2-Day Intensive Thanatology Conference: Assessments & Interventions fo
Digital Seminar

2-Day Intensive Thanatology Conference: Assessments & Interventions for Grief, Loss, & Mourning


Faculty :
Joy Samuels
Duration:
11 Hours 37 Minutes
Format:
Audio and Video
Copyright :
Jan 25, 2018
Product Code:
WDS020723
Brochure Code:
BHTHAN
Media Type:
Digital Seminar
Access:
Never expires.


Description

Join Dr. Joy Samuels, DMin, LPC-MHSP, NCC, and Fellow in Thanatology, for this intensive and practical two-day conference that will further prepare you to intervene with clients who are experiencing loss in its many forms.  On day one, Dr. Samuels will utilize specific case studies to bring grief, loss, and mourning theory to the practical level of daily practice. She will specifically look at the intersection of personality, temperament, and grief responses from an individual and family systems perspective. At the end of day one’s instruction, you are invited to stay for a unique opportunity to network with other professionals who serve clients experiencing grief. Dr. Samuels, will lead participants in a discussion of assessments and interventions that they have found clinically effective (and ineffective) in the treatment of grief and loss reactions.

On day two, grief reactions are addressed, and practical assessment and intervention strategies are identified to assist the person who is grieving cope with the loss. What constitutes ‘persistent complex bereavement disorder’ will be reviewed, as well as cultural responses and rituals in regard to the grieving process. Participants will increase their own self-awareness as to their loss experiences and grieving mechanisms and will further define the boundaries of their professional roles. Participants will leave with specific client- and family-centered interventions that can be used in practice. 

 


Course Content:

 

DAY ONE: GRIEF, LOSS, AND MOURNING

 

IT’S ALL ABOUT THE FAMILY! HOW FAMILY SYSTEMS IMPACT GRIEF REACTIONS AND WHY IT MATTERS IN CLINICAL PRACTICE

  • Family life cycle
  • Identifying effective communication patterns to promote healthy boundaries
  • Impact of illness trajectory
  • Grief styles
    • Epigenetics-do we inherit our grief reactions from our grandparents?
    • Personality
    • Temperament
  • Normative grief responses
  • Impact of type of loss
  • Family systems theory
  • Gender issues
  • Assessment of risk factors for complicated/prolonged grief
  • Determining appropriateness of specific interventions
  • Case Studies

 

LIFE SPAN

  • Developmental considerations and milestones related to loss reactions
    • Children
    • Adolescents
    • Early Adulthood
    • Middle Adulthood
    • Later Adulthood
    • Parental Loss
    • Child Loss
    • Widowhood
  • Grief counseling throughout the lifespan
  • Grief therapy interventions related to lifespan

 

CULTURAL/SOCIALIZATION

  • Loss, Grief, and Mourning
    • Factors affecting experience of and expression of grief
    • Impact on mourning practices
    • Death anxiety
  • Assessing and intervening with cultural competence
    • Advanced care planning
    • Communication
    • Meaning of death

 

EXCHANGE OF IDEAS LED BY DR. SAMUELS:

Network with other professionals to share interventions and assessments that have proven effective (and not effective) with clients who are dealing with a loss.

 

DAY 2: ASSESSMENTS, DIAGNOSIS, TREATMENT PLANNING, AND INTERVENTIONS

 

 

CONTEMPORARY PERSPECTIVES ON ASSESSMENTS AND INTERVENTIONS

  • Current assessment models
  • Current therapeutic strategies
  • Controversy about efficacy of interventions
  • Complicated grief
  • Gender considerations
  • Pathologizing of grief

 

RESOURCES AND RESEARCH

  • Empirical research on current theories
  • Research on effectiveness of  assessments and interventions
  • Practical resources for clinicians

 

PROFESSIONAL ISSUES

  • Which assessments are within your scope of practice?
  • Communication
  • Professional liability and limitations
  • Determining appropriate interventions in concert with evidence and client characteristics
  • Professional responsibilities

 

Credits

Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors

This course has been approved by , as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for 12 continuing education hour(s). NAADAC Provider #77600, is responsible for all aspects of their programming. Content includes elements of one of the NAADAC 8 Counselor Skills Group. Full attendance is required to receive credit, variable credit for partial attendance may not be awarded based on the NAADAC guidelines.


Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors - California

Provider approved by CCAPP-EI, Provider Number OS-07-902-1117 for 12 CEH(s).


Chaplains/Clergy

This course is designed to qualify for continuing education hours. Many states do not require pre-approval of continuing education offerings. Please check with your licensig board to determine your specific requirements. 


Counselors - California

The State of California, Board of Behavioral Sciences will recognize and accept continuing education programs that are sponsored by providers approved by the American Psychological Association and the ASWB. Full attendance at this course will qualify for 12 hours of continuing education credit.


Counselors - Florida

is an approved provider with the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling Provider #50-466. This program is approved for 12 continuing education credit(s).


Counselors - Illinois

is a registered counselor continuing education sponsor approved through the State of Illinois Department of Professional Regulation (license # 197-000144). This program is offered for fourteen (12) contact hour(s) of continuing education for counselors. Licensed counselors in other states should contact their individual state jurisdiction to review the current continuing education requirements for licensure renewal.


Counselors - National

This educational offering consists of 12 clock hour(s) 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 this offering and contact your state board or organization to determine specific filing requirements. 


Counselors - New York

Vyne Education, LLC., is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed  mental health counselors #MHC-0027. This educational offering is acceptable for 12 continuing education hour(s). Full attendance is required to receive credit for Mental Health Counselors; variable credit for partial attendance may not be awarded based on the State Board guidelines.

 


Counselors - Ohio

is approved through the State of Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board (provider #RCT091001). This program is offered for fourteen (12) clock hour(s) of continuing education for counselors only. Licensed counselors in other states should contact their individual state jurisdiction to review the current continuing education requirements for licensure renewal.


Counselors - South Carolina

is an approved sponsor with the South Carolina Board of Examiners for LPC, AC and MFTs (Provider #104). This program is offered for 12 continuing education hour(s).


Counselors - Texas

is an approved sponsor of continuing education for licensed professional counselors through the Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors (Provider number 2709). This course is offered for 12 clock hour(s).


Educators

This educational offering may qualify toward your professional development requirement. The educational offering consists of 12 clock hour(s). Use this information and your board rules and regulations to calculate professional development/continuing education credit.


Marriage & Family Therapists - California

The State of California, Board of Behavioral Sciences will recognize and accept continuing education programs that are sponsored by providers approved by the American Psychological Association and the ASWB. Full attendance at this course will qualify for 12 hours of continuing education credit.


Marriage & Family Therapists - National

This educational offering consists of 12 clock hour(s) 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 this offering and contact your state board or organization to determine specific filing requirements.


Marriage and Family Therapists - Florida

is an approved provider with the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling Provider #50-466. This program is approved for 12 continuing education credit(s).


Marriage and Family Therapists - Illinois

is a registered marriage and family therapist continuing education sponsor approved through the State of Illinois Department of Professional Regulation (license # 168-000172). This program is offered for fourteen (12) contact hour(s) of continuing education for marriage and family therapist. Licensed marriage and family therapist in other states should contact their individual state jurisdiction to review the current continuing education requirements for licensure renewal.


Marriage and Family Therapists - New York

Vyne Education, LLC., is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed  marriage and family therapists #MFT-0020. This educational offering is acceptable for 12 continuing education hour(s). Full attendance is required to receive credit for Marriage and Family Therapists; variable credit for partial attendance may not be awarded based on the State Board guidelines.


Marriage and Family Therapists - Ohio

is approved through the State of Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board (provider #RCT091001). This program is offered for fourteen (12) clock hour(s) of continuing education for counselors and marriage family therapists. Licensed counselors and marriage and family therapists in other states should contact their individual state jurisdiction to review the current continuing education requirements for licensure renewal.


Marriage and Family Therapists - South Carolina

is an approved sponsor with the South Carolina Board of Examiners for LPC, AC and MFTs (Provider #104).  This program is offered for 12 continuing education hour(s).


Marriage and Family Therapists - Texas

is an approved sponsor of continuing education for licensed marriage and family therapists through the Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage and Family Therapists (Provider number 195). This course is offered for 12 clock hour(s).


Multicultural/Diversity Statement

This educational offering is offered for 12 hour(s) of continuing education of which 2 hour(s) includes discussion of cultural/diversity issues.


Nurse Practitioners

is accredited by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners as an approved provider of nurse practitioner continuing education. Provider number: 060313. This activity was planned in accordance with AANP Accreditation Standards and Policies. This course is offered for 12 contact hour(s).


Other Professions

This educational offering qualifies for 12 continuing education hour(s) as required by many national, state and local licensing boards and professional organizations. Save your course outline and certificate of completion, and contact your own board or organization for specific filing requirements. 


Psychologists

is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. maintains responsibility for this program and its content. This program offers 12 CE credit(s) for psychologists. Full attendance is required to receive credit for psychologist, variable credit for partial attendance may not be awarded based on the APA guidelines.


Social Workers - California

The State of California, Board of Behavioral Sciences will recognize and accept continuing education programs that are sponsored by providers approved by the American Psychological Association and the ASWB. Full attendance at this course will qualify for 12 hours of continuing education credit.


Social Workers - Colorado

Vyne Education, LLC. is an approved provider with the Colorado Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers.  Provider #1712. This educational offering has been approved for 12 continuing education hours.


Social Workers - Florida

is an approved provider with the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling Provider #50-466. This program is approved for 12 continuing education credit(s).


Social Workers - New York

, SW CPE is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed Social Workers #0043. This educational offering is acceptable for 12 continuing education hour(s). Full attendance is required to receive credit for Social Workers; variable credit for partial attendance may not be awarded based on the State Board guidelines.


Social Workers

is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB), through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program (an approved provider since 1999, approved period 1-27-15 to 1-27-18). maintains responsibility for the program. Social workers will receive 10 Clinical, 2 Cultural Competency Social Work continuing education clock hour(s) for participating in this course. Licensed social workers should contact their individual state jurisdiction to review the current continuing education requirements for licensure renewal. Visit ASWB's website at www.aswb.org for more information. This educational offering is at the Intermediate level for social workers.


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Join Dr. Joy Samuels, DMin, LPC-MHSP, NCC, and Fellow in Thanatology, for this intensive and practical two-day conference that will further prepare you to intervene with clients who are experiencing loss in its many forms.  On day one, Dr. Samuels will utilize specific case studies to bring grief, loss, and mourning theory to the practical level of daily practice. She will specifically look at the intersection of personality, temperament, and grief responses from an individual and family systems perspective. At the end of day one’s instruction, you are invited to stay for a unique opportunity to network with other professionals who serve clients experiencing grief. Dr. Samuels, will lead participants in a discussion of assessments and interventions that they have found clinically effective (and ineffective) in the treatment of grief and loss reactions.


On day two, grief reactions are addressed, and practical assessment and intervention strategies are identified to assist the person who is grieving cope with the loss. What constitutes ‘persistent complex bereavement disorder’ will be reviewed, as well as cultural responses and rituals in regard to the grieving process. Participants will increase their own self-awareness as to their loss experiences and grieving mechanisms and will further define the boundaries of their professional roles. Participants will leave with specific client- and family-centered interventions that can be used in practice. 


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Program Information

Access for Self-Study (Non-Interactive) Access never expires for this product.

Target Audience

Social Workers, Counselors, Psychologists, Marriage and Family Therapists, Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors, Psychiatric Nurses , Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners, Psychiatrists, Pastoral Counselors , Chaplains/Clergy, Educators, Clinical Supervisors, Thanatologists

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