CGCS-CA

Certified Child & Adolescent Grief Counseling Specialist - CGCS-CA

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Become a Certified Child & Adolescent Grief Counseling Specialist - CGCS-CA

Who is Eligible

Who is Eligible

Independently licensed, master’s prepared mental health professionals, including:

  1. Psychologist
  2. Counselor
  3. Social Worker
  4. Marriage and Family Therapist
  5. Addictions Counselor
  6. Alcohol and Drug Counselor
  7. Chemical Dependency/Substance Abuse Counselor
  8. And more!
  9. Nurse Practitioner (NP)
  10. School Psychologist

A detailed listing of eligible professionals can be found here.

Training Requirements

Training Requirements

A minimum of 12 hours of post-graduate level training in specific grief topics. Click here for details.

Pre-approved, 3rd party trainings that meet the training requirements for Certification include:

  1. Certification Course on Grief Counseling for Children & Adolescents online webcast by PESI - Certification Fee Included!

Wondering if a course meets the requirements for Certification? Submit a copy of or link to the course title, speaker, outline and learning objectives to info@evergreencertifications.com for review.

Application Process

Application Process

  1. Complete a qualifying training
  2. Remit your initial application fee payment of 149.99 USD online
  3. Submit the following application documents to info@evergreencertifications.com
    1. A copy of the candidate’s professional license
    2. Evidence of completion of qualifying training, in the form of a CEU or completion certificate
Recertification

Recertification

To maintain Certification, a reapplication is required. After your initial 2-year Certification, you have the option to renew for 2 years. A 2-year renewal requires 12 clock hours of grief-focused training.

Sample recertification trainings include:

  1. The Ultimate Grief Treatment Toolbox: Over 60 Interventions to Promote Healing & Hope Among Grieving Children, Adolescents & Adults online training by PESI
  2. Grief Treatment: Current Evidence-Based Approaches to Care Across the Lifespan online training by PESI

Recertification Process

  1. Complete a qualifying training
  2. Remit your recertification application fee online
  3. Submit the following application documents to info@evergreencertifications.com
    1. A copy of the candidate’s professional license
    2. Evidence of completion of qualifying training, in the form of a CEU or completion certificate

Complete details can be found here.

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