Continuing Education

CESD, LLC is an Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEP) under the helm of the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC). IG: @cesd_hiw


ACEP Logo-weba Counselor Education, Supervision, & Development, LLC (CESD) has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 7020. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. CESD is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

**Note: The above statement is to comply with NBCC Policy Sections J.4 and J.5

In alignment with the CESD, LLC Mission, Goal, and Purpose, the CE obtained via attending the trainings, workshops, and classes is a tripartite inclusive of 1) being affordable, 2) addresses various learning needs of professional mental health counselors, and 3) provides an undercurrent of social, cultural, and ethics in each modality (e.g., training, classes, & workshops).

Schedule of Fall 2023 Continuing Education

2023: DSM-5TR Day Training: Trauma and Stress-Related Disorders: Practical, Ethical, & a Culturally Responsive Approach for Use of the DSM-5TR

5 Hours: 5 Continuing Education (CEs)

Cost: $200.00 (Cost includes learning materials and CE certificate): 

August 12, 2023: Sunday @  9:30AM — 2:30PM

Location: Zoom

Trainer: Dr. Sherritta Hughes, LPC, ACS 

Learning Objectives (L.O.): 5

  • L.O. 1: Define and cover diagnostic criteria for trauma and stress-related diagnoses. For this learning objective each of the disorders in this DSM-5TR category will be thoroughly explored. Changes from the DSM-5 to DSM-5TR will also be explored in detail to reflect changes (e.g., sociocultural changes as reported by the American Psychiatric Association {APA}).
    • PTSD
    • Acute Stress Disorder
    • *Reactive Attachment Disorder
    • *Disinhibited Social Engagement Disorder
    • Adjustment Disorders
    • *Prolonged Grief Disorder
    • Other and Unspecified Trauma and Stressor-Related Disorders
  • L.O. 2: Learning what billable verses non-billable codes are in this DSM-5TR category. To address this learning objective, diagnostic tools will be introduced to support clinical documentation that includes use of the International Classification of Diseases (ICD) necessary for diagnosing for managed care (e.g., ICD-10 Codes).
  • L.O. 3: How to address various forms of trauma and stressor-related mental health issues that are contextual to social and cultural diversity (e.g., race, gender, age, immigration status, religion, etc.). To address this learning objective, generational, community, racial and minority stress will be explicated to build culturally responsive awareness and action into treatment and the therapeutic alliance.
  • L.O. 4: Explore the Codes of Ethics that contribute to diagnosing and what practitioners are to do and keep abreast of for practice and being a diagnostician. (e.g., LPC, LCSW, LAC, LSW, etc.). To address this learning objectives, Codes of Ethics for professional counselors and social workers will be covered.
  • L.O. 5: Design treatment plans and apply evidenced-based interventions for each of the disorders in the DSM-5TR category: Trauma and Stressor-Related Disorders. To address this learning objective

Payments below through VENMO: Use QR code below for payment. Upon payment:

Zoom link will be sent to your email

Day agenda and learning materials will be shared to your email

For questions email

Want this day-training in person? Send email request to: (Put DSM-5TR in the subject line)