2018 OKMHCA Winter Conference

November 30, 2018
8:30am - 4:00 pm



Marla Cole, LPC, FT
Suzie Price, LPC, NCSC

"Ethically Working with the
Bereaved and the Supervision
of Grief Work Professionals

Francis Tuttle Technology Center (map)

12777 North Rockwell Avenue
Oklahoma City, OK 73142

Meeting held in the Northwest Hall Room D1750

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Total (CEU'S)
7 hrs.
3 - Ethics
3 - Supervision
1 - Regular

Marla Cole, LPC, FT specializes in the field of grief and loss. She is Vice President of Mercer-Adams Funeral Service in Bethany where she directs the Aftercare Program for families hey serve in addition to other responsibilities. Marla teaches Death, Grief & Loss for a local university, leads grief support groups, provides individual counseling and presents "The Journey of Grief' on request. She is a member of OCA, OKMHCA, the American Academy of Bereavement through hich she is a certified Bereavement Facilitator; the American ssociation of Christian Counselors; and ADEC (Association for Death Education and Counseling) through which she has earned he distinction as FT: Fellow in Thanatology: Death, Dying, and Bereavement. Marla serves on the Board of Directors for the NWOKC Chamber, OKMHCA, RSVP of Central Oklahoma, and he Academy of Senior Professionals. She earned her Masters Degree in Counseling Psychology from Southern Nazarene University.

Suzie Price, LPC, NCSC is the founder and director of Kaleidoscope Grief Support, Inc. in Norman which provides support to children and their families who are grieving the death of a loved one. The agency has served over 500 clients since its inception in 2005.In 2016, Suzie received the OKMHCA Human Rights Award for her volunteer work with Kaleidoscope. Suzie has been a school counselor for 24 years and currently is the school counselor at Truman Primary School in Norman. She is a member of the National Alliance for Grieving Children, the association of Death Education and Counseling, OCA, and serves on the board of OKMHCA.

This is a full day conference. Ethics and Supervision will be woven into the presentation throughout the day.
Conference participants will:

  • • Gain a basic understanding of grief theories and how they influence treatment planning.
  • • Explore the significance of cultural understanding as it relates to grief
  • • Learn typical grief responses of children and adolescents according to their developmental stage.
  • • Identify indicators of complicated grief.
  • • Understand the ethics of working with the bereaved.
  • • Gain insight in supervising a clinician working with the bereaved.
  • • Develop strategies for self-care


Registration ... 8:00 - 8:30am

Morning Session ... 8:30 - 11:30am

"Ethically Working with the Bereaved and the
Supervision of Grief Professionals"

Lunch ... 11:30 - 1:00

Provided by OKMHCA Special dietary restrictions are the sole responsibility of the attendee.

Eric Ashmore, State Board of Behavioral Health (1 hr. CEU)

Afternoon Session ... 1:00 - 4:00

"Ethically Working with the Bereaved and the Supervision of Grief Professionals"

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OKMHCA Member: Full Day - $125
Non-Members: Full Day - $200

Students - $25
On Site Registration - $200
This is a full day conference.
There is no half day registration.

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Onsite Registration

Full Day          $200.00

Membership Registration


Oklahoma Counseling Association - $50.00
Division: Oklahoma Mental Health Counselor Association - $10.00
Total: $60.00