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About Continuing Education

We provide quality programs that are accessible, affordable, and professionally relevant and delivered with exceptional customer service.

John F. Kennedy University’s Continuing Education (CE) department provides professional development and personal enrichment programs that serve the diverse needs of our alumni and surrounding communities in the greater Bay Area.

Specializing in the fields of psychology, law and health care, CE offers a variety of certificate programs and courses for psychologists, mental health professionals, registered nurses and attorneys who seek to acquire or maintain licensure, expand their knowledge, increase their proficiency, or specialize in a particular area of expertise in their respective fields. Taught by expert scholar-practitioners at three campuses (Pleasant Hill, Berkeley, San Jose) and online, our courses integrate theory and practice that can be immediately applied, and they are convenient, accessible and affordable.

Our certificate programs are designed to offer in-depth learning opportunities in select clinical subject areas. Current topics of study include: Autism Spectrum Disorders, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Eating Disorders, Expressive Arts Therapy, Deep Imagination, and Treatment Strategies for Returning Troops.

CE is approved to sponsor courses by the American Psychological Association (APA), the California Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS), the California Board of Registered Nursing (BRN), the California Foundation for the Advancement of Addiction Professionals (CFAAP/CAADAC), and the State Bar of California.

CE offers a 10% discount to JFK University students, faculty, staff and alumni for any on-site course.

Please note: CE courses cannot be applied toward an academic degree or academic certificate program.

For more information or to receive a catalog of our offerings, contact the Continuing Education office at:

JFK University - CE
100 Ellinwood Way, Suite S205
Pleasant Hill, CA 94523
(800) 557-1384
fax: (925) 969-3155


Executive Director Educational Services
Miriam Garcia, M.S.
Program Development Specialist
Helena Simon Marsala, M.Ed
Program Administrative Specialist
Renee Hikiji Flores, B.S./B.A.


Sukie Magraw, Ph.D.
Douglas Haldeman, Ph.D.
Miriam Garcia, M.S.