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Professional Continuing Education Update

Dear Participants:

While there are currently no reported or confirmed cases of COVID-19 at Marywood University or in Lackawanna County at this time, the situation is rapidly changing.  Please refer for updates to our response and actions related to COVID-19.

Out of an abundance of concern for all members of the Marywood University family, and to hopefully impair the spread of this virus, Marywood University has made the decision to postpone the events below.  

The health and safety of our campus community remains our highest priority, and therefore we must continue to prepare for the possibility of COVID-19 affecting our region. We appreciate your patience and understanding as we continue to monitor the situation and make decisions guided by our Mission and Core Values. We also understand your concern for your own personal safety and for the safety of your loved ones.

Postponed Events:

March 27 – Art Therapy Symposium: Exploring Personal Narratives through Paper-making in Museum-Based Art Therapy*

April 3 - Child Psychotherapy: Making Play Work - TBA

April 17 - Music Therapy 40 Year Anniversary Workshop: Vocal Psychotherapy: A New Model of Voice Based Music Therapy - TBA

April 21 – Social Work Spring Colloquium* 

March 19 – June 5 – 120 Long-Term Care Program and NHA Refresher - TBA

 *postponed until 2020-2021 academic year 

Any payments made towards courses can be refunded. Please contact us if you have any questions by emailing

We understand your needs for continuing education credits to maintain your licensure and professional development requirements. We look forward to resuming operations when we are confident that we can do so in a manner that ensures the safety and well-being of all our participants.


Carolyn M. Bonacci

Director, Professional Continuing Education

Marywood 120 Hour Long-Term Care Program - Postponed

Due to the dynamic situation surrounding COVID-19 and in light of the fact that the program participants and instructors largely work in Long-Term Care, Marywood will postpone these offerings until the situation has stabilized.

The safety and well-being of our participants, students, instructors, and community are at the forefront of our decision. We will reschedule these offerings to ensure that our participants can meet the 120 Hour requirement. 

Marywood's 120 Hour Long-Term Care Program is approved by the Pennsylvania State Board of Examiners of Nursing Home Administrators. 

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Professional Continuing Education Programs

Marywood's Office of Professional Continuing Education strives to offer quality, relevant continuing education workshops to meet the needs of our regions professionals. Our workshop address key issues of various professional practices and offer continuing education credits for multiple disciplines. Please visit our Upcoming Events Page for an evolving list of fall programming. As always we are happy to assist you with any questions or needs by emailing

Professional Continuing Education to Meet Your Needs

Marywood provides continuing education for a variety of professional disciplines. Marywood University maintains accreditations in a variety of organizations serviced by Professional Continuing Education.

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Our mission is to empower individuals through non-credit continuing education programs that offer the necessary information, instruction, and programming to develop and enhance their careers. We strive to offer comprehensive educational opportunities to foster the ongoing personal and professional growth of the people we serve by deepening their professional knowledge and broadening their awareness of emerging opportunities, discipline specific research, and best practices. By means of continuous learning and development we strive to help each person cultivate the skills and knowledge to achieve their full potential and to discover new professional opportunities. Our actions are guided by the principle of social justice aiming at collaboration to offer new possibilities both for individuals and society.

Core Values:

Educational Advancement

Current, relevant, and comprehensive programming to advance the skills and knowledge of licensed professionals and practitioners.

Professional and Personal Empowerment

Offering individuals the credentials, information, and skills to confidently work towards their vocation.

Commitment to Integrity

Our programs seek to promote best practices and offer individuals the most current, relevant, evidence-based information in their fields.

Cultivating Opportunity

By focusing on emerging information and prospects we seek to continuously create new possibilities for individuals throughout the duration of their careers.