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. Click here to join our monthly email list so you can stay up to date with our announcements, upcoming trainings and reminders.

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.

Enroll for Holiday Grief CEU

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Additional Online CEUs Coming Soon!


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.

Theology of Grief | The journey of grief is one of pain and illumination. God invites us to position ourselves on the journey to receive divine awareness and inspiration. Explore God’s promises found in the Holy Scripture. We journey into the profound mysteries in the Theology of Grief. Program includes light refreshments. You do not have to attend all, just the dates you are able.
Date: October 1, and December 3
Time: 4:00pm – 5:00pm
Cost: Free
Presenter: Ty Morgan, LISW-S

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, Dinner included
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.

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


Busch Funeral & Crematory Services Partner Programs

Offered as a partnership between Cornerstone of Hope, Busch Funeral & Crematory Services & Crossroads Hospice Charitable Foundation.

Learn Interventions &  Leave With A Holiday Keepsake
October 28, 2020
Time: 8:30am – 10:30am
Location: Busch Funeral & Crematory Services: 7501 Ridge Road, Parma
Cost: Free, Includes Breakfast at 8am
CEU: 2 CEUs available for Social Workers, Counselors, Nurses, & Funeral Directors
Description: This program will focus on defining mourning, grief, bereavement and complicated grief as well as discuss the difference between complicated and normal grief. It will also look at the factors that make our grief unique from one another. We will also discuss how the bereaved experience holiday traditions, and include clinical interventions to assist those bereaved clients throughout the holiday season. Participants will create a holiday memorial project to take home.


View 2020 Course Catalog Here