Ambiguous Grief and Loss in Narcissistic and Emotionally Abusive Relationships

This training is designed to help clinicians to recognize, understand, and support clients through processing the complex grief and ambiguous losses they may encounter in a narcissistic or emotionally abusive relationship. Clinicians will learn how healing from narcissistic abuse introduces changes in the relationship, which may lead to ambiguous grief and loss such as estrangement. Attendees will also learn what makes grief and loss in abusive relationships complex, including grieving a relationship that, while abusive and harmful, also included familial/romantic love. Attendees will learn to...Read more understand grief and loss as it occurs on multiple levels and directions, including grief for events of the past, present, and future. Finally, this training will help clinicians understand the importance of honoring this complex grief as a necessary part of healing. Less...

Learning Objectives

  • Differentiate ambiguous loss from other losses and identify relevant clinical implications.
  • Explain how internalized guilt and shame instilled by narcissistic family of origin complicate grief, particularly when a narcissistic loved one dies and clients are unable to achieve resolution.
  • Implement support for clients in exploring all dimensions of grief work, including what did and did not happen.

Target Audience

This live interactive webinar is intended for behavioral health professionals, including Psychologists, Social Workers, Counselors, MFT's and Addiction Professionals.

Learning Levels

  • Intermediate to advanced

Saturday, October 21, 2023

Live Interactive Webinar

11:00 AM EDT - 02:15 PM EDT

Register for this Webinar
$67.00
EARN 3 CE Credit Hours
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About the speaker

Agenda

11:00-11:05 – Introduction
11:05-11:30 – The role of grief in healing from emotionally abusive relationships
11:30-12:00- Understanding why clients grieve harmful relationships and individuals
12:00-12:30- Ambiguous losses in emotionally abusive relationships
12:30-12:45 – Break
12:45-1:15 – Complex grief: The past that was, and the past that was not
1:15-1:45 –Complex grief: The present that is, and the present that can’t be
1:45-2:05 –Complex grief: The future that is, and the future that will not come
2:05-2:15 – Q&A

CE Information - Earn 3 CE Credit Hours

CE Approvals

American Psychological Association
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Association of Social Work Boards
Ambiguous Grief and Loss in Narcissistic and Emotionally Abusive Relationships, Course #5164, is approved by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program to be offered by CE Learning Systems, LLC. as an individual course. Regulatory boards are the final authority on courses accepted for continuing education credit. ACE course approval period: 08/29/2023 - 08/29/2025. Social workers completing this course receive 3 clinical continuing education credits.
National Board for Certified Counselors
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New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work
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New York Education Department Board of Creative Arts Therapy
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New York Education Department for Licensed Mental Health Counselors
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New York Education Department Board for Licensed Psychoanalysts
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New York State Education Department's State Board for Psychology
CE Learning Systems dba CE-Credit.com & AddictionCounselorCE.com is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Psychology as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed psychologists #PSY-0016.
New York State Education Department's State Board for Marriage and Family Therapy
CE Learning Systems dba CE-Credit.com & AddictionCounselorCE.com is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Marriage and Family Therapy as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed marriage and family therapists #MFT-0045.

CE Process Info

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  • Download your continuing education certificate in a PDF format

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