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Grief Treatment: Current Evidence Based Approaches to Care Across the Lifespan

Program Information

Objectives

  1. Evaluate current models of grief theory that go beyond the five stages and the treatment implications of each model.
  2. Distinguish the unique experience created by different types of loss in relation to assessment and treatment planning.
  3. Assess a client’s understanding of death and response to grief from a developmental perspective across the lifespan.
  4. Determine how grief impacts the family system (individually and together), and how to better equip them to support each other in grief.
  5. Appraise current and cutting-edge modalities used to treat typical and complicated grief in the clinical setting.
  6. Integrate specific creative counseling interventions that engage the individual, couple or family in the process of grief.

Outline

Grief Theory Beyond Kübler-Ross

  • Tasks of Mourning
  • Dual Process Model of Coping
  • Continuing Bonds Theory
  • Grief and Attachment Theory
  • Potential criteria for “Persistent Complex Bereavement Disorder”
  • Two creative interventions articulating these theories
Circumstances of Bereavement
  • Implications of Specific losses
    • Pre-loss factors
    • Relationship influence
    • Type of and proximity to death
    • Disenfranchised losses
    • Living losses
Grief Counseling Strategies Across the Lifespan
  • Childhood and adolescence
    • The occurrence of grief
    • Developmental understanding of death
    • Grief responses and adaptation to loss
    • Six creative age appropriate interventions
  • Young and middle adulthood
    • Grief circumstances
    • Life stages and individual needs
    • Assessments and interventions
    • Family Systems
      • The family narrative
      • Use the Internal Family Systems Approach
    • Six creative interventions appropriate for middle adulthood
  • Older adulthood
    • Type of loss
    • Grief responses and perception of death
    • Treatment strategies based on developmental needs
    • Six creative interventions specific for older adults
Grief Treatment – Current Evidence-Based Approach to Care
  • Typical Trajectory Griever
    • Limitations to grief counseling/assessing effectiveness
    • Assessment tools
    • Expressive arts
    • Companioning model
    • Therapeutic presence
    • Narrative therapy
    • Creating space for suffering
    • Limitations of the client-centered approach
  • Complicated Griever
    • Assessment tools
    • CBT
    • Complicated Grief Treatment Model
    • Grief and trauma intervention
    • Meaning reconstruction
  • Ethical Considerations
    • Socio-cultural context
    • Gender bias
    • Pitfalls in treating the family system
    • Grief in the digital universe
    • Spirituality and grief
    • Personal death anxiety
    • Countertransference
    • The wounded healer
    • Occupational stress
    • The grieving therapist
    • Self-care

Copyright : 02/05/2020

Grief in the DSM-5: The Most Recent Diagnostic Guidelines

Program Information

Objectives

  1. Investigate the history of how bereavement has been addressed in previous Diagnostic and Statistics Manuals (DSM).
  2. Evaluate why the bereavement exclusion was removed from the diagnosis of major depressive disorder in the DSM-5.
  3. Apply diagnostic criteria from the DSM-5 to diagnose uncomplicated and complicated bereavement.
  4. Analyze the diagnostic criteria for prolonged grief disorder and characterize how it relates to clinical practice.

Outline

Grief in Previous DSM’s

  • History of how bereavement has been addressed
  • Why changes were needed
Change in ICD-11
  • Prolonged grief disorder
  • Diagnostic criteria
Grief in the DSM-5: Changes and Diagnosis
  • Elimination of the bereavement exclusion criterion for major depressive disorder
  • Research regarding complicated grief
  • Persistent complex bereavement disorder in the DSM-5
  • How to diagnose complicated and uncomplicated bereavement using the DSM-5
A Look Ahead
  • Why Prolonged Grief Disorder in the DSM is needed in clinical practice
  • Proposed criteria

Copyright : 02/12/2021