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The Intersection of Grief and Sexuality: A Double-Barreled Taboo

Course Information

Course start date: Friday, December 2, 2022 9:00 AM to 12:15 PM



CEU: Units - 3 clock hours


There is additional information listed below regarding how to earn CEU for this course.



Registration & Payment




The registration period has closed for this event.

Registration cost: $79.00


Last day to register: 12/2/2022 8:45 AM


Course Description

Grief and sexuality have something in common: their vulnerable nature of each of them make it extremely challenging to address. When these elements intersect, the challenge is multiplied exponentially. This training will discuss the necessity for those in helping professions to be able to recognize the distinct nuances involved in working with the intersection of sexuality and grief. This training will emphasize the role of mental health stigma, challenges relevant to the impact of illness on sexuality, and ways in which sexuality and grief can be addressed from a practitioner-lead perspective.


By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:

1. Participants will be able to understand how mental health field has stigmatized and overlooked the role of sexuality in psychological functioning

2. Participants will examine challenges that illness and loss pose in sexual functioning

3. Participants will gain a better understanding of how to help clients address, acknowledge, and validate the role of sexuality in their lives throughout illness processes.




Kailey earned her Bachelor of Arts from Mount Vernon Nazarene University in 2012 and finished her Master's in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Ashland Theological Seminary in 2015. Kailey has a background in hospice work and feels that companioning and advocating for grievers is her life's passion. Kailey believes that grief is not a problem to be solved or a diagnosis to fix.

Kailey's goal through her trainings, groups, and individual counseling sessions is to create a refuge where the normal plethora of emotions of grief are normalized and accepted as valid. Kailey specializes in working with individuals of all ages, with special interest and care given to children's bereavement, complicated grief, perinatal loss, and chronic illness. Kailey has completed training at the center for loss and life transition and is a licensed clinical thanatologist. Kailey is also an adjunct professor at Ashland Theological seminary where she teaches grief and crisis counseling courses. Kailey is currently a doctoral student in counselor education and supervision at Ohio University.


CEU: Units - 3


This course is an approved by the Ohio CSWMFT Board and OPA.


Please note that attendees must be present for the entirety of the course to obtain credit.

  • Check-in will start at 8:30 A.M.


Professional Approvals

CASAL is a Sponsored Provider for continuing education through the State of Ohio Counselor, Social Worker & Marriage and Family Therapist Board. The approval number for this course is MCST07220958.

CASAL is also approved as a provider of continuing education for psychologists by the Ohio Psychological Association Office of Mandatory Continuing Education (OPA-MCE). Our Approved Provider # is 340966056.

Disability Services

Cleveland State University serves hundreds of students with a variety of disabilities, including learning disabilities, chronic health issues, attention deficit disorders, psychological conditions, visual impairments, mobility impairments, and hearing impairments. Anyone requesting accommodations due to a disability should make her or his request through the Office of Disability Services. Cleveland State University is an equal opportunity educator and employer.

Refund Policy

Cleveland State University Division of Continuing and Extended Education Cancellation Refund Policy.


Questions? Please email cecasal@csuohio.edu


Contact Us

Questions regarding the course email cecasal@csuohio.edu or call (216) 523-7234.




Live Webinar

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