CEU Opportunities

About Cornerstone’s Education Programs

For the last 16 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 2019. 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.

View the 2019 CEU Catalogue Here

 

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 2019 Courses

Evening Education Series

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

The Science of Gratitude | September 9, 2019

Time: 5:00pm – 8:00pm

Presenter: Pete Bliss, Th.D., D.Min.

Cost: $60, Includes dinner

CEU: 3 CEU for Social Workers, Counselors and Nurses. Continuing Education hours for Funeral Directors pending.

Description: What exactly is gratitude? What are its psychological roots and components? What are its moral functions and spiritual uses? What is the relationship between gratitude and overall emotional health? Gain the latest insights on this largely overlooked aspect of healing and wellness.

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It’s OK to Not Be OK | November 4, 2019

Time: 5:00pm – 7:00pm

Presenter: Julia Ellifritt, LISW-S

Cost: $40, Includes dinner

CEU: 2 CEU for Social Workers, Counselors and Nurses. Continuing Education hours for Funeral Directors pending.

Description: Sometimes feeling “not ok,” is ok. Bereaved often want to rush through painful experiences and memories, but sometimes it’s ok to sit with them before moving towards healing.

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After a Suicide Attempt | November 11, 2019

Time: 5:00pm – 7:00pm

Presenter: Pete Bliss, Th.D., D.Min.

Cost: $40, Includes dinner

CEU: 2 CEU for Social Workers, Counselors and Nurses. Continuing Education hours for Funeral Directors pending.

Description: Researchers estimate that for every suicide, there are at least 25 attempts. Healing following an attempt can extend beyond hospitalization, and involves support from professionals, as well as friends & family.

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Opioid & Suicide; Seniors & Suicide | November 18, 2019

Time: 5:00pm – 7:00pm

Presenter: Pete Bliss, Th.D., D.Min.

Cost: $40, Includes dinner

CEU: 2 CEU for Social Workers, Counselors and Nurses. Continuing Education hours for Funeral Directors pending.

Description: Ohio is a leader in overdose deaths & suicides that leave countless survivors. Seniors with feelings of hopelessness and thoughts of suicide are not a normal part of aging. Explore signs, strategies and discuss the “Four D’s of Suicide Risk in Older Adults.”

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Bereavement Symposium

Frequency of suicide, self-injury and violence in school settings requires preventative and response policies and procedures for the safety and protection of faculty and students. This program will provide school counselors, psychologists, social workers, teachers, administrators, and pastors, information on assessing risk. Guidelines will be presented on how to respond to these crises in a practical and proactive manner that minimizes risk and impact on the community.

Suicide, Self-Injury, and Violence in the Schools | Friday, October 4, 2019

Time: 8:00am – 4:00pm

Location: Cuyahoga Valley Church

Presenter: Dr. Jerry Juhnke

Cost: Early bird price of $95 if you register before September 10th, and $90 each for three or more people coming from the same organization. $110 if you register after September 10th.

CEU: 6 CEU for Social Workers, Counselors, Nurses and Funeral Directors

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More Information

Upon registering and payment for CEU programs, registrants will receive an email verifying submission and registration.

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 and 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.

Upon registering for CEU programs, registrants will receive an email verifying submission and registration.

Time: 3:30pm – 5:00pm

Presenter: Ty Morgan, LSW

Cost: No Charge

September 5, 2019 • October 10, 2019 • November 7, 2019 • December 12, 2019

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Half-Day Programs

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

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Myers/Briggs Workshop | September 25, 2019

Time: 9:00am – 12:00pm

Presenter: Laurie Malone

Cost: $60

CEU: 3 CEU for Social Workers, Counselors and Nurses. Continuing Education hours for Funeral Directors pending.

Description: The Myers–Briggs Type Indicator is an introspective self-report questionnaire with the purpose of indicating differing psychological preferences in how people perceive the world around them and make decisions.

The Cornerstone of Hope | October 16, 2019

Time: 9:00am – 12:00pm

Presenter: Linda Anderson-Gaines, PCC-S

Cost: $60

CEU: 3 CEU for Social Workers, Counselors and Nurses. Continuing Education hours for Funeral Directors pending.

Description: Instilling hope into “the lost and the least” in the midst of seemingly hopeless situations. An in-depth look at the practice of counseling from a Biblically-based, Christian perspective.

Children’s Grief Awareness Day

In honor of National Children’s Grief Awareness Day, Cornerstone of Hope is hosting its annual educational program for anyone who works with grieving children. Teachers, counselors, social workers, clergy, funeral directors, hospice personnel – all are welcome! This program will consist of new clinical interventions for grieving children and teens, as well as an experiential activity. Program includes refreshments.

November 21, 2019

Time: 3:30pm – 5:00pm

Cost: FREE

CEU: 1 CEU for Social Workers, Counselors and Nurses. 1 CEU for Funeral Directors pending.

 

Grief Group Facilitation Training 

Bereavement Group Facilitator Training is open to any professional interested in learning more about grief and loss, and how to help others. This course is designed to be educational and interactive, with opportunities to explore personal loss histories, and is facilitated by licensed professionals. Group dynamics will be learned through sharing and interacting with other group members. This training is a requirement for anyone who is interested in leading groups for Cornerstone of Hope.

Participants must attend all three sessions.

August 28, 2019   6:00-8:30pm

August 29, 2019   6:00-8:30pm

September 4th, 2019   6:00-8:30pm

Presenter: Amy Mitchell, LSW

Cost: $175

CEU: 6 CEU for Social Workers, Counselors and Nurses.

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Busch Funeral & Crematory Services Partner Programs

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

Jealousy, Guilt & Shame in Bereavement | October 23, 2019

Time: 8:00am – 10:30am

Cost: FREE, includes breakfast

CEU: 2 CEU for Social Workers, Counselors and Nurses. Continuing Education hours for Funeral Directors pending.

Location: Busch Funeral & Crematory Services: 7501 Ridge Road, Parma

Description: This webinar program featuring Dr. Ken Doka shows how grieving people may experience surprising and unsettling emotions after a death including jealousy, guilt, and shame. It offers intervention strategies to help grieving individuals recognize, validate, and resolve such complicated reactions.

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