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CEU’s For Grief & Loss

If you or someone you know, needs Continuing Education Credit (CEUs), please consider my classes at Quantum Units Education Online.

Quantum Units Continuing Education offers Free Online Continuing Education CEU materials and Free Online Continuing Education CEU testing 24/7. QUANTUM CEU Courses are affordable and of superior quality. CEUs are approved for the following Licensees:

Social Work CEUs: LCSW, ASW, MSW, MFT CEUs: pre-MFT CEUs, MFCC, LMFT, Nursing CEUs: RN, LVN, CNA, PT, OT, LPC CEUs: LMHC,LPCC, Mental Health Counselors, NCC, MAC, Addiction and Substance Abuse Counselor CEUs: LADC, CAC, CSAC, CADC, CATC, CADDTP, FACT and CEUs for many more licensees!

Gabriel’s courses at Quantum United Education Online.

Complicated Grief

This course provides personal and professional information, testimonies and time-tested tools for healthy ways to cope and adjust to life after sudden and/or violent loss. It looks at the reality of sudden loss with perspective and insight, including the author’s (Dr. Gabriel Constans) personal experiences, as well as his clients and colleagues, who have been walking, crawling and sometimes running in the midst of sudden, unexpected, often horrific circumstances. SIGN UP

Grief and Depression

This short course discusses the differences and interrelationships between Grief and Depression according to the DSM-IV. This is another course in a series on Grief and Loss by Dr. Gabriel Constans. SIGN UP

Men and Grief

This course explores the different ways in which men react to and heal from grief and sadness. The course weaves in the complex web of biology and environment to illuminate how and why men may respond differently than women, as well as how their responses are similar. By exploring some of the different and similar emotional responses and their roots, the hope is to be better able to support one another through painful times. SIGN UP

Read more about these courses at www.gogabriel.com

Grief Transforms Everything

The Transformative Nature of Grief

Please consider taking The Transformative Nature of Grief online class at the Figley Institute if you need CEU’s, support or a little inspiration.

The Transformative Nature of Grief provides participants with knowledge and skills that help identify, understand and use characteristics, attributes, concepts and support systems, which the bereaved can implement and utilize in their lives for them selves and others.

The Transformative Nature of Grief investigates factors that make it more likely for someone to constructively respond to adversity and use their experience as a catalyst for positive growth, change and altruistic actions.

The Transformative Nature of Grief explains areas found most beneficial in the experience of altruistic mourners, including meaning and control; purpose, appreciation of human life and new priorities; personal responsibility; and the experience of something beyond our selves.

The Transformative Nature of Grief increases the likelihood that mourners and those who support them will use the experience of death, grief and loss in a constructive manner to create positive change.

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Figley Institute offers cutting edge training and continuing education programs developed by Dr. Charles R. Figley, Dr. Kathleen Regan Figley and other institute faculty, to those who provide relief to emotionally traumatized individuals and communities. Mission: To alleviate human suffering which results from traumatic life experiences by providing laypersons and professionals with high quality traumatologist training.

Is There A Secret Formula?

Through my work as an educator, chaplain, social worker and bereavement counselor (and in the personal sphere), there is one issue that keeps grabbing me by the throat and will not let go. I have met people who are grappling with impending loss or transition and others trying to cope with the aftermath of homicide, suicide, accidents, domestic abuse, child abuse, rape, drug addiction and overdose, deaths from “natural causes” and countless other catastrophes or traumas. What I continue to find both amazing and hopeful, is the resilience, healing, understanding and constructive transitions that can become the product of such intense changes and assaults upon the human spirit.

Events that could and often do, crush us psychologically (and/or physically) can also be used for personal transformation and change. There are some individuals that find hope and opportunity in the midst of adversity. Many a day I recall listening to someone describe a childhood of horror and loss that would have shattered me, yet they have been able to find some meaning in their experience and a means to use their trauma instead of letting it use them. Conversely, there are individuals who appear to never recover or constructively adapt to the changes in their lives and let the traumatic event or death control their every thought, word or deed.

There are some obvious environmental or familial histories that provide some credence and supporting evidence to certain responses, yet to rely on such background alone to predict normal or complicated mourning can be misleading and erroneous. Some people who have come from the most secure, loving homes on the planet can still react maladaptively to grief and conversely, those who have never had much love or support in their lives can respond to the same losses with life-affirming choices and behaviors.

If we can find some common threads among those who’ve learned how to constructively use their response to adversity (specifically loss from death of a loved one), we could perhaps find which characteristics, attributes, environments and support systems should be encouraged, strengthened, implemented and utilized for others experiencing similar loss and bereavement.

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