Educational Events and Resources
Throughout the year, CASC/ACSS Members participate in and promote events and resources related to our profession and work in the communities we serve.
Please send your events to email@example.com.
CASC offers a supervisory training module entitled:
“Becoming an Effective CASC Supervisor-Educator”
This is part of the requirements for those pursuing certification as a Supervisor -Educator. For more information consult the Education manual Chapter 2, Section IV, especially sections 8.3 and 9.6. Click here to view the manual
The Last Days & The Last Hours: Caring for the Dying and Their Families
Friday May 10, 2019 Click here for more info. CASC’s own Dr. Jim Huth is presenting the concluding keynote: “Care as Sacred Attention in the Last Hours and Days”.
Aging and Spirituality: Finding Courage and Resilience
Registration is now open.
Date: June 13 and 14, 2019, at Conrad Grebel University College in Waterloo.
You are invited to a time of learning, reflection, and self-care.
Come for one day, two days, or make it a retreat and stay overnight at Grebel.
We will be led by a collaborative, experienced group of spiritual companions of various faith traditions who work in long-term care, hospice, and the community.
The context of the gathering will allow time for contemplation, relaxation, and community connections.
The schedule, workshop descriptions and profiles of the leaders can all be found here.
Join us as we consider and experience together the role of spirituality in finding courage and resilience in our work, in our homes, and within ourselves.
Cost: $155 for both days (includes lunches), overnight cost extra
Or $85 for just one day (includes lunch)
View or download the event flyer (PDF) and feel free to print and post it if you like.
I’ll look forward to seeing you there.
Dignity Therapy Training Workshop
October 2- 4, 2019
This intensive 2 ½ day workshop led by Dr. Harvey Chochinov is a dynamic blend of lectures, small-group discussions, demonstrations of Dignity Therapy (live and videotaped), and plenty of hands-on opportunities for participants to practice carrying out this novel intervention. Previous workshops have sold out, so register early to avoid disappointment. Discounted early-bird registration fees are available until June 16, 2019. Register at:
A Practical Guide for Consenus-Based Decision Making
Jim Madden is offering his resource “A Practical Guide for Consensus-based decision making” for the use of all CASC/ACSS Members. Click here to download.
Our thanks to Jim for sharing his work with CASC/ACSS Members. Jim has worked as a community organizer, a sociologist, in the public health system as a program evaluator and program manager, and in various roles in the mental health system. Jim is currently System Coordinator for the London-Middlesex Children and Youth Mental Health System (as part of the provincial Moving on Mental Health initiative.) For his “third act of life,” Jim finished a Master of Arts degree in Spiritual Care and Psychotherapy at Waterloo Lutheran Seminary (Wilfrid Laurier University) in 2015, and is also a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) in private practice.
Association for Death Education and Counseling (ADEC) Library
The Association for Death Education and Counseling (ADEC) has a large library of webinar resources for purchase. They now require users to create a user name and password to purchase webinars and recordings at their site. Visit the EDAC site.
Below is a sample of some of their informative webinars.
2017 Recorded Webinars
- July: Light on the Dark Side of the Street
- June: Loss in the Lives of LGBTQ+ People
- May: Practical Strategies for Helping Grieving Clients Cope
- April: Continued Bond/Attachment Theories for Perinatal Loss Intervention
- March: “Well, Ain’t This a Fine Howdy-do!” Helping Care-givers
- February: Living with Life-Threatening Illness
- January: Responding To Community Crisis
2016 Recorded Webinars
- December: Meaning-Centered Grief Therapy…
- November: Changing the Face of Bereavement…
- October: Revisiting Loss and Restoration
- September: Attachment Informed Grief Therapy…
- August: Secrets in Grief Counseling and End-of-Life Care
- July: Keeping Up in Grief: A Vital Component in Self Care
- June: Loss Upon Loss: Caregivers, Dying Persons and the End of Life
- May: The Top 10 Mistakes Made in Treating the Bereaved
- April: Helping Children Grieve
- March: Using Therapeutic Groups in Working With the Bereaved
- February: Treating Grief As a Mental Disorder
- January: Sustaining Capacity of Compassion…
2016 Conference Recordings
- Addressing the Needs of Families – Planning a Family Grief Camp
- Ambiguous Loss, Nonfinite Loss, and Disenfranchised Grief: Connections and Implications for Clinicians
- An Attachment Informed Approach to Grief and Grief Therapy
- The Impact of our Fear of and Fascination with Death on our Children
- Coloring Your Grief
- Research that Matters: Social Media and Bereavement
- Trust-Building Among African-Americans in End of Life Care
- The Two-Track Model of Bereavement: A Contemporary Look at Theory, Research and Practice
- Deconstructing the Case for Complicated Grief
- Our Work, Our Selves
- Mindfulness & Grief: Coping Skills for Life After Loss
- How to Start and Facilitate a Bereavement Support Group
- Compassion for Ourselves: Rejuvenate Mind, Body, and Spirit
- Is Evidence-Based Practice Appropriate for Grief Counseling
2015 Recorded Webinars
- December: Early Attachment Experience
- November: Lunch with a Luminary: J. William Worden
- October: Using Digital and Social Media in Your Work
- August: Grief and Cognition…
- July: Being There: Virtual Presence at the End of Life
- June: Will You Be My ‘Friend’?…
- March: The ABCs of Bringing Bereavement Camps To Your Community
- January: Understanding Sibling Loss: What Every Counselor Needs…
2014 Recorded Webinars
- December: Spirituality Unplugged: Assessing and Empowering Clients’…
- July: Suicide Risk Assessment When Bereavement…
- April: Secrets at the End of Life
- January: Caring for Self While Caring for Others: Managing Stress…
2014 Recorded Conference Sessions
- Let’s Stop “Staging” Dying and Bereaved Persons
- Parental Experiences and Decisions Regarding Fetal Anomalies
- Helping Bereaved Clients Identify, Develop and Utilize Resources
- Beyond Gender: Understanding the Ways Men and Women Grieve
- Motherless Daughters: A Twenty-Year Retrospective
- Finding Resilience: Thinking Small in the Big Badness
- The Role of Medication in Grief Therapy: Two Case Studies
- Working with Grieving Teenagers
2015 Recorded Conference Sessions
- A Mother’s Tears: From Grief to Activism
- An Analysis of Research on Childhood and Adolescent Grief
- Best Practices in Suicide Bereavement: A New National Report
- Child-griever to First Lady: The Griefs of Lady Bird Johnson
- Cultural Grief Factors and Access to Care: A Model of Community Support
- Death, Dying and Bereavement: Multicultural Competence in Psychotherapy
- Grief & Developmental Disabilities
- How New Insights About the Brain Are Helping Us Understand Bereavement
- Meaning-Centered Grief Therapy: Theory, Practice and Promise
- Mindfulness and Grief: Techniques For Post-traumatic Growth
- Old Meets New, East Meets West: The Fusion of Grief Experience and Ritualization Among Chinese
- Teaching about Life and Living in Death and Dying Courses
- The Boy Who Saved Thousands of Lives
- The Internal Worlds of Grieving Families
- We Don’t Know Death: 7 Assumptions We Make About Dying
ADEC webinars are pre-approved for credit earned towards the CT or recertification.
- Earn 1.5 continuing education credits for completing most webinars.
- Member price: $35 • Nonmember price: $50
- Add the recording to your purchase for an additional $20. Your registration fee includes one connection to the webinar, one set of materials and one evaluation for continuing education credits.
- An unlimited number of people can listen in on the webinar with you and purchase additional continuing education credits for $25 each.
ADEC has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6726. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. ADEC is solely responsible for all aspects of the program. Submitted by Eileen Dahl.