A Continuing Education Program
Co-sponsored by the Women’s Cancer Resource Center and The Wright Institute
The landscape of cancer and illness often leaves clients and their families feeling overwhelmed, uncertain and afraid. To support them, psychotherapists benefit from becoming more familiar with the emotional and logistical terrain as well as having more confidence in our own ability to negotiate that terrain. If we’re already familiar with the issues facing our clients, we benefit from support, community and continued educational opportunities.
The Working with Cancer, Illness & End-of-Life Continuing Education Program explores a diverse range of issues that affect the well being of clients and their families living with life changing illnesses. Our goal is to enhance and increase our therapeutic competence, confidence and community.
Twenty-three courses are available online.
Completion of ten approved workshops qualifies the participant for the Cancer and Illness Trained Clinician Certificate. Click here for curriculum certificate requirements. Demonstrated competency through experience will be considered to fulfill the required courses and specific courses can be substituted for required courses (for example an oncology nurse will not be required to take Cancer 101 but will need to take another course in its place, totaling 10 courses). Please email experience substitution requests to .
These sessions are available to health care professionals and psychotherapists of all orientations, genders and all degrees. These courses each meet the qualifications for 4 hours of continuing education credit for:
- MFTs, LPCCs, LEPs, and/or LCSWs as required by CAMFT Recognized Continuing Education Provider #131805
- Nurses as required by the California Board of Nursing. Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #CEP16891
- Psychologists earn continuing education units for in-person courses only through The Wright Institute. The Wright Institute is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to offer continuing education for psychologists. The Wright Institute maintains responsibility for this program and its contents.
If you would like to purchase five courses (online or in-person) the cost is $300. Ten courses cost $600. Pre-licensed psychotherapists receive a discounted price of $40. To purchase one of these packages or to register for a course at the pre-licensed rate, email or call 510-809-0216 as this transaction online is not possible at this time.
Questions? Please contact the CEU program at .