The Journey to Serve the World through Continuing Education

  • Sherri Harper Woods Youngstown State University
Keywords: continuing education, professional development, electronic capacity building, continuing education network


This article presents my reflections of my call, response, and commitment to serve the world through continuing education opportunities that build the capacity of clinical social workers and counselors. I discuss the journey that began with my dissertation project and ended with the local, state, and global service of facilitating continuing education. The article also demonstrates the movement from building capacity through live workshops to utilizing E-learning.

Author Biography

Sherri Harper Woods, Youngstown State University

Dr. Sherri Harper Woods is an Assistant Professor of Social Work at Youngstown State University. She is an EMDR Trained Therapist and a Licensed Independent Social Worker with a Supervisory designation. Her areas of speciality include the integration of faith into the treatment process, trauma recovery, shame recovery, and sexual abuse recovery.