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Digital Seminar

Childhood Grief: Interventions for Working with Bereaved Children and Adolescents


Average Rating:
   4.9
Faculty:
Erica Sirrine
Duration:
6 Hours 12 Minutes
Format:
Audio and Video
Copyright :
Dec 17, 2014
Product Code:
POS047250
Media Type:
Digital Seminar


Description

  • Over 25 therapeutic tools and interventions to help children and adolescents mourn
  • Multiple demonstrations, experimental exercises, and case studies will be covered
  • Curriculum for bereavement support group for children & adolescents

This workshop artfully blends theory with practice so that even the most seasoned practitioner will leave feeling refreshed and better equipped to treat bereaved children and adolescents.

Join Dr. Sirrine as she will be presenting on case examples from her years of experience with bereaved children and adolescents. She will provide new information about continuing attachment bonds to the deceased, one of the latest constructs of study among bereaved youth. While tailored toward clients in mourning, you will find many of the intervention strategies transferrable to other presenting problems among youth such as divorce, anxiety and depression.

Through a combination of demonstrations and experiential activities, you will leave this workshop with over 25 concrete intervention techniques that will forever change your clinical practice with bereaved youth. Passionate about her clinical work with children, Dr. Sirrine brings a “tool-kit” of her favorite therapeutic games and strategies so you can easily develop your own following the training. Watch this seminar and become better equip to intervene with children, adolescents, and families experiencing illness or death. Dr. Sirrine’s enthusiasm and presentation style make this workshop one you will draw upon for many years in practice!

Credits


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NOTE: Tuition includes one free CE Certificate (participant will be able to print the certificate of completion after completing and passing the on-line post-test evaluation). 

Continuing Education Information:  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 the event.

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 professions standards


Counselors

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Marriage & Family Therapists

This self-study activity consists of 6.25 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. 


Texas Marriage & Family Therapists

PESI, Inc. has been approved as a continuing education sponsor through the Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage and Family Therapists. Provider # 503. This self-study package qualifies for 6.0 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 6.0 credits.


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California Nurses

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Florida Nurses

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PESI, Inc. is an approved provider by the Florida Board of  Nursing. Provider #: FBN2858. These materials qualify for 6.0 self-study contact hours.


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 7.6 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.


Canadian Psychologists

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Social Workers

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Canadian 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 the course. ACE provider approval period: January 27, 2017 - January 27, 2020. Social Workers completing this course receive 6.25 (Clinical) continuing education credits for completing this intermediate level self-study course. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to social workers who complete the program evaluation. Full attendance is required. No partial credit will be offered for partial attendance. Canadian provinces may accept activities approved by the ASWB for ongoing professional development.


Florida Social Workers, Marriage & Family Therapists, and Mental Health Counselors

CE Broker

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 6.25 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 6.0 contact 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 6.0 continuing education hours. This certificate has been issued upon successful completion of a post-test.


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 7.5 contact hours. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance. 


Ohio Social Workers, Counselors, and 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. Successful completion of this self-study course meets the qualifications for 6.25 clock hours of continuing education credit.


Pennsylvania Social Workers, Counselors, and Marriage & Family Therapists

This intermediate activity is approved for 6.0 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please contact your licensing board to determine if they accept programs or providers approved by other national or state licensing boards. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to participants who are in full attendance and who complete the program evaluation.


California Social Workers, Counselors, Marriage & Family Therapists, and Licensed Educational Psychologists

The State of California, Board of Behavioral Sciences will recognize and accept continuing education programs that are sponsored by providers approved by the APA and the ASWB. Full participation in this self-study course will qualify for 6.0 hours of continuing education credit.


Other Professions

This self-study activity qualifies for 6.25 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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Faculty

Erica Sirrine's Profile

Erica Sirrine Related seminars and products: 2

Ph.D., LCSW, FT, Professor

Warner University


Erica H. Sirrine, Ph.D., LCSW, FT, is a licensed clinical social worker, qualified clinical supervisor and an associate professor of social work at Southeastern University. She has over 17 years of experience in the field of death, dying and bereavement and has been awarded the distinction of Fellow in Thanatology by the Association for Death Education and Counseling.

She has conducted and published research on the continuing bonds maintained by survivors following a death, and she recently authored and published Sammy’s Story, an anticipatory grief counseling book for young children experiencing the serious illness of a loved one. Dr. Sirrine has extensive expertise providing individual and group therapy to bereaved children, adolescents, adults and families. She has implemented numerous interventions and programs aimed at improving the emotional health of clients experiencing loss.

Dr. Sirrine presents seminars on bereavement and loss throughout the United States and is known for her interactive and engaging workshops. She has been distinguished as “Professor of the Year” and the National Association of Social Workers Heartland, Florida Unit’s “Social Worker of the Year.” Dr. Sirrine is passionate about equipping professionals with the tools necessary to help clients reconcile their losses, move toward healing, and regain meaning and purpose in their lives.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Erica Sirrine receives compensation as an Associate Professor at Southeastern University. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Erica Sirrine is a member of the National Association of Social Workers, The Association of Baccalaureate Program Directors, the National Alliance for Grieving Children, and the Florida Association of Deans and Directors. She does not receive compensation.


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Objectives

  • Demonstrate an understanding of developmentally appropriate grief reactions throughout childhood and adolescence.
  • Identify the components of understanding death.
  • Discuss effective strategies of intervening with bereaved children, adolescents and families.
  • Identify support group topics and activities for bereaved children and adolescents.
  • Explain memorialization activities to assist children and adolescents in processing feelings of grief and bereavement.
  • Appraise the benefits of designing grief interventions using modalities such as the arts and play.

Outline

CHILDHOOD GRIEF

  • Six Common Questions Following a Death
  • Four Components of Understanding Death
  • Distinctions among Adult and Youth Bereavement

CHILDHOOD ANTICIPATORY GRIEF

  • Normalizing the Dying Process and Grief Experience
  • Intervention Techniques for Funeral Ritual Preparation
  • Intervention Techniques for Returning
  • Children to School After a Death

DSM-5® UPDATE

  • Depression and Bereavement: A Distinction
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
  • Proposed Criteria- Persistent Complex
  • Bereavement Disorder

ATTACHMENT AND CHILDHOOD GRIEF

  • Significance of Pre-Death Relationship to the Deceased
  • Assessment of Continuing Bonds Following Death
  • Common Expressions of Continuing Bonds to the Deceased

ASSESSMENT OF CHILDHOOD BEREAVEMENT

  • Options for Assessing and Counseling Youth at School
  • Strategies for Rapport Building
  • Grief Symptomatology with Case Examples from Infancy-Age 18
  • Signs of Concern/Red Flags

25+ THERAPEUTIC STRATEGIES AND INTERVENTIONS FOR CLINICIANS

  • Bibliotherapy
  • Games and Play
  • Art and Illustration
  • Poetry, Writing and Music
  • Memorialization Rituals - Holidays and Significant Dates
  • Grief Camps
  • Family Camps
  • Pamper Days
  • Holiday Gatherings

GRIEF SUPPORT GROUPS

  • Parent/Caregiver Involvement
  • Curriculum and session topics for a 6 week support group
  • Facilitator Activities and Techniques

Target Audience

Case Managers, Counselors, Marriage & Family Therapists, Nurses, Psychologists, Social Workers, and other Mental Health Professionals

Reviews

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Overall:      4.9

Total Reviews: 44

Comments

Lia L - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin

"Excellent seminar. Engaging and informative."

melanie k - LAURYS STATION, Pennsylvania

"best presentation ever been to"

Victoria R

"Excellent!"

Carol M - ANNAPOLIS, Maryland

"wonderful speaker. would love to see her come to Maryland"

Eileen C - Holland, Pennsylvania

"One of the best workshops on this topic that I've ever experienced. I've been doing child grief work for a long time, and I still found it very valuable and re-invigorating. Dr. Sirrine's animated, passionate, compassionate speaking style made for a wonderful day that flew by!"

Wendy S - GREELEY, Colorado

"Excellent! I loved her!"

Amanda P - Bethany Beach, Delaware

"Erica was awesome!!!"

Lisa G - BETHLEHEM, Pennsylvania

"Dr. Erica Sirrine was the best speaker I have had through PESI. "

Michelle W - Perkasie, Pennsylvania

"very helpful"

Katie M - AMBLER, Pennsylvania

"I was concerned about the ability of a webcast to hold my attention the entire day while in my home office. Erica was absolutely wonderful! Passionate and knowledgable. I am very grateful to have had this training."

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