Georgie Wisen-Vincent
How to Engage Parents & Caregivers in Play Therapy
  • Get buy-in from parents
  • Help them understand their role
  • Optimize outcomes
1 hour LIVE Training via Zoom (FREE)
Georgie Wisen-Vincent

Invited Speaker Series

Center for Connection Invited Speaker Series

We are pleased to invite you to join us for a series of professional workshops, featuring expert speakers on a range of topics we feel are unique, highly relevant, and intrinsic to the work of mental health practitioners and related disciplines who share our desire to stay current and integrate interdisciplinary practice with the latest research in neuroscience. You'll also have the opportunity to learn more about what we do and meet many of the wonderful clinicians on our Team during a lunch time Meet and Greet with the Center for Connection. Light refreshments and coffee will be provided throughout the training experience, but lunch will be on your own, so please plan accordingly. Several local eateries are close by to grab a quick bite, or you may decide to bring lunch with you to make the most of the mid-day networking event.

Contact us for more information if you have questions about registration, or if you wish to inquire about sharing your own area of expertise and joining our series as a future invited speaker.

Register Now   6.0 CE Workshop, Cost: $180.00

The Many Faces of Grief: A Clinician's Toolbox to Facilitate Emotional Regulation Through the Grief Experience (6.0 CE Workshop)

Friday, May 10, 2019, 9:00am – 4:30pm

Losing a loved one is perhaps one of the greatest pains we experience in life. Long-term illness, accident, health crisis, addictive substance or suicide will influence the grieving process and may produce unique psychological consequences. For clinicians who work with children and adults grieving different types of loss, it is imperative to understand the physical, psychological and behavioral repercussions that often occur and implications for treatment. In this highly experiential 6.0 CE workshop, you'll develop a toolbox of clinical skills to help clients through mourning losses and facilitate growth after grief.

    Learning Objectives
    After the workshop participants will be able to:
  1. Identify different forms of grief: traumatic/complicated, disenfranchised, anticipatory, delayed, cumulative and compounded grief.
  2. Understand DSM differential diagnoses between grief, depression, traumatic grief, prolonged grief and complicated bereavement.
  3. Explain how the grief experience differs for children, teens and adults and for survivors of sudden versus prolonged death.
  4. Understand the major theories and tasks utilized in grief therapy.
  5. Develop awareness of evidence-based treatments used with different forms of grief.
  6. Describe major constructs within Post Traumatic Growth in grief therapy.
Jennifer Levin, LMFT PHD FT is a licensed marriage and family therapist who works with adolescents, adults and families experiencing health crises, illness, traumatic grief, death and dying, and post traumatic growth. She received her doctorate in Public Health from UCLA and a masters in Clinical Psychology from Pepperdine. Dr. Levin is a Psychology instructor at CSULA, provides weekly support groups and frequently presents trainings for community organizations.

Daily Schedule

Full Day (6.0 CE) Workshop Schedule
8:30am-9:00amCheck In
9:00am-12:00pm***Session 1
12:00pm-1:00pmNetworking Lunch and CFC Meet and Greet (Lunch will not be provided, please plan accordingly)
1:00pm-4:30pm***Session 2
***Two 15 min breaks may be provided at speaker's discretion

Training Location

The Center for Connection
3030 E. Colorado Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91107

Continuing Education

Georgie Wisen-Vincent, LMFT RPT-S, Managing Director of the Center for Connection Play Strong Institute (Provider #137262) is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs, as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. Georgie Wisen-Vincent, LMFT RPT-S is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Georgie Wisen-Vincent, LMFT RPT-S maintains responsibility for this program and its content. No credit can be offered for partial attendance of any workshop. Attendees will receive a Certificate of Attendance onsite at the completion of the workshop.

Target Audience

Licensed Mental Health Professionals may receive CEs for attendance: Licensed Social Workers, MFTs, Counselors, Psychologists. Pre-licensed Interns and Students may attend but cannot earn CEs for attendance. Professionals of all disciplines, including medical professionals, educators and educational therapists, child development specialists, occupational therapists, behavioral aides, family support workers, etc. are encouraged to attend but will not receive CEs for attendance.

Instructional Level

Introductory to Intermediate.

Audience Pre-requisites


Cancellations and Refunds

Requests for refunds must be made in writing to The Center for Connection Play Strong Institute, 1021 East Walnut Street, Suite 200, Pasadena CA 91106. Requests must be postmarked one week prior to workshop date in order to receive refund for a single workshop. There is a $10 administrative fee for refunds. There are no discounts for partial attendance.


Grievances: If you are dissatisfied with this workshop or its procedures at any time, please contact The Center for Connection Play Strong Institute at to receive a timely response along with copy of the written grievance policy for addressing participant complaints in a reasonable, ethical, and timely fashion.


If you have a disability and need accommodations per ADA/504, please provide notification at time of registration but no later than two weeks before workshop date to Georgie Wisen-Vincent, to provide accessibility.

Conflicts of Interest

The Center for Connection Play Strong Institute and its instructors do not maintain any relationships associated with these workshops that could be construed as a conflict of interest/commercial support.