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The 23rd Annual Symposium on Children’s Grief is co-sponsored by the National Alliance for Grieving Children and The Institute for Continuing Education.   The Conference offers a total of  15.00 contact hours ( 6.00 hrs. for June 20;  6.00 hrs. for June 21;  3.00 hrs. for June 22).    

Calculation of Continuing Education Hours

Thursday, 20, 2019
Time/Event :
                                                                                     Contact Hrs.
9:00 - 10:00   a.m.                   Opening Plenary                                                         1.00 contact hrs.
10:15 - 11:45 a.m.                   Concurrent Workshops -A                                         1.50 contact hrs.
1:00 - 2:30  p.m.                     Concurrent Workshops -B                                          1.50 contact hrs.
2:45 – 3:45  p.m.                     Concurrent Workshops-C                                          1.00 contact hrs.
4:00 - 5:00 p.m.                       Plenary / General Session                                          1.00 contact hrs.
                                                                                                                 Total:               5.00  contact hrs.

Friday, 21, 2019
8:30 – 10:00 a.m.                    Concurrent Workshops-D                                           1.50 contact hrs.
10:15 -11:45  a.m.                   Concurrent Workshops-E                                           1.50 contact hrs.        
1:30 – 3:00  p.m.                     Concurrent Workshops-F                                            1.50 contact hrs.
3:30 - 5:00 p.m.                       Plenary/  General Session                                           1.50 contact hrs.
                                                                                                            Total:              6.00 contact hrs.

Saturday, June 22, 2019
9:00 - 10:30 a.m.                     Concurrent Workshops - G                                         1.50 contact hrs.
11:00 - 12:30 p.m.                   Plenary/ Closing Session                                             1.50 contact hrs.
                                                                                                             Total:               3.00 contact hrs.                                     

Summary of Contact Hours Offered

                                      Thursday, June 20:                          5.00  hrs.
                                      Friday, June 21:                                6.00  hrs.
                                      Saturday, June 22:                           3.00 hrs.
                                                                    TOTAL:              15.00  contact hours

Hours awarded is dependent on attendance at scheduled events/ workshops

Continuing education credit is awarded on a session-by-session basis, with full attendance required for the sessions attended.  The CE processing fee is $45.00 per person ( NAGC Member)  / $60 per person ( Non-Member ).   Symposium attendees who wish to receive continuing education credit MUST check in at the CE desk to make formal application and receive CE materials for completion.  Staff at the CE desk will have a listing of attendees who pre-paid the CE processing fee.   CE verification is mailed to CE applicants approximately 3-4 weeks from the date that all CE paperwork is received for processing.

NOTE:  To receive continuing education credit, applicants must complete all CE materials, sign in/out at designated locations, and submit an evaluation form for the sessions attended. 

NOTE:  It is the responsibility of the attendee to determine if CE credit offered by The Institute for Continuing Education meets the regulations of their state licensing/certification board. 

Questions:  If you have questions regarding continuing education, the program, faculty, grievance issues, please contact The Institute for Continuing Education at 800-557-1950; email:

Commercial Support:  The Institute for Continuing Education receives no funding from any commercial organization for financial support of its activities in providing continuing education sponsorship of the Symposium.  The Institute’s sponsorship of this Symposium does not imply endorsement of featured exhibits.

Psychology: 

The Institute for Continuing Education is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to sponsor  continuing education for psychologists.  The Institute for Continuing Education maintains responsibility for this program and its content.  Not all sessions may be approved for psychology.  Non-credit workshops will be clearly noted in the CE packet received at the Conference.

Counseling:   

The Institute for Continuing Education and The National Alliance for Grieving Children are co-sponsors of this program.  This co-sponsorship has been approved by NBCC.  The Institute for Continuing is an NBCC approved continuing education provider, No. 5643.  The Institute for Continuing Education is solely responsible for this program, including the awarding of NBCC credit.   

Non-Credit Sessions:  NBCC has designated the following sessions as “Non CE-credit.”  You may attend these sessions, but you will not receive CE credit, and they should not be included in  the CE tabulation on your CE Packet.

Non-Credit Sessions:  A.1; A.5; A.8; B.1; B.3; B.8; B.9; C.1; C.2; C.3; C.4; C.5; C.6; C.7; C.8; C.9; D.1; D.5; D.6; D.9; E.1; F.1; F.3; F.6; G.1; G.2.     

New York: The Institute for Continuing Education 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 mental health counselors.  Provider MHC-0016.

Ohio Board Counseling/ Social Work:  Ohio Board of Counseling and Social Work Board, Provider RCS 030001.

Social Work: 

This program is Approved by the National Association of Social Workers – Approval No.886786732-7806, for up to 15.00 continuing education contact hours. 
New YorkThe Institute for Continuing Education is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers, Provider SW-0025.
New Jersey This program has not been submitted for pre-approval for New Jersey social workers.

Marriage/Family Therapy

The Institute for Continuing Education is a recognized provider of continuing education by the Texas Board off Marriage and Family Therapist, Provider 177.  Florida Department of Health, Division of Social Work, Counseling, MFT, Provider BAP 255, expiration 03/2021. New York State Education Department’s State Board for MFT, Provider MFT-0012.   

California Professionals:  

Marriage/Family Therapy:  The Institute for Continuing Education, Provider 56590, is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs.  The Institute for Continuing Education maintains responsibility for this program and its content.  This Course  meets  the qualifications for up to 15.00 hours of continuing education credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCC, as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.   

Nursing:   The Institute for Continuing Education is an approved provider of continuing education in nursing by the California Board of Nursing, Provider CEP 12646.  Nurses are responsible for checking with their state board to determine if credit issued through an approved provider of the CA Board of Nursing is acceptable by their state board.    


Non-Credit Events: Breakfast, lunch, reception events, committee/business meetings, networking sessions

Non-Credit Sessions Not all workshop sessions may be eligible for the awarding of continuing education credit.  Non-credit sessions will be clearly noted on CE materials distributed at the time of Conference check-in and will be noted on Conference website.  

Ethics Credit:   Ethics hous are not offered for any scheduled workshop event at this Symposium.  Continuing education credit hours are not “academic” and may not be utilized toward fulfillment of a degree.

Skills Level:   Due to the interdisciplinary nature of this Conference, sessions have not been rated as to skills level.  Attendees are urged to review the session descriptions to determine appropriateness for professional and personal needs.

Instructional Methodology:  May include lecture, demonstration, audio/visual, experiential practice of techniques, case examples,  large and small group discussion

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