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
$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 The Urban Child Institute, 600 Jefferson Avenue in Memphis. Web-conferencing is available upon request.

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.


Handouts from presenters will be posted to this website after the sessions. In most cases, handouts may not be available for all presentations until after the workshop has ended. 

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Date/Time Topic Speakers Continuing Education

February 26, 2016

9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Transition to Education & Work: Connecting for Life - Flyer PDF icon

Cate Weir, M.Ed.  Think College, Institute for Community Inclusion, UMASS Boston; Melvin Jackson, MPS, MAT Center for Literacy Education & Employment Transition Project; Crystal Godwin, Center for Literacy Education and Employment Transition Project; Jennifer Graves, MS, Director, EDGE program, Union University; Tom Beeson, MA, FUTURE, University of Tennessee Knoxville; Tammy Day, M.Ed., Next Steps, Vanderbilt University; Maurice Williams, MA, MS, CNP Tiger LIFE, University of Memphis; Mallory Whitmore, IDEAL, Lipscomb University; Kelly Wendel, M.Ed. TN Works, Vanderbilt University; Veronica McKinney, MBA, Center for Literacy Education & Employment, Corporate Connections; Tyler Hampton, Executive Director, SRVS, Shelby County Residential Vocational Services; Anthony McClyde, TN Vocational Rehabilitation

6.0 CE, intermediate level for psychologists 

6.0 Contact Hours for Social workers

March 29, 2016

9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Child Health Outcomes: Health Disparities and the Life Course Flyer PDF icon

Malrie Shelton, LCSW, Program Coordinator,  Network for Overcoming Violence and Abuse (NOVA), a local program of the U.S. Department of Justice Defending Childhood Initiative. Dr.Fran Tylavsky, University of Tennessee Health Science Center Dr. Marian Levy, University of Memphis School of Public Health

3.0 CE, intermediate level for psychologists 

3.0 Contact Hours for Social workers

April 12, 2016

9:00 am - 12:30 pm

Impact of Trauma on Children and Families -Flyer PDF icon

Melissa Hoffman, PhD, UTHSC Child and Adolescent Psychiatry; Teresa English, MSSW and Chayla Ward Shelby County Relative Caregiver Program & Malissa Duckworth, LCSW, UT Boling Center for Developmental Disabilities, Project ENRICH

3.5 CE, intermediate level for psychologists

3.5 Contact Hours for Social workers


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