Continuing Education Programs

If you’re a healthcare professional looking to fulfill your continuing education units (CEUs), Direction Home Akron Canton is here to help. We offer a diverse library of CEU programs with a 95.1 percent satisfaction rating. All of our courses are open to the public, regardless of licensure, and based on trending issues in the healthcare profession. Direction Home Akron Canton is an approved provider for*:

  • Licensed Social Workers (LSW)
  • Licensed Independent Social Workers (LISW)
  • Social Work Assistants (SWA)
  • Licensed Professional Clinical Counselors (LPCC)
  • Licensed Professional Counselors (LPC)
  • Licensed Nursing Home Administrators (LNHA) 

Costs, times, CEU eligibility and location vary with each program, and all of our courses require advance registration. Take a look at our upcoming programs listed below!

*Nurses may attend programs approved through the Counseling, Social Worker, and Marriage & Family Therapy (CSWMFT) board and receive CEUs.  Please refer to the Nursing Continuing Education for Renewal Ohio Revised Code for details. 

Contact Lori Smith at lsmith@dhad.org or 330.899.5255 with any questions you may have regarding CEU programs.


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January 14, 2020 CEUs

Hilton Fairlawn
3180 W. Market St., Akron
$45.00 morning OR afternoon sessions
$75.00 BOTH sessions (lunch included 12:15-1:15 pm)

Speaker: Linda M. Davis, Ph.D., LPC, LSW

Using Film to Explore the Evolution of the DSM from Madness to the Current DSM-5 and the Impact Mental Health Issues have on Families

9:00 am-12:15 pm
3 CEUs: LSW/LISW/SWA; LPC/LPCC; Nurses (via reciprocity with the CSWMFT Board), LNHA

CLICK HERE for details or to register

Dominoes and the Slippery Slope: Ethical Dilemmas as Revealed in The Emperor's Club

1:15 pm-4:30 pm
3 Ethics CEUs: LSW/LISW/SWA; LPC/LPCC; Nurses (via reciprocity with the CSWMFT Board), LNHA

CLICK HERE for details or to register


January 16, 2020 CEU

Hartville Kitchen
1015 Edison St. NW, Hartville
$45.00 morning session
(breakfast included 8:30-9:00 am)

Speaker: Jean Wendland Porter

Healthcare Challenges for the LGBTQ Community

9:00 am-12:15 pm
3 CEUs: LSW/LISW/SWA; LPC/LPCC; Nurses (via reciprocity with the CSWMFT Board), LNHA

CLICK HERE for details or to register


January 24, 2020 CEUs

Guy's Party Center
500 Waterloo Rd.., Akron
$45.00 morning OR afternoon sessions
$75.00 BOTH sessions (lunch included 12:15-1:15 pm)

Speaker: Thomas O'Reilly, MS, PCC

Suspecting Domestic Violence

9:00 am-12:15 pm
3 CEUs: LSW/LISW/SWA; LPC/LPCC; Nurses (via reciprocity with the CSWMFT Board), LNHA

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Clarifying Sexual Harassment, Reporting, and Due Process

1:15 pm-4:30 pm
3 CEUs: LSW/LISW/SWA; LPC/LPCC; Nurses (via reciprocity with the CSWMFT Board), LNHA

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January 30, 2020 CEUs

Embassy Suites Akron Canton
7883 Freedom Ave. NW, Canton
$45.00 morning OR afternoon sessions
$75.00 BOTH sessions (lunch included 12:15-1:15 pm)

Speaker: Rachael D. Nolan, Ph.D., MPH, CPH

Epidemiology of Grief and its Impact Upon Quality of Life

9:00 am-12:15 pm
3 CEUs: LSW/LISW/SWA; LPC/LPCC; Nurses (via reciprocity with the CSWMFT Board), LNHA

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Incidence of Trauma and Provision of Care

1:15 pm-4:30 pm
3 CEUs: LSW/LISW/SWA; LPC/LPCC; Nurses (via reciprocity with the CSWMFT Board), LNHA

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February 5, 2020 CNE and CEUs

Cambria Hotel Akron Canton
1787 Thorn Dr., Uniontown
$20.00 CNE
$30.00 CEUs
$45.00 BOTH sessions
Light refreshments provided at both sessions

Speaker: Mary Jean Flossie, M.Ed., LNHA

CNE: Current Updates on Laws and Rules of Nursing Practice

12:30 pm-1:30 pm

1.0 Contact Hour for Nurses
This CE activity, (OLN –S-3031-19) has been approved for one (1) contact hour in Category A by the Ohio Board of Nursing through the approver unit at the Ohio League for Nursing
(OBN-006-92) through 11/16/21
Criteria for successful completion: Attend 80% of the Session & Return Program Evaluation

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Medical Law & Ethics: Where to Draw the Line

1:45 pm-3:45 pm

2 CEUs: LSW/LISW/SWA; LPC/LPCC; Nurses (via reciprocity with the CSWMFT Board)

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February 10, 2020 CEU

Cambria Hotel Akron Canton
1787 Thorn Dr., Uniontown
$75.00 all-day session (lunch included 12:15-1:15 pm)

Speaker: Stacy Simera, MSSA, LISW-S

Help Your Clients Sleep Their Way to the Top: Health and Mental Health Impacts of Sleep Deficiency - Improving Outcomes for your Client

9:00 am-4:30 pm
6 CEUs: LSW/LISW/SWA; LPC/LPCC; Nurses (via reciprocity with the CSWMFT Board), LNHA

CLICK HERE for details or to register


February 11, 2020 CPR/First Aid

Hartville Kitchen
1015 Edison St. NW, Hartville
$25.00 Basic Life Support (BLS)
$35.00 Heartsaver

DEADLINE TO REGISTER: FEBRUARY 4TH

Each session limited to the first 60 people.  If you are unable to attend these sessions, both trainings are available March 16th.

Basic Life Support (BLS) CPR/AED

9:00 am-11:30 am

This course is for trained medical professionals

CLICK HERE for details or to register

Heartsaver CPR/First Aid

12:30 pm-4:30 pm

This course is for those with little to no medical background

CLICK HERE for details or to register


February 20, 2020 CEU

Holiday Inn Belden Village
4520 Everhard Rd. NW, Canton
$75.00 all-day session
(lunch included 12:15-1:15 pm)

Speaker: Linda M. Davis, PhD, LPC, LSW

Anxiety Disorders: Joy, Fear, Anger, and Sadness all working together

9:00 am-4:30 pm
6 CEUs: LSW/LISW/SWA; LPC/LPCC; Nurses (via reciprocity with the CSWMFT Board), LNHA

CLICK HERE for details or to register


February 28, 2020 CEU

Hartville Kitchen
1015 Edison St. NW, Hartville
$75.00 all-day session
(lunch included 12:15-1:15 pm)

Speakers: Lynne Poulton, LSW, and Gabrielle Fagella, MSSA

Hoarding: A Deeper Dive into Human Behavior, Change, and Interventions

9:00 am-4:30 pm
6 CEUs: LSW/LISW/SWA; LPC/LPCC; Nurses (via reciprocity with the CSWMFT Board), LNHA

CLICK HERE for details or to register


March 6, 2020 CEUs

Cambria Hotel Akron Canton
1787 Thorn Dr., Uniontown
$45.00 morning OR afternoon sessions
$75.00 BOTH sessions (lunch included 12:15-1:15 pm)

Speaker: Thomas O'Reilly, MS, PCC-S

Dealing with Anxious Feelings

9:00 am-12:15 pm
3 CEUs: LSW/LISW/SWA; LPC/LPCC; Nurses (via reciprocity with the CSWMFT Board), pending LNHA

CLICK HERE for details or to register

The Power of This Moment

1:15 pm-4:30 pm
3 CEUs: LSW/LISW/SWA; LPC/LPCC; Nurses (via reciprocity with the CSWMFT Board), pending LNHA

CLICK HERE for details or to register


March 13, 2020 CEU

Hartville Kitchen
1015 Edison St. NW, Hartville
$75.00 all-day session
(lunch included 12:15-1:15 pm)

Speaker: Linda M Davis, Ph.D., LPC, LSW

Trauma: Unsolved Trauma can be a Monster of Pain and Fire

9:00 am-4:30 pm
6 CEUs: LSW/LISW/SWA; LPC/LPCC; Nurses (via reciprocity with the CSWMFT Board), pending LNHA

CLICK HERE for details or to register


March 16, 2020 CPR/First Aid

Holiday Inn Belden Village
4520 Everhard Rd. NW, Canton
$35.00 Heartsaver
$25.00 Basic Lif
e Support (BLS)

DEADLINE TO REGISTER: MARCH 9TH

Each session limited to the first 60 people.

Heartsaver CPR/First Aid

9:00 am-1:00 pm

This course is for those with little to no medical background

CLICK HERE for details or to register

Basic Life Support (BLS) CPR/AED

2:00 pm-4:30 pm

This course is for trained medical professionals

CLICK HERE for details or to register


March 19, 2020 CEUs

Holiday Inn Belden Village
4520 Everhard Rd. NW, Canton
$45.00 morning OR afternoon sessions
$75.00 BOTH sessions (lunch included 12:15-1:15 pm)

Speaker: Kathy Kilpatrick, M.A.

Strategies to Manage Difficult Behaviors

9:00 am-12:15 pm
3 CEUs: LSW/LISW/SWA; LPC/LPCC; Nurses (via reciprocity with the CSWMFT Board), pending LNHA

CLICK HERE for details or to register

Aging Parents: When to Step in and How to Approach Critical Conversations

1:15 pm-4:30 pm
3 CEUs: LSW/LISW/SWA; LPC/LPCC; Nurses (via reciprocity with the CSWMFT Board), pending LNHA

CLICK HERE for details or to register


March 30, 2020 CEUs

Hartville Kitchen
1015 Edison St. NW, Hartville
$45.00 morning OR afternoon sessions
$75.00 BOTH sessions (lunch included 12:15-1:15 pm)

Speaker: Stephen Kerestes, LPCC-S, LICDC-CS

The Substances of Abuse

9:00 am-12:15 pm
3 CEUs: LSW/LISW/SWA; LPC/LPCC; Nurses (via reciprocity with the CSWMFT Board), LNHA

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The Principles of Treatment: Stages of Change

1:15 pm-4:30 pm
3 CEUs: LSW/LISW/SWA; LPC/LPCC; Nurses (via reciprocity with the CSWMFT Board), LNHA

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Registration and Refund Information:

Refunds will be made ONLY for cancellations received three business days prior to the event.  If received less than three days prior to the event, a credit can be issued for use at another program within the next 6 months.  If notice of cancellation is not received before the date of the program, no refund will be issued.  PLEASE NOTE: No shows will be charged the full registration fee.

Class sizes are limited, so register early.  Classes with low registrations may be cancelled.  If the class is cancelled or moved, participants will be contacted via email at least 24 hours in advance.

Classes start and end on time.  To ensure a quality experience for all, please arrive at least 15 minutes prior to the class start time and find a seat.  CEU credits will be adjusted 0.25 credit hours for every 15 minutes late arrival/early departure; adjusted certificates will be emailed to participants within 3 business days after the training.  Hard copies of certificates will be mailed upon request.

It is difficult to control room temperature to everyone's comfort level.  We suggest you dress in layers that can be adaptable to warm and cool temperatures.

For auditing purposes, arrival and departure times and signature are required on attendance sheets.