling Center is an accredited provider through the Commission on Dietetic Registration. CPEU activities are pre-approved by the Commission on Dietetic Registration for Registered Dietitians and Dietetic Technician, Registered (DTR).


Individual registrations may be completed online or by fax to Elizabeth Bishop at 711 Jefferson Ave, Memphis, TN 38105, fax number 901-448-7097. Each session has a flyer with registration information, or you can download a series brochure from Quick Links on the right. We are also piloting an online registration process.  Please complete a registration or contact the training office if you have questions.


Date/Time Topic Speakers Continuing Education Resources
October 6, 2014
10:00 – 12:00 pm (CDT)
An Affirmative Collaborative, and Relational Approach to Mental Health Interventions with Latinos - Flyer PDF icon Gonzalo Bacigalupe, Ed.D.
Director Family Therapy Program
2.0 CE, intermediate level for psychologists
2.0 Contact Hours for Social workers

An Affirmative Collaborative & Relational Approach to Mental Health Interventions with Latinos

Archived Webinar

November 3, 2014
9:00 am – 11:00 am
Multi-Cultural Case Studies: Discussion on Needs in Diverse Communities - Flyer PDF icon Ephie Johnson, Neighborhood Christian Center; Rodney Johnson, Shelby County Relative Caregiver Program; Exchange Club Family Center 2.0 CE, intermediate level for psychologists
2.0 Contact Hours for Social workers

Neighborhood Christian Centers

Archived Webinar

March 17, 20159:00 am - 11:00 am Equity, Inclusion and Opportunity In Special Education Julie Bollmer, PhD; Amy Bitterman, and Cesar D'Agord from IDEA Data Center (IDC) Westat 2.0 CE, intermediate level for psychologists
2.0 Contact Hours for Social workers


Workshop Details

Archived Webinar

April 14. 2015 8:30 am - 11:30 am


Ethics and Cultural and Linguistic Competence for Psychologists and Social Workers Connie Paul, PhD 3.0 CE, intermediate level for psychologists
3.0 Contact Hours for Social workers


Archived Webinar


April 30, 2015
9:00 am – 12:00 pm
A Fair Chance to Parent: Best Practices for Parents with Intellectual Disabilities Ashley Annestedt, LCSW and Malissa Duckworth, LCSW 3.0 CE, intermediate level for psychologists
3.0 Contact Hours for Social workers

Flyer & Registration

Archived Webinar


Contact the Training Coordinator, telephone (901) 448-3127 or toll-free (888) 572-2249.

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Contact BCDD

711 Jefferson Avenue
Memphis, Tennessee 38105
Phone: 901-448-6511
Fax: 901-448-7097