Continuing Professional Education

TWU’s College of Professional Education is an approved Texas Education Agency Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Provider. Texas educators are required to renew their standard Texas certificate every five years by completing a minimum number of CPE hours through an approved CPE provider. CPE credit only will be awarded to educators who hold a Standard Certificate.

For more information on CPE standards and documentation of CPE credits, visit the TEA's Continuing Professional Education Information webpage.

CPE workshops and seminars are coordinated by the Office of the Associate Dean for Educator Preparation and Partnerships. For scheduling information, please call 940-898-2241.

Click on the following links to see information and registration for upcoming events. Registration is required for all seminars and workshops.

October 2021

Oct. 28: Grief and Trauma Awareness and Response for Educational Professionals

Grief and Trauma Awareness and Response for Educational Professionals

This session is designed to offer a foundational understanding of grief and trauma reactions in children and adolescents, how those reactions may present in the academic setting, and basic intervention responses from the adults on campus. Discussion will include special concerns pertaining to schooling in the uncertainty of the COVID-19 environment. It will be especially helpful for early- to mid-career education professionals, including classroom teachers of all grades, assistant principals, professional school counselors, social workers, librarians, and support staff.

Participants will gain a developmental understanding of grief and learn to recognize behavioral signs that a student, group of students, or colleague needs individualized intervention and how to support their path back to social-emotional wellness and an academic focus.

At the end of this session, participants will be able to:

  • Describe children’s understanding of grief from a developmental perspective.
  • Identify common emotional, behavioral, and cognitive responses to grief.
  • Identify methods of prevention and intervention at the campus and classroom level.

Lisa Grubbs, PhD, LPC-S, CSC, GC-C
Assistant Professor/School Counseling Coordinator/CACERP Liaison
Department of Human Development, Family Studies, and Counseling
Texas Woman's University
Date: Thursday, Oct. 28, 2021
Time: 4:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Location: Online (This session will be presented via Zoom. Registrants will receive Zoom information approximately 24 hours prior to session start.)
Cost: $50 per person
Supplemental Materials: None
CPE Credit: 3.0 hours


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