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We offer professional educational courses on all aspects of grief and loss, along with other issue-specific training opportunities.


Continuing Education

For the last 19 years, Cornerstone of Hope has provided excellent clinical services and programs to grieving children, teens and adults. In addition, Cornerstone of Hope’s Bereavement Training Institute has provided training on all aspects of grief and loss to community agencies, businesses, universities, schools, hospitals, and churches. Many of our bereavement trainings include CEU credits for counselors, social workers, and nurses, where noted. Our Lima location provides numerous mental health CEUs, trainings and workshops for professionals and the community at large.


We offer Crisis Management, Disenfranchised Grief, The Impact of Grief on Mental Health and Addiction Recovery, Forgiveness, Suicide, Opioid Loss, Cultural Competence, The Impact of Culture in Clinical Supervision, School Crisis Team Training, Theology of Grief, and many other topics.

We offer half-day educational programs on a variety of topics. In addition, we regularly offer Group Facilitator Trainings and Advanced Grief Group Facilitation Skills.


Group Facilitator Training is offered at our Columbus, Ohio location. We also work with organizations to design an educational program that meets the needs of their staff. 


We offer Anticipatory Grief, Boundaries, Building Up Kids, Creative Interventions, Ethics, Grief & Traumatic Loss, Group Dynamics & Interventions, Integrating Counseling & Faith, Parent Support, Self-Regulations, Stress, Anxiety & Depression, and Marriage Training. 


Bereavement Training Institute

Grief Facilitator Training

Cornerstone of Hope offers grief facilitator training for school counselors, clinical counselors, social workers, psychologists, administration and organization leadership. This 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, or at your own organization. The 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 at our Cleveland and Columbus, Ohio locations and CEU’s are available. 

Grief Support Group Facilitation Training

June 24, 2022, 9:00AM– 4:00PM
Cornerstone of Hope, Columbus

Presented by Julia Ellifritt, LISW-S
$120—Breakfast & lunch are provided
6 CEUs for Social Workers, Counselors, and Nurses

Register by June 17, 2022

Busch Funeral & Crematory Services Partner Programs

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


School Crisis Training 

Schools have their own crisis plan, however, the challenge is having enough trained staff to meet the need when there is a sudden loss. This training is designed for private and public schools who intend on developing a team within your district, or in combination with other schools or districts. This training is also in partnership with ESC of Northeast Ohio.

Grief Conference 

Check back soon for updates on our 2023 Grief Conference.

Graduate Internships

Cornerstone of Hope is one of the premier training sites for graduate interns in the fields of social work, counseling and art therapy.

Each intern typically carries an individual caseload as well as assisting in support groups each semester. Interns receive a high level of clinical supervision, including one hour per week of individual supervision and two hours per week of group supervision. Intern opportunities fill up quickly and often a year in advance. Eligible interns are able to commit to two consecutive semesters for their clinical field placement.

For more information about our internship program, please contact our Cleveland location at 216.524.HOPE (4673).