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Humboldt State University was established in 1913.

Continuing Education for
Marriage & Family Therapists (MFT),
Licensed Clinical Social Workers (LCSW) and
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselors (LPCC)

Current courses: Spring 2015

These courses are open to the community. They also offer the option of CEUs for MFT, LCSW, LPCC and nursing.

Conscious Elder Retreat

"The final third phase of life is a great opportunity for spiritual, emotional, and psychological growth. It’s a time to celebrate a life journey, to harvest the wisdom of those experiences, and to share what was meaningful in the company of others. And yet in our youth-obsessed culture there is a lot of fear and anxiety about growing older, especially for those who enter their later years alone." — Conscious Aging, Institute of Noetic Sciences

Participants will spend this gentle day in retreat to:

  • Explore their unexamined, self-limiting beliefs and assumptions about aging and learn to make better choices about how to age more consciously.
  • Develop the skills of self-compassion to cope more effectively with the stresses associated with aging.
  • Discover what has given heart and meaning to their lives and how that can enrich their intentions for a healthy aging process.


CAPACITAR Practices for Stress in Illness
Trauma Healing & Transformation:
Awakening a New Heart with Body Mind Spirit

With a vision to heal ourselves and to heal our world, CAPACITAR, multicultural wellness practices for transforming trauma, uses a hands-on popular education approach, teaching simple wellness practices that lead to healing, wholeness and peace in the individual and the collective. CAPACITAR places skills in the hands of the people so they can do for themselves and as such, this course offers a wide variety of wellness practices for individuals and groups who desire to heal and transform the experience of traumatic stress related to grief and loss related to stress in illness.



Dr. Charles Garfield, PhD, is founder of Shanti Project, the most successful organization in its field and was named National Activist of the Year, America’s highest award to individuals making voluntary contributions to public service. He is a professor at UCSF medical school of psychiatry and the Graduate Theology Union at Berkeley, as well as a founding core faculty at the Metta Institute.

A midwife to psyche and soul, Virginia (Gina) Subia Belton, M.A./PhD candidate, is an emerging scholar, thanatologist and end-of-life community educator and researcher. Gina’s practice arises from a depth of experience as an educator in both the academic and community settings, along with more than 25 years of experience tending to end-of-life relationships across the continuum of care in clinical environments.

*Continuing Education

These workshops meet the qualifications for 6 hours of continuing education credit (.6 CEU) for MFTs, LCSWs and LPCCs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. Each workshop also meets the qualifications for 6 hours (.6 CEU) of continuing education for Registered Nurses as required by the California Board of Registered Nursing. Humboldt State University is a California Board of Behavioral Science approved provider of continuing education, PCE 774, and CEP 1012 for Nursing. Participants must sign in and attend the entire workshop in order to receive a verification of completion after the workshop has concluded. There is a $10 fee for cancellation prior to the workshop. Once the workshop has begun, there is no refund for non-attendance.

Child Abuse Mandated Reporter Training

Friday, March 27

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