Professional Education

water2Chesapeake Life Center is pleased to provide continuing educational opportunities for social workers, counselors and chaplains on topics of grief and strategies for coping with loss and life transitions.  Chesapeake Life Center is an approved sponsor of the Maryland Board of Social Work Examiners for continuing education credits for licensed social workers in Maryland.  Many of our trainings have also been approved by the Maryland Board of Professional Counselors and Therapists. 

We just concluded our 2016 Fall continuing education programs, including our first full day grief conference Grief in the 21st Century.
Thank you to all our speakers, sponsors and over 100 attendees representing various organizations and communities.  We are so proud to have the opportunity to present these seminars and hope you will check back to see what programs are planned for Spring 2017.

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Chesapeake Life Center at Hospice of the Chesapeake is authorized by the Board of Social Work Examiners in Maryland to sponsor social work continuing education programs and maintains full responsibility for this program.  This training qualifies for Category I continuing education units.

SoulCollage® and Grief's Journey:  A Primer for Grief Facilitators

This two-hour online recorded course is presented by Chesapeake Life Center Bereavement Counselor, Roberta Rook, LCPC.  The workshop will provide those assisting a client with deep loss and grief or facilitating a bereavement support group with information about grief as well as the healing potential of SoulCollage® and how to use with grievers processing loss.  CLICK HERE for more information.

Speaker Series

Our counselors are routinely presenting educational seminars in the community.  These include presentations tailored to an agency’s specific need, speaking at local and national conferences and partnering with agencies wishing to host a professional education course. If you would like request a speaking engagement please call 410.987.2129. 

Suggested Topics

  • Grief and Loss
  • Helping Children Grieve
  • Perinatal Loss
  • SoulCollage®
  • Suicide Loss

What Others Have Said:

“One of the best presentations I have ever attended”

“Thank you for presenting this material with such balance of good clinical direction/tools as well as highlighting the personal side of those who have dealt with the aftermath of suicide of a loved one.”

Imagedrsandsspeaking3 from Dr. Sands' Seminar Suicide Prevention through Postvention: Facilitating Meaning Making and Resilience in the Wake of Trauma.  Seventy people attended this training at Loyola University Maryland.