CGCS-CA

Certified Child & Adolescent Grief Counseling Specialist

Who is Eligible

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

  1. Psychologist
  2. School Psychologist
  3. Counselor
  4. Social Worker
  5. Marriage and Family Therapist
  6. Nurse Practitioner (NP)
  7. And more!
  8. Addictions Counselor
  9. Alcohol and Drug Counselor
  10. Associate or Provisionally licensed mental health professionals
  11. Athletic Trainer
  12. Certified Nursing Assistants
  13. Chemical Dependency/Substance Abuse Counselor
  14. Chiropractor

A detailed listing of eligible professionals can be found here.

Training Requirements

A minimum of 12 hours of continuing education in specific child and adolescent grief topics. Click here for details.

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

  1. Grief Counseling for Childen & Adolescents: Developmentally-Appropriate Assessment and Treatment Strategies for Processing Grief Online Training by PESI
  2. 10 Best-Ever Anxiety Treatment Techniques - Anxiety Certification Online Training Course by PESI

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

  1. Complete a qualifying training
  2. Remit your initial application fee payment of 149.99 USD online
  3. Upload the following documents to your account:
    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

Renewal

To maintain Certification, a renewal is required. After your initial 1-year Certification, you have the option to renew for 1, 2 or 3 years. A 1-year renewal requires 6 clock hours of grief-focused continuing education since you were last Certified; a 2-year renewal requires 12 clock hours, and a 3-year renewal requires 18 hours.

Sample renewal 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
  3. 100 Brain-Changing Mindfulness Techniques to Integrate Into Your Clinical Practice by PESI
  4. 100 Brain-Changing Mindfulness Techniques to Integrate Into Your Clinical Practice by PESI

Renewal Process

  1. Complete a qualifying training
  2. Upload the following documents to your account:
    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
  3. Remit your renewal fee online

Complete details can be found here.

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