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Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

Please browse the list below to view my upcoming events. More events are added each month, so check back often!

Interested in a training topic for your mental health staff or employees? Please reach out to Diane to discuss your training needs.


Please Note:

  • All event times are Central Standard Time (CST)

  • CEU STATEMENT: Diane Bigler is an approved CEU provider with the Kansas Behavioral Sciences Regulatory Board (BSRB). Diane's provider number is 22-007. All of Diane's trainings are guaranteed to be accepted by the BSRB, and likely other state licensing boards as well.

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Diagnosis and Treatment of the NEW DSM-5-TR Prolonged Grief Disorder




Friday, December 16, 2022
9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. CST
Cost: $25
(2) Diagnosis & Treatment CEU's!


The new DSM-5-TR releast this year ushered in a new diagnosis that is already controversial. Prolonged Grief Disorder is grabbing the attention of clinicians as the first ever official grief diagnosis. Some key questions to consider:

  • What is the criteria for this diagnosis?

  • What are the pros and cons?

  • How can clinicians better understand the complexity of this diagnosis and more effectively help clients who might be strugging with prolonged grief?

In this workshop, learners will:

  • Articulate diagnostic criteria for Prolonged Grief Disorder (PGD) and analyze pros and cons of the diagnosis.

  • Conceptualize an understanding of clients with PGD and formulate goals and interventions.

  • Create and utilize diverse treatment interventions to assist clients in the resolution of PGD.


Ethical Considerations of Dual Relationships

Friday, December 16, 2022
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Cost: $25
(2) Ethics CEU's!

Are you curious about the complexities and ethical considerations regarding dual relationships?

In this eye on ethics workshop, we will explore dual relationships from an ethical perspective. This workshop is appropriate for social workers, counselors, and therapists to learn about how to properly assess for dual relationships and an ethical course of action to take when they do arise.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify the nature and types of dual relationships from an ethical perspective.

  • Explore unethical dual relationships through case studies.

  • Formulate ethical responses to manage dual relationships.


Exploring Somatic Interventions for Trauma

Tuesday, January 24, 2023
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. CST
Cost: $40
(3) CEU's!

As humans, we store memories, experience and emotions on a cellular level. Somatic approaches focus on body awareness and how to cultivate it in and around the body. Providing clients with interventions to address how trauma is stored and experienced in the body is essential. This training will present an overview of how trauma is experienced in the body. Specific somatic interventions such as resourcing, grounding, dual awareness, and sequencing will be presented. Learners will view application of somatic interventions by analyzing case studies and video demonstrations. Discover methods to help your clients release trauma and negative emotions from the body.

Learning Objectives:

  • Explain the somatic experience of trauma in the body.

  • Discover at least five somatic interventions for trauma.

  • Analyze applications of somatic interventions to client case studies.