CEC Classes and Lectures through the New Earth Institute
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For a printable schedule of upcoming NEI Certificate classes from Fall 2019 through Summer 2020 click here.
TRAUMA, GRIEF AND RENEWAL CERTIFICATE
TGR 5500-2 THEORIES OF THE GRIEF PROCESS $365/16 CECs July 10, 2020, 5:30-8:30pm; July 11 and 12, 2020, 9am-5:30pm
This course describes the grief process from various perspectives and models, with the study and treatment of grief and loss as the initial focus. Discussion of cross-cultural issues, traumatic grief, the role of substance abuse, special populations, AIDS-related grief and the creation of effective support systems is included in the course content. (16 contact hours toward the TGR Certificate.)
Sara Morgan, M.A., is the Director of the Trauma, Grief and Renewal Certificate Program. She has worked in the fields of Grief & Trauma throughout her career. As a deeply committed spiritual practitioner, she has made friends with grief, loss and death, and found the transformational gifts within these realities.
CHILDREN’S MENTAL HEALTH CERTIFICATE
CMH 5110 ETHICAL ISSUES IN WORKING WITH CHILDREN AND FAMILIES $365/16 CECs This will be offered as an asynchronous online class from Friday, Aug. 7 to Thursday, Aug. 15, 2020.
This course explores the ethical issues and dilemmas that commonly arise when working with children, teens and their parents. Using didactic, case study, role-play, experiential approaches, and guest speakers, this course explores the basic tenants of ethical practice and issues surrounding client rights, confidentiality, informed consent, mandated reporting, therapist scope of practice, competency, boundaries, and other complex topics surrounding counseling and art therapy with children and adolescents. Participants will examine their own belief systems and learn to identify key issues related to ethical practice in working with children and families. They will develop a decision-making model which balances client rights and therapist responsibilities in various settings. (16 contact hours toward the CMH Certificate.)
Laura Lansrud-López, M.A., ATR-BC, LPAT, LPCC, ACS, NCC, has over 15-years of experience working with children and families in both home-based and outpatient settings. Laura integrates traditional evidence-based practices with creative arts and transpersonal approaches and has advanced training in Sandplay therapy, art therapy, and children’s mental health.
TE 5700 WILDERNESS FAST
$1180/16 CECs (Tuition is non-refundable after August 7th.) September 5 – 13, 2020, the San Mateo Mountains of New Mexico
Facilitators: Carol Parker, Ph.D., LPCC and Katherine Ninos, M.A., LPCC
(Participants must attend a two-hour orientation on Sunday, August 9, from 4–6pm, on the SWC campus, with social distancing.)
The Wilderness Fast ceremony is a deeply transformative experience in which participants spend four days alone with no food and a minimum of material comforts. The three stages of this rite of passage are guided by experienced facilitators. (16 contact hours toward the Ecotherapy Certificate.) Carol Parker, Ph.D., LPCC, trained as a wilderness fast guide with the School of Lost Borders and has studied with indigenous healers from the Amazon and the Andes. Since 1997 she has led groups to sacred sites in the southwestern US, Peru and Hawaii. Katherine Ninos, M.A., LPCC, is executive vice president of SWC and Director of the New Earth Institute Programs. She is an experienced clinician, ceremonialist and consciousness teacher.