2021 Annual Conference

Join an international and diverse faculty & community

learn expressive and somatic approaches to address collective grief and trauma in our clients and in ourselves

On March 11, 2020 the World Health Organization (WHO) declared that we were officially in a state of pandemic due to COVID-19. The threat of an unseen "enemy" became real and life dramatically changed for individuals, families, and communities. A time of physical distancing and social separation began, leaving many with an overwhelming sense of immobilization, fear, anxiety, depression, and loneliness.

The COVID-19 pandemic has been called an "unprecedented" global event and has altered our internal and external perceptions of stability and security. In some parts of the world, the impact of escalating deaths coupled with social separation and fear of contagion continues to impact the normal process of grief and loss necessary to healing and restoration. For others, the distress of trauma reactions is dramatically impacting existing mental health and physical conditions. For specific ethnic and age groups, the pandemic has been particularly cruel, causing deaths and disabilities at alarming rates.

The pandemic has undeniably challenged our capacities as mental health professionals to help those in our care and most in need.

For healthcare professionals in particular, the pandemic continues to be a daily experience of exhaustion and helplessness, coupled with traumatic stress and often unmanageable grief reactions.

We are also experiencing the impacts of the pandemic within larger contexts of trauma and loss. During this time period, movements such as Black Lives Matter, conditions such as systemic racism, dynamics of political unrest, and unaddressed inequities in gender, ageism, and socioeconomic status underscore historically unresolved social justice issues.

The pandemic has also forced the world to focus more closely on the critical situation of climate change and how the ecology continues to be threatened through our inability to address the stewardship of our planet with immediacy and for future for generations.

Practitioners and communities are now undeniably confronted with communal grief and trauma. In a sense, the pandemic has required us to pause what we knew as "normal" and face many issues that have left unattended.

For the first time many have become aware that there are communities and groups defined by intergenerational, transgenerational, and historical trauma and grief. The voices of these communities not only are important in helping to illuminate what constitutes collective grief and trauma. They also contain much of the wisdom of healing rituals, practices, and procedures that have existed for thousands of years and have guided the repair of trauma and the restoration of the self during times of grief and loss.

~ Cathy Malchiodi ~
Program Director, Collective Grief & Trauma Conference
Director, Trauma Informed Practices & Expressive Arts Therapy Institute

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About This Event And What You Will Experience

With respect for the challenges we face in addressing collective grief and trauma, this conference brings together both new and recognized voices in the fields of grief and trauma. Our emphasis is on inclusion of voices not always present in conference programming and on innovative methods of addressing collective grief and trauma. To this end, our intention is to provide an event that includes, but is not limited to the following:

  • Presentations from leading trauma and grief experts to help us contextualize our experiences and the experiences of people in our care
  • Actual practices grounded in expressive arts and somatic approaches to not only address the mind, but also the body's experiences of collective grief and trauma
  • Applications that demonstrate integration of these practices to support regulation, co-regulation, exploration, and restoration
  • Understanding and recognition of the intergenerational, transgenerational, and historical grief and trauma that are central to collective and communal experiences of loss and traumatic stress
  • Development of awareness of social justice issues and individual lived experiences that are central to the grief and trauma experienced during this time period

Who is this for?
Counselors, Social Workers, Psychotherapists, Marriage & Family Therapists, Nurses, Psychologists, Addictions Counselors, Occupational Therapists, Case Managers, other Mental Health Professionals, and all members of the general public interested in the impact of the pandemic on mental health.

Access to full program

Registration

2021 Collective Grief Conference

$150.00

Program Only

Included features:

  • Instant access to 14 Lectures with Practical Takeaways
  • Access to Recordings for 45 days (Expires April 28th)
  • Optional Networking Sessions to Connect with The Community
  • NBCC CE Credits Included with Registration
  • Other CE Available with additional fees through R Cassidy
  • Up to 19.5* Continuing Education Credits
  • Self Paced Home Study CE Available March 22nd

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Participants
in Creating a Culture of Collective Hope, Healing, and Resilience
in
a Traumatized World: Collective Grief and Trauma Conference 2021
will receive the following as part of their registration fee:

∞ A Certificate of Completion in
Expressive Arts and Somatic Approaches to Collective Grief and Trauma.

Up to 19.5 hours of education
that can be applied to the Institute’s training program designations as an
Expressive Arts Therapist-Trauma Informed (EXAT) or an Expressive Arts Coach Educator-Trauma Informed (EXA-CA).

Continuing Education

NBCC Continuing Education

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Trauma-Informed Practices and Expressive Arts Therapy Institute has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6557
. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC are clearly identified. Trauma-Informed Practices and Expressive Arts Therapy Institute is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors. Trauma-Informed Practices and Expressive Arts Therapy Institute is an Approved Continuing Education Provider by the Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors. Texas Provider Number is 2318.


Art Therapy Credentials Board [ATCB]
. The ATCB recognizes a variety of CEC activities, including those in the areas of professional and mental health counseling. These activities are clearly outlined in their recertification standards provided to all ATR-BCs in their recertification year and on their website. If you are licensed as an art therapist in your state, please check with your state board to verify what types of CE activities are acceptable for license renewal.


Art Therapists, Music Therapists, Drama Therapists and Dance Therapists
. Please check with your credentials board or state license board to ensure that any courses you take can be applied for credential renewal.


California Marriage and Family Therapists, Social Workers, Educational Psychologists and Professional Counselors
. As of July 1, 2015, the State of California /Board of Behavioral Sciences [BBS] amended its regulations for continuing education providers to include National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC) as a "board-recognized approval agency." If you are licensed as a marriage and family therapist, social worker, educational psychologist or professional clinical counselor in California, NBCC Approved Continuing Education Providers are recognized by the BBS to fulfill continuing education requirements. As of July 1, 2015, required CE hours can be accumulated entirely through self-study and distance learning.

Other Continuing Education

The CE credits detailed below are available for purchase through R Cassidy's website. Credits are offered separately for each course. Links to register for CE credits are available at the link below.

Purchase CEs

Satisfactory Completion
Participants must have paid tuition fee, logged in and out for each course, attended the entire webinar, and completed an evaluation to receive a certificate. Failure to log in or out will result in forfeiture of credit for the entire course. No exceptions will be made. Partial credit is not available. Certificates will be available following course completion at www.ceuregistration.com

Cosponsored by R. Cassidy Seminars, P.O. Box 14473, Santa Rosa, CA 95405

Psychologists
R. Cassidy Seminars is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. R. Cassidy Seminars maintains responsibility for this program and its content. CE hours listed separately for each course.
NY: R. Cassidy Seminars is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Psychology as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed psychologists #PSY-0018. Clock hours listed separately for each course. Live online

Psychoanalysts
NY: R. Cassidy Seminars is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed psychoanalysts. #P-0005.
Clock hours listed separately for each course. Live online.

Social Workers
CA and Other States: Most states accept continuing education courses offered by either CE Sponsors for APA, (which R. Cassidy Seminars is) or will accept the approval of other state licensing boards of the same license type. Some states, either do not require pre-approval of courses, or will allow licensees to retroactively file for course approval themselves. Check with your board to obtain a final ruling.

IL-SWs: Illinois Dept of Professional Regulation, Approved Continuing Education Sponsor, #159.000785.
CE hours listed separately for each course.
NY: R. Cassidy Seminars is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider (#0006) of continuing education for licensed social workers. This program is approved for Live online contact hours. Contact hours listed separately for each course.
OH: Provider approved by the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board for
Clock hours listed separately for each course, #RCST110701

Counselors/Marriage and Family Therapists
CA and Other States: Most states accept continuing education courses offered by approved providers with national providerships or will accept the approvals of other state licensing boards of the same license type. Others, either do not require pre-approval of courses, or will allow licensees to retroactively file for course approval themselves. R. Cassidy Seminars is an approved provider with two national providerships, as well as holding many individual state license type approvals. Check with your board to obtain a final ruling.
IL-MFTs: Illinois Dept of Professional Regulation, Approved Continuing Education Sponsor, #168-000141.
Learning hours listed separately for each course.
NY-LMHCs: R. Cassidy Seminars is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board of Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed mental health counselors. #MHC-0015. Contact hours listed separately for each course. Live online.
NY-LMFTs: R. Cassidy Seminars is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board of Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed marriage and family therapists. #MFT-0011. Contact hours listed separately for each course. Live online.
OH: Provider approved by the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board for
Clock hours listed separately for each course, #RCST110701
TX: Approved CE Sponsor through the Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage & Family Therapists. Provider #151 CE hours listed separately for each course.

Creative Arts Therapists
NY: R. Cassidy Seminars is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board of Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed creative arts therapists, #CAT-0005. Contact hours listed separately for each course. Live online.

Chemical Dependency Counselors
CA: Provider approved by CCAPP, Provider #4N-00-434-0555 for CEHs (listed separately for each course). CCAPP is an ICRC member which has reciprocity with most ICRC member states
TX: Provider approved by the TCBAP Standards Committee, Provider No. 1749-06, 5 hours general. Expires 3/31/5051. Complaints about provider or workshop content may be directed to the TCBAP Standards Committee, 1005 Congress Avenue, Ste. 460, Austin, Texas 78701, Fax Number (515) 476-7597.

Educators
TX: R. Cassidy Seminars is an approved provider with the Texas Education Agency CPE# 501456. CE Hours listed separately for each course.

Nurses
CA: Provider approved by the CA Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #CeP15554. Contact hours listed separately for each course.

Dentists
CA: R. Cassidy Seminars is a provider approved by the Dental Board of California as a registered provider of continuing education. RP# 4874 CE Hours listed separately for each course.

Disability Access - If you require ADA accommodations please contact our office 30 days or more before the event. We cannot ensure accommodations without adequate prior notification.

Please Note: Licensing Boards change regulations often and while we attempt to stay abreast of their most recent changes, if you have questions or concerns about this course meeting your specific board’s approval, we recommend you contact your board directly to obtain a ruling.

Cancellation Policy: We can provide refunds minus a $25 cancellation fee if an attendee cancels at least 21 day (February 18, 2021) in advance. Recordings will be available for 45 days for those who would like to review the lectures, cannot attend all the sessions, or have any technical challenges. Email [email protected] if you have any questions.

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