CEU Opportunities

About Cornerstone’s Education Programs

For the last 18 years, Cornerstone of Hope has provided excellent clinical services and programs to bereaved children, teens, and adults. In addition, we have led the way in providing training on all aspects of grief and loss to community agencies, businesses, universities, hospitals, and churches. This page contains educational programs for 2020. Please browse our offerings, and then register for these upcoming programs using any of the register now buttons below. Programs are held at Cornerstone of Hope, located at 5905 Brecksville Road, Independence, Ohio 44131, unless otherwise noted.

 

Online Holiday Grief CEU: Togetherness with family is a key theme for the holidays, which can make the holidays difficult for people who are grieving the loss of a loved one. Take Cornerstone of Hope’s Holiday Grief CEU to learn how you can help those grieving during the holidays. In order to receive a CEU certificate, you must take the entire CEU quiz with a 100% completion. There is no charge for this online CEU. Upon registering and payment for CEU programs, registrants will receive an email verifying submission and registration. If you do not receive an email, your registration is not complete.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • Who may attend? Continuing education programs are open to any community professional including, but not limited to, Social Workers, Counselors, Nurses, Funeral Directors, School Staff, AND Church Leaders.
  • What credits are available? Most programs have been approved by the Counselor and Social Worker Board through provider number #RCS070701. The Nursing Board accepts continuing education hours approved by any other credentialing agency. Please call 216.524.4673 to see if Funeral Director credits are available for the program.
  • What is your late or cancellation policy? Please arrive on time for all scheduled workshops. If you arrive late to a workshop you will not receive a certificate. Partial credit will not be given. In order to receive a CEU certificate, you must be present for the entire workshop. Refunds are available if you cancel in advance of 48 hours prior to the program. Please note that any program with less than 4 people registered will be cancelled 48 hours prior to the program date. All participants who have signed up will be notified by phone, and will be issued a refund.
  • What payment types are accepted? Pre-payment is required in advance for all programs. You may pay via credit card during online registration.

Upon registering and payment for CEU programs, registrants will receive an email verifying submission and registration.  If you do not receive an email, your registration is not complete.

 

Cornerstone of Hope Bereavement Training Institute 2020 Courses

Evening Education Series

These evening programs allow you to learn new techniques to improve your everyday practice.

“It’s OK to not be OK” | Bereaved often want to rush through painful experiences and memories, but sometimes it is ok to sit with them before moving towards healing.
Time: 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Presenter: Julia Ellifritt, LISW-S
Date: January 29th, 2020
Cost: $40, Dinner Included
CEU: 2 CEUs for Social Workers, Counselors & Nurses
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Understanding Intentionality In Opiod Deaths | This program is for professionals and those who are struggling with opioid loss issues. Ohio is currently experiencing more opioid deaths than any other state in the country. Recently, Dr. Gilson, as well as other medical examiners, have been ruling some opioid deaths as suicide, instead of accidental. Dr. Gilson will spend the evening discussing this topic and answering questions.
Date: February 4, 2020
Time: 6:00pm
Presenter: Dr. Gilson, Cuyahoga County’s Medical Examiner
Cost: FREE, Light Refreshments Provided
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Relational Wisdom | This program is for seminar is about reducing conflict, harnessing emotions, and equipping you with skills you need to build stronger relationships, valued influence, a compelling witness.
Date: March 11, 2020
Time: 9am-12pm
CEU: 3 CEUs for Social Workers, Counselors & Nurses
Cost: $60, Dinner included
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Caring for Caregivers |Compassionate caregivers are at risk of experiencing burnout and compassion fatigue. They are in need of practical education and support in order to be more effective. This will be an interactive discussion of the signs and symptoms of burnout, compassion fatigue and strategies which promote self-care.
Date: March 18, 2020
Time: 9am-12pm,
CEU: 3 CEUs for Social Workers, Counselors & Nurses
Cost: $60, Dinner included
Presenter: Linda Anderson-Gaines, PCC-S
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Current Trends in the Field of Suicidology  | Suicide is a growing epidemic in our community. This program will deal with assessing  for and diagnosing suicidal ideation, clinical
interventions to assist a suicidal client, and bereavement interventions for persons who have lost a friend or family member to suicide.
Date: March 25, 2020
Time: 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Cost: $40, Dinner Included
CEU: 2 CEUs for Social Workers, Counselors & Nurses
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Loving the “Unlovable”| When cultural, moral, or ethical differences between ourselves and our clients, the potential for conflict cannot and should not be ignored. We will focus on ways in which to effectively care for our clients while remaining true to ourselves.
Date: April 8, 2020
Time: 9am-12pm,
CEU: 3 CEUs for Social Workers, Counselors & Nurses
Cost: $60
Presenter: Linda Anderson-Gaines, PCC-S

The Science of Therapeutic Handwriting  | Writing therapy, aka expressive (emotional) disclosure, expressive writing, or written disclosure therapy, has the potential to heal mentally and physically. For the past decade, an increasing number of studies have demonstrated that when individuals write about emotional experiences, significant physical and mental health improvements follow. Several studies have demonstrated that the mere expression of a trauma is not sufficient – health gains appear to require translating experiences into language. We’ll explore the research of Dr. James Pennebaker, a social psychologist at the University of Texas at Austin, considered to be the pioneer of writing therapy.
Date: May 4,2020
Time: 5pm-7pm
CEU: 2 CEUs for Social Workers, Counselors & Nurses
Cost:$40
Presenter: Pete Bliss, Th.D., D.Min.

Gen ME and iGen According to leading researcher Dr. Jean Twenge, “Born in the 1980s and 1990s, GenMe (Millennials) are reshaping schools, colleges, and businesses all over the country. They are tolerant, confident, open-minded, and ambitious, but also disengaged narcissistic, distrustful, and anxious. Born after 1995, iGen is the first generation to spend their entire adolescence in the age of the smartphone. With social media and texting replacing other activities, iGen spends less time with their friends in person – perhaps why they are experiencing unprecedented levels of anxiety, depression, and loneliness. With generational divides wider than ever, parents, educators, and employers have an urgent need to understand today’s rising generation of teens and young adults.
Date: June 17, 2020
Time: 6pm-7pm
CEU: 2 CEUs for Social Workers, Counselors & Nurses
Cost:$40
Presenter: Pete Bliss, Th.D., D.Min.

Serving the Suffering | A practical discussion of interventions designed to help clients cope in the midst of other inflicted, as well as, self-inflicted pain and suffering.
Date: July 8, 2020
Time: 9am-12pm
CEU: 3 CEUs for Social Workers, Counselors & Nurses
Cost: $60
Presenter: Linda Anderson-Gaines, PCC-S

Opioids and suicide: Understanding the Link | The intersection between suicide and the opioid epidemic was front and center at the 2019 American Association of Suicidology annual conference. Numerous shared risk and protective factors exist. A significant number of opioid overdose deaths coded as unintentional are likely suicides, and losses from both causes are having a significant impact on communities across the country, including collective reduction in life expectancy. We’ll explore the latest research findings and what they mean to practitioners.
Date: August 31, 2020
Time: 5pm-7pm
CEU:  2 CEUs for Social Workers, Counselors & Nurses
Cost: $40
Presenter: Pete Bliss, Th.D., D.Min.

Counseling African American Families | An experiential workshop focusing on the specific needs of the African American family. Practical information and strategies will be offered in order to enhance and increase the counselor’s knowledge.
Date: October 7, 2020
Time: 9am – 12pm
CEU: 3 CEUs for Social Workers, Counselors & Nurses
Cost: $60
Presenter: Linda Anderson-Gaines, PCC-S

Forgiveness: Personal and Professional Dimensions for Caregivers | The ability to move on is critical in the recovery or spiritual growth process. Once you fully understand the benefits of, and challenges to, forgiveness, you will be equipped with proven, effective techniques that are vital in the process. You will familiarize yourself with recent research that challenges conventional views and points to new methodologies and creative techniques that transcend traditional approaches.
Date: November 16, 2020
Time: 5pm-7pm
CEU : 2 CEUs for Social Workers, Counselors & Nurses
Cost: $40
Presenter: Pete Bliss, Th.D., D.Min.

Half-Day Programs

Joining us for these half-day programs will allow for an in-depth discussion of the featured topic. Program includes breakfast.

Grief Group Facilitation Training 

Cornerstone of Hope’s Grief Group Facilitation Training provides the necessary knowledge and skills that will allow you to conduct grief support groups at Cornerstone of Hope, as a member of our PRN Staff. Grief Group Facilitation Training is open to licensed professional interested in facilitating support groups at Cornerstone of Hope. This course is designed to be educational and interactive, with opportunities to explore personal loss histories, and is facilitated by licensed professionals.
Training is offered two times per year and CEU’s are available. Attendees must attend all 3 training sessions. Below is a list of 2020 trainings.

Spring Training
March 16th, 17th, 24th from 6:00 – 8:30 each evening, dinner is provided

Fall Training
September 2nd, 3rd, 8th from 6:00 – 8:30 each evening, dinner is provided

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