Grief Education Institute

The Grief Education Institute offers healthcare professionals, educators and clergy the opportunity to gain knowledge and skills that will strengthen their ability to assist children and families grieving the loss of a loved one.  The Children’s Bereavement Center of South Texas’ philosophy is that each person’s journey through grief is unique and that no child should have to walk through this painful process alone.

The Institute’s experienced faculty offers an annual series of presentations and workshops.  These topics range from healing through expressive arts to the physiological impact that accompanies complicated grief. CEU’s are provided for mental health professionals and clergy.

The Grief Education Institute of the Children’s Bereavement Center of South Texas also offers consultation opportunities to enhance trainings that are currently in place or in the planning phase at your organization. Center staff will work with your organization to incorporate our model of healing through expressive arts and bereavement counseling.  A fee based schedule allows on site and telephone consultations. Contact the Executive Director of the Center for more information.

Beyond the Walls: Additional training videos and webinars available HERE.

Program Schedule 2017

Resiliency and Survival: Assisting Children and Adolescents
Presented by Dr. Ted Rynearson
Friday, February 3, 2017

Coping with Grief and Loss Through Animal-Assisted Therapy
presented by Tiffany Otting, MS
Friday, April 21, 2017

“Tears in the Backpack” Workshop
presented by Janice Nadeau, PhD
Friday, May 11, 2017

Helping the Grieving Student
presented by Leslie Wood, LCSW
Friday, August 11, 2017

Grief Tools for Professionals: Hands-On Training
presented by Karen Jenkins, LPC
Friday, October 13, 2017

Healing and Resilience with Children and Adolescents
presented by Melissa Deuter, MD and Elizabeth K. Hartwig, PhD, LPC-S, RPT-S
Friday, November 3, 2017

For additional information regarding location, time, registration fees, and availability of CEUs, please visit our Events Calendar. Note: registration is on a space- available basis.