Continuing Education

CEU Schedule


Our 2023 CE Trainings will be offered as webinars or hybrid events with LIMITED in-person seating. In-person tickets are NOT available for all trainings, and are sold on a first-come-first-served basis. In-person events may be changed to virtual based on The Grief Center’s discretion.

Approval information can be found at the bottom of this page.

If you are interested in receiving updates about in-person availability to your inbox, sign up for our Continuing Education email updates here.

January

Webinar: Living Mindfully and Developing a Life Plan when Loss has Derailed You
Friday, January 27, 2023
9:00 - 12:00 noon CST
3 CE Credits
$45
Get Virtual Tickets Here
This training is designed to explore what happens when a person’s life changes, as with a significant loss. The direction that a person saw their life going may no longer be possible. The training will first focus on mindfulness, and its value in living life to the fullest.

Then the training will move to learning how to help a client explore their past life plan, and review their values, as the starting point for creating a new plan for their lives. It will include components of a workable life plan, and how to create goals and steps to accomplish them.

Participants will end up with practice in writing their own life plan.

February

Webinar: DBT Skills for Everyone!
Friday, February 17, 2023
9:00 - 12:00 noon CST
3 CE Credits
$45
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This training will focus on an overview of DBT and ways it can be used in a general practice setting to help clients with a wide range of emotional difficulties and challenges, including working with depression, anxiety disorders, addictions, Borderline Personality Disorder, relationship challenges, setting boundaries, and reducing the risk of engaging in harmful behaviors, among many others.

Webinar: Ambiguous Loss: A common but unrecognized human experience
Friday, February 17, 2023
1:00 - 4:00 p.m. CST
3 CE Credits
$45
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Ambiguous Loss is all around us. The world we live in has changed after facing a global pandemic, and with it, the way we interact with the world and the way we cope with our emotional lives. In the wake of immense grief and loss, many individuals find themselves grieving not just death losses, but ambiguous losses that are harder to identify and address but have real implications on the grieving process. This webinar will address Ambiguous Loss as seen in the clients we are serving now.

Webinar: Suicide Loss: The Impact on Survivors
Friday, February 24, 2023
9:00 - 12:00 noon CST
3 CE Credits
$45
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All losses are difficult, but a death by suicide stands alone, and can be especially traumatic. People coping with this loss often need more support than others, but may get less. Therefore, survivors of suicide loss may turn to professional support. This workshop will prepare you to confidently work with this type of loss.

March

Webinar: Perfectionism, Imposter Syndrome, and Burnout: Issues Facing New and Seasoned Clinicians and Strategies to Address Them
Friday, March 3, 2023
9:00 - 12:00 noon CST
3 CE Credits
$45
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This session aims to describe perfectionism, imposter syndrome, and burnout and how these constructs overlap and vary; identify how these issues impact clinician wellness and clients; learn and practice mindfulness, sensory awareness, gratitude, and expressive arts activities; and make a plan to practice self-care and integrate wellness into organizational culture. Opportunities to collect data and use assessments will also be discussed.

Webinar: Grief 101
Friday, March 10, 2023
9:00 - 12:00 noon CST
3 CE Credits
$45
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This workshop investigates theories, concepts and practical tools related to grief and loss. It will introduce concepts important in conceptualizing grief. Participants will learn basic truths and myths about grief, types of grief and the potential impact on individuals, a grief theory overview, multicultural considerations, approaches in counseling the bereaved,and assessment and diagnosis.

Webinar: Personality Disorders: What am I supposed to do now?
Friday, March 17, 2023
9:00 - 12:00 noon CST
3 CE Credits
$45
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Personality Disorders have long been an enigma for therapists. What do you do? How do you identify them with any clarity? Is there any treatment for clients living with them? This training will give an overview of current thought on Personality Disorders and their diagnosis. It will look at diagnosis based upon the DSM 5, and will review current research on viable treatments currently available. Time will be spent on looking at Borderline Personality Disorder, what is known about its origins, impairments, biology, and treatment, and how to remove the stigma associated with the diagnosis.

Webinar: Disenfranchised Loss: When society says you are not allowed to grieve
Friday, March 17, 2023
1:00 - 4:00 p.m. CST
3 CE Credits
$45
Get Virtual Tickets Here
The subject of disenfranchised grief has been in the news more lately in light of our current pandemic. However, what situations may cause this response in people is not new. It is a topic grief therapists have been researching for years. It can be grief related to either a death or a life loss. This webinar addresses the causes, the reactions, and the therapies that can help.

April

Webinar: Group Counseling Ethics: What you didn’t learn in Grad School
Friday, April 14, 2023
9:00 - 12:00 noon CST
3 CE Credits
$65
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Group counseling is an art and a skill that many therapists feel unprepared for. Join us to explore the ethics involved in leading different types of groups skillfully and effectively.

Webinar: Ethics in Grief Counseling
Friday, April 14, 2023
1:00 - 4:00 p.m. CST
3 CE Credits
$65
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When treating the bereaved many ethical questions can arise. This workshop will address a multitude of concerns including assessment and treatment, multicultural considerations, differences between grief and depression, and therapeutic techniques for use with bereaved clients.

Webinar: Grief through the Lens of Enneagram
Friday, April 21, 2023
9:00-12:00 noon CST
3 CE Credits
$45
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The enneagram is a helpful tool to improve self-awareness. This training will look at grief through the lens of the enneagram.

Webinar: From Taylor Swift to Beethoven: How to Utilize Music in Your Practice
Friday, April 21, 2023
1:00 - 4:00 p.m. CST
3 CE Credits
$45
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Whether you are listening to the radio or sitting at a restaurant, music is all around us. This training is focused on using the power of music to assist our clients and identify ways we can utilize music in practice.

June

Webinar: Let’s Create Some Happiness: The biology and psychology of happiness and how to intentionally create it
Friday, June 16, 2023
9:00 - 12:00 noon CST
3 CE Credits
$45
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Much is made over the origins and treatment of emotional disturbances, including depression, anger, and anxiety. The goal that many clients come into therapy with is “I just want to feel happy again.” We know how to treat the problem emotions. Do we know how to create happiness? Finally research has been done on the biology and psychology of happiness, and how to intentionally pursue it. This workshop is for professionals who want to learn this for themselves and then teach it to their clients. It will present a viable alternative to simply reducing problematic emotions by using skills to replace them.

Webinar: The Role of Resiliency in Grief and Mourning
Friday, June 16, 2023
1:00 - 4:00 p.m. CST
3 CE Credits
$45
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Is resiliency a trait, or can it be learned? How does learning this impact mourning, including mourning for those facing complicated grief? Explore the impact of grief on all ages, as well as ways to foster resiliency in your clients facing loss.

Webinar: Brain Fog and Chest Pain: The Neurobiology and Physiology of Grief
Friday, June 23, 2023
9:00 - 12:00 noon CST
3 CE Credits
$45
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This session aims to describe grief’s impact on the brain and body; explore the relationship between neuroscience and mindfulness; and practice exercises to support awareness, emotion regulation, and wellness. Additional considerations and contraindications will also be discussed.

August

Webinar: Little Grievers
Friday, June 16, 2023
1:00 - 4:00 p.m. CST
3 CE Credits
$45
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Participants will be engaged in a presentation over the developmental stages of grief and loss throughout the child and adolescent span while learning about the severity of different losses and the impacts. Participants will be invited to explore different interventions to be utilized with grieving youth.

September

Webinar: Anticipatory Grief Across All Ages
Friday, September 22, 2023
1:00 - 4:00 p.m. CST
3 CE Credits
$45
Get Virtual Tickets Here
Join us as we explore the unique experience of anticipatory grief. This workshop will allow participants to better understand how such an experience impacts a grieving family. Learn ways to support both children and adult who are facing the impending loss of a loved one.

October

Webinar: Grief 101
Friday, October 6, 2023
9:00 - 12:00 noon CST
3 CE Credits
$45
Get Virtual Tickets Here
This workshop investigates theories, concepts and practical tools related to grief and loss. It will introduce concepts important in conceptualizing grief. Participants will learn basic truths and myths about grief, types of grief and the potential impact on individuals, a grief theory overview, multicultural considerations, approaches in counseling the bereaved,and assessment and diagnosis.

Webinar: Living Mindfully and Developing a Life Plan when Loss has Derailed You
Friday, October 27, 2023
9:00 - 12:00 noon CST
3 CE Credits
$45
Get Virtual Tickets Here
This training is designed to explore what happens when a person’s life changes, as with a significant loss. The direction that a person saw their life going may no longer be possible. The training will first focus on mindfulness, and its value in living life to the fullest.

Then the training will move to learning how to help a client explore their past life plan, and review their values, as the starting point for creating a new plan for their lives. It will include components of a workable life plan, and how to create goals and steps to accomplish them.

Webinar: Disenfranchised Loss: When society says you are not allowed to grieve

Friday, October 27, 2023
1:00 - 4:00 p.m. CST
3 CE Credits
$45
Get Virtual Tickets Here
The subject of disenfranchised grief has been in the news more lately in light of our current pandemic. However, what situations may cause this response in people is not new. It is a topic grief therapists have been researching for years. It can be grief related to either a death or a life loss. This webinar addresses the causes, the reactions, and the therapies that can help.

Approval Information

All trainings (virtual and in-person) are approved by the Oklahoma State Board of Licensed Social Workers provider #20230014. All webinars provided by The Grief Center will serve as Category 1 credits for all social workers in Oklahoma.

Due to the ongoing consequences of the national COVID-19 pandemic, on February 11, 2022, the Oklahoma Board of Behavioral Health approved an additional stay of enforcement for all face-to-face CEU requirements, including Ethics and Supervision. All technology assisted CEU’s accrued between January 01, 2022 and December 31, 2022 may count towards the face-to-face renewal requirements, including ethics and supervision, for all current licensure periods. On October 07, 2022 the Board approved an additional stay of enforcement for all face-to-face CEU requirements, including Ethics and Supervision. All technology assisted CEU’s accrued between January 01, 2023 and December 31, 2023 may count towards the face-to-face renewal requirements, including ethics and supervision, for all current licensure periods, including all webinars offered by The Grief Center.

The Tristesse Grief Center has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 7131. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. The Tristesse Grief Center is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

As an NBCC ACEP Provider, trainings from The Grief Center are considered pre-approved by the Arkansas Examiners in Counseling Board, the Social Work Board of New Mexico and the New Mexico Counseling Board.

Several licensing boards in various states, including Social Workers, LPCs, and LMFTs in Texas and Kansas, and the Social Work Board in Arkansas no longer issue pre-approval to CEU providers. Instead, the licensee determines if the CEU meets the criteria set forth by the applicable licensing body. The below information should help in this determination.

  1. All continuing education presentations are provided via live webinar format. This format allows for audience participation and discussion via chat boxes.
  2. The content of our continuing education is selected with the practicing clinician in-mind and is aimed at enhancing clinical knowledge and/or clinical skills in the selected topic area.
  3. Each presenter bio can be accessed on the respective ticketing pages for each presentation. Our presenters have demonstrated competency in the topics presented.
  4. We verify and track attendance at each CEU event.
  5. We issue a completion certificate which displays the licensee’s name, topic covered, date of course, and hours of credit earned.
  6. An opportunity to evaluate the course content, presenter and overall usefulness of the material is provided to all participants.
  7. We maintain all continuing education records and documentation for a period of 5 years.

Additional information can be found on the ticketing pages of each event.

If you have additional questions, please contact our Continuing Education Program Director via email at kaylin@thegriefcenter.org