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
fax: (925) 969-3155
Director of Programs
Kimberly Twilla Moody, MA
Registration & Faculty Coordinator
Kimberly Twilla, MA, Director
A member of the CE department since 2003, Kim has held the department's posts of Administrative Director and Assistant Director. In her current role, Kimberly is primarily responsible for the department's entire range of program development and assessment, ensures CE's accreditation compliances, and oversees faculty recruitment. In addition, she helps facilitate the department's outreach and marketing functions. She has a background in radio marketing and advertising. Kimberly recently earned her graduate degree in Integral Psychology at JFK University and has an undergraduate degree from Flagler College in St. Augustine, FL, with a degree in Communications and specializations in Journalism and Psychology.
Naomi Raine, MA, Administrative Director
As the Administrative Director, Naomi provides support for the department's students, staff and courses, and manages special projects. She successfully served as coordinator at the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute and at Tippett Studio, both located in the Bay Area. Among other things, Naomi has also been a licensed massage therapist for 18 years, is a practicing artist, and a graphic designer. She graduated from Cal State East Bay in 2000 with a BFA and earned her MA in Transformative Art at JFK University in 2010.
Sukie Magraw, PhD
Kristin Hancock, PhD
Jennifer Moore-McDowell, PhD
Lynn Ireland, PhD
Kimberly Twilla Moody, MA