40 CE Hours, including all 9 required Live CE Hours
help as they face the end of life.
Qin Shi Huang,
the first Emperor of China, had an entire Army of Terra Cotta warriors
to be there for him. Most people probably don't require
quite that level of support, but they do need significant professional
assistance in several crucial areas. Mostly, they need help
thinking through what they want and how to communicate about it.
That's where you fit it.
People need YOUR help with End of
There are many issues, many types of issues. These
the most difficult issues people will ever face. They need
help to start facing them now. They will keep putting them
because they are so difficult, which only makes them more difficult.
You can help stop this vicious negative feedback loop.
But there are things you need to know if you are really going to be
helpful. The purpose of this program is to help you learn, in
community, from incredibly skilled instructors who are passionate about
this area of human experience.
Before we explain WHAT we intend to help you learn, we'd like to
explain HOW we intend to help you learn.
This is a "Flipped
CE" Program. It is organized differently than other
Continuing Education classes.
The "Flipped Classroom" is a long overdue revolution sweeping all
levels of education -- and it is especially relevant to those of us
involved in Professional Training. For centuries, literally,
students have sat in classrooms and listened to lectures, then left to
do to more active forms of learning called "homework." Now,
this sequence is being reversed, or "flipped," with students listening
to the pure-info part at home at their own pace, then engaging in
interaction and activities when they come together in a classroom.
How does the Flipped Classroom apply to CE?.
1) "Flipped" means
you don't waste time listening to lectures when you are connected to
the Instructors -- you interact, you ask questions.
You can ask about the online material, for clarification.
You can ask specific questions about cases you are involved
in. Class time is active time.
2) We have already produced nicely edited
our expert faculty explaining many crucial aspects of End of
counseling. You can access and review this material at your
own speed and convenience.
3) You can receive Live
CE Hours without leaving your office -- the program
features weekly phone conferences, which are considered to be Live
Classes since you are in direct contact with the Instructors
End of Life Instructors:
Ph.D teaches in the
School of Nursing and Health Professions and the Department of Theology
and Religious Studies at the University of San Francisco, where he
received the University's Distinguished Lecturer Award in 2010,
He serves as the Chair of the San Francisco Bay Area Network
for End-of-Life Care and he also volunteers on the Bereavement Service
as a therapist for Pathways Home Health and Hospice.
Conny Holmes, Ph.D. has worked with
cancer patients and their families for 24 years in hospital and
outpatient settings. She served as clinical manager at the
Women's Cancer Resource Center, Oakland, CA, where she led an ongoing
group for women with metastatic cancer, facilitated the pro bono
psychotherapy consortium and coordinated the end of life program.
J.D. is an estate
planning lawyer and a mediator of inheritance battles. He trains
lawyers, mediators and mental health professionals to grow their
practices with the skills and strategies specific to guiding people to
navigate the epic family conflicts about aging, death, taxes,
inheritance, and property rights while addressing the underlying
conflicts, salvaging important relationships, and staying connected and
in conversation for a lifetime. John is Chair of The Estate Planning,
Trust & Probate Section of the Bar Association of San
Ph.D. is a staff psychologist for the Faculty and Staff
Help Center of
Stanford University and teaches the Principles and Practice in Care of
the Dying in the Stanford
School of Medicine. Dr. O'Riordan is a native of Ireland and
has worked and traveled around the world. He also maintains a
private practice in Los altos, CA.
Ph.D., M.D. is a board-certified psychiatrist and the
founder of Caring Advocates (r), a non-profit dedicated to reducing the
suffering of terminally ill patients and their families, specializing
in solutions to the challenges and burdens of advanced stage dementia.
Dr. Terman is the author of "The BEST WAY to Say Goodbye,"
"Peaceful Transitions: Stories of Success and Compassion" and
"Plan Now, Die Later -- Ironclad strategy."
|What Will I Learn?
1. A good death requires thought, reflection, planning and action --
this program will enable you to help clients set these steps in motion.
2. a method to help your clients produce Advance
Care Directives that are easy, effective and comprehensive, even when
they can no longer speak for themselves.
3. a framework to help clients with
reconciliation in important relationships and a sense of closure with
the most significant commitments.
4. Without being a legal expert, you will be equipped to
diffuse inevitable conflicts involving taxes, inheritance and property
rights and learn ways to give everyone in
the family equal voice to be heard
5. a greater understanding of different
cultural preparations for death and expressions of grief.
6. how to make accommodations for
diminished capacity and other special needs of older adults
|How Does the Class Work?
1. You can begin accessing the video material immediately.
Take as long as you want. There is no time limit.
Your registration will never expire.
2. Live phone conferences begin after Labor Day, in mid-September.
They will last 90 minutes and there are seven scheduled,
every Wednesday at Noon (Pacific time) through the end of October.
They are not required, but they are offered to provide direct
interaction with the Instructors.
3. You will be provided with a call-in number and you will be given CE
credit for all of the conferences you attend. If you attend
six of the seven, you will meet your 9-hour Live CE requirement.
4. The live classes are not about passive listening -- they
are an opportunity for you to ask questions about assessment and
Times & Tuition
begins: June 18, 2012
to video content: June 18 and on-going
Thursdays, 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Orientation, Hospice, 9/20
Aging&Inheritance Battles, 10/4
Care Directives, 10/11
Care Directives, 10/25