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3-Day Advanced Grief Counseling Certification Course: Interventions to Move Clients Toward Healthy Grieving, Growth and Meaning After Loss


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Faculty:
Diana Sebzda, MA, LPC, FT |  Christina Zampitella, PsyD, FT
Duration:
18 Hours 48 Minutes
Copyright:
Jan 10, 2022
Publisher:
PESI Inc.
Product Code:
RNV058620
Media Type:
DVD - Also available: Digital Seminar

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Description

A wave of grief and loss has impacted millions of people and more clients than ever before are seeking the help of professionals.

But if you’re like many therapists, in-depth training on counseling and treating grieving clients wasn’t part of your graduate program.

How can you make sure you’re ready to work with this rapidly growing client population?

This all new 3-day grief certification training features 2 of our very best received trainers in the area of grief and bereavement - both highly experienced clinicians with decades of experience in the field. Together they will provide you with the tools, techniques and clinical know-how to counsel and treat clients across the lifespan whose lives have been upended by losses of all kinds.

And unlike other trainings, this program will go beyond the basics, growing your clinical skills and confidence with interactive exercises, expert guidance, practical tips, and real-world case studies so you know exactly how to:

  • Uncover grief intensity and assess for risks like suicidal ideation
  • Recognize and respond to grief types with appropriate treatment plans
  • Employ over 30 specific clinical tools to facilitate healthy grieving and build resiliency
  • Successfully structure and facilitate grief support or treatment groups
  • And much more!

PLUS, when you purchase this course, your certification is completely FREE should you choose to become a Certified Advanced Grief Counseling Specialist through Evergreen Certifications upon completion of this training.
(visit www.evergreencertifications.com/cagcs for complete application requirements).

Purchase today, set yourself apart from other clinicians, and help your clients discover a path toward hope and meaning following loss!


CERTIFICATION MADE SIMPLE!

  • No hidden fees – PESI pays for your application fee (a $249 value)*!
  • Simply complete this seminar and the post-event evaluation included in this training, and your application to be a Certified Advanced Grief Counseling Specialist (CAGCS) through Evergreen Certifications is complete.*

Attendees will receive documentation of CAGCS designation from Evergreen Certifications 4 to 6 weeks following the program.

*Professional standards apply. Visit www.evergreencertifications.com/CAGCS for professional requirements.

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Save time and money off other submission methods – purchase & take the CE test online for $39.99. Additional processing fees apply for other submission methods (i.e. mail, fax, etc.). Please contact our Customer Service at 1-800-844-8260 for more details.  Listed below are the continuing education credit(s) currently available for this non-interactive self-study package. Please note, your state licensing board dictates whether self-study is an acceptable form of continuing education. Please refer to your state rules and regulations. If your profession is not listed, please contact your licensing board to determine your continuing education requirements and check for reciprocal approval. For other credit inquiries not specified below, please contact cepesi@pesi.com or 800-844-8260 before completion.

Certificates of Successful Completion are available for email, download and/or printing from your online account immediately following the successful completion of the post-test/evaluation.

**Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of mental health professionals. As a licensed professional, you are responsible for reviewing the scope of practice, including activities that are defined in law as beyond the boundaries of practice in accordance with and in compliance with your profession's standards.  All members of the PESI, Inc. planning committee have provided disclosures of financial relationships with ineligible organizations and any relevant non-financial relationships prior to planning content for this activity. None of the committee members had relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies or other potentially biasing relationships to disclose to learners.  For speaker disclosures, please see the faculty biography.


Addiction Counselors

This self-study activity consists of 18.75 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please save the course outline, the certificate of completion you receive from the activity and contact your state board or organization to determine specific filing requirements.


California Alcoholism & Drug Abuse Counselors (CADTP)

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider by the CADTP, Provider #: 201. This Category H activity meets the qualifications for 18.5 CEU's (continuing education hours).


Connecticut Addiction Counselors

Provider #120924. This course has been approved as a CCB approved training and has been awarded 18.75 hours by the Connecticut Certification Board.


Ohio Chemical Dependency Professionals

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Ohio Chemical Dependency Professionals Board. Provider Number 50-399. This self-study course qualifies for a total of 18.75 ceus in the area(s) of C2 - 18.75hrs.


Oklahoma Alcohol & Drug Counselors

PESI, Inc. is an Oklahoma Board of Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselors approved provider #20220032. This self-study activity consists of 18.75 clock hours of continuing education instruction.


Counselors

This self-study activity consists of 18.75 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please save the course outline, the certificate of completion you receive from the activity and contact your state board or organization to determine specific filing requirements.


California Counselors

The California Board of Behavioral Sciences accepts CE programs that are approved by other approval agencies, including several that approve PESI and its programs.  A full list of approval agencies accepted by the BBS can be found at www.bbs.ca.gov/licensees/cont_ed.html under “Where to find CE Courses.” This intermediate level self-study activity consists of 18.0 clock hours of continuing education instruction.


Florida Counselors

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling. Provider Number 50-399. This self-study course qualifies for 18.75 continuing education credits.


Kentucky Counselors

CE credit is available. This self-study course consists of 22.5 continuing education credit hours for Kentucky Counselors. The Continuing Education Requirements for the Kentucky Board of Licensed Professional Counselors (201 KAR 36:030 Section 2) state continuing education programs from providers sponsored or approved by a state counseling licensure board shall be approved without further review by the board. PESI, Inc. is approved by the South Carolina Board of Examiners for Licensure of Professional Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists, and Psycho-Educational Specialists. Provider #4540. PESI maintains responsibility for this program and its contents.


Missouri Counselors

CE credit is available. This self-study course consists of 18.75 continuing education clock hours for Missouri Counselors. The Missouri Committee for Professional Counselors accepts continuing education programs relevant to counseling that are provided by organizations recognized by national social worker associations. PESI, Inc. is recognized by a national social worker association. Please see social work approvals for this program.


Montana Counselors

The Montana Board of Behavioral Health no longer pre-approves any courses or sponsors. Each licensee is responsible for taking courses which contribute to their competence and directly relate to their scope of practice as defined in board statute (MAR 24-219-32). Licensees must keep CE documentation for three years in case of an audit. This intermediate level self-study activity consists of 18.75 clock hours of instruction.


Nevada Counselors

PESI, Inc. is an approved CEU provider with the State of Nevada Board of Examiners for Marriage and Family Therapists and Clinical Professional Counselors. This self-study activity qualifies for 18.75 contact hours. Approved Provider # NVCEP2006.


New York Counselors

PESI, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department's (NYSED) State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for Licensed Mental Health Counselors. #MHC-0033. This self-study activity will qualify for 22.5 contact hours. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance


Ohio Counselors

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the State of Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage & Family Therapist Board. Provider approval #:RCST071001. Full attendance in this self-study course meets the qualifications for 18.75 clock hours of continuing education credit. 


Pennsylvania Counselors

The Pennsylvania State Board of Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists and Professional Counselors accepts many national association CE approvals, several of which PESI offers. For a full list, please see your State Board regulations at https://www.dos.pa.gov/ProfessionalLicensing/BoardsCommissions/. This intermediate level self-study activity consists of 18.75 clock hours of continuing education instruction.


South Carolina Counselors

This self-study program has been approved for 18.5 continuing education hours by the South Carolina Board of Examiners for Licensure of Professional Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists, and Psycho-Educational Specialists. Provider #4540.


Texas Counselors

This self-study activity consists of 18.5 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors no longer approves programs or providers. PESI activities meet the continuing education requirements as listed in Title 22 Texas Administrative Code, Chapter 681, Subchapter J, Section 681.142 Acceptable Continuing Education. Please retain the certificate of completion that you receive and use as proof of completion when required.


California Licensed Educational Psychologists

The California Board of Behavioral Sciences accepts CE programs that are approved by other approval agencies, including several that approve PESI and its programs.  A full list of approval agencies accepted by the BBS can be found at www.bbs.ca.gov/licensees/cont_ed.html under “Where to find CE Courses.” This intermediate level self-study activity consists of 18.0 clock hours of continuing education instruction.


Marriage & Family Therapists

This self-study activity consists of 18.75 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please save this course outline, the certificate of completion you receive from this self-study activity and contact your state board or organization to determine specific filing requirements. 


California Marriage & Family Therapists

The California Board of Behavioral Sciences accepts CE programs that are approved by other approval agencies, including several that approve PESI and its programs.  A full list of approval agencies accepted by the BBS can be found at www.bbs.ca.gov/licensees/cont_ed.html under “Where to find CE Courses.” This intermediate level self-study activity consists of 18.0 clock hours of continuing education instruction.


Florida Marriage & Family Therapists

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling. Provider Number 50-399. This self-study course qualifies for 18.75 continuing education credits.


Illinois Marriage & Family Therapists

PESI, Inc. has been approved as a provider of continuing education by the State of Illinois, Department of Professional Regulation. Provider #:168-000156. Full attendance at this self-study activity qualifies for 18.5 credits.


Montana Marriage & Family Therapists

The Montana Board of Behavioral Health no longer pre-approves any courses or sponsors. Each licensee is responsible for taking courses which contribute to their competence and directly relate to their scope of practice as defined in board statute (MAR 24-219-32). Licensees must keep CE documentation for three years in case of an audit. This intermediate level self-study activity consists of 18.75 clock hours of instruction.


Nevada Marriage & Family Therapists

PESI, Inc. is an approved CEU provider with the State of Nevada Board of Examiners for Marriage and Family Therapists and Clinical Professional Counselors. This self-study activity qualifies for 18.75 contact hours. Approved Provider # NVCEP2006.


New York Marriage & Family Therapists

PESI, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department's (NYSED) State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists. #MFT-0024. This self-study activity will qualify for 22.5 contact hours. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance


Ohio Marriage & Family Therapists

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the State of Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage & Family Therapist Board. Provider approval #:RCST071001. Full attendance in this self-study course meets the qualifications for 18.75 clock hours of continuing education credit. 


Pennsylvania Marriage & Family Therapists

The Pennsylvania State Board of Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists and Professional Counselors accepts many national association CE approvals, several of which PESI offers. For a full list, please see your State Board regulations at https://www.dos.pa.gov/ProfessionalLicensing/BoardsCommissions/. This intermediate level self-study activity consists of 18.75 clock hours of continuing education instruction.


South Carolina Marriage & Family Therapists

This self-study program has been approved for 18.5 continuing education hours by the South Carolina Board of Examiners for Licensure of Professional Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists, and Psycho-Educational Specialists. Provider #4540.


Texas Marriage & Family Therapists

This self-study activity consists of 18.5 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage and Family Therapists no longer approves programs or providers. PESI activities meet the continuing education requirements as listed in Title 22 of the Texas Administrative Code, Chapter 801, Subchapter K, Section 801.264 Types of Acceptable Continuing Education. Please retain the certificate of completion that you receive and use as proof of completion when required.


Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, and Clinical Nurse Specialists

PESI, Inc. is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. Nurses completing these self-study materials will earn 18.5 contact hours. Expires: 01/10/2025.


California Nurses

PESI, Inc. is a provider approved by the California Board of  Registered Nursing, Provider #: 17118 for 18.5 self-study contact hours. 

** You will need to provide your license number to PESI. PESI must have this number on file in order for your hours to be valid.


Florida Nurses

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider by the Florida Board of  Nursing. Provider #: FBN2858. These materials qualify for 18.8 self-study contact hours.

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Iowa Nurses

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider by the Iowa Board of Nursing. Provider #: 346. Nurses successfully completing these self-study materials will earn 18.8 self-study contact hours. Please email cepesi@pesi.com with your license number, include the title, speaker name and date. PESI must have this number on file in order for your hours to be valid.


South Carolina Psycho-Educational Specialists

This self-study program has been approved for 18.5 continuing education hours by the South Carolina Board of Examiners for Licensure of Professional Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists, and Psycho-Educational Specialists. Provider #4540.


California Psychologists

CE credit is available. This self-study course consists of 18.5 continuing education credit hours for California Psychologists. The California Department of Consumer Affairs Board of Psychology recognizes and accepts for continuing education credit courses that are specifically applicable and pertinent to the practice of psychology and by entities approved by the ACCME (Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education). This enduring material is certified for a maximum of 18.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ by PESI as an accredited ACCME provider authorized to award credit by the AMA. PESI, Inc. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.


Florida Psychologists

PESI, Inc., is an approved provider with the Florida Board of Psychology.Provider Number #50-399.This product qualifies for 18.8 self-study continuing education credits.


Illinois Psychologists

 

PESI, Inc is an approved provider with the State of Illinois, Department of Professional Regulation. License #: 268.000102. Full attendance at this self-study course qualifies for 18.5 contact hours.


Kentucky Psychologists

PESI, Inc. is approved by the Kentucky Board of Examiners of Psychology to offer continuing education for psychologists. PESI maintains responsibility for this program and its content. This self-study activity will qualify for 18.75 contact hours.


New York Psychologists

PESI, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department's (NYSED) State Board for Psychology as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed psychologists #PSY-0014. This self-study activity will qualify for 22.5 contact hours. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance.


Ohio Psychologists

PESI, Inc. is approved by the Ohio Psychological Association, Provider #263896894, to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. PESI, Inc. maintains responsibility for this program and its content. PESI is offering this self-study activity for 18.75 Standard hours of continuing education credit.


Pennsylvania Psychologists

PESI, Inc. is approved by the Pennsylvania State Board of Psychology to offer continuing education for psychologists. Provider #PSY000211. PESI maintains responsibility for the program(s). This self-study program qualifies for 18.75 continuing education hours.


Psychologists & Physicians

Physicians: PESI, Inc. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. PESI, Inc. designates this enduring material for a maximum of 18.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. This activity was originally recorded on 01/10/2022. It was last reviewed on 10/03/2021 and is valid until 10/03/2024.  Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. You are required to successfully complete and submit a post-test prior to receiving a certificate of completion.


Psychologists: The following state psychologist boards recognize activities sponsored by PESI, Inc. as an approved ACCME provider: Alaska, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina and Wisconsin. This activity consists of 18.5 clock hours of continuing education instruction. You are required to successfully complete and submit a post-test prior to receiving a certificate of completion.


Social Workers

PESI, Inc., #1062, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. PESI, Inc. maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: January 27, 2020 - January 27, 2023. Social Workers completing this course receive 18.75 Clinical continuing education credits.

 

Course Level: Intermediate. Format: Asynchronous distance learning. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance.

 

Canadian Social Workers: Canadian provinces may accept activities approved by the ASWB for ongoing professional development.


California Social Workers

The California Board of Behavioral Sciences accepts CE programs that are approved by other approval agencies, including several that approve PESI and its programs.  A full list of approval agencies accepted by the BBS can be found at www.bbs.ca.gov/licensees/cont_ed.html under “Where to find CE Courses.” This intermediate level self-study activity consists of 18.0 clock hours of continuing education instruction.


Colorado Social Workers

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Colorado Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers. Provider #1413. This self-study course has been approved for 18.8 continuing education hours. 

 

COLORADO PARTICIPANTS ONLY: If you did not answer YES to be reported to the Colorado Chapter of the NASW on the evaluation, please contact cepesi@pesi.com and provide the full title of the webcast, speaker name, date of live broadcast, your name and your license number in the email.


Florida Social Workers

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling. Provider Number 50-399. This self-study course qualifies for 18.75 continuing education credits. 


Illinois Social Workers

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the State of Illinois, Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, Division of Professional Regulation. License #: 159-000154. Successful completion of this self-study activity qualifies for 18.5 contact hours.


Kansas Social Workers

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Kansas Behavioral Sciences Regulatory Board. Provider #14-006. This self-study course has been approved for 18.5 continuing education hours.


Minnesota Social Workers

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the State of Minnesota, Board of Social Work. Provider #: CEP-140. This self-study package has been approved for 18.5 continuing education hours. This certificate has been issued upon successful completion of a post-test.


Montana Social Workers

The Montana Board of Behavioral Health no longer pre-approves any courses or sponsors. Each licensee is responsible for taking courses which contribute to their competence and directly relate to their scope of practice as defined in board statute (MAR 24-219-32). Licensees must keep CE documentation for three years in case of an audit. This intermediate level self-study activity consists of 18.75 clock hours of instruction.


New York Social Workers

PESI, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department's (NYSED) State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0008. This self-study activity will qualify for 22.5 contact hours. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance. 


Ohio Social Workers

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the State of Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage & Family Therapist Board. Provider approval #:RCST071001. Full attendance in this self-study course meets the qualifications for 18.75 clock hours of continuing education credit. 


Pennsylvania Social Workers

The Pennsylvania State Board of Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists and Professional Counselors accepts many national association CE approvals, several of which PESI offers. For a full list, please see your State Board regulations at https://www.dos.pa.gov/ProfessionalLicensing/BoardsCommissions. This intermediate level self-study activity consists of 18.75 clock hours of continuing education instruction.


Other Professions

This self-study activity qualifies for 18.75 continuing education clock hours as required by many national, state and local licensing boards and professional organizations. Save your activity advertisement and certificate of completion, and contact your own board or organization for specific requirements.



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Diana Sebzda, MA, LPC, FT's Profile

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Diana Sebzda, MA, LPC, FT, has a private practice where she counsels, educates and consults on all aspects of dying, death and bereavement. She has over 17 years of experience working with all aspects of grief, end-of-life issues, spiritual crisis, relationship issues, self-esteem and confidence, trauma, forgiveness, reinvestment in life and disenfranchised griefs. Diana is a Fellow in Thanatology (FT) with the Association for Death Education and Counseling where she is co-chair of their Pet Loss Networking Group. She is the former director of bereavement at the Joseph T. Quinlan Bereavement Center and a member of the Traumatic Loss Coalition of New Jersey, the American Counseling Association, and the Association for Pet Loss and Bereavement. Diana earned her M.A. degree in applied clinical psychology from William Patterson University.

 

Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Diana Sebzda is a counselor with BetterHelp.com. She receives compensation as a speaker and consultant. receives Ms. Sebzda receives a speaking honorarium and recording royalties from PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Diana Sebzda is a member of the Association for Death Education and Counseling.

 


Christina Zampitella, PsyD, FT's Profile

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Dr. Christina Zampitella, PsyD, FT, is a licensed clinical psychologist and a Fellow of Thanatology through the Association for Death Education and Counseling (ADEC). She is the founder ad owner of The Center for Grief and Trauma Therapy, co-owner and director of clinical services at Integrative Psychology Group, and a professional speaker. She teaches in undergraduate and graduate level psychology programs for several universities, focusing her courses and publications on death, loss, grief and trauma. She served as the chair for the Continuing Education Committee for the San Diego Psychological Association from 2018-2019. Dr. Zampitella specializes in death, loss, bereavement, integrative psychology, and nature-based therapy. She is the former resident psychologist on Fox 5 News in San Diego and often appeared on NBC News in California and Philadelphia. She has been featured in Elle Magazine, BuzzFeed, Washington Post and The Huffington Post.


Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Dr. Christina Zampitella maintains a private practice. She is the owner of The Center for Grief and Trauma Therapy and co-owner of Integrative Psychology Group. She has employment relationships with Goldey-Beacom College, Marian University, and National University. Dr. Zampitella receives a speaking honorarium and recording royalties from PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Dr. Christina Zampitella is a member of the Association for Death Education and Counseling, the American Psychological Association, and the Delaware Psychological Association.


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Objectives

  1. Investigate the clinical implications of distinctions between adult and youth responses to loss.
  2. Assess for trauma, depression, substance use and anxiety in grieving clients.
  3. Utilize two assessment measures for gathering grief responses.
  4. Distinguish how the experiences created by different types of loss impact assessment and treatment planning.
  5. Analyze the impact of death on the family system and the corresponding effects on treatment.
  6. Evaluate contemporary models of bereavement as they relate to case conceptualization for grief therapy.
  7. Asses the boundaries of professional competence in grief work and know when to refer out.
  8. Investigate factors that can influence the grief process including the type of loss and support system.
  9. Use the DSM-5 to diagnose/identify Persistent Complex Bereavement Disorder.
  10. Employ emotional regulation techniques to help calm clients who’ve experienced a traumatic loss.
  11. Implement a bereavement plan of care for identified Persistent Complex Bereavement Disorder.
  12. Use CBT techniques to help bereaved clients manage guilt, blame and other maladaptive cognitions following loss.
  13. Apply narrative approaches to help clients construct meaning following loss.
  14. Utilize mindfulness interventions to reduce anxiety symptoms in clients with anticipatory grief.
  15. Evaluate the clinical implications of cultural beliefs surrounding mourning and continuing relationships with the deceased.
  16. Utilize best practices to structure and facilitate grief support or treatment groups.
  17. Investigate ethical considerations to ensure proper management of terminally ill clients, minors, families an end-of-life decisions.
  18. Develop strategies for self-care when working with grieving clients.
  19. Analyze continuing attachment bonds and their relevance to clinical practice with bereaved clients across the lifespan.

Outline

The Process of Death, Dying, and Mourning

Grief and Loss Across Developmental and Life Stages
  • Distinctions between adult and youth responses to loss
  • Common grief reactions and coping mechanisms
  • Factors for assessing and counseling kids and teens at schools
  • The elderly – working with multiple losses, fewer supports and/or physical health issues
  • Ethics with minors, families, and the terminally ill
Types of Grief:
Implications for Counseling and Treatment
  • Normal grief and acute reactions
  • Complicated or prolonged grief
  • Persistent Complex Bereavement Disorder
  • Ambiguous grief in the face of changes in the living
  • Chronic grief
  • Traumatic grief following sudden or violent loss
  • Anticipatory and disenfranchised grief
  • Delayed, inhibited, abbreviated other types of commonly overlooked grief
The Impact of Loss on the Family System
  • Impact on adult caregivers and siblings
  • Family adaptation to loss
  • Changing the family narrative
  • Intergenerational effect of grief and trauma
Contemporary Models of Bereavement for Grief Therapy

Assessment of Grieving Clients:
Uncover Trauma, Depression, Substance Use, Suicidal Ideation, and More
  • Intakes and gathering information
  • Two assessment measures for gathering grief responses
  • Assessment for depression, PTSD, trauma, substance use, anxiety, suicidal ideation, and violence
Differential Diagnosis
  • Differential diagnosis between uncomplicated and complicated grief
  • Persistent Complex Bereavement Disorder
  • Differential using the DSM-5™ and upcoming DSM5-TR
Treatment Planning for Uncomplicated and Complicated Grief
  • Uncomplicated grief treatment planning
    • Grief counseling vs. grief therapy
    • Specific objectives based on the client’s grieving process
  • Complicated Grief Therapy
    • Narrative Reconstruction Therapy for complicated grief
    • Integrative Cognitive Behavioral Treatment for complicated grief
      • Specific objectives for complicated grief
Interventions and Treatment Approaches to Facilitate Healthy Grieving
  • Narrative and somatic techniques
  • Expressive arts techniques – music, writing, art, and more
  • Interventions for regret, forgiveness, shame, and guilt
  • Continued bonds and therapeutic bereavement rituals
  • Nature-based therapy
  • Systematic desensitization and flooding to reduce avoidance
  • EMDR for complicated grief and traumatic loss
Non-Death and Abstract Losses:
How to Effectively Work with Clients Who’ve Experienced “Living Losses”
  • End of relationship
  • Chronic illness and terminal illness
  • Deployment, job and/or retirement
  • Infertility, independence, and identity
  • Safety, meaning, and purpose
  • Spirituality and religion
  • Potential futures
Build Clients’ Resiliency and Move Them Toward Post-Traumatic Growth
  • Defining resiliency and post-traumatic growth
  • Employing a client’s strengths
  • Considerations to foster growth with traumatic and suicide loss
The Clinician’s Guide to Grief and Loss Groups:
How to Successfully Structure and Facilitate Grief Support or Treatment Groups
  • Differences between psychoeducational and therapeutic groups
  • Open vs. closed groups
  • Homogeneous vs. heterogeneous groups
  • Peer vs. clinician led
  • Participant screening and keys to effective facilitation
Grief Work with Clients of Diverse Race, Backgrounds, Cultures, and Beliefs
  • Cultural competency vs. culturally and difference intentioned/aware practice
  • Disenfranchised grief
  • How culture impacts mourning, rituals, expectation, and continued bonds
  • Working with spiritual and religious differences between clinician and client
Ethical Considerations in Grief Counseling and Treatment
  • Boundaries of professional competence and when to refer out
  • Research and treatment risks
  • Compassion fatigue
  • Self-care as an ethical imperative

Target Audience

  • Counselors
  • Social Workers
  • Psychologists
  • Marriage and Family Therapists
  • Psychiatrists
  • Addiction Counselors
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Mental Health Nurses
  • Pastoral Counselors
  • Chaplains/Clergy
  • Thanatologists
  • Physicians

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